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    Lefty Speed Carbon 100 XLR 2011 Travel Reduction

    Hi All!
    I converted my 26" Scalpel 2011 to 650b and want now "reduce the length of my lefty" so that I get a steeper head angle in order to overcome the increased trail and get a more agile handling again. What I know is that I can reduce travel with the travel reducer kit, see

    Cannondale Lefty Travel Reducers DLR PBR XLR - Part Number HD010
    from cannondaleexperts.com
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    However, from my understanding this just guarantees that there is enought clearance for the bigger wheel. Is there any possibility to lower the lefty, i.e. do kind of steady precompression of the damper?

    Thanks for any hints.

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    The travel reducers/limiters are positioned on the shaft above the damper. If you want to reduce the A-C length you need to place a spacer on the shaft below the damper. Cannondale doesn't make a specific kit for this and I'm not sure if the top spacer can be used for this purpose. They might have too big a diameter, but i guess they could be grinded down a bit if that is the case.

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    Anders, thanks for your support. If I got it right the limiters need to be placed according to the red arrow:



    Would it also be adviseable to reduce air volume with one of these air reduction spacers:

    Cannondale Solo Air Lefty Tuning Volume Reducer Set - KH076/ - CannondaleExperts.com

    Thanks
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    Yes that is correct. No you don't need to add any volume reducers to compensate. When you place it where you have indicated the volume will be reduced "automatically".

    I myself just bought a Lefty Carbon Ultra PBR with 120mm travel to replace my Lefty Terralogic and plan to lower it to 110mm in the same way and get the AC of 480mm as the Terralogic. The new speed's with 100mm travel and AC of 470mm I fear are simply too low and fast steering for my kind of riding.

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    Thanks Anders, happy riding with your new lefty

    I now got the information from my Cannondale dealer that the limiters/reducers fit above and belowe the cartouche.

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    Just one last comment. The reducer clip can be placed in two ways on the lower shaft. If placed below the lower air seal you will increase the volume of the negative air chamber. Placed above it will remain the same. I don't know how much it will effect the feel of the suspension, I'll try to experiment with it myself.

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    Hm, you mean it is possible to attach the limiter either in position 1 or 2:



    I have doubts that attaching the limniter in position 2 would have a significant influence on negative air spring volume since the limiter is solid and has a volume itself. Moreover I would have concerns that the negative air spring still works correctly.

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    Yes exactly and you a right in that the effect is minimal. But please be carefull with the width of the clip. The inner diameter of the lower leg is smaller than at the top. You don't want it to wear on the inner surface. To be sure please compare the diameter of the air seal and the clip.

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    ssuats, I just received my fork and put the spacer in position 1, as you indicated in post #207. Just one comment though. The travel reduction spacer is about 0.5mm larger in diameter than the upper air seal and you need to file it down or it won't go down the lower leg. It's a one minute job. Besides this it went as smooth as expected, though the locktite on the damper was very hard to break free. You need a lot of force to get it loose and be very carefull that the castle tool doesn't slip out of the damper interface or you will be in trouble. My fork was originally 490mm A-C now it's 480mm and you can definitely feel the different in steering, but I don't notice any change in suspension feel at least on tarmac.

    EDIT!

    I just realized that placing the spacer in the position indicated above will cause the spacer to move on the damper shaft when the fork is compressing which might cause wear on the surface in the long run. I have revised the placement to now be between the lower bottom out bumper and the lower air seal. The spacer should not move when place in this position.

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    Possible Lefty Problem

    The quick version - have a 2011 Ultra PBR. It's seen use, but not a ton, and hadn't even been on a frame for several months. Recently I picked up a frame for it, and before installing, figured I better do the bearing reset, as I had not done it before. Did that, one ride, no problem. Last Sunday did a rough, fast race. Last night I noticed quite a bit of suspension fluid on the bottom part of the Lefty, from the boot down. It wasn't so bad that it was dripping on the floor, but that section of it was pretty much covered. This is one of 3 Lefty's I have and this is new on me. Did I blow something during the race? Cause for concern? (I'm assuming so, but...) Any ideas or tips for me here, other clues to look for, etc? Thanks!

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    Differences in the New 2013 Lefty Fork?

