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XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
edited February 2011 in Your mountain bikes
Hi Everybody,

Thought I post/share some pic’s of my new bike. It’s been awhile since I post up “My Custom Cannondale Scalpel Carbon Team 2009 “thread.
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12646174

My other Scalpel Team CFC 2010 (18.6lbs)
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12697662

As some of you know I’m a big Cannondale Lefty Fan.

I’ve been doing alot of XC lately. I’ve wanted a stiffer and light bike. So I decided to buy a Hardtail (Should help me climb those long steep hills). Anyway I do hope you guys like the bike as much as I’m going to enjoy riding it. :D
BTW I’m from Scotland but now living and working in Hong Kong. I like single tracks and XC. Sometime I take part in local/overseas races.

As always question and comments are most welcome.
Later on I will be doing a simple review of the bike’s performance.

Latest, latest photo 6970grams :D for a 105kg rider :)
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Latest Photo (7.21kg) Check out page 8

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Frame: Team Flash Ultimate Carbon Hi-MOD, Si BB30
Forks: Lefty Speed Carbon SL w/DLR 110mm
Rear Shock: N/A
Bars: Schmolke Carbon SL 580mm Handle bar
Stem: Cannondale XC 3 Si
Headset: Cannondale Headshock Si
Grips: ESI Chunky Green
Bar Ends: TUNE

Front Brake Lever assy: SRAM XX
Front Caliper: SRAM XX
Front disc: Scrub Rotors 160mm Custom colour
Rear Brake Lever assy: SRAM XX
Rear Caliper: SRAM XX
Rear Disc: Scrub Rotors 160mm Custom colour
Hoses: SRAM XX

Shifters: : SRAM XX MatchMaker
Cables: : Nokon Carbon Fiber
Front Derailleur: SRAM XX direct mount
Rear Derailleur: : SRAM XX

Seat: Custom made Fizik Gobi XM with Carbon Rails
Seat Post: Flash carbon USE Sumo SAVE 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp: Cannondale

Crank: Cannondale SI Hollowgram SL BB30 for SRAM XX
Chainring(s): SRAM XX 42/28t
Chain: KMC gold X10SL 2010
Cassette: SRAM XX 11-36t 10speed
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeaters 2ti
Bottom Bracket: Cannondale BB30 with Enduro Zero Ceramic Bearings

Front Wheel: Cannondale Lefty SL hub with Enduro Zero Ceramic Bearings,
DT Swiss Aerospeed spokes, DT Swiss XCR 1.2 Carbon Custom Rim
Tire: custom Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.0" EVO Triple Nano

Back Wheel: DT Swiss 190 hub, DT Swiss Aerospeed spokes,
DT Swiss XCR 1.2 Carbon Custom Rim
Tire: custom Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.0" EVO Triple Nano

Other bits: TUNE DC QR Skewer, TUNE skyline water cage,
Project 321 Lefty Hub Cap, Titanium bolts

:D Weight: 7.75kg :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
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  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    Err I think that is nice isn't it ??? :lol:
    Suffering from the light bike fat git syndrome.
  • ClokClok Posts: 17
    edited January 2010
    That's an expensive bike: US$9,599 :shock:

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/f ... tail-22233

    But I liek it :)
    You must have a nice job there in Hongkong.
  • turnerjohnturnerjohn Posts: 1,249
    sweet looking machine mate ! Greens the new red maybe?
    Its not the £7K version is it?!...cos that would be plainly rediculous !
  • largephillargephil Posts: 358
    :shock: :shock: :shock: Daaamn! Thats a serious machine.

    And 7.75kg...wow.
  • AidanRAidanR Posts: 1,142
    Nah, it's the £7k version with upgrades... (by the looks of it, the handlebar, seat, cables, rear skewer, rotors, bottle cage, pedals and bar ends).

    :shock:
    Bike lover and part-time cyclist.
  • How do you feel about having the 2 nicest bikes on BR!
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  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    you lucky censored :lol:
    7,75kg :shock: bloody hell
    that is one of the nicest bikes ever. i would not be suprised if you get the best bike of 2010
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    Personally dont like the look of those Cannondales, the single suspension looks silly to me.

