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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    njleach: I was riding the Taurine while I waited for the Scalpel frame. That picture is from the process of transfering all the parts from one to another. True the Taurine is hard to beat for acceleration and climbing but around here, trails are filled with rocks and roots so the Scalpel will probably end up a bit faster, because it handles rough trails better but it keeps you fresh longer. So I will have a Scalpel and a Prophet (among others).

    Kayba: I'm working extra hours these days so I don't have much time to build it but I really want to have it built and ready to hit the trails on sunday so I may ask my girlfriend to bring it to the LBS and have them take care of the stuck headset.

    Tond: Thanks. I didn't weigh it, if I can find the balance, I'll do it when the headset and bottle cage are off.

    I may need to switch the negative spring in the Lefty, it has a Red but I'm around 160-165... I'll try it with the red first.
    hey dan - have you taken the scalpel for a good ride yet? how does it feel in comparison to the taurine?

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    I did, a long ride in the Kingdom Trails in Vermont, it's a big network of flowy twisty trails with lot's of roots, great place. I will post a review on my site but I still want to experiment with the setup, particularly the Lefty (and wait after it's broken in a bit).

    Let's just say it ripped! It's not too far from the Taurine as far as geometry and riding stye is concerned, it's very agile and quick, precise handling but it's more stable and less bouncy, when going down a rough descent, it feels like a heavier bike than it is, it's very confidence inspiring. Of course the rear suspension has something to do about that but maybe the slightly slacker gometry also helps.

    The rear suspension also makes it grip more, the rear wheel sticks to the ground so it has more traction. Compared to the old Scalpel, you can feel it has more travel, the old one was closer to a hardtail in terms of feel. But with the RP23 set on the stiffest Pro Pedal setting, it almost feels like a hardtail. So far I prefer the Pro Pedal on level 2.

    Mine weighs in at 21.16 lbs so even though the Taurine is lighter, it is no slouch uphill. And with the added grip, it can actually climb better in rocky or loose soiled climbs. But it clearly has an edge on downhills though.

    The first thing that hit me with the Taurine is how quickly it accelerate on sprints and out of the saddle. That's one area where the Scalpel is behind but oh so slightly, it's not a deal-breaker.

    So I guess I could say I love the bike, it's exactly what I wanted, it's the perfect go fast bike for around here where trails are pretty rough (rocks, roots...). In an area where the trails are smoother, I think the Taurine would be a bit better but the Scalpel can deal confortably with a broader range of trails IMO.

    So far, the only negatives are very minor. First, my Lefty has the common too short valve pin so in order to inflate it, I must put a little bead or bearing in the pump head. I don't mind too much because once I have a fork dialed, I don't play with it much. It's easily solved with a new valve though. Another small thing but it's more a remark than a complaint: my calves are rubbing against the swing link sometimes... But as my friend said, I have big calves, he thinks I have two additional lungs in there. And my Hollowgram SL has a shorter than stock spindle and I have short spindled Eggbeaters too... It's not really bothering, I just tell myself it's a pretty girl that likes to touch me, massage my legs as I pedal!

    Like I said, I'll ride it more, fine tune the suspension and post a review on my site with pictures and all... I'd say next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    I did, a long ride in the Kingdom Trails in Vermont, it's a big network of flowy twisty trails with lot's of roots, great place. I will post a review on my site but I still want to experiment with the setup, particularly the Lefty (and wait after it's broken in a bit).

    Let's just say it ripped! It's not too far from the Taurine as far as geometry and riding stye is concerned, it's very agile and quick, precise handling but it's more stable and less bouncy, when going down a rough descent, it feels like a heavier bike than it is, it's very confidence inspiring. Of course the rear suspension has something to do about that but maybe the slightly slacker gometry also helps.

    The rear suspension also makes it grip more, the rear wheel sticks to the ground so it has more traction. Compared to the old Scalpel, you can feel it has more travel, the old one was closer to a hardtail in terms of feel. But with the RP23 set on the stiffest Pro Pedal setting, it almost feels like a hardtail. So far I prefer the Pro Pedal on level 2.