    Can anyone summarize and explain the new features for 2013 in the high-end 29r carbon fork? I'm a Lefty newb, but convinved the design is better. I am trying to figure out if is worth to wait till mid-Fall for a 2013 or score a deal on a 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott In MD View Post
    Can anyone summarize and explain the new features for 2013 in the high-end 29r carbon fork? I'm a Lefty newb, but convinved the design is better. I am trying to figure out if is worth to wait till mid-Fall for a 2013 or score a deal on a 2012.
    I'd wait for the 2013 because of new features (but nobody knows yet if there we will be any issues with these lefties )
    for me the best new update is auto bearing reset or possibility to reset without disassembling the lefty - this worth a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwitte View Post
    The quick version - have a 2011 Ultra PBR. It's seen use, but not a ton, and hadn't even been on a frame for several months. Recently I picked up a frame for it, and before installing, figured I better do the bearing reset, as I had not done it before. Did that, one ride, no problem. Last Sunday did a rough, fast race. Last night I noticed quite a bit of suspension fluid on the bottom part of the Lefty, from the boot down. It wasn't so bad that it was dripping on the floor, but that section of it was pretty much covered. This is one of 3 Lefty's I have and this is new on me. Did I blow something during the race? Cause for concern? (I'm assuming so, but...) Any ideas or tips for me here, other clues to look for, etc? Thanks!
    You certainly blew the rebound cartridge. Try locking your lefty again. It shouldn't be working anymore. It happened to me twice on my 2004 lefty carbon. (every 3 years is not so bad, i think!)
    The bad thing is, most shop don't replace them themselves, they send it back to Cannondale for tune up and so you're left waiting 2-3 weeks for your fork to come back!!!

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    Thanks. I tried it, and the lockout seems to still be working. I raised the boot up and there is definitely fluid. And it couldn't be just the grease from the square slider part (technical terms here.) Thinking I should probably just get a general tune done anyway and then anything wrong can be fixed while they're at it.

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    does someone make a lefty axle cover for when your front wheel is off the bike? I don't have a bike rack yet and have to travel with the front tire off in the car.

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    Trojan? Durex if you're risky.

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    I have a 2001 Jekyll that came with a Lefty DLR. I rode it for a year then it went into storage. I recently got it out of storage (10 years?) and rode it around and the fork seems to be working fine, but because it is so old and has been in storage, is there anything I need to watch out for?
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    Check the needle bearings and races for corrosion.

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    One more thing, I lost the manual for the Lefty. Is the Lefty DLR circa 2001 an air suspension fork or does it use a spring? It has a valve on the bottom, but this could be for the negative spring (air)? So is it an spring/air fork or all air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark413 View Post
    One more thing, I lost the manual for the Lefty. Is the Lefty DLR circa 2001 an air suspension fork or does it use a spring? It has a valve on the bottom, but this could be for the negative spring (air)? So is it an spring/air fork or all air?
    After doing some searching I found the manual online, the Lefty I have is air suspended.

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    xlr issue

    my xlr lefty on my scalpel behaves differently all of the sudden, here are the things i notice different:

    1. after removing all the air from it, it is not soft to compress and decompress not like before that it was soft and smooth to cycle after taking all the air out

    2. putting only 100psi makes it feel like its locket out

    3. increasing rebound(turning clockwise) makes it hard to compress the lefty but does not slow down the rebound

    does anyone have experienced this? i felt like there's trapped air inside but im pretty sure i depressed the schrader valve to take all the air out

    bike is 3 months old, 2012 scalpel 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by bboytab View Post
    my xlr lefty on my scalpel behaves differently all of the sudden, here are the things i notice different:

    1. after removing all the air from it, it is not soft to compress and decompress not like before that it was soft and smooth to cycle after taking all the air out

    2. putting only 100psi makes it feel like its locket out

    3. increasing rebound(turning clockwise) makes it hard to compress the lefty but does not slow down the rebound

    does anyone have experienced this? i felt like there's trapped air inside but im pretty sure i depressed the schrader valve to take all the air out

    bike is 3 months old, 2012 scalpel 2
    Try adding some fox float fluid to the air chamber (that's on the bottom). I think that will fix it.

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    lock out adjustment

    Looks like I found the issue. Its the rock shox remote lockout, even if its off, it is actually partially on and causing the lefty to feel rough. I found this out by pressing the switch all the time, its a lot smoother. Now, does anybody know how to adjust the lockout? The lockout's adjustment knob is already turned all the way to the right. Bleed?

    Quote Originally Posted by yogiprophet View Post
    Try adding some fox float fluid to the air chamber (that's on the bottom). I think that will fix it.
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    I still need to know 100mm 29er lefty axle to crown height.
    Eighty-Aid says it's 485mm, but then they list 130mm as 500mm A-C, other's says it's 500mm. I don't know which one is right height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_K View Post
    I still need to know 100mm 29er lefty axle to crown height.
    Eighty-Aid says it's 485mm, but then they list 130mm as 500mm A-C, other's says it's 500mm. I don't know which one is right height.
    100mm 29er is approx 505mm axle to crown. Just like a 130mm 26er.

