Hi all

I am lucky to be getting a 2006 model team scalpel very soon and would just like to know if there are any obvious mods/improvements people do to these bikes before using them? It has around 5 hours of use.

The lefty fork has just been serviced.

My initial queries are:

1. Chain stay protectors - where do you get the cannndale branded protectors? From Cannondale?
2. Fox rear shox remote lockout - is this advisable to fit? Where do I get one? Cannondale?
3. On the majura brakes I can only use majura pads so I'm told?
4. What is the best tyre for cross country racing? Are the stock larsens a good tyre?

Are there replaceable rear suspension links from the aftermarket? (titanium?)