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    Cannondale Lefty Oliver on non-Slate frame

    I have done a lot of google searching and nothing... so here goes.... "Anyone put a Lefty Oliver road/gravel fork on a non-Slate frame?"

    There are pluses and minuses for sure, but considering it as an addition to my Ibis Hakkalugi.

    I am very curious as I tend toward gravel/adventure rides and events and am looking for some "help" on my thumb that I seriously sprained on a small bump that just seemed to work the wrong way.

    Thoughts?

    Ideas?

    Pics?


    Thanks!
    Brad

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    The problem with the Lefty and Headshok forks is it's a Cannondale proprietary system. They are excellent suspension forks for sure, but they use an oversized headset which would not be compatible with your bike.

    In fact, I don't know if you could use any suspension fork. I really don't know what your options are other than to run the widest front tire you can fit so you can use less pressure. That will remove some shock.
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    A little procrastination effort here....

    Looks like it might be possible. Interesting to see if anyone has tried this with the gains and hassles:

    https://cannondale.zendesk.com/hc/en...nnondale-bike-

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhygin View Post
    A little procrastination effort here....

    Looks like it might be possible. Interesting to see if anyone has tried this with the gains and hassles:

    https://cannondale.zendesk.com/hc/en...nnondale-bike-
    It would probably change the geometry and handling on your bike - maybe for better, maybe for worse.
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    I like the idea a lot..

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    Hmmm.... found this during a conference call...
    https://project321.com/product/taper...y-1-0-adapter/
    Last edited by rhygin; 1 Week Ago at 06:23 PM. Reason: Typo

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