CANNONDALE LEFTY SUPER MAX 130mm
The newest 2013 Lefty Super Max attains all the new technology of Cannondale’s most recent update of the regular Lefty fork model, but is completely blown up and beyond. For example the regular Lefty’s stanchion diameter is 32mm, their new Super Max model is a downhill worthy 36mm in size. Cannondale reports the stanchion growth as having an massive increase, (over the already well-known strength of the regular lefty) with its stiffness. The new forks weight is 1850 grams and duplicates the strength testing of any model of dual-crown down-hill forks.
With the standard Lefty it was always hard to use a stem that was shorter than 80 millimeters. But Cannondale has reworked these issues, they moved the Super Max’s stanchion back a bit and moved the front hub axle out at the same time. They changed the geometry just slightly to give it quicker handling abilities.
When moving the stanchion tubes back, they had to move the fork out slightly to get the best toe and frame clearance. They also created more width at the front hub, this ended up giving the front hub an additional 1cm between the spoke flanges, which made the lefty wheel stiffer laterally.
These Cannondale Super Max 130mm 29er forks will be available early November for aftermarket purchase. But for the Cannondale lineup the fork will only be available on the new Cannondale Trigger 29er bikes for the moment. They are expected to be allocated to other mountain bikes in the C-dale model lineup right soon, and these forks now have 1.5 inch headtubes, so they are finally compatible with regular mtb stems, (not just Cannondale).