The 2019 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Carbon SE is much more than a cross-country bike, it can handle some seriously rough terrain thanks to its System Integration (Si) design. With more travel and rowdier spec, the Scalpel SE takes the trail talents of its racier sibling and kicks ’em into overdrive. Big fun for trail riders who ride the ups as hard as the downs.
The Cannondale Scalpel-Si SE receives some fairly notable changes from the hard-charging Scalpel-Si cross country mountain bike. The SE receives a bump in travel with 120mm front travel, and 115mm in the rear. The bottom bracket is raised by a few millimeters as result of the suspension change, and the SE receives a slacker 68.5-degree head tube angle to better accommodate the new travel length and trail-oriented use. Other niceties such as wider tires and rims, bigger brake rotors, and a Raceface dropper post indicate that this bike is designed to be a true fast trail slayer.
The Cannondale LOCKR Pivot System is specifically designed to simplify, lighten, and strengthen the bike. 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. The bike also features Cannondale’s new interchangeable cable guide inserts for different cable set-ups with housing locks to keep the cables in place. Plus it 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 2019 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Carbon SE is available in four sizes (S-XL). The carbon fiber frameset pairs to a Fox 34 Float Performance Stepcast 120mm suspension fork, a 115mm Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL rear shock, a GX Eagle drivetrain, and SRAM Guide T brakes. A Stan’s Arch S1 wheelset is highlighted by a Cannondale DownLow dropper seatpost, alloy cockpit, and Maxxis Ardent tires. Size small receives 27.5″ wheels, while sizes M-XL receive 29″ wheels.
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