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    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

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    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.

    good luck!

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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.
    Famous Last Words....."Hey, watch this!!"

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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.

    http://www.cannondale.com/asset/iu_f...uctions_en.pdf

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