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  1. #1
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    Feb 2008

    Lefty in the cold?

    It was 12 degrees in my ride today, the Lefty on my Habit SE was slow as I expected. At the end of the 2 1/2 hour ride it stuck down and stayed there. When I got back to the truck I pulled it up and it seemed fine. It doesnít have a lot of use as Iím mostly a roadie. Itís been serviced twice, when I got it I had issues and they put the first gen spring in it. When the 2S came out I had the shop install that. Is it normal for these forks to not like the cold or does anyone think the 2S spring failed? If it did itís getting replaced with a Pike or a Fox.
    Bike fleet: Scalpel/Habit SE/Synapse Hi Mod/SWorks Tarmac/TJ CX/Trek Speed Concept 9 series/Ridley Noah

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    Scalpel Fan
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    Mar 2008
    FWIW, my SL110 (2008 vintage) is also acting strange in these cold temps. I just had it serviced and it has the 2 spring internals. It seemed to work normal a few weeks ago before these crazy cold temps hit.

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    2 Spring does seem a tad more sensitive to it, but it's more just a thing that seems to happen now and then.

    I have 2S forks that have done it on recent below 20 rides, others that haven't.

    Shouldn't keep doing it though, mine that did it, didn't a ride or two later....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers

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