Cannondale showed a couple of new mountain bikes at Bike Press Camp today. In this video, Murray Washburn from Cannondale gives us highlights of the new Rush 29 -1 as well as the Scalpel 29 – Black Inc.
Cannondale Rush 29 – 1
The name Rush will be familiar to Cannondale aficionadoes, but this bike is completely different from the old Rush and is actually an evolution of the RZ model. The Rush is now an entry level 29er with 100mm of travel front and rear and is designed to be an agile climber and an affordable price. For $2170, you get a full Shimano drivetrain and brakes, 1.5 steerer/head tube and WTB/Cannondale Nine Line tires.
The Cannondale Rush – 1 comes in 4 sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL). The Rush comes in 2 models, the Rush 1 and also the Rush – 2 ($1840).
Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc
The Black Inc version of the Scalpel 29 is their top of the line model built up as an XC racer as well as a trail ripper. Black Inc is a crossover from the Cannondale road bike line that features a black on black color scheme. The Black Inc Scalpel 29 has 100mm of travel front and rear and is built up with a full XTR component group, Enve Carbon wheels with Chris King hubs, Fox Kashima Float CTD, Cannondale Lefty Carbon XLR and comes in just a touch over 21.5 lbs. Also new for 2014 is the full carbon linkage and will come with a dropper post and features Cannondale’s SISL-2 crankset.
The Scalpel 29 Carbon Black Inc is available in 4 sizes (SM, MD, LG, XL).
As you might expect from such a top of the line model, price isn’t cheap. At north of $10k ($10,830 to be exact) you are getting the ultimate world class mountain biker racer. The Scalpel 29 is also available in 4 other models including 2 with aluminum frames. These range from the Scalpel 29 Carbon Team ($7000) to the Scalpel 29 4 ($3250)
Stay tuned for info on the all new 2014 Cannondale Trigger.