March 28th, 2012 - By admin
Local freak-bike enthusiast Matt B. was kind enough to bring his Lefty-ized single speed 29er by for an impromptu dead-leaves-and-firewood photo sesh and a spin around the neighborhood. Conclusion: Leftys are as awesome as they are weird! It’s mesmerizing to glance down and see YOUR WHOLE FRONT WHEEL just spinnin’ in space, rollin’ along like it’s no big deal.
More importantly, they work great, and keep the weight down. Matt’s bike is over 10 lbs lighter than his other ride, but to be fair his other ride has 36″ wheels that I think he got out of an old textile mill or something. They aren’t bike wheels, I know that much.
Anyway, if you’re curious, we’re happy to build your next bike around one of these forks, give us a call and we’ll tell you more.
One other thing, we now have post mount inserts for slider dropouts, which makes for a less-bolty, cleaner attachment. These will be the default from here on in, but the old style are still available.