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    2017 Scalpel Question???

    I have been considering the purchase of a 2017-18 Scalpel in the spring and I have noticed a surprising amount of 2017s for sale on the pre-owned market. Can someone enlighten me on why this is, I would think people would want to keep the bike if it handles and is as awesome a XC bike as Cannondale marketing tells us.

    I have my suspicions why but want to know what others know.

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    In my case, becasuse I wanted to move on from XC racing and buy a longer travel rig. I currently own two capable XC bikes, so I thought of selling one.
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    My guess would be that they got enticed by the new Scalpel SE


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    I dont know but as expecting the new F-Si with NEW LEFTY , internal routing and thru axle in early 18. Maybe some people want to switch again to a hardtail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrizzzz View Post
    ...NEW LEFTY...
    Any details?
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    really really nothing...
    Seems like Cannondale keeps locked up this time.
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    i think its the same as it is with scott spark 2017 bikes here, people wants new ones, even if the 2018 just has new paint.

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    With as many for sale already see's like maybe the 2017 Scalpel is not liked for some reason, I suspected it was because of the "high maintenance" of Lefty 2.0, would like to hear from current owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    Any details?
    Ditto!! Interested to hear about the new lefty, whats the latest?
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    Shop employees that race. Sell old bike buy another one. I have my 17 scalpel up for sale. If it sells ill just buy a 2018. If it doesn't I'll keep riding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterman View Post
    Shop employees that race. Sell old bike buy another one. I have my 17 scalpel up for sale. If it sells ill just buy a 2018. If it doesn't I'll keep riding it.
    What's better about the 2018, unless you are coning to the SE version for trail geo and smaller wheels I see no differences in the specs.
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    Anyone looking for an XL Team Edition? Please take a look at my add over in the classifieds. I am unloading this for an SE since I don't race...

    ** 2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si Carbon Team XL **Price Drop** - MTBR Classifieds

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