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    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.

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    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

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    me too brother. Me too.

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    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...

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    Swiched from China carbon frame

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    Very happy with it - saved 150 gr., but got much stiffer frame.

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    Post your Scalpel!!!!-20151124_122719.jpgPost your Scalpel!!!!-20151124_122657.jpgOk 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....

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ID:	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 .

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    Enjoy the ride man!

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

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    Thank you gents. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Manual states 10 hrs to reset.

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    Guess I better read the "instructions"

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    Hahaha. Only know that cause my buddy just bought a scalpel and has read and reported back to me.

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    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.

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ID:	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.

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    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.

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    Beautiful bike. Check my pics above. Ride hard. Ride safe.

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    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.


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    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.

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    I just got a pristine 2012 Scalpel 1





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    My Scalpel 2012, Sub 7.7kg



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    My 2015 Scalpel 2

    Xl with Nox hoops
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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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?

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    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..

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    Looking to purchase a 2014 carbon Scalpel team, what should I look out for on pre purchase inspection?

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    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.

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    warranty scalpel

    Big ups to the warranty systemPost your Scalpel!!!!-image.jpg10.79kg with pedals drink bottle holder and snake skin tyres

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    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?


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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Thanks for the info I am thinking of going with 2.35 vittoria mezcal or maxxis ikon

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    Go for the Barzo in the front and Ikon in the rear.

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    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.

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    I will look into the Barzo. The trails around here are not very technical so I can get away with fast rolling xc tires

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    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...

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    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.














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    Beautiful color. I'd be tempted to remove the red and yellow detailing to leave a pure blue/monochrome combination.

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    Post your Scalpel!!!!-img_20161010_182713.jpg

    Scalpel Si 2 with XX1/XO1 eagle and Valors

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    My trusty Scalpel in Moab

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    Post your Scalpel!!!!-whatsapp-image-2017-04-12-21.03.22.jpg

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    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.

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    Post your Scalpel!!!!-scalpel_eie.jpg

    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.

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    Coukdn't pass up a good deal on my newest bike, 2015 scalpel carbon 2 in XL frame

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    Photo from one of the first rides in early March.

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