2017 Cannondale Scalpel Si

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Now it’s out.

100g lighter

9mm shorter chainstays

4 different heights on the front like F-Si

Asymmetric Integration that moves the drivetrain out 6mm with changing the center of the hub. stiffer but without having to use Boost. So 12×142 like it should be.

83mm BB30 (no Q-factor change with Hollowgram)

27,5″ in XS, S and M

29″ in M, L and XL

69,5° head angle

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Modern geo, 1,5° slacker head angle than on a Specialized Epic World Cup which seems a lot but Cannondale like their slack angles.

An interesting thing is that if you use Di2 you have the battery inside the toptube attached to the rear damper. All possibilities to use a dropper post.

More info about it here: Bikerumor

My first thoughts about it is that it’s a great upgrade and it was really time for it. But compared to Specialized it doesn’t seem as tight and racy as an Epic but I may have wrong. Would be nice to try it and compare.

2h great mtb training and a Legend (let’s say 2)

Was out with Tønsberg cyclingclub this evening on some training for Birkeinerittet this weekend. I’m not going but thought it was good to get some speed. Thought it would be hard for me to keep up on mostly easy trails with my Remedy but perfect today. Hard sometimes and sometimes not, some nice trails and som hard climbs 🙂 Was out on Nøtterøy and rode some new trails, endles of options on that island. Unfortunately Movescount doesn’t work so can’t show you any map over the ride yet. 

Instead I can show you a picture of a legend, and a friend, Rune Høydahl who won the XCO Master World Championships today in H45-49 in Lillehammer. He have won world cups in both XCO and DH before but never been world champion until now:

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Another Legend is this bike that Controltech showed on Facebook today. a titanium Legend Queen:

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Allebike FS

För er som gillar heldämpat har Allebike kommit med en ny ram/cykel. Här med riktigt fet spec:

Med Rock Shox Monarch bakdämpare på bilden men kommer även finnas med andra alternativ. Vet inte om den finns ute på deras hemsida än men skicka ett mejl eller ring de om ni är intresserade, eller varför inte åka dit och kolla in den stora butiken.