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    Did I miss why there is a hole from 120 to 150 mm travel bike in 2011?

    It just seem like a sweet spot right now.

    I looked on those 2011 threads, but I didn't see the reasoning for it.

    The Jekyll looks all cool and I'm sure it's a killer bike. However, if I busted my Rize 140 frame and they sent me a Jekyll frame, where's my 140 Lefty going to go? The Jekyll would be a bit more bike than I would like.

    If they sent me an RZ120, I would not be happy either. I want a little more than that. It just seems they would go 120, 140 160, 180 on their travel segments for bikes.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    10mm difference is barely noticeable. So trash ypur Rz and demand a Jekyll

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    However, if I busted my Rize 140 frame and they sent me a Jekyll frame, where's my 140 Lefty going to go?
    650b wheel?

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    I was wondering the same thing. If I break my Prophet, what's the replacement?
    2012 Cannondale Flash Carbon 29er 3
    2009 GT Peace 9R SS
    2008 Cannondale Prophet 4, Lefty Max TPC

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    I was also a little surprised they dropped the Rz140. But most manufacturers are following the Fork makers and are going from 140mm to 150mm, so Cannondale are not alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chick0
    I was also a little surprised they dropped the Rz140. But most manufacturers are following the Fork makers and are going from 140mm to 150mm, so Cannondale are not alone.
    Humm, I guess my issue is the Jekyll is rather beefy and I like a lean AM bike. I race my Rize and the top Jekyll comes in at 25+ lbs. The Rize can be made to go 23 lbs with little effort it seems.

    I dont know, maybe Im just afraid of change, LOL
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    Humm, I guess my issue is the Jekyll is rather beefy and I like a lean AM bike. I race my Rize and the top Jekyll comes in at 25+ lbs. The Rize can be made to go 23 lbs with little effort it seems.

    I dont know, maybe Im just afraid of change, LOL

    It will be interesting to see what the "real world" difference in frame weight is between the Carbon Rize/Rz and the Jekyll.

    The Jekyll does have a quite a few areas where the build kit is more AM and robust then on the top end Rz.

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    wasnt that part of the problem with the Rize / RZ... that it was really just a long travel XC bike? At least thats what everyone complained about when it replaced the Prophet.

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    the Prophet was tougher than the RZ to hurt

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    the rear end of the prophet is whippy as a bastard.I'd check the recommended a-c for the jeykll;see if the lefty is close to right.

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    Cannondale still has some RZ's that they keep for warranty issues only. I heard that they still have some Prophet frame parts for warranty, too.

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