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    Now that's hot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by danridesbikes View Post
    allow the flat pedals, not used spds offroad yet
















    Please post your impressions on the shifting after you go off road...
    ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

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    Scalpel 29 Ultimate - medium



    weight includes shimano xtr pd-985 pedals and garmin edge 500 + sensors


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    Nice bike , thanks for the pictures.

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    How My build is looking, few bits to finish. no lefty but hope you guys like
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    The photo doesn't show up on my screen?

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    How My build is looking, few bits to finish. no lefty but hope you guys like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nath01978 View Post
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    cannondale without a lefty is not a real cannondale

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    keep telling yourself that!! haha.

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    long overdue, I absolutely love this bike.

    Highlights..
    Envy Rear Wheel 26 cc
    Blunt Front Wheel 650b
    Magura SL Brakes
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    ok ok.

    amazing machine, but why do you hav two exemplaries of the banana book in your garage? anyway you won cant followers you on this bike its the most beautiful ever gre bis min.... if you Want to ride center of France. we will welcome you hre guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbal View Post
    here is my latest addition...

    Got a Scalpel Carbon 29er 2 and moved all the kit from my 2011 Team Scalpel (26"). Still in the process of changing parts around but have it down to 9.9kg.
    Hey mate, I've just bought one of these and I'm just wondering what parts you have used to drop the weight down.

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    Full XX (brakes, drivetrain), Hollowgram SL, Enve wheelset, FSA Kforce bar and seatpost, Antares carbon saddle.

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    Really enjoying this Bike:






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    They're all looking pretty sweet!!

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    Scalpel Alloy 4 in the Virginia countryside.
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    2007 Scalpel 1

    Bought this baby second-hand in the summer of 2012....gently used, in very nice condition...just finished replacing the chain, middle chainring, cassette and all the rear-triangle hardware......rides insanely nice and tight! Always wanted a Scalpel....will probably keep this one forever!
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    My Scalpel




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    "Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    Please post your impressions on the shifting after you go off road...
    By far the nicest Scalpel I've ever seen. Nice job mate.
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Here's my new scalpel just finished.18,3 lbs (8,3 kg). Awesome bike, I really enjoy it









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    Description:


    Frame: Cannondale Scalpel team 2011
    Rear Shock: Dt Swiss XR carbon
    Lefty: speed carbon XLR, tuned by Leonardi Racing
    Chainring: hollowgram sisl2, chainrings Leonardi Racing 40-27
    Shifters: Sram trigger XX
    Rear mech: Sram XX
    Front mech: Sram XX
    Cassette: Sram XX 11-36
    Brakes: Formula R1 racing
    Handlebars: Ritchey Superlogic flat
    Grips: Extralite Ultragrips
    Stem: Extralite Ultrastem OC 100mm
    Headset tube: Mattias Hellre
    Seatpost: Schmolke TLO
    Saddle: Tune Speedneedle Marathon
    Bottle cage: Bontrager RXL carbon
    Pedals: Crank brothers Egg Beater 4TI
    Chain: KMC X10SL
    Wheels: Notubes ZTR Crest 650b, Tune Cannonball-Kong hubs, Sapim CX Ray rays
    Rear quick release: KCNC
    Tires: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2,25 front, 2,1 rear. Latex 70ml for wheel
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    Good job! Congratulations

    Beautiful bike you got!
    Can you describe it? Just to know what it has.
    Just noticed youre a 650b rider, so am i in my Scalpel.

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    Will Cannondale accept warranty issues if you are using 650 wheels on a 26 inch frame?

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    No!

    Unless you have some 26 wheels back home to be secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VICpt View Post
    Beautiful bike you got!
    Can you describe it? Just to know what it has.
    Just noticed youre a 650b rider, so am i in my Scalpel.
    Thank you!

    Description added

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    thats a real nice ride!

    The only thing that comes to mind is that I am really glad that my wife does not see the price tag of our scalpels...

    Enjoy the hills...

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    Scalpels

    Hi, I'm from Brazil and would like to post a picture of my scalpel 29er, but i'll be able to do it after 10 posts, so I'll wait for this : )

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    Scalpels

    Of course, ultra light Scalpels... sub 8kg 26" and sub 9kg 29"

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    I don't see my posts here. Very strange. Maybe a technical problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by darioras View Post
    I don't see my posts here. Very strange. Maybe a technical problem
    We are on page 30... Take a look at page 29, you have posted a very nice Scalpel there.

    Have a great holiday season...

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    VICpt, what a beautfull colour!! What seatpost and saddle are you using??

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    9.2kg with Xking 2.2 tires and a lot of notubes



    8.8kg with bontrager 29-0 (raceday)

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post
    VICpt, what a beautfull colour!! What seatpost and saddle are you using??
    Hi Chris, i have the Selle Italia Monolink combo, SLR and monolink seatpost (both carbon).
    Not as light as your, but very good.

