news: Cannondale Scalpel 2017

Tomorrow is the day Cannondale’s: Built for XXC will be released. Everyone knows already that is it about the new Cannondale Scalpel Si. Cannondale has some to catch up on FS XC racebikes and will they manage it? Will they use Ai6 for 12x142mm? What’s in front of the rear damper inside the frame? How low stack will it have? Is it fast? Light?

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Black Inc, nothing for me or my style but have to be available for those who want’s the latest tech and fallen for the Enve hype.

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Berserker Green for teamriders like Manuel Fumic and wannabes like all of us 😉

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And the bike for all Cannondale lovers. The quality of XX1, the stiffness and pure beauty of Hollowgram with an OPI ring. It got it all except a flashy seatpost. Probably for a price not even Canyon can compete with.

 

My expectations are high, will it be even close to as tight and racy as a Specialized Epic WC? How short will the chainstays be? More info tomorrow after I’ve tried the fastest gravelmtb in Stockholm (more on that too).

Annika Langvad and Anton Cooper

Video for a happy sunny saturday. First out a video about Annika Langvad:

And one with Anton Cooper who has a very different winter compared to Annika Langvad (and us here in Sweden):

New weekend, new bikes?

Merida showed their new Ninety-Six today:

Ghost has showed their new Lector:

And Focus got their Raven Max:

Now without tape but didn’t found a good picture. Cannondale changed the colours from green to orange:

It’s a World Cup hype with new things. Everyone wants to do as BMC who was the first this year to present a new hardtail. The big question is when Cannondale is releasing their new Scalpel? And what about Scott and Specialized, nothing new on the XC scene, except victories? 😉

Jenny Rissveds won the U23 World Cup race in Albstadt today! is the last news from Germany. Really fun 🙂

BMC New Teamelite 01

Cannondale got a seattube and seatpost that flexes, 25mm if I remember right. Trek is working on their Isospeed feature for their Superfly hardtail. And here comes BMC’s answer to it.

15mm of elastomer damping in 3 different hardness:

A video about it:

Looks really cool. More info here: BMC New Teamelite