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Cannondale Scalpel HT Carbon 3

Cannondale Scalpel HT Carbon 3
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The Purest Form of Racing.

A whole new breed of XC Hardtail, purpose-built to hurt 'em on the ups, drop 'em on the downs, and propel you straight to the top step.

Where it thrives:
Between the tape

What it's built for:
Speed, Efficiency, and Endurance

- Progressive, superlight carbon frame / RockShox SID SL Select+ 100mm fork
- Shimano SLX 12-speed group / Shimano M6100 disc brakes
- Stan's NoTubes Crest MK4 rims / Cannondale C2 carbon post / Cannondale Wheel Sensor

Confidence on edge
No hesitant, fistful-of-brakes descending here. The ultra slack, 66.5° front end gives you the stability and control you need to really open it up on the downhills. Brake later. Corner harder. Pass on the descents.

Stay centered
Scalpel HT's Proportional Response size-specific chainstays and steep seat angle keep you balanced between the wheels for better traction and power on the ups, and more confident control on the downs.

Drop the chatter
Sculpted flex zones in the chainstays partner with dropped seatstays to eat up the chatter from rowdy terrain, boosting control, smoothing the ride, and minimizing fatigue. Go harder. Go faster. Go farther.


Geometry Chart:
Frame SizeSmall (29")Medium (29")Large (29")X-Large (29")
A. Seat Tube Length (cm) 39 44 48 53
B. Top Tube Horizontal (cm) 57.1 59.4 61.7 64
C. Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
D. Seat Tube Angle 73.2° 74° 74.6° 75°
D. Seat Tube Angle Effective 75° 75° 75° 75°
E. Standover (cm) 74.8 78.5 81.4 85
F. Head Tube Length (cm) 9.9 11 12.2 13.5
F. Wheelbase (cm) 112.4 115.4 118.3 121.4
H. Front Center (cm) 70.2 72.6 75 77.6
I. Chain Stay Length (cm) 43 43.5 44 44.5
J. Bottom Bracket Drop (cm) 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2
K. Bottom Bracket Height (cm) 31.5 31.5 31.5 31.5
L. Fork Rake (cm) 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
M. Trail (cm) 10 10 10 10
N. Stack (cm) 60.2 61.2 62.3 63.5
O. Reach (cm) 41 43 45 47
Frame SizeRider Height
Small 5'1" - 5'5"
Medium 5'4" - 5'9"
Large 5'8" - 6'0"
X-Large 5'11" - 6'5"


Frame Scalpel HT Carbon, Proportional Response Design, PF30-83, tapered head tube, 55mm chainline, Speed Release 12mm thru axle w/UDH hanger
Fork RockShox SID SL Select+ RL, 100mm, Debonair, remote lockout, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
Wheels Stan's NoTubes Crest MK4, 28h, tubeless ready
Hubs (F) Shimano MT410, 15x110mm thru-axle / (R) Shimano MT510, 12x148mm thru-axle
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires (F) Schwalbe Racing Ray EVO, 29 x 2.25", Twinskin, tubeless ready, (R) Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, 29 x 2.25", SnakeSkin, Addix compound, tubeless ready
Bottom Bracket Cannondale Alloy PressFit30
Crankset Cannondale 1, BB30 83MTB, OPI SpideRing, 34T, 55mm chainline
Shifters Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano SLX, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain Shimano SLX, 12-speed
Brakes Shimano M6100 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT64 rotors
Brake Levers Shimano M6100 hydraulic disc
Handlebars Cannondale 2 Flat, butted 2014 Alloy, 31.8mm, 3° rise, 8° sweep, 760mm
Tape/Grips Cannondale XC Silicone
Stem Cannondale 2, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
Headset Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5", sealed angular contact bearings
Seatpost C2 Carbon, 27.2x400mm
Saddle Cannondale Scoop Shallow Elite, hollow cro-mo rails

* Subject to change without notice.