CAN­NON­DALE LEFTY OCHO

PRICE: NOT YET / WEIGHT: 1.4KG (CAR­BON, CLAIMED), 1.7KG (AL­LOY, CLAIMED) / WWW.OMNICO.CO.ZA

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Can­non­dale claims its new­est Lefty sus­pen­sion fork, the 100mm-travel Ocho, is the light­est, stiffest, and smoothest XC fork cur­rently on the mar­ket. (It’s avail­able only on the com­pany’s →-Si and Scalpel-Si bikes now, but there’s ru­mour of an af­ter­mar­ket Ocho in 2019.) By adopt­ing a sin­gle-crown de­sign, the Ocho shaves 250 grams from the dual-crown Lefty 2.0 – and frees up other ar­eas where ex­tra ma­te­rial can be used to in­crease stiff­ness. The in­ter­face be­tween the in­ner and outer leg has also been up­dated: com­pared to the pre­vi­ous ver­sion’s square-in-square de­sign, the Ocho’s tri­an­glein-tri­an­gle de­sign is claimed to im­prove tor­sional stiff­ness, re­duce fric­tion, and en­hance steer­ing pre­ci­sion.

NB: Only avail­able on com­plete 2019 Lefty-equipped Can­non­dale mod­els, and not as an af­ter­mar­ket up­grade.

IN­CRED­I­BLY, THIS ONE-LEGGED FORK MIGHT BE STIFFER THAN A STAN­DARD ONE.

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