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    Can anyone tell me how I can check the age of my damper? I just bought a Lefty Max PBR 130 from 2009. It was sent back to cannondale and supposedly the installed a new PBR damper. I'd like to know if I can play with the progressivity and low speed damping like they say you can here: Cannondale Lefty Ultra Carbon W/PBR Fork Review - BikeRadar

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    Hi all,

    After years of lurking and dipping in and out of mtbr for help and guidance the time has come to step out of the shadows. I'm now (as of today) the very proud owner of a CD Jekyll with the ubiquitous Lefty, in reality i'm the proud owner of a Lefty with a bike attached, atm, though i'm sure once its all up and running i'll be the afore mentioned.

    I had previously (and still do) a Whyte JW-2, similar to the PRST-1 but lower specc'd as standard, so i'm a bit of self confessed nut of all things weird and wonderful in the mtb world! I've always admired the Lefty and HAD to have one. Saw one in the free-ads and took a punt, it was frickin miles away so i did what any self respecting man would do with his hard earned cash and bought it over the phone having only asked the bare minimum of information, needs must and all.

    I got it for a good price on the basis that the fork needed a service. I've scoured the net and managed to glean the following: its an OSS100 model DLR, i believe to be a 2000 model, though its difficult to get accurate drawings to identify from and there doesn't appear tp be much useful info on the bike, i can post pics (i think) if anyone is still reading this.

    I'm an engineer by trade, specifically a design engineer, whilst i do spend most of my time at a computer i do get my hands dirty and have what i would consider to be a high level of mechanical aptitude, plus access to all kinds of fun toys for making bits/tools as needed.

    Every link i've found to 'service manuals' for a lefty have taken me to the Cd website and a dead link, the old guy in overalls (who i'm guessing is Gerd Schraner, anyone?) clutching a wheel and looking forlorn is becoming quite a familiar sight now. I've managed to glean that my Lefty is one of the first fully servicable units, not the very early press-install units (2.0) and i can see how i think its should come apart but i don't want to break anything trying.

    Should the 90 degree lower leg (which i believe to be Ti, though it doesn't actually say so) come off the lower end of the stancion? There's what looks like a set screw to hold it on, which once removed should allow the removal of the 90 degree section with the axle stub, then allowing the cartridge to be passed out through the top of the steerer (handle bar end)?

    Another quicker question, will all Lefty hubs fit all Lefty's? My hub is the original Coda with 4 holes for mounting the disc, can i fit a later 6 hole disc mount hub? Sorry to be pendatic but if the answer is no, could anyone explain why its no, if its just a case of offsetting the disc mounting face or some other mis-alignment that can be addressed?

    Many thanks to anyone that made it this far, i tried to set-up a new thread but i've not posted enough.

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    I have some fluid leaking out around the rebound knob on my Lefty Max 140. What happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel. View Post
    I have some fluid leaking out around the rebound knob on my Lefty Max 140. What happened?
    My friends new 2012 PBR did the same thing when he first got it. He was told it was excess oil/lube from being built that was leaking out.

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    I'm hoping I didn't make an expensive mistake...I have 2011 Cannondale Trail sl2 29er and just purchased a 2012 pbr lefty off of ebay. Clamp spacing wasn't specified but he did mention the bike was too small and he was parting it out. So with that I assume its the regular clamp spacing. My bike has the 1.5" headtube and I'm not sure whether I need to run the SI headset or if the bearings will press in the frame like the flash. The headtube I believe is 4.5" (I say believe as its measures 5" but it appears to have a cup pressed into the bottom of the tube. Cannondales specs for the 2012 says 4.5". Do you guys think the regular clamp spacing will work? If so what headset will work? Thanks...I'm sweating bullets over here hoping I didn't just waste a bunch of loot lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb64 View Post
    My friends new 2012 PBR did the same thing when he first got it. He was told it was excess oil/lube from being built that was leaking out.
    That makes sense actually. I only recently serviced it. Must have put to much in. Thanks

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    Lefty rebound knob/lockout not working

    So my lockout lever has no effect, and the rebound knob just unscrews. I don't have a fluid leak. Does anybody know what could cause this and how to fix it? I know if I send it to Cannondale they'll just charge me $260 for the new PBR damper.

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    swapping Lefty for old DD50

    Regarding headset bearings, if I pop the DD50 out of my Super V and leave the bearings in the head tube, can I just pop the Lefty right in, or do I need to transfer the Lefty bearings into the Super V head tube? And, does a Lefty pop out just like a DD50? I've had the DD50 and other HeadShok forks out, but never a Lefty. On the DD50, I just smack the top with a deadblow hammer and it comes right out.


