Triple Bike Check: Comparing the Scalpels of Cannondale Factory Racing

Cannondale Manufacturing facility Racing’s staff is stacked for the primary XC World Cup races of 2020. Henrique Avancini not too long ago signed with the staff for an additional three extra seasons together with his new contract ending in 2023. Manuel Fumic, nevertheless, will solely be staying with the staff till the tip of 2021 after he completes the ultimate season of his profession. Maxime Marotte brings a duo of podiums from the 2019 World Cup calendar and a various resume of XCO and Marathon wins.

Cannondale’s staff will toe as much as the road this weekend on Cannondale’s new Scalpel. The bike was launched earlier this yr and was part of our XC Discipline Take a look at, nevertheless it hasn’t seen practically the motion it usually would because of the abbreviated World Cup season. All three racers are on a dimension medium body and are very related in peak and weight. So far as set ups go, the riders do not change all that a lot all year long after getting their preliminary settings dialed in on the pre-season coaching camp. The one modifications are small variations for the course, tires, and tire pressures.

The Riders

Henrique Avancini


Manuel Fumic

2.35 Racing Rays with air at 1.1-1.3 bar (16 – 19 psi) with no inserts.

A 38t chainring, 10-45 cassette, and 175mm cranks put the facility down.


Maxime Marotte

A 36t chainring, 10-45 cassette, and 170mm XTR cranks.

For tires, Marotte is on Schwalbe’s Racing Ralph in a 2.35 width. 1.3-1.45 bar (19 – 21 psi) for stress.

Just like the others, Marotte runs a lockout for the entrance and rear.


Henrique Avancini

All bikes are on an XTR drivetrain. Henrique has a 38t chainring, 10-45 cassette, and 175mm cranks.

XTR brakes for the staff.

ENVE’s XC wheels maintain onto the Racing Rays. 19 psi within the again, 18 up entrance.