C'Dale Scalpel Seatstay Replacement Concerns

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by RubberSideDown, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. RubberSideDown

    RubberSideDown New Member

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    Once again, I come to the all knowing, all knowledgeable, all experienced group of the cycling forums. Here's my concern. I just had my aluminum seatstay replaced with a “Carbon fiber coated piece of plastic”. I checked online and found that Cannondale calls it a “Composite” seatstay. Has anyone seen this thing or have any experience with this composite seatstay? It actually looks quite…. Cheesy, for a lack of a better term. Any input/advise is greatly appreciated.

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  2. rek

    rek New Member

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    A couple of years after they first introduced the Scalpel, they replaced the older alu seatstay design with a one-piece composite unit (which can be retrofitted to older frames, which is what it sounds like happened with your frame). Weight saving, stiffness, etc., nothing to be worried about.
     
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