I've bought some Lyriks for my (std) Prophet as the advertised axle to crown is 545mm and as the max recommended for the frame was 530mm i thought i'd be ok if i wound them down a tad. Anyway i realised i also needed a headset with a taller bottom race to give me clearance and i also read on Cannondale's site that their a to c height also includes the headset race, so in the end the axle to bottom of headtube measurement is 560mm.
Now this doesn't affect the handling adversely and i really love the fork, i do wind them down for climbs though and i even like the slacker headangle, my only concern is will there be any extra stress on the frame that will end in tears? Also i used to always run the rear shock in the slacker FR postion but i've swapped it to the XC mode thinking this will counteract the extra slackness at the front and help even things out a bit??
Am i pushing my luck, has anyone else had a similar experience??
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