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ignacio4s
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by ignacio4s

I have a Cannondale scalpel SI 4 (2018 model).

These are the original specs:
https://www.cannondale.com/es-ES/Latin% ... af9b1bee67


I have just installed a dropper post (Reverb Stealth) and changed to 1x11 with a garbaruk 11-50 cassette and 37t Wolftooh chainring, but keeping cranks.
I also installed Esi foam grips.


Imagine you had USD 1.500 to spend in upgrades. What would you do?

ignacio4s
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by ignacio4s

It was 32t chainring

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02GF74
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by 02GF74

Always wheels.

Do you really need 50t, I can manage with 42t. Smaller cogs, especially sram one iece cassette is lighter.

glam2deaf
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by glam2deaf

The OPI stem will clean up the front end a bit ~$100, probably not a huge weight saving though.

Wheels as mentioned. I'm assuming that you're running tubeless already?

scant
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by scant

I'm very interested to hear what you think about the garbaruk 11-50 cassette?
ta

scant

ignacio4s
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by ignacio4s

glam2deaf wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:59 pm
The OPI stem will clean up the front end a bit ~$100, probably not a huge weight saving though.

Wheels as mentioned. I'm assuming that you're running tubeless already?
Yes!
Tubeless 4ever

ignacio4s
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by ignacio4s

scant wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:51 pm
I'm very interested to hear what you think about the garbaruk 11-50 cassette?
It's a Ucranian company and they are sold in some germen online shops. It is very light (close to a x01 12 speed

ignacio4s
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by ignacio4s

02GF74 wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Always wheels.

Do you really need 50t, I can manage with 42t. Smaller cogs, especially sram one iece cassette is lighter.
Any particular suggestion? I weight 179 pounds

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Klaster_1
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by Klaster_1

ignacio4s wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Imagine you had USD 1.500 to spend in upgrades. What would you do?
USD1500 will be just enough to build a sub-1kg XC wheelset: LB Flyweight rims, Extralite Hyperhubs, Berd or Pillar Ti spokes. Check out this awesome build of Scalpel too if you missed it.

scant
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by scant

ignacio4s wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 am
scant wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:51 pm
I'm very interested to hear what you think about the garbaruk 11-50 cassette?
It's a Ucranian company and they are sold in some germen online shops. It is very light (close to a x01 12 speed
hi, I know what it is. i'm curious to hear what you think about its performance :)
ta

scant

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