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    Stable platform on Scalple

    Is it possible to fit an SPV shock to the back of a Scalple? I've never seen one and wanted to see what you guys thought...

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    As far as I know...

    You're limited to either a Fox ProPedal or DT Swiss for the Scalpel. My guess is that C-dale thinks that the Manitou SPV would be a bit of overkill on the short travel Scalpel (as well as be a bit heavier).

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    Is it possible to fit an SPV shock to the back of a Scalple? I've never seen one and wanted to see what you guys thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcw
    You're limited to either a Fox ProPedal or DT Swiss for the Scalpel. My guess is that C-dale thinks that the Manitou SPV would be a bit of overkill on the short travel Scalpel (as well as be a bit heavier).
    I was under the impression that the DT Swiss was not stable platform. What's a little surprising is that high end Scalpels are fit with the DT Swiss instead of the Fox Propedal. If I were to improve one aspect on my Scalpel, it would be for a little less bob. I understand the DT Swiss is likly more plush (larger volume) but is that the main reason why it's fitted to top Scalpels? Has anybody tried a Propedal vs regular Fox on a Scalpel. Is the difference not as dramatic as could be expected?

    FYI, from what I understand the DT Swiss requires the newer 'frog' linkage. Old 3-piece design allows the lower shock bushing to move along the shaft which is probably not good for the DT Swiss.

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    The DT or the old Float RL maintains a nice and smooth small bump compliance. Add PPD and it gets harsher. Personally I don't have a problem with bob and when standing you'll need a lock out to effectively cancel it out anyway. A stable platform won't to stop that unless it has an inertial valve such as the "Brain". Maybe you can improve your pressure/rebound setup. How you pedal also makes a difference.

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    Initially, the Cannondale recommended pressure made the bike too soft for my tastes. However, I found with higher pressures (95-100% body weight) it's much better yet I still manage to get full travel (about an inch). Running tubeless also helps.

    I get the most bob when in big ring on smoother trails, however in those conditions I found that the bike rides well locked out. I was curious how much more harsh the PPD would made the ride, especially since it's fairly supple already (no doubt the preloaded chain stays help there) - but it sound like I'm not missing much sticking with a regular Fox.

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