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    Using a carbon lefty max on 29 inch wheels?

    Alright, so my cousin has an orbea alma 29er that is all decked out with top of the line stuff, and he has it down to about 23 pounds. The only major place left to lose weight is the fork (he has a fox f29) and he has another bike with a carbon lefty max. I was wondering if it would be possible to use travel spacers to reduce the travel and make it work with 29 inch wheels?...we just foun out that they make a 1 1/8 inch steerer tube adapter for the lefty, and it would shave at least a pound off of his bike if not more i dont know much about lefty's since ive never owned one, but im assuming you can reduce the travel with spacers like most forks right? if so, will it be enough to make it work on a 29er?
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    Yup adding some spacers will do the trick for the 29 inch wheel.

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    Try searching for "Lefty" in the 29er forum

    You'll need spacers to limit travel, you can get these at a Cannondale dealer. You will probably want to install some kind of spacer in the air chamber to take up volume. This will make the shock more progressive. Check out these links in particular:

    Lefty PBR 29er conversion

    Lefty on 29er ?s

    Anyone use a lefty max AIR on a 29er?

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