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    new and old Scalpel handling traits

    anyone have intimate riding experience with an older,first year, and newer Scalpel? I ride an 2002(1st yr) Scalpel 2000 with ultra fork and 2003 f3000sl with lefty carbon and I think the scalpel's handling is just too twitchy and just is not as stable as my f3000. I noticed that c-dale made some geometry changes to the Scalpel after the first year and I wonder if it's any better. it's geometry is now closer to the hardtail. both my bikes have the same tires.

    anyone have any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dang
    anyone have intimate riding experience with an older,first year, and newer Scalpel? I ride an 2002(1st yr) Scalpel 2000 with ultra fork and 2003 f3000sl with lefty carbon and I think the scalpel's handling is just too twitchy and just is not as stable as my f3000. I noticed that c-dale made some geometry changes to the Scalpel after the first year and I wonder if it's any better. it's geometry is now closer to the hardtail. both my bikes have the same tires.

    anyone have any thoughts?
    I haven't ridden the Scalpel (too much temptation) however I have 2 recent team replica hardtails. It always amazes me how much you can change the twitchiness of the bike by varying the stem length. If you can, try a slightly longer stem to stabilise the bike.

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    can't really do it because both bikes are set up exactly the same.

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