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Bike test: Cannondale's Scalpel Carbon 2

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With its single-sided fork, the Scalpel has a very distinctive look (Photo: R24)
With its single-sided fork, the Scalpel has a very distinctive look (Photo: R24)

The Cannondale Scalpel is easily the most recognizable mountain bike.

Its unique Lefty fork design has left many scratching their heads in disbelief as something that looks so crazy shouldn't work in the real world?

For the last two decades, Cannondale has perfected the Lefty fork. A significant happened in 2018, with the Lefty becoming a single-crown fork. This 'Ocho' version is compatible with other bikes and allows riders to swap stems without buying proprietary parts.

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