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I have a 2004 Scalpel 2000 with a Carbon Lefty DLR. I assume it has 110mm of trave, can I reduce the travel to 80mm? If so how? Thanks :)
 

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kuna said:
I have a 2004 Scalpel 2000 with a Carbon Lefty DLR. I assume it has 110mm of trave, can I reduce the travel to 80mm? If so how? Thanks :)
It can be reduced, but only in terms of limiting travel, it will not drop the forks height at all. Let me know if you still need to get info!
 

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I don't know the exact procedure (I think a sleeve is used inside to change the travel) but I think in 2004, the Lefty DLR had 100mm of travel and can indeed be reduced to 80mm. They upped the travel to 110 for 2005 if I recall.
 

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Thanks!

MendonCycleSmith said:
It can be reduced, but only in terms of limiting travel, it will not drop the forks height at all. Let me know if you still need to get info!
Yes, if you have information that would be great!
 

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kuna said:
Yes, if you have information that would be great!
There are small 1cm Delrin "c" clips that go around the rebound shaft. The shaft will then stop, before it has gotten all the way to the bottom. So, as I said before, it does nothing to the geometry, so, in the face of all others which DO affect this, it was an idea that got dropped, cause who just wants less travel, with no spring rate change, nothing. The clips sat in the owners manual bags, ignored. You could effectively turn your lefty into a 30mm fork, if you wished=:)
 

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I was going to experiment with the fork for an aggresive ride. I raced alot last year and thought about changing the travel, but if it doesn't change the ride height, only travel, it might not make much of a differnce? My primary racing is XC and short track, no marathon or 24 hour racing. So I wanted something really aggressive and 80mm would probably be plenty of travel. Thoughts? :)
 

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kuna said:
I was going to experiment with the fork for an aggresive ride. I raced alot last year and thought about changing the travel, but if it doesn't change the ride height, only travel, it might not make much of a differnce? My primary racing is XC and short track, no marathon or 24 hour racing. So I wanted something really aggressive and 80mm would probably be plenty of travel. Thoughts? :)
It will make no difference whatsoever. All it will do is stop your fork, at the desired reduction , once it reaches that point, on the way down. It will feel no different, look no different, change the ride not a bit, just stop your travel short. Maybe try 10 or 20 PSI more in the fork? Those Carbon shorties are VERY plush, that may be the difference you are looking for. Have fun! Also, maybe find an 80mm headshock on line? the are fairly inexpensive,, and if you have another, conventional (nonLefty) wheel, you can swap it yourself in about 10 minutes.
 

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get a Fatty.

MendonCycleSmith said:
It will make no difference whatsoever. All it will do is stop your fork, at the desired reduction , once it reaches that point, on the way down. It will feel no different, look no different, change the ride not a bit, just stop your travel short. Maybe try 10 or 20 PSI more in the fork? Those Carbon shorties are VERY plush, that may be the difference you are looking for. Have fun! Also, maybe find an 80mm headshock on line? the are fairly inexpensive,, and if you have another, conventional (nonLefty) wheel, you can swap it yourself in about 10 minutes.
If the OP goes with a Fatty Headshock for racing, he will drop the front end slightly (wanted), reduce the travel up front (wanted), and reduce weight. (almost always wanted for racing.)

Mendon, I sent you a PM about that thing on the the thing, with what they said about that thing. check it out.
 

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damion said:
If the OP goes with a Fatty Headshock for racing, he will drop the front end slightly (wanted), reduce the travel up front (wanted), and reduce weight. (almost always wanted for racing.)
True, but one thing, aren't the Headshock, and this generation Lefty the same axel to crown, I could have sworn they were, not that it matters, we're just hashing minutia here=:)
 
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