Cannondale Lefty First Impressions

With the shop recently picking up Cannondale I was itching to try a bike that came equipped with their very unique and head turning suspension fork, the Lefty.

I bought an F29-3 carbon with the Lefty a few weeks ago, and having about 25 hours on it so far I feel compelled to give a short first impression of it and the bike.

I had been riding and racing on Rockshox Reba equipped bike this season and liked the Reba just fine. It's priced well, reasonably smooth, and light. The Lefty totally changed my perception of what a lightweight fork is capable of. It's much, stiffer and active than anything I've ridden before. When I stumbled on the video below it made more sense from a mechanical standpoint why the thing feels so good under forceful riding applications, where it really comes into it's own.

(Skip ahead to 2:20 for the good part) 

Check the reviews section in a month or so when I've gotten to ride this fork for over 100 hours for a full write up!