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  • anyone riding a Topstone Lefty 3 ?
  • Premier Icon iainc
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    and if so what you think of it ?

    My LBS has one and i’m thinking about it as a change from my Fugio 30…

    Premier Icon iainc
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    oh well ! Think I’m going to go have a look at it next week anyway…

    Premier Icon TheGingerOne
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    Go in with your eyes open as to the frequency and cost of servicing a lefty would be my advice after owning a Slate.

    Others may disagree, but that is my advice.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Good to know, is it the fork specifically, or rear bearings etc ?

    What is typical frequency and cost on the Lefty service ?

    Premier Icon oldnick
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    If it the innards are anything like the lefty that was on my 2013 Scalpel then be prepared to do a clean and lube service far far more often than you would expect. If you do then it will be golden, if you don’t it won’t.

    The Lefty forums on mtbr were a useful place to lurk.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Thanks, reviews seem to suggest that servicing of the new ones no more frequent that R/S or Fox forks, though not necessarily a home job.

    Premier Icon dti
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    I have a slate with a lefty Oliver
    Still works great after a 3-4 yrs and lots of miles

    Premier Icon iainc
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    ^^^ good to know, am pretty much decided on it, but will have a sit on it and a spin round the block. Not sure how different it will feel to my Fugio 30..

    Premier Icon kongman28
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    It’s my go to gravel bike and don’t be put off by the servicing, as you’ve said, these days it’s the same as RS and Fox. The internals are totally different and simpler and the sealing way better than the Oliver and prior Lefty’s. It’s allows you to ride basically anywhere in more control than a rigid gravel bike with no downside beyond a small bit of weight.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    ^^^^ that’s exactly what I was hoping to hear !

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Well, it arrived yesterday, pedals, saddle, cages etc on, quick pavement test this evening, feels spot on so far. Fugio in the classifieds 😁

    Premier Icon dti
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    Tidy bike

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Just keep on top of the fork servicing, we had to replace the inner lower leg/axle and do a cartridge service for a customer and that was £370 in parts alone

    Premier Icon iainc
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    ^^^ thanks, will keep a close eye.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    First ride yesterday and very impressed with it, 30mm of travel certainly adds to the comfort on rougher gravel

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