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    Leftified NON-Cannondale bikes - post your pic's!

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    Ibis Mojo, Carbon 140 w/pbr
    21.8 lbs race mode, 22.5 all mountain mode

    OK.... fast forward a few weeks and here is my Tallboy with a conversion kit, so my Lefty Max is now a 120mm... stolen from my now forkless Ibis.

    Maiden ride was awesome, especially noticable in the nasty decents with ruts and rocks...

    Tallboy in this configuration for every day riding is 23.4 lbs. No real weight weenie stuff.
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    excellent thread! needs to be a sticky (hint, hint)...

    there have been some great examples of late (including CJS's of course!).

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    Here's mine. Hope you like!
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    Your on the right path CactusJack...
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    Sheep/Lefty

    Love Lefty's
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    Wow! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    More pics of this please......

    Edit: Nevermind, just found them!
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    2008 Yeti ASR Carbon. Currently 18.25 lbs with a X-King Race Sport front tire (580g, huge frikin tire!). Under 18 lbs with Race King SS 2.2s front and rear. 2009 Lefty Speed Carbon, and lightweight carbon steerer adapter (82g) from Mattias Hellore.

    By the way, anyone wanna sell their Lefty carbon 130 or 140 PBRs? I wanna build an ASR5 Carbon. Figure I could come in under 19lbs.




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    How much lighter is the carbon steerer tube from stock and how much did it cost including shipping ??

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    Here's mine

    Both rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider
    Both rock.
    Nice complimentary Ti HT's there JB (Ok, YBB on the Moots).
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    my Lynskey 29er PRO Lefty
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy
    How much lighter is the carbon steerer tube from stock and how much did it cost including shipping ??
    Don't know what the Cannondale 1 1/8 adapter weighs, but my Project 321 adapter was about 175-180g without the star nut. I'm pretty sure I paid around 75 euros for it. It was back in the summer of '09.

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    i have on my Lynskey the carbon steerer tube too

    from Mattias , around 150 euro

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider
    Both rock.
    Damn dude, you have some hot bikes.

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    My winter bike;
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54123852@N07/5211588695/" title="Pink 456 Driveside by kieranpbennett, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5211588695_5a39ec1c13_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="Pink 456 Driveside" /></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieranbennett
    My winter bike;
    Very nice! I've heard great reviews of the 456. Good to see one with a Lefty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    Very nice! I've heard great reviews of the 456. Good to see one with a Lefty!
    Thanks, I've got to say it rides much better than I thought it would. I replaced a Rush with this and a Prophet, but the Prophets only been ridden twice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlownCivic
    2008 Yeti ASR Carbon. Currently 18.25 lbs with a X-King Race Sport front tire (580g, huge frikin tire!). Under 18 lbs with Race King SS 2.2s front and rear. 2009 Lefty Speed Carbon, and lightweight carbon steerer adapter (82g) from Mattias Hellore.

    By the way, anyone wanna sell their Lefty carbon 130 or 140 PBRs? I wanna build an ASR5 Carbon. Figure I could come in under 19lbs.
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    Mine...

    Lenz Leviathan 4.0 with PBR130... Love it...
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    Not my bikes but I am waiting for my lefty to come back from Mendons that will be going on my scale RC.
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    this is a great thread! c'mon mods... we need a sticky.

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    OK... If we are posting bikes not our own.... I'm sorry can't resist! Just too cool!
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    Hey guys, I just got my adapter kit from jake at project 321. I'm about to bring it all in to my LBS to have them set it up for me. Jake mentioned that since I'm using a Chris King headset, it would have to be altered (cut or drilled...) I can't remember what the instructions were. Anyone familiar with that??

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhugh
    Hey guys, I just got my adapter kit from jake at project 321. I'm about to bring it all in to my LBS to have them set it up for me. Jake mentioned that since I'm using a Chris King headset, it would have to be altered (cut or drilled...) I can't remember what the instructions were. Anyone familiar with that??

    Thanks!
    First! Make sure you have the right adapter. If you have the bonded/carbon adapter make sure the black pieces on it fit properly and are completely flush with the clamps. The black pieces that are clamped on my first one were 5mm to long and I had to send it back. Not Project 321's fault it was a mistake by the retailer.

