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    I really want to put a lefty on my spearfish

    I'm starting to work out what I need to do to put a lefty on my Spearfish. I know some of you guys have and I wanted your feed back on how you like it. I have a 20mm reba set to 110mm of travel right now. My problem is 2 things. First I can't afford the carbon lefty's so I have to get the base 90mm one. So I am a little concerned about how that would effect handling. The other is how much higher the stem has to be for the top clamp. Right now I run a -6 80mm stem slammed to the headset. From What I I have seen you have to run a -17 90mm stem to get close to the bar hight I have now.

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    I mocked up a lefty on my spearfish with a 80mm lefty and a project 321 steerer. the axle to crown was way too short and the headtube angle became way too steep. not to mention the already low bottom bracket. i think it would be doable with a longer travel 29" fork

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    here's the thread.
    Lefty Spearfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudnut View Post
    I mocked up a lefty on my spearfish with a 80mm lefty and a project 321 steerer. the axle to crown was way too short and the headtube angle became way too steep. not to mention the already low bottom bracket. i think it would be doable with a longer travel 29" fork
    Thats what I was afraid of. The 100mm lefty is $1400 and the 90mm is 1k even. With the save15 discount at Art's the PBR90 is $850. I wonder if the axel to crown hight is taller with the new leftys then the older one you used.

    Cannondale Lefty Alloy PBR 90 29 Fork

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    I have a 90mm Carbon XLR that I will be putting on my fish in the next few days, I'll throw up a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyNiner View Post
    I have a 90mm Carbon XLR that I will be putting on my fish in the next few days, I'll throw up a pic.
    Cool Keep us posted on how it goes.

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    Finally got it on. Haven't had it out on the trails yet. But will get some saddle time in tomorrow.

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