Post your Scalpel!!!!

Printable View

  • 11-17-2015
    FIREFTR
    Ok. Slight kick in the jewels. Cannondale said it was their opinion that my frame cracked by a force greater than what I had explained. Their conclusion was "inconclusive ". They told me unless I have video to back up my story I was SOL! But to show they didn't think I was completely full of bs they offered me a crash replacement at $1600. I found their company number online and gave them a call to appeal. They were generous at that point to not overturn their decision but cut the price further in half for a Team frame plus swag. Hopefully I will be riding by the end of this week.
  • 11-17-2015
    Jefflinde
    Form the pics you posted i think that there revised offer is exceptional. I hope you get the frame quick so you can get back out there.

    Cheers
  • 11-17-2015
    FIREFTR
    me too brother. Me too.
  • 11-18-2015
    NJYeti
    2 Attachment(s)
    2015 Black Inc
    I just upgraded from an old carbon hardtail to a 2015 Black Inc- mind blown! While somewhat unnecessary, I'm loving the Di2. Can't wait to race it next spring...

    Attachment 1029850


    Attachment 1029851
  • 11-19-2015
    Gavrylov
    Swiched from China carbon frame

    to Scalpel


    Very happy with it - saved 150 gr., but got much stiffer frame.
  • 11-24-2015
    FIREFTR
    2 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1031079Attachment 1031080Ok so we're back in business. Actually started looking into a Fat Caad 1. Gonna ride the "new" frame first. Just can't see changing my riding style any more. Anyways, here is some before and after pics. If anyone interested or knows of someone interested in a scalpel carbon 3 rear triangle hit me up....
  • 11-25-2015
    spartan23
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FIREFTR View Post
    Attachment 1031079Attachment 1031080Ok so we're back in business. Actually started looking into a Fat Caad 1. Gonna ride the "new" frame first. Just can't see changing my riding style any more. Anyways, here is some before and after pics. If anyone interested or knows of someone interested in a scalpel carbon 3 rear triangle hit me up....

    Good to see you back on the Scalpel even with the little hicup from Cannondale :thumbsup: .
  • 11-26-2015
    rcko
    Enjoy the ride man!

    Anyone has feedback on how often these 2015 scapel lefty need resetting? Mine seems I be about every 10hrs :/
  • 11-26-2015
    FIREFTR
    Thank you gents. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Manual states 10 hrs to reset.
  • 11-26-2015
    rcko
    Guess I better read the "instructions"
  • 11-26-2015
    FIREFTR
    Hahaha. Only know that cause my buddy just bought a scalpel and has read and reported back to me.
  • 11-26-2015
    johnlh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rcko View Post
    Enjoy the ride man!

    Anyone has feedback on how often these 2015 scapel lefty need resetting? Mine seems I be about every 10hrs :/

    It shouldn't be that often. If you run your pressure low enough to occasionally bottom out on rides, then it should automatically reset.
  • 11-27-2015
    FIREFTR
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 12-02-2015
    eam611
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FIREFTR View Post
    Attachment 1031079Attachment 1031080Ok so we're back in business. Actually started looking into a Fat Caad 1. Gonna ride the "new" frame first. Just can't see changing my riding style any more. Anyways, here is some before and after pics. If anyone interested or knows of someone interested in a scalpel carbon 3 rear triangle hit me up....

    message sent about the rear triangle.
  • 12-04-2015
    yules
    Got a good deal on a 2015 Scalpel 3, replaced drivetrain and brakes with XT M8000, front tire to Ardent race and saddle to PRO vulture. 25.9lbs fully loaded (Cage, pedals, tubeless with sealant).

    Rocket.

    Cannondale Scalpel 3 2015 by Yuval Leshem, on Flickr
  • 12-04-2015
    FIREFTR
    Beautiful bike. Check my pics above. Ride hard. Ride safe.
  • 12-14-2015
    Quentin


    My mishmash 2012 Carbon 1 parts/2015 Team frame. Not many mid 60s MTB days this dry in December. I saw more mud on my Slate on Saturday.


