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    2011 Jekyll

    Who else has order a Jekyll? I just placed my order last week for the Jekyll 1.
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    I don't have one on order, but watching this video () makes me think I should!!!

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    The vid was cool but could have had some rock gardens or rooty stuff in it,

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    jekyll order

    i wish the jekyll carbon 1 came in another color and because it doesn't, i ordered the carbon 2. i'll be waiting anxiously for the next couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydesadist
    The vid was cool but could have had some rock gardens or rooty stuff in it,
    Yea really! That buttery smooth trail didn't require ANY suspension let alone 150mm!

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    Maybe this one is a little better?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnjrPF-ok7s

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad ronald
    Maybe this one is a little better?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnjrPF-ok7s
    Not really. I would like to see a video that showcases the two personalities of the bike. The first one featured a lot of pedaling which was good and the second was more informative but they both failed to show how it would perform in technical terrain. Dirt jumps and smooth berms don't say anything about the suspension (those can be done on a bmx bike). A video showing the switch on the go would be ideal. The rider hammers up a techy climb then without stopping flips the switch and bombs down a rocky descent with huge roots and rocks and 4' drops. Several hills in a row would be even better. Then replay the ride with a closeup of the suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsguy
    Not really. I would like to see a video that showcases the two personalities of the bike. The first one featured a lot of pedaling which was good and the second was more informative but they both failed to show how it would perform in technical terrain. Dirt jumps and smooth berms don't say anything about the suspension (those can be done on a bmx bike). A video showing the switch on the go would be ideal. The rider hammers up a techy climb then without stopping flips the switch and bombs down a rocky descent with huge roots and rocks and 4' drops. Several hills in a row would be even better. Then replay the ride with a closeup of the suspension.
    X2 show how the bike handles hits and responds. Pro riders on bermed corners with jumps to trannys as cool as the music makes it sound says nothing for the suspension working and how it will handle when i let go of the breaks and get loose on a basket ball sized rock garden with a few small drops in the colorado rockies. Sell us/me on the new suspension instead of look a bike that has ANOTHER switch and you can ride slope style stuff on or non tech flowy stuff.

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    After complaining about bikes, people complain about videos about bikes...

    It's just a video of someone having fun on a bike. Sure the trail looks like it could be ridden with a full rigid bike but it still looks like the rider is having fun which is the most important thing about mountain biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    It's just a video of someone having fun on a bike. Sure the trail looks like it could be ridden with a full rigid bike but it still looks like the rider is having fun which is the most important thing about mountain biking.
    I have no problem with a video showing mountain biking. But these videos are supposedly trying to demonstrate the advantages of a new suspension design. In that they failed.

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    They succeeded in making me want a Jekyll.

    What are the chances that it would take 650b wheels?

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    There are some good videos showing all aspects on this site:
    http://video.cannondale.com/jekyll/index.html

    It is pretty amazing to see this bike ripping it at Whistler!
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    I've order my Jekyll 1 as well. Plus I liked the white/lime green colour scheme.
    Didn't go for the Ultimate mainly because of the CB wheel-set.
    On that note, anyone know why did Cannondale go with the Crank Brothers wheel-set?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse
    I've order my Jekyll 1 as well. Plus I liked the white/lime green colour scheme.
    Didn't go for the Ultimate mainly because of the CB wheel-set.
    On that note, anyone know why did Cannondale go with the Crank Brothers wheel-set?
    Because CB made a Lefty wheel and no one bought it. So, Cdale is having to pay the piper and put some CB wheels on a bike.




    I dont know if that's the real reason, but I know there are CB Lefty wheels, but I have never seen one on a bike on the trails or racing.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    Because CB made a Lefty wheel and no one bought it. So, Cdale is having to pay the piper and put some CB wheels on a bike.




    I dont know if that's the real reason, but I know there are CB Lefty wheels, but I have never seen one on a bike on the trails or racing.
    Because those wheels have not a single advantage over other options. They are not light, not cheap, not good looking and probably not very durable... If they don't sell in Lefty models but do in regular versions, it just shows just how smarter are people riding Lefties!

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    I'm quite surprised at some of these Cannondale videos, as they are displaying the Jekyll as a gravity Free-ride bike.

