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    Carbon Rush

    Just wanted to show you my most recent purchase...07 Carbon Rush Team. 25 lbs. as you see her in an XL frame. Rides amazing.

    My Prophet is for sale on the bay right now...see my signature.



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    Looks great! I like the grey better than the blue, not big on the Vredestein team scheme (unless you are wearing the kit!) Unfortunately they didnt have any 07 small frames left in grey, so hopefully a blue one with SI cranks is on its way to me today.........

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    Nice!

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    What do you think of the this alternative black swingarm combination?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schuster_md
    What do you think of the this alternative black swingarm combination?
    It looks even better!! nice bike

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    Gotta agree, you can never have too much black on a bike.

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    Wow, I really dig that black swingarm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schuster_md
    What do you think of the this alternative black swingarm combination?
    The Black is definitely better. How do you find the Spinergy wheels - they seem to get good reviews. Are they much different to the SLRs ????

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    The Spinergy Xyclone was a great alternative to the Xmax wheels: same weight (1590 grs, never get untrue and half price). I also read the reviews and decided to give them a try, I hope they will not let me down... (3 months now since I got them and zero fault)
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    How did you swing that black swingarm? (no pun intended)
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    TheProphet.... you'll need a new name!

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    I know! I think I'll keep it for sentimental value though.
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    Do you mind if i asked why you switched from the prophet to a rush? Are you looking at doing more enduro/XC riding? Just wanted a lighter ride as opposed to the prophet's AM capability? Just got an '06 MX2 and i love its AM ability but sometimes (hills) i wish it were 5 pounds lighter... but downhill it is a dream

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    I got rid of the Prophet for three reasons:
    1. I got a REALLY good deal on the Rush
    2. I dont ride my Prophet as much anymore because my local riding trails are turning into (insert mean word here). They are getting rid of everything that pretty much resembles a TTF. And I want to try more 12/24 hour races
    3. And I own a Cannondale Judge and I can pedal that thing fine to get my AM/DH fix.

    And who doesnt love to upgrade? If you never ridden a Rush, carbon in particular, I was very suprised at how fast and comfortable this bike is.
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    prophet i sent you a private messege...

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    Great looking Rush there Prophet!!! Although I am a bit biased, mine's the same color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schuster_md
    What do you think of the this alternative black swingarm combination?
    That is freakin' funny! I was thinking seriously the other day about taking the black swingarm off of my warranteed frame and putting it on this new one. The old frame's seattube inner diameter was too big. I decided to go with the the stock because of the sand-blasted finish which is very cool and cannot be appreciated in a photo. It is the only swingarm Cdale makes that is sand-blasted as far as I know.

    I just built it up yesturday and took it out for a 3 hour ride. Friggin' fast as hell. here it is with a few mods. Notice the SL cranks and the 7-7/8in. rear shock. That is 140mm of rear travel. Still feels just like a Rush(i.e. cornering and out of saddle efforts) except when you hit a bump or are doing a technical climb and then it is much better.
    70 degree head angle. 13" bottom bracket height.
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    wow, that thing looks amazing

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    You've got some clearance problems there man or everything is just really close.

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    it's just a dillusion...the shock is actually closer to 7-3/4". I'm just havin' fun makin' it mine. Could not dig the 12.4" BB height of old.

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    I have noticed myself hitting my pedals a lot more on the ground. I could see a pedal break in my future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProphet
    I have noticed myself hitting my pedals a lot more on the ground. I could see a pedal break in my future.
    I was having the same problem. Both of us came off the Prophet and am used to a 13 3/4" BB height while is def. too high for the Rush, they should know that 12.4" (which is where mine was) is too damn low. Especially when you take into account the sag which increases when you are climbing since more weight is on the rearend. When I was doing tech. climbs and rock gardens that I used to plow through on the Prophet, I found they were very difficult to manage with out knocking a rock and coming to a hault on the Rush. I am thinking at this point, the Rush is supposed to be faster but I keep losing momentum in the rough so it's not faster overall even though we both know it is def. faster in many situations.
    Now after raising the BB to 13" I almost never hit the pedal anymore and it is life in the fast lane again
    Without a doubt now, faster than the Prophet by a long shot.
    I used to race the Prophet and I did well with it, but now, my wife keeps telling me that my competitors at the races are confronting her with how bumbed out they are when they found out I showed up.
    It delivers...

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    dan now that you have a rush carbon, are you still looking at getting a 2008 scalpel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david8613
    dan now that you have a rush carbon, are you still looking at getting a 2008 scalpel?
    If I'm the Dan you are talking about, I don't have a Carbon Rush... and yes, still looking at getting a new Scalpel!
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    oops sorry got you mixed up with the prophet,,,

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