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    Super Scalpel and Carbon Cross

    I got to ride the Super Scalpel today with the remote lockout. This is an awesome bike , much much better than my riding abilities.The remote works flawlessly and the handling is super quick and sensitive ,a pure race bike.

    I also saw the new carbon cross bike, fantastic color scheme and insanely light - just over 14 pounds , I have put my order in. Currently only five in the wolrd , no test rides available, Tim Johnson is currently looking after two of them.

    Pictures to follow after the embargo is up.

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    Too bad they will have to add some weight to make the CX bikes UCI legal... Although I'm not sure they check as much in cross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Too bad they will have to add some weight to make the CX bikes UCI legal... Although I'm not sure they check as much in cross.
    It all depends WHEN they check the weight: before or after the (muddy) cross...

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    I'e put my order in for the Super Scalpel... embargo or not. I must have one.

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    14 pound carbon cross bike me want. Of course that would lead to a divorce!

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    what is this Super Scalpel ?

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    I would like to hear the weight of that Scalpel...

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    Super Six... Super Scalpel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    what is this Super Scalpel ?
    Eliflap, the 2011 Scalpel we have seen here and there for weeks/months, it's the SuperScalpel.

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    ah .... so i'm eating a Super Big Mac

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    A lighter, stiffer and stronger Big Mac?

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    BadBoyNY, do you have any experience riding the 2008-2010 Scalpels and the Flash Carbon Hi-Mod? If so, would you mind comparing ride impressions with the SuperScalpel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    BadBoyNY, do you have any experience riding the 2008-2010 Scalpels and the Flash Carbon Hi-Mod? If so, would you mind comparing ride impressions with the SuperScalpel?
    Dan , no I can;t make an comparison with those, I just know compared to my Rize 3 it is a totally dififerent animal, much faster geometry, too quick for my riding level, but a great bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Too bad they will have to add some weight to make the CX bikes UCI legal... Although I'm not sure they check as much in cross.
    I could care less whether it is UCI legal or not, this the bike I have been looking for, light weight , road and dirt compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoyNY
    I could care less whether it is UCI legal or not, this the bike I have been looking for, light weight , road and dirt compatible.
    I was thinking about Tim when I wrote that... I got my cross bike from him and team specs but with heavier wheels and tires, it's already close to the UCI legal limit...

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    The new carbon cross frame is around 1000gr...

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    however i started making money for the new Scalpel .

    sold the F29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    however i started making money for the new Scalpel .

    sold the F29er
    I have an old, almost dead F-series hardtail I keep just to trade-in for one.

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    What wheelset does the carbon cross come with? Does it have an Easton fork on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba
    What wheelset does the carbon cross come with? Does it have an Easton fork on it?
    I was wondering that too. I hope they moved to a stiffer fork, with a bigger lower headset bearing. The Easton EC90X flexes a lot under braking and that's not good with cantilever brakes hanged from so high.

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    TRP brakes or the new ones from Avid? Does it come with pedals? Haha. I guess I'll just wait a bit longer instead of asking about the bike's spec. There's going to be a lot of nice cross bikes for late 2010-11.

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    Does the carbon cross have disc brakes

    The UCI announced disc brakes are allowed in Cyclo Cross: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-...ss-competition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gertjan
    Does the carbon cross have disc brakes

    The UCI announced disc brakes are allowed in Cyclo Cross: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-...ss-competition
    We'll have to wait for companies to make decent disc brakes for cross though, so far, road brake levers are all mechanical and the only real option is Avid BB brakes which I would never use on a cross bike. You don't need much power on a cross bike, just nice modulation, something Avid BB brakes are way behind compared to hydraulic brakes and even rim brakes IMO. Plus, they weigh a ton, add the rotor and the heavier hubs and it's not a tempting option for the serious CX racers.

    My guess is we wont see top level riders on disc brakes until Shimano or SRAM comes up with hydraulic road brake levers, Hydraulics SRAM Red? Hydraulics Di2? We'll see but it might take a while. That's only my opinion though, Tim Johnson seems to enthusiastically think it will come sooner than later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    The new carbon cross frame is around 1000gr...
    A size 56 will run out at around 14.5 pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    I was wondering that too. I hope they moved to a stiffer fork, with a bigger lower headset bearing. The Easton EC90X flexes a lot under braking and that's not good with cantilever brakes hanged from so high.
    I don't know which fork the Super X has, the next model down has the Easton, The wheels are Zipps.

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