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    Headshok Fatty Solo?

    Is this fork going to be production any time?

    The bike is cool.

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    Not only has the fork been already available on some Bad Boys for over a year, the ON bike is being produced too... In limited numbers though.

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    Who knows if this solo ultra fork is available or usable to cross country ?

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    As Dan said my Bad Boy came equipped with this fork.

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    If you go to the european site, you'll see that their version is a little different. It seems that the Euro version has 80mm travel vs 50mm on the US. Irrelevant for street riding, just a note.

    Quote Originally Posted by magsdad
    Is this fork going to be production any time?

    The bike is cool.

    http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng/onbike

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    Sorry, I was unclear. Is the Fatty Solo always going to be for the "Urban" crowd in the US, or is it something we may see for serious offroad in the future?
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    No, I'm quite sure we'll never see it for off-road use, since it is no lighter than a regular Fatty Ultra. It will be limited to "Urban".

    I was just pointing out that oddly, the Euro version has 80mm travel and the US has 50mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by magsdad
    Sorry, I was unclear. Is the Fatty Solo always going to be for the "Urban" crowd in the US, or is it something we may see for
    serious offroad in the future?

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    In this moment is secure to use a fatty solo 80mm travel,european model in a cross country racing bike ?

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    I don't know whether it is intended to be used this way. I've never seen one used this way. Perhaps someone on this board could answer with certainty. But I think you should ask Cannondale or a dealer directly.

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    In this moment is secure to use a fatty solo 80mm travel,european model in a cross country racing bike ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magsdad
    Is this fork going to be production any time?

    The bike is cool.

    http://www.cannondale.com/usa/usaeng/onbike

    i saw it on monday in a shop here close to home

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    i saw it on monday in a shop here close to home
    I saw it at Eurobike in September last year. I told the engineer who designed it that they should be using a belt drive instead of a chain for lightness and durability.

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    Okay no one knows if i putt that fork on my flash frame ,i would be able to make crosscountry on that ,..'

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    Well, for xc, you're better off with a Lefty Speed, they're lighter... and the post-mount of the Fatty Solo is a pain if you ride a lot, you need to re-align the front brake everytime you take the wheel off, change brake pads... even putting air in the fork is a pain with the wheel on.

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    I know that ,but i have two cannondales with lefty fork ,i was looking for something different ,do you think that fork -faty solo ultra 80 mm is able to do cross country ?i only see it on a street bike like the on ...

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    damn that's an ugly bike.

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    I disagree with the lefty being a pain. I think being able to change a flat without taking the wheel off is a lot more convenient then having to take off the wheel once a year to change the brake pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Well, for xc, you're better off with a Lefty Speed, they're lighter... and the post-mount of the Fatty Solo is a pain if you ride a lot, you need to re-align the front brake everytime you take the wheel off, change brake pads... even putting air in the fork is a pain with the wheel on.
    I picked up a badboy solo early this year with the same fork being discussed. I'm new to the bike world and pretty green, but I don't think this fork takes air. I don't see a place to fill it and the fork documentation that came with the bike doesn't mention anything about filling it with air. Just looks like a spring. Anyone care to enlighten me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shurenuff
    I picked up a badboy solo early this year with the same fork being discussed. I'm new to the bike world and pretty green, but I don't think this fork takes air. I don't see a place to fill it and the fork documentation that came with the bike doesn't mention anything about filling it with air. Just looks like a spring. Anyone care to enlighten me?
    I'm with you , i don't see any place to pump up the shock. as far as I am aware it's just a spring /damper mech.

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    My mistake then.

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