    You have also nice colours.

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    Maybe you can see it better in this photo.


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    i actually sold my 29 to buy a scalpel ultimate 2013- not colored but beautifull

    I just sold a sub 8kg scalpel 2011, ill post a photo when im in a pc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post

    9.2kg with Xking 2.2 tires and a lot of notubes

    8.8kg with bontrager 29-0 (raceday)
    Where'd you get the green no tubes stickers? I'm trying to find some in blue..

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    You may order ZTR stickers here Resultat de la recherche www.jpracingbike1.com. Lot of colors, light green is the Cannondale color, I ordered CREST 29er stickers there.

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    BTW, 9.2 KG? Are you sure about it? Seems strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by VICpt View Post
    Maybe you can see it better in this photo.

    I want! Nice job man <3
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Largoraf View Post
    BTW, 9.2 KG? Are you sure about it? Seems strange


    9.kg yeah, weight weenie bike... thanks to hollowgram crank, r1 race brakes, ztr racegold wheels, mcfk handlebar and steerer, extralite stem, xx cassete and derailleur, xo gripshift, lefty speed w/dlr, tune sadlle... only ultimate parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post
    9.kg yeah, weight weenie bike... thanks to hollowgram crank, r1 race brakes, ztr racegold wheels, mcfk handlebar and steerer, extralite stem, xx cassete and derailleur, xo gripshift, lefty speed w/dlr, tune sadlle... only ultimate parts
    Way to go! (Y)
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post
    9.kg yeah, weight weenie bike... thanks to hollowgram crank, r1 race brakes, ztr racegold wheels, mcfk handlebar and steerer, extralite stem, xx cassete and derailleur, xo gripshift, lefty speed w/dlr, tune sadlle... only ultimate parts
    This is amazing ! Luv it !!!!

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    Scalpel 2 frame

    Lefty speed w/dlr 110mm converted to 90mm (original spacer used in the bottom)

    Mcfk steerer tappered

    Mcfk 660mm handlebar

    Extralite stem

    R1 race brakes

    Ashima AI2 rotors

    XO silver gripshifter

    Foam grips

    PRC team setpost

    Tune Komm-vor (tunned-leather removed)

    Hollowgram with specialites 38T and carbonTi 25T

    Crankbrothers SL eggbeatter

    ZTR racegold wheelset

    Sram XX cassette 11-36

    Sram XX rear derailleur medium

    Sram X9 front derrailleur

    KMC 10spd sl chain

    Effeto mariposa ~100ml each wheel

    Bontrager 29-0 1.9 front

    Furious Fred 2.0 rear

    elite whaterbottle cage

    8.8kg total - raceday (9.2kg with conti 2.2 x-king)

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    Thank you for posting !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post
    9.kg yeah, weight weenie bike... thanks to hollowgram crank, r1 race brakes, ztr racegold wheels, mcfk handlebar and steerer, extralite stem, xx cassete and derailleur, xo gripshift, lefty speed w/dlr, tune sadlle... only ultimate parts
    to some of us that is basic kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.T View Post
    to some of us that is basic kit.
    Oh yeah Good to hear it, here in Brazil this bike is unique, maybe the second 29 full suspension bike. I supose you have a lighter 29er full suspension as you said that this scalpel is basic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post
    Oh yeah Good to hear it, here in Brazil this bike is unique, maybe the second 29 full suspension bike. I supose you have a lighter 29er full suspension as you said that this scalpel is basic...
    Sorry if I sounded rude. That is really nice bike! Mine is indeed lighter but it is 26" so unfair comparison. To me ultimate would mean custom made carbon parts, tuned components and maybe hydraulic shifting

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.T View Post
    Sorry if I sounded rude. That is really nice bike! Mine is indeed lighter but it is 26" so unfair comparison. To me ultimate would mean custom made carbon parts, tuned components and maybe hydraulic shifting
    I'm sorry about my english my mistake.

    I sold this bike and bought a Scalpel Ultimate 2013, a bit heavier, but more confident, enve wheels, stock stem...



    Here my Scalpel 26 2011 7.95kg that I just sold too.






    I'll start ride a road for trainning, and use scalpel only for special trails and competitions, and will use a 29 OEM XO group for trainning offroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Grechi View Post
    I'm sorry about my english my mistake.

    I sold this bike and bought a Scalpel Ultimate 2013, a bit heavier, but more confident, enve wheels, stock stem...



    Here my Scalpel 26 2011 7.95kg that I just sold too.






    I'll start ride a road for trainning, and use scalpel only for special trails and competitions, and will use a 29 OEM XO group for trainning offroad.
    I prefer the colours on the old one, but the comparison ends there. That's an amazing bike you have there.

