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  1. #1
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    Lefty being phazed out??

    So i see on the website that alot of the high end bikes are coming with regular forks...... So lefty isnt the next big thing? Has cannondale commented on it? Why arent they putting leftys on all their bikes?
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    If you search the forum you will find mulitple topics on this question. Really the only Lefty that was discontinued is the the MAX 140 and that was due to an issue with Manitou not function. Further, since the Lefty has been out since the early 2000's it really doesn't qualify as something new or a potential "next big thing".

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    The high end bikes that have no Lefties are DH and freeride bikes, there has never been Lefties with enough travel for those uses. But the hardtails, Scalpels, Rushes, F29 and Rizes high end models all have Lefties on. The Lefty range is currently a nice one with the 130 PBR, 130 Fox RLC, 110 Fox RLC, 110 SL, 110 DLR2, carbon and alloy...


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    The new Rize line features new Lefty's on the Rize top three models as sold in the US, so its hardly like they are being discontinued. I know in Europe they spec more regular forks at the top of the line. Thats a decision of Cannondale Europe, but its probably more to do with affordibility and the fact that they find it easier to sell bikes with standard forks in Europe. Its harder to get service on your Lefty in a lot of European countries from all accounts.


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    I think the issue is less of Lefty being phased out and more of consumers being ignorant. Often times it is far too difficult for eager new bike shoppers to get over the vastly different appearance of Lefty. How can it be better? They ask. Cannondale has responded by adding a significant number of "Lefty-Free" models as a means to not loose sales.

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