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Cannondale Scalpel XX Ultralite Race Build

Cannondale Scalpel XX Ultralite Race Build


This frame and fork combo was brought to us for a full build out. The pictures were taken after the customer's first few rides. This customer was all about the climb! We knew this was going to be a light ride. To start things off we went with Sram XX for the drivetrain. The 2X10 shifting performance is an industry standard and is the perfect fit for weight weenies out there. Industry Nine Ultralite wheels custom laced to Stans ZTR Crest rims turned this rig into the ultimate climbing machine. FSA K-Force bar and seatpost were added to round out the cockpit along with the Fizik Alienta carbon saddle.

I know what you are thinking, “That’s a road saddle.” Yes, yes it is and for all of you XC fans out there, try it! It will
be one of the best upgrades you can make! The customer was detail oriented all the way done to the Lefty wheel bolt
made by Project 321. White Gore Cables were used to seal out the elements and Enduro Zero Ceramic bearings in
the BB keep the drivetrain spinning smooth! Even the factory Cannondale seat clamp had to go! It was replaced with
the KCNC SC11 in, yes, green. Where else could we save weight? The customer wanted the only skewer on the bike
to be Ti. That’s where the DT Swiss RWS Skewer made it on to the list. The pedals had to consist of as much Ti as
possible so the Crank brother 4 Ti were the answer. All in, the rig was 19.00Lbs with pedals!!! This bike draws
everyone’s eyeballs and makes climbing a joke.

Build Specs:


2010 Cannondale Team Edition Carbon Medium Scalpel Frameset

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2011 SRAM XX BB30 10-Speed Mountain Groupset:
SRAM XX 26-39T 170mm 156Q Crankset
SRAM XX 10sp Trigger Shifter Set
SRAM XX Hydraulic Carbon Disc Brakes (F-160mm, R-160mm)
SRAM XX 160mm SI Front/Rear Brake Mounts
SRAM XX 31.8mm Low Clamp, Bottom Pull Front Derailleur
SRAM XX 10sp Long Cage Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX 11-36T 10sp Cassette
SRAM PC1091-R 10sp PowerChain

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Industry Nine Ultralite Black Rims/Spokes/Hubs, 9mm/ 10x135mm Wheelset

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Project 321 Black LEFTY Cap And Bolt

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DT Swiss RWS Titanium Shaft, Composite
Lever 5x135mm Skewer

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Cannondale LEFTY Carbon SL Fork

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Cannondale LEFTY XC 3 SI Integrated 90mm, 5°
 , 31.8mm Stem/Steerer

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Rockshox Ario R Shock

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Fizik Aliante Carbon Braided Twin Flex White Mountain Saddle

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FSA K-Force Light Carbon 27.2mm, 350mm, 25mm Setback Seatpost

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Enduro Zero Ceramic BB30 CØ 6806 VV (30x42x7) Bearings

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2011 FSA K-Force Flat Carbon Mountain Handlebar

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Kenda Small Block 8 26" x 1.95" Tires

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ESI Chunky Silicon Green Grips

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Crank Brothers Egg Beater 11 Pedals

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Gore RideOn Sealed Low Friction White Cable Kit

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Cannondale Immix Titianium/Carbon Water Bottle Cage

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KCNC SC11 MTB 31.8mm Green Seatpost Collar

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