    Congratulations mate
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    After a year with 4 digits miles the bike still shines! Got rip of some creaking noise (bottom bracket / main pivot bearings, which bugged me big time!) and updated a few parts lately... now I'm in love again! Not the lightest build @ 21.6lbs but I'm happy as is.
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    Beautifull Scalpel man! Like a Ultimate Nice ENVE decalls

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    Thanks Chris, yours super nice too. Ya I had the "old" ENVE decals on the wheels and they were pretty beat up.. so replaced with the new style.

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    hey there,
    Here's my Scalpel Carbon 1-2013.
    Can't say anything else other than I absolutely like the bike!
    A beauty to look at, and a beast to ride.

    Latest shot before going XX1. (Late february cannot come soon enough when Reynolds will be shipping their XX1 free hubs, so in the mean time it will be XX1 minus the rear cogs)

    Not much on that one:
    Fizik Cyrano Carbon
    Leornadi Racing Carbon lefty guard
    Time Attac XC8 Carbon pedals
    Sram XO Type 2 rear derailleur
    Enve sweepbar
    XX Rotors 180/160
    Schwalbe Noby Nic Snakeskin Front / RR Snakeskin rear, both tubeless
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    not mine (its Alex Grant's from the Shoair Cannondale team)... but mine is going to look like this pretty soon! just awesome.


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    For me this bike need's some changes... handlebar, rotors and carbon fork ; ) (maybe remove decals from the wheels)

    But, its a TOP bike for sure : )


    One think that not make me confortable in XX1 is the big GAP fro 42T to ~38(?) rear...

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    I happen to think that bike is PERFECT.

    (drooling)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    I happen to think that bike is PERFECT.

    (drooling)
    agreed!!!

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    A dying bread. Love my 26" (now 27.5") Scalpel!

    This is my dream bike and I am so excited to start racing on it.

    2012 Cannondale Scalpel 2
    Stan NoTubes ZTR Crest 650b Wheels
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 - Crossmark 2.1
    SRAM XX1 Groupset

    Weighs about 21lbs and I could probably easily drop another 1.5lbs.

    I am not a huge fan of 29er, but the racer in me knew I needed bigger wheels, so this is a prefect fit and XX1 just topped it off perfectly.

    I doubt you will see to many more of these, especially with this build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ma2t View Post
    A dying bread. Love my 26" (now 27.5") Scalpel!

    This is my dream bike and I am so excited to start racing on it.

    2012 Cannondale Scalpel 2
    Stan NoTubes ZTR Crest 650b Wheels
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 - Crossmark 2.1
    SRAM XX1 Groupset

    Weighs about 21lbs and I could probably easily drop another 1.5lbs.

    I am not a huge fan of 29er, but the racer in me knew I needed bigger wheels, so this is a prefect fit and XX1 just topped it off perfectly.

    I doubt you will see to many more of these, especially with this build!

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    Very nice!!
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    1ma2t - your scalpel looks amazing! nice job.

    what bars are those?? looks like a nice flat sweep.

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    1ma2t...You may have started something there, putting a 27.5 to that bike looks like a natural fit... Congratulations on that build!!!

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    Good job! The bike

    Beautiful, congrats, it looks great with XX1: simple and clean.
    We have some similar options, like the bike, the wheels and the grips.
    Good trails with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerth View Post
    what bars are those?? looks like a nice flat sweep.
    Thanks, the bars are 2008 SRAM Carbon Nior bars. The have been great for as long as I have owned them light, durable, and a comfortable shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torque29er View Post
    1ma2t...You may have started something there, putting a 27.5 to that bike looks like a natural fit... Congratulations on that build!!!
    I want to do the same, however my bike is a scalpel 2 2011 size S. i am not sure the 27.5 will fit on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perromordelon View Post
    I want to do the same, however my bike is a scalpel 2 2011 size S. i am not sure the 27.5 will fit on the rear.
    If you are certain that it is a 2011 then it will work, even on a size small. Anything 2011+ will fit 650 front and rear. You should do it, I have loved it!

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    Post your Scalpel!!!!

    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!
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    thks!!!

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    5 days old. Riden twice, raced once, podiumed once... love this bike!
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    First Cannondale, First Scalpel.

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    Been rideing this bike for the last month! love it.
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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!
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    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?
    Thanks

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    The 650b ones here are pretty sweet. Has anyone tested that the rear doesn't hit the tube when the shock bottoms out?

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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?
    Thanks
    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.
    Post your Scalpel!!!!-002.jpg
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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



    So Paulo-Brazil
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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 !!
    Roadie DNA,mtbike curious.

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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!

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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.
    Roadie DNA,mtbike curious.

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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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