    Mine weighs in at 21.16 lbs so even though the Taurine is lighter, it is no slouch uphill. And with the added grip, it can actually climb better in rocky or loose soiled climbs. But it clearly has an edge on downhills though.

    The first thing that hit me with the Taurine is how quickly it accelerate on sprints and out of the saddle. That's one area where the Scalpel is behind but oh so slightly, it's not a deal-breaker.

    So I guess I could say I love the bike, it's exactly what I wanted, it's the perfect go fast bike for around here where trails are pretty rough (rocks, roots...). In an area where the trails are smoother, I think the Taurine would be a bit better but the Scalpel can deal confortably with a broader range of trails IMO.

    So far, the only negatives are very minor. First, my Lefty has the common too short valve pin so in order to inflate it, I must put a little bead or bearing in the pump head. I don't mind too much because once I have a fork dialed, I don't play with it much. It's easily solved with a new valve though. Another small thing but it's more a remark than a complaint: my calves are rubbing against the swing link sometimes... But as my friend said, I have big calves, he thinks I have two additional lungs in there. And my Hollowgram SL has a shorter than stock spindle and I have short spindled Eggbeaters too... It's not really bothering, I just tell myself it's a pretty girl that likes to touch me, massage my legs as I pedal!

    Like I said, I'll ride it more, fine tune the suspension and post a review on my site with pictures and all... I'd say next week.
    you've sold me dan... i hope cannondale has you on commission!

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    Frame Scalpel Si 67mm
    Fork Lefty Speed Carbon 110 DLR
    Rear shock Fox Float RP23
    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
    Stem Cannondale Si XC3 one piece Stem/Steerer 120mm
    Handlebar Syntace Duraflite Carbon 580mm
    Grips Ritchey WCS True Grips
    Brakes Shimano XT Disc Brake M765 + XT brake levers
    Rotors Hope Floating Saw Disc Black
    Front derailleur Shimano XT FD-M771 2008
    Rear derailleur SRAM X.0 Medium 2007 + KCNC Ceramic wheels Black
    Shifters SRAM - X.0 Twist Shifter set
    Derailleur cables Gore - Ride On Sealed Low friction
    Cassette Shimano CS-M970 XTR 11-32
    Chain KMC X9-93
    Cranks Cannondale Hollowgram Si
    Chainrings FSA 104/64 44-32-22T
    Pedals Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL 2007
    Rims NoTubes ZTR Olympic
    Hubs Tune Kong Black(rear), Cannondale Lefty SI 32h (front)
    Spokes & nipples DT Revolution 2.0/1.5/2.0 Black
    Quick Release Carbon-Ti (rear)
    Tires Vredestein Black Panthers 2.0
    Tubes Stan's Notubes
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    Warranty job from damaged 06 turned out nice. Can you see anything unusual about the bike?




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    650b wheels?

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    Yes!!! The front wheel is 650b. I think there may be enough room in the back for the larger wheel also. I sure did miss the wheel size while the bike was being worked on. It was difficult going back to 26".

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    Quote Originally Posted by trauma-md
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    67.5er....to be exact.

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    fastest bike i have ever ridden - and absolutely love it. 9.9kg as it is in the below photo. with my ztr olympic wheelset (and lighter tyres) it comes down to 9.5kg.

    - Large 2008 Scalpel frame
    - 110SL Lefty
    - Crossmax SLR
    - Racing Ralph 2.1 UST front & rear
    - SRAM X0 Grip Shifters
    - SRAM X9 rear dee
    - Dura Ace triple front mech
    - SI Cranks - 2x9
    - Formula Oro Puro Brakes

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    updated my '06 scalpel 1 recently. new comps in RED

