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    Lefty tuning at Eighty Aid

    I am gonna let my lefty DLR carbon be tuned by eight-aid (check http://www.eighty-aid.com)
    All the other worldcup cannondale riders had their lefty tuned by this company. I had them over the phone, they really know all about those forks and let them work better then before.
    Has anyone had any experience with these foks???

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    Eighty-Aid

    Well, I had my Lefty DLR there for repair and tuning - there was some play in the fork. Now I've got 420 CHF (about 330$) less and still play in the Lefty?!? I will bring the fork back in as soon as possible, and then we will see about customer service of Eighty-Aid.
    For the moment I can't really recommend them, at least here in Switzerland!

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    I have had my lefty tuned at Eighty Aid in Belgium. Those guys are great, good service, they take the time, and not overpriced at all. I can really recommend them. They also said that if there was anything not working properly after 6 month time they fix it without costs.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Correction

    Meanwhile it turned out, that the bearings of the CrossMax wheel where the cause of the play in my front section - so two thumbs up for Eighty-Aid!
    Service and competence of this company is top notch but the prices are still Cannondale like ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MijnNewt
    I have had my lefty tuned at Eighty Aid in Belgium. Those guys are great, good service, they take the time, and not overpriced at all. I can really recommend them. They also said that if there was anything not working properly after 6 month time they fix it without costs.
    I've just gotten email from eighty-aid about a Lefty overhaul. They say an overhaul is 220 Euros which is about 240 dollars US (according to my currency converter). Cannondale overhauls for 100 dollars US.

    What does eighty-aid do that is worth more than twice as much?
    Ride dangerously. Take chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdZilla
    What does eighty-aid do that is worth more than twice as much?
    Your fork will have the chance to visit Switzerland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Your fork will have the chance to visit Switzerland!


    GOOD CALL!!!
    I'm certainly not convinced to send my lefty to europe for an overhaul.....Nooooooo way!!
    I know a load of Cannondale Headshock mechanics here in the USA who do a fantastic overhaul,re-build,service for 1/2 the cost's....
    It's a fine sales gimmick though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmachalek
    GOOD CALL!!!
    I'm certainly not convinced to send my lefty to europe for an overhaul.....Nooooooo way!!
    I know a load of Cannondale Headshock mechanics here in the USA who do a fantastic overhaul,re-build,service for 1/2 the cost's....
    It's a fine sales gimmick though!!
    I thought that all lLefty's had a little bit of play. In other words, when you squeeze the front brake and move the front tire, there is supposed to be some forward play. I looked at a few new Dales with Lefty's and they all did the same thing.

    Now, I am having a problem with lateral play unless I have my rebound on full......

    I am a little confused.

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    88+ do service in Germany

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    i have sent mine to germany´s 88+ and it came better then ever..it was smother..they did a great job... but i paid around 380eur or so 2 years ago.
    I´d paid by bank tranfer. 1st i´ve sent the fork..they made a diagnose and said what they were doing and how much it would cost. After my approval or not they would start to work the fork. They were fast to... i sent it from portugal to germany and got it back in 15 days.
    If money isn´t the problem sent it to them..but sent it to Germany not other country!

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    unbeliveable 380euros . . . too much for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWax View Post
    unbeliveable 380euros . . . too much for me
    You could ship 10 forks to the US for $380.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Nobody has mentioned that you get an 88+ sticker on the fork! That's where all the money goes

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp3000 View Post
    Nobody has mentioned that you get an 88+ sticker on the fork! That's where all the money goes
    You right

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWax View Post
    You right
    I think Mendon needs to make up some stickers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp3000 View Post
    I think Mendon needs to make up some stickers!
    Already done.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Magine!
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    Mendon recently serviced and tuned my old Headshok. Excellent service, quick turnaround--and, most importantly, the shock is smooth and solid. Craig really knows these forks inside and out, and it feel good knowing that I can trust his work.

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    380€ for ovh or even tuning? Is this a joke?
    People ride bikes, those that pedals........

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