As you may know I work as a bicycle messenger or courier at the moment and I've got a tricked out Avanti Escape with rigid forks I'm riding currently. I can't bear to see my Cannondale sitting there each day not being used so I've decided to convert it to rigid forks and get it out on the road and start using it as my main work bike.
The bike is a Cannondale F800 2004 model XC mountain bike. Its a hardtail with a Lefty Jake front fork, which is one of the most beautiful things I have ever ridden; as long as that riding is done off-road. On the road it is simply wasted effort, there is no lockout on the front fork so a lot of energy is lost riding up hills and turning is not so tight and accurate as a rigid fork bike.