    Frame Scalpel Optimo 67mm
    Fork Lefty Speed Carbon FOX TerraLogic TT, 110 mm
    Rear Shock FOX Float RP3
    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
    Stem Cannondale Si XC3
    Handlebar Cannondale Wind Carbon, flat
    Grips ODI Ruffian Lock-On
    Brakeset Shimano XTR
    Front Derailleur Shimano XT FD-M760
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR
    Shifters Shimano XTR Dual Control
    Derailleur Cables Gore - Ride On Sealed Low friction
    Cassette Shimano XT CS-M770 11-34
    Chain Shimano XT
    Cranks Shimano XTR
    Pedals Crank Brothers Eggbeater SL 2007
    Wheelset Mavic CrossMax SL
    Tires Maxxis Larsen TT UST
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    Quote Originally Posted by mofoki
    Yes!!! The front wheel is 650b. I think there may be enough room in the back for the larger wheel also. I sure did miss the wheel size while the bike was being worked on. It was difficult going back to 26".
    Not sure you will be able to fit a larger wheel, as a large 2.1 tire rubs under heavy peadling.
    I was only able to run a 1.9 to 2.0. Especially if you ride in the mud at any point.

    That looks cool, did it change the way it climbs?

    I know a guy that did the same thing to a Rush, and he is real fast on that bike..

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    Here it is my custom one, 5 months life, up to now very nice bike!
    weight about 10.3 kg




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    here's mine after a recent muddy ride. I know it's not quite as fancy as some of the others, but i enjoy it. And yes, i do make XL frames look small

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    Quote Originally Posted by myself369

    here's mine after a recent muddy ride. I know it's not quite as fancy as some of the others, but i enjoy it. And yes, i do make XL frames look small

    idk if these pics will show up...
    Man how tall are you? Nice scalpel. How do you like those Stylo handlebars and where did you get them? Also how much do they cost?

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    im 6' 5", all legs. After riding the narrow flat bars that came with it, the stylos are a huge improvement. I like to stand up and torque on the handlebars, so a wide, stiff bar made sense for me. They retail for about $65 dollars, i got them from the shop i work at.

    to sum up, after about 3 rides i LOVE this bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by myself369
    im 6' 5", all legs. After riding the narrow flat bars that came with it, the stylos are a huge improvement. I like to stand up and torque on the handlebars, so a wide, stiff bar made sense for me. They retail for about $65 dollars, i got them from the shop i work at.

    to sum up, after about 3 rides i LOVE this bike
    Great! thanks for the info. Forgot one question, do you know the weight?

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    duncan: claimed 225 grams, didnt weigh it before i installed it. I shopped for a bar for a while and didnt find an aluminum bar that was lighter. This is for the world cup version, the cheaper stylos are heavier

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    Quote Originally Posted by myself369
    duncan: claimed 225 grams, didnt weigh it before i installed it. I shopped for a bar for a while and didnt find an aluminum bar that was lighter. This is for the world cup version, the cheaper stylos are heavier
    Perfect I think I'll pick up a set if i can find um.

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    09 model in the works. Will istall a Cannondale 2X9 Si crank soon. Not pictured here but I just installed XTR Hydralic brakes. It weighs 24.5 lbs. and dropping.






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    mofoki, did you build that up from a frameset? when i was shopping for mine i only found the green frame with the SID up front.

    btw, do i spy a 650b up front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myself369
    mofoki, did you build that up from a frameset? when i was shopping for mine i only found the green frame with the SID up front.

    btw, do i spy a 650b up front?
    It was a warranty job to replace the 06 I broke. Frame and shok at no charge. I'll bet bet that SID fork helps shed some weight. I was thinking the next time my Lefty needs rebuilt just replacing it with the Lefty SL. You should try bigger wheel up front, it definately made a difference for the better.
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    SID will add weight actually over the lefty SL, and also be a poor ride compared to the SL.

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    mofoki:
    you plan to put an SI crankset on there, but how do you plan to remove the BB adapter? void the warranty?

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    The SID WC '09 weights 1440gr + 100gr stem = 1540gr. A Lefty SL '08 weights +/- 1250gr + 250gr one piece stem = 1500gr.

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    mofoki - how did the 650b change the geometry, i would imagine it slackened the HA a bit, how does it feel compared to stock?

    what wheel build are u using?

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    I checked, removing the BB adapter on the aluminum frame will not void the warranty, removing the adapter on the carbon frame will.

    As far as the geometry, I alsways felt like I was hanging out over the front wheel with the 26", now things seem to be more balanced. If it did change the geometry then Cannondale should have built the bike with a simular one because the bike handles better now.

    I built this wheel using a Cany Si 32H lefty hub, DT Swiss 2.0/1.7 double butted with a 2X pattern, on a Stans ZTR 355 rim and set it up tubeless with Stans rim strip. The QuasiMoto tire has held air (no burps) extremely well.

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    thanks mofoki, i'm definitely interested in trying the 650b

    does anyone know if all the aluminum scalpels have the bb adaptor, i'd like to try the BB30, but im too lazy to go pull my crank off to see if the frame has the adaptor

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    Yup! They are all BB30 with the adapter now. Cannondale must be thinking about lowering the price of the crankset or just getting out all together and letting FSA fit the cranks. FSA offers a three ring BB30 now. I'm still all for the 2X9. I don't like shifting gears and I for one am not a fan of the new Shimano 10 spd stuff around the bend. Extralite from Italy makes a 2X9 and is sold through Lite-Bikes.com if you're interested.

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    does that include the '08 frames as well? yeah, I'm all for the 2x9 as well - 22x34 is a waste
    shimano 10 spd, as in MTB 10 speed....im interested

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    Most 08 alloy Scalpels are not BB30 with adaptors, some are and it should be easy to see what you have, just look at the BB from the non-drive-side.

    It's not Shimano (not in the latest news at least), it's SRAM's new XX group that has been announced last week, out in mid 09, they haven,t given much details officially but word on the stree... word on the trail is that the XX stands for 20, or 2x10... and that the group's weight will match Shimano's Dura-Ace road group. Expect some tech to trickle down from Red. The next XTR will probably be 10 speed too though, not sure when it will be released though...

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    I'll take the old 8 spd over anything else. More gear options are a nice idea but another downside is the stuff just keeps getting thinner. That means it wears out faster too. It's allready expensive enough and as much as I ride I go through 3 chains a year and one or two cassettes. Craploads of cables and two rear derailleurs last year. Add that on to the normal stuff like tires and Stans and lubes. Funny thing is now that I think about it, it's any wonder I stay broke. I would think that the stuff being so thin and close that even smaller debris would start having negative impacts. There is definately a place for more gearing like road bikes but IMO not mountainbikes. If you can't find that sweet spot gear with the existing 9 spd then you need to ride more.

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    haha, thats what i get for being both a roadie and a mountain biker....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigH
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    hey, is that black tape on your chainstay? do you get any rub on the chainstay?
    thanks radm

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    is it true that only the 2006 scalpel si's (aka team) had BB30?

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    Smile The new member of my cannondale fleet

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    New frame/old parts

    My first full suspension....
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    Allright; was this a warranty job? How did you get Si cranks and a carbon fork on a Scalpel 5? That's a sweet bike and I sort of like the grips, well the color anyway, I'm not into the ergo style though. I have the same frame and now my delema is building my kit all over again. My previous Scalpel kit was orange. I saw Tinker Jaurez in green at the 24 Hours of Big Bear this year but I can't find any of that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofoki
    Allright; was this a warranty job? How did you get Si cranks and a carbon fork on a Scalpel 5?
    Not a warranty job; I have a Taurine but wanted FS so I ordered the alum frame and switched the parts. After some nasty scratches and a crack on the Taurine, I'm scared and too cheap to order the carbon Scalpel. Only one ride on it so far; I think it's going to be awesome!

    Let me know any tips on the green. I got the idea for the green ergo grips from another post. My friends love the ergo; I'll wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumble101
    The SID WC '09 weights 1440gr + 100gr stem = 1540gr. A Lefty SL '08 weights +/- 1250gr + 250gr one piece stem = 1500gr.
    if you are comparing apples to apples you would also need to add in the additional weight of a reducer headset onto the SID - there is probably 100g in it easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletLady
    Not a warranty job; I have a Taurine but wanted FS so I ordered the alum frame and switched the parts. After some nasty scratches and a crack on the Taurine, I'm scared and too cheap to order the carbon Scalpel. Only one ride on it so far; I think it's going to be awesome!

    Let me know any tips on the green. I got the idea for the green ergo grips from another post. My friends love the ergo; I'll wait and see.

    Green Fizik Gobi (this is the only one that I know that comeis in green).