    EDIT: I'm not sure I'm supposed to reply to my own posts, so I'm just putting in an edit.
    Yes, the old DD50 bearings are the same as new Lefty bearings, and the Lefty just popped out of the headtube with a few smacks of the deadblow hammer once the top mounting bracket was removed. And since I have a regular stem and not one of the new one-piece ones, everything just swapped over.


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    Had my old dlr 110 serviced and ended replacing the inner gubbins with PBR kit. Worked out pretty cheap for basically a new fork! Nice to be rid of the lever! Noticing a slight loss of pressure over time with the PBR kit, anybody else had this?

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    couple of questions, finally got a lefty dlr80 29er

    I finally got a lefty. actually got a caffiene that is too big but got my way into 29ers.

    can the 80mm dlr lefty on the 29er be made to 90 or 100mm?

    what is the weight of the fork?

    any other options for the lefty on a different 1 1/8 or tapered headtube bike than the 321 adaptor??

    what will I need to put a tapered fork onto the caffeine?

    thanks,
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    Hi All!
    I want to upgrade my lefty max carbon spv to pbr damping. What top collar I need? KH063 or KH064?

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    Thanks :d

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    For those who go to Cannondale web site and got dead links on the manuals,
    try the "Read" links instead of the "Download" links
    Some of the "Read" links worked for me when the download links are dead.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by unicornmusk View Post
    I have an older lefty max 130 tpc. It has a black spring in it and i require a blue. Does anyone know if the 140 max springs will swap in the 130?

    thanks
    Did you ever receive and answer for this? I am wondering the same thing.

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    Lefty xlr on hi-mod2 Flash, photo what's this stain?

    My hi-mod 2011 has this staining around the fork, would you say this is oil? I can't get it off.



    The bike rides perfect, one guy I know is sponsored and rides these bikes but said he has never serviced his forks in 5 years??? He rides more than me. I do 500km a year only.

    Thanks in advance



    Edit:- I wrote to Cannondale, they replied within 36hrs (impressive) it will be checked on by a dealer & reported back to them. It's rare. A member has already stated that it may be oil staining this area. I plan to change the OPI anyway so I shall hope to get it cleaned up.
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    Any 2013 issues yet ? There's a guy on mtb forum that says Cannondale totally messed up the Lefty with this 2013 model,and he rides a Scott anyway.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Any 2013 issues yet ? There's a guy on mtb forum that says Cannondale totally messed up the Lefty with this 2013 model,and he rides a Scott anyway.......

    No 2013 problems buddy & I am a Scott (addict) too! On race bikes. I will always love my Lefty.

    Read this :-
    "Because the system is a closed unit, it can be completely removed for service. Cannondale also offer a SWOP (Service Without Problems) exchange service where the damper can be removed and replaced at a reduced cost. The brand also offer a lifetime warranty for the inner and outer legs."

    Source article:

    http://m.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/arti...-models-34378/

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    Anyone knows if all the ID of the double/triple clamps for all generation Lefty are the same ?
    The end that clamps to the fork leg.

    DLR, DLR2, Carbon SL, MAX etc

    I see lots of Lefty Max sold only with the lower clamp
    what happened to the top clamp ???

    Thanks
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    I took my Flash 29er for a ride last night, with the air temperature in the mid 30's F. I noticed that the rebound on my Lefty PBR was REALLY slow. I set the rebound knob so that rebound should be at its fastest setting, and its still quite slow. Suggestions? Should I just live with it? Is there some maintenance procedure that I'm overlooking? Is it worth trying to use a lighter viscosity oil in the damper cartridge? Is that something that is easily serviceable at home, or would I need to take it to a shop? Any suggestions/advice welcome!!

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    guys i've got a 07 Rush with a speed lefty on it
    what are tell tale signs that it needs a bearing reset?
    as its leaking from around the lockout and I would rather get everything
    done at the same time.
    Thanks Grant

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowtaj View Post
    guys i've got a 07 Rush with a speed lefty on it
    what are tell tale signs that it needs a bearing reset?
    as its leaking from around the lockout and I would rather get everything
    done at the same time.
    Thanks Grant
    I would get the whole Lefty serviced, basically this is done under C'dale recommendation on an yearly basis - I have also read 2,000kms. They state it should be checked for needle alignment.

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    Evening all, does anybody have a link to a tutorial for shimming a Lefty to 29er spec. I've seen one somewhere on the web but cant for the life of me find it again.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAMIRIDER View Post
    Evening all, does anybody have a link to a tutorial for shimming a Lefty to 29er spec. I've seen one somewhere on the web but cant for the life of me find it again.

    Pete
    This: http://singletrackworld.com/forum/to...what-do-i-need

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    Hi Guys,

    I am new here and have a few questions.

    I am building a super fast carbon 29er hardtail for 24 hour races, got my hands on a 2010 Lefty speed DLR, that I will be converting to a 29er.

