Cannondale Lefty Oliver road bike fork confirmed

30mm of suspension on Cannondale's forthcoming 650b gravel road bike

Update 27/05/2020: Cannondale has reintroduced an all-new Lefty Oliver fork as part of the Cannondale Topstone Lefty full-suspension gravel bike for 2021.


Further details have emerged on Cannondale’s Lefty road bike fork along with additional information on what appears to be a forthcoming gravel road bike from the company.

The latest video uploaded to Cannondale’s YouTube channel shows a 650b-wheeled gravel road bike with 42mm tyres, complete with a lockout equipped Lefty fork with 30mm of suspension travel.

The chassis of the fork, now officially confirmed to be called the Lefty Oliver, appears to be fully carbon. Check the video below to see for yourself.

Cannondale lefty oliver road bike fork confirmed

This article was updated on Wednesday 17th June at 12:20pm, see the original below

Cannondale has teased a video showing what appears to be a forthcoming gravel road bike complete with a road-going version of its iconic Lefty suspension fork.

The company isn’t giving too much away at this stage, but what’s clear is that the bike features an alloy frame with what appears to be a quick release rear end (rather than the thru-axle units used by some competitors) as well as internal cable routing. The video shows two bikes, presumably at a prototype stage, one with mechanical and the other with hydraulic SRAM disc brakes.

The fork itself looks to be an existing, or possibly a modified version of the company’s existing Lefty XLR – a long standing 29er mountain bike fork that offers 100mm of travel from its air spring.

The lefty xlr 100 decals can clearly be made out in this video still: the lefty xlr 100 decals can clearly be made out in this video still

Those decals look familiar..

The appearance of this Lefty is pretty exciting and could be the start of these sort of bikes opting for a new generation of damped suspension units. We’ll keep you posted once we’ve got more info.

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