A whole new breed of XC Hardtail, purpose built to hurt ‘em on the ups, drop ‘em on the downs and propel you straight to the top step.Confidence on edgeNo hesitant, fistful-of-brakes descending here. The ultra slack, 66.5° front end gives you the stability and control you need to really open it up on the downhills. Brake later. Corner harder. Pass on the descents.Stay Centered Scalpel HT’s Proportional Response sizespecific chainstays and steep seat angle keep you balanced between the wheels for better traction and power on the ups, and more confident control on the downs.Drop the chatterSculpted flex zones in the chainstays partner with dropped seatstays to eat up the chatter from rowdy terrain, boosting control, smoothing the ride, minimizing fatigue. Go harder. Go faster. Go farther.