Cannondale Lefty Ocho
The Lefty Ocho suspension fork is for the Cross Country rider who believes in results.
It has the smoothest suspension action imaginable, thanks to its nearly frictionless needle-bearing internals and an advanced high-flow Chamber Damper with self-balancing air spring. With its incredibly low weight it achieves a climb-crushing speed while on of the best overall stiffness values in its class ensures supremely confident and precise handling characteristics.
The Ocho is different. And in a sport ruled by incremental gains, that makes a big difference.
Material: carbon (upper leg) / aluminium (lower leg)
Weight: approx. 1446 grams (29", manufacturer's specs)
Descend faster. Corner harder. Climb higher. Win more.
- So precise! The single crown and single-sided construction makes the Ocho to one of the stiffest forks available. And thanks to its unique design, Cannondale's engineers were able to define exactly where the fork flexes and how much. For ultimate control and precision, even at the limits.
- So light! With just a single fork leg, the Ocho is one of the lightest XC suspension forks you can get. Climb faster! Accelerate better! Fly higher!
- So smooth! Rather than sliding on bushings, Ocho rolls smoothly on 3 connected sets of needle bearings to keep the inner leg from rotating within the outer leg. No friction, no stiction, just smooth suspension action.
Technologies of the Lefty Ocho Carbon fork
Single Crown Structure | The unique single-sided design not only obviously saves massive amounts of weight, it also offers extreme steering precision and control. With this weight advantages, the designers were able to oversize where stiffness and stability are required, and build lighter elsewhere where flex is needed.
Delta Cage Needle Bearings | Rather than sliding on bushings like all other forks, the Ocho rolls smoothly on 3 connected sets of needle bearings.
Triangular Telescope | A 3-sided needle-bearing interface keeps the inner leg from rotating within the outer leg, for uncanny steering precision.
Chamber Damper | A self-bleeding, heat-compensating, high-flow damper, with external compression and rebound adjustment. Smooth, supple, spike-free damping in all conditions.
StopLock Brake Mount | Self-aligning brake mount removes with a push of a button and the turn of a 5 mm wrench, for quick and easy wheel removal.
OutFront Offset | The longer-than-average fork offset (rake) of 55 mm (29 inch) is the perfect match for the slacker head angles of today’s XC rigs, improving steering response and enhancing stability and control.
Remote Lockout | For full-gas efficiency, a simple, reliable cable remote engages the fork’s lockout platform at the push of a handlebar-mounted lever.