With a thoughtful System Integration (Si) design, every piece of the Cannondale Scalpel-Si Hi-Mod Race works together to have you flying on cross-country trails, handling fast descents with ease, and climbing with control. Starting with it’s BallisTec Hi-Mod Carbon frame, this bike as one of the highest strength to weight ratios on the market. It generates phenomenal traction and produces precise handling for blazing speeds on the trails. Its Asymmetric Integration Offset Drivetrain (Ai) enhancing the stiffness and the strength of the rear wheel allowing for killer traction in back . The Ai design is made possible by the bike’s shorter chainstays. This was accomplished by moving the chainrings and front derailleur 6mm outside and shifting the rear triangle over to match. Not only do you get better traction and handling, you don’t lose any tire clearance.
Making it a true Cannondale mountain bike is its Lefty fork design. The Lefty uses a dual-crown, single leg design to offer improved stiffness that translates into razor-sharp handling and precise line selection. It’s no friction, internal needle bearings can handle heavier loads than a standard two-leg fork, encouraging you to go full throttle on the trails knowing the Lefty can handle serious bumps. The Lefty also makes it possible for a custom fork rake. This rake combined with a slack head angle makes up the Cannondale Scalpel-Si Hi-Mod Race’s OutFront Steering geometry, helping you fly down descents with more control and stay nimble at slower speeds. A short stem further aids in snappy handling, and the bike’s seat angle places you in the best position for power transfer to your pedals.
Featuring Cannondale’s new LOCKR Pivot System, the Cannondale Scalpel-Si Hi-Mod Race is lighter and stronger than previous designs. It uses an expanding thru-axle to locks the two sides of the swingarm together giving it a more stable feel while also saving on weight, no special tools required. FlatMount discs with Zero Pivot Flexstays at the rear triangle eliminate further weight by eliminating the need for bearings. For customization, the bike features interchangeable cable guide inserts for different cable set-ups with housing locks to keep things clean and secured. It also has a System Integrated Di2 battery compartment that fits into the top tube so you can run a dropper post and a Di2 battery in unison.
The Cannondale Scalpel-Si Hi-Mod Race is available in two wheel sizes, 27.5” and 29”. It is only available in the color Exposed Carbon w/ Berzerker Green, Chrome, Matte Nearly Black, Gloss.