Cannondale Scalpel-Si builds

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ChrizZZz
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by ChrizZZz

:welcome: ..post your Scalpel-Si

After selling my F-Si i got the opportunity to get a Scalpel-Team in decembre.
Current mods:

10.26kg

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seatpost clamp: Carbonschmiede
Seatpost: BikeAhead the Post
Seat: Tune KommVor
Stem: OPI
Bar: Bikeahead the Flat
grips: Ritchey Superlogic
bottle cages and hardware: Silicon Tids / Alloy bolts with Lezyne Side Cage L/R
Brakes: Level Ultimate with Centerline X Rotors
shifting: Sram Eagle 12x
Wheels: ENVE M50 Supermax / DT C36 (350 with 36tooth engagement)
Tires: RocketROn/RacingRalph 2.25 Snakeskin TUBELESS
Tape/Valves: Tune/Tune
Pedals: Shimano XTR9000
garmin mount and titan/alloy bolts

scant
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Location: S.Wales UK

by scant

nice bike & exceptional weight. what do you think of the grips? I'm curious to try a set.
ta

scant

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ChrizZZz
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by ChrizZZz

I tried severel light and heavy grips now.

1. ESI Racers/Chunky/XC Fit (50-65g) - Heavy but almost the most reliable and best! ..even when you want to clean them. Bit expensive

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2. Prologo Feather (17g) - Cheap - For Racers who like hard foam like Procraft and want total control. Nice Feature: Closed ends - needs no plugs!

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3. Extralite Hypergrips (7g) - For real racers who dont care about anything! No Weight - less damping - gone after some races - not easy to mount

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4. Ritchey Superlogic (15g) - Light, good damping, soft - no long term testing but feels nice for that weight and money. Ask Nino Schurter ;)

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5. Lizard Skin (25-30g) - No word. :( Bad mounting (u need even tape to fix them). hard foam like prologo/procraft with a little layer of lizardskin tape but not reliable
To expensive for that weight and performance

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alexdi
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by alexdi

Very nice ride and helpful grip reviews. I have the 2015 version of this bike. A couple of changes I'm liking-- the shorter stack of the Lefty 2.0, the internal cabling, and the wider Enve rims. The whole Scalpel Si lineup is such better value than the previous. The Carbon 3 already has Crest wheels, XTR 1x11, and the Full Sprint lockout. What else does an XC bike really need?

It's interesting you're using an OPI stem. Did the bike come like that? Cannondale recalled them all for a wedge retrofit in 2015. I ended up trading mine out for a 1.125" steerer and Kalloy Uno combination, which was actually lighter even in alloy. But then, totally against WW ethos, I also added a dropper. It's a legit trail bike with one and so much more fun. If you can spare the pound for the downhills, buy one!

ChrizZZz
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by ChrizZZz

The OPI Stem aint the problem. The Steerer and the thread with its micro-vibrations is the problem.
Thats why you should use the wedge!

The bike came with the normal XC Steerer and 1.5 80mm stem.

A dropper is a really good option but for me not really necessary. I try to gain weight where its possible.

TurboKoo
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by TurboKoo

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Just took this beauty home. Sat 10,5kg at the shop without pedals. Added XTR M9000 pedals and changed stock grips to lighter foam grips.

Next I'll remove tubes and change some bolts to lighter.
Scott Foil
Shimano 9150
Shimano FCR-9100-P
Shimano C60 tubulars

ChrizZZz
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by ChrizZZz

If you need any helps and sizes for screws (example for the shock bolt M8x40mm) you can contact me!

TurboKoo
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by TurboKoo

Thanks. I switched 46 cassette and have ordered 34 chainring.
Based on (your?)videos from mtbr I need to bleed the sprint remote.
Scott Foil
Shimano 9150
Shimano FCR-9100-P
Shimano C60 tubulars

ChrizZZz
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by ChrizZZz

If the remote works ... it works :D
You need to bleed it if the lever wont go out properly.

TurboKoo
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by TurboKoo

Remote seems to be hit and miss most of the times so I guess bleeding would only improve it.
Scott Foil
Shimano 9150
Shimano FCR-9100-P
Shimano C60 tubulars

ChrizZZz
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by ChrizZZz

No not really. Sometimes it really needs 2-3 hits.
Its really bad but there is no other way or trick to make it more soft or easier.

Most of the force u put into the remote is to lock the shock. The remote for lefty is really easy alone and never caused any problems

TurboKoo
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by TurboKoo

Mine moves nicely but it's hard to "lock" the lever to correct position.
Scott Foil
Shimano 9150
Shimano FCR-9100-P
Shimano C60 tubulars

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gfeldy
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by gfeldy

ChrizZZz wrote::welcome: ..post your Scalpel-Si

After selling my F-Si i got the opportunity to get a Scalpel-Team in decembre.
Current mods:

10.26kg



Looks nice ChrizZZz, glad to see you're sticking with big green.
~GFeldy~
S Works Tarmac w/ EPS
S Works Epic HT Blurple tuned
Kitsbow
S Works Epic Blurple tuned - Sold :doh:
FS-i - Sold
Scalpel custom - Sold
EVO - Sold

SuperflyRick
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by SuperflyRick

Wow, hopefully my next bike too

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ChrizZZz
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by ChrizZZz

Of Course!

Belgian Mountainbike Challenge the past weekend:
This was shot around houffalize @the worldcup course

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