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The All-New Lefty Ocho Single-Crown Fork from Cannondale



Cannondale (USA) – Press Release: 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 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 line-owning precision that results from having best-in-class overall stiffness, tuned for maximum control. And the confidence that results from knowing you're on the most advanced, ground-breaking, preconceived-notion-destroying, XC-race-winning fork ever created. They're the kind of results that result in...well...real results.

See the Light:
With its single-crown structure, the all-new Ocho is one of the absolute lightest XC suspension forks in the world.

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 — 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:
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.

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:
Ocho is the stiffest lightweight XC fork in the world, tuned for unprecedented precision and control on even the nastiest World Cup courses.

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.

Single Crown Structure:
The world's first single crown, single-sided suspension fork, for singularly impressive performance. Rather than being spread thin over two legs and a full crown, Ocho focuses all of its material on just one side, giving our engineers unprecedented control over how and where the fork flexes.

Delta Cage Needle-Bearings:
Don't bind. Roll smoother than ever with the new Delta Cage version of Cannondale's legendary needle-bearing telescope assembly.

Where traditional forks slide on four sets of tight-fitting, friction-generating bushings, Ocho slides on three, smooth-rolling packs of needle-bearings. No sticking, no binding. Just incredibly smooth suspension action, no matter how hard you push it.

Triangle-in-Triangle:
Ocho's three-sided needle-bearing system creates a triangle-within-a-triangle interface between the inner and outer legs, which prevents them from rotating relative to each other for crazy-precise steering. Traditional forks, on the other hand, have round tubes sliding inside other round tubes for, well, less steering precision.

Chamber Damper:
All-new self-bleeding, heat compensating, high flow damper, with external compression and rebound adjust. Smooth, supple, spike-free damping in all conditions.

Technologies:
  • OppO Air Spring
  • External Compression Adjust
  • SideCar Air Valve
  • Cable Lockout
  • StopLock Brake Mount
  • Guide Guard









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