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    Lefty wear and tear normal?

    I lifted my 2 and a half year old Lefty's boot to regrease it and saw some wear which concerned me. At the top of the leg, right below the boot.

    Is this normal?

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    I'm guessing carbon?

    Pretty normal, particularly if you weigh more than say 140 lbs.

    The carbon structures have more flex than the alloy, and the most current OPI lowers flex more too.

    Lose weight, increase flex. Just the way it is. Still stiffer than dual sliders in the same class though....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I'm guessing carbon?

    Pretty normal, particularly if you weigh more than say 140 lbs.

    The carbon structures have more flex than the alloy, and the most current OPI lowers flex more too.

    Lose weight, increase flex. Just the way it is. Still stiffer than dual sliders in the same class though....
    Great Thanks!

    Yes, it is carbon. Anything to worry about? I look after this thing properly. Grease,, service, bearing reset (haven't required that since the first few months) etc.

    I love my Lefty!

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    Worry? No. Keep an eye on, and when it gets obviously beyond just anodization that's wearing, get it taken care of.

    Increasing bearing preload might help a smidge, but will make the fork's action stiffer at the same time....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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