2024 Cannondale Scalpel 2 Lefty Full Suspension Mountain Bike

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The 2024 Cannondale Scalpel 2 Lefty Full Suspension Mountain Bike is pure, purposeful design. Every element of the Scalpel’s form is driven by function above all. Features drive the shape, instead of the shape constraining the features. No other fork looks like Lefty, and no other fork does what Lefty does. Its unique design and friction-reducing needle bearing internals deliver smoothness, responsiveness, and steering precision no other fork can match. There’s a reason it’s been topping podiums for over 20 years.

The new 2024 Scalpel comes with more travel. 100mm has been the standard for XC bikes for many years. Scalpel’s 120mm of travel delivers unreal traction, more control, and a hell of a lot more fun, with all the efficiency and responsiveness you’d expect from a World Cup race rig.

The Scalpel 2 is a light, fast, and thrilling XC machine, capable of winning races or just blurring the trail around you. It’s built on a frame made of advanced Series 1 carbon construction. The Lefty Ocho 120 fork delivers unmatched smoothness. A SRAM GX Eagle T-Type wireless electronic 1x12-speed drivetrain, premium RockShox SID Select+ rear suspension, and light and fast HollowGram XC-S 27 carbon wheelset round out the build.

This bike is perfect for

The thrill of speed. Winning World Cup XC and Marathon races. High-speed trail slaying.

Key Features
  • Superlight premium Series 1 Carbon frame with FlexPivot, 120mm travel, and Proportional Response-Tuned Suspension and Geometry
  • Lefty Ocho– the smoothest, most advanced, most precise-handling XC fork in the world. Alloy upper, 120mm travel, with a TwistLoc Ultimate remote lockout.
  • RockShox SIDLuxe Select+ rear shock. Podium-ready performance with TwistLoc Ultimate remote lockout.
  • Durable, smooth-shifting SRAM GX Eagle AXS Transmission electronic wireless 12-speed group with Level Silver Stealth brakes
  • Light and fast Cannondale HollowGram XC-S 27 carbon cross-country wheelset
  • Fox Transfer SL dropper seatpost

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.

XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.

Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.

Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.

Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.

Read our full mountain bike buyers guide

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Cannondale are not keen on rules. Cannondale think outside the box and it has led to some of the most innovative bikes ever made. They were one of the pioneers of aluminium and carbon bike frames and were one of the first brand to introduce these materials into both professional racing and production bikes. Leading to their famous 'Legalize My Cannondale' ad campaigns after their innovations took their bikes below the official weight limit for pro racing.

Cannondale have led the development of technology in mountain bike suspension for years and have unique suspension designs, such as the Lefty, which only they use. Cannondale‘s commitment to innovation means they do things their own way. When you buy a Cannondale bike you will be getting something a little bit special and different from everyone else.

Cannondale have won awards for the 2020 CAAD13 and SuperSix Evo Road Bikes. Despite the alloy frame, the CAAD13 competes with a carbon road bike on every level but the price. SuperSix EVO is an evolution of Cannondale’s classic race machine. Adding more aero profiling, and a system integrated design to reduce drag.

Cycles UK is one of the leading Cannondale dealers in Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London. We stock a wide range of Cannondale road, mountain and electric bikes online and in our stores.

Frame - Scalpel, Series 1 Carbon construction, 120mm travel, Proportional Response Suspension and Geometry, FlexPivot Chainstay, full internal cable routing, 73mm BSA, 1.5" headtube with 1-1/8" upper reducer/internal cable guide, 148x12mm thru axle, 55mm chainline, UDH, post-mount disc – 160mm native

Fork - Lefty Ocho Alloy 120, Chamber Damper, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 50mm offset, TwistLoc Ultimate remote dual lockout

Headset - Acros ICR

Rear Shock - RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound, 190x45, TwistLoc Ultimate remote dual lockout

Rear Derailleur - SRAM GX Eagle AXS, T-Type

Shifters - SRAM AXS T-Type Pod Controller

Chain - SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 12-speed

Crank - SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 34T

Rear Cogs - SRAM GX Eagle, 10-52, T-Type, 12-speed

Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA 73mm MTB Wide

Brakes - SRAM Level Silver Stealth, 4-piston hydraulic disc, SRAM HS2 180/160mm 6-bolt rotors

Brake Levers - SRAM Level Silver Stealth

Rims - HollowGram XC-S 27, Lightweight, Hi-Impact Carbon, 27mm inner width, 28h, tubeless ready

Spokes - Gran Forza, straight-pull

Hubs - (F) HollowGram Lefty 60 / (R) HollowGram w/DT Swiss 350 internals, 12x148mm

Tyres - (F) Maxxis Rekon Race WT, 29x2.4", EXO Protection, tubeless ready / (R) Maxxis Aspen WT, 29x2.4", EXO Protection, tubeless ready

Handlebar - Cannondale 1 Flat, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° back, 760mm

Stem - Cannondale C1 Conceal, Alloy, 31.8, -6°

Grips - RockShox Smooth Silicone

Saddle - Prologo Dimension NDR, STN rails

Seatpost - Fox Transfer SL Performance Elite, 31.6, 125mm (S), 150mm (M-XL)


Colours Smoke Black
Sizes Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small
Brand Cannondale
Barcodes 884603977521, 884603977538, 884603977545, 884603977552
SKUs / Part Numbers C24354U10LG, C24354U10MD, C24354U10SM, C24354U10XL

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