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    lefty definately superior to ultra

    I ride a scalpel 2000 with ultra about 80% of the time and save my f3000sl with lefty carbon ELO for racing. well I haven't ridden my lefty for about two weeks and just took it out and it's so smooth and plush compared with the ultra.

    I did a race 2 weeks ago with some really technical rock gardens I believe my fast race time was helped by the fork's performance.

    Just a thought from someone who rides both forks on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dang
    I ride a scalpel 2000 with ultra about 80% of the time and save my f3000sl with lefty carbon ELO for racing. well I haven't ridden my lefty for about two weeks and just took it out and it's so smooth and plush compared with the ultra.

    I did a race 2 weeks ago with some really technical rock gardens I believe my fast race time was helped by the fork's performance.

    Just a thought from someone who rides both forks on a regular basis.
    Superior in amount of travel and plushness ,
    But that is about it.
    the Ultra has more control and you don't need a 5mm allen key to take off the wheel , or an adaptor to put it on your roff rack.
    I have also had both a lefty and an Ultra. I prefer the headshok.

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    It took me a while to get used to the lefty after a few years with different ultras, but I'm now a lot quicker with the lefty than I ever was on the ultra and it's a lot more fun.
    I actually prefer the hub mounting as it's far more consistent in regard to location of the disc rotor relative to the caliper than any of my ultra/QR combinations.
    The ultra has been relegated to 'road' training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasc
    It took me a while to get used to the lefty after a few years with different ultras, but I'm now a lot quicker with the lefty than I ever was on the ultra and it's a lot more fun.
    I actually prefer the hub mounting as it's far more consistent in regard to location of the disc rotor relative to the caliper than any of my ultra/QR combinations.
    The ultra has been relegated to 'road' training.
    Interesting ,,,,,,,,,
    I have have only had a few slight issues with caliper alignment with the Ultra.
    I could never get the brake to work consistantly with the lefty .
    Oh well . To each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eayste
    Interesting ,,,,,,,,,
    I have have only had a few slight issues with caliper alignment with the Ultra.
    I could never get the brake to work consistantly with the lefty .
    Oh well . To each his own.
    What brake?
    Mine are Martas and XTR hydraulics, the wheels are crossmax and crossmax SL with crossmax skewers. The axle body is where the problem is, but of course with a lefty there isn't one and the martas bolt in correctly first time, every time.
    Lucky me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eayste
    Superior in amount of travel and plushness ,
    But that is about it.
    the Ultra has more control and you don't need a 5mm allen key to take off the wheel , or an adaptor to put it on your roff rack.
    I have also had both a lefty and an Ultra. I prefer the headshok.
    Any Headshock is lighter than any lefty.
    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/inno...forkrange.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasc
    What brake?
    Mine are Martas and XTR hydraulics, the wheels are crossmax and crossmax SL with crossmax skewers. The axle body is where the problem is, but of course with a lefty there isn't one and the martas bolt in correctly first time, every time.
    Lucky me.
    I had Hayes Hydros on the lefty.
    I had them rebled and replaced pads , never worked right without being noisy.
    In the Ultra , I started with Louise. They didn't work well when it was below 50 degrees.
    So I have Avid mechanicals now. I like these.

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