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    slackest hardtail frame for lefty 140 max ?

    Got a spare lefty 140 max and a hardtail itch (have a prophet)was looking to build light cheep hardtail for fun xc .Local terrain it steep so.... did cannondale make a lefty compatible hardtail frame with a head angle less than 70 degrees ?

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    Not to my knowledge. Cannondale is loathe to create any "special interest" bikes such as an AM/FR hardtail, or a 29er FS.

    Simply by plugging a Max 140 onto an existing HT though, you'll slack is a good degree or so....
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    I do not have personal experience with these, but they look like what you want:

    Santa Cruz Chameleon or Banshee Viento

    If you want something different you could try Orange out of the UK. They make all mountain hardtails and frames.

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    Yes they did, sort of. The Furio-X. It has the geometry of the Furio, but with a 1" shorter seat tube and a slacker head angle. It is 70 degrees with a 110mm Lefty or a fatty. Put a 140mm fork on there, and it will be in the 69 degree range.

    So, I don't know the maximum axle to crown length, but it might be shorter than what a 140mm Lefty will give you. That said, the down tube is so fat at the head tube junction that I can't see how it wouldn't be a lot stronger than the other Cannondale hardtails.

    Last production was in 2007 on the F4/F5 models, I believe.

    Quote Originally Posted by butroid
    Got a spare lefty 140 max and a hardtail itch (have a prophet)was looking to build light cheep hardtail for fun xc .Local terrain it steep so.... did cannondale make a lefty compatible hardtail frame with a head angle less than 70 degrees ?

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    thats the sort of thing Almontebarnes,realise that the axle to crown would be longer and so stress thehead tube area not going to be doing massive drops I just live in an agressive area

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