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    Advice needed: rush, jeckyll or prophet

    Noob question. Don't know much about bikes but want to start and learn. That said, here are 3 I've been keeping an eye on:
    Any opinion is very welcome.
    2005 Jackyll
    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1653196735.html

    2006 Rush
    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1665833994.html

    prophet
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/bik/1665714805.html

    GF
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/bik/1661951640.html

    Thanks a lot guys.

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    The only ones I have experience with are the Rush and Prophet, I would (and did) buy a Prophet for the adjustable head tube angle and Lefty front suspension.




    Quote Originally Posted by svarasnj
    Noob question. Don't know much about bikes but want to start and learn. That said, here are 3 I've been keeping an eye on:
    Any opinion is very welcome.
    2005 Jackyll
    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1653196735.html

    2006 Rush
    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1665833994.html

    prophet
    http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/bik/1665714805.html

    GF
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/bik/1661951640.html

    Thanks a lot guys.

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    How about all 3??

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    One thing that you might want to consider is the size. 2 are larges while the Jekyll is a medium. I have a Rush and love it.
    YAARRR!!!

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    I'm 5'11 so I'm right in between M and L. Thanks for responses so far. That lefty fork is very attractive.

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    If you want a cannondale then the best one of the tree I think would be the Prophet for the simple fact that it is lefty equipped already and a very beefy and versatile bike.
    But looking at the prices of all four and the specs I believe the overall best deal would be the GF.
    Especially since you said you don't know too much about bikes so being able to bring it to any lbs for service is a plus.
    The GF has a traditional fork that every bike shop should be able to service and is better spec'd than the cannondales you posted...
    Did I mentioned the GF is better spec'd???
    "Common sense isn't always that common!"
    Custom Prophet and Custom "Leftified" Delta V

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    I started off on a Prophet and have put it through 11,000k of rookie, beginner to intermediat HELL in the escarpment trails I ride. These trails are short steeps with lots of sharp rocks roots and slippery surfaces in between. I have even broken mt left arm at the shoulder,fractured my left heel, and got a sprain on my left foot from my best wipe.
    THE BIKE STILL RIDES LIKE NEW. My buddies tell me that it doesnt climb as well as a Rush bet feels way better on downhills. My LBS-PIERIKS CYCLE has done a great job maintaining it for me.
    Make sure if you but used that it has been well maintained.
    I also see lots of Jeckyls on my trails and the riders really like em.
    I wish C"Dale didnt stop making the Perp as I would like one when my Prophet gives up his time.

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    I am 6'2 and 220 and took one look at a Lefty and thought it must be for the 120 pound XC racers and not for me .... A few years latter after being able to ride several of my friends bikes I am even more impressed with its performance and stiffness.

    If you do end up with a Lefty search for Mendon Cyclesmith on these boards, he posts great instructions for setting up and maintaining Lefty's and when its time for a service he rebuilds them better than new, fast, and at a great price.




    Quote Originally Posted by svarasnj
    I'm 5'11 so I'm right in between M and L. Thanks for responses so far. That lefty fork is very attractive.

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    I've owned a Jekyll,Prophet,and Rize,and test rode a Rush.For me,the Rush bb is too low.The Jekyll feels stiffer (tracks better) than the Prophet,though the Prophet has better suspension action.I love my Rize,and plan to beat the piss out of it this summer.

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    Prophet

    5 years on mine and it is better every time.

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    Consider a Rize, or maybe the new version, the RZ140

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    I've had em all and the prophet is the most versital, you can build it slack an burly or tight an light. whichever direction you grow as a rider. The Rush makes an exellent 650b xc bike as well.

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    Prophet is the best imo. I really like this bike. I use it more than 5 years. In this year I almost finished global carbon upgrade of this bike =)

    PS also I have had a rush.

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