    I live in South Africa and lefty resources are VERY scarce!!! I have read up on the conversion and thought that I would give it a go (I have done quite a few shocks). My questions are as follows:

    1. I know that the spacers need to be approx. 10mm high with ID 10mm and OD 20mm and that you need at least three. Can I make my own out of polypropelene? I have a lathe

    2. What material can I use to make the air volume spacer/elastomer? I know that the spacer need to be around 20mm OD and 10 or so mm ID (this can be easily obtained by measuring the shaft and the tube. The hight must be 25mm?

    Is this all correct?

    I am also looking to have the Castle tool made by our machine shop. By te look of things it can not be that difficult. Saw a thread where a guy used a socket!!

    Any info will be really appriciated!!

    BTW: How much oil (ml) should be used?

    Thanks in advance!!

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    Lefty carbon xlr 120 in scalpel 80

    Hi, I want to ask a question.
    I have a scalpel ultimate 2011 and I think I put on the front suspension LEFTY CARBON XLR 120mm. It is possible to do, or will completely fails the geometry of the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellpan View Post
    Hi, I want to ask a question.
    I have a scalpel ultimate 2011 and I think I put on the front suspension LEFTY CARBON XLR 120mm. It is possible to do, or will completely fails the geometry of the bike?
    The XLR 120mm stats are: - 120 or 130 mm of plush travel

    - Weight: 1320 Gramm(120mm)-1315 Gramm (130mm)

    - forklength: 49cm(120) -50cm(130)


    whilst the XLR 100: - 100 mm of plush travel

    - 1394 Gramm

    - forklength: 47cm


    The difference between forklength is a few centimeters I think its important to get a specialist to discuss if it is worth doing as your geometry will change and if you truly race it may not be astute (not my field). What I do know is that you can use the spacer clips to ensure it doesnt hit the post:

    2011 XLR 29er Lefty

    I am sure someone will come up who has changed their forks.

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    Thank you very much for your answer.
    The reason I think about the 120 is that in the future I will be able to use it in just 29 bike with 90 mm travel.

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    Thank you very much wallstreet for your answer.
    The reason I think about the 120 is that in the future I will be able to use it in just 29 bike with 90 mm travel.

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    LeBron on a Lefty


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    ME "C'mon Cannodale just make a Long Travel Hardtail w/a Lefty in 26/650B. It would be a great idea"

    CB "No that's a terrible idea, we'd sell like six"

    ME "You're discounting Canadians, they love those!"

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    Lefty stickers

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    I've reset the bearings on my Lefty a few times and the problem keeps recurring within the first ride.
    It feels like there's no damping for the top 20mm or so of travel.

    I went a bit further today and stripped the fork almost completely and this is what I found.



    The three white spacers at the top are travel reducers as it's the 29er version.
    Immediately below them is a small black spacer.

    Below that is a white plastic cap that screws in to the top of the long red tube.
    That cap was loose, completely unscrewed, when I stripped it.

    You can see the bottom white cap off as well. I unscrewed that one.

    There was a bit of oil everywhere, I take it the red tube should be a sealed unit with the two white caps keeping the oil in ?

    So, the question now is, how much, and what type of oil, do I put in there ?
    Is it two separate chambers, or are they linked ?
    Fill it up, or leave a 10mm air space ? Or is there a specified volume ?

    One other thing that I noticed is that the long flat steel tracks that the needle rollers run on are slightly curved.
    Does that matter ? I can't see it being a problem once everything is in place.
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    Hi, I've got a 2012 Flash Alloy 29er, with a 90mm travel PBR Lefty. I would like to liberate another half inch or more travel as some of the trails I ride can get pretty rough and there are some nice rollers that you can get easy air off and decent rock gardens, so feel I could do with a bit more travel on the Lefty. My question is, is it possible to get some more travel out of the fork, and if so how much and what do I need to do it? The fork is probably due for its first full service so now's the time to do it. Thanks.

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    hi,
    i've got lefty PBR 130 of 2009 model and I just wonder can I make it 140 mm of travel putting in some proper damper and air kit? Or maybe I can do that just swapping for a proper air kit on my current 130 mm damper (KH041)??
    Any idea?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudja View Post
    hi,
    i've got lefty PBR 130 of 2009 model and I just wonder can I make it 140 mm of travel putting in some proper damper and air kit? Or maybe I can do that just swapping for a proper air kit on my current 130 mm damper (KH041)??
    My understanding is that there is an air seal that either has to be modified or replaced. MendonCycleSmith is the person to contact.

