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    Tell me what the point is for SS??

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    1st post!! 1st MTB bike in a while! Enjoying the forum and the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brentos View Post
    I keep thinking I want to go back to full suspension, but every time I ride one, I just want to be back on my hardtail.
    Get both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue by you View Post
    1st post!! 1st MTB bike in a while! Enjoying the forum and the ride.
    Nice bike dude! Thinking of picking up a lefty myself in the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBThree View Post
    Nice bike dude! Thinking of picking up a lefty myself in the next few days.
    Thanks...Im pretty happy with everything so far. Post a pic when you get yours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hypercycler View Post
    My first 29er, sure I've made a right choice!
    what did the weight come in at?

    Looking at a similar build but w/ XTR rear derailer, shifters and brakes......

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    what did the weight come in at?

    Looking at a similar build but w/ XTR rear derailer, shifters and brakes......
    It's 21.57lbs to be exact on my digital scale with XTR pedals, water bottle cage. Note that the stock Racing Ralphs were the 2011 version, switched out to the new 2012 version (127tpi, 29x2.25) saved nearly 80g a tire in my case. The front tire I'm using Rocket Ron which's about the same weight as the new Ralph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypercycler View Post
    It's 21.57lbs to be exact on my digital scale with XTR pedals, water bottle cage. Note that the stock Racing Ralphs were the 2011 version, switched out to the new 2012 version (127tpi, 29x2.25) saved nearly 80g a tire in my case. The front tire I'm using Rocket Ron which's about the same weight as the new Ralph.
    What's the weight difference between the original rims and the enves?

    BIKE REALLY LOOKS "AWESOME"!!!!

    How do you like the ride?
    The more info you can provide the better... Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    What's the weight difference between the original rims and the enves?

    BIKE REALLY LOOKS "AWESOME"!!!!

    How do you like the ride?
    The more info you can provide the better... Thanks
    Thanks for the kind words. I weighted the stock DT Swiss wheels at 1840g (w/ tubeless valves, center lock rotor adapter for the rear), and 1520g for the Enve (w/ tubeless valves, gorilla tapes, 6 ti rotor bolts). I like the wheels a lot, got that snappy feel of 26" wheels but roll faster. They are the best upgrade for the bike imo, as for a 29er, light weight / stiff wheels really shine. With the lighter wheels I hardly need to touch the 36t cog except on some steeper climbs (17%+). The only con I can think of is the price... But if you can swallow the price and ride a lot, it's a great upgrade no doubt.

    If you haven't ridden the bike yet, check out the latest issue of Mountain Bike Action. They got a decent review on the Scalpel 29er and everything they mentioned are pretty right on the spot. The bike climbs very well, corners stable even at high speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypercycler View Post
    Thanks for the kind words. I weighted the stock DT Swiss wheels at 1840g (w/ tubeless valves, center lock rotor adapter for the rear), and 1520g for the Enve (w/ tubeless valves, gorilla tapes, 6 ti rotor bolts). I like the wheels a lot, got that snappy feel of 26" wheels but roll faster. They are the best upgrade for the bike imo, as for a 29er, light weight / stiff wheels really shine. With the lighter wheels I hardly need to touch the 36t cog except on some steeper climbs (17%+). The only con I can think of is the price... But if you can swallow the price and ride a lot, it's a great upgrade no doubt.

    If you haven't ridden the bike yet, check out the latest issue of Mountain Bike Action. They got a decent review on the Scalpel 29er and everything they mentioned are pretty right on the spot. The bike climbs very well, corners stable even at high speed.
    What issue?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    What issue?...
    The April's issue. They have a comparison for scalpel 1 and Scott spark 29 RC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypercycler View Post
    The April's issue. They have a comparison for scalpel 1 and Scott spark 29 RC.
    Thanks... I'll look into it...

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    Finally!!!

    This is my first MTB (it's a little much for my 1st mtb, but I wanted plenty of room to grow into it). I have already rode about 15miles. It is so much fun to ride and it fits like a glove when I'm riding! I'm gonna have to find a place in the garage to hide it, so that every time I come home, I'm not tempted to ride it

    Specs are as follows:

