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    2004/05 lefty on a non-Cannondale hardtail

    I am considering replacing a Fox Talas with a Lefty a friend has for sale. It is a 2004 or 2005 carbon. It has a new cartridge in it and has not been ridden for a few years. I will be putting it on a non-Cannondale hardtail. Other than replacing the steerer tube, is there anything I should know? How will it be performance wise compared to a Talas?

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    As long as the axle to crown measurements are the same, or you understand, and are okay with the changes to your HTA that will occur if they aren't, no "issues" per se.

    Assuming your head tube and headset allow sufficient clearance for the clamps to fit, it should be fine....

    Performance is totally subjective, but all the normal expectations regarding stiffness, and increased plushness attributed to Leftys, should apply here.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers

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    Thanks Mendon. I picked up the fork and wheel last night ($300!). I have the steerer on order. I run my Talas between 100 and 140 so I am used to it changing and adapt to it. I think the axle to crown height will be ok. I will ride it for a while and if I decide I don't like it, I am sure I can get my money out of it.

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    That is a heck of a deal!! I would say you stole it from your friend.

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    If this doesn't work out for you and you decide to sell I got dibs!!!

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