    Here's another video, This is more trail based though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCdTpuOH3g0

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    Quote Originally Posted by chick0
    I'm quite surprised at some of these Cannondale videos, as they are displaying the Jekyll as a gravity Free-ride bike.

    Here's another video, This is more trail based though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCdTpuOH3g0
    In reality climbing in videos does not sell bikes. It will be great to rip down gravity style trails and then fly back up the hill.

    They should at least offer more than one color in the future per model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    In reality climbing in videos does not sell bikes. It will be great to rip down gravity style trails and then fly back up the hill.

    They should at least offer more than one color in the future per model.

    Yeah, your right, fancy riding is what catches people eye (especially if your a 13 year boy), but i would of thought the real selling point of the Jekyll would be its adaptive shock.

    Not many people's primary use of this bike will be lift assisted gravity riding, as its a trail bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chick0
    I'm quite surprised at some of these Cannondale videos, as they are displaying the Jekyll as a gravity Free-ride bike.

    Here's another video, This is more trail based though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCdTpuOH3g0
    true, but makes me wonder how much "tougher" is it then our rizes? other then a fancy new shock and the "new ness" of a new bike what are the advantages?

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    The BallisTec Carbon used in the Jekyll is said to be of a much higher grade and more resistant to impacts, so from that point of view, the frame "should" be tougher then the Rz/Rize.

    The basic frame design from an engineering side looks to be a stiffer structure, with larger tubing's, extra bracing points and wider and larger suspension axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck
    true, but makes me wonder how much "tougher" is it then our rizes? other then a fancy new shock and the "new ness" of a new bike what are the advantages?
    The jekyll seems like a pretty big leap from a Rize. I frankly never would have considered a Rize, but the jekyll caught my attention.

    The pivots should be amazingly stiff with those huge 15QRs and the adjustable travel should really turn a 150mm travel bike into something that climbs quick.
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    Didnt know the rize was a "flexy" bike But to stick up for my little rize it did just win mega avalanche this year with one of the fellas in those videos
    Guess i will have to go ride one to find out, To much over lap of product in the last few years out of cannondale with all these "new top of the line engineering coming out" in 3 years.

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    I dont notice flex on the Rize, but it was a step backwards from the Prophets.

    The Claymore however definitely has my attention......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bobby9
    I dont notice flex on the Rize, but it was a step backwards from the Prophets.

    The Claymore however definitely has my attention......

    Why do you feel it was a step backwards ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chick0
    Why do you feel it was a step backwards ?
    I think that this guy is definitly not a weight weenie and the trails he rides are probably real tech with lotsa sharp rocks. I liked the feel of the RZ 140 but would rather be riding my Prophet in that situation. I understand his interest in the Claymore as we already drive heavier bikes in our climbs so a more manouverable bike that is just tougher and weighs the same would be our choice. I like what I read about all of these bikes but when I get my next one-it has to prove itself to my friends with more financial access. All that said-I would love the RZ 140 for my more XC rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickeydesadist
    I think that this guy is definitly not a weight weenie and the trails he rides are probably real tech with lotsa sharp rocks. I liked the feel of the RZ 140 but would rather be riding my Prophet in that situation. I understand his interest in the Claymore as we already drive heavier bikes in our climbs so a more manouverable bike that is just tougher and weighs the same would be our choice. I like what I read about all of these bikes but when I get my next one-it has to prove itself to my friends with more financial access. All that said-I would love the RZ 140 for my more XC rides
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    You nailed it my friend. Weight matters little to me. I want a tough bike with tough components. I'm the Southern Rocky Mountains; Albuquerque's Sandia Peak at 11,000' is my home mountain. If I lived elsewhere the Rize might be fine but riding down this mountain at 30mph the Rize struggled to hold a line where as the Prophet maintains its composure, especially in freeride mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bobby9
    Nailed it. Yeah, I'm the lower Rocky Mountains. Albuquerque's Sandia Peak @ 11,000' is my home mountain. If I lived elsewhere the Rize might be fine but riding down this mountain at 30mph the Rize struggle to hold a line where as the Prophet maintains its composure, especially in freeride mode.

