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
- Bottle cagesCannondale carbon
- StorageSchwalbe saddle bag
- Weight11.2 kg
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avancini's Scalpel weighed 11.2 kilograms which is fairly light for a race-ready Cape Epic bike.