eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bikerumor_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_7',600,'0','0']));The pivot axle runs nearly as wide as the BB shell itself, and it sets bearings wider, all while keeping the overall pivot design super simple. And not just any test. And now they seem to even offer models with proper forks ;-). Jul 29, 2020 . Legitimately faster. But never the frame. It also allowed them to use a Proportional Response design concept. The Chainstay Garage is simply where the chainstay yoke nests into the seat tube, which wraps around it. It all boils down to pedaling efficiency and keeping the rear tire in contact with the ground. Slacker, longer and lower than your usual cross-country mountain bikes, the new Scalpel brings hard-charging stability and confidence to the game, without abandoning its sharp-handling XC roots. It even comes with the new DynaPlug Carbon Racer tire plug tool! Our passion is the products, technology and people that make them. A 16% progression (from 0 to 100% travel), to be exact. Get Bikerumor’s top stories delivered straight to your inbox every week! Again and again. Learn how your comment data is processed. And it still using all standard parts and hubs and rims, it’s literally just the dish of the wheel. A bottle cage mounts over it, but you can replace it with a Blanking Plate if you want to take frame weight to the minimum (saves about 10g just for the plate, but then you have to add in the weight of the stuff you’d be carrying on it).eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'bikerumor_com-large-mobile-banner-1','ezslot_3',625,'0','0'])); Cable routing is easy, using a tube-in-tube for the rear stays only. In fact google Klein bikes, Garry’s bikes had the most amazing paint jobs. And the yoke itself is a huge box section. They recommend measuring the actual movement on the shock for the most accurate results. Progressive geometry and our new FlexPivot suspension give you unbreakable traction, incredible efficiency and unshakeable control over every part of the course. It passed that, too. The shackles are off, go ride the unrideable. Fork I’m actually fine with as my favorite “down-country” fork is the Fox 34 SC. The app then alerts you to service intervals and other maintenance tips. There are a couple of other changes and details worth noting. Cannondale has completely lost me as a customer. At the end of its travel stroke, it kinematics get slightly digressive. Box Four 8 speed MTB drivetrain complete w/dedicated narrow-wide chainring. Compared to the prior XC model, they steepened the effective seat angle by about 1.5º to get to 74.5º for the 100mm travel version. It also happens to be functionally quite solid, and it has existed for nearly twenty years. Or 8.85% progression within the most-used 30-90% travel range. Chainstay length is 436mm, which is only 1mm longer than before. Incredibly fun. They’re talking about 25% sag measured at the rear wheel, not using the little indicators on the shock itself. Measure 10.4-12.4mm stroke to get 25-30% rear wheel travel sag. With the advent of 1×12 drive train systems a lot top end speed has been lost from the current generation of mountain bikes in comparison to 3×10 systems. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bikerumor_com-box-4','ezslot_4',105,'0','0']));To do that, they had to remove barriers to speed. The non-driveside dropout uses a “speed release” style notch, so you won’t have to pull the axle all the way out of the hub to remove the wheel. Yes the original Klein Attitude and Adroit frames had amazing paint jobs and the price reflected that. This one keeps that same tire clearance, but ships with a 29×2.25. However, I probably won’t add this bike to the list for my next XC racer. You human? Sure, there’s a lot of development on enduro and trail bike suspension, but Cannondale seems to think that a lot of people’s development stops short of XC suspension. In its place is an integrated chain keeper that’s adjustable to fit various chainring sizes. A 16% progression (from 0 to 100% travel), to be exact. But give me a Lefty and more vibrant colorway. Lightweight BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame / Lefty Ocho fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity, Shimano XT hydro disc 12-speed group / HollowGram crank, HollowGram 25 carbon tubeless-ready wheels / Stash onboard repair kit. Incredibly durable. First launched in 2001, the Scalpel emerged as a very lightweight, very efficient, and very short-travel full suspension XC race bike designed to woo elite riders away from their hardtails. • Contact Us Yes, if you plan on swapping wheels. They knew they could make it durable. Cannondale has refreshed its cross-country race-winning Scalpel for 2021, giving it a completely new frame featuring flexible chainstays. It basically prevents the bike from being used as that one one perfect bike to ride everything from tarmac, to gravel, to trail). There are two models: The Scalpel Carbon with 100mm travel, and the Scalpel SE with 120mm. And fixtures. The last straw was the insane steering lock on the System Six and Super Six frames. Fill out the contact form below if you are interested in buying a bike or simply if you would like some more information on the bikes we offer. * In their words, it became the XC bike that others started to emulate. • Submit News Craig… A lot riders ride a mix of tarmac and trail, which means they occasionally ride an extended tarmac section down hill. That, and most brands have caught up in terms of weight savings. Incredibly flexible. Of course. I can’t see any reason what so ever to require a front derailleur. • Comment Policy The rear suspension kinematics are interesting and I think “pivotless”four-bar can be done well especially when you look at how little the cs pivot articulates. Scalpel’s progressive geometry has evolved even further – we have a full degree and a half slacker headtube angle, one-degree steeper seat tube angle – creating an XC bike that’s more aggressive, lightning-fast, fun and stable everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop. eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'bikerumor_com-leader-3','ezslot_10',624,'0','0']));Moving away from a flat rate helped them improve small bump sensitivity, which should improve traction by making the shock a little more active in the first 30% of it’s stroke. So I’ll chock the kinematics up to “I’ll see how it rides”. Never seen a problem with a dropped CS so why not give the option to run 29×2.6 if one wants a more capable bike. At just 1910 grams, complete with shock and hardware, the new Scalpel is legitimately one of the lightest full suspension XC race frames in the world. Either with a good old school dishing gauge or with some high end trueing stand featuring dial indicators. Both versions use the same frame, but only the 100mm Scalpel Carbon gets a premium Hi-Mod carbon fiber version that comes in at a claimed 1910g in size medium.