    On another note. I have a King headset (Inset) and it was a b***h to slide the adapter through. You will need patience. Its a very tight fit but you can get it through without drilling or cutting. I managed to. Good luck and enjoy. They make a great product!

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    To all you guys - well done, some ***** hot bikes here!!

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    rear shock is also a "lefty" haha
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    Cotic Simple

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    Tallboy 29er Lefty

    I stole the Lefty from my converted Mojo Ibis (first post up top) added an air volume reducer, 20mm of spacers and now my Tallboy is Leftyfied.

    Maiden ride was today: awesome. Even more so when it got choppy and nasty. Definitely a better (stiffer more stable) feel when the front wheel is being jerked around in the rough when compared to my Fox... of course that is what got me into Lefies was that point and shoot feel. Also, the FOx seemed to "pack up" in stutter bumps and the Lefty stayed nice and compliant.

    23.4 lbs in this semi- XC/All Mountain configuration... not bad for a FS 29er without a bunch of weight weenie stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusJackSlade
    I stole the Lefty from my converted Mojo Ibis (first post up top) added an air volume reducer, 20mm of spacers and now my Tallboy is Leftyfied.

    Maiden ride was today: awesome. Even more so when it got choppy and nasty. Definitely a better (stiffer more stable) feel when the front wheel is being jerked around in the rough when compared to my Fox... of course that is what got me into Lefies was that point and shoot feel. Also, the FOx seemed to "pack up" in stutter bumps and the Lefty stayed nice and compliant.

    23.4 lbs in this semi- XC/All Mountain configuration... not bad for a FS 29er without a bunch of weight weenie stuff.
    Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil335
    Love it!
    Got that right... nice job Cactus. Gonna send that to a friend that has a Tall Boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider
    Both rock.
    Get that walmart crap off here

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    23.5lbs for that tallboy?

    would like to see a spec list

    heres my leftified yeti

    23.5lbs with tubes, need to tubeless the wheels, and have a 2011 pbr damper unit coming to replace the coil unit in the lefty, which should drop more weight

    custom di2 shifter from Newbury Bike Park in California

    tried to run the front mech on the yeti but couldnt get it to work

    spec is

    Cannondale Hollowgram SL Cranks, 32t e.13 Chainring and e.13 XCX-ST Chainguide
    Carbon Lefty with Project 321 Steerer
    Tune Hubs, DT XCR330 Carbon Rims and Sapim CX-Ray Spokes
    Tune Headset and Seat Clamp
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    Wow, NICE... never seen the Di2 on a Mt. Bike. So why couldn't you get the front working?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danridesbikes
    23.5lbs for that tallboy?

    would like to see a spec list

    Not all that hard:

    Medium size
    Santa Cruz semi XTR build (Avid Elixr CR Mag brakes)
    Salsa flat bars
    Rear Stans ZTR race wheel
    Front Stans Crest rim on sapim spokes on Project 321 hub
    Crank Bro's 4 Ti Eggbeaters
    Lefty Max carbon 140 converted to 120mm for 29er.

    Nothing really too special and I don't have to baby it. I can lose a half pound on race tires, but then I run scared (of sidewall slashes).

    I am looking for that SC Tallboy build that was like 21 lbs.... it's here on the forum somewhere - yeikes! Can't imagine that is every day ride-able.

    A friend of mine has her medium built at 22.6 lbs... but lot's more carbon and $$ than me and running light race tires.

    Tires and wheels are really where a lot of the additional weight is, so I concentrated in those areas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by danridesbikes
    heres my leftified yeti
    Just curious.... is that the final set up on the spacer stack or are you still experimenting?
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Quote Originally Posted by danridesbikes
    23.5lbs for that tallboy?

    would like to see a spec list

    heres my leftified yeti

    23.5lbs with tubes, need to tubeless the wheels, and have a 2011 pbr damper unit coming to replace the coil unit in the lefty, which should drop more weight

    custom di2 shifter from Newbury Bike Park in California

    tried to run the front mech on the yeti but couldnt get it to work

    spec is

    Cannondale Hollowgram SL Cranks, 32t e.13 Chainring and e.13 XCX-ST Chainguide
    Carbon Lefty with Project 321 Steerer
    Tune Hubs, DT XCR330 Carbon Rims and Sapim CX-Ray Spokes
    Tune Headset and Seat Clamp
    Edge Composites Seatposta and Bars
    Syntace Stem
    Hope Tech X2 Brakes
    SRAM XX 11-32 Cassette
    Di2 Rear Mech and Cabling with Custom Shifter
    2011 Racing Ralphs
    Superstar Mag Ti Pedals

    What bottom bracket are you using?

