The World's Best XC Fork

Lefty Ocho is simply the most advanced, smoothest, most precise-handling ultralight fork ever made. Its one-of-a-kind design lets you float through the chop and slice through the chunder like nothing else.


The New Cutting Edge.

This is the ultimate XC race bike. Ground-breaking suspension, aggressive geometry and feathery weight let you go full gas from the gun.

Where it thrives

On the race course

What it's built for

Chasing podiums


  • Lightweight BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame / Lefty Ocho fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed shifting / HollowGram crank
  • Shimano Deore M6000 hydro disc brakes / Stan's NoTubes Crest S1 tubeless-ready rims


Suspension for speed

The most advanced suspension ever made for XC. While others sacrifice performance to save weight, our patented FlexPivot suspension delivers both. Incredibly light, with unreal grip, acceleration and control, it lets you go flat-out everywhere. More speed. More fun.


Degrees of difference

Scalpel’s progressive geometry has evolved even further – we have a full degree and a half slacker headtube angle, one-degree steeper seat tube angle – creating an XC bike that’s more aggressive, lightning-fast, fun and stable everywhere, from the World Cup to your local loop.


Stiff. Light. Fast.

At just over 1900 grams, complete with shock, the new Scalpel frame is one of the lightest full suspension MTB frames on the market. Incredible suspension, impeccable handling and feathery weight – it’s a recipe for victory.





    • Wheel Sensor

      Cannondale Wheel Sensor


    • Bottom Bracket

      Cannondale Alloy PressFit30

    • Chain

      Shimano SLX, 12-speed

    • Crank

      HollowGram, BB30a, OPI SpideRing, 34T, Ai offset

    • Rear Cogs

      Shimano SLX, 10-51, 12-speed

    • Rear Derailleur

      Shimano XT

    • Shifters

      Shimano SLX, 12-speed


    • Fork

      Lefty Ocho, 100mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 55mm offset

    • Frame

      Scalpel Carbon, 100mm travel, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube, Speed Release 12mm thru axle, Ai Offset, Stash compatible

    • Headset

      Integrated, 1-1/8 to 1.5", sealed angular contact bearings

    • Rear Shock

      Fox Float DPS Performance Elite EVOL, remote lockout, adjustable rebound


    • Front Hub

      Lefty 60

    • Front Tire

      Schwalbe Racing Ray Performance, 29 x 2.25", Addix Compound, tubeless ready

    • Rear Hub

      Shimano MT510 12x148

    • Rear Tire

      Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.25", Addix Compound, tubeless ready

    • Rims

      Stan's NoTubes Crest S1, 28h, tubeless ready

    • Spokes

      DT Swiss Champion

    • Tire Size


    • Tires

      (F) Schwalbe Racing Ray Performance, 29 x 2.25", Addix Compound, tubeless ready, (R) Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 29 x 2.25", Addix Compound, tubeless ready

    • Wheel Size



    • Brake Levers

      Shimano Deore hydraulic disc

    • Brakes

      Shimano Deore hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT54 rotors


    • Grips

      ESI Chunky Silicone, 32mm dia.

    • Handlebar

      Cannondale 2 Flat, butted 2014 Alloy, 31.8mm, 3° rise, 8° sweep, 760mm

    • Saddle

      Prologo Dimension NRD, STN rails

    • Seatpost

      Cannondale 2, 7075 Alloy, 31.6 x 400mm

    • Stem

      Cannondale 3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 7°