Superlight Cannondale Scalpel unveiled for Olympics
Cannondale have unveiled a special edition superlight version of their Scalpel bike which the riders in the Cannondale-Vredestein Mountain Bike Racing Team will ride for the Olympic cross country event.
The bike weighs in at a mere 8.8kg. How have they scraped the weight off?
Using high modulus carbon layers
It has a raw carbon finish (no paint) and lightweight national decal kits
Ride tuned and race optimised HeadShok Lefty fork
Uses Cannondale’s Si SL 2×9 mountain crankset with ceramic bearings
Vredestein prototype Black Panther tubular tyres
Mavic’s prototype tubular wheelset
Want to see the bikes in action? The men’s cross country race is on Saturday, August 23rd.