Andreassen's Cannondale Scalpel 2024, with which he won the Araxá 2024 XCO World Cup, in detail

Mountain bike 23/04/24 11:11 Migue A.

The Cannondale Scalpel 2024 was presented just a few weeks ago and has just climbed to the top of the podium at the XCO World Cup in Araxá. In addition, it has done so on what may be the circuit that best justifies all the innovations that this new version incorporates. This is the LAB71 Scalpel by Simon Andreassen.

The wild circuit of Araxá is the layout that justifies all the innovations of the new Scalpel 2024

In detail the LAB71 Scalpel with which Simon Andreassen has won the XCO World Cup in Araxá

At first glance, the new Scalpel 2024 seems like a continuation of its original version presented in 2021, but as we were able to verify in our test, it is a model that has truly updated its performance thanks to the 120mm of travel front and rear, along with its new geometry and kinematics.

This is the second victory in an XCO World Cup for Andreassen and he did it on the new Scalpel 2024

These innovations are justified by the current trend of a more technical and aggressive XCO. And perhaps the best example is the circuit of the past XCO World Cup in Araxá, where Simon Andreassen took the victory on a track full of Rock Gardens, imposing jumps, or sections of constant ups and downs.

The Scalpel 2024 debuts a new, more aggressive frame and the 120mm Lefty Ocho Carbon fork remains the perfect combination

As we saw a few weeks ago, the model for Andreassen and the rest of the Cannondale Factory Racing team is the LAB71, the top-of-the-line Scapel where the brand claims not to have considered the price to focus on performance.

Complete Shimano XTR groupset with FSA wheels. Detail of the Flexpivot system where the construction of the stays flattens to become a flexor that functions as a pivot without articulation
The entire Scalpel 2024 has been updated to increase its rear travel to 120mm, something that was a competitive advantage on the Araxá circuit. Fox Factory Series Float SL 120mm shock absorber

Complete setup of Simon Andreassen's LAB71 Scalpel

  • Frame: LAB71 Scalpel (made of Series 0 carbon, the most expensive and lightest from Cannondale)
  • Shock absorber: Fox Factory Series Float SL 120mm
  • Fork: Lefty Ocho Carbon 120
  • Integrated handlebar: SystemBar XC-One Flat
  • Transmission: Shimano XTR M9100, 1x12
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR BL-M9100, with 160mm RT-CL900 discs
  • Power meter: Stages
  • Wheels: FSA carbon with 30mm internal width
  • Tires: Schwalbe First Ride 2.4"
  • Saddle: Prologo
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer SL 2025 (90mm travel)
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR PD-M9100
  • Bottle cage: Elite Prism Carbon
  • Bearings: CeramicSpeed (hubs, bottom bracket, headset, and pivot points)

Here you can check all the models and prices of the new Scalpel 2024 range.



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