We’ve already featured most of the information about the new Cannondale Scalpel full suspension bike on the site before and after it’s Sea Otter debut.
The new Scalpel section on the Cannondale website is well worth a look though. Excellent animations and clear close up graphics of details and full bikes run hand in hand with geometric and technical construction details, to give the most informative tech. background for a bike launch yet.
All we would say is that looking at the reasonably stout rear original FSR / LTS stay and linkage set up there’s got to be some damn thin tubes around in the frame to get the weight that low.
Oh and don’t believe the weight and travel figures for the other bikes. Can’t remember the figures exactly but they’ve definitely got the Fisher Sugar and Trek Fuel weights mixed up and knocked nearly half an inch off the latter’s travel. No mention of the 100mm travel Scott Strike either – certainly the Scalpel’s leading lightweight competitor.
Those still pondering about the benefits of race suspension should also note that this season’s Sea Otter long course race was won by Roland Green on a Trek Fuel. Another in a growing tally of full suspension top placings.