In a switch for 2014 it’s looking like the Enduro World Series will see the Cannondale Overmountain Team run the new SuperMax fork, a long travel beefier stablemate of the Lefty…
Cannondale is excited to announce that its North American OverMountain team will be racing and adventuring on the all-new SuperMax suspension fork for the 2014 season and beyond. The SuperMax will debut in the Enduro World Series under OverMountain team riders Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, Jason Moeschler and team newcomer Marco Osborne.
The team riders were instrumental in the development of the SuperMax’s new internal components, most of all its new Wide Mouth Piston, which increases the small bump sensitivity and high-speed suppleness of the fork. The SuperMax’s dual crown structure makes it radically stiffer than the competition, yet the minimalist single-leg design makes it as light as some of its competitors lightest cross country race forks.
“Going into the SuperMax testing I was a bit apprehensive,” said mountain bike legend Mark Weir. “After I got on it and started riding, it is a difference you would have to ride to believe. I’ve been riding the same corners for 15 years, and I try to carry my speed through every time. On the SuperMax, I’ve never been faster.”
Weir’s teammate, Jason Moeschler, says “After riding and testing the SuperMax, I never want to let my fork go.” while Cannondale’s newest OverMountain rider, Marco Osborne, comments “The new SuperMax fork is perfect for my style of riding. I am pretty hard on my equipment and so far it has taken everything I could throw at it.”
Everything that makes our tried-and-true Lefty great is what makes SuperMax the best performing fork in its category. It’s lighter, stiffer, stronger, smoother and less maintenance than the competition. But don’t listen to us… listen to Mark Weir, Jason Moeschler and Ben Cruz.
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Looks like Cannondale have that single leg really sorted, well, they’ve been working on it for a while so thats a good thing, right!
If you look carefully you’ll notice they only turn left though.
Lucky gits. Not the fork, the riding area!
I find Leftys totally fascinating.
I’ve never owned one, but good on cannondale for keeping going with something so unique.
Some amusing comments on this press release over on theteamrobot blog.