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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:33 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:02 pm
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Location: Kilwinning, Scotland
Got a lovely trek 400 STP frame just needing forks to finish but spotted a cannondale scalpel 800 on fleabay. Whats; the better rig? The trek's super silk but I've always lusted after another dale :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:00 pm 
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i had a scalpel 800 - very light bike with the right build. I changed rear shock for one with propedal as i thought stock shock could be a bit wallowy under load.

You obviously need to check the frame carefully for cracks etc around where the carbon arms meet the alloy frame.

Can't say i was impressed by the headshok - damping seems lacking - bit of a let down compared to rest of frame. If you are looking at the green one on ebay paintwork looks pants.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:49 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:52 pm
Posts: 172
Location: worthing
I've had a stp400 and loved it, such a fast xc bike and the soft tail gives just enough to add grip on then rear when it gives bumpy, I ran rock shox SIDs on it (which I'm currently selling) they were a great match for the light weight frame.

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