A year of hard riding on the Cannondale Scalpel Si Team

Joe reflects on a tumultuous relationship with a truly capable XC bike

Many, many thousands of kilometres later, Joe reflects on his time with his Cannondale Scalpel

Joe Norledge is the most dedicated racer on the BikeRadar team and competes in a huge number of events, most notably at the XC Marathon World Championships last year.

He’s also not afraid of a little air time, so you can be certain that his Cannondale Scalpel-Si Team long-term test bike has truly been put through the works.

In this video, Joe explains his long and sometimes difficult relationship with a bike he’s grown to love.

Keep your eyes peeled for a full review on the site in a few weeks.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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