Suspension of Disbelief
The all-new Lefty Ocho.
Suspension of Disbelief. Lefty has always been for believers. Built for those able to look past the obvious and expected, to the golden fields of performance that lay just beyond the status-quo. But letâ€™s get real. Lefty required a leap of faith, a willful suspension of what you think you know and a willingness to believe that thereâ€™s a better way. Those brave souls open-minded enough to give it a shot were richly rewarded with a ride experience unlike any other. Light, stiff and oh-so-precise, it encouraged you to push it harder and faster than ever before. After 18 years of revisions to the theme, it was time to re-invent the re-inventor. Push the boundaries further than ever and turn some heads in the process. Introducing the all-new Lefty Ocho, the disruptive seventh son of the original XC disruptor. The most advanced, smoothest, most precise-handling ultralight XC fork ever made. Built for believers.
The best XC suspension fork in the world. Believe it. The all-new Lefty Ocho is for the XC rider who believes in results. The incredibly smooth suspension action that results from the lowest friction of any fork structure out there. The climb-crushing speed that results from having one of the lightest suspension forks in the world. The lineowning precision that results from having best-in-class overall stiffness, tuned for maximum control. And the confidence that results from knowing youâ€™re on the most advanced, ground-breaking, preconceived-notion-destroying, XCrace-winning fork ever created. Theyâ€™re the kind of results that result in...well... real results.
See the Light. The first single-crown, single-sided XC suspension fork in the world saves weight in the most obvious way. With just one crown and one leg, all material is concentrated where needed for strength and stiffness, making it one of the lightest suspension forks in the world â€” 250 grams lighter than previous Lefty. Less un-sprung mass than traditional forks for better suspension response. And a tapered steerer for lighter weight and total compatibility. One crown makes a king.
The Smoothest. Period. Suspension is movement. The smoother it can move, the better it can do its job. Insulating you from impacts. Floating through the chop. Tracking over the things that would throw you off. Delivering you where you want to go. When it comes to smoothness, Ocho stands alone. Fewer friction-causing bushings and seals than any other fork. The supple new Chamber damper. And the new Delta Cage evolution of Lefty’s revolutionary needle bearing telescope assembly. It all adds up to the smoothest fork ever made. No sticking, no binding, no shuddering or hesitation, no matter how hard you push it. Just pure, smooth action always, for ultimate control.
Race-Tuned Stiffness Lefty Ocho has the best overall stiffness of any lightweight XC fork, which is great. But what separates it from the rest is not so much how stiff it is, but rather how it is stiff. Because stiffness, like so many things, is a double-edged sword: Too flexy and you’ve got a noodle that won’t go where it’s told. Too stiff, or stiff in the wrong places, and it wants to ricochet and bounce, instead of float and flow. Ocho’s unique single-crown design, and triangle-in-triangle telescope, give us unprecedented ability to tailor the stiffness of the fork. For the stiffness to go, and the give to flow.
A deeper look at the details. E A. T he world’s first single crown, single-sided suspension fork, for singularly impressive performance. B. Normal tapered 1-1/2” to 1-1/8” steerer. Lighter. Simpler. Standard. C. Simple, reliable cable remote lever engages lockout on the fork or fork and rear shock.
D. Guide Guard. Simple and Strong. Guiding the brake cable smoothly and quietly in any situation. E. With just one leg, Ocho has way fewer seals, for way less friction, for way smoother action. F. SideCar Air Valve. Easier to access. Reduces rotor contamination.
G. Rebound Adjust.
Simple, reliable cable remote lever engages lockout on the fork or fork and rear shock.
All-new self-bleeding, heat compensating, high flow damper, with external compression and rebound adjust. Smooth, supple, spike-free damping in all conditions.
Delta Cage Needle Bearings
Ocho’s three-sided needle-bearing interface keeps the inner leg from rotating within the outer leg, for uncanny steering precision.
Don’t bind. Roll smoother than ever with the new Delta Cage version of Cannondale’s legendary needle-bearing telescope assembly.
Stop Lock Brake Mount
Single Crown Structure
Self-aligning brake mount removes with just one turn of a 5mm hex and the press of a button. Quicker, simpler wheel removal.
The world’s first single crown, single-sided suspension fork, for singularly impressive performance.
The bottom line. The all-new Lefty Ocho. Simply the most advanced, smoothest, most precise-handling ultralight XC fork ever made. Built to challenge. Built to win. Built for Believers.
The Smoothest. Period. The smoothest action of any fork ever made. No sticking, no binding, and no shuddering under any circumstances. Just smooth & supple action, for ultimate control.
Race-Tuned Stiffness Lefty Ochoâ€™s oversized and simplified singlecrown chassis delivers best-in-class overall stiffness, tuned for precision handling.
Seriously Light One of the lightest XC forks ever made. 250g lighter than previous Lefty for faster climbing and a lighter, snappier front end.
Suspension of Disbelief