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    I have a Headshok Fatty DLR on my Taurine and rebuilt the damper.
    Put 7.5w oil in and it doesn't feel very plush.
    Going to dismantle again and put in 5w oil.
    I am also wondering if I filled the oil incorrectly - I filled to the brim, cycled the shaft up and down a few times until air couldn't be heard - brimmed again and screwed the white top in. Should I leave a small air gap? I read somewhere there is a bleed screw somewhere, but couldn't find - is there one on the fatty DLR.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Would a 2006 rush come with a lefty fork?

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    Yes, the Rush 600 and up did. Mine did.

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    I have a Headshok Fatty DLR on my Taurine and rebuilt the damper.
    Put 7.5w oil in and it doesn't feel very plush.
    Going to dismantle again and put in 5w oil.
    I am also wondering if I filled the oil incorrectly - I filled to the brim, cycled the shaft up and down a few times until air couldn't be heard - brimmed again and screwed the white top in. Should I leave a small air gap? I read somewhere there is a bleed screw somewhere, but couldn't find - is there one on the fatty DLR.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Heahshok DLR damper Damper piston

    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc-damper-piston.jpg

    I've stripped down my headshok DLR damper and wanted to check the damper valving and washers are in the correct order and orientation.
    I can't find any parts breakdown for the damper anywhere.
    It was assembled like this before - no air or oil leaks, but it didn't feel great - too stiff.
    Does this look right ?

    Thanks

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    Can anyone help

    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc-d3.jpg

    Can anyone tell me if the shaped washer which the arrow is pointing to is the wrong way round. It's just that this way round the holes get blocked when the shaft is tightened up and 2 nylon washers cover up the bottom of the washer so oil wouldn't seem to flow through. Thanks

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    I have a Max 130 Fox Carbon that was serviced by Cannondale last year and they upgraded the internals to the version with the Poptop. The Lefty was bought on a Rize 2 that I bought new in 2011, but was a 2009 model I believe. This morning I noticed some oil on the outside of the boot, and when I took the lower clip off, a good amount of oil came out of the inside of the boot down the shaft. I am assuming this would indicate a blown seal? If so, is this something that an average home mechanic might attempt to remedy? Or am I best to send it in for a more pro job?

    Help and advice much appreciated, and apologies if this has been dealt with in the thread before...
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    I need help ..
    Lefti xlr 2011
    I disassembled it and took out the cartridge, I also took out the metal "circlip" , at the point where the lower leg entering the upper leg .... and now I can not remove the inner leg from upper leg ..
    some advice?

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    Am I missing something on my bad boy?

    Hello

    I recently purchased a used Bad Boy Disc Solo.
    I'm concerned that I might be missing a spindle or something on the front fork/wheel. On the riders right side of the bike theres a allen screw and on the left side of the fork theres a threaded hole. I can see all the way in this hole.
    Should there be a spindle or is the allen screw on the right side all that holes the wheel to the fork? Hope that makes sense? See pictures below.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaBadBoy View Post
    Hello

    I recently purchased a used Bad Boy Disc Solo.
    I'm concerned that I might be missing a spindle or something on the front fork/wheel. On the riders right side of the bike theres a allen screw and on the left side of the fork theres a threaded hole. I can see all the way in this hole.
    Should there be a spindle or is the allen screw on the right side all that holes the wheel to the fork? Hope that makes sense? See pictures below.
    Thank you!
    Nope, you are all good to go. The allen bolt on the non disc side threads into a spindle that is part of the fork.

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    Hello, I have a problem with a Lefty DLR from a 2010 Flash F1. It won't lock, why could be the reason ? This afternoon I will go to the shop to do maintenance of fork.

    Also rebound wasn't working very well, I have no notice of changes on rebound when I turning dial.

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    hi all, i have just got a lefty elo fork and need a new elo 'brain'
    does anyone in the world have one i can purchase or know where i can get my hands on one?

    many thanks.
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    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by bobs bikes View Post
    anyone in the world have one i can purchase or know where i can get my hands on one?
    They pop up on eBay from time to time, set up a saved search there.
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    I have the Lefty Carbon Speed, and it's my first Lefty.
    I've set it up as well as I know how, but have issues.
    When I'm seated it works fine but when standing and haulling on the pedals, it's too squishy and makes that pshhh pshhh pshhh sound.
    It's been tuned by Mendon Cyclesmith, so I know it's in great condition, and obviously it only needs some adjustment.

    What to do?

