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    Smile 2008 Scalpel prototype... some pictures!

    Hi,

    Have a look at that... here's the link

    http://picasaweb.google.com/guslotra...aleScalpel2008

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    ! It's a yeti with a Lefty !

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    great photos thanks for the post!

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    No good hope that's functional

    hi,

    the old scalped design was better (aestetically speaking)

    let's see what's on in 2008!

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    scalpel 2008 looks great

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    Right in time for my birthday!

    Looks nice, cleaner looking than the Scalpel (particularly the seatstays), no pivots at the stays junction, the seatstays look like they are a bit flattish like the chainstays, probably to flex a bit since there are no pivots at the dropouts... Should be light and stiff! Can't wait to see the production version and it's carbon front end...

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    Looks very nice indeed! With a little luck we'll see the full carbon version in a short while.
    Can't wait!
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    i like the bridge between the chain stays, that should really stiffen up the rear end
    one pedal stroke at a time

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    New question here. Is it a Full Suspension, right?

    I couldn't have a good glimpse of the chain stay link bushings near the seat tube. Is it a Full Suspension now or it's still a Soft Tail? Anyway, it looks amazing, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    I couldn't have a good glimpse of the chain stay link bushings near the seat tube. Is it a Full Suspension now or it's still a Soft Tail? Anyway, it looks amazing, though.
    It still has flexing chainstays but the new seatstays look to have some flex too so they got rid of the pivots at the dropouts. Less pivots is a good thing to me...

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    looks like a rush to me. and looks like longer wheel base vs. the "current" Scalpel

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    I had told you

    @ "Prototype of the Scalpel successsor spotted in Houffalize"

    ...maybe the bag has been strategically placed to mask the "no-pivot" between the chain and the upper stays by another (one more than in the Scalpel) flexing carbon part. They said it will be revolutionary, isn't it?

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    I wouldn't call it revolutionnary but evolutionnary, flexing chainstays were already there and flexing seatstays have been used in other designs years ago as were designs without pivots at the dropouts. It's not important to be revolutionnary though, the whole package, it's weight, stiffness, ride qualities are what it's all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp3000
    great photos thanks for the post!
    ehi the photos are mine!!!!! thanks for compliments indeed!

    just in case...here is my blog:

    http://cyclingracingandtraining.blogspot.com/

    ciao!!

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    Sweet looking bike, wouldn't mind taking it for a spin.
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    I think it's the first time I see a Vredestein-Cannondale team bike with Vredestein tires, they used to ride with Maxxis or Schwalbe tires with black marker to hide the labels even though the title sponsor was Vredestein...
    Last edited by Dan Gerous; 05-25-2007 at 08:57 PM.

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    Good call I noticed that as well! I wonder if those tires are any good, we don't see many here in Australia and by many I mean ANY!

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    More pics

    More pics on http://forum.mountainbike.be/viewtop...r=asc&start=48. This prototype features the new SL hollowgram crankset of 616 grams.

    A total weight of 9,36 kilos. That's not bad. 9 kilos should be within reach for the full carbon bike.

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    9.3 kg? well, i dunno what top of the line 4inch xc machines usually weigh, but 9.3 is extremely light. does anybody know if the idea is to keep the current scalpel as a bike with less travel, or just leave it behind for the sake of evolution? i'm really excited to see what cannondale comes up with next year, especially in terms of the prophet or longer travel bikes. as things are right now i think i'm getting a system six for some diversified training. still not sure if i can justify the extra cost over a caad 9, but we'll see how it turns out i guess.

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    So has anything really been said about the amount of travel yet? 100mm gets tossed around, but that would seem to be too close to the rush. I could see them bumping up travel across the board (rush to 5 inches, prophet to 6 in, 6.5 maybe) but that apparently isnt in the cards either, according to this: http://www.probike.be/article.php3?id_article=376 looks like the rush is staying at 110mm, so I wonder what the plan is. (unless the rush 1, 2 and 3 have more travel than the lower end ones, which I notice all have 5 inch forks)

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    The travel of the new Scalpel will be 90 mm.
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    There's a scalpel...somewhere

    Thought everyone might like to see one ridden in anger (or just plain mud)


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    Check out the transition between the BB and the chainstays! Compared to the current Scalpel this is a work of art. The only thing that looks a little cheap to me is the new "frog link".
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    more pics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Looks tight - still question the soft-tail design. How long are the carbon stays going to hold up? I think the previous design was better suited for stay life. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe not. I just would not trust laying out no doubt heavy jack without a lifetime frame warranty.

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