    Bet its awesome to ride though at that weight ;)
  • glen4glen4 Posts: 250
    very nice, saw one at my LBS, well impressed 8) ......can't help thinking would rather build to my own spec tho'
    2009 Cove Handjob
    2009 Cove Hummer
  • Xgreygoose wrote:
    Hi Everybody,

    Thought I post/share some pic’s of my new bike. It’s been awhile since I post up “My Custom Cannondale Scalpel Carbon Team 2009 “thread.
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12646174
    As some of you know I’m a big Cannondale Lefty Fan.

    I’ve been doing alot of XC lately. I’ve wanted a stiffer and light bike. So I decided to buy a Hardtail (Should help me climb those long steep hills). Anyway I do hope you guys like the bike as much as I’m going to enjoy riding it. :D
    BTW I’m from Scotland but now living and working in Hong Kong. I like single tracks and XC. Sometime I take part in local/overseas races.

    As always question and comments are most welcome.
    Later on I will be doing a simple review of the bike’s performance.


    DSC00035.jpgDSC00025.jpgDSC00019.jpgDSC00038.jpgDSC00020.jpgDSC00023.jpgDSC00025.jpgDSC00011.jpgDSC00030.jpg
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    Frame: Team Flash Ultimate Carbon Hi-MOD, Si BB30
    Forks: Lefty Speed Carbon SL w/DLR 110mm
    Rear Shock: N/A
    Bars: Schmolke Carbon SL 580mm Handle bar
    Stem: Cannondale XC 3 Si
    Headset: Cannondale Headshock Si
    Grips: ESI Chunky Green
    Bar Ends: TUNE

    Front Brake Lever assy: SRAM XX
    Front Caliper: SRAM XX
    Front disc: Scrub Rotors 160mm Custom colour
    Rear Brake Lever assy: SRAM XX
    Rear Caliper: SRAM XX
    Rear Disc: Scrub Rotors 160mm Custom colour
    Hoses: SRAM XX

    Shifters: : SRAM XX MatchMaker
    Cables: : Nokon Carbon Fiber
    Front Derailleur: SRAM XX direct mount
    Rear Derailleur: : SRAM XX

    Seat: Custom made Fizik Gobi XM with Carbon Rails
    Seat Post: Flash carbon USE Sumo SAVE 27.2mm
    Seat Post Clamp: Cannondale

    Crank: Cannondale SI Hollowgram SL BB30 for SRAM XX
    Chainring(s): SRAM XX 42/28t
    Chain: KMC gold X10SL 2010
    Cassette: SRAM XX 11-36t 10speed
    Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeaters 2ti
    Bottom Bracket: Cannondale BB30 with Enduro Zero Ceramic Bearings

    Front Wheel: Cannondale Lefty SL hub with Enduro Zero Ceramic Bearings,
    DT Swiss Aerospeed spokes, DT Swiss XCR 1.2 Carbon Custom Rim
    Tire: custom Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.0" EVO Triple Nano

    Back Wheel: DT Swiss 190 hub, DT Swiss Aerospeed spokes,
    DT Swiss XCR 1.2 Carbon Custom Rim
    Tire: custom Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.0" EVO Triple Nano

    Other bits: TUNE DC QR Skewer, TUNE skyline water cage,
    Project 321 Lefty Hub Cap, Titanium bolts

    :D Weight: 7.75kg :D

    Now that's a real bike. I wish I had one of those.

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  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    edited January 2010
    glen4 wrote:
    very nice, saw one at my LBS, well impressed 8) ......can't help thinking would rather build to my own spec tho'

    I though about doing that too but you can't buy the Team frame separately only the Hi-Mod one. Plus most of the spec parts, I wanted and the custom colour detail bits is very nice too. And that seatpost 8)
    I am happy with the spec of the bike. I know I wanted the SRAM XX set. Also I never owned a pair of DT Swiss Carbon Rims (very bling bling) :D Wheel-set before. Their wheels are light, stiff, strong and have great hubs. However I do plan on purchasing another new wheelset soon as some of the trails that I do have small but sharp rocks (carbon rims,I don't think so :lol: ) A few thing that I didn't like: the seat was a Fi'zi:k Antares carbon rails (very light but too small), so instead I when for a custom colour Fi'zi:k Gobi XM carbon rail. I know I sacrifice weigh for comfort but my bum is in love with the Gobi XM :) Also change the handle bars to a Schmolke Carbon SL bar. Lighter and stronger ends for barends.

