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    Lefty Max on a Scapel ??

    It sounds like overkill but more importantly , would it upset the "balance" of
    the front and rear suspension ?
    Seeing how a stock Scalpel is "unbalanced" with 1.5" in the rear and 3 to 4" in the front , is this going to be an issue ??

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    It will change the geometry of the bike, will look and feel very weird and it will void the warranty since there is an axle-to-crown limit on each frames and I'm pretty sure the Max is longer than what the Scalpel can take... I have a question though: why?

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    I agree that it wouldn't really work as it would ruin the geometry. Isn't the Scalpel rear travel 2.6"? But even so, I don't really get the idea of balance of front and rear suspension. For XC riding/racing, it definitely seems you need more travel up front. That's why hardtails still work well for this application. But I love having the little bit of rear travle that my Scalpel provides - it seems weel worth the extra weight for the improved performance whenever the trail is anything but completely smooth. I would actually love to have extra front travel of a Scalpel frame designed for a Lefty Max, but can't see there being enough market for that to ever see it.

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    It's not for me .
    I know of a guy building up a Scalpel and another one selling a Max .
    I was thinking of putting them in touch with each other but before I do , I
    wanted to know if it would work .

    As I thought , it doesn't appear to .

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    Where's the guy with the Scalpel?
    Maby the Max would fit better on you Rush?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1440Brad
    Where's the guy with the Scalpel?
    Maby the Max would fit better on you Rush?
    It wouldn't be much better on a Rush which is designed around the same fork height as the Scalpel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    It wouldn't be much better on a Rush which is designed around the same fork height as the Scalpel...
    Shoot, there go my plans out the window. I was thinking of trying to find a rush or scalpel frame for cheap and build it up with my prophet parts. Make me race bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimThomas
    Shoot, there go my plans out the window. I was thinking of trying to find a rush or scalpel frame for cheap and build it up with my prophet parts. Make me race bike.
    Hey....Only one smart a$$ at a time....
    OK I'm done......go ahead...
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    Anyone here using a Rush and a Lefty Max with positive results? I have been pondering this setup for a stout all-around trail bike.

    Any feedback is will be appreciated. Thx

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    I'm going to put a max to my scalpel.What sort of problem there can be?

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    Hmmm, I dont forsee any problem at all with a Lefty Max on a Scalpel. I used to run a Marzocchi 888 on mine and it worked great for XC and downhill. My bike is even better now the head tube has broken away from the rest of the bike so I just sit and balance on the rear end and it is now a geared and suspended unicycle!

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    Are you still using your marcocci 200 mm travel fork with scalpel?i can use my lefty

    max with my scalpel too then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by meatyocre
    Anyone here using a Rush and a Lefty Max with positive results? I have been pondering this setup for a stout all-around trail bike.

    Any feedback is will be appreciated. Thx
    I think it's calld a Prophet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1440Brad
    I think it's calld a Prophet.
    I am currently riding a Prophet, but it is a little overkill and kind of a hog

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