    Sent from Tandy 400
  • 12-14-2015
    FIREFTR
    Hey I live in So Fla. And it's already 78 at 730am. Unfortunately we have been getting unusual rain for this time of year. Haven't cleaned my bike after EVERY ride like this EVER!!!!!! Love the bike.
  • 02-03-2016
    mtn_cyclist
    1 Attachment(s)
    I just got a pristine 2012 Scalpel 1





    Attachment 1047658
  • 02-04-2016
    Bay1
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 03-19-2016
    DarioV
    My Scalpel 2012, Sub 7.7kg



  • 03-19-2016
    marzz
    1 Attachment(s)
    My 2015 Scalpel 2
    Xl with Nox hoops
  • 05-04-2016
    Jefflinde
    I have searched but can't find if anyone has tried to run 27+ tires on the scalpel 29er. I have the alloy version and would like a little more float in some of the sandier trails around my area.

    Cheers
  • 05-05-2016
    law2spam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jefflinde View Post
    I have searched but can't find if anyone has tried to run 27+ tires on the scalpel 29er. I have the alloy version and would like a little more float in some of the sandier trails around my area.

    I measured the space between the seatstays and chainstays to be only 2.75 inches. This was at the point the tire would come to.
  • 05-08-2016
    dreich88
    I can barely fit a Maxxis Ikon 2.35 in the back without rubbing. No way you're going to fit 2.75s back there.

    The front, on the other hand... I would like to see what you could fit on the front with the lefty. I am currently running a Maxxis Ardent 2.4 on the front with plenty of clearance. Would be interesting to see if you could fit a 2.8 on there. Not sure if you would run out of vertical clearance when bottoming out the fork, though.
  • 05-18-2016
    lucky73
    I am looking for a 2016 Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon Race, frame ONLY, in size Medium. Oddly this one is not AI it seems. I don't get why they have SI and non SI for these either.
  • 05-18-2016
    law2spam
    2 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lucky73 View Post
    I am looking for a 2016 Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon Race, frame ONLY, in size Medium. Oddly this one is not AI it seems. I don't get why they have SI and non SI for these either.

    I'm guessing you aren't aware that the new Scalpel SI is a totally different bike than the non-SI?

    New Scalpel SI
    Attachment 1071093

    Old frame (non-SI)
    Attachment 1071092

    Which one are you actually interested in?
    The non-SI bike is the old frame and other than color is no different since 2013.
  • 05-18-2016
    lucky73
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by law2spam View Post
    I'm guessing you aren't aware that the new Scalpel SI is a totally different bike than the non-SI?

    Old frame (non-SI)
    Attachment 1071092

    Which one are you actually interested in?
    The non-SI bike is the old frame and other than color is no different since 2013.

    I am looking for the 2016 in medium, frame only. Love the colors and don't need the newest model (also $$,$$$). Maybe someone is selling a warranty replacement frame..
  • 05-24-2016
    paxfobiscum
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lucky73 View Post
    I am looking for a 2016 Cannondale Scalpel 29 Carbon Race, frame ONLY, in size Medium. Oddly this one is not AI it seems. I don't get why they have SI and non SI for these either.

    I have a Scalpel 2 in Medium with about 50 miles total. I bought it a year ago and barely used it because I had foot surgery (bunionectomy) and could not ride for six months. By the time I was ready to ride it was winter time and I ended riding my Fatty more than the Scalpel.

    Two weeks ago I replaced the entire drivetrain of the Scalpel from XT 10 speed to XTR 11 speed. When I finished, I realized that I still would not be using it and would just rather sell the whole bike, or the frame / fork set / wheels.

