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Cannondale Scalpel-Si 2 2019 XC Mountain Bike Midnight

The Cannondale Scalpel-SI 2 2019 XC Mountain Bike sits in the middle of the Scalpel range. It comes with a carbon frame, carbon wheels, Lefty Ocho fork and a mix of SRAM, Truvativ and Shimano parts. The Scalpel-SI is designed for aspiring World Cup XC racers, marathon racers and anyone else who wants a fast XC race bike. The Scalpel-SI is an XC race bike so as you would expect the geometry is based around an aggressive flat back riding position. It is designed to be super-fast on the flats and lighting fast on climbs. XC courses have changed a lot on the last few years though with big drops, large rocks and super steep descents now being the norm. In response Cannondale have designed the Scalpel for what they call XXC. The Scalpel is where XC ability meets all-mountain stability. At the front is has Cannondale’™s OutFront Steering Geometry which gives you the best of both worlds: slack and stable on hectic descents, yet quick and nimble everywhere else. At the back it has Cannondale’™s proprietary Ai offset drivetrain which delivers super short chainstays for climb-winning traction and agile handling, without sacrificing tyre clearance or limiting you to single ring set-ups. The most distinctive feature of the Scalpel is Cannondale’™s Lefty Ocho fork. It’™s unbelievably rigid and precise so it can out-corner, out-handle and flat-out rides circles around its flexy XC competition. Its custom extra-long fork offsets (rake) makes Cannondale’™s OutFront Steering Geometry possible. With the Scalpel-SI 2 you are getting all of the geometry and tech of the World Cup ready Cannondale Scalpel but with a more affordable build. It uses an aluminium rather than carbon Lefty but you get plenty of other carbon goodies including the carbon seatpost and custom carbon Truvativ crank set. The rest of the equipment is a SRAM X01 with the exception of the brakes where Cannondale have gone for the super reliable Shimano Deore XC hydraulic discs. This bike is perfect for Aspiring XC racers, marathon and endurance racers or anyone else who needs to go really fast cross country. The Cannondale Scalpel SI-2 gets you into Cannondale’™s technology with a really good value build that will have you winning races in no time. Key Features Ballistec carbon frame and Lefty Ocho Aluminium fork Carbon tubeless ready wheels 12 speed SRAM Eagle gearing and Shimano brakes