Product Description

With all the benefits of a world-class cross country bike, the 2021 Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2 can be yours for a little more than half the price of its big brother in the Scalpel line. You get the lightweight BallisTec carbon FlexPivot suspension frame, a 120mm travel RockShox SID Select fork up front and a lightning fast SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain.

Attack the trails or attack your competitors - both are within reach with the Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2. The FlexPivot suspension system is maintenance free, yet stiffer and lighter than bearings to provide the ultimate in comfort and flexibility.

Built up with Stan’s NoTunes Crest S1 tubeless ready rims and a pair of Maxxis Race tires, the connection to the trail is secure and dependable. Be prepared to roll smooth and get every bit of traction each pedal stroke deserves.

The Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2 comes with the DownLow dropper post and remote system. The RockShox SIDLuxe Select+ rear shock for added suspension in the rought stuff without compromising performance when all you need is flat out speed.

Built right and built light. The 2021 Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2 may not spend like the best bike on the mountain, but you’d never know it from your vantage point in the saddle.

The 2021 Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2 full suspension cross country bikes will go fast - on the mountain and in the shop. Get yours now. 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, 120mm, Debonair, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
Rear Shock RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
Rims Stan's NoTubes Crest S1, 32h, tubeless ready
Hubs (F) Shimano Deore 15x110mm thru-axle / (R) Shimano Deore, 12x148mm thru-axle
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
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 Truvativ Stylo 6K DUB, 34T, Ai offset
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB PF30 MTB83
Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1230, NX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle
Shifters SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Handlebar Cannondale riser, butted 6061 Alloy, 31.8mm, 5° rise, 9° sweep, 760mm
Grips ESI Silicone 32mm Grips
Stem Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Headset Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
Brakes Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm RT54 rotors
Saddle Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
Seatpost Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)
Sizes SM, MD, LG, XL
Extra(s) Null

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