    Your views seem to be the opposite to me own, which is interesting, as i have found my Rize to more composed and capable then my old Prophet.
    When i bought my Rize (Carbon Euro Model, with Fox 32 140mm fork), i did plan to keep my Prophet for "more abusive" riding.
    But after a few months of back to back comparison riding, my conclusion was that i had no longer a need for the Prophet, as the Rize platform not only felt stiffer (especially at the rear) then my Prophet, but tackled big hits, and rough riding with much more finesse and control then the older bike. In simple terms, the Rize gave me a lot more confidence to ride faster and harder.

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    Insurance is replacing my old Prophet 1 and my LBS reported that the Jekyll Ultimate was the closest match to what I had. It's on order and I'm told it will be here within a month, that will probably change. I'm not sure what I think of the CB wheels yet, I guess time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jays0n
    Insurance is replacing my old Prophet 1 and my LBS reported that the Jekyll Ultimate was the closest match to what I had. It's on order and I'm told it will be here within a month, that will probably change. I'm not sure what I think of the CB wheels yet, I guess time will tell.
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    They tell me it was because of the upgrades that were on the Prophet, no argument here.
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    Sounds like a good deal.

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    Yeah, not a bad deal. The hope is that when it gets here and I actually ride it maybe it will quell the sorrow of most of what we own being lost in the fire, unlikely though.
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    Does anyone when they will receive there Jekyll?

    I was told by my LBS (who are the main distributor in Asia) that all high-end Jekyll will not arrive until at lease early Jan '11
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    Quote Originally Posted by jays0n
    Insurance is replacing my old Prophet 1 and my LBS reported that the Jekyll Ultimate was the closest match to what I had. It's on order and I'm told it will be here within a month, that will probably change. I'm not sure what I think of the CB wheels yet, I guess time will tell.
    Interesting, I was just told, that I will get "just" a new prophet, since they still have them. Lucky you

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    Available from Aprill 2011 from my local dealer....

    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/cat...m=74&ps=0&pe=0

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    Jekyll Ultimate weights 25.4 lbs. out of the box?? (including the adjustable seat post?)
    Sounds too good to be true! Luckily, for me, none of the color scheme on the Jekyll Carbon appeals to me, I'll still be riding my Moto2 for 2011~

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    Quote Originally Posted by heero
    Jekyll Ultimate weights 25.4 lbs. out of the box?? (including the adjustable seat post?)
    Sounds too good to be true! Luckily, for me, none of the color scheme on the Jekyll Carbon appeals to me, I'll still be riding my Moto2 for 2011~
    Really??? Is that in medium or XXXS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp3000
    Really??? Is that in medium or XXXS?
    I'd guess medium....
    this piece of info is from Chirs Van Dine in this video clip:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnjrPF-ok7s

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays0n
    Insurance is replacing my old Prophet 1 and my LBS reported that the Jekyll Ultimate was the closest match to what I had. It's on order and I'm told it will be here within a month, that will probably change. I'm not sure what I think of the CB wheels yet, I guess time will tell.
    nice insurance u have


    are u sure ?
    i think the earliest jekyll will come in february ...

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    Yea, it might take awhile since they have to be shipped 10,000 miles from Taiwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsguy
    Yea, it might take awhile since they have to be shipped 10,000 miles from Taiwan.
    Yep has to share the same boat with 90% of bikes made today. whats the point?

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    I have been told my jekyll carbon 1 will ship on November 15th. I did put a deposit on my bike in late September so that may be helping my order allocation.
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    I asked again today and my LBS (who are the main distributor in Asia) that my Jekyll Carbon 1 will not arrive until at lease early to late Jan
    There dates are pretty spot on, I would be very surprised if anyone will get there Jekyll ( high end models) this year. I would be super happy if I was wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgreygOOse
    I asked again today and my LBS (who are the main distributor in Asia) that my Jekyll Carbon 1 will not arrive until at lease early to late Jan
    There dates are pretty spot on, I would be very surprised if anyone will get there Jekyll ( high end models) this year. I would be super happy if I was wrong
    Did you put down a deposit and when?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    Did you put down a deposit and when?
    Mid August. I know I will be the first in line to get it in HK. When, is the question?
    I did the same with my Flash Ultimate 2010, which I got at the beginning of Jan 2010
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    I ordered mine in August and the last thing I heard was some time in December. My Flash Carbon 2 was supposed to arrive in late December and it showed up yesterday so I'm not going to worry too much about the dates they give me, it will get here when it gets here and I will be psyched.
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