    It helps a lot if your der. and brake cable is under the shock, less chance of them getting snagged.




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    Quote Originally Posted by myself369
    thanks mofoki, i'm definitely interested in trying the 650b

    does anyone know if all the aluminum scalpels have the bb adaptor, i'd like to try the BB30, but im too lazy to go pull my crank off to see if the frame has the adaptor
    when the have, there is a big decall on the tube "BB30" (mine at least)

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    Thanks for the reroute tip. Looks like I'll be making some changes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletLady
    Thanks for the reroute tip. Looks like I'll be making some changes...
    Yep...any time, one of my buddies ripped a juicy ultimate cable out of the caliper when it got snagged.

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    I would post my new 2009 Scalpel Carbon 2 right now, but I am waiting for the correct lefty (Carbon SL w/ DLR not the Fox SL w/ RLC) to come in.
    "Don't take life too serious. You'll never get out alive."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeuphill9
    I would post my new 2009 Scalpel Carbon 2 right now, but I am waiting for the correct lefty (Carbon SL w/ DLR not the Fox SL w/ RLC) to come in.
    does Scalpel Carbon 2 (from Europe) come with same Lefty Carbon as the Team Replica and Carbon 1? The web site lists it as Lefty Speed Carbon, the printed catalog says Lefty Speed Carbon SL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mete
    That looks really light...18.5-19 lbs right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    That looks really light...18.5-19 lbs right?
    hmm...no...it's more about 21,6 lbs...but that's still about 4 lbs lighter than the Jekyll I rode before...

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    Another '08 Scalpel 4. I've swapped out the tires and grips so far, and love the way this bike handles the trails here in the midwest.


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    That red is the color I was going to go with when I got my 06 replaced but I called back and changed to white with green trim. They are both nice colors. I changed enough parts out so far to get my bike just under 24 lbs. The last thing I want is the 2X9, BB30 crankset but for what they cost I don't think I'll ever get it. I don't understand where they get off charging $800 to $900 for a crankset when I just bought a computerized virtual reality trainer for about that much. I can buy a huge LCD TV for less than that. I hope Cannondale folks are reading this and realized they are pricing themselves out of a sale. Sorry to fly off topic. That's a real nice red Scalpel and I'm glad you took the time to post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofoki
    That red is the color I was going to go with when I got my 06 replaced but I called back and changed to white with green trim. They are both nice colors. I changed enough parts out so far to get my bike just under 24 lbs. The last thing I want is the 2X9, BB30 crankset but for what they cost I don't think I'll ever get it. I don't understand where they get off charging $800 to $900 for a crankset when I just bought a computerized virtual reality trainer for about that much. I can buy a huge LCD TV for less than that. I hope Cannondale folks are reading this and realized they are pricing themselves out of a sale. Sorry to fly off topic. That's a real nice red Scalpel and I'm glad you took the time to post it.
    The price is for the extreme light weight.

    Other manufacturer make BB30 2x9's...FSA for one has a few.

    http://mtb.fullspeedahead.com/fly.as...layout=product

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    Light weight or not it sucks some greedy bastard put a price that high on something as simple as a crankset. Anyway, it use to be the norm to put an avg price of $1.00 per gram. That rule flew out the window when carbon started coming out. I might pay $615 for one but not more. I like steak on my table too.

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    XL Scalpel 1000 '02

    I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread and seeing all the beautiful bikes. I just wanted to show off mine; the first-edition 2002 Scalpel is still going strong under my 205lbs. This is my commuter bike, I started riding a daily 17 mile round trip through a wildlife management area a few months ago.



