Cannondale Scalpel Team Replica 2003 Full Suspension

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $4999.99


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stephen a Cross Country Rider from sydney, australia

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2004

Strengths:    lightweight full suspension frame, awesome wheelset (mavic crossmax SL), lefty TI front shock which is direct and stable, ability for fast road bike in full lock out mode and suitable tires,

Weaknesses:    the new retail price, some difficulty in getting the xtr front deraillieur to function with the 3 ring SI crankset, and finally be careful with the light frame.

Bottom Line:   
absolute excellent bike for marathon solo riding and cross country, despite the price this is the bike to aim for and you will not be disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3300.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   my cannondale F2000 hardtail

Bike Setup:   generally stock except for comp s lite tires or maxxis wormdrives, stans no tubes, braided s/stl lines, xtr pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rolf Rimrott a Racer from Wayne, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2003

Strengths:    Very light weight for full suspension, great handling, lefty fork is superior over any other fork I have used, bike overall durable and reliable. Marta SL disc brakes are the lighest brakes on the market and have sweet lever feedback-superior braking over shimano xtr disc.

Weaknesses:    Thin frame tubes dent up easly, Bike feels very flimsy under you but does not slow you down at all.
Expensive retail cost.


Bottom Line:   
This bike has provem itself on some of the most brutal rocky races in the northeast (Michaux, Greenbriar, Waywayonda, french Creek, to name a few)and was cartwheeled at big ring mashing speed and came through problem free (except a large dent in frame tube).

For a light great handling durable full suspension XC racer this is the bike to have.

This bike is for a hard core racer or XC rider, not for the weak and timid trail rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Michaux

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Klein Adept pro

Bike Setup:   2003 Scalpel 4000 team issue large frame, XO Gripshift, marta sl disc, flite slr saddle. SRAM PC 59 chain, XTR Shimano pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jo Gambaro a Cross Country Rider from Italy

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2003

Strengths:    very very light, super lefty with electronic lock-out rigid feeling when lefty's locked, super hydro disc brakes,
great carbon rear end with remote lockout on handlebar,
crossmax wheel light and beautyful, tubeless tyres
very stiff and fast everywhere


Weaknesses:    riser handlebars, i've changed into a flat one, i'd prefer
a more reactive rear remote lockout (as scott strike), sometimes mud gets stuck just under the rear shock, i don't like the rear derailleur (it's a problem of every bike, i dream gears inside rear hub as ROHLOFF)
The PRICE


Bottom Line:   
The best mountain bike i ever tried.
It's superlight, it's a pleasure to ride with, in the countryside is fast as wind, sometimes i forget i am not
on tarmac.Lefty works great also in the singletrack descents.
Have a fantastic and innovative rear suspension system:
stiff as hardtail when locked but sweet when open.
Cables going everywhere, but i love them.
Two bottles stays for fantastic marathon rides.
The price is enormous, i wish CANNONDALE......
It's a bike for mountain biking superlovers only, but
if you have the possibility to try it, don't lose it !
I have got this bike and i fell in love with!

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Favorite Trail:   allroads allweather allyear round

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   cannon's store

Similar Products Used:   scott rc strike (tried), specialized s-works fsr (tried)


Bike Setup:   xtr 03, mavic crossmax, hutchinson tubeless scorpion tyres, hollowgram cranks, fox rl shock with remote lockout,
fizik aliante saddle, volvo team replica colors, carbon handlebars

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