Cannondale Lefty Speed Carbon 2012 Forks

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Available as XLR or PBR version
  • Filament wound carbon outer leg, alloy clamps
  • OPI 3D-forged inner leg/spindle
  • 100mm travel, 1250 gr

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PeT a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2015

Strengths:    Very light, stiffer than any other suspension fork, super supple, pretty easy to the expected regular maintenance, reasonable axle to crown distance doesn't screw up geometry, and absolutely rock solid lockout.

Weaknesses:    Pretty much needs a yearly maintenance with an experienced mechanic (best bet is to send it MendonCycleSmith during the week you know you won't be riding). Need to stay up on bearing resets and greasing the roller bearings.

Bottom Line:   
I bought an older Cannondale Caffeine for my son that came Lefty equipped and when I rode it I knew I needed to get a Lefty on my 29er SS hardtail. I picked up a used Speed Carbon at the VeloSwap in Denver, had it overhauled and spaced for a 29er and had just about the best fork for XC use on the market for around $300. I would have paid 2 to 2.5 times as much for a comparably performing RS or Fox and it wouldn't have been as light nor would the lockout have been as good. I ride a SS and a completely locked out fork is a necessity for me when climbing out of the saddle. Both my fork and the boy's have been solid mechanically and well worth the money we've spent on upkeep. He's developed into a very competitive regional racer and hasn't outgrown the fork.

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Duration Product Used:   3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   VeloSwap

Bike Setup:   Ti 29er SS Hardtail

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stripping 2007 lefty speed carbon sl?????

Hi, I need to strip my lefty (2007 speed carbon sl), I have ordered the castle tool and new needle bearings. What other tools do i need for the job? Is there any guides on how to seperate the lower leg and upper leg? is it a case of just removing the careridge? I am mechanically minded and am ... Read More »

Lefty Speed Carbon vs F29 Terralogic

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Trade a 2012 Carbon Ultra XLR for my 2011 Speed XLR Lefty and undisclosed amt. of $?

My fork has three rides on it, less than ten hours. It would be perfect for a Flash but I'm looking for a little more trave.l I'll trade, PM me.Read More »

Paid Spam: Cannondale F1 w/ Lefty Speed Carbon

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If I put a Lefty Speed on my 2011 Carbon Flash 29'er

I am seriously considering it. I was able to pick up a 2010 Scalpel frame for my wife but need a fork for it. I think I might be happier with a reduced travel Lefty Speed fork on my 2011 29'er to keep the front end as low as possible. 80mm is enough for me and I need to come up with a fork for my wi ... Read More »

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