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    Post your Prophet!

    So I've really done it now. I had been thinking about it for a month, and wasn't sure if I'd really go through with it, but I had my reasons. Thank god for my understanding S.O.

    I had not been wild about the red at first, but every time I saw it in person it looked better. Now I'm really stoked I got it.



    It WAS a 600, but I picked the bike up tonight and hemmed and hawed if I wanted to dig into it tonight. Patience did not win out, so all the good parts off the Jekyll now have a new home.
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    would love to post it.. but it hasn't tuned up yet

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    direktor very nice

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    Building Prophet 1000, now!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by direktor
    So I've really done it now. I had been thinking about it for a month, and wasn't sure if I'd really go through with it, but I had my reasons. Thank god for my understanding S.O.

    I had not been wild about the red at first, but every time I saw it in person it looked better. Now I'm really stoked I got it.



    It WAS a 600, but I picked the bike up tonight and hemmed and hawed if I wanted to dig into it tonight. Patience did not win out, so all the good parts off the Jekyll now have a new home.
    Just got in from Interbike. (I'm supposed to post my photos from there on the forum, just need to process them.) I'm building the bike, Prophet 1000, now. I'll have pics when it is completed. Already replaced shimano chain with SRAM PC-99. Running all my controls on one side is even better with the Avid Juicy 7's. The speed dial can be fitted for either side of the brake mount. Also, have added "a-oooo-ga" horn, can't be too safe.

    We have riding guests the next 6 days, so I want the new ride done before they get here.

    I'm leaving my Jekyll 1000 "as is", with it's PUSH'ed shock, it's quite the nice set-up.

    Rode the Prophet at Interbike. Blown away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.
    Just got in from Interbike. (I'm supposed to post my photos from there on the forum, just need to process them.) I'm building the bike, Prophet 1000, now. I'll have pics when it is completed. Already replaced shimano chain with SRAM PC-99. Running all my controls on one side is even better with the Avid Juicy 7's. The speed dial can be fitted for either side of the brake mount. Also, have added "a-oooo-ga" horn, can't be too safe.

    We have riding guests the next 6 days, so I want the new ride done before they get here.

    I'm leaving my Jekyll 1000 "as is", with it's PUSH'ed shock, it's quite the nice set-up.

    Rode the Prophet at Interbike. Blown away...
    NICE BIKE! The danger red (that's what I call it) does look nicer in person. I saw it in my lbs and thought that it looked great. Plus, that will attract a great deal of attention. If I am not mistaken, you are the first to post a picture of a Prophet that actually has a home. You realize that we expect your feedback and candor about your new ride once you get some miles on it : Congrats!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gungadin
    NICE BIKE! The danger red (that's what I call it) does look nicer in person. I saw it in my lbs and thought that it looked great. Plus, that will attract a great deal of attention.
    I hope not TOO much. I like the low-key-ness of the embossed decals...it appeals to the same part of me that likes my Jekyll in flat black.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gungadin
    If I am not mistaken, you are the first to post a picture of a Prophet that actually has a home. You realize that we expect your feedback and candor about your new ride once you get some miles on it : Congrats!!!
    I realized that while I was working on it last night. "Wait! I'd be the first to post with one on the board if I did!"

    Riding out on the street last night briefly, honestly, it feels like my Jekyll except a tiny bit taller. It's definitely a little lighter with the same parts. The nay-sayers will not realize that this bike is more about refinement, then revolution.

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    Good job! Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by direktor
    I hope not TOO much. I like the low-key-ness of the embossed decals...it appeals to the same part of me that likes my Jekyll in flat black.
    I too love the stealth look of those decals. I haven't seen the galvanized gloss paint and sticker job on my Prophet 2000 but the stickers seem barely noticable too. I hate the colorways of the 2005 Scalpels tough. Now ride that thing, get it dirty!

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    Preload?

    Anybody know how to adjust the preload on the 140 Max? I thought the top cap comes off on all Max's to do this, but they changed the top cap this year. New tool?

    [edit-I talked to Tim at Cannondale, and he emailed me the Tech note on the Lefty 140 Preload. Turns out you need a Hollowtech BB tool to remove the top cap. Beyond that, it's just a threaded adjuster]
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    almost there...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gungadin
    NICE BIKE! The danger red (that's what I call it) does look nicer in person. I saw it in my lbs and thought that it looked great. Plus, that will attract a great deal of attention. If I am not mistaken, you are the first to post a picture of a Prophet that actually has a home. You realize that we expect your feedback and candor about your new ride once you get some miles on it : Congrats!!!
    building between chores. We have guests in riding for the next six days, so the bike has to wait. It will be done, today and ridden this afternoon/evening.

    All that is left is cable hook-up/shift adjust

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    sorry...couldn't resist the joke op.

    nice bikes posted here. the prophet is on my list of dream bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by direktor
    I talked to Tim at Cannondale, and he emailed me the Tech note on the Lefty 140 Preload. Turns out you need a Hollowtech BB tool to remove the top cap. Beyond that, it's just a threaded adjuster
    The tool for the integrated-outboard bearing Hollowtech? I was wondering how do we adjust the preload and by looking at the diagram in the 2005 Cannondale brochure, it doesn't look very accessible. So you just open the top cap with the hollowtech tool and then you can adjust by hand or with an allen key or what? I ask because on my Minute 2 fork with SPV, I had to try many settings before I found the perfect setting so I just hope I don't have to buy and carry 45 tools on my first few rides...

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    Dunno

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    The tool for the integrated-outboard bearing Hollowtech? I was wondering how do we adjust the preload and by looking at the diagram in the 2005 Cannondale brochure, it doesn't look very accessible. So you just open the top cap with the hollowