Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon 3 Bike - 2015

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A top flight cross-country 29er, the Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon 3 full-suspension mountain bike uses a featherlight frame, rigid thru-axles and great components to give you a competitive edge.

  • Features

    • Lefty 29er fork with Push-Button Rebound (PBR) offers 100mm of smooth, responsive travel and precise handling; easy-access lockout and rebound controls are glove-friendly
    • Ultralight carbon frame features a race-ready, agile design and unbeatable stiffness for a responsive ride; super-stiff seatstays and chainstays minimize flex
    • ECS-TC thru-axles and Zero-Pivot seat stays enhance stiffness to transfer your power effectively
    • RockShox Monarch RL rear shock with 100mm travel and optimized pivot design combine for a responsive and plush rear suspension system
    • Oversize 1.5 in. headtube enhances strength, rigidity and steering precision
    • SRAM S1400 crankset is paired with SRAM X7 shifters, SRAM X9 rear derailleur and SRAM X7 front derailleur to make up a 2x10 drivetrain with 20 gears
    • SRAM PF30 bottom bracket design increases stiffness for improved power-transfer
    • Magura MT2 hydraulic disc brakes supply easy speed management with a 180mm rotor up front, 160mm in the back
    • Stans ZTR Rapid rims are outfitted with fast-rolling and versatile Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires for confident trail handling and traction
    • Specs on the Cannondale Scalpel 29er Carbon 3 full-suspension mountain bike are subject to change


    Free Adjustment Period:
    New bikes go through a normal break-in period, after which they should be readjusted. All bicycles sold at REI include free adjustments for one year after purchase date—as many times as you need. Included: derailleur and brake adjustments, lateral wheel truing, hub and headset bearing adjustments, tire inflation and chain lubrication. Not included: replacement or installation of new components or accessories, any other services. Call your local REI Co-op Bike Shop for more information.
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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use

    Mountain Biking

    Bike Frame Material



    BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon

    Bike Suspension

    Full Suspension


    Lefty PBR 100 29, 100mm travel

    Rear Shock

    RockShox Monarch RL, 100mm travel


    SRAM S1400, 38/24

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM PF30


    SRAM X7

    Front Derailleur

    SRAM X7

    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM X9, Type 2

    Rear Cogs

    SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10-speed

    Number of Gears

    20 gear(s)


    Magura MT2 BAT hydraulic disc

    Brake Levers

    Magura MT2 BAT


    Stan's ZTR Rapid 29, tubeless ready

    Front Hub

    Lefty SL

    Rear Hub

    SRAM X9 142x12mm, 32h

    Wheel Size

    29 inches


    Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, tubeless ready, 29 x 2.1

    Handlebar Shape

    Flat Bar


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    Seat Post

    Cannondale C2


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    Bike Weight

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