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    Post your Flash

    Might as well start this thread since the Flash's are rolling out the door....

    Sorry, still another phone picture...I can get better ones later

    29er Carbon 1, 1x10 (34x11-26) and cross tires, for winter road/cx riding....17.72lbs with pedals.
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    A fast bike requires a fast response Tony!

    Nice bike by the way trauma-md, can't go wrong with that color scheme!

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    Nice bike trauma. Look forward to more pics.

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    It would be great to get some stem and seatpost info. I'm looking at your Medium wondering if I'm going to be able to raise that post a little higher. If I can I assume a 120/ -5stem with a flat bar is going to do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YB1
    It would be great to get some stem and seatpost info. I'm looking at your Medium wondering if I'm going to be able to raise that post a little higher. If I can I assume a 120/ -5stem with a flat bar is going to do the trick.
    YB....I have a 100mm stem with -5deg. I can pull the seatpost out to max and give you a BB center to seat rails measurement if you like.

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    That would be really helpful and I would appreciate it. How much is still in the seat tube right now? Looks like you should be able to get another inch or so out of that SAVE post.


    I would also love to see some more pix too if you get that better camera. Right now I anticipate going mtn. tubular on my Flash 1 with a 3X10 Sram XX/XO component mix. Edge rims and now I just need to decide on hubs and leaning towards 28 spoke....
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    I will post a picture of mine as soon as I get my new saddle on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YB1
    That would be really helpful and I would appreciate it. How much is still in the seat tube right now? Looks like you should be able to get another inch or so out of that SAVE post.
    With the post out to max, it's 770mm (77cm) from center of BB to seat rails.

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    My FLASH


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    Build is complete....

    Final build...XX, SI SL cranks, Stan's Race, 4Ti Eggbeaters

    18.31 lbs.
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    sweet !!

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    trauma-md........that's lovely....very nice indeed
    Cannondale: Team Scalpel, Flash Ultimate, Hooligan 9
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    Hey Trauma Md
    COUPLE QUICK QUESTIONS
    1) Why 42-28 combo and not 39-26 normal 29er setup?
    2) What spindle did u use for the cannondale cranks? 131 or 132

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    Quote Originally Posted by YT
    Hey Trauma Md
    COUPLE QUICK QUESTIONS
    1) Why 42-28 combo and not 39-26 normal 29er setup?
    2) What spindle did u use for the cannondale cranks? 131 or 132
    1. Just the gearing I am used to running. The cassette is 11-32. It's a pretty light bike and I love to climb, so it won't be any different than what I've been running on my previous 29er's.

    2. Using the 132. The 131 is for 68mm only. Even though the Cannondale Flash Carbon manual says it's a 68mm shell, it is really a 73.

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    Grip Shift grips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trauma-md
    Final build...XX, SI SL cranks, Stan's Race, 4Ti Eggbeaters

    18.31 lbs.
    is that a 140mm rear rotor?

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    Cool bike and nice pix!

    The gearing however hurts just looking at it. You must be able to sustain 350 watts plus at LT. I don't love the idea of putting a triple on my Flash but don't see anyway around it. Guess I'll end up with XX on the Scalpel and some kind of mish mash on the Flash 29.
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    Amillmtb: Yes. Keeps my brakes and shifters out wide...and I don't have big hands anyway...

    HAL: I have always run 140's on my 29 and 26ers. I'm about 60kg so there's not much to stop

    YB1: Thanks a lot, I have finally redeemed myself

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    Here's mine...Stock as it sits, upgrades to follow. Way more stunning in person. 23 lbs 6 oz, size lrg
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    Quote Originally Posted by YB1
    Cool bike and nice pix!

