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    Cannondale Rize 3 - Lefty - Brackets

    I have a 2008 Cannondale Rize 3 with a Lefty fork on it. I am a heavy rider and don't do much aggressive riding other some trails at Patapsco State Park. So today I was cleaning up the bike today and noticed that the forged clamps (brackets) that hold the fork to the frame have small cracks near the bolts. I have had a few spills here and there and endo'd a few times but not much else.

    I don't think I am hoping that something like this would be covered under warranty. I guess I will find out tomorrow when I bring it to the LBS.

    Has anyone else had any issues with the bolts as described?

    As a corollary, is there any restriction(s) with swapping out the Lefty for a Fox fork?



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    I would guess that it is not covered. I had the same issue, and had to buy a new upper. It is the result of over torquing the bolts.

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    Can you attach a picture?

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    Picture added (taken with cell phone).

    I will try to get a better one in the sun tomorrow.

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    Hmmm.

    How much did the upper cost? I guess it is one forged piece?

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    The upper / lower clamp bolt should be torqued at around 9.0 Nm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacinSeed
    Can you attach a picture?
    Actually I have a friend that has a really good camera. I'll bet he would be happy to get some close in shots...

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    I had one of the bonded uppers from an '07 replaced that ran me $200 before shipping.

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    Well, I am happy to report that the LBS was able to have this repaired under warranty.It took about 2 weeks or so but I have it back and have been busy riding. I think on the next purchase I want a fork that is a bit more mainstream so that the LBS can work on it rather than having to send it back to the mfr.

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