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    upgrading to lefty max

    hi, i was thinking of changing my lefty dlr into the lefty max. my question is will it be good or bad for my 03 jekyll 800 if i add the max to my front suspension. im worried this might affect the geometry or quality of the handling? any thoughts? whats the diffrence between the 03 and the o4 lefty max?

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    Quote Originally Posted by urayamu
    hi, i was thinking of changing my lefty dlr into the lefty max. my question is will it be good or bad for my 03 jekyll 800 if i add the max to my front suspension. im worried this might affect the geometry or quality of the handling? any thoughts? whats the diffrence between the 03 and the o4 lefty max?
    According to Cannondale's site, it should not, as the Jekyll Frame was designed to accomodate the 135mm travel of the MAX:

    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/inno...03/jekyll.html

    Just curious...how much is it costing you to do the upgrade?

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    did you ever upgrade to a lefty max?
    i'm thinking of doing the same to my RUSH frame that currently has a lefty speed (100mm).
    i would like to go to 140mm with a lefty max.

    any thoughts on this?

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    FWIW, I recently purchased a NOS (New Old Stock) 2002 Jekyll 800 frame + Lefty and it came with a Lefty 140 Max FFD on it. The shop claims that it came that way instead of with the spec'ed DLR I saw in an old archived catalog.

    After I get the build underway with wheels on it, I will see if the bike looks ok for its intent. It will be for my wife and having a slacker HA will be just fine. If it does work ok for her, I will probably replace the guts of the FFD with a new PBR damper with Solo Air and all that.

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