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    Which specifications I should upgrade in 08Scalpel 2? buying 2 just for black color

    HI
    I decide to buy 08 scalpel 2 rather than 1 / team, just because jet black color.
    Besides, I have had a 08 RUSH carbon with full XTR... So, I think to buy scalpel 2 with SRAM is entertaining and cerebral. But I still want to upgrade some specifications.
    Do you think the SRAM GXP1(stylo) crank need to be upgraded? any advinces?
    And the wheel sets are need to be upgraded ?any advinces?(I dont like SLR)

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    Frame Scalpel Carbon System 6, 100 mm

    Fork Lefty Speed Carbon FOX RLC, 110 MM

    Rear Shock FOX Float RP23

    Rims DT Swiss XR 4.2D Disc, 24h

    Hubs Cannondale Lefty front, Sun Ringle Dirty Flea rear

    Spokes DT Swiss Competition

    Tires Maxxis MONORAIL XC, 26x2.0"

    Pedals Crank Bros. Egg Beater

    Crank SRAM GXP1, 22/32/44

    Chain Shimano 9-speed

    Rear Cogs Sram PG-970 11-34

    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP

    Front Derailleur Shimano XT

    Rear Derailleur Sram X-9

    Shifters Sram X-9 Trigger

    Handlebars ControlTech Carbon, flat

    Stem Cannondale XC3 Si, 25.4 mm

    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si

    Brakeset Avid Juicy Carbon 160/160mm

    Brakelevers Avid Juicy Carbon

    Saddle Fi'zi:k Aliante Delta XM Mg

    Seat Post ControlTech Carbon

    Sizes S, M, L, X

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    Stylo crankset including BB is 950 gr (around )

    maybe too heavier ...

    if you can , an XT is lighter more than 100 gr and price is cheap

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    Here is one I was racing back in February while waiting for my team edition to be delivered. This was the bike shop owners bike and was the only Scalpel 2 I've seen to date. It's been upgraded with Industry 9 wheels since this photo and is full 08 XTR the all matte black with the XTR stuff looked stealth in my opinion and as pictured it was 24Lbs.


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    The stock wheels are not bad, about the same weight as SLR's actually. I would switch the cassette and crankset first, then handlebar, seatpost, saddle, I don't like Avid brakes personally... Tires are a personal and geographical thing so maybe switch them if they don't fit your local conditions.

    I was at my LBS last night and the Scalpel Carbon 2 they have has a BB30 compatible frame with a 68mm BB sleeve, in that case, I would have the sleeve taken off and use a Hollowgram SL crankset, lightest, stiffest, bestest crankset you can get... But some Scalpel 2 have a standard 68mm BB shell.

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    Since your don't like the Mavic SLR's have you looked into the XTR - Lefty wheel set?

    If your not a big Shimano fan I have seen some pretty nice Industry 9 wheels for a lefty all black hubs spokes and rims that would look primo on the all black bike.

    If you can swing it and the bike has the BB30 set up check out eBay for some Si Cranks or just go with Shimano XTR or perhaps FSA K-Force lite.

    I've always had magura marta brakes on all my past bikes but didn't want to spend the extra cash swapping out brakes on a brand new bike that was a sizable chunk of change in the first place so I've kept the Avid ultimates on the bike and they work fine much better than the Shimano XTR's that were on the loaner bike I was using.

    In my opinion the bike is not going to get to the same weight at the Scalpel 1 or Team just because of the lefty/fox fork and having ridden both the speed carbon air fork and the lefty speed fox rlc I like the simplicity of the speed carbon air over the PITA set up of the fox.

    also if i'm not mistaken don't they sell the Scalpel 2 frameset by itself maybe that might be a cheaper route to go rather then buying the bike and stripping most of the parts off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    Stylo crankset including BB is 950 gr (around )

    maybe too heavier ...

    if you can , an XT is lighter more than 100 gr and price is cheap
    Stylo is 880 gr and XT is 853 gr.

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    lefty wheels use at front wheel Saint CL rotor

    very heavy ... 140 or 150 gr

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemieujp
    Stylo is 880 gr and XT is 853 gr.
    Claimed weight maybe but the Stylo has a real world weight of about 950 gr...

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    lookin for a pretty light wheel-set that is about the same price as SLR's, dont make a decision without looking at the Stans ZTR Race...very light and pretty strong (from what I've heard)

    http://www.notubes.com/product_info.php/products_id/412

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    So, if I dont care UST or not UST, the stock wheels( Rims DT Swiss XR 4.2D Disc, 24h Hubs Cannondale Lefty front, Sun Ringle Dirty Flea rear ) are good ,light, and economical comparing whith other high-level wheels ?

    I will tend to FSA K Force light, if the GXP1 is not good enough.

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