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    Does the Lefty ( 2013) have a sort of break in period ? I haven't used the bike much since I've got it early december and I've had to adjust the pressure in order to find an accettable fork compliance with very poor results anyway. I've started to use the bike more often this past month and the Lefty is now smooter and more compliant then ever,I've even brought it to it's suggested pressure for my weight and it just works the way it's supposed too.
    So,break in period you think ?
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    Cannondale Lefty DLR 100 Year2000 Inner Race Replace

    Hi to every one, its my first time in this forum.
    I was reading through about cannondale Lefty DLR, but I could not find any thing related to the Lefty DLR 100 year 2000.
    I have a Cannondale Lefty F700sx of 2000, and I was making a mantenance to the fork.
    I realise, that the Inner Race are damage, so I was traing to separate the telescope, to replace the Inner and may be also the needles bearings.
    Could some one tell me how to do It?
    I alredy have open the upper part whit the Tool HDTL200, also toke out the upper clip which holds the inners, but from that point, Im lost... could some one tell me how to release the telescope from the rest....?
    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc-cannondale-lefty-dlr-100-y2000.jpg

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    Hi everyone,

    I have just got back in to biking again after quite a break (ex DH'er who found cars, beer etc) and have just got myself a Cannondale F800 second hand (more of an xc fan now I have grown up!). Its a great bike and I am quite good with with the mechanics (ex lbs worker) but I just have a quick question about the lefty as I have not ridden one before.


    It is a Lefty DLR (first version) and runs very smooth. No stiction (slightly noiser than the forks I used to run as you can almost hear the bearings rolling - but not rough at all).


    The question I have is how quick should the rebound be? With the red dial all the way to the right it is very slow, but with one 1/4 turn it speeds up hugely and almost begins to top out. The rebound is then the same all the way through the turning of the dial.


    As I ride a lot on the moors I hit some quite deep depressions and the fork tends to get stuck at the bottom of the travel and then catapult me over. This is only in deep but short bog holes or bombhills.


    Should there more rebound control and should the fork feel more progressive (at the moment it feels the same throguhout the travel - no harder at the bottom than the top).


    Ultimately I want to know if I need to spend the £100 require on a damper service or if this is 'normal' for a lefty of this age?


    Thanks again everyone!

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    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc

    I am really desperate for help on self servicing my lefty here in The UK. more specifically, I am hoping to service the damper on my brilliant Lefty Max 140 pbr from my beautiful rz140. I have spent a good few hours trawling these threads to find a guide on how to do this on this specific model but seem to be getting no where on the specific procedure for this model. Can anyone help?
    I want to top up or replace the oil on the damper as it is getting a little clunky and lock out is poor (and maybe change seals etc).
    I would like to know the general procedure, which tool is needed to remove the damper, how to replace the oil and which oil is best.

    Thanks
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    Hello!
    Please tell me where I can get Lefty XLR 100 26'er service manual?
    Can I convert it to 29er fork - as I understand, I've to put 3 travel reducers, and I'll get 70 mm 29er fork?
    and last question - is there any way to remove remote lever but make fork to stay unblocked without this lever?

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    Can anyone tell me what the difference is between the 2011 and 2012 LEFTY SPEED PBR, 100MM, OPI, SOLO AIR fork?
    Are they the same?

    Reason being I bought a 2nd hand Flash 1 alloy 2012 but I can get a 2011 brand new Flash 1 so just wondering what the main differences are and if it's worth keeping the 2nd hand 2012 bike or return it and buy the new 2011 model?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arman_a View Post
    Hello!
    and last question - is there any way to remove remote lever but make fork to stay unblocked without this lever?
    I mean - can I make PBR form XLR by just replacing knobs and top collar?

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    I downloaded mine from cannondale's site. I think it's the 2011 I downloaded.
    Quote Originally Posted by Arman_a View Post
    Hello!
    Please tell me where I can get Lefty XLR 100 26'er service manual?
    Can I convert it to 29er fork - as I understand, I've to put 3 travel reducers, and I'll get 70 mm 29er fork?
    and last question - is there any way to remove remote lever but make fork to stay unblocked without this lever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muscleflex View Post
    I downloaded mine from cannondale's site. I think it's the 2011 I downloaded.
    on cannondale's website I've found only user manuals.
    I want to find service manual, including damper service, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlownCivic View Post
    OK, I found out on my own. Brandon at Cannondale talked me through it. I have to put this puppy together without the retainer, and then fish the damned thing into place 6" down inside the outer.

    Wish me luck!
    It's been a long time but you just save my day 'cause I was having the same problem as you. THX a lot !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudja View Post
    hi,
    i've got lefty PBR 130 of 2009 model and I just wonder can I make it 140 mm of travel putting in some proper damper and air kit? Or maybe I can do that just swapping for a proper air kit on my current 130 mm damper (KH041)??
    Any idea?
    Thanks.
    Hi, did you succeed in your transformation and how ?

