Product Description

The full carbon frame and Cannondale’s revolutionary FlexPivot suspension make the Scalpel Carbon SE1 one of the lightest, stiffest and fastest bikes on the planet. It’s built light to go fast, but built right so you always have a blast.

FlexPivot is Cannondale’s patented suspension system that results in better control, more speed and more grip to keep your connection to the trail solid so every pedal stroke results in pure efficiency.

Equipped with a RockShox SID Ultimate fork in front, the 120mm travel helps turn the Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE1 into an all-day single track beast.

Progressive geometry with a slack and stable 67˚ headtube angle, shorter stems, bigger tires, a dropper post and plush travel make the Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE1 one of the most fun rides on the mountain as well as one of the most responsive.

The drivetrain features Shimano’s XT hydro disc 12-speed group set and Cannondale’s HollowGran crank. Throw on some 29 inch HollowGram 25S tubeless wheels and Maxxis race tires and you’ll be ready to throw it down with the fastest racers on the mountain.

The 2021 Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE1 is the ultimate marathon racer and next level cross-country mountain bike. Visit the shop, give us a call, or send us an email anytime to



Cannondale Scalpel SE Geometry Image

A Seat Tube Length 43 44 48 52
B Top Tube Horizontal 58 60.2 62.5 64.8
C Top Tube Actual 53.1 55.3 57.7 60.3
D Head Tube Angle 67 67 67 67
E Seat Tube Angle N/A N/A N/A N/A
E Seat Tube Angle Effective 74 74 74 74
F Standover 75.5 75.7 75.8 76
G Head Tube Length 9.5 10.5 11.5 12.5
H Wheelbase 112.5 114.8 117.2 119.6
I Front Center 69 71.4 73.8 76.2
J Chain Stay Length 43.6 43.6 43.6 43.6
K Bottom Bracket Drop 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3
L Bottom Bracket Height 34.4 34.4 34.4 34.4
M Fork Rake 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4
N Trail 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2
O Stack 59.2 60.2 61.1 62.1
P Reach 41 43 45 47


Frame All-New, 120mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
Fork RockShox SID Select+ RL, 120mm, Debonair, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
Rear Shock RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
Rims HollowGram 25 S, Superlight Hi-Impact Carbon, 28h, 25mm IW, tubeless ready
Hubs (F) Formula, 15x110mm thru-axle / (R) Formula, 12x148mm thru-axle
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Race
Tires (F) Maxxis Ardent Race, 29 x 2.35", EXO Protection, tubeless ready (R) Maxxis Recon Race, 29 x 2.25", EXO Protection, tubeless ready
Pedals Not included
Crank HollowGram, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, 34T, Ai offset
Bottom Bracket Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Chain Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Rear Cogs Shimano XT, 10-51, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Shifters Shimano XT, 12-speed
Handlebar Cannondale 1 Riser, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, 4° rise, 780mm
Grips ESI Silicone 32mm Grips
Stem Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 31.8, 7°
Headset Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
Brakes Shimano XT hydraulic disc, 180/160mm XT rotors
Saddle Fabric Scoop Flat Elite, cro-mo rails
Seatpost Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)
Sizes SM, MD, LG, XL
Extra(s) Tubeless valve stems