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    Low front end Prophet....

    Does anyone know if Cannondale makes a 120 x 10* 31.8mm headshock size stem?

    Mt Prophets' bars are just too low for me compared to the seat height.

    Also, the standard springs in a Large fork feels very soft. I weigh 215 lbs. without gear. The whole bike feels like it is pointed down hill in the front. I'm straight armed and fighting it. I rode for about 40 minutes today before I packed it in because I wasn't having any fun at all fighting the front end.

    Anyone else with this problem?

    Thanks.

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    That is long.

    Quote Originally Posted by VERVE 29er
    Does anyone know if Cannondale makes a 120 x 10* 31.8mm headshock size stem?

    Mt Prophets' bars are just too low for me compared to the seat height.

    Also, the standard springs in a Large fork feels very soft. I weigh 215 lbs. without gear. The whole bike feels like it is pointed down hill in the front. I'm straight armed and fighting it. I rode for about 40 minutes today before I packed it in because I wasn't having any fun at all fighting the front end.

    Anyone else with this problem?

    Thanks.

    Are you sure that you want to stay with a 120mm stem? If so, I am fairly sure that Cannondale makes one in that size.

    It sounds like you need a stiffer spring. Have you checked your sag on the Lefty? Is it a SPV model?

    This says that you need a Black or a Brown spring(depending on model)http://www.cannondale.com/Asset/iu_f...140_EN_web.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    Are you sure that you want to stay with a 120mm stem? If so, I am fairly sure that Cannondale makes one in that size.

    It sounds like you need a stiffer spring. Have you checked your sag on the Lefty? Is it a SPV model?

    This says that you need a Black or a Brown spring(depending on model)http://www.cannondale.com/Asset/iu_f...140_EN_web.pdf

    I think I need stiffer springs too. I do have an SPV model. Prophet 1000. I'll probably try a stiffer spring before the stem. I weigh 215 lbs without gear. I'm guessing around 225 lbs. with gear. It just feels like it is ducking out from under me. This could be the result of riding a 29er for so long as well. I haven't checked the sag but the front end has felt too soft from the begining even on the parking lot test ride. It is just magnified in the woods.

    The stem is just low compared to my seat height. It might not be as low once the correct spring is installed. The steep seat angle has led me to put a setback post on it. I thought this might lengthen the cockpit enough to cause me to need a shorter stem. As of right now, the bars just feel too low and too close to me.

    The tires are a little bit more barable in the woods, but I switched them anyway. I rolled around out in the street tonight with the lighter tires (1 lb. lighter) and they felt a lot easier to spin and coast better as well.

    Any other advise would be welcomed.

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    Stiffer spring.

    [QUOTE=VERVE 29er]I think I need stiffer springs too. I do have an SPV model. Prophet 1000.
    IT will be the Black 140 spring then.


    . The steep seat angle has led me to put a setback post on it. I thought this might lengthen the cockpit enough to cause me to need a shorter stem. As of right now, the bars just feel too low and too close to me.

    It sounds like you need to see a fit specialist. The only time a setback seatpost needs to be installed is to center your weight over the cranks, not to adjust tt length. At 3o'clock, your knee cap should be over the pedal spindle. (or close, as to feel right.) From there, play around with stem lengths.

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    [QUOTE=damion]
    Quote Originally Posted by VERVE 29er
    I think I need stiffer springs too. I do have an SPV model. Prophet 1000.
    IT will be the Black 140 spring then.


    . The steep seat angle has led me to put a setback post on it. I thought this might lengthen the cockpit enough to cause me to need a shorter stem. As of right now, the bars just feel too low and too close to me.

    It sounds like you need to see a fit specialist. The only time a setback seatpost needs to be installed is to center your weight over the cranks, not to adjust tt length. At 3o'clock, your knee cap should be over the pedal spindle. (or close, as to feel right.) From there, play around with stem lengths.

    "Why did you throw fruit at my van, Napoleon?"
    I put the setback post on to get my legs in the proper position. By doing this the cockpit is lengthened even more, thus requiring a shorter stem to acheive the proper reach. I have very long femurs and have to get bikes with really slack seat tube angles or go with a setback post to get in the desired position. I'm going to go back to the shop where I bought the bike and order some stiffer springs.

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