Get your cross-country, full-squish and big-wheeled game on with the Cannondale Scalpel 29er Alloy 4 full-suspension mountain bike.
Sturdy aluminum frame features a race-ready, agile design and plenty of stiffness for responsive ride; super-stiff seatstays and chainstays minimize flex
Oversize 1.5 in. headtube enhances strength, rigidity and steering precision
BB30 bottom bracket design increases stiffness for improved power-transfer
RockShox Recon Gold TK 29 suspension fork delivers 80mm of suspension with both lockout and rebound to fine tune your ride; 20mm thru-axle ensures precise handling
X-Fusion E1 RL 2 rear shock and optimized pivot design combine for a responsive and plush rear suspension system
FSA Comet crankset is paired with Shimano Deore shifters, XT rear derailleur and SLX front derailleur to make up a 3x10 drivetrain that performs well across all 30 gears
Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes supply easy speed management with a 180mm rotor up front, 160mm in the back
Stout SunRingle Inferno25 29er rims are outfitted with fast-rolling and versatile Kenda Small Block 8 tires for confident trail handling and traction
Specs on the Cannondale Scalpel 29er Alloy 4 full-suspension mountain bike are subject to change
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RockShox Recon Gold TK 29, 80mm of travel with rebound and lockout
FSA Comet, 42/32/24
Shimano HG-62, 11-36, 10-speed
Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc
Kenda Small Block 8, 29 x 2.1
Cannondale Stage 3
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Cannondale Scalpel 29er Alloy 4 Bike - 2013
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Cannondale Scalpel 29er Alloy 4 Bike - 2013is rated4.0out of5by2.
Rated5out of5byMuddy MudskipperfromGreat Quality & Performance For PriceThis is a great buy for its intended purpose. The bike feels tight and responsive when set up correctly. A simple switch on the rear shock opens up travel and smooths out big drops while switching it back tightens up the back end for climbs and technical switchbacks. Be sure the bike tech spends time with you and fits the bike for you. The weakest part of this package: The included Kendall Small Block Eight tires. They are not up to the task of real cross country riding and I'm mystified as to why these keep showing up on mountain bikes. For the money this is a great bike. I recommend Shimano XT pedals....
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated3out of5byZuluTigerfromNice but......This is a great bike if you are a true offroader. The standard gear set is very low-ratioed so any time you need speed you'll be in trouble. I am 6'+ and the Large is still too small with my tail high in the air and the bars too low. There is no XL in stock and the wait time is 5-6 weeks so this will go back and I'll be onto a Trek, unfortunately.
Date published: 2013-02-20
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Cannondale Scalpel 29er Alloy 4 Bike - 2013 Customer Reviews