Cannondale LAB71 Scalpel

Cannondale LAB71 Scalpel

Thrill ride. With the most advanced XC suspension and geometry, and rowdy-ready spec, the new Scalpel redefines cross-country speed – again.

The ultimate form of Cannondale’s XC racing prowess, the LAB71 Scalpel is a cross-country dream machine. First, Series 0 carbon construction creates our most advanced Scalpel frame ever. It’s then built up with DT-Swiss’s lightest, fastest wheelset – the XRC 1200 Spline, a SRAM XX SL T-Type wireless electronic 1×12-speed drivetrain, our one-piece SystemBar XC-One carbon cockpit, and the incomparable Lefty Ocho 120 Carbon fork.

What it’s for

The thrill of speed. Winning World Cup XC and Marathon races. High-speed trail slaying. Admiring in the sunlight.


  • Ultralight Series 0 Carbon frame with FlexPivot, 120mm travel, and Proportional Response-Tuned Suspension and Geometry
  • Lefty Ocho Carbon – the smoothest, most advanced, most precise-handling XC fork in the world. Carbon upper, 120mm travel, with a TwistLoc Ultimate remote lockout.
  • Lab71 painted SystemBar XC-One integrated carbon handlebar and stem
  • RockShox SIDLuxe Ultimate rear shock with TwistLoc Ultimate remote lockout.
  • SRAM’s range-topping XX SL AXS Transmission electronic wireless 12-speed group with Level Ultimate Stealth brakes
  • DT Swiss’s lightest, fastest MTB wheelset, the XRC 1200 Spline carbon

Zero Compromise

Our most advanced XC race bike could only be made with our most advanced carbon construction. Series 0 is the highest tier of our carbon tech, delivering the ultimate blend of toughness, stiffness, and low weight.

Built to Win

Serving the LAB71 ethos, that most advanced frameset gets the most advanced components: SRAM’s wireless electronic XX-SL AXS drivetrain and Reverb AXS dropper post, our Lefty Ocho Carbon 120 fork, one-piece carbon SystemBar XC-One cockpit, and DT Swiss’s XRC 1200 Spline carbon wheelset.

Your local bike shop should be able to answer most questions about your bike – often more quickly than we can here at headquarters!

For all these reasons, we suggest you visit your local bike shop before contacting us at Cannondale directly. You’ll receive great service and support your local bicycle community at the same time!

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