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Hey all,

I was just doing some figuring a maybe this has been done before but has Cannondale ever thought of doing a headshok with some killer carbon fiber legs below the shock assembly. I think I'd look pretty cool and would probably be a bit lighter. Considering the Carbon Lefty has been such a success I think this would be a cool addition to the line up. Thoughts etc are appreciated.
 

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There was a team headshok with carbon legs but this was before disc brakes were big in XC.

I belive they looked at a production version about 3 or 4 years ago but could not find a carbon leg that will handle disc brake loads. This is still a problem today, to my knowledge no one produces a carbon leg assembly that will pass disc brake testing.
 

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Something to do with carbon not dissipating the heat of a disc brake well enough... but since many carbon frames have rear disc brakes, I'm sure it could be done. Probably with an alloy disc mount but then I'm not so sure you save enough weight to go through all the trouble.
 

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Just like ketchup never goes on my hot dogs, carbon will never be on my MTN Bike.
One scrape or fall on one of these narly New England granite obstacles & it's all over for said carbon fork legs.
 

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Elzippo said:
Just like ketchup never goes on my hot dogs, carbon will never be on my MTN Bike.
One scrape or fall on one of these narly New England granite obstacles & it's all over for said carbon fork legs.
Another urban myth :rolleyes: :madman:
 

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I believe that Bontrager makes a Carbon fork that has disc mounts, the Race X Lite Switchblade, now although it is a rigid fork the general principal is the same as the headshok considering the lack of fork stanchions on both legs
 

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Well said

Elzippo said:
Just like ketchup never goes on my hot dogs, carbon will never be on my MTN Bike.
One scrape or fall on one of these narly New England granite obstacles & it's all over for said carbon fork legs.
same here, a good crash and carbon dies. I wouldn't use it for fork legs :nono:, maybe on a roadie but not in NE singletrack and rock gardens.
 
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