Convert SL Carbon Ti to 80mm 29er
Can I add spacers to convert a SL Carbon Ti fork to 80mm....in order to fit a 29er. I know the DLR's can be done, but just wondering about the lighter lefty's
I have heard of people doing it. Check out the 29er forum and do a search for
"lefty conversion" or "lefty 29er" or something along those lines. I know I
have seen it.
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Spec. for F29 one
Frame Caffeine 29
Fork Lefty Speed Carbon SL, 80 mm
Rear Shock N/A
Rims WTB LaserDisc Trail FR, 32 hole
Hubs Cannondale Lefty front, Shimano M525 rear
Spokes DT Swiss Champion
Tires WTB?Prowler 29 x 2.1?
Pedals Crank Bros Smarty
Crank SRAM GXP1, 22/32/44
Chain SRAM 9-speed
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-970 11-34
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Front Derailleur Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-9
Shifters SRAM X-9 Trigger
Handlebars Control Tech Alloy, 25 mm rise
Stem Cannondale XC3 Si, 31.8 mm
Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
Brakeset Avid Juicy 7 185/160mm
Brakelevers Avid Juicy 7
Saddle Fi'zi:k Nisene Sport MG
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Sizes M, L, X
Extras Cannondale Morse Grip
Comes factory stock on F29 one.
All you need is the 3 spacers.
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I'm not sure what you mean by "SL Ti"...If you are talking about the current Lefty Carbon SL....then yes it can be converted with spacers and piston shaft change as shown in the tech document I have linked below. If you mean the old Carbon Lefty (DLR or ELO) with the Ti Axle Spindle, then it can't be easily appropriately converted (meaning changing to the appropriate piston shaft length)....you can probably still put spacers in it...can't comment on its performance, though.