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    Railing turns on a new Scalpel Team100

    Hello there, after riding a team Taurine for a year I can tell that this bike Scalpel kind of understeer a lot more that my Taurine it like to wash out the front tire. I'm usin a 120 - 5 stem that seems to put enough weight on the front end I had the same stem on my Taurine but the scalpel's bottom bracket is higher. I think I need to play around with the fork reboud and pressure a bit. I put a set off Vredestein Black Phanthers that saved me a full pound but not much difference. I kind of like the Vredestein Tiger Claw XC-G but not sure....
    In the last couple of rides I got to know it better and made it steer better and with more traction but feel like I have to watch for that.
    What do you guys think,?

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    I think the Taurine is the greatest mountain bike on the planet.

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    Good things come to those who wait....and wait....and.......


    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I think the Taurine is the greatest mountain bike on the planet.

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    Mine STILL isn't here!

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    Sorry for the bad joke then, I thought I had read you received it.





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    Mine STILL isn't here!

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    I'm borrowing one at the moment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I'm borrowing one at the moment...
    You're lucky in your bad luck: I wish someone could lend me a Scalpel while I'm waiting for mine....

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    Maybe they will, Dan. Maybe they will.

    How long has it been for you?

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    Not sure, when did they annouced them?
    But I can't complain, I didn't really order it through a regular process...

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    At least you have other bikes to ride... Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jspel
    Hello there, after riding a team Taurine for a year I can tell that this bike Scalpel kind of understeer a lot more that my Taurine it like to wash out the front tire. I'm usin a 120 - 5 stem that seems to put enough weight on the front end I had the same stem on my Taurine but the scalpel's bottom bracket is higher. I think I need to play around with the fork reboud and pressure a bit. I put a set off Vredestein Black Phanthers that saved me a full pound but not much difference. I kind of like the Vredestein Tiger Claw XC-G but not sure....
    In the last couple of rides I got to know it better and made it steer better and with more traction but feel like I have to watch for that.
    What do you guys think,?

    It's probably a set up issue. With the sag adjusted to man. suggested settings, the bb height will probably not be that different. Is the oil in both lefty cartridges the same? How about springs? Front tire? I'm just surprised you feel this way, once I installed my -5deg stem, I feel that the thing just rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    At least you have other bikes to ride... Right?
    Yeah, got a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Maybe they will, Dan. Maybe they will.

    How long has it been for you?

    Now you blew it!
    So that's how cannondale helped you out, right??
    That's what I call customer service.....
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdalemaniac
    Now you blew it!
    So that's how cannondale helped you out, right??
    That's what I call customer service.....

    What are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumshcawheely
    It's probably a set up issue. With the sag adjusted to man. suggested settings, the bb height will probably not be that different. Is the oil in both lefty cartridges the same? How about springs? Front tire? I'm just surprised you feel this way, once I installed my -5deg stem, I feel that the thing just rails.
    Well I think I haven't ride it a lot just yet, But I slowed the rebound a bit and lower the fork press a bit. It feels a lot better. what tire are you using up front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    What are you talking about?
    Remember your thread you were so mad because you ordered your Taurine last year and they kept telling you it will arrive soon? You said cannondale helped you out, but you wouldn't say how.
    Soooooo..... I figured that this is how they calmed you down by giving you a bike to use until you get yours.
    Anyways...never mind....
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdalemaniac
    Remember your thread you were so mad because you ordered your Taurine last year and they kept telling you it will arrive soon? You said cannondale helped you out, but you wouldn't say how.
    Soooooo..... I figured that this is how they calmed you down by giving you a bike to use until you get yours.
    Anyways...never mind....

    Prove it....


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