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    2008 scalpel, Alu or Carbon. What do we think?

    I've made my mind up, i want a 2008 scalpel to replace my Rush. But which frame Alu or Carbon. I'm swapping all my gear over from the Rush to the Scalpel so specs not a worry it's just the frame. Only one bike mag in the UK have tasted both back to back and they voted for...........The alu version.
    What do we think then?

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    FIRENZE rulez !!
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    i don't thik anything ...

    i ride ... my carbon

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    I'd go with the alu also, if it has BB30. and I'm not sure about that...

    still love my old alu scalpel.

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    Strangely the Scalpel 3 frame we bought in as a warranty had a BB30 and we had to press in an adaptor. I dont know why they do a BB30 alloy frame and have one Carbon frame (the 2) in the range with a standard threaded BB shell???? The Carbon is lighter by about 1/4 lb and laterally stiffer. I think the carbon rides a little smoother, but its a small difference.

    Kevin

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    I have try both the Alum, and the Carbon. I dont know WHy but the Carbon feels much nicer than the Alum. It also had different components, but If you can afford the Carbon, I would go for it...

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