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    I have a copy of the 2005 lineup.

    I have a copy of all of the specs for the 2005 Cannondale lineup. The Prophet line is looking good, with a 140mm Lefty Max carbon SPV+, Team Scalpel and F4000sl with Fox inertia valves in the Lefty carbon, 3 models of the Chase, (no Lefty models for the US) Gemini DH as a complete build (Dorado MRD X-Works) Gemini 3000 is the DH frameset with a 888.


    Any questions on model spec? I am not at liberty to talk pricing, but I can share the Specs and color choices.
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    You also can find the specs on their website:
    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/cusa/cats/
    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/ce/cats/


    ....Jekyll is basically dead.

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    BTW, where's the "Marathon" frame that was rumored?

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    The key word is, rumored.

    And the rumor said later, around october if I recall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by divve
    You also can find the specs on their website:
    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/cusa/cats/
    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/ce/cats/


    ....Jekyll is basically dead.
    they killed it

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    What aew they doing?

    I liked the Jeklly. I was going to buy one, but i guess not... Aswell to add on top of that, why did they use SRAM? I thought they always used Shimano?

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    To each his own

    Quote Originally Posted by MTbikerJM567
    I liked the Jeklly. I was going to buy one, but i guess not... Aswell to add on top of that, why did they use SRAM? I thought they always used Shimano?
    For some obscure reason, I've never been attracted to the Jekylls but I like the Prophet a lot. I'm seriously considering getting one.

    I'm happy they use SRAM parts. I have heard only good things about their latest stuff. I have a full 2004 XT group right now and would like to try the SRAM triggers. I don't hate dual-Control levers but I think you have to push to far to downshift and you can only mix and match between Shimano parts when things break, get worn out or when you just want to upgrade. A lot of people really dislike Dual-Controls and now that even LX will have them, SRAM may be the way to go for many mountain bikers. I think it's a smart move from Cannondale.

    What I'm more unhappy about is why European models have lighter 24 spoke wheels while we get 32? I know americans are fatter but mountain bikers, I'm not sure. Are 24 spoke wheel a lot more fragile?

    And why the Prophet 2000 is XT? The 4000 is way too expensive for me but I would like the X.0-X.9 combo... I may go for the slightly heavier and uglyer Prophet 1000 (I like the 2000 galvanized paint a lot)...
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    Good job!

    It's sad that the Jekyll line is coming to an end. Oh well the Jekyll will perform just as good as the Prophet will. It's not the bike it's the rider who make the bike perform to its potential. At least the 2003 and 2004 models will. Not sure about those earlier year Jekylls. I still love my Jekyll and will consider getting a Prophet 2000 down the road or maybe some other trick bike. Want pricing, check this site out.

    http://www.cannondaleprophet.com/bikes.html

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    USA models have more spokes because the yanks are the worlds most obese population. The wheels need to be up to the job. Europeans tend to be lighter so the wheel issue is not a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    USA models have more spokes because the yanks are the worlds most obese population. The wheels need to be up to the job. Europeans tend to be lighter so the wheel issue is not a concern.
    Are you serious? Heavier wheels = better jumping. It is just a fact. Not too mention that in the US this bike is going to be intended to be used for more aggressive trail riding (ie more rocks, drops and jumps). Most Euro's are traditionally gentler on their bikes than in the US and other regions. Euro's are also willing to spend more money on their bicycles so they are going to get the lighter more expensive parts on their bikes because margins don't get affected so easily.

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    Taiwanese parts...

    I don't hate made in Taiwan stuff. This is interesting and astonish to see C'dale to spec. top of the line bikes with unbelievably much alternative gear while keeping the same price level. C'dale had their top end bikes specd with almost full Shimano for the last two years. It made a lot of customers happy too. As an average Joe, I want my new US$5000 bike to be recognized as top of the line by the first sight to a passer-by. On the other hand, I would love to have some Taiwan parts if I purpose-build my bike. Many parts that I like are made in Taiwan and designed and tested by Westerners. I am a Chinese! Secondly, who want their disk brakes to be Magura when XTR 200mm front disk is being introduced in 2005(TRUTH)!!

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    Good job!

    While cycling you could always wear one of those big gold Rolex Date-Just President watches in order to draw extra attention to your bike. The eyes of the passer-by will be drawn to you wrist from a mile away and have ample time to naturally flow over the elegant lines of your handlebars as you approach. Soon he'll notice that you're indeed riding a 5K bike even though it only appeared to have cheap Taiwanese parts but tested and approved by the white man nevertheless

    Quote Originally Posted by golokeung
    I don't hate made in Taiwan stuff. This is interesting and astonish to see C'dale to spec. top of the line bikes with unbelievably much alternative gear while keeping the same price level. C'dale had their top end bikes specd with almost full Shimano for the last two years. It made a lot of customers happy too. As an average Joe, I want my new US$5000 bike to be recognized as top of the line by the first sight to a passer-by. On the other hand, I would love to have some Taiwan parts if I purpose-build my bike. Many parts that I like are made in Taiwan and designed and tested by Westerners. I am a Chinese! Secondly, who want their disk brakes to be Magura when XTR 200mm front disk is being introduced in 2005(TRUTH)!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by divve
    While cycling you could always wear one of those big gold Rolex Date-Just President watches in order to draw extra attention to your bike. The eyes of the passer-by will be drawn to you wrist from a mile away and have ample time to naturally flow over the elegant lines of your handlebars as you approach. Soon he'll notice that you're indeed riding a 5K bike even though it only appeared to have cheap Taiwanese parts but tested and approved by the white man nevertheless
    I was speaking for some of the cycling population out there. What will you say if you find your Mercedes has parts made in some developing countries? There are differences between quality parts made in USA, France or whatever kind of more civilized countries and something made in Taiwan or so... I must confess that I can't tell sometimes the part is made here in Asia(except Japan) or USA. The fact is, parts made in Taiwan are usually "less perfect". Say, all Taiwanese made stems come with cheap Taiwanese screw with a "T" mark. They rust so fast and make your stem look real bad. Let's not forget they come loose easier than those counterparts come with Thomson or USE. Do you think C'dale should use XTR skewers or Mavic's other than Taiwanese skewers that look cheap and don't secure your wheels as good. You will agree me more if you can get real low prices for those Taiwanese parts here in Hong Kong. Finally, I wear Seiko whenever I ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    they killed it
    I agree, they killed the Jekyll with the component group they placed on it. On one hand they should have let the Jekyll die with dignity and on the other hand, the 05 specs and price give riders on a budget a chance to get a hold of a great American made frame that they can always upgrade.

    However, keeping it around as a low end bike will affect the bikes "trail prestige"- if that really matters to anyone.

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