Cannondale Lefty DLR Front Shock

Lefty DLR

Cannondale Lefty DLR

User Reviews (108)

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eduardo   Weekend Warrior [Aug 03, 2010]
Strength:

rigidez absoluta

Weakness:

el ajuste del rebote no es muy sensible, a pesar que lo trato de regular, no se siente un cambio importante en el desempeño del amortiguador. Le he puesto 150 lb de presion de aire, que es lo que corresponde a mi peso.

Por las caracteristicas del terreno, casi todas las sendas son de arena o arenosas, el amortiguador lefty de Cannondale es de lo mejor que existe, lo curioso de mi caso es que lo uso trabado casi la mayor parte del tiempo, por que lo trabo para las subidas (y subo como nunca antes lo habia hecho) y para pasar los arenales y pequeños rios, que es la mayor parte del recorrido.
Este amortiguador tiene tal rigidez cuando esta trabado que es fantastico, se lo recomiendo a cualquiera, es muy estable y hace que la bici sea totalmente obediente, la llevas por donde quieres.

Similar Products Used: cannondale headshock
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Steven   Cross Country Rider [Apr 02, 2004]
Strength:

Light, super responsive, elo nice on climbs

Weakness:

Does not lend itself to no hands riding. Must have wheels trued by cannondale dealer. Truing or wheel building cannot be done unless special tools are used. Make sure you live close to a Cannondale dealership.

I like the fork and have had no problems with it in the 2500 miles + I have used it. I do wish that Cannondale could make their products a bit more mantainence friendly and provide a way to true wheels at home without the use of special tools that can only be purchased at a dealer. I do not have access to a Cannondale dealership close by, so it is very difficult to have any service performed. Also, normal blke shops will probably not be able to service this fork because it is so unusual.

Similar Products Used: Roc Shox Psyclo, Marchozzi
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Hiro Yoshida   Weekend Warrior [Dec 07, 2001]
Strength:

Rigid handling yet absorb very hard shock. No other
manufactuerers can match with this performance in price range.

Weakness:

Available only for Cannondale. Expensive.

Should buy cheap C'dale full suspension bike and modify to lefty. You will never go back to double shock absorber again. Everybody knew the best solution is single shock but only C'dale made it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Joe programmer   Weekend Warrior [Dec 30, 2006]
Strength:

Light Weight, strong, stiff, plush action, low maintenance

Weakness:

Needs a little help out of the box

Review for Lefty DLR2 carbon. It's been a few months and the fork is now right. The negative air pressure buildup was solved through the use of x-rings on the piston. The shop changed the air valve and it now works perfectly. The unit no longer needs frequent servicing and it does it job perfectly. It's very responsive to small bumps and doesn't bottom out on large ones. Overall, it's a great fork, very plush, the damping adjustment works great as does the lockout. It's lighter than the fox and just as stiff. What are you doing here, go out and ride!

Similar Products Used: Manitou r7, Fox rlt100, Marzocchi bomber
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
John Wood   Cross Country Rider [Dec 03, 2001]
Strength:

Stiffness, Steering precision, plushness

Weakness:

Have to purchase new rack - or use the Fork-Up adaptor which seems like a real pain in the rear (you'd have to remove the front disc brake caliper and front wheel each time you wanted to load your bike). And I still haven't figured out how to put the front wheel into a truing stand??

Best fork I've used. Until I tried the lefty, the Z1 with ecc held the top spot in my book, but the lefty tracks better and feels more plush. It's 100mm of travel is so smooth that it feels bottomless, and the lockout works great for climbing. I think this if by far the best 100mm all purpose fork on the market. I probably wouldn't recommend it for the heavy freeride types, but for general XC and adventure riding it's unbeatable. And obviously Tinker thinks it works pretty well for racing as well.

Similar Products Used: Marzocchi Z1 w/ecc and Z2, Rock Shox Psylo XC, Sid XC and SL, Judy XC, Manitou SX-R and X-vert.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Andro Galero   Weekend Warrior [Jan 30, 2006]
Strength:

-lightweight! only 1.60 kilos
-5.1 inches of travel
-very stiff
-very unique one leg design
-a head turner

Weakness:

-dont know if my bike mechanic can true a lefty wheel

this review is for my HEADSHOK LEFTY DLR TITANIUM fork that came with my cannondale jekyll 800 mountain bike. my only gripe is my mechanic might not be able to true my front wheelset if i wanted to change into lighter rims and spokes, and i live very far from a cannondale dealer.

Similar Products Used: rockshox psylo sl, headshok fatty,
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
jonathan   Weekend Warrior [Dec 04, 2001]
Strength:

air adjustable with lockout and rebound adjust

Weakness:

none

Awesome fork, better than any other product i have ridden
if you could put this on another bike you should, but with cannondale making frames like the jekyll series, just buy the whole package

Similar Products Used: rockshox products
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Jimmy Chan   Cross Country Rider [Jan 18, 2006]
Strength:

Unique design that always attracts questions. Very rigid and solid in use. Easy to repair or replace tube on the front wheel.

Weakness:

My review is based on the DLR2 (2005 model)which is an absolute disappointment when compared to the original DLR fork. The design of the O-rings and piston on the DLR2 is a disgrace. I have had multiple incidences of air spring leakage that has resulted in major frustration. The fork has been replaced three times at Cannondale's expense.

I have ridden Cannondale bikes since 1997 and never have I experienced the kinds of problems that now exists with the Lefty DLR2. When Cannondale's quality and reputation is analysed closely this fork is an absolute stuff-up. The overall concept and design is brilliant and I love it but there has to be some checks in place to ensure that this type of dilemma never happens again. As mentioned above I have now had a third DLR2 fork fitted to the F1000 and it seems to be working like it should but I await the next dramatic exit from the trail.

Similar Products Used: F900SX (2000 model) with original Lefty DLR, B900 (1996 model)
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Dan Mallette   Weekend Warrior [Jul 30, 2002]
Strength:

Coolest looking shock ever and it works BIGTIME.
The ELO is great. Lefty is smooth, fast and is stiff.

Weakness:

Cost, finding information on servicing and mounting to roof rails

Cannondale is still one of the best bike out there. I have not been on a bike since my Red Shred. Came back to mountain biking this year, jumped on a Jekyll with the Lefty, put's mountain biking in a hole new world.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Kyle   Racer [Feb 16, 2004]
Strength:

Travel, Smooth, Lock-out

Weakness:

Lock-out failed to 'unlock' on one ride. Currently no rebound, need to have rebuilt right away. Clunk at top, again, need to rebuild asap.

Great Shock, turns heads, gets many questions from people who are normally not interested in bikes (conversation piece). Long travel, very strong, ease of adjustment. Half the amount of parts to break or fail than a traditional fork. Came on a used bike I bought, so price was not an issue for me. I'm sold on the lefty. 4 chilis on value due to the replacement cost.

Similar Products Used: rock shox junk
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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