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Old 09-24-07, 07:39 PM   #1
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Need LEFTY Help-?- Whatīs the right one?

Hi riders, as forum Newbie and Austrian(EU) Alpine-MTB-rider.
~~My problem is I canīt deceide between LeftyCarbon110 FOXinter. ,Lefty110SL, Speed100DLR2(boundedBridge) ??? What experience you had out there. Who can honestly HELP me Please??? (Iīm 183m 64kg ride AustrianALPS(up to 2500meters SeaLevel) &easy Downhill)next year few amateurRaces?) LEFTY I need for a Jekyll(FloatRC130mm) MartaSL,X0,X0grip,XTR, SpinergyXycloneDiscLefty... also looking for the right Seatpost & Handlebar(lowRise) pref.Carbon. ~In 1,2years might Upgrade RushCarbonFRAME. Jekyll I want to keep under 10,11kg!!! ps(I donīt want a SpringLefty"MAX&so:no need 130+mmTravel)
:-) :-) Anyone can HELP PLEASE do so- :-) :-)
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Old 09-24-07, 07:40 PM   #2
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dont get the speed, or the carbon they had a mass recall b/c peoples forks were blowing up and making them see what dirt tastes like
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Old 09-24-07, 07:53 PM   #3
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They recalled somethings but fixed the problem, one problem they had was not locktiting some part inside the fork, so if you get a lefty on craiglist or ebay or w/e i'd take it to a shop and have em check it. imo the left carbon whatever is the fanciest one is the only one worth while, cause its is so light, all the other ones arn't any lighter than the fox f100 and only a little heavier than the 120, and the lefties are up there in price with the fox forks, and I would much rather have a fox than a lefty, you get compression adjustment and fox awsomeness. also you can use normal wheels
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You would need a new wheel and (front) brakes too.
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Need LEFTY Help-?- Whatīs the right one?
The one with the Righty attached
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also looking at the pic of your bike, can you take a lefty at all? they need and oversized head tube cause the steer tube is like 1.5 inches or somthin
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I believe the Cannondale ht is 1 1/4, but not 100% sure.

The Jekyll will take the lefty.
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Do not buy a Lefty.
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1 1/2, 1 1/4, w/e either way its not 1 1/8

^another reason not to buy a lefty instead of a fox is that c'dale is stopping it in 08, they are using fox forks and rock shox for lower end bikes, so hmm maybe they are onto somthin, also i'd be concerned about parts availablilty for repairs down the line
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^another reason not to buy a lefty instead of a fox is that c'dale is stopping it in 08, they are using fox forks and rock shox for lower end bikes, so hmm maybe they are onto somthin, also i'd be concerned about parts availablilty for repairs down the line
No, there are several scalpels, rush's and hardtails with lefties for '08. They have only stopped making the 140mm lefties.
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You're right, they are fine. But they ain't cheap, and they offer no benefit over a conventional setup. I should have elaborated.
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You're right, they are fine. But they ain't cheap, and they offer no benefit over a conventional setup. I should have elaborated.
They benefit the OP because his bike was made for one, and he won't have to buy a new stem, headset or front wheel.
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This I failed to notice. Whoopsies!
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LEFTY ??? Handlebar?Seatpost??

I want the Jekyll so I wanna go for a Lefty, I like how they work,stiffnes,look of it. Iīm not shure which one. The LeftyFox inter. is on TerraLogic based, but Fox donīt do TerraLogic any more? why? The SPEED110DLR2 BoundedBridge or SPEEDcarbonDLR2, or shell I spend ap:$300 more for a 110SL(its the top Lefty) but is it worth extra money? The Magazine tester give it a Top grades, but they could be paid for their Notes??? oh...Its1,5 Steam. +I got SPINERGY XycloneDisc Wheels for Lefty,and MartaSL,X0gripp+rearD,XTR,...and Handlebars,Seatpost not shure? MonkeyLiteSLcarbon,FSA,RaceFace,RitcheyLowRiser??? P6???
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