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    2011 Lefty's

    I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how much travel each Lefty has. None of the travel numbers are listed in the suspension area. Additionally, many models don't seem to be offered anymore.

    I was wanting a Lefty 140 Carbon PBR for the 29er build. That doesn't seem to be an option anymore. I'd like to keep the travel in the fork to 100 mm +. I'd also like to keep the weight down.

    Is there an option for a sub 1300 gram fork for 29ers with 100 mm plus travel anymore?

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    Lefty Speeds have 100mm, Ultras are 120mm and Max are 140mm. The 29er models are now 90mm.

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    Well, lots of people convert regular Lefty's to 29'er capable forks by shim'ing out 30 mm of travel. So, they take a 140 mm travel Lefty and turn it into a 110 mm 29er Lefty. Now, the 140 has gotten much heavier from 1284 grams to 1356 grams. I'm wondering if there is a way to remove the XLR stuff and make the fork a PBR, shaving at least some of the extra, and for me at least, un-needed extra weight.

    I'm just curious if I have to buy a 2010 model or if I can just remove the cable, fluid, etc. to cut the weight out.

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    XLR and PBR are interchangable so yes, a XLR can be converted to the remote-less PBR.

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    [QUOTE=panhndlNow, the 140 has gotten much heavier from 1284 grams to 1356 grams.
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    Much heavier??


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    I knew someone would say something about that, but it 105% the weight of last year's model. Its important to obsessive compulsives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    XLR and PBR are interchangable so yes, a XLR can be converted to the remote-less PBR.
    Can the 2010 PBR's be converted to XLR? Is there a kit available?
    Ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzaro
    Can the 2010 PBR's be converted to XLR? Is there a kit available?

    yes , will be rare , but available for 2011 .

    2010 i don't know if possible

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    a pic from catalogue, 100 mm forks
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    What about maintenance/service on the 2011 Lefty models? Will I be able to do a needle bearing reset and unmount the cartridge on a XLR-Lefty using my existing tools for a 2007 Lefty Speed Carbon SL (castle tool and BB-wrench)?

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    The tools and service are the same for the 2011 models. It is actually a little easier because you don't need to take off any knobs to do the service.

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    Yes please, I'll take a remote for my 2010 PBR!
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    Sorry if this has been covered, but can I add a remote to a 2010 XLR?
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