    Make me an offer. The groupset is the latest XTR 11 speed with zero miles. The only time the group was used was spinning on the stand to align the drivetrain.
  • 05-24-2016
    lucky73
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by paxfobiscum View Post
    I have a Scalpel 2 in Medium with about 50 miles total. I bought it a year ago and barely used it because I had foot surgery (bunionectomy) and could not ride for six months. By the time I was ready to ride it was winter time and I ended riding my Fatty more than the Scalpel.

    Two weeks ago I replaced the entire drivetrain of the Scalpel from XT 10 speed to XTR 11 speed. When I finished, I realized that I still would not be using it and would just rather sell the whole bike, or the frame / fork set / wheels.

    Make me an offer. The groupset is the latest XTR 11 speed with zero miles. The only time the group was used was spinning on the stand to align the drivetrain.

    Color and wheel size?
  • 05-25-2016
    paxfobiscum
    Color is the White and Black with the Blue accents. Wheels are Mavic CrossMax with Schwalbe Knobby Nics 29 x 2.35. The original wheels were just Mavic Crossride and I upgraded them the the Mavic CrossMax.

    This bike was purchased in the Cannondale Corporate Store in Glen Cove, Long Island. I have all the receipts and warranty paperwork.

    I also have an XT M8000 groupset that is brand spanking new as well. If anyone is interested in an XT group instead, I could put those on the Scalpel and remove the XTR group. They are both brand new. If you choose the XT group though I will send them in boxes and you will have to install them yourself. That should be fun.

    Let me know if you have any other questions. For buyers in the Tri-State NY, NJ and CT area, I am willing to drive halfway for a meetup.
  • 05-31-2016
    Figman5000
    I'm looking to buy a first-generation Scalpel (frame or full bike) in XL size. I've currently got a 2004 Scalpel 3000 with a large frame, but it's a little small for me, as I'm a lanky 6'3". So I'm thinking of a frame swap. Anybody got any leads? Bonus points if it's in blue/white.
  • 06-27-2016
    o27
    1 Attachment(s)
    Just got a 2015 Team to replace my Stumpy FSR S-Works. Finally got my dream bike. However Im contemplating getting another handlebar. Should I go for standard 700mm or opt for 740mm or 760mm?

    Attachment 1078778
  • 07-06-2016
    GRPABT1
    Looking to purchase a 2014 carbon Scalpel team, what should I look out for on pre purchase inspection?
  • 07-20-2016
    mr.chameleon
    2 Attachment(s)
    2015 Scalpel 4 29"
    Hello,
    Just picked up my 2015 Scalpel 4 29" and absolutely love it so far. Only have about 12 miles on it so far, but what a difference. Looking forward to learning about all of its tech and features.

    Attachment 1083234Attachment 1083235
  • 08-24-2016
    Bay1
    1 Attachment(s)
    warranty scalpel
    Big ups to the warranty systemAttachment 108987110.79kg with pedals drink bottle holder and snake skin tyres
  • 08-27-2016
    Quentin
    I have the white/black Tricons on my 2012 Scalpel (with warranty replacement green/black frame). The color mismatch is driving me crazy. Should I ****-can the Tricons all together or go through the hassle of changing the white spokes to black?


    Sent from Tandy 400
  • 01-30-2017
    CRANK!
    Anyone know what the max tire width is for a 2015 carbon 3 scalpel? I want to order some 29x2.35 but am not sure if they will fit
  • 01-30-2017
    katko
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CRANK! View Post
    Anyone know what the max tire width is for a 2015 carbon 3 scalpel? I want to order some 29x2.35 but am not sure if they will fit

    got 2.35 NobbyNics on my off season/ winter wheels and there's enough room :)
  • 01-30-2017
    johnlh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CRANK! View Post
    Anyone know what the max tire width is for a 2015 carbon 3 scalpel? I want to order some 29x2.35 but am not sure if they will fit

    I can fit a 2.4 Ardent and 2.4 Specialized Purgatory on Enve xc (skinny19mm internal) rims with plenty of room.
  • 01-30-2017
    alexdi
    I'm running 2.35 Forekaster in the front and 2.35 Ardent Race in the back. Plenty of room for both on stock '15 Enve rims with 17.9mm inner width. They'd probably gain a tenth on each side with a wider rim.

