2013 Cannondale Scalpel 29 4 Bike
(discontinued)

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A Great Budget-Friendly XC Bike
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The Good
Compact XC geometry results in very snappy acceleration and handling. On smooth, flowy trails this bike really shines with its sharp handling. 29" wheels means the bike keeps its momentum going over the rough stuff and its lightning fast! 685mm handlebar and 90mm stem proved ideal for XC, although not too much for more aggro riding.
The Bad
Avid Elixir 3 brakes are not too great. Swapping to Shimano SLX brakes has greatly increased power and modulation. Stock tires are too slick for proper trai riding, but most people will swap the tires out anyways.
Overall Review:

Budget-friendly XC bike with fast acceleration, lightning speed, snappy handling and an ideal cockpit. Big wheels steamroller over over trail obstacle and it retains speed very well. Stock tires and brakes are not very spotlight worthy, but it can be swapped out quickly. Overall, it is a great XC bike for beginners.

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Specifications

Product
Cannondale Scalpel 29 4 Bike
Model Year
2013
Riding Type
Cross Country
Rider
Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S / 16.2"
M / 16.9"
L / 19.1"
XL / 21.1"
Wheel Size
 
Frame Material
Aluminum
Frame Material Details
SmartFormed Alloy
Rear Travel
100mm
Rear Shock
X-FusionE1 RL
Fork
RockShox Recon Gold TK 29, Solo Air, Lockout, Rebound, 1.5"
Fork Travel
80mm
Head Tube Diameter
1.5" SI
Headset
Tange 1.5" SI
Handlebar
Cannondale C3 Riser, 680mm x 15mm, 6061
Stem
Cannondale C3, 1.5", 31.8mm
Grips
Cannondale Dual Density
Brakes
Avid Elixir 3, 180mm/160mm
Brake Levers
 
Drivetrain
 
Shifters
Shimano SLX, E-Type
Front Derailleur
Shimano SLX, E-Type
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT
ISCG Tabs
 
Chainguide
 
Cranks
FSA Comet
Chainrings
42/32/24 Tooth
Bottom Bracket
FSA BB30
Pedals
N/A
Chain
KMC X10
Cassette
Shimano HG-62, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
Rims
SUNringlé Inferno25, Welded, with Eyelet, 32 Hole
Hubs
Formula 15mm Front
Spokes
DT Swiss
Tires
Kenda Small Block K 8, 2.1" Folding
Saddle
Cannondale Stage 3 Cromo
Seatpost
Cannondale C3, 400mm
Seatpost Diameter
31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp
 
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
142mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size
 
Bottle Cage Mounts
 
Colors
Black
Warranty
 
Weight
N/A
Miscellaneous
 
Price
$2,660.00
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Where To Buy
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free shipping on orders over $50 (continental U.S. only).
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
Free standard shipping on orders of $50 or more (U.S. only).
International shipping available. Free on orders of $150 or more. Some exclusions apply.
Free U.S. shipping on orders over $45.
International shipping available. Some exclusions apply.
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