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  1. #1
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    Lefty fork on Cannondale Chase???

    Im about to buy a new urban/DJ bike.
    I saw some pictures of the Cannondale chase with a Lefty fork on it.. Looks sweet.
    Any thoughts, out there on how the lefty will hold up against hard riding?

    Im allso considering the Konan Cowan.. With another fork off course

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    A lefty might not be the stiffest fork out there. It must be light for sure, but I don't know if it would hold up to a lot of abuse. I wouldn't dare try repeated 180's with one.

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    the lefty wasn't designed with much in mind other than XC and AM.... I wouldn't try it here....

    also, you have to buy a proprietary hub....
    Schralp it Heavy.

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    its suppose to be a super stiff fork (stiffer than most all mountain forks on the market) so if people can get away with a fox vanilla on their bikes you should be fine. Im not sure if it can take big crashes and drops though.
    Quote Originally Posted by coma13
    it's short but it's pretty.... just like a guatemalan hooker...

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    One of the NWD films has a segment of guys and girls rippin it with lefties, and the were going pretty big.

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    Ive test ridden a bike w/ a lefty, and it is an incredibly stiff fork. I still wouldnt do it tho, get a fork that was ment for that type of riding. Unless ya wanna be all show and no go.

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    how mauch travel are on the lefty's?

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    Stay away from that fork for urban dj. GEt one that is actually meant for that stuff. Plus, no barspins, no tailwhips and you can only x-up clockwise!!!!! not for urban/dj my friend. if it was, you would see everyone rockin em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    the lefty wasn't designed with much in mind other than XC and AM.... I wouldn't try it here....

    also, you have to buy a proprietary hub....

    True but both Cedric , Anne Carro and Chase all ran them on their team bikes at some point . The basic LEfty design is a good one but as with all high tech specific product like than it requires matince and a smooth hand when jumping or hucking it .
    So NOT recomended to the avrage Joe MTB'er

    But ... I have been lurking around the single speed fourms and seen a company that makes retro fit crowns for the LEfty forks and Industry nine does make LEfty wheels now sooo the temptation is there to make a one off internal stack and run one on my DS or agresive XC bike jsut cus !
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