Cannondale Scalpel SE LAB71



The New Cutting Edge

The ultimate marathon racer and high-speed trail slayer gets even better with some LAB71 magic. Lighter. Faster. Ultimate-er.

Where it thrives

On the race course

What it’s built for

Chasing podiums


  • Ultralight 120mm travel Hi-MOD carbon FlexPivot frame, with Proportional Response size-specific suspension kinematics and geometry
  • 120mm Lefty Ocho Carbon – the smoothest, most precise-handling XC fork in the world
  • SRAM wireless XX SL Eagle AXS Transmission shifting and Level Ultimate disc brakes
  • Lightweight HollowGram XC-27 S carbon tubeless-ready wheels
  • Integrated Cannondale App connectivity and ride tracking

Available for In- Store Pick up at check out with free shipping and free assembly or

orders shipped direct to customers please allow 10 days to ship. We will fully tune your bicycle before re packing it for shipping to you.



The New Cutting Edge

Welcome to the LAB

Just when you thought this screaming fast XC trail bike couldn’t get any better, we sent it to finishing school at LAB71. The lightest Hi-MOD carbon frame, kitted out with a drool-worthy list of top-tier components and finished in a gallery-worthy paint scheme. Quantities are limited. Desire is not.

Superior Suspension. Superior Traction.
Scalpel SE’s patented FlexPivot suspension results in more grip, more control, and more speed. 120mm of plush travel works so well that it feels like so much more – meaning all-day singletrack sessions are a gas.
Lead with Lefty
With its unique, single-sided design, and proprietary needle bearing internals, the ultralight Lefty Ocho Carbon offers 120mm of the smoothest, most precise-handling front suspension out there – because better control equals more speed.
Big Trail Capability
Scalpel’s progressive XC attitude has evolved even further with a slack and stable 67˚ headtube angle – combined with shorter stems, bigger tires, dropper posts and bigger travel: if you love riding trails fast, precise and in full control, then this is the bike for you.


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OutFront Steering Geometry

HollowGram XC-27 SL Wheels



  • Platform

  • Model Name

    Scalpel SE LAB71
  • Model Code



  • Frame

    Lab71 Edition Hi-MOD Carbon, 120mm travel, Proportional Response Tuned, FlexPivot Chainstay, PF30-83, Tapered Headtube,Speed Release 12mm thru axle, SRAM UDH, Stash compatible
  • Fork

    Lefty Ocho 120 Carbon, 120mm, Chamber Damper with remote lockout, OppO Spring System, tapered steerer, 50mm offset
  • Headset

    Integrated Sealed Bearing, Tapered
  • Rear Shock

    RockShox SIDLuxe Ultimate RL, adjustable rebound


  • Rear Derailleur

    SRAM XX-SL Eagle AXS T-Type
  • Shifters

    SRAM AXS T-Type Ultimate Pod Controller
  • Chain

    SRAM XX, T-Type, 12-speed
  • Crank

    SRAM XX-SL Eagle T-Type, X-Sync, 34T
  • Rear Cogs

    SRAM XX SL Eagle, 10-52, T-Type, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket



  • Brakes

    SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc, SRAM Centerline 180/160mm rotors
  • Brake Levers

    SRAM Level Ultimate


  • Rims

    HollowGram XC-S 27, Lightweight, Hi-Impact Carbon, 27mm inner width, 28h, tubeless ready
  • Spokes

    DT Swiss Competition Race, straight-pull
  • Tire Size

  • Wheel Size

  • Hubs

    (F) HollowGram Lefty 60 / (R) HollowGram w/DT Swiss 350 Star Ratchet internals, 12x148mm thru-axle
  • Tires

    (F) Maxxis Rekon Race WT 29×2.4″, EXO Protection, tubeless ready / (R) Maxxis Aspen WT 29×2.4″, EXO Protection, tubeless ready


  • Handlebar

    Cannondale 1 Riser, Carbon, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, 4° rise, 780mm
  • Stem

    Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8″, 31.8, 7°
  • Grips

    ESI Chunky Silicone, 32mm dia.
  • Saddle

    Prologo Dimension NDR, Tirox rails
  • Seatpost

    RockShox AXS Reverb Dropper, 31.6, 125mm (S), 150mm (M-L), 170mm (XL)


  • Wheel Sensor

    Cannondale Wheel Sensor

Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.


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LAB71 bikes are our best, done better. Elevated design, next-level engineering, and a relentless focus on performance.
Additional information
Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in