Manuel Fumic’s Cannondale Scalpel Si | GMBN Tech Pro Bikes

– We’re at the Nove Mesto XCO World Cup with a very special pro-bike check. This particular one is
a Cannondale Scalpel SI, it’s custom painted and it belongs to German rider Manuel Fumic. (electronic music) So at the heart of the bike is this custom painted with the German colors
here, the frame of course. So it’s a Scalpel SI
and that’s a full carbon featherweight of an XC race frame. There’s a hundred millimeters
travel out back here. We have a carbon swing
link going on there. Of course, it’s a single pivot design, and out back he’s lacking
that pivot like so many of the lightweight XC bikes do, relying on a bit of the natural flex from the carbon to compensate for that. Of course it’s running
on 29 inch wheels and out back it’s got pretty stumpy
432 millimeter chainstays. So it’s just touching around 17 inch. Of course for 29 inch wheels
in a full suspension bike, that is pretty short, makes the bike really agile and maneuverable. That combines well with
the 69 and a half degree head angle out front,
and whilst it’s steep, it’s not the steepest out there, so it’s got a good combination
of that high speed sort of handling that you expect from that, but also the low speed agility that’s absolutely crucial in XE racing. Up front on Manny’s bike, the business end here is your cockpit. So you’ve got a 720 millimeter
ENVE carbon handlebar, and that is native to a 90 mil stem with a 12 degree negative rise. And this is absolutely
sound on this headtube. So it’s a short headtube
anyway on the bike, but he likes a front
end as low as possible, and he’s not even got a
headset top cap on there. You can’t actually see the bearing race. Of course on a pro bike like this, that’s no concern because this
bike is serviced constantly. But on a consumer bike,
you probably want your stem 5 mil or higher, just to
make the most out of that. Grips on the end of the
bar are push-on foam units, as we see with many of the XC pro riders. A lot of them are choosing
to ride without gloves and of course, as well
as being featherweight, they’re exceptionally
comfortable in all conditions. So also up on the front
here you can see a status power meter sort of display unit there, so he can monitor his power output through the crank-based system there. And just on the left here,
you can see the remote lockout lever here for
that lefty Ocho fork, which we’re going to be
taking a look at in a minute. Braking is taken care of by XTR levers with those lovely carbon blades on them. They’ve got the lowest friction feel of any other brake levers on the market. Very nice for the XC pros, and of course they’re mated really well with the XTR Di2 system, and the display. Just tucked neatly behind
the stage is display here. So of course the front
of the bike is the thing that everyone wants to
know about at the moment. That is that brand new
single crown lefty Ocho fork. This is the purest XC race fork, its 100 millimeters of travel,
this is the carbon version. They also make an aluminium version, and they do it in 27 and
a half and 29 inch wheels. Everything about this fork
has been purpose designed to be the best and the most
ultimate XC fork possible. It’s got a brand new damper on the inside, the air spring is improved,
it’s now got three surfaces for those needle
bearings, instead of four, so the preload on those
bearings is more accurate, and it’s less friction
than ever in the action. The air spring unit itself, the valve, is neatly put above the top
of the oil adjuster bottom, so when you’re inflating or
releasing air from there, you’re never gonna get any mist of oil that can go near the disk rotor. Even the brake routing on this thing is just absolutely amazing. The final thing that really stands out on this lefty Ocho fork is the way that the brake caliper itself is removed. It comes off via a single bolt. It’s an incredibly fast
and safe system to use, certainly a lot better than the previous design of the lefties. We had to fiddle around
to take that caliper off in order to slide the wheel off, because unlike conventional forks, we slide the axle out
and drop the wheel out, the lefty will literally just
bolt straight onto the fork. Now as you can see, the
wheel is on the bike here. It’s got a lefty hub, has
to have a particular hub to suit this fork up front here. It’s running on ENVE M5 carbon fiber rims, with Schwalbe Thunderbird tires, and of
course it’s set up tubeless, which is the regular now for most riders. And finally, of course there
is the disk rotor itself, that’s a Shimano Ice-Tech
rotor and it’s a 180 mil. So out back of course,
you’re still riding in that Thunderbird super fast rolling, and lightweight XC race tire
on the carbon fiber ENVE rim. Except no lefty hub out back is simply a DT Swiss 240s on there. Now, Manuel likes to
run the Shimano XTR Di2, so that is a fairly self-explanatory rear derailleur, electronically activated, the battery is stored inside the frame. There’s a nice unit on the bars there, and that simple and absolute
lighting-fast shifter. Now something I really
like about Manny’s bike is wow, this guy must
be an absolute beast. So he’s running a 38T chainring up front, and he’s running 11/42 spread block on the back, of course that’s 11 speed. Now, most of the riders
now we’ve seen here, and of course at the other World Cups are jumping out from towards SRAM for that Eagle 12-speed, which has the 10-50, so to see someone running a
38 on that 11/42, (whistles) man, this guy has got some
serious power in those legs. Out front of course is 175 mil XTR cranks, tiny little chain guide
there just in case. It’s more of a case of just in case than needing a
chain guide these days, with the narrow wide
style chain-link profile. And of course, the
Shimano XTR race pedals. Now the finishing kit
on Manny’s bike includes an ENVE carbon fiber seat post. Nice bit of kit that, fully in line, a Prologo Dimension Saddle,
also with carbon fiber rails, and a pressure leaf gap between them. Weight of the bike is 22
pounds 10, or 10.18 kilograms. And if you want to hear
what the hub sounds like, (wheel turning) fairly stealthy actually. Not too much of a loud clicker. Although, I can’t imagine
he’s gonna be doing too much freewheeling with a
gearing like that on his bike. And just another nice little
detail on Manny’s personal bike here, he’s got a Cannondale carbon bottle cage on there, but
he’s just got some grip tape, running around the inside of it, just to make sure that bottle
can’t jump out the frame. I guess that kind of
shows how hard he rides. So I hope you’ve enjoyed
looking at Manuel Fumic’s Cannondale Scalpel SI custom-painted bike, featuring that crazy
single-crown lefty Ocho fork. For a couple more great
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One thought on “Manuel Fumic’s Cannondale Scalpel Si | GMBN Tech Pro Bikes

  1. for real dude it is NOT ocko its ocho like the spanish word for 8 and its named that way bc its the 8th ver of the lefty

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