Can you put a regular fork on a Cannondale Lefty?
Because the Lefty is single-sided, it can’t use a conventional fork axle. It requires a proprietary Lefty hub that mates with the tapered axle. (The axle is actually another contributor to the Lefty’s stiffness.
Can you put a Lefty fork on any bike?
Now, Cannondale has introduced their Lefty for All program that uses reducers and adapters to let you run a Lefty fork on any straight 1.125″ or tapered 1.125″-to-1.5″ headtube. The kit includes the spacers, adapters and appropriate steerer tube for $80.
Where are Cannondale carbon frames made?
Although Cannondale bikes are an American brand, most bikes are produced overseas in Southeast Asia. Higher-end Cannondale bikes are manufactured and assembled at facilities in Taiwan, whereas some of the more affordable models are produced in Vietnam.
How much travel does the Cannondale Lefty fork have?
It was found on the Slate gravel bike and provided 30mm of travel. Cannondale’s latest Lefty offering, the Lefty Ocho, is a cross-country fork with 100-120mm of travel. It is a huge leap forward for the Lefty, packing all of that technology into a single-crown design.
Is the Cannondale Topstone carbon replacing the slate?
After the Slate was discontinued in 2019, the Topstone Carbon replaced it as Cannondale’s flagship gravel bike. In 2020, Cannondale unveiled the Topstone Lefty, the Slate’s spiritual successor.
Is the Cannondale Lefty Ocho the most innovative bike ever?
Cannondale has a long reputation as one of the most innovative brands in cycling and it has never been afraid to break the “rules” of traditional bike design in search of performance. After spending a few months on Cannondale’s latest Lefty Ocho, I’ve become a bit of a fan.
What makes the Cannondale Headshok the Lefty?
Even back in the ‘90s, Cannondale employed a key design feature that would find its way into the Lefty: needle bearings. Instead of bushings used in other forks, the HeadShok moved on four strips of needle bearings sandwiched between the inner and outer tubes, keeping stiction to a minimum.