The 2020 Cannondale Scalpel-Si Women’s Carbon 2 takes an all-out cross-country machine and adds female specific geometry and touchpoints for greater comfort. More than just cross-country bike, though, it can handle some seriously rough terrain thanks to its System Integration (Si) design. Starting with its BallisTec Carbon frame, this bike is super light and super stiff and gives you the traction and agility you need to aggressively hit the trails. By using an Asymmetric Integration Offset Drivetrain (Ai), the Cannondale Scalpel-Si Women’s Carbon 2 gives you a stiffer, stronger rear wheel for killer traction. Shorter chainstays make this Ai possible, moving the chainrings and the front derailleur 6mm outside, then shifting the rear triangle over to match, all without losing tire clearance.
Cannondale’s new Scalpel-Si also receives the all-new Cannondale Lefty Ocho fork. The Ocho removes the previous dual-crown for setup for a single crown fork and a standard tapered headset. Added in is a move from three to four roller bearings, which Cannondale say reduces dynamic friction (during movement) by 75%, and static friction is cut by a whopping 141% compared to a Rockshox SID or a Fox 32 Stepcast fork, while making the fork lighter than a comparable Rockshox SID fork. The Lefty’s calling card is it’s smoothness, and the Ocho is smoother over small bumps than any previous Lefty. Further, the new fork is lighter, more adjustable, and higher-performing than ever, and offers very direct steering like the very best Lefty forks.
An exciting, exacting XC racing bike designed to conquer the aggressive terrain of modern World Cup courses.
– BallisTec Carbon frame
– Lefty Ocho fork / RockShox Monarch RL shock
– Stan’s NoTubes Crest S1
– SRAM GX/NX Eagle drivetrain
– SRAM Level TL hydraulic disc brakes