    After quite a few upgrades I'm down to 24lbs on an XL frame, sans big-ole headlamp



    DT Swiss XS 4.2D rims, DT Swiss Revolution spokes
    Hope II hubs
    Michelin Dry2 dual compound tires
    SRAM X.0 rear derailleur, gripshift
    SRAM PG990 cassette, Shimano XTR chain
    1x9 drivetrain up front, 32t
    N-Gear Jumpstop chain guide
    Answer Hyperlite carbon handlebar
    Token carbon bar ends
    Topeak carbon pump
    Cateye Strada Wireless cyclocomputer
    Karbona carbon bottle cage
    USE Alien carbon seatpost (not shown)
    Selle Italia SLR saddle
    56 LED headlamp, rear deflector
    CODA 140mm stem (first thing I added)





    I'm just about to upgrade the crankset and bottom bracket to something 180mm.
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    2009 Scalpel

    This is my new bike. Does the weight seem high for the way it's set up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by epicracer5
    This is my new bike. Does the weight seem high for the way it's set up?
    You could shave off some additional weight by changing the wheels, but 9,510 is very good IMO. Your stem on the other hand is waaaaayyyyyyyyyyy too high

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    ya i might get one with less rize, but im tall, frame size XL, and it came with that stem

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    Hey rode the same trail!

    Hey I took a picture at the exact spot....guess that is a famous run in the mountains in slatysfork........the ride up is a little work but its all downhill from that spot!!

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    pretyyy woman!!!!!!!!!

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    hey epicracer,

    what length/rise is that stem/steerer? ive also got an xl scalpel, and my bar is too low with the 120mm 5 degree rise stem/steerer. interested in a possible swap? pm me if so.
    I ONLY make weird noises when i ride SS


    sorry, i work at a bike shop too

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo
    I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread and seeing all the beautiful bikes. I just wanted to show off mine; the first-edition 2002 Scalpel is still going strong under my 205lbs. This is my commuter bike, I started riding a daily 17 mile round trip through a wildlife management area a few months ago.
    Nice two things that go togeather perfectly, a Subaru and your Cannondale. I have a '97 Outback Limited and a Rush...

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    Nice. That color makes me miss my 2002 F700. One of my favorite colors because it just looks faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicracer5
    This is my new bike. Does the weight seem high for the way it's set up?
    that is a good weight ..

    aside from the KCNC seat post, SLR saddle, CF bottlecage and 4ti pedals what other mods have you done to it?

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    i switched trigger shifters to twist, changed stock grips to extralite foam, changed xtr front deralure to champi record, took tubes out and sealed tires with stans, and KCNC seat post, SLR saddle, CF bottlecage and 4ti pedals

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenz76
    does Scalpel Carbon 2 (from Europe) come with same Lefty Carbon as the Team Replica and Carbon 1? The web site lists it as Lefty Speed Carbon, the printed catalog says Lefty Speed Carbon SL.

    My Scalpel 2 just came in, and it had the Fox version of the Carbon Speed SL version on it. Not to sure if i will bother to change it, as I really like the Fox damping system....

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    Mine came with the same setup back in novmber. I opted to order a dlr carbon. It should com in next week.
    "Don't take life too serious. You'll never get out alive."

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    My '06 1000.





    I've since changed the grips and pedals to crankbrothers eggbeater SL and overhauled the drivetrain w/ new rings, cassette, chain, and cables. It has been a great bike the 2+ years I've had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myself369
    hey epicracer,

    what length/rise is that stem/steerer? ive also got an xl scalpel, and my bar is too low with the 120mm 5 degree rise stem/steerer. interested in a possible swap? pm me if so.
    For myself in the same situation, I got much better handling by replacing the si stem with the extended steerer tube with spacers and a 120mm 5 degree stem above the spacers, as opposed to the higher rise stem in the picture. It is a little heavier, but worth it imo. I can't fully explain the geometry/physics, but I know that with the 120mm high rise stem, I felt much more likely to go over the bars on steep drops. With the taller steerer tube and 5 degree stem, everything just feels right. I am thinking that it has to do with the fact that the weight forces from the stem are transfered to the bike further back (because of course the steerer tube is at an angle, so connecting the stem at a higher point also moves it further behind the front axle. You might think that you could get the same results by using a shorter high rise stem, but I've tried it, and while that did fix the over the bars tendancy, it kind of ruined the steering. I never could get the handling and feel right until I got the longer steerer tube, which feels great.

    I think the better handling of taller steerer / head tubes for tall riders is also supported by the fact that Cannondale has chosen to produce the XL Rize with a taller headtube and a special lefty. I really hope that in the future the will do this for the XL sizes of the Scalpel and Taurine.

