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    2007 Prophet 4 Lefty weight limits.

    I'm just curious how big of a person should ride a bike with a lefty. Ive tried searching but haven't came up with anything.

    Thanks

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    That's cuz their is none!
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    Lefty rider weigth limits

    Carbon Lefty , no rider over 500 lbs
    Alloy lefty , stay off if you are over 700 lbs

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    Haha, okay. Im 250lbs, so I should be alright with it? Nothing crazy just some mellow trail cruising.

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    I was 260 when I started riding my Prophet.. I've never had an issue with mine
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    I ride a 06 prophet with alloy lefty, and started riding at 320 lbs. After over a couple hundred miles the only problems I have had are loose bolts, that I tightened and pivot bearings popping. Going to get pivot repaired this week.
    I am illiterate in 3 languages. Confucius say "wiser to eat spider web than riding tailwind of bean eater"

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    Just make sure you have the correct spring in there for your weight........

    That is unless you like fork dive, bearing resets and bottoming out.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Use the brown spring. A good LBS will hook you up. I'm 220 loaded for a ride and hit high and low speed drops regularly. The lefty is the toughest part of the bike. No joke.
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    Just make sure you have the correct spring in there for your weight........

    That is unless you like fork dive, bearing resets and bottoming out.
    That is Solid advice!!!! Make sure your spring is the one required for your weight range. I am always sure to jump on a scale with full winter gear and hydro pack full for a max weight amount. You can be 150 lb or 220 lb and with the proper setup and spring that 140 Max will rock on.
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    Sorry to bump an old thread. But Im starting to ride again and so I might get a proper spring, but my main concern was the axle. Its not going to snap off the fork or anything because Im a bigger guy, is it?

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    No worries, these axles are stronger than any bolt-on or quick release front hubs are...

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    From the Cannondale manual for allowalble weight (for the Prophet) 300 lbs for the rider and 5 for luggage for a total of 305 lbs. You will be fine.

    +1 on the stiff spring advice. I installed the XXfirm brown spring and love it. Stiff but compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clamber
    Sorry to bump an old thread. But Im starting to ride again and so I might get a proper spring, but my main concern was the axle. Its not going to snap off the fork or anything because Im a bigger guy, is it?
    No.
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    Thanks guys. Where do you recommend I get a spring from? Any links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clamber
    Thanks guys. Where do you recommend I get a spring from? Any links?
    Your local cannondale dealer should have no problem with this. They should have offered the change for free when u bought the bike.
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    Ok, just for clarification, youre talking about a fork spring right? Not a rear shock spring? Im confused.

    Where can I buy one online?

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    The Lefties (like the Max) use different strength springs depending on your weight... I am 220 and needed the heavy brown spring.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=267972%5B/url

    The springs are $20-$30 from your dealer

    Ray

    Quote Originally Posted by clamber
    Ok, just for clarification, youre talking about a fork spring right? Not a rear shock spring? Im confused.

    Where can I buy one online?

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