    Interestingly, they didn't seem to need sealant. The front tire lost 1 PSI in two weeks without it. The back tire didn't lose anything. I just put in a couple ounces anyway on the off chance I hit something sharp.
  • 01-31-2017
    CRANK!
    Thanks for the info I am thinking of going with 2.35 vittoria mezcal or maxxis ikon
  • 01-31-2017
    gonxme4
    Go for the Barzo in the front and Ikon in the rear.
  • 02-01-2017
    alexdi
    Mezcal looks a little weak for a front tire. You want a more aggressive tire in the front than the back. Barzo is OK. I'd probably pick something with bigger side knobs.

    As above, the Ikon is best in the back.
  • 02-01-2017
    CRANK!
    I will look into the Barzo. The trails around here are not very technical so I can get away with fast rolling xc tires
  • 02-01-2017
    Rolanddmc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CRANK! View Post
    I will look into the Barzo. The trails around here are not very technical so I can get away with fast rolling xc tires


    Running 2.25 TNT Barzos Fr & Rr and so far really impressed, roll much quicker than expected given there grip in damp/muddy conditions...
  • 02-04-2017
    ScalpelOne
    Fully Overhauled Scalpel 29er 3
    Well....after a few years with my white 2013 Scalpel 29er 3, I decided to do a full overhaul this winter.

    Frame was acid dipped, media blasted, and powder-coated anodized blue over super chrome by Killer Koatings powder coating in Cincinnati, OH.
    Replaced every bearing, pivot bushing, and seal on the bike and upgraded many of the components. Overall, very happy with how it turned out and its pretty sweet to have a one-of-a-kind scalpel now. My buddy is cutting me some white cannondale decals for it, as I feel it is missing something to tie it all together.














  • 02-15-2017
    alexdi
    Beautiful color. I'd be tempted to remove the red and yellow detailing to leave a pure blue/monochrome combination.
  • 02-16-2017
    scooterman
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1121805

    Scalpel Si 2 with XX1/XO1 eagle and Valors
  • 03-03-2017
    bikewerx
    2 Attachment(s)
    My trusty Scalpel in Moab

    Top of Burro Pass
    Attachment 1124614

    Attachment 1124615
  • 04-12-2017
    guidodg
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 05-15-2017
    J_Westy
    1 Attachment(s)
    2017 Alloy Si 5
    Concept was an everyday alloy woods bike with high reliability. I chose brands and components that have been more or less bullet proof for me in the past.

    Respectable 13.2 kg.

    Frame: 2017 Scalpel Alloy Si 5, Large
    Rear Shock: stock RockShox Monarch RL, 100mm
    Fork: stock Lefty 2.0, 100mm, PBR Isolated Damper Technology with XC+ tune and updated controls, 55mm offset
    Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon Flat UD Matte Black - back sweep: 9, Cut down to 675mm
    Grips: stock Cannondale X1 Single Lock Grips
    Brakes: Deore XT BR-M8000, SM-RT86 Discs 180/160mm, 02A ICE TEC
    Shifters: SRAM X0 front, X01 rear
    Front Derailleur: stock Shimano XT M8000
    Rear Derailleur: stock SRAM GX, 11-speed
    Cassette: SRAM XG-1199 10-42
    Chain: KMC X11SL
    Cranks: stock Cannondale forged Si, 36/26 CNC Rings
    Pedals: XTR PD-M9000
    Rims: WTB Frequency Team i23 TCS
    Front Hub: Chris King ISO Lefty Supermax Front Hub - 32 Hole
    Rear Hub: Chris King ISO Rear Hub - 12x142mm - 32 Hole - XD Freehub
    Axle: Robert Axle Project Lightning 12 mm x 162-167 mm x 1.0 Thread
    Tires: Continental Race King ProTection 29x2.2 (with tubes)
    Saddle: Ritchey WCS Streem Saddle
    Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon 1-Bolt, UD Matte Black

    The 2x11 mash-up combo of shifters, derailleurs, cassette and chain works great BTW.