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    Ok so now arise a new problem I'd like to share. I have the 130 PBR carbon on my tandem inflate at 160PSI. While I'm ridding my fork is gradually going down, down, down in its travel to end at zero. I'd just need to unweight the bike and then the fork is coming up again, no pressure loose ! Is this a magical thing ? What's happening ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leszazas View Post
    Ok so now arise a new problem I'd like to share. I have the 130 PBR carbon on my tandem inflate at 160PSI. While I'm ridding my fork is gradually going down, down, down in its travel to end at zero. I'd just need to unweight the bike and then the fork is coming up again, no pressure loose ! Is this a magical thing ? What's happening ?
    Maybe you're loosing air in that fork?! when you unsaddle and go back in, is it the same and it bottoms out?
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    Hi, well no I'm not using air, it's just that while riding FLAT it's going maybe in the negative chamber and the fork compress in several minutes to travel zero. Just unload the front several times and everything goes back to normal with its 130mm travel
    What the h... ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by leszazas View Post
    Hi, well no I'm not using air, it's just that while riding FLAT it's going maybe in the negative chamber and the fork compress in several minutes to travel zero. Just unload the front several times and everything goes back to normal with its 130mm travel
    What the h... ????
    Video it!
    Do you have a shock pump?
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    does the fork feel regular while it's high in travel? I mean compression, rebound...

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    Yes I have a shock pump, and there is NO loss of pressure. I think that pressure is migrating to the negative air chamber (if there is one) and back when unload

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    Big disappointment, new Lefty Carbon XLR 100

    Hello everybody

    Finally got the chance to hop on my new Scalpel 1 29er. After a few miles I had to interrupt the ride because the fork was not performing anymore. I found out that within minutes, the fork had "travelled down" and now rested at the very bottom point. When I dragged the bike up, the fork (very slowly) came back into the initial position. Since the bike comes with a remote lockout, I tried it locked too but the same thing happened. I tried to work with the rebound whhel for some time, but it didn't make much of a difference. The pressure is fine at 11.4 bar.

    Fork: NEW LEFTY CARBON XLR 100 29, HYBRID NEEDLE BEARING TECHNOLOGY

    Any ideas?

    Thanks and bye.

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    Exactly the same thing that keeps hapenning to me. I think it's a transfert of air pressure between positive and negative air chambers. But if someone can give us THE cure for this phenomena... he will have a great thanks from both of us !!!

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    The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgs010 View Post
    I am really desperate for help on self servicing my lefty here in The UK. more specifically, I am hoping to service the damper on my brilliant Lefty Max 140 pbr from my beautiful rz140. I have spent a good few hours trawling these threads to find a guide on how to do this on this specific model but seem to be getting no where on the specific procedure for this model. Can anyone help?
    I want to top up or replace the oil on the damper as it is getting a little clunky and lock out is poor (and maybe change seals etc).
    I would like to know the general procedure, which tool is needed to remove the damper, how to replace the oil and which oil is best.

    Thanks
    Morgs
    Ok, I have now got hold of a
    Castle to and removed the damper. To be honest it seems if e, however I have noticed the top inner race has come loose and was floating around when I removed the damper. Is this a major problem? Does it just Lay on the bearing cages (with the slots going over the bearing tops) or should it be forced down and clipped into place? I am a little worried that I have overly forced the lefty during a bearing reset and some how dislodged the races (hence causing the clunkyness at full extension

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    Got a leak at the lower oil cap of my Lefty Ultra Carbon and it has only done about 1500km. Replaced the seal with a new one, but still oil is leaking from between the shaft and the oil cap. There are no damages to the shaft. The orientation of the seal is with the opening facing the inside of the damper (it's kind of V shaped). What am I doing wrong?

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    Lefty speed XLR , any tips for oil and seals change ? What oil brand and thicknes ?

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    Re: The official Lefty thread, tech, mechanical, etc

    It's an oil problem on the damper! I just pulled out my damper, cleaned it and filled it with 10wt maxima damper fluid and it works perfect now

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    Hi I need help with servicing a 2010 Lefty speed carbon SL DLR. I only have the owner's manual and I think I need more than that. My Lefty, which had been riding fine for a year, has completely lost its punch. The last ride felt like I had no suspension at all. Air pressure is good, I did notice a little oil leaking around the air valve at the bottom. Before I tear this apart and ruin it, as is my usual process, what else can I check/do/read and get informed about?

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    Too plush ?

    I just picked up an 09 rize three with the PBR lefty Max, this is my first experience with the lefty, my question may seem strange, but here it is. At 140 psi my fork seems almost too plush, I can compress almost all the travel by pushing down on the bars, I'm 180 lbs. can anyone offer some advice, even if it's only what most people are running as far as pressure, thanks

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    Lefty removal ?

    I am trying to remove a 2008 lefty max from a Cannondale Rise 2, Can the fork be removed without a special tool to remove the steerer? help and advise is needed.

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