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    regarding the spacer stack, there is only 1x 15mm maybe spacer above the upper crown, its there so i can run a 70mm stem (any lower and the bars hit the lefty adjuster) the yeti only has a 91mm head tube and the lefty crowns are fixed at 137.5mm so you need to spacer accordingly

    im running an e13 xc bb with a special cannondale axle with the lip machined off

    i bought this kit

    http://www.cannondale-parts.de/epage...Products/KP094

    but stripped one of the cups removing it from an old frame, hence why im now using the e13

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    Nice Bikes !!!!


    dan , aren't you worried about the first encounter between a rock and the Di2 ?
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    I have a Carbon Lefty 29er for sale in the classifieds if anyone is interested. Same one thats in the pic on this page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danridesbikes
    regarding the spacer stack, there is only 1x 15mm maybe spacer above the upper crown, its there so i can run a 70mm stem (any lower and the bars hit the lefty adjuster) the yeti only has a 91mm head tube and the lefty crowns are fixed at 137.5mm so you need to spacer accordingly

    im running an e13 xc bb with a special cannondale axle with the lip machined off

    i bought this kit

    http://www.cannondale-parts.de/epage...Products/KP094

    but stripped one of the cups removing it from an old frame, hence why im now using the e13
    Hi, what does the Q factor of the crank end up to be with that setup? What length spindle is that?

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    132mm spindle length

    not sure on Q factor not measured it

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    Siren 650b Song SL

    Siren built the frame to accomodate the Lefty and Project 321 made everything come together.
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    Man I've been lusting after that frame since I saw it on the 650b Board. That is one nice bike there. What's it weigh Dekerf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    Man I've been lusting after that frame since I saw it on the 650b Board. That is one nice bike there. What's it weigh Dekerf?
    22.5#'s with pedals and bottle cages. Just the way you see it in the picture with the exception of Pacenti Quasi-Moto tires opposed to the Neo-Motos shown here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DekerfTeamST
    22.5#'s with pedals and bottle cages.
    WOW! Who needs carbon! And how much travel do you have... like an 1"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    WOW! Who needs carbon! And how much travel do you have... like an 1"?
    It's 1 1/2" of rear travel. The front is a Speed Carbon 110. No travel reduction required for 650b. The frame is a mixture of Easton Scandium and Easton Aluminum tubes along with Ti seat stays and Ti flex plate.

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    leftified HT!!!!

    1x9 carbon (ebay) HT at 18.6lbs
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    Nice job on all the bikes!
    I wish I never looked at this thread....I want a Lefty...or a couple of Leftys...now!

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    My Singular Pegasus (now a singlespeed). I've had terrible trouble with bearing migration since new unfortunately (regularly loses 4 or 5 cm on a ride).






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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalhead
    My Singular Pegasus (now a singlespeed). I've had terrible trouble with bearing migration since new unfortunately (regularly loses 4 or 5 cm on a ride).





    hands down favorite in thread. this bike is amazing. got any pics of her set up as a SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalhead
    I've had terrible trouble with bearing migration since new unfortunately (regularly loses 4 or 5 cm on a ride)
    I'm a Lefty neophyte...what exactly is "bearing migration"?

    Which bearings are migrating and where are they going?
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhugh
    hands down favorite in thread. this bike is amazing. got any pics of her set up as a SS?
    cheers :-) I don't have any sexy pics of it in ss mode, but here are a couple in winter mode on the Brecon Beacons & Afan. I also swapped the Thomson post for an Eriksen Sweetpost (good move)




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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV
    I'm a Lefty neophyte...what exactly is "bearing migration"?

