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Well you think you have it sorted then along come some know it all, who knocks you for 6....
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Cannondale Lefty/Headshock vs. 1.5 stem thread
<http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=261372>

So it seems my current Raceface onepointfive stem fitted to my Sherman's will not fit my new lefty. Soooooo my only experience of a Gemini with a lefty, was on a demo I had over a weekend on a 1000, before i bought my 900. So what stem (length and rise) were fitted to the 03 Gemini 1000's - the cannondale archive only describes it as a "Syntace VRO" - as I remember being totally happy with the bike setup on the demo. Also what are the options do I have for a short lefty stem, ie what the shortest you can get that fits over the a lefty max top controls.

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be-jesus that's short - will that fit past the top of the lefty?

Have managed to source a 80mm 20 degree one and a 100mm 5degree one for testing purposes. Lefty went on the bike over the weekend and I got a 20mile ride done with the the 80/20 one and think it might be the way ahead.

Whats anyone else using?

Pictures of my Gemini with a 140 lefty max carbon to follow soon.
 

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The size of the VRO?

THat depended on frame size. My XL Gemini 1000, came with a 100mm 15deg rise VRO.

The 20 deg 50 mm should work if you want to run a short lefty stem. For sure the 20deg 80 works
 

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This time I am on 80mm stem with Lefty Max/Prophet. I mailed the retailer guy of the Toro stem and he claimed that would be ok with Lefty. I dont really believe that - but for what else would they build a C'dale stem? For Fatty? No way.
I did not buy it anyway too much expense for 3cm stem length.
See as well http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Cannondale-Prophet-4X-Review.html
that guy goes with a 40mm stem

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Ups...I ordered the http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=15461 stem... indeed it did not work with the Lefty at all (at least 10mm difference). So this is the only FR/DH stem in c'dalesize and it is cr*p.
Syntace makes a short stem that you can trim down to 65mm. ca. 90EUR + you need a new bar for 70EUR thats some 200$ altogether. Cheers.
 
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