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    2006 Team Scalpel with bike "condoms"

    Here's my 2006 Team Scalpel.
    What do you think of my bike "condoms"?
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    My 2002 L Scalpel 1000.




    Upgraded Hayes brakes, XT drive train, Thompson seatpost, Easton carbon bar, Fox rear lock out, Yeti grips, Bontrager saddle....

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    Are they just inner tubes Bert?

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    my new scalpel BBQ ( L )

    dry set up 8.29kg in time wil hit 8kg or less


    and wet+ rest of year set up 8.6kg try get hem at 8.2kg /8.3kg with RK SS 2.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8albert
    Here's my 2006 Team Scalpel.
    What do you think of my bike "condoms"?
    Bert!
    I spy a dork disc!

    Just kidding albert, those look cool, seems like they would help keep the pivots in nice working condition down on the seat stay.

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    Bert~ your "bike condoms" look pretty good, fairly subtle and they look pretty functional.

    Robin v Berkel~ Love the BBQ, great looking Scalpel
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    Quote Originally Posted by g8albert
    Here's my 2006 Team Scalpel.
    What do you think of my bike "condoms"?
    Bert!
    I may have to try that out. Good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin v Berkel
    my new scalpel BBQ ( L )

    dry set up 8.29kg in time wil hit 8kg or less


    and wet+ rest of year set up 8.6kg try get hem at 8.2kg /8.3kg with RK SS 2.2
    Hi Robin v Berkel,

    what wheels do you ride? I guess it's custom build of DTSwiss XRC carbon rims and maybe Cannondale front hub, what's on rear then and what's its final weight plus riding experiences?

    Vlado

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad01
    Hi Robin v Berkel,

    what wheels do you ride? I guess it's custom build of DTSwiss XRC carbon rims and maybe Cannondale front hub, what's on rear then and what's its final weight plus riding experiences?

    Vlado
    it was Dt-swiss XRC 1250 weelset and set 24H cannondale lefty hun + ceramic bearings and rest is same als XRC 1250 weelset the wieght of set + rim tape is 1242gr and super stif i weight now 95kg after 10/12 weeks no bikeing but weels are stil super stif

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    Here is my finished Franken-scalpel project, it was done about a month and a half ago...i've just been too busy riding it.



    Spec list:

    Bars & Stem: RaceFace Diabolus, RaceFace EvolveXC
    Headset: Cane Creek DoubleXC
    Rear Shock: Fox Float RL (have an RP23 on order)
    Front Shock: RockShox Reba Race
    Crankset: RaceFace EvolveXC 32t with Bashring (its a 1 x 9)
    Cassette: SRAM 990 11-34
    Chain: Wippermann Connex
    Derailleur and Shift Pod: SRAM X9
    Grips: Oury Lock-On
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeater SL
    Seatpost & Saddle: Thomson Masterpiece, Specialized Phenom 143
    Brakeset: Avid Juicy 7, 185mm rotors
    Hubs: Chris King ISO Disc, 28h front, 32h rear
    Hoops: DT Swiss XR4.1
    Rubber: Panaracer FireXC Pro

    The Franken-scalpel lives!
    Broken ankles = ********!

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    My new scalpel!


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    That's hot!!
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    wat does it weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicracer5
    wat does it weigh?
    As in picture 10.1 kg with ust nobby nic 2.25
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    Hi guys

    Just wondering if standard forks (eg. Fox 32's) can be put onto scalpel frames and if so is 100mm the optimum lenght.

    thanks,

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    On the trail.

    By the car.

    My old scalpel 1000.

    Love these bikes!
    "Single speed is the new black. Wait, black is the old black... Actually, single speed really isn't new at all."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySC

    On the trail.

    By the car.

    My old scalpel 1000.

    Love these bikes!
    How come you ride size L before? And change to size M now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kykky
    As in picture 10.1 kg with ust nobby nic 2.25
    do you run the 2.25 on the rear? whats the clearance like?

