- Msrp Price$3299
- Star Rating (4)
- Riding type Trail
- Drive train SRAM X0
- Frame build Alloy Pro
The innovation behind Cannondale in the mountain biking segment is famous. They have always pushed boundaries and thought very differently about how performance and ride quality can be achieved. Today the Cannondale lineup of bikes covers the breadth of trail riding experiences and continue the long history of leading edge tech.
The name Scalpel conjures up an image of a precisely made cutting instrument and that is what the Cannondale Scalpel is. It's a cross country racing instrument that only knows one speed...Flat out. This is a racing machine that has won just about every race, medal, or epic you can name and continues to be seen on top of podiums around the world. The hardtail partner of the Scalpel is the F-SI which rounds out this category for Cannondale.
The Jekyll and the Trigger are the two machines that sit in this category for Cannondale. Adopting Cannondale's propriety suspension design, both bikes are designed to keep the rider neutral on the bike weather screaming down hill or braking hard into a corner. Riders also appreciate the fact that you can actually fit a water bottle on the bikes...where a water bottle should go. No this isn't some great feat of engineering mastery, but sometimes it's the little things that count.
As you would expect, the Trail category for Cannondale provides the most amount of choice. Here you have the choice between two different suspension designs across three bikes. The Scalpel SI is the big brother of the XC racing version and uses the same suspension design. Very popular among those riders who want a fast climbing bike but with a bit more travel. The Habit and Bad Habit up the anti a bit in both suspension travel and geometry and will satisfy those who want to hit up the bigger features.
Not to leave out everyone favorite category of bike these days, the Fatbike. The Cannondale Fatbike is quite a sight, especially if you are lucky enough to get your hands on the the FAT CAAD 1. A fat bike with a lefty fork... Yes Sir!