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    Lefty dlr sl 29er

    I have a 2010 cannondale flash 2 with the 80mm lefty dlr. I'm wondering if it's possible to up the travel to 100mm? It looks like there are just travel limiting spacers per the manual can I remove those or will the wheel contact the crown?

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    Certain tire/rim combinations can be run with less than the 30 mm of reduction.

    You need to personally verify clearance though.

    Snap one or two of the spacers off, let the pressure out of the fork and really romp on it to see if you make contact.
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    It's possible. Just remove the internal spaces, but you use only 26".

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    Thanks mendon I'll give it a go this evening. Second question, is it worth upgrading the internals to the new fox pbr system? Are their significant improvements over the stock 2010 dlr?

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    No Fox in PBR.....

    Run what you have, no huge improvements, particularly if you are generally happy with it as is.
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    Do I need a special tool to get this top cap off? I don't want to screw it up by using channel locks...

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    Touch that thing with channel locks and I'll brand you as a ham fist forever.

    Yes, you need an external bearing bottom bracket tool. Shimano, Truvativ, FSA etc, all use the same tool.

    You need the flat wrench style, not the socket wrench style.
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    Sweet I have that tool, didn't even notice it was the same knob pattern. I'm no hamfist that's why I ask first lol!

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    For those interested 2 spacers removed with a stans arch rim and purgatory 2.4 tire is a no go. 1 spacer clears by about 3mm. Would probably work with a lower volume tire but I'm not sure that's really worth it for me. I love that purgatory tire too much!

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