Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - R65 000 CAN­NON­DALE.CO.ZA – Ri­ley Mis­sel

TThe big­gest change for the 2019 Scalpel is the ad­di­tion of the new, sin­gle-crown Lefty Ocho, which is said to be 250g lighter than Can­non­dale’s dual-crown Lefty.

The Ocho is stiff and smooth and I felt to­tally in con­trol. The 55mm fork offset, cou­pled with a 69.5° head an­gle, makes for su­per-light, fast steer­ing.

The Scalpel loves go­ing up­hill. But it’s no slouch on the down­hills too: I didn’t feel like I was get­ting thrown around, and I found my­self cut­ting neat lines through rocky sec­tions and scoot­ing cleanly through tight turns.

The Scalpel is a proven XC win­ner, and now it’s lighter and faster than ever.

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