Seemingly keeping with tradition, Cannondale just quietly introduced a new version of the Lefty fork. Just like with the 2019 Scalpel SI, the 2021 Scalpel SE LTD popped up with an all new fork. This time with longer travel.
At the moment, details are still limited, but this was a part of a soft launch in Europe. Therefore, for now, this is limited to European Scalpel SE LTD models only.
As for the fork, the single sided suspension picks up where the last Ocho left off and boosts it to 120mm of travel with a carbon upper. We’re told that it will be for 29″ wheels with a 50mm offset, and checks in at 1550g in weight. Adjustments will include air pressure, rebound, lockout, and low speed compression.
If you live in one of the countries where the Scalpel Carbon SE LTD Lefty is currently available, the pricing varies by country, but is £7,000 in the UK. The frame gets a matching 120mm of travel from a RockShox SIDLuxe Ultimate rear shock, and the bike includes a SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, Level TLM brakes, and Cannondale HollowGram carbon wheels.