Moderator: Moderator Team
I like to leave the air in. Then instead of using measuring tape, I just look at how far down the top of the damper goes into the fork leg when fully extended.
Is that really true? Bummer!
sorry , saw only today this post
02GF74 wrote:I have a Lefty Speed alloy PBR 100 mm fork and am looking to replace it with lighter - the holy grail would be carbon fibre XLR.
Searching on that well known website, different models are listed, with travel ranging from 100 to 140 mm (BTW I'm talking 26 er)
Anyone have a list of weights for the various lefty forks starting with the one I have and going up in the range? I am not too bothered about a remote lockout.
the lightest forks are the OPI DLR SL Carbon , 2009 build
I may well send them to you. Can you PM me your details? Shipping might expensive though.
I'm currently in Switzerland (Geneva), but am heading down to Florence next week for a couple of months. The local Cannondale dealer here didn't know what to do about leaking oil, and was going to send it to the distributer.
I'd rather deal directly with someone I know who has a good reputation for Lefty mechanics.
I know there's a guy in NY who is supposedly a bit of a guru (can't remember his name), and was hoping there would be someone similar here in Europe.
Weight of the 2012 is 1,334g. Weight of the 2013 is 1,375g (i.e., heavier than stated).
In fact, the 1,375 is a few grams heavier as I weighed it without the frame bumper. I wonder if Cannondale's 2013 stated weight was without the plastic fork guard.
EDIT: These are 29er versions.
I got myself sorted out with a Lefty fork; I wanted to save a few grammes, not a huge amount plus since I have got white wheels, wanted less white on the bike; have ended up with lefty speed xlr @ 1254g inc Rockshox hydraulic remote. (26er)
In those days i started with a 26" Lefty Carbon SL Opi `09 1145g without (!) steerer. I was pretty light, for sure.
Today with all of the orginal 88 needles, including a tuned MCFK steerer, some Ti-skrews, some custom Alu parts by myself, some custom made damping-tuning for myself, and a new lefty boot i FINALLY reached the sub 1150g level for a 29" fork with 100mm.
Sorry for crappy quality by my mobile fon:
And i already have some ideas to bring the fork in the 1130 zone.
Happy trails from Germany!
- Similar Topics
- Last post
- 9 Replies
- 1547 Views
Last post by njleach
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:11 am
- 2 Replies
- 848 Views
Last post by WorkonSunday
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:30 pm
- 3 Replies
- 537 Views
Last post by morganb
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:43 pm
- 0 Replies
- 261 Views
Last post by spdntrxi
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:52 pm
- 6 Replies
- 816 Views
Last post by mpulsiv
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:10 am