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  1. #1
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    May 2013

    New Cannondale Scalpel 3 owner

    Hello all.

    Just purchased a 2013 Scalpel 3. LBS has to order it but should have it within the week.

    Wanted to know if there is anything I need to do before getting out on the trails, like tires, etc.

    Also, is there anything I need to look out for with the Lefty fork, or any other components?

    Lastly, how easy is it to run 650b tires on this this bike? Is there a lot that needs to be changed in order to keep the frame height the same as the 29?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2007
    Why change a 29er to 650B? Seems if this were the preferred route, you should have chosen a different bike. The stock tires are ok, and a matter if personal presence. Just ride it. You will find things you may want to upgrade as you log more saddle time.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2012
    OK.....650b is stupid...the bike is perfect as is.

    That being said...the shifters suck and they dont have the "feel " of the x9 ones
    Stock wheels....cut the spokes and lace up a set of WTB tubless hoops. The sun ringle infernos are crap
    Brakes....meh ok for now
    Stock tires are crap. First ride I ripped sidewalls on both.

    Oh and do yourself a favor and ditch the stock saddle...

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