Cannondale's Scalpel slices a path to the podium with unbridled XC speed and pinpoint handling. The Ballistec carbon frame and oversize bottom bracket on the Scalpel come into their own when you need to step on the gas. Rocks and roots are no big deal with 100mm of RockShox Monarch travel in the rear. Up front, the 1.5-inch head tube and Cannondale's 100mm-travel Lefty 2.0 Carbon XLR fork chew up rocks and roots, transforming techy trail sections into a magic carpet ride. With Stan's NoTubes ZTR Crest rims and tubeless-ready Schwalbe tires you'll blast through buffed singletrack and chunky gnar with ease. Cannondale HollowGram Si cranks and an 11-speed Shimano XTR/XT drivetrain go together like peanut butter and chocolate, with a wide 11-42 gear range and the on-trail performance you expect from Shimano's high-end mountain components. Shimano XT brakes keep the party under control with trademark power and unbelievably controlled modulation. A carbon handlebar, carbon seatpost, and stem from Cannondale and a Prologo saddle ensure lightweight, comfortable contact points. With a Scalpel under your control you'll cut through the competition.