    Attachment 1134152

    Attachment 1137210
  • 05-15-2017
    guidodg
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 06-15-2017
    alexdi
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1142140

    This one started as a '15 Team. The only stock parts left are the frame, suspension, and most of the drivetrain.

    Size: L
    Stem: Project 321 steerer and Kalloy Uno 70mm/-7D
    Bar: Carbon 800mm (open mould)
    Grips: ESI Chunky
    Wheels: EIE carbon i29/i39 asymmetric/Laser/BHS
    Brakes: Formula R1R
    Rotors: Ashima Ai2
    Chainring: Absolute Black 32T
    Post: Carbon (open mould)
    Seat: GUB 1158
    Pedals: Ritchey WCS
    Tires: WTB Ranger 3.0 F/L, Bontrager XR2 Team 2.35 (Panaracer pictured)

    As pictured, it's 23 pounds even. With either of the two unreliable droppers I used to have installed, it's just over 24 pounds. Future upgrades may include offset shock bearings, an angleset variant, and a 2.5/2.6 rear tire.

    Or not. The bike is super fun as is. It makes a hell of a trail ride with bigger tires and a bit of suspension tuning.
  • 06-24-2017
    Ranger419
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 1143496

    Coukdn't pass up a good deal on my newest bike, 2015 scalpel carbon 2 in XL frame
  • 06-25-2017
    TurboKoo

    Photo from one of the first rides in early March.
  • 08-11-2017
    tmattbike
    4 Attachment(s)
    2017 Scalpel SI-3
    New (to me, was a 2017 demo model from Cannondale) SI-3. So far (not pictured below, these were taken on first ride) just swapped the stock grips to ESI chunky grips and cut the bars from 760 to 740mm. Currently in the process of adding paint protection film (hand cut) and I cleaned up the scuff on the Lefty with model paint for cosmetic fix.
    Attachment 1151658Attachment 1151659Attachment 1151660Attachment 1151661
  • 08-14-2017
    Twiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tmattbike View Post
    New (to me, was a 2017 demo model from Cannondale) SI-3. So far (not pictured below, these were taken on first ride) just swapped the stock grips to ESI chunky grips and cut the bars from 760 to 740mm. Currently in the process of adding paint protection film (hand cut) and I cleaned up the scuff on the Lefty with model paint for cosmetic fix.
    Attachment 1151658Attachment 1151659Attachment 1151660Attachment 1151661

    Nice! I'm about to pick up the same bike *hopefully* ....planning on buying the local demo bike from my dealer!
  • 08-14-2017
    Twiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tmattbike View Post
    New (to me, was a 2017 demo model from Cannondale) SI-3. So far (not pictured below, these were taken on first ride) just swapped the stock grips to ESI chunky grips and cut the bars from 760 to 740mm. Currently in the process of adding paint protection film (hand cut) and I cleaned up the scuff on the Lefty with model paint for cosmetic fix.

    Funny, I had skimmed over your post and didn't realize until after the fact that yours was also a Demo too!.... Hopefully you aren't in Calgary and hopefully this wasn't the Demo that I was planning to buy haha ;)
  • 08-14-2017
    tmattbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    Funny, I had skimmed over your post and didn't realize until after the fact that yours was also a Demo too!.... Hopefully you aren't in Calgary and hopefully this wasn't the Demo that I was planning to buy haha ;)

