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    Any Flash Carbon Ultimate out there?

    Going to get mine in a dew weeks and wondering what the user's opinion about this crazy bike....anyone made any type of imrovements? new weights?
    Thanks!

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    I have seen 2 here on these boards. Eliflap and Grey Goose have them. I believe they both dropped weight off the stock set up.

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    Found this on Eliflap's Blog, just scroll down:

    http://eliflap.blog.aruba.it/

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    Mine apparently arrives this Friday, I'll be sure to post pics, weight etc!

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    I got mine a couple months ago and have about 6-8 hrs on it. It is a large and I'm not crazy about the feel of the bike compared to my Taurine. My initial thoughts are that the geometry changes are too drastic from the large Taurine to the large Flash. I think the changes in the geometry on the medium sized bikes are less, so those people will probably not notice as much. The frame sure looks great though and it is about a half pound lighter than the Taurine. I'll get some more rides in and see if I can come around, but it just doesn't have that feel that I like. Worst case I'll just sell it.

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    rumshcawheeley,
    thay worries me dude!
    ur the first person that tells me that is not 100% satisfied with the bike...Im probably going to get mine tomorrow...
    But can u tell me more about this "not feels like you like it?
    Im also looking for a large frame...howevey my actual bike is 14kg...so i might feel lot differente in a 8kg (Large frame might be this weight with paddles right?)

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    mine was a Team ...as called the Ultimate version, here in Europe

    was a heavy stock Team version ...

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    I've got one too


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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    mine was a Team ...as called the Ultimate version, here in Europe

    was a heavy stock Team version ...

    Too heavy for sure
    Cannondale: Team Scalpel, Flash Ultimate, Hooligan 9
    Lynskey Pro26 with custom Lefty head tube
    Santa Cruz Nomad carbon

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTung
    rumshcawheeley,
    thay worries me dude!
    ur the first person that tells me that is not 100% satisfied with the bike...Im probably going to get mine tomorrow...
    But can u tell me more about this "not feels like you like it?
    Im also looking for a large frame...howevey my actual bike is 14kg...so i might feel lot differente in a 8kg (Large frame might be this weight with paddles right?)
    As the bike comes out of the box (size large), if you add 4ti pedals I think it weighs just a bit under 17lbs. As for the feel, it just doesn't feel as stable to me. Keep in mind this is my opinion only, it might be that my typical set up needs to change for me to appreciate the new design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madskatingcow
    I've got one too

    with the Marco Aurelio Fontana shoes ???????

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    great

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    need weight of a stock Team version ( Ultimate in USA ) ?

    M size, no pedals , plastic bag on saddle ( 2 g )
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    eliflap and xgreygoose
    are you guys using full r1 carbon brake kits?
    last time i checked xgreygoose's bike it was wearing srubs rotor...how do u feel about it?

    take care
    got mine last friday finally!
    large frame, kcnc barend and 2ti eggbeater..7.83kg!

    any tips to low its weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTung
    got mine last friday finally!
    large frame, kcnc barend and 2ti eggbeater..7.83kg!

    any tips to low its weight?
    The seatpost and handlebar are heavy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTung
    eliflap and xgreygoose
    are you guys using full r1 carbon brake kits?
    last time i checked xgreygoose's bike it was wearing srubs rotor...how do u feel about it?

    take care
    got mine last friday finally!
    large frame, kcnc barend and 2ti eggbeater..7.83kg!

    any tips to low its weight?
    r1 brake on my new Team Scalpel. Scrub Rotors are great but not in the wet. Here are some tips for you.......check out eliflap post http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...96#post6792696 work of art!!!!!

    May be this will help to. Here is my Flash list.............just kidding but I do have a few items on that list
    Cannondale: Team Scalpel, Flash Ultimate, Hooligan 9
    Lynskey Pro26 with custom Lefty head tube
    Santa Cruz Nomad carbon

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