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    tragic loss of my bikes....OUCH !!!

    carbon fiber might be tough and durable but it burns up fairly fast. lol

    I had my carbon Flash 1 and my Carbon Rush turn into a pile of ashes after my basement caught on fire.
    I was way too emotionally attached to these bikes so maybe i'll invest in another brand without a lefty so the next time it'll be less painful. UM....NOT !!!!!

    Think i'll combine the 2 bikes and get a Scalpel yeah I'm rambling.

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    Sorry for you loss man... Losing a favorited bike is a nightmare...

    I have both the Flash and the Scalpel (actually the Scalpel is my wife's)
    On most local trails my go-to-bike will be the Flash over the Scalpel (maybe because the 2012 doesn't have a way to lock the rear shock ?)
    As it is lighter and I don't like the bobbing at the rear while climbing or out of the saddle hard pedaling.
    For long rides (over 2 hrs) the scalpel probably makes a lot of sense.

    If you're looking for more of a trail bike, maybe look for the new trigger 29 Carbon ?
    Flash and a Trigger makes a great combo and covers lots of ground
    Flash29C2
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    Niner One9 SingleSpeed RDO fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyElite2010 View Post
    Sorry for you loss man... Losing a favorited bike is a nightmare...

    I have both the Flash and the Scalpel (actually the Scalpel is my wife's)
    On most local trails my go-to-bike will be the Flash over the Scalpel (maybe because the 2012 doesn't have a way to lock the rear shock ?)
    As it is lighter and I don't like the bobbing at the rear while climbing or out of the saddle hard pedaling.
    For long rides (over 2 hrs) the scalpel probably makes a lot of sense.

    If you're looking for more of a trail bike, maybe look for the new trigger 29 Carbon ?
    Flash and a Trigger makes a great combo and covers lots of ground
    thank you,
    yeah I was thinking Scalpel simply because I doubt i'll replace both bikes.I really did love how the Flash climbed and handled.That thing was crazy light too.

    Gonna be without a bike for a while as the 2014's can't be had til Jan so I'm still playing in my head.Insurance is covering thank God

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    thank you,
    yeah I was thinking Scalpel simply because I doubt i'll replace both bikes.I really did love how the Flash climbed and handled.That thing was crazy light too.

    Gonna be without a bike for a while as the 2014's can't be had til Jan so I'm still playing in my head.Insurance is covering thank God
    If its worth anything, I love my Scalpel. Its a 2013 Carbon 1. Size medium is 21.5 pounds set up tubeless. I haven't ridden the Flash; I didn't feel the need to after I rode the Scalpel. Sure, there is a bit of bob in the rear, but honestly its so minuscule that I hardly ever lock out the rear. This thing just racks up the miles like they're nothing, and bombs the downs pretty well too. I highly recommend one. I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever you get though

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    No doubt I would like the Scalpel,fits my riding style.noticed the 2014 carbon 1,s have went to a single 32t ring up front and the carbon 2,s have the 24-38t rings. My riding style cries for low gearing for long mountainous climbs. lol

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