    And in the end a complete bike is wee bit :wink: :roll: cheaper than a custom build bike :)
    Vodka anyone? "Honk"


    Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon
    Cannondale Hooligan 9
    Cannondale Flash Ultimate 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2010
    Cannondale Scalpel Factory Team 2009
  • UnarceUnarce Posts: 16
    Wow...just wow!!! And I don't even care for carbon frames. The green and black color scheme is sweet.

    How do you like the scrub rotors. How long does the squealing last, until they break in? Still debating between Scrubs or Carver.
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    First the Scalpel and now this, that's quite a garage you have there mate! :shock:

    Do you have to strap it down at night in case it floats away?
  • another very nice bike, got any pictures of the hooligan?
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    GORGEOUS - something about the lefty I really like... gorgeous!!!!!

    Loud, great graphics, top spec - my kinda bike :D:D 8)

    Top work *runs of to try to bling the Marin even more* :lol:
  • RichMTBRichMTB Posts: 599
    Under 8kg that is just mental!

    Cracking bike
    Step in to my hut! - Stumpy Jumpy Pacey
  • BeardfaceBeardface Posts: 5,495
    Xgreygoose... I hate you.... :wink::lol:

    Seriously, you have some lovely kit there mate, teamed with the Scapel, I'm so envious! I've never really been a fan of the leftys (they still don't look like they should work.. lol), but your bikes are changing my perspective of them..

    You might want to put a warning in your title though.. "Due the the awesome-ness of content, viewing may cause depression" :wink:
  • XgreygooseXgreygoose Posts: 371
    edited January 2010
    Unarce wrote:

    How do you like the scrub rotors. How long does the squealing last, until they break in? Still debating between Scrubs or Carver.

    Carver, I've heard of but never seen them around. However Scrubs are great, I've used them before and seen others using them. Monavie Cannondale Team are using them so I get to have the custom colours on my Flash :)
    I haven't broke in the rotors yet on my Flash but I know its doesn't take too long. The squealing go's away after a few rides also you must use organic pads. I'm using Swiss Stop. Great pads. But beware I don't use these in very wet condition. They tend to wear pads a little quicker.

    Here are some weigh pic's of the Scrub Rotor and the stock SRAM XX Rotor that came with Flash Ultimate.
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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
  • Stav83 wrote:
    Xgreygoose... I hate you.... :wink::lol:

    You might want to put a warning in your title though.. "Due the the awesome-ness of content, viewing may cause depression" :wink:

    Thank's Mate!! Just spat my beer everywhere :D

    Very funny :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
  • adb1006adb1006 Posts: 938
    What a spec - kudos to you sir 8) Especially now that you've seen the error of your ways and UPGRADED to a hardtail :wink:

    Those rotors costs more than most bikes you see on the road :lol:

    I'm intrigued by lefties - do they feel left-heavy at the front or is there some voodoo involved which make them balanced??? :?
  • BeardfaceBeardface Posts: 5,495
    Heh, no stress mate, just saying what I was thinking!

    Out of interest, what will you be doing with the XX rotors mate? If you're looking to get rid, I could be very interested? PM me if you are :)
  • tri-sexual wrote:
    another very nice bike, got any pictures of the hooligan?

    My commute to work the Hooligan 9

    Some upgrades

    Bars: FSA K-FORCE
    Grips: Ergon GX1
    Tire: Schwalbe Durano 1.10
    Cables: Jagwire
    Seat: Fizik Tundra Carbon Rails
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    Introducing My Lefty Family :D:lol:

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    If you haven't seen this check out why, one of the reason's I love Lefty's.

    Quote taken from my other thread,
    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 Lefty's.

    And finally my anti-theft protection :lol:
    DSC00014.jpgJust in case anyone get's any funny idea's :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
  • BeardfaceBeardface Posts: 5,495
    *droooooolllll*

    That hooligan is the nicest, small wheeled bike I've ever seen... :wink:

    Seriously, nice fleet man... :shock:
  • mikeyj28mikeyj28 Posts: 754
    I am displaying some serious envy! The bike of my dreams!!!

    If only.........
    Constantly trying to upgrade my parts.It is a long road ahead as things are so expensive for little gain. n+1 is always the principle in my mind.
  • MacAndCheeseMacAndCheese Posts: 1,944
    I want a lefty cannondale! That has to be one of the best looking bikes i've seen.
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Orange Alpine 160
  • Those tiles are fantastic!!

    Oh, the bikes are not bad either
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Very nice Dale's you have there hat off to you. 8) 8)
    wish my dale was that blinged lol lol
    .
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