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XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
edited April 2010 in Your mountain bikes
Hi All,

Just joined up and thought I would post some pics of my pride and joy. I've had her for 5months now. Lightning fast. I do mostly XC and some single trails. I’m kind of a weight weenie but being a big (heavy) guy I need to be careful on what parts I can use.
BTW I’m from Scotland but now living in Hong Kong.
Hope you guys like my bike as much as I do.
Any Question and comments welcome.
These are final pic's of my Scalpel (Feb 2010). New frame and parts coming soon
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First/Old pic's my Scalpel
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Frame: Cannondale Scalpel Carbon Team Replica 2009
Forks: Lefty Speed Carbon SL w/DLR 110mm
Rear Shock: DT Swiss XR Carbon
Bars: FSA K-Force XC Flat Handle bar
Stem: Cannondale XC 3 Si
Headset: Cannondale Headshock Si
Grips: Ergon GA1
Bar Ends: n/a

Front Brake Lever assy: Formula R1 with carbon levers
Front Caliper: Formula R1
Front disc: Formula floating rotor 160mm
Rear Brake Lever assy: Formula R1 with carbon levers
Rear Caliper: Formula R1
Rear Disc: Formula floating rotor 160mm
Hoses: Formula standard


Shifters: : Shimano XTR Rapidfire Plus with Yumeya parts
Cables: : Shimano Yumeya
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR with Yumeya parts
Rear Derailleur: : Shimano XTR with Yumeya parts
Chain Device: n/a

Seat: Custom made Fizik Gobi XM with Carbon Rails
Seat Post: Thomson Master-piece
Seat Post Clamp: KCNC QR

Cranks: Cannondale Si Hollowgram SL
Chainring(s): Carbon Ti 44-32-22
Chain: Yaban Taitanium super light
Cassette: Shimano XTR with Yumeya parts
Pedals: Crankbrothers Candy 2ti
Bottom Bracket: Cannondale BB30 with Ceramic Bearings

Front Wheel: Mavic Crossmax SLR Wheels 2009 with Ceramic Bearings
Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo Tubeless 26 x 2.10

Back Wheel: Mavic Crossmax SLR Wheels 2009 with Ceramic Bearings
Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo Tubeless 26 x 2.10

Other bits: Carbon Ti X-LOCK Special QR Skewer
Project 321 Lefty Hub Cap
Bolts: Mostly All Titanium

Weight: 9.5kg
Vodka anyone? "Honk"


Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
Cannondale Hooligan 9
Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
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  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    edited November 2009
    Grea, top pics, bike is alright too I suppose :lol:

    Awesome bike :D
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    I think that is possible one (if not THE) nicest bike I have ever seen..... top effort...

    Would love to teat that down some singletrack!!! :shock:
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    wow. awesome bike mate. really light too. must have cost a fortune :shock:
  • 9.5kg!

    I've taken a sh*te that weighs more than that!

    Looks good though.
    Where u from originally?
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    9.5kg!

    I've taken a sh*te that weighs more than that!

    Looks good though.
    Where u from originally?
    lol :lol:
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    :shock: 9.5kg? Awesome!

    Great looking machine too.
  • adb1006adb1006 Posts: 938
    I thought i spotted some Yumeya kit! Very nice.

    I still can't quite get my head around "lefty's" though - do they feel weird to ride at all?
  • are parts cheaper in hong kong
    that is in the super cool bike category
    I assume this is French petrol - be careful in reverse - the car will retreat rapidly at the least provocation.
  • saltymansaltyman Posts: 472
    8) superb dale there bud.
    roberts dogs bolx
    cannondale hooligan 1
    cannondale badboy
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,207
    Get some nice light wheels on there and that will be a beauty!
  • Blimey, that thing looks PHENOMENAL! 8)

    Good effort!
  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    I still can't quite get my head around "lefty's" though - do they feel weird to ride at all?
    I have another question, do they feel as stiff as a normal fork?

    Btw, you have two red spokes at each wheel if you didn't noticed. 8)
    Stunning bike.
  • rwalworthrwalworth Posts: 176
    andrew156 wrote:
    Get some nice light wheels on there and that will be a beauty!

    crossmax SLR's are awesome man!
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    andrew156 wrote:
    Get some nice light wheels on there and that will be a beauty!

    Yeah and when you do I'll take those nasty heavy crossmaxes of your hands. :shock:
  • boneyjoeboneyjoe Posts: 369
    Wowsers that's cool! Where do you ride? - are there some decent trails / races in HK?
    Scott Scale 20 (for xc racing)
    Gary Fisher HKEK (for commuting)
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    Thank you all for your kind and funny comments. Here are some answers to your questions

    Originally from Glasgow, Scotland. Now living and working in Hong Kong. Been here almost 10 years but home is still Scotland. :)

    Lefty’s are awesome but I guess you either love them or hate them. They are super stiff and lightweight. Only took a few rides to get use to it. Now I love them. Check out the Cannondale video and skip to 1.40mins and see for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfDuAE8HdX4 It might change your opinion on Leftys.

