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  1. #1
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    Sep 2007

    Lefty Speed Carbon DLR2, 110 mm

    Is there any other adjustments I can make to this shock, other than the Air/PSI. I mess around with the rebound also, but I feel like it may be set for someone heavier, because over tech sections it bounces me around like a pogo stick. If I can adjust the sag, etc. can someone point me in the direction as to where to get the info on that.


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    mad aussie
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    May 2004
    Ryan, Cannondale has good information on their website here for setting sag. I would suggest about 25mm of sag to start.

    It is also quite possible it is not correctly valved for your weight. I ran into this issue with my first lefty that was setup for a 175lb rider and was really harsh on small impacts and produced a lot of fatigue on longer rides. I traded it in on a Carbon SL and had it valved correctly and it was a night and day difference, the fork is much plusher.
    A guy like Craig (mendoncyclesmith) who posts here could do a great job of revalving it. If you are mechanically inclined and dont mind buying some tools you can also do it yourself, the internals are fairly simple.
    I was blown away by how quickly the Cdale tech rep could do a full tear down and rebuild on my fork, and that was with answering my questions and drinking beer to boot!


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    i have a 110 speed carbon dlr2 on my 29er.

    i also thought the fork felt like a pogo stock, especially so after stutter bumps.

    i had to swap the neg spring in my fork, so i decided that i would experiment with the oil weight in the fork. i had read a thread that stated c-dale uses 2.5 wt oil in this fork but had a service manual that called for 5wt. either way, i thought either one was too light, so i decided to try 7.5 wt ( i bought 125/150 golden spectro).

    the spring swap/oil change was pretty easy. i just too my time and follow everything to a "t".

    went for a ride this past weekend and finally the fork feels VERY nice. Very smooth...HEAVENLY!!!

    another mtbr uses posted they use 10wt and also had good results.

    $30 for castle tool. $15 for oil. $7 for a park spanner. Fork performance....PRICELESS.

    my 2006 lefty max carbon spv evolve is next up for a 7.5wt oil swap.
    "forget kings...forget hadleys......they all have crap engagement. just run your bike fixed gear." - FoShizzle

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