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    Jekyll with a lefty

    I have a Medium Jekyll with a 140mm Lefty max. I don't know but I suspect it's a little unbalanced front to back maybe because of the longer travel at the back. It feels fine except on fast and rough descents and I just don't feel I'm as fast down as I was when the same fork was on my 2009 Large Rize.

    The Lefty has a 2012 PBR damper and the sag is spot on so I suppose the question really is do I need more front end travel to balance out the equation or is it a tuning thing?
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    Your upsetting the geometry with the front end been lower than the back when going down hill, It shouldn't be too bad on the uphill has the front end been lower is a good thing...in short yes you need a longer travel fork.

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    It's 10mm... That won't make a difference. What's the difference in a2c between the lefty and a fox 150?

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    Small a2c database.
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    I think 10 - 15 mm doesn't make sense

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    I think its the frame size, If you had L rize before and now jekyll M.
    I have prophet M with lefty max PBR and in fast downhill its feels slightly restless, but in technical section its perfect. Now scalpel 29er is size L, cant wait to get it tested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukuberv700 View Post
    Your upsetting the geometry with the front end been lower than the back when going down hill, It shouldn't be too bad on the uphill has the front end been lower is a good thing...in short yes you need a longer travel fork.
    It does feel like I'm over the front too much in the fast ragged downhill. In all other areas the change from the large frame to the medium feels like an improvement. I don't want to reduce the sag to compensate for the geometry change going from 150 to 140 mm.

    I like the lefty. I hope a change isn't nessesary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeddz3 View Post
    It does feel like I'm over the front too much in the fast ragged downhill. In all other areas the change from the large frame to the medium feels like an improvement. I don't want to reduce the sag to compensate for the geometry change going from 150 to 140 mm.

    I like the lefty. I hope a change isn't nessesary.
    How long stem you have in jekyll? could it be any shorter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xluossa View Post
    How long stem you have in jekyll? could it be any shorter?
    90mm SI steerer. Can't go any shorter. I'm going to try the 160mm fox and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeddz3 View Post
    90mm SI steerer. Can't go any shorter. I'm going to try the 160mm fox and see how it goes.
    I've got an 80mm with the normal steerer, it's as short as you can get. Bars are about 5mm from crown of Lefty!

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    Fox swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony6 View Post
    I've got an 80mm with the normal steerer, it's as short as you can get. Bars are about 5mm from crown of Lefty!
    I changed to a 160mm fork with 65mm stem and the ride is much better.

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    The SuperMax 26" 160mm can be used with as short as a 50mm stem if I recall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous View Post
    The SuperMax 26" 160mm can be used with as short as a 50mm stem if I recall...
    So its not a prototype ???

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