    Which bearings are migrating and where are they going?
    unfortunately, it's a feature of roller bearings that the strips containing the bearings can come out of alignment, resulting in a decrease in fork extension. Mine's been terrible in this regard. Take yesterday's ride as an example....7 hours on technical trails & the Lefty was 4 cm shorter at the end! Obviously, this kills the handling as the head angle by this point is crazy steep...meaning any tiny dropoff becomes an over-the-bars incident (luckily I only had one of them yesterday). It's shortly going in for warranty work as it's less than a year old.

    Resetting the bearings is dead easy, but you shouldn't have to do it after every single ride like I do...and even mid ride sometimes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalhead
    unfortunately, it's a feature of roller bearings that the strips containing the bearings can come out of alignment, resulting in a decrease in fork extension. ......Resetting the bearings is dead easy, but you shouldn't have to do it after every single ride like I do...and even mid ride sometimes!!
    Thanks for explaining and I agree, that should not be happening!

    Hopefully you'll get it sorted out under warranty. Love your bike BTW, especially as a single speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV
    Thanks for explaining and I agree, that should not be happening!

    Hopefully you'll get it sorted out under warranty. Love your bike BTW, especially as a single speed.
    cheers, me too, it's a sweet ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalhead
    cheers, me too, it's a sweet ride
    Looks good with the Ragley bar on it too. I have one on my Bad Boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoyNY
    Looks good with the Ragley bar on it too. I have one on my Bad Boy.
    yep, those bars, and moving to Wingnut packs, solved a shoulder/hand issue I was getting on long rides.

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    I'm trying to decide on a lefty for my tallboy.
    I planning on a shortened travel Max (110mm 29er).

    Should I get a Alloy or Carbon?

    The Carbon is supposedly 140g lighter.
    I've heard the Alloy is stiffer.
    Price difference from my shop is $200.
    Alloy is in stock now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugelick
    I'm trying to decide on a lefty for my tallboy.
    I planning on a shortened travel Max (110mm 29er).

    Should I get a Alloy or Carbon?

    The Carbon is supposedly 140g lighter.
    I've heard the Alloy is stiffer.
    Price difference from my shop is $200.
    Alloy is in stock now.
    Stiffer than what??!

    I've had both and cannot tell the difference. Maybe jigged up on a table with some kind of measuring device maybe you could measure the difference.... I doubt you would notice a difference riding it... I sure do not.

    I think the difference is your wallet and if you can stand to wait!

    I just put a carbon 140 PBR shortened to 120 on my Tallboy 29er.... (yes I know 30mm is the recommeded spacer size).
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    Sick sick bikes guys, even without Lefties .. I would post pics of my lowly Racer-X Al with Lefty RLC 140, but there's already an Exogrid up there ... sweet eye candy ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor
    Nice job on all the bikes!
    I wish I never looked at this thread....I want a Lefty...or a couple of Leftys...now!
    Don't be a p**sy. Go out and buy one! Do it now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugelick
    I'm trying to decide on a lefty for my tallboy.
    I planning on a shortened travel Max (110mm 29er).

    Should I get a Alloy or Carbon?

    The Carbon is supposedly 140g lighter.
    I've heard the Alloy is stiffer.
    Price difference from my shop is $200.
    Alloy is in stock now.
    Carbon! It just looks so sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipan
    Sick sick bikes guys, even without Lefties .. I would post pics of my lowly Racer-X Al with Lefty RLC 140, but there's already an Exogrid up there ... sweet eye candy ...
    Post it Dipan... we want to see it... no bike is "lowly" with a Lefty!
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    Titus Switchblade for my kid...

    Put this together for my son from some ebay wins and a Project 321 adapter. The Switchblade frame is a little "rode hard and put up wet" but still has gorgeous welds.
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    Ahhh yes, the Switchblade... that brings back some sweet memories. Nice bike!
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    The switchblade is nice, your kid must be psyched!

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    yep, he's my ridin' bud!
    whatever...

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    My winterbike:





    On the pictures not yet completed. In the meantime it has been my winterbike for a year now. And, must say, I'm very fond of it. I feel no need to replace the frame for something more exotic.
    (Still, if I only had one bike, it would still be the Prophet SL)


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    ordered mu pkg today from Project 321 for my Tallboy man I can't wait....what is (in general?) the shortest stem you an use? I currently have a FSA OS-99 80mm on mine

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    Pics of Tallboy with Lefty fork - side view please....

