Cannondale Scalpel Carbon SE 2 2022 Full Suspension Mountain Bike

4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

The Scalpel Carbon SE is the new cutting edge. It is the ultimate marathon racer and high-speed trail slayer. Built for full-throttle trail riding, the Scalpe SE 2 is next-level cross-country mountain bike performance. 

Scalpel SE's patented FlexPivot suspension gives more grip, more control and more speed. The carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, whilst being stiffer and lighter than bearings. The result is an incredibly durable, and incredibly flexible pivot system that is completely maintenance-free.

Unlike other mountain bikes which use the same suspension motion across all sizes, Cannondale customises the layout of the suspension for each one, so every rider, regardless of your height has the same optimal suspension performance. The Scalpel also has Cannondale's Ai (Asymmetric Integration) system, this unique offset drivetrain delivers big tire and mud clearance whilst keeping the chainstays short enough for good traction and agility. It also makes the rear wheel stiffer and stronger.

The Scalpel Carbon is compatible with the STASH kit (purchased separately). This kit contains everything you need for trailside repairs and hides it neatly under your water bottle, a quick and easy solution! You can also fit two water bottles onto this frameset, so no need for a hydration pack!

Our Verdict

Don’t settle for just two. Pick all three. With its full carbon frame and new 4-bar FlexPivot suspension, the Scalpel is one of the lightest and stiffest full-suspension mountain bikes available. Built light to go fast = built right to have a blast.

Key Specifications

  • Frame - All-New, 120mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
  • Fork - RockShox SID Select, 120mm, Debonair, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
  • Shock - RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Chainset - Truvativ Stylo 6K DUB, Ai offset
  • Chainrings - 34T
  • Cassette - SRAM PG-1230, NX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
  • Chain - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB PF30 MTB83
  • Rims - Stan's NoTubes Crest S1, 32h, tubeless ready
  • Front Hub - Shimano Deore 15x110
  • Rear Hub - Shimano Deore, 12x148
  • Front Tyre - Maxxis Ardent Race, 29 x 2.35", EXO Protection, tubeless ready
  • Rear Tyre - Maxxis Recon Race, 29 x 2.25", EXO Protection, tubeless ready
  • Front Brake - Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, 180mm RT54 rotors
  • Rear Brake - Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, 160mm RT54 rotors
  • Brake Levers - Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - Cannondale riser, butted 6061 Alloy, 31.8mm, 5° rise, 9° sweep, 760mm
  • Grips - ESI Chunky Silicone, 32mm dia.
  • Headset - Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
  • Stem - Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
  • Saddle - Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
  • Seatpost - Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Cannondale XC Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevent for the following Cannondale XC Full Suspension Bikes: Scalpel 


 

Inches Centimeters Size
5'0" - 5'4" 154 - 165 SM
5'3" - 5'7" 162 - 175 MD
5'6" - 6'0" 172 - 182 LG
5'9" - 6'4" 180 - 195 XL
 

 

 

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

The Scalpel Carbon SE is the new cutting edge. It is the ultimate marathon racer and high-speed trail slayer. Built for full-throttle trail riding, the Scalpe SE 2 is next-level cross-country mountain bike performance. 

Scalpel SE's patented FlexPivot suspension gives more grip, more control and more speed. The carbon plates create virtual Horst link pivots, whilst being stiffer and lighter than bearings. The result is an incredibly durable, and incredibly flexible pivot system that is completely maintenance-free.

Unlike other mountain bikes which use the same suspension motion across all sizes, Cannondale customises the layout of the suspension for each one, so every rider, regardless of your height has the same optimal suspension performance. The Scalpel also has Cannondale's Ai (Asymmetric Integration) system, this unique offset drivetrain delivers big tire and mud clearance whilst keeping the chainstays short enough for good traction and agility. It also makes the rear wheel stiffer and stronger.

The Scalpel Carbon is compatible with the STASH kit (purchased separately). This kit contains everything you need for trailside repairs and hides it neatly under your water bottle, a quick and easy solution! You can also fit two water bottles onto this frameset, so no need for a hydration pack!

  • Frame - All-New, 120mm travel, BallisTec Carbon, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible
  • Fork - RockShox SID Select, 120mm, Debonair, 15x110mm thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
  • Shock - RockShox SIDLuxe Select+, 2-Pos mode adjust, adjustable rebound
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Chainset - Truvativ Stylo 6K DUB, Ai offset
  • Chainrings - 34T
  • Cassette - SRAM PG-1230, NX Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
  • Chain - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB PF30 MTB83
  • Rims - Stan's NoTubes Crest S1, 32h, tubeless ready
  • Front Hub - Shimano Deore 15x110
  • Rear Hub - Shimano Deore, 12x148
  • Front Tyre - Maxxis Ardent Race, 29 x 2.35", EXO Protection, tubeless ready
  • Rear Tyre - Maxxis Recon Race, 29 x 2.25", EXO Protection, tubeless ready
  • Front Brake - Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, 180mm RT54 rotors
  • Rear Brake - Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, 160mm RT54 rotors
  • Brake Levers - Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - Cannondale riser, butted 6061 Alloy, 31.8mm, 5° rise, 9° sweep, 760mm
  • Grips - ESI Chunky Silicone, 32mm dia.
  • Headset - Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
  • Stem - Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°
  • Saddle - Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
  • Seatpost - Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 100mm (S), 125mm (M-L), 150mm (XL)
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Don’t settle for just two. Pick all three. With its full carbon frame and new 4-bar FlexPivot suspension, the Scalpel is one of the lightest and stiffest full-suspension mountain bikes available. Built light to go fast = built right to have a blast.

Sizing Information

Cannondale XC Full Suspension Mountain Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevent for the following Cannondale XC Full Suspension Bikes: Scalpel 


 

Inches Centimeters Size
5'0" - 5'4" 154 - 165 SM
5'3" - 5'7" 162 - 175 MD
5'6" - 6'0" 172 - 182 LG
5'9" - 6'4" 180 - 195 XL
 

 

 

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Purchase Price £3,699.99
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12 months 0 % APR £308.33 £3,699.99 £3,699.96 0.0
24 months 0 % APR £154.16 £3,699.99 £3,699.84 0.0
36 months 0 % APR £102.77 £3,699.99 £3,699.72 0.0
48 months 0 % APR £77.08 £3,699.99 £3,699.84 0.0
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24 months 15.9 % APR £179.13 £3,699.99 £4,299.12 0.0
36 months 15.9 % APR £127.98 £3,699.99 £4,607.28 0.0
48 months 15.9 % APR £102.69 £3,699.99 £4,929.12 0.0
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