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    Riding my Jekyll 2 carbon!

    Had about a weeks time on my new Jekyll now and I have to say I am really impressed with the bike, with the flip of the travel switch it climbs like a goat and when you open it back up on the downhills the bike shreds.

    Heres some pics of the bike and a few pics from riding today.

    The first day I got the bike last week 29.3lbs of all mountain goodness.



    At the top of one of the many climbs.





    Natural berm wall we messed around on while cooling down from a climb.





    Natural speed jump on the way back down.





    railing a nice corner



    quick video



    Overall I am very happy with the bike, It is just what I was looking for. It climbs better then any bike I have ridden and descends fantastically. The bike is controlled predictable and with the low BB is a joy through the corners.
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    Dude awesome pics and video, I use to have 2001 Jekyll 700 and really liked it. I bet the new ones are badass.

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    Sweet shots--you in the Sierras?
    I had an 04 Jekyll 3 that never did me wrong...though I treated her pretty badly.
    As far as carbon goes now, I'm itching to get on a Tallboy.

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    cool looking bike, I notice the 1.5 head tube, does Cannondale spec those w/ a 36?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisicklay View Post
    Sweet shots--you in the Sierras?
    I had an 04 Jekyll 3 that never did me wrong...though I treated her pretty badly.
    As far as carbon goes now, I'm itching to get on a Tallboy.
    these pics are from Moscow Id, I am loving the carbon that's for sure!

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    cool looking bike, I notice the 1.5 head tube, does Cannondale spec those w/ a 36?
    it is spec'ed with a fox 32 talas RL with a 1.5 steerer I was worried when I first got the bike it would not be stiff enough but the 32 is doing great.

    one more shot from Sat

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    Cheesy stach but sexy bike! How much it cost ya. You have spec list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted1 View Post
    Cheesy stach but sexy bike! How much it cost ya. You have spec list?
    The stache is for aerodynamic reasons that cannot be divulged on this forum...

    but the specs are

    Frame Size & Color: C'dale Jekyll 2 Carbon med
    * Fork: 1.5 Talas 32 RL
    * Brakes: Elixir CR
    * Cranks: Sram AKA
    * Front Derailleur: x.7
    * Rear Derailleur: x.9
    * Pedals: Wellgo MG1
    * Stem: c'dale 80mm
    * Handlebar: sunline V1 745
    * Seatpost: KS 150mm
    * Saddle: WTB Silverodo
    * Cassette: SLX 12x36
    * Tires: Nobby Nick 2.4
    *Wheels: Sun Black Flag Expert tubeless
    * Weight - 29.3 lbs
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    overall I think the jekyl is a complete an utter copy of the scott genius, which I have. The travel adjust is great at first, but if you ride quite a bit of XC an you always have it in that middle setting, your running at 100mm (or atleast that's how the genius is) an then you jump on a regular 120mm xc bike, an go, "WOW, this thing is so much smoother riding than my travel adjust bike" needless to say my genius is for sale an I have a mojo HD on the way!
    determined to put the "mountain" back in "MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!" "HIT IT!"
    2012 MOJO HDeeeeeeee!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manchvegas View Post
    overall I think the jekyl is a complete an utter copy of the scott genius, which I have. The travel adjust is great at first, but if you ride quite a bit of XC an you always have it in that middle setting, your running at 100mm (or atleast that's how the genius is) an then you jump on a regular 120mm xc bike, an go, "WOW, this thing is so much smoother riding than my travel adjust bike" needless to say my genius is for sale an I have a mojo HD on the way!
    considering it its designed by the same guy, ya they are similar, the Jekyll is more of an evolution then copy. I don't share your sentiment about the ride either, for the trail riding I do the bike is just about perfect it pedals well when I need it to and has the right geo to be a blast on the way back down the hill. that's where it counts for me.
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    how is the jekyll at the giant white pine trails?
    I personally love the travel adjust on my scott.

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    I guess the genius just isn't what I was looking for. the suspension is just really harsh. Maybe they got better on the jekyll. I love the travel adjust for fire roads etc.. but it always seems like the full open is way too much, an the 100mm is not enough for the trails I ride
    determined to put the "mountain" back in "MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!" "HIT IT!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by manchvegas View Post
    I guess the genius just isn't what I was looking for. the suspension is just really harsh. Maybe they got better on the jekyll. I love the travel adjust for fire roads etc.. but it always seems like the full open is way too much, an the 100mm is not enough for the trails I ride
    Ya the Fox shock gives a much better ride from what I have heard. fox and Cdale did a real nice job with the tuning and the jekyll uses only a two position shock, one climbing, one decent. The long travel mode still pedals very well. Sucks the Scott wasn't what you were looking for.
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    well, I bought the scott as a demo, so I got a killer deal on it. I'm not gonna really lose any money on it. I've put the order in about 3 weeks ago for an Ibis Mojo HD. I went to the demo an fell in love
    determined to put the "mountain" back in "MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!" "HIT IT!"
    2012 MOJO HDeeeeeeee!!!!
    2010 scott CR1 comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by manchvegas View Post
    well, I bought the scott as a demo, so I got a killer deal on it. I'm not gonna really lose any money on it. I've put the order in about 3 weeks ago for an Ibis Mojo HD. I went to the demo an fell in love
    Nice the Ibis will be a sweet bike. A friend of mine has one on order as well.
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    Black flag wheels

    I am admiring pics of your Jekyll, and have a quick question about your black flag wheels. Have they held up to the abuse of "all mountain" riding? I just bought a pair for my Giant Trance, but i'm worried they're not going going to hold up to the abuse of heavy trail riding.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigPaw View Post
    I am admiring pics of your Jekyll, and have a quick question about your black flag wheels. Have they held up to the abuse of "all mountain" riding? I just bought a pair for my Giant Trance, but i'm worried they're not going going to hold up to the abuse of heavy trail riding.

    Thanks!
    I think you will be pleasantly surprised, I was worried about them from the beginning and I have defiantly put them through their paces with rocks roots and some good size jumps and they are still strait and true with perfect spoke tension.
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    thats what sold me on my mojo hd theirs no gimmicks, or extra levers. it just climbs awesome and descends amazingly all at 6.5" travel

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