    Before I pull the trigger on a Carbon Lefty for my Tallboy ...could someone please post Pics of Tallboy with Lefty fork - INCLUDING a side view please....

    Thx in advance!

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    I too just ordered my Lefty from Jake at 321 (that guys is the best), and he told me that the shortest stem you could use is 90mm.

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    I think you might be able to use a stem as short as 80 mm. What I can say is that 75 mm is too short, and 90 mm leaves a gap between the handlebar and fork. However, the shortest possible length you can run might vary depending on the sweep of the handlebar and the rise of the stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hugelick
    I'm trying to decide on a lefty for my tallboy.
    I planning on a shortened travel Max (110mm 29er).

    Should I get a Alloy or Carbon?

    The Carbon is supposedly 140g lighter.
    I've heard the Alloy is stiffer.
    Price difference from my shop is $200.
    Alloy is in stock now.
    what is your shop? Thanks

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    No more Lefty's in stock.
    The Alloy Max is on my bike.

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    My first Lefty

    The Pinkness version 2.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by asa
    The Pinkness version 2.0

    Who makes those mounts For the brake levers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblvanos
    Who makes those mounts For the brake levers?
    Wow!!! All pinkness aside those are wild. I've never seen road style actuated hydraulic brakes... yeah I know, where have I been, on top of a mountain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hugelick
    I'm trying to decide on a lefty for my tallboy.
    I planning on a shortened travel Max (110mm 29er).

    Should I get a Alloy or Carbon?

    The Carbon is supposedly 140g lighter.
    I've heard the Alloy is stiffer.
    Price difference from my shop is $200.
    Alloy is in stock now.
    When Cannondale used to post the Lefty's data, the alloy version was stiffer and that was before the one piece alloy which IMO, is very sweet. Jake at Project 321 also just confirmed that this is still true. I considered getting the alloy because I do notice some flex in the carbon under g-outs. It is not a big deal though. If the alloy was black it would have made the decision that much easier. I'de say, that if you are close to 200 pounds or over, the alloy would be the way to go and you save some dough. I weigh 185 FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet
    When Cannondale used to post the Lefty's data, the alloy version was stiffer and that was before the one piece alloy which IMO, is very sweet. Jake at Project 321 also just confirmed that this is still true. I considered getting the alloy because I do notice some flex in the carbon under g-outs. It is not a big deal though. If the alloy was black it would have made the decision that much easier. I'de say, that if you are close to 200 pounds or over, the alloy would be the way to go and you save some dough. I weigh 185 FWIW.
    I'm over 200 lbs and own both the carbon 140 and the alloy 140... Alloy is much stiffer in all conditions.

    EDIT: I also have a 110 carbon and the 140 alloy is stiffer in all conditions.
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    The new ride.

    Some really nice bikes posted on this thread....here is another.
    As was said before, Cannondale really missed the boat not making a FS 29er. I gave them a chance by waiting for a good while. After riding this though, I have come to the conclusion that the big C could not have outdone Santa Cruz. Besides, Cannondale doesn't offer a XXL and because of that, the chance of me buying another frame from them is very slim. I bought 2 tapered Lefty conversions from Project 321 - one for this bike and one for my 2009 PBR which is about to become an XLR with 2011 internals. This will fit my 2011 XXL GF Superfly which I will post up here soon. All I can say about Jake is that he is THE MAN. Coming out with a tapered version was key and his design with the split-ring fitting for the crown-race was brilliant.

    Lefty is 2011 XLR 29er converted to 121mm
    Rear shock is DT Swiss HVR200 with remote damper control.
    ZTR 355 rims, Lefty front hub, American Classic bolt-on SS hub with ti bolts. All spokes are Sapim XC-Rays except for the front non-drive which are Sapim Strongs.
    Full XTR drivetrain 3x7 speed
    weight as seen is 17.83 pounds

    I have a black P321 hub with a red cap in the works. Should be a nice touch.

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    I also want to play

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH_WP
    Mine ...
    As the seagulls of "Finding Nemo" would say;

    Mine, mine, mine... Mine!

