With the Scalpel SE Carbon 1, Cannondale present an efficient cross country race bike that also delivers on challenging trails with its need for speed. The innovative suspension design, that imitates a four-bar linkage but eschews the pivot in favour of flexstays, not only saves weight but also works phenomenally. The Scalpel SE Carbon 1 invites you to take part in cross country races and repeated sprints, without running out of reserves when the trails get more challenging. The race-ready spec lets you carry water bottles as well as a CO2 inflator, tubeless repair kit and multitool in the integrated mount in the frame – finally an end to bulging rucksacks and jersey pockets. The bike managed to amaze our jury: rarely has the way to the podium delivered more fun than aboard the Cannondale Scalpel SE Carbon 1.
Price: € 5,299 | Weight: 11.58 kg