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    I purchased the 1000 used, got a great deal. I decided to jump on another deal for the 1 in my shop, and it was an M. Just so happens that the M fits better.
    Last edited by JaySC; 03-19-2009 at 10:20 PM.
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    Nice rides Quentin. I've followed that 29'er build, looks like it turned out great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySC
    Nice rides Quentin. I've followed that 29'er build, looks like it turned out great!
    Thanks! While I love my Caff', I think the Scalpel is still a fantastic ride. The Caff might be just a hair faster (lighter, stiffer), but the Scalpel is a little more fun to ride because it feels so much more natural. 3 years of riding it will do that, I suppose. I've been eying Crossmax wheelsets on ebay for a little while now. I've also considered building a set of wheels w/ tangerine orange Velocity VCX rims, black nipples, silver DT Swiss Comp spokes, and black Hope or King hub. I think it would cut about 1.5lbs off my Scalpel and it would look amazing.

    I beg that Cannondale does a 29er Scalpel. It would take the harsh edge off the Caffeine but still steamroll through the rocky stuff.

    I'll take mine in the new team replica paint, which has to be one of the best paint schemes I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin
    I beg that Cannondale does a 29er Scalpel. It would take the harsh edge off the Caffeine but still steamroll through the rocky stuff.
    Great Idea, but at the same time not so good.

    I say this because the main problem with 29er FS's is the long chain stays that have to be made to allow for the dropout to be far enough back to allow clearance for the tire. Longer chain stays mean less power transfer through the BB to the rear axle. By Cannondale making the Scalpel so stiff and light, a 29er sized chain stay would be like taking a step back from the feat that Cannondale achieved with short stays while still maintaining wicked stiffness.

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    2002 Scalpel upgraded

    Some updates from a previous posting: I have a yellow '02 Scalpel, size XL, that I've now upgraded everything on, except for the rear shock (I'll be getting to that soon). Most of the parts were worn out but the new parts were bought with weight reduction in mind. If you have any suggestsions, do tell.









    Handlebar/grips: Answer Hyperlite Carbon flat + Token carbon bar ends, Cannondale logo grips
    Stem/steerer: Cannondale SI 120mm
    Fork: 2008 Lefty Speed Carbon SL 110
    Rims/spokes: DT Swiss XR 4.2D with DT Swiss spokes, 32h
    Hubs: Woodman Lefty front, Hope Pro II rear
    Tires/tubes: WTB Raijin Race 2.1, generic ultralight tubes
    Brakes: Avid Juicy Ultimate with Avid rotors
    Shifters: SRAM X.0 gripshifter front and rear
    Derailleurs: SRAM X.0 short cage rear, Shimano Dura-Ace FD-7700 front
    Cassette/chain: SRAM PG-990 11-34t, Shimano Dura-Ace XTR with SRAM Powerlink
    Cranks: Middleburn RS7 Duo 180mm, 29tx42t
    Cables/sleeves: Jagwire Ripcord
    Bottom bracket: Token Carbon 108mm (not recommended, going bad after 3 months)
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeaters Ti 2
    Seat post: USE Alien Carbon
    Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
    Misc: Carbon bottle cage, Topeak carbon mini-pump, Cateye Strada Wireless cyclocomputer

    Total weight: 23.0 lbs.

    * I am looking for a carbon rear seatstay kit, if you've got one in excellent condition, PM me please. *

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    2008 Scalpel Team Edition




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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000
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    Nice! Congrats! Now time to get 'er dirty!

    Good call with the Twist shifters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    Nice! Congrats! Now time to get 'er dirty!
    I got the bike in Jan 08' and this last weekend was bike wash weekend (we have 8 bikes) so I decided to take a photo of all my rides nice and clean for once.

    Cannondale Road Bike

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...08262#poststop

    Cannondale CX Bike

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...70#post2108270

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000
    I got the bike in Jan 08' and this last weekend was bike wash weekend (we have 8 bikes) so I decided to take a photo of all my rides nice and clean for once.

    Cannondale Road Bike

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...08262#poststop

    Cannondale CX Bike

    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...70#post2108270
    Damn...you got some nice bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    Damn...you got some nice bikes.
    I agree with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amillmtb
    Damn...you got some nice bikes.
    Thanks however mine are actually the cheap ones my wife has all MOOTS bikes road, cyclocross and mountain and gets all the attention when we go on a ride

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