    Nice bike there, wish it were "mine"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet
    Some really nice bikes posted on this thread....here is another.
    As was said before, Cannondale really missed the boat not making a FS 29er. I gave them a chance by waiting for a good while. After riding this though, I have come to the conclusion that the big C could not have outdone Santa Cruz. Besides, Cannondale doesn't offer a XXL and because of that, the chance of me buying another frame from them is very slim. I bought 2 tapered Lefty conversions from Project 321 - one for this bike and one for my 2009 PBR which is about to become an XLR with 2011 internals. This will fit my 2011 XXL GF Superfly which I will post up here soon. All I can say about Jake is that he is THE MAN. Coming out with a tapered version was key and his design with the split-ring fitting for the crown-race was brilliant.

    Lefty is 2011 XLR 29er converted to 121mm
    Rear shock is DT Swiss HVR200 with remote damper control.
    ZTR 355 rims, Lefty front hub, American Classic bolt-on SS hub with ti bolts. All spokes are Sapim XC-Rays except for the front non-drive which are Sapim Strongs.
    Full XTR drivetrain 3x7 speed
    weight as seen is 17.83 pounds

    I have a black P321 hub with a red cap in the works. Should be a nice touch.

    3 out of 4 bikes Leftyfied
    17lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danridesbikes
    17lbs?
    Agreed....17lbs??? My HiMod Flash Carbon 29er with XX and Stans Race wheels isn't that light

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    I'm not buying it either.... my guess is 24.5...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet
    Some really nice bikes posted on this thread....here is another.
    As was said before, Cannondale really missed the boat not making a FS 29er. I gave them a chance by waiting for a good while. After riding this though, I have come to the conclusion that the big C could not have outdone Santa Cruz. Besides, Cannondale doesn't offer a XXL and because of that, the chance of me buying another frame from them is very slim. I bought 2 tapered Lefty conversions from Project 321 - one for this bike and one for my 2009 PBR which is about to become an XLR with 2011 internals. This will fit my 2011 XXL GF Superfly which I will post up here soon. All I can say about Jake is that he is THE MAN. Coming out with a tapered version was key and his design with the split-ring fitting for the crown-race was brilliant.

    Lefty is 2011 XLR 29er converted to 121mm
    Rear shock is DT Swiss HVR200 with remote damper control.
    ZTR 355 rims, Lefty front hub, American Classic bolt-on SS hub with ti bolts. All spokes are Sapim XC-Rays except for the front non-drive which are Sapim Strongs.
    Full XTR drivetrain 3x7 speed
    weight as seen is 17.83 pounds

    I have a black P321 hub with a red cap in the works. Should be a nice touch.

    3 out of 4 bikes Leftyfied

    Sorry man i just cant see that bike as being 17.8 lbs. Thats 8 kg flat! As beautiful as that bike is i would have to say 10.5kg maybe, given the componentry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    As the seagulls of "Finding Nemo" would say;

    Mine, mine, mine... Mine!

    Nice bike there, wish it were "mine"!
    hahaha... they're actualy saying "mate, mate, mate". an aussie term of endearment.

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    Busted!

    Okay guys, I've never weighed in a bike so I have no idea how much this one weighhs either. One thing I do know is it weighs what it weighs.
    I'm surprised noone says anything about the amount of front travel which I was conservative in stating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH_WP
    Mine ...
    Sweet and the color choices are a nice touch.
    Were you able to order your OPI Lefty that color from your dealer?

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    Until Cannondale comes out with a 29er FS


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    Nice!

    I see you're doing some serious winter riding on it in Norway with those studs.
    Great thing about the Lefty is snow or mud doesn't get caked up like in the arches of 2 legged forks.

    I like the special touches that you did with that bike and the door stop to keep it safe

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    The door is just left of the picture, so I am protecting my bike. This was taken just after I put new wallpaper on, so I haven't put up my bike rack

    When the trails are hard, the riding with these studs is just awesome. Watch my Vimeo page for upcoming videos of this riding

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    My Lynskey Ridgeline 29er with reduced 90 mm PBR


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    pedalhead....sounds like the bearing races in your lefty are not shimmed properly. if the races are too loose, then you get crazy bearing migration.
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