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    Lame

    New Lefty 29er rigid fork from Italy

    http://eliflap.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/lame/

    Lame-imageuploadedbytapatalk1348868913.166112.jpg


    Unn tu' vedi che ciņ Talp-attack dall'haipadde ?

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    What's wrong with rigid?
    Gears give me headaches

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    I think some dude was promoting those a while ago - very heavy for a one legged carbon fork. Maybe a non bankrupt mechanically inclined country can make one lighter as it seems like an interesting idea.

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    If you look closely at the last picture, it looks like the company who makes the fork is actually called "lame". I can kind of make out the brand name....but I'm not 100%

    I don't think he's trying to bash the concept/design looks like it could be a decent product if they could lower the weight... Isn't that the whole point of the lefty design? I have never test ridden one yet but hear lots of positive reviews

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    If this is the same fork I was thinking it was double the weight of a Niner or Niner knockoff. Lame is a rather lame name.

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    It makes sense if already have a lefty setup ( wheels, frame or adapters, ect )and want to run ridged, otherwise, not so much.
    This may be a total waste of time but I can't help but think that you might amount to something someday.

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    Yup, hey I wouldn't run it but it would look sweet on an all carbon stealth frame!

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    Not a good choice the nome for worldwide selling ... But in italian language means blades

    I had last year a spanish one legged rigid fork from Black Cat Bone Bikes . Used with tubolar carbon wheel set was incredible in XC tracks

    For this fork i have not yet more informations , requested to the producer.


    For the weight of my previous BCBB , sure, as reported by SS Hack , not as a Niner

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    If this is the same fork I was thinking it was double the weight of a Niner or Niner knockoff. Lame is a rather lame name.

    590 grams !!! Wonderful weight , producer told me this value.

    Fork can be cutted depending on frame
    Last edited by eliflap; 09-29-2012 at 12:42 PM.

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    I'd love one of these for my rigid street bike

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    Lower clamp has a little step to keep it firm.

    Upper clamp can slide to fit frame steerer tube and so increase stiffness , without using spacers

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap View Post
    Not a good choice the nome for worldwide selling ... But in italian language means blades
    "Scalpel Blade," clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap View Post
    New Lefty 29er rigid fork from Italy
    Don't you anything better to do, than digging up cool stuff?


    Magura

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    Now if they make one that weighs half what the Niner weighs call me up!

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    Dude that's not possible. A super lightweight road fork is around 300g but it uses so much less material and is physicially much shorter and handles much less torque and load than the lefty. So to answer your question, we spent some time thinking about it and it never worked out weight wise.

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