Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    100

    Is it safe to do bunny hop with a lefty on rigid?

    Yeah I've read somewhere in this forum that lefties are not meant to be ridden with the rigid on. Is that true?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pecka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    785
    Quote Originally Posted by Atomant
    Yeah I've read somewhere in this forum that lefties are not meant to be ridden with the rigid on. Is that true?
    I made 2km downhill once w/ locked Lefty. It was ruff ride, but the fork is ok.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    12
    no fork is designed to be ridden locked out for anything except for climbs. they are durable and can take a lot of abuse. but it isnt a warranty if you break it. and i have seen quite a few toasted dampers because they are ridden locked out. so try not to, but they can take some abuse. if you want a stiffer fork, just increase your air pressure.

  4. #4
    All Lefty's, all the time Moderator
    Reputation: MendonCycleSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    15,487
    Safe? yes, wise repeatedly? no. You will crack the shims that control the flow of oil in your cartridge, then it will cost you some bucks. As others have said, it's a tough system, and you can definately ride with it locked out, but it is for climbing, or road sections, it is not a ridgid fork conversion unit. Have fun!

Similar Threads

  1. Did Shiver Quit?
    By Roaming Oregon in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 06-15-2005, 12:32 AM
  2. About these rigid forks...
    By SpinWheelz in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 12-05-2004, 05:15 PM
  3. Cannondale Lefty Max+ compared to TALAS :my $.02
    By dawgcatching in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-13-2004, 10:39 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

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

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.