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So, I have a 2009 Team Scalpel and love the way it climbs...but every once in a while (which seems to becoming more often) I crave a more plush front end. The 110 SL SPEED just doesn't handel the bumps like a 140 RLC. Has anyone ever tried a 140/Max on a Scalpel? I am wondering how much it will effect the handling due to the headtube angle. Thoughts.
 

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If you love the handling as is, like Nathan said, it will affect the HTA in a way that you may not like. It'll slacken about a degree, and feel more wandery than before.

You could also install a 2011 PBR damper in, much more tunable than your current cartridge, or, if you've never had the fork worked on, it may just be old tired, and dried out.
 

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MendonCycleSmith said:
If you love the handling as is, like Nathan said, it will affect the HTA in a way that you may not like. It'll slacken about a degree, and feel more wandery than before.
of course he could switch the steerer to a lefty4all and use a canecreek angleset to adjust the headangle accordingly

expensive workaround though
 

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What about the 2011 Lefty Ultra120 PBR? That should work on '09 Scalpel right??
I just looked through the Scalpel user manual today, and saw that 500mm was the maximum allowed fork length. (axle-bottom of head tube)

The Lefty 120mm has 490mm fork length, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Anyone try that yet? How much does it change the head angle?
 

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I just put the RCL 140 on my Scalpel and took it for a ride. Axle to crown is 515mm. Handling is a little slower (not by much) than the 110SL but a 1/2 hr in I had a feel for it The bump response was much improved. Will report back after some more saddle time with some pictures.
 
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