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    buying a used scalpel carbon...

    I have bought several used carbon frame mountain bikes in the past and never had an issue with the frames. With that being said I am looking at getting a carbon scalpel and I have read several people on here have had frame issues with these bikes...should I not consider a used scalpel carbon given the reputation these bikes have for frame issues?

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    anyone?

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    How about some details? Year/26er?
    "We will call you Cygnus, the god of balance you shall be."

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    You only actually hear about the issue's on here which make it appear like an " issue " but in reality the over-all issue may not be a issue.

    I've had no issue's with my Carbon Scalpel nor have I had any issue's with my previous Carbon bikes " Cannondale " and I ride hard.

    I would inspect the frame though.....and note that these bikes are designed for XC racing assuming the rider is not of Clyde stature.

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    Im a clyde 200 on the dot...is 200 that much harder on a bike then a 170lb guy for XC? I have had several CF framed bikes and never had an issue...road bikes, XC, and all mountain.

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    In our shop the Scalpel has been the most reliable carbon frame we have sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barry1me View Post
    Im a clyde 200 on the dot...is 200 that much harder on a bike then a 170lb guy for XC? I have had several CF framed bikes and never had an issue...road bikes, XC, and all mountain.
    I'm 190lbs and ride a 2011 Scalpel. I ride pretty rough XC, and have not had a single issue in the 3 years I've owned it.
    "We will call you Cygnus, the god of balance you shall be."

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    Positives there is lots
    Negatives
    I know 3 other people who ride scalpel 29er, 2 have had frames replaced
    Mine has small cracks and I've repaired the swing arm linkages/bearings 3 times in 18 months
    200lb
    I ride alot and crash it hard down through and over, even if it only feels like 3inch travel

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