    The gearing however hurts just looking at it. You must be able to sustain 350 watts plus at LT. I don't love the idea of putting a triple on my Flash but don't see anyway around it. Guess I'll end up with XX on the Scalpel and some kind of mish mash on the Flash 29.
    I've got a Flash 1 full bike coming with the FSA K Force triple, and I figure the 42-27 combo on the FSA 386 crankset would be just about perfect gearing for a Flash (without the obscene expense of going to XX and 10 spd.). Oddly, FSA doesn't list a carbon 386 crankset with BB30, although they do have an alloy Afterburner crank in that configuration. Has anyone thought about the 386 for the Flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bde1024
    I've got a Flash 1 full bike coming with the FSA K Force triple, and I figure the 42-27 combo on the FSA 386 crankset would be just about perfect gearing for a Flash (without the obscene expense of going to XX and 10 spd.). Oddly, FSA doesn't list a carbon 386 crankset with BB30, although they do have an alloy Afterburner crank in that configuration. Has anyone thought about the 386 for the Flash?
    Yup... plan on doing the same thing you are. I don't have the $$$ for XX, so I'll keep with 2x9 and make my chainrings a bit smaller (used to run 29-44 rings). Should be fun, if my bike ever shows up!!!

    Oh, and there is a 386 carbon BB30 crankset... saw one this past weekend.
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    sorry can't get the pic

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    What is the rear hub that is coming on the ZTR Arch wheelset that is coming on the 29er 1 carbon? It is not listed on Cannondale's web site. I have heard that it might be a DT 240, but it was never confirmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    What is the rear hub that is coming on the ZTR Arch wheelset that is coming on the 29er 1 carbon? It is not listed on Cannondale's web site. I have heard that it might be a DT 240, but it was never confirmed.

    It is a DT240!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trauma-md
    It is a DT240!
    Awesome! Thanks.

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    The Easter Bunny came by my house this weekend !

    Cannondale Flash Team Edition 2010 medium
    DT Swiss XCR 1.2 carbon wheels (DT Swiss XCR 1.2 carbon rims & hubs / aerolite spokes)
    DT Swiss / Eclipse tubeless conversion kit + latex
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25 folding tire
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.1 folding tire
    Cannondale Flash SAVE seatpost
    Cannondale Hollowgram SL crank
    Fork Lefty Speed Carbon SL 110mm Solo Air OPI
    SRAM XX Spider 42/28T
    SRAM XX direct mount FD
    SRAM XX triggers & matchmaker X
    SRAM XX RD
    SRAM XX 11-36 cassette
    SRAM PC 1090 chain (I replaced the original 1090R due to it's weakness)
    SRAM XX brakes 160/140 (replaced original pads with a set of SwissStops, offering better brake performance)
    Cannondale SI stem/steerer 3D forged stem
    Syntace Duraflite Carbon 31.8mm / 600mm handlebar
    ESI Chunky grips, white
    Shimano XTR PD-M970 pedals
    Fizik Antares carbon rails saddle
    Cannondale IMMIX bottle cage
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    Quote Originally Posted by pd406
    Here's mine...Stock as it sits, upgrades to follow. Way more stunning in person. 23 lbs 6 oz, size lrg

    I just love the looks of the alu BB frame. Sweet ride.

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    madskatingcow, it looks like you sold half of your living room furniture to buy that bike! Nice!
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    Naaah, we just built the house (finished it last year). Furniture is still from my girlfriend's appartment, which didn't have much room

    First the bike, furniture later

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    Awesome bike. Enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madskatingcow
    First the bike, furniture later
    Nice to see someone with the right priorities.
    Very nice bike, and best shoes out there IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madskatingcow

    First the bike, furniture later
    Who needs furniture. You will be too busy riding your flash

    BTW nice choice of bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Nice to see someone with the right priorities.
    Very nice bike, and best shoes out there IMO.
    Agreed. Very much agreed.
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    Not mine but here is a very ugly but interesting Flash. Custom Di2 electric shifting, XX rings and cassette, 15.74lbs...
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    VERY ugly indeed. But Di2 shifitng an 11-36 cassette is a cool trick. How hard is it to do, I wonder?
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    I don't think it looks ugly, I like it. I prefer the original paint on them though.

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    hey madskatingcow, how'd you get your schwalbe's to go tubeless with the DT kit on the carbon 1.2's? I had to use a stan's rimstrip to get mine to seal up, the DT tubelesskit didn't work for me.

    nice bike and glad to see you didn't spend the money to replace your vintage TV!