    Trails are limited compare to the UK but they are still pretty good. We have a small but tight group of MTB. A mixture of Expats and locals. Sometimes we make trips to China and Taiwan. Very cheap and easy to get to. I ride purely for leisure but I know they are amateur races here. For anyone interested here is the local website for MTB
    http://www.hkmba.org/
    Bike Parts are much cheaper out here ( no VAT ) for example you can pick up a Shimano XTR Crankset for around £200. I do alot of window shopping on CHAINREACTION.com then I go to my LBS to get them to order it. They always give you a better price. :D
    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • So can we all come and crash at yours for the Dragon Boat Festival?

    I'll share my carry oot!
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    andrew156 wrote:
    Get some nice light wheels on there and that will be a beauty!

    Yeah and when you do I'll take those nasty heavy crossmaxes of your hands. :shock:

    :lol: I've just ordered some new wheelset today, Industry 9. with NoTubes ZTR 355 rims. I'll post some pic's later.

    So sorry llamafarmer I managed to traded in my Mavic SLR for the new wheels :D
    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    So can we all come and crash at yours for the Dragon Boat Festival?

    I'll share my carry oot!

    Anytime la :lol:
    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • Xgreygoose wrote:
    andrew156 wrote:
    Get some nice light wheels on there and that will be a beauty!

    Yeah and when you do I'll take those nasty heavy crossmaxes of your hands. :shock:

    :lol: I've just ordered some new wheelset today, Industry 9. with NoTubes ZTR 355 rims. I'll post some pic's later.

    So sorry llamafarmer I managed to traded in my Mavic SLR for the new wheels :D

    No way, Industry 9's?!

    You clearly make WAY too much money! :shock:
  • do you have a website for the shop from where you buy your parts
    I assume this is French petrol - be careful in reverse - the car will retreat rapidly at the least provocation.
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Xgreygoose wrote:
    So sorry llamafarmer I managed to traded in my Mavic SLR for the new wheels :D

    :cry: They'd look so sweet on my Anthem! :wink:
  • Very nice, I'm still not sure on the Leftys but your setup looks very sweet. 8)

    Did you order the custom saddle from Fizik's website? I am still considering one for my custom build (in sig) Same as yours but red top not orange.
  • XtreemXtreem Posts: 3,066
    Check out the Cannondale video and skip to 1.40mins and see for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfDuAE8HdX4 It might change your opinion on Leftys.
    So that's why your chainstay is like that. :o
    And the fork, holy f***. :shock: That's unbelievable. :shock:
    I'm surprisesed that the fork didn't break under his weight, and can still handle 500-700kg. :shock:

    Since the Taurine frame, Cannondale never ceases to amaze me. :shock:
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    Very nice, I'm still not sure on the Leftys but your setup looks very sweet. 8)

    Did you order the custom saddle from Fizik's website? I am still considering one for my custom build (in sig) Same as yours but red top not orange.

    Yep, I order it from Fizik's website. Almost double the price of the normal Gobi XM w/carbon rails but I think its worth it. Plus the customer service is top notch. I ripped the back side of the seat, sent it back to there factory in Italy, Got a new one for free. Great! :D
    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    do you have a website for the shop from where you buy your parts

    The shop I normally buy from doesn't have a web site. Strange, I know. However there is one but its mostly in Chinese, The brand name is in English. Me, I just look at the pictures. :)
    http://www.bullbike.net/forum/index.php
    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • Xgreygoose wrote:
    Very nice, I'm still not sure on the Leftys but your setup looks very sweet. 8)

    Did you order the custom saddle from Fizik's website? I am still considering one for my custom build (in sig) Same as yours but red top not orange.

    Yep, I order it from Fizik's website. Almost double the price of the normal Gobi XM w/carbon rails but I think its worth it. Plus the customer service is top notch. I ripped the back side of the seat, sent it back to there factory in Italy, Got a new one for free. Great! :D

    Nice, thats what you call good customer service :shock:

    Still very tempted by it.
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    Xgreygoose wrote:
    Very nice, I'm still not sure on the Leftys but your setup looks very sweet. 8)

    Did you order the custom saddle from Fizik's website? I am still considering one for my custom build (in sig) Same as yours but red top not orange.

    Yep, I order it from Fizik's website. Almost double the price of the normal Gobi XM w/carbon rails but I think its worth it. Plus the customer service is top notch. I ripped the back side of the seat, sent it back to there factory in Italy, Got a new one for free. Great! :D

    Nice, thats what you call good customer service :shock:

    Still very tempted by it.

    Go on! You know you want one :) Plus it will make your bike faster :lol:
    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    Some pic's of my new wheel set Industry Nine.
    Lighter than my Mavic SLR but just as stiff.

    I9 with no tubes ZTR 355 Rims and I9 orange spokes with afew red spokes :D
    Also I've changed the front tire from Schwalbe Racing Ralph to Rocket Ron ( better grip ) :)
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    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    wow. they look really good. good choice :D
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