    Nope I'm in Ontario! Yeah as far as picking up the demo went it's been pretty good. Local shop owner and cannondale enthusiast is a friend and he ripped the bike apart, cleaned and rebuilt it, even threw in new brake pads as part of the deal. Nothing huge but the little things help for sure! Since riding it for a few weeks I've spent my own fair share of time tearing it down and greasing/threadlocking as needed as well. Other than the scuffs from previous rides as a demo it rides and feels just like a new bike!
  • 08-14-2017
    Twiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tmattbike View Post
    Nope I'm in Ontario! Yeah as far as picking up the demo went it's been pretty good. Local shop owner and cannondale enthusiast is a friend and he ripped the bike apart, cleaned and rebuilt it, even threw in new brake pads as part of the deal. Nothing huge but the little things help for sure! Since riding it for a few weeks I've spent my own fair share of time tearing it down and greasing/threadlocking as needed as well. Other than the scuffs from previous rides as a demo it rides and feels just like a new bike!

    Perfect ;)

    Yeah, Assume it works out in my case I think I'll ask them to do the same...May even throw a thread-together BB Shell on there, as the weekend I took it out it was already creaking a bit!

    Out of curiousity, did the shop owner tell you whether a demo bike is considered 'new' (ie: you're the first owner) for the purposes of warranty? I bought a Scott Demo bike once and this was the case back then!
  • 08-14-2017
    tmattbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Twiggy View Post
    Perfect ;)

    Yeah, Assume it works out in my case I think I'll ask them to do the same...May even throw a thread-together BB Shell on there, as the weekend I took it out it was already creaking a bit!

    Out of curiousity, did the shop owner tell you whether a demo bike is considered 'new' (ie: you're the first owner) for the purposes of warranty? I bought a Scott Demo bike once and this was the case back then!

    Funny you mention the creaking as mine started creaking this weekend and going to get the LBS to take a look at it this week. When I bought it I bought it "new" as the first owner with a full manufacturer warranty from Cannondale.I would assume that would be a Canada wide policy but I'd check with your shop as well. Here's hoping I never have to make use of the warranty!
  • 09-29-2017
    martinPL
    1 Attachment(s)
    New addition to the stable
    Attachment 1160233
  • 10-08-2017
    TheX
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quiet thread, here's my gift to myself for giving up street motorcycles and road bikes. MTB is much safer (for me).

    Attachment 1161478
  • 11-30-2017
    vegrindst
    2 Attachment(s)
    My Scalpel
    Really new to the site but love my bike(s)

    Attachment 1170009

    Attachment 1170010
  • 12-04-2017
    samarskyrider
    Here is my Scalpel Si Carbon 2 in XL size with DT240 | ZTR Crest | Sapim CX Ray wheelset on




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • 12-29-2017
    guidodg
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 01-14-2018
    xluossa
    2 Attachment(s)
    Trying something different. Fox 120mm fork, shorter stem, offset bushings.
    After first ride it feels like this bike was intended to be like this. Really happy about it.
  • 01-19-2018
    Headshok'r
    2 Attachment(s)
    Mine
    Heavily modified SE2 on a snowy PA ride today...finally mid 30's...such a fast, short-travel bike. I like it much better than my Habit.
    Attachment 1178893
    Attachment 1178894
  • 01-19-2018
    GChuckyB
    I like the choice of tires. What are the widths?
  • 01-19-2018
    Headshok'r
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GChuckyB View Post
    I like the choice of tires. What are the widths?

    2.5 up front...2.3 in back. I think the 2.5 would also fit the rear with no problem. They're heavy but I wanted durability and traction.
  • 01-19-2018
    Quentin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Headshok'r View Post
    Heavily modified SE2 on a snowy PA ride today...finally mid 30's...such a fast, short-travel bike. I like it much better than my Habit.
    Attachment 1178893
    Attachment 1178894

    The Scalpel SE is a compelling option. If it fit plus tires, it would really cover my Scalpel 29er and my Bad Habit. 2 bikes in 1.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • 01-19-2018
    Headshok'r
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
    The Scalpel SE is a compelling option. If it fit plus tires, it would really cover my Scalpel 29er and my Bad Habit. 2 bikes in 1.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    The Fox 34 is Boost so you could run a 27+ on it at least.