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Pro: You can run oversize and plus size tyres on a lefty.


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One of the few things I can think of is that if the fork fails, or is improperly adjusted, having the brace in the back means there is some possibility that the brace will slam into the downtube or back of the headtube rather than the just the upper and lower of the fork meeting violently. That possibility depends on brace design, height of the upper, frame ...


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Honestly i have 2 of what you describe with a few variations - for gearing you don't need more than 2X11. Light i would consider looking at a dynamo hub like SON 28. Rear rack look at Thule, bike pannier rack (use to be called Freeload). Suspension and dropper post these days come almost standard on most bikes and you don't need to go spend $7k plus to ...


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This depends on: Rider's centre of mass relative to the front axle (x and y). Fork spring rate or air pressure. Fork damping settings. Braking force over time. Fork offset and frame head angle. Could be calculated with something like Matlab but you're looking at university-level vehicle dynamics modeling. Far easier just to test it.


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I finally had a chance to let DirtLabs look at this fork. I told them the whole story. They cracked it open and discovered that the travel setting was wrong -- it was set to travel much further than factory spec. Really unusual: I bought the bike brand new from a very reputable shop and have never had any work done to it except the damper recall work. ...



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