    2012 Cannondale Flash 2 29er Alloy
    Frame
    SmartFormed alloy, SPEED SAVE, BB30, 1.5 Si head tube
    Fork
    Lefty 29'er PBR, 90mm, OPI, Solo Air
    Crank
    SRAM S1000, BB30, 44/33/22
    Bottom Bracket
    SRAM BB30
    Shifters
    SRAM X7
    Cog Set
    SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10-speed
    Chain
    KMC X10, 10-speed
    Front Derailleur
    SRAM X7
    Rear Derailleur
    SRAM X9
    Rims
    SunRingle Inferno25, welded, w/eyelet, 29'er, 32 hole
    Hubs
    Lefty front, Formula DC22 rear
    Tires
    Schwalbe Rapid Rob, 2.25"
    Brake
    Avid Elixir 3, 180/160mm
    Handlebar
    Cannondale C3 riser, 680x20mm, 6061
    Stem
    Cannondale C1 HeadShok, 31.8
    Headset
    Cannondale HeadShok Si
    Spokes
    DT Swiss Champion
    Grips
    Cannondale alloy locking grips w/closed end
    Saddle
    Cannondale Stage 2
    Seat Post
    Cannondale C2, 27.2x400mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBThree View Post
    This is my first MTB (it's a little much for my 1st mtb, but I wanted plenty of room to grow into it). I have already rode about 15miles. It is so much fun to ride and it fits like a glove when I'm riding! I'm gonna have to find a place in the garage to hide it, so that every time I come home, I'm not tempted to ride it

    Nice! The Flash alloy is a sweet ride!
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    Ordered my first mountain bike tonight. Its on back order though so wont have it for atleast 2 weeks according to what my LBS told me tonight. I went with a Trail SL4 29ER. Will post pics of it soon as I receive it. First upgrade will be a set of straitline amp pedals and from there i'll upgrade as stuff wears out/breaks.
    '12 Cannondale SL 4 29er

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    Enjoy the new ride...and the continuous "PROJECT UPGRADE" it's addicting!

    Quote Originally Posted by BB70Chevelle View Post
    Ordered my first mountain bike tonight. Its on back order though so wont have it for atleast 2 weeks according to what my LBS told me tonight. I went with a Trail SL4 29ER. Will post pics of it soon as I receive it. First upgrade will be a set of straitline amp pedals and from there i'll upgrade as stuff wears out/breaks.

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    LBS was able to locate one in another store so should be in this week! Also ordered up a set of obi rogue grips for it and probably will pick up a few other small things before it gets here.
    '12 Cannondale SL 4 29er

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    Here is a pic of mine more or less stock



    Here it is with some new parts on it, that later got changed out

    Truvativ bar riser
    Havoc rims
    Nokian Studden tires for the winter
    DMR vault pedals
    XT cassette





    Then I added some more parts, I switched from a 1.5 inch steerer using a Chris King Devolution reducer to fit the new Reba team fork.

    New Truvativ bar
    XTR Shifters
    XT crankset 180mm
    Campagnolo chain
    XT deraileurs
    Lizard grips and odi clamps
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    The fenders
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    Been waiting for a small 29er SL4 to come in and it finally did.... but the small was too small! Waited all this time and I could have been riding. lol

    I did pick up a 29er SL2 instead!











    Had the shop put on my wellgo pedals and I took off the reflectors after the photo's.

    So for anyone waiting on the small's they are now shipping!

    JasonG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue by you View Post
    1st post!! 1st MTB bike in a while! Enjoying the forum and the ride.
    I just saw this bike at REI and it looks so much better in real life. I ordered mine two weeks ago and wont be available till end of April early May. Long wait.

    I mtb few years back (Cannondale scalpel). Then took up road biking which I'm currently doing. My buds wanted to cross train and they got Flash 29ers, so I ended getting back into it.

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    @Bigwheel29: Nice lookin bike man! I've got the SL4 and LOVE it! The upgrade process is slow going. I'm still debating between BB7 brakes or hydro...

    @JasonG1977: I'm diggin the white! Hopefully my next bike will have a white frame.
    SS ==> Nut up or Shut up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    @Bigwheel29: Nice lookin bike man! I've got the SL4 and LOVE it! The upgrade process is slow going. I'm still debating between BB7 brakes or hydro...

    @JasonG1977: I'm diggin the white! Hopefully my next bike will have a white frame.
    Yeah brakes are on my list as well. So far the stockers have been mostly ok. But I would like a bit better for steep hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
    @Bigwheel29: Nice lookin bike man! I've got the SL4 and LOVE it! The upgrade process is slow going. I'm still debating between BB7 brakes or hydro...

    @JasonG1977: I'm diggin the white! Hopefully my next bike will have a white frame.
    Thanks. Hoping to get it out and dirty this week sometime.

    JasonG

    Made it out today!



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    '12 C-Flash 3. Mostly stock for now until I get more rides in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdrewguy View Post
    '12 C-Flash 3. Mostly stock for now until I get more rides in...
    "Lefty" and Carbon = beast mode

    sweet ride bro

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