2011/04/19

Rejuvenated Lefty



I got back my 2008 Lefty Speed Carbon SL yesterday... but it's not a 2008 SL anymore. The races were shot, a seal was dead, it needed some love. Craig from Mendon Cyclesmith did his magic and then some.

The Lefty now has fresh internals: new 2011 Solo Air and a 2011 PBR 100 cartridge. Travel went down 10mm and everything is improved, from better, more efficient damping all the way to the much more refined lockout that's easier to engage and release while riding and has an adjustable blowoff now. The thing is lighter as well. Now if winter could finally leave us alone...

4 comments:

Jonas l said...

PBR, why not the lovely Xloc? Really love mine and don't really like the PBR, think I like a lever better.

Dan Gerous said...

PBR is lighter than XLR and a Lefty has it's top cap already so close to the handlebar, a remote isn't that much needed I think, it's not like a standard XC fork with knobs below the headtube... Plus, the XLR upgrade is more exensive than the PBR.

skycondition said...

Wow! How much was that upgrade?

Dan Gerous said...

Not sure what the street price is, I think the PBR guts go for around 260$... Contact mendoncyclesmith.com if you want to have the conversion done.