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    2008 Cannondale Scalpel Recall- Frame failure causing crash hazard

    Cannondale recalls 2008 Scalpel Mountain Bikes

    by Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release


    Bethel, Conn. – The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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    Name of Product: Cannondale 2008 model year “Scalpel” mountain bikes

    Units: About 150

    Manufacturer: Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, of Bethel, Conn.

    Hazard: The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of frames breaking. No injuries have been reported.

    Description: The 2008 model year Scalpel is a cross-country racing mountain bike, made from carbon fiber and aluminum. They were sold in Black/White, Blue/Black and Black. The recall includes the following models:

    Model # Product Retail Price

    8AVPFR Scalpel Frameset about $3,200

    8VPO Scalpel Team about $6,900

    8VP1 Scalpel 1 about $6,400

    8VP2 Scalpel 2 about $4,300

    Only certain serial numbers are affected.

    Sold at: Authorized Cannondale dealers nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007.

    Manufactured in: United States

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. Consumers have been directly notified.

    Consumer Contact: For further information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send an e-mail to custserv@cannondale.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cannondale.com.

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    well that just sucks.. I was about to go and buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dover
    well that just sucks.. I was about to go and buy one.
    Read the other thread, only a few were defective, if you order one now or if you go buy one in a store, it will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Read the other thread, only a few were defective, if you order one now or if you go buy one in a store, it will be fine.
    Yeah , I read that. I just dont have the confidence anymore.

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    meh, it's a new design. You can be sure that if they've already issued a recall that the ones not included are just fine. I still have a lot more confidence in Cannondale that most other brands.

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    It is actually nice to see this instead of hiding such issues. you get a new sparkling frame but the down time hurts. I wonder if LBS would swap the parts for you?

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    dang so it's offical now.

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    I knew there was some kinda catch to ZERO PIVOT.....

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    What? It has nothing to do with zero pivots... A few bikes were not bonded correctly that's all, the design is not a problem at all.

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    Got my remake and it is still the same Zero Pivot great looking frame that the other one was They also added a stainless steel protector behind the chainring on the chainstay to protect the carbon from chain suck. Happy as can be with Cannondale's response to the bonding issue.

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    My 08 Scalpel 1 was recalled due to the issue in the thread. I had a new frame delivered in less than two weeks and all the support of the LBS. Cannondale is a solid company that stands behind a quality product. You wouldn't get half the support from a boutique company.

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    Glad to hear the new frames coming. Has anybody in Europe already got a message?

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    I work in a dutch bikeshop, where today we got confimed that whitin 2 or 3 weeks most of the frames will have been replaced.

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    Dank je Jippelskea. We wachten maar weer af.
    (Thank you, Jippelskea. We'll wait and see)

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    its fine now

    Quote Originally Posted by Dover
    well that just sucks.. I was about to go and buy one.
    im sure its fine now, ive ridden the bike on the trail and it is smokin fast it puts any other xc bike ive ridden to shame, cannodale also stands behind there product and i trust the zero pivot, the frame underwent extensive testing

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    I got my scalpe back from cannondale like a week ago, and its great, a perfect bike and desing. not complains at all... and now I have to go to ride my bike ....

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    anyone in europe news when the newly ordered Scalpel TR's will be delivered then?

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    I ordered my Team Replica frame in october and it is due beginning of february (arrival has been postponed several times but my lbs is pretty sure it won't be postponed again)
    Kayba

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayba
    I ordered my Team Replica frame in october and it is due beginning of february (arrival has been postponed several times but my lbs is pretty sure it won't be postponed again)
    Kayba

    Got mine 2 weeks ago (ordered beginning November). Works really great with Fox RP23.

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    Good job!

    We have had our first one Scalpel 4 TR delivered this week, so hopefully my all carbon 2 will arrive really soon

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    I have a cracked seat stay on my alloy 08 scalpel? can these be fixed? the stays looked to be bonded into the metal

    any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyesjames
    I have a cracked seat stay on my alloy 08 scalpel? can these be fixed? the stays looked to be bonded into the metal

    any ideas?
    I have an idea: take it to your dealer.

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    Spoke with a dealer already and they said the frame had to be replaced?? the rep is going to look at it later this week. Just wondered if anyone has had any replacement/repair work to the carbon stays on the scalpel?

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    Carbon seat stays are not replaceable... they offered me a new frame with a small charge or an even swap on a flash alloy. Going with the hard tail!

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    isnt the warranty supposed to be lifetime and if they cant fix it, they need to provide you with a new frame free of charge?

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