Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1

    LEFTY XLR 100 not returning to full travel

    Hi,

    I am new to the forum, so apologies in advance, I am trying to post this in the right area. I hope that it has not been covered before.

    I recently bought a 2013 Scalpel 2 here in Aus no more than a month ago. So far cycled to and from work no more than 5 or 6 times (16km round trip) and noticed that the travel in the front fork had decreased. On arriving home a quick measure revealed only 5 cm of travel left at the front. It was compressing but not returning, (this was with zero weight across the frame)

    I was however able to pull the wheel away from the handlebar with little force and return the travel back to its claimed 100mm (it felt like it was sticking)

    I have taken the lefty to a service engineer who replaced a part in the bottom of the damping cartridge KH088 saying it was faulty and that he had seen it once or twice before. BUT. It is now less than week later and it is doing the same thing. I am pretty pissed off, spending all this money only for this to occur. I have hardly ridden the thing!!!

    I suppose my question is: Has anybody else had this problem with their lefty, a gradual compression with no rebound?
    And if they have what was the remedy?

    A very very disappointed cannondale owner.

    Stu.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,384
    Sounds like a decrease in air volume or as simple as a bearing reset.

    Had a Lefty DLR that had a leaking valve core which can be fixed for a few dollars and a couple of minutes . Any hardware store will have valve cores and a core wrench.

    A bearing reset is something else that you can do in a couple of minutes, search this site for a easy to follow diagram... " the lefty bearing reset thread " .

Similar Threads

  1. Travel of CFR's Lefty?
    By scalpel226 in forum Cannondale
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-04-2013, 01:10 AM
  2. Rockshox Vivid 5.1 not returning to its full travel
    By apsol in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-08-2013, 07:18 AM
  3. Lefty DLR travel
    By Wormishere in forum Cannondale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-06-2013, 01:06 PM
  4. Lyrik solo air not returning to full travel
    By trailbrain in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-12-2012, 02:05 PM
  5. Lyrik not returning to 160mm of travel after major service
    By Darkstar187 in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-07-2011, 10:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •