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    Post your Scalpel!!!!

    The rear did hit the seat tube, or to be more specific: the frontderrailleur. That's the reason that I had my rear suspension limited, to prevent the tyre from hitting it. A big shim was used and I think I've only got about 45-50mm of suspension left (from the original 80mm), but I don't experience the reduced travel as a big problem. It still works as I suspect it to work; go fast and dampen out the terrain...

    The lefty was also changed to accommodate the 650b wheel. I lost some travel there too, but apparently getting an adapted pbr still functions way better than a not-so-well functioning dlr without a shim.

    To be honest; I drove more than half a year without changing the front suspension and it was "ok" for me. Now that it's changed it functions even better, but I wouldn't say it's absolutely necessary. The rear suspension drove me mad to be honest, that's a change I would recommend anyone who's having rear suspension problems with a tyre hitting either the seat tube or front derrie.

    Hth, Vincent

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    Quote Originally Posted by VICpt View Post
    Hello vin100
    Can you explain us what you did in the Lefty and the rear shock?
    Ive got mine with 650b wheels for 5 months, and i didnt make any changes; works fine.
    Why did you or who told/advise you to make the changes?
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    I rode my 650b scalpel on a 100mm 26" lefty without any modification and it rode fine, that is until my lefty bottomed out and flipped me off my bike and bent my front wheel...
    I have since add a small 10mm shim in the lefty to reduce the travel and adjusted the air volume with volume reducers to maintain optimum ride quality, I don't even notice a difference.

    Before I added the shim my 2.25 Maxxis ardent front tire was just barely skimming the bottom of steerer tube, but apparently it was enough to do the damage. So if you have a smaller front tire you are probably fine, I just did not want to risk it again.

    As far as the rear shock, I have never had problems with the tire hitting the seattube, I am running XX1 so I don't have a front Dr. to worry about either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkB View Post
    First Cannondale, First Scalpel.

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    KirkB, do you have more pictures from your bike? I'm waiting mine just like yours, and want to know how exactly it is : ) thank you

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    I saw one of these at Gorrick (series in the UK) the other week, they look awesome. I like the hint of red. Still think it looks very Batman though.
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    \o/ uhuuuuuuuuuullllllllll I'm very excited with this bike... I'll put specialites 38T(black) with 25T carbonTi chainring to complete the darkside appearence of the bike

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    gripshifter, cassette and rear derailleur XX too : ))

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    Here's my, new to me, 2011 Scalpel.
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    "We will call you Cygnus, the god of balance you shall be."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin100 View Post
    I started out with a scalpel 2008 (team), then changed the front wheel to 650b. Now i've got a scapel 2011 team with 650b front and back. I got the lefty changed to fit the 650b and the rear damper also got a remake with a shim to make sure the rear wheel didnt hit the front derrie. Bike rides amazing!
    Hi,
    Racing ralph 2,25 on rear works well??
    I m wondering about putting Rocket Ron 2.1 on rear, probability its thinner?

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    Post your Scalpel!!!!

    Rara 2.25 is a bit tricky, it works.. But if the tyre isnt fully round it will hit the standing bridge. Mine used to be round, but for whatever reason it isnt anymore...
    I just bought a roro2.1 and am gonna install it tonight. Will post an update after installation

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    Quote Originally Posted by darioras View Post
    Here's my new scalpel just finished.18,3 lbs (8,3 kg). Awesome bike, I really enjoy it

    Awsome !
    Beautiful bike - Job done right !

    I'am wondering about putting RocketRon 650b 2.1 on rear.
    Tell me works well?
    Do you have maybe some pics with frame/ rear tire?How many space left? 3,4 mm??
    Regards

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    Batbike



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    Post your Scalpel!!!!

    Roro2.1 650b makes a better fit than the rara2.25 650b. Which is supposed to be obvious but i wanted to make sure

    Both will fit, but the roro2.1 leaves a lot of room for mud et cetera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post


    So Paulo-Brazil
    Holy sh.. dude that's some sick bike ! Obrigado !!
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    Hello World, how many beautiful Scalpel here!

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    Scalpel XX1'd !!
    Good timing, sun is back for good I hope too!

    Just have to wait for Reynolds to release their XX1 free Hub now.
    But that it will be just fine for the time being!

    Post your Scalpel!!!!-sc29-xx1-ju1.jpgPost your Scalpel!!!!-sc29-xx1-ju2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by freak6767 View Post
    Scalpel XX1'd !!
    Good timing, sun is back for good I hope too!

    Just have to wait for Reynolds to release their XX1 free Hub now.
    But that it will be just fine for the time being!

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    Right,I've logged in to ask in this topic why I haven't seen a Scalpel 29er with SLR wheels yet and here it is one. I'm gonna retain my 2013 SLRs when I'll trade in my F29 for a Scalpel 29.
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    To be honest, this Scalpel came with Reynolds Carbon, which I consider to be superior compared to the SLR...
    I used the mavic only because they have their FreeHub XX1 compatible, and Reynolds have not (yet)

    But I have to say, that I have always used Mavic SLR on every bike I owned! (scapel26, RZ120-XLR1, Flash29-1) and don't get me wrong these are great wheels! very stiff, and, knock wood, but I've always been problem free with them for all these years!

    When I put the reynolds back on the scalpel (if I do..but I guess i will), i'll put the SLR on the trigger!

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    Post your Scalpel!!!!

    What's the wheel on the front? It doesn't look like a crossmax slr rim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal View Post
    What's the wheel on the front? It doesn't look like a crossmax slr rim?
    It's the 29er SLR prototypes, all black.
    Spokes seems to be different on this prototype (round spokes instead of flat ones for the front, and the rear prototype has regular spokes)

    Didn't use the rear wheel, as I wanted to be sure that the XX1 freehub would be 100% compatible (I actually have checked now, and it appears the rear prototype is also compatible, it's ITS-4, so the mavic freehub XX1 would work on it too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by freak6767 View Post
    Scalpel XX1'd !!
    Good timing, sun is back for good I hope too!

    Just have to wait for Reynolds to release their XX1 free Hub now.
    But that it will be just fine for the time being!

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    Freak6767, great looking bike. Just wondering what Q factor your running on those cranks? Are they the bb30 ones?

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    Oh man, just looked through most of this thread and I am entirely to excited for my scalpel!!

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    Great.
    But those pedals?!
    No, its great, as long as you like it.
    Your trails dont give you much chances now. Come to Portugal, plenty of sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerboy85 View Post
    Freak6767, great looking bike. Just wondering what Q factor your running on those cranks? Are they the bb30 ones?
    Hi, q168, in 175mm, BB30 :-)

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    New Scalpel

    Picked up a new Scalpel Carbon 1. It's been a great bike so far. Had it a few weeks and have about 200 miles on it. Climbs fast with the full lock out on the front. Was primarily on a much loved Klein hard tail before and was concerned the bike would not be as fast. It's faster. Just rode Sea Otter on it this weekend. Great all around bike.
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