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    Its Troy Lee, half of their stuff is unbearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Not mine but here is a very ugly but interesting Flash. Custom Di2 electric shifting, XX rings and cassette, 15.74lbs...
    Interesting indeed. The more I look at it, the more I'm starting to like it............................then when I look at it too long it looks ugly again but its always nice to see an original bike scheme. I wonder if the shifting is all good and smooth?

    Also Dan, where was the photo taken? Would be nice to know
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse
    Also Dan, where was the photo taken? Would be nice to know
    Number plate in the first photo says Sea Otter. I'll bee there tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesinmud
    hey madskatingcow, how'd you get your schwalbe's to go tubeless with the DT kit on the carbon 1.2's? I had to use a stan's rimstrip to get mine to seal up, the DT tubelesskit didn't work for me.
    Thanks

    Well, inflating them wasn't that hard. I just installed the DT Swiss tubeless kit's on the rims, and inserted the valves. Next, I used some soapy water on the tire beads, put them on. Very important is that you pull the tire all the way to the edge of the rim. The DT Swiss kit has an 'edge' (for easier inflation) where you should try to pull the tire over. Next, remove the valve core and use a compressor. I inflated them to about 2 - 2.5 bar. Insert the latex, insert the valve- core and re- inflate to 2 bar. From then on it's like in Stan's how-to movie : shake the wheel from side to side, all the way round the wheel so the latex can seal the edges. Lay the wheel on one side for 5 min, repeat the shaking and lay it on the other side. It can be you have to do this 2 - 3 days in a row, before it's fully sealed, though. Schwalbe tire's aren't the easiest, as their beads aren't the best in the market. Maxxis, Vredestein, Michelin, etc have better beads.

    Enjoy & good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Not mine but here is a very ugly but interesting Flash. Custom Di2 electric shifting, XX rings and cassette, 15.74lbs...
    They must have used a little "dremmel" on the rear DA to accomodate a 36 .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PG256
    Number plate in the first photo says Sea Otter. I'll bee there tomorrow
    Yup, Sea Otter... at the Cannondale booth.

    I think Troy Lee is blind, he makes the cheapest, ugliest crap on the market... I'd trust Stevie Wonder to come up with better paint jobs, at least he's got the soul!

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    Flash Custom DI2

    This was built at Newbury Park Bicycle Shop for Cannondale to debut at Sea Otter. Troy Lee did the paint and although you can't see it in the photos, the black on the paint is raw carbon. Shifters are polished and were custom made just for this project. Polished Stan's rims with ceramic coated Extra-lite hubs. Full carbon Tune saddle was wrapped in Troy lee SLR saddle cover.

    For the 36 tooth capacity, custom hangers were made that allow a stock DI2 rear derailleur to work flawlessly with an 11-36t cassette. The fork was supposed to be a Simon but didn't have enough time to get it done. Reviews and testing to come.

    Di2 Conversion kits are available in red, blue, black, silver and polished....
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    Well, like the paint or not, nice work setting the bike up. I'm not sure how strong are the battery casings but, I'm not convinced the battery location is quite the best for a mountain bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npbikeshop
    This was built at Newbury Park Bicycle Shop for Cannondale to debut at Sea Otter. Troy Lee did the paint and although you can't see it in the photos, the black on the paint is raw carbon. Shifters are polished and were custom made just for this project. Polished Stan's rims with ceramic coated Extra-lite hubs. Full carbon Tune saddle was wrapped in Troy lee SLR saddle cover.

    For the 36 tooth capacity, custom hangers were made that allow a stock DI2 rear derailleur to work flawlessly with an 11-36t cassette. The fork was supposed to be a Simon but didn't have enough time to get it done. Reviews and testing to come.

    Di2 Conversion kits are available in red, blue, black, silver and polished....

    "available" as in for sale right, the shifters too?
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    Yes. The kits are available and in stock for Scalpel and Flash frames only. Kits can be built for other frames.

    Call the shop or email for details.

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    -Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Well, like the paint or not, nice work setting the bike up. I'm not sure how strong are the battery casings but, I'm not convinced the battery location is quite the best for a mountain bike.
    agreed. why don't they mount the bottle cage on the downtube and the battery on the front of the seat tube? also, how sealed is the Di2 system? and lastly, it's an improved trail bike not a mtn bike. furious freds are only good for dropping weight not traction

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