Alan Hatherly's Cannondale Scalpel in detail

Mountain bike 21/07/22 15:38 Migue A.


South African Alan Hatherly has been one of the most consistent riders this season and after winning the first Short Track of the year, in Petrópolis, he has not stopped being one of the usual rivals for the podium. Here we bring you in detail the Cannondale Scalpel with which he is competing in 2022.

The latest version of the Cannondale Scalpel was introduced in 2020 with its original Flexpivot suspension system.

Alan Hatherly's Cannondale Scalpel

Proof of his great performance is that Hatherly is third in the overall World Cup standings, even after finishing a long way behind in Vallnord, where he was only able to finish 25th after a week of illness.

Cannondale is characterized by following its own paths in the development of its bikes, it is not usually guided by trends and its Lefty Ocho fork is the maximum exponent of this.


Under the feet of the Cannondale Factory Racing rider this season we have almost always seen the Cannondale Scalpel that we were able to have a few minutes in Vallnord to analyze it in detail. 

Complete Shimano XTR groupset in drivetrain and brakes
XTR 12v 10-51 cassette
Cannondale Scalpel made of BallisTec Hi-Mod carbon fiber
ENVE M525 carbon stem and handlebars
Prologo Scratch M5 Pas Saddle
Shimano XTR 12v rear derailleur
38T chainring and 170mm crankset XTR with Stages power meter
Fox Float Shox 100mm two-position shock
Scalpel front view - too much wiring?
Shimano XTR shifter with FOX lever for dropper seatpost
On the left the FOX remote control for fork and shock. Prologo Mastery grips
Shimano XTR brakes with 160 mm discs
Carbon crown of the Lefty Ocho
Cannondale logo changed this year
Lefty hub for front wheel
The difference between the 110 or 120 mm Lefty Ocho Carbon is not noticeable at first glance, but Hatherly opts for the one with less travel.
The finish of the Lefty's protection is not pleasing to everyone.
The lines of the Cannondale Scalpel are incomparable.
Enve Carbon M5 Wheels
Shimano XTR pedals
Fox Transfer dropper seatpost with Kashima finish
Schwalbe Racing Ray and Ralph tires
Stages power meter on the crank
Alan Hatherly's Cannondale Scalpel ready to race

Full set-up

  • Frame: Cannondale Scalpel Ballistec Hi-Mod Carbon
  • Stem: Enve Carbono
  • Handlebar: Enve M5
  • Fork: Lefty Ocho Carbon 110mm
  • Rear shock: Fox Float Shox 100mm
  • Dropper seatpost: Fox Transfer SL
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9100 with 160 mm discs
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XTR M9100 12v 10-51
  • Crankset: Shimano XTR 170mm with Stages power meter
  • Wheels: Enve Carbono M5
  • Tires : Schwalbe Racing Ray/Ralph
  • Grips: Prologo Mastery
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch M5 Pas 



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