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    Lefty approved for 429?

    Question for Pivot:

    Shopping for an XC race/play bike. 6-3", 175lb expert. I'd like to run a Lefty XLR to help get the large 429 under 25 lbs with XTR and carbon rims if that's possible. Cdale and Project 321 offer a spacer kit to run a Lefty in a standard 1.125" frame.

    I've read somewhere that some manufacturers may not approve of the Lefty with some frames due to the nature of the stresses the fork may impose on the head tube area. So, Lefty + 429 OK?

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    I've seen 2 really nice 429's built up at my local shop with leftys. Both guys love theirs. The shop is building a project 429 with a lefty and their hoping it comes in around 22 pounds.

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    Pretty sure Pivot will give me the thumbs up and maintain the warranty, just want to be sure. If not, then it's probably a Reba black box XX off of an S-Works Epic 29

    The plan so far:

    Large 429
    XTR race
    Stans Crest 32H
    Project 321 front hub
    XX 160mm front rotor
    DT 240S centerlock rear
    DT Revo
    Lefty PBR
    Crank Bros egg beater 11's
    The rest of the parts are what comes in Pivot's XTR build kit for the 429.

    Aiming for 23.5 lbs or so. On paper at least, it should be. Anything lighter is a bonus.

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    Here is a link to a 9.9kg build! My new beast- XXed 429

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    I'll be interested in hearing Pivot's take on this, too, because I'm planning on putting one on mine eventually, too.
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    Just talked to Brock at Pivot. He double checked and Lefty on the 429 is A-OK. Will not void the warranty. Sweet!\

    23 lbs here I come.

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    Terrific news! Post pics when you can. Should be an awesome ride.

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    Outstanding! Now just need to save pennies.
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    Talked with Jake at Project 321 for a while this morning. Maybe everyone already knows, but I just found them. Sort of a one stop shop if you're putting a Lefty on anything. They offer the forks, head tube adapters, trick lefty hubs in custom colors, built wheels.. package deals on the whole shebang.

    disclaimer:
    I don't work there, know anyone there or work in the bicycle industry. Just thought it's a cool business model.

    Last edited by Emilio700; 01-10-2011 at 07:23 PM.

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    Oh yeah... I've already talked with him, too.
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    Having put a Lefty on a Orbea Alma 29er and a Titus Racer-X you might want to consider going with a Lefty 130 Max rather than the 29er version. The 29er Lefty is a DLR 110 that has the 30mm kit in it and drops it to 80mm travel. If you put the same kit in a 130 Max you now have 100mm of travel and the axel to crown will be similar to a Reba 29er.

    Trust me on this. You'll be MUCH happier with a 130Max on a Pivot 429.
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