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Henrique Avancini's Cannondale Scalpel Si


  • FrameCannondale Scalpel Si
  • ForkLefty Ocho
  • ShockFox Float DPS Factory
  • RimsEnve M525
  • Rear HubDT Swiss 240s
  • Front HubLefty
  • Front TyreSchwalbe Racing Ralph
  • Rear TyreSchwalbe Thunder Burt
  • HandlebarEnve M6 730mm
  • StemEnve 90mm 6 degree
  • SeatpostKS Lev Ci
  • SaddleProlog Scratch X8 NACK
  • BrakesShimano XTR M9100
  • RotorsShimano RT 81 160mm
  • ShifterShimano XTR
  • Rear derailleurShimano XTR
  • CassetteShimano XTR 51-10T
  • Crank armsShimano XTR with Stages powermeter
  • ChainShimano XTR
  • ChainringShimano XTR 36T
  • PedalsShimano
  • Bottle cagesCannondale carbon
  • StorageSchwalbe saddle bag
  • Weight11.2 kg

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Being a Cannondale cross-country race bike, Avancini's bike boasts the distinctive Lefty Ocho fork. The rear suspension is powered by a golden-brown Fox Float DPS Factory shock with the lockout controlled by a remote lever.

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The Cannondale Factory Racing team has been supported by Shimano for a number of years and it's no surprise to see them racing with the company's latest XTR drivetrain and brakes. Avancini paired the 51-10 tooth cassette with a 36 tooth chainring. There is a neat Shimano chain guide to keep the chain in check. The team's riders measure their power outputs via a Stages power meter attached to the non-drive side crankarm. A SahmuraiSword tyre plug end cap is also wedged into the crank axle hollow.

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Avancini's wheels feature Enve's M525 carbon cross-country race rim. The rear hub is a lightweight DT Swiss 240s with a Lefty specific hub on the front wheel. The team ride on Schwalbe rubber with the combination of a Racing Ralph on the front and Thunder Burt for the rear wheel.

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The handlebar and stem is a carbon pairing from Enve with an M6 730mm bar and a 90mm stem, which appears to come from their road product catalogue. The seat post is a KS Lev Ci with its carbon seat mast (which we also say on Ariane Lüthi's bike). Mounted to the seat post is a Prologo Scratch X8 NACK saddle. An interesting personal touch for Avancini is a cable tie placed around the axle on the inside of the Shimano clipless mechanism to reduce float for the rider.

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Avancini's Scalpel weighed 11.2 kilograms which is fairly light for a race-ready Cape Epic bike.