What is the point of a Lefty fork?

The Lefty fork consolidates all the components of a conventional fork into a package that’s essentially half the size. To accomplish this, Cannondale used clever engineering to help the Lefty match and even exceed the performance of conventional XC forks.

Can you put a regular fork on a Cannondale Lefty?

You can, but there is no need. THe only 1.5 forks are for freeride/dh use. THe scalpel is a XC bike, built around a 100mm fork.

How do you air a Lefty fork?

Thread on the pump to your lefty. Make sure the bike is right side up. Pump away. Air will move around the bearing and the valve core will get depressed allowing you to get air in.

How much does it cost to service a Lefty fork?

Cannondale Lefty needs to be serviced every 50/100/200 hours. The 50 hour service is all about replacing the old lube with a new portion. A service kit costs under $10 and there is no need for Lefty specific tools.

Can I convert quick release to thru axle?

You can use through bolts (which can be quick release) in QR dropouts. These require specific hubs that allow for a 9mm front through bolt and a 10mm rear through bolt. On most Shimano hubs (and some similar Formula type hubs) you can replace QR axles with solid axles and use axle nuts on each end.

Is it easy to service a Cannondale Lefty fork?

Well, it can’t happen. The truth is the Lefty fork is ultra easy to service. Cannondale’s Product Manager, Drew Hannah, dropped by the garage to take us through the simple steps to service and check the stack height on any Lefty fork.

What makes Lefty Ocho the best XC Fork?

For pure XC performance, Lefty Ocho stands alone. Descend faster. Corner harder. Climb higher. Win more. Ocho is a different kind of XC race fork. It has the smoothest action of any fork, thanks to its near frictionless needle-bearing internals and advanced damper.

How tall is a Lefty fork on a mountain bike?

The 110-millimeter travel Lefty (4.3 inches) should measure 700-millimeters, and the 140-millimeter travel Lefty (5.5 inches) should measure 730-millimeters. If your measurement comes up short, you need to reset the fork’s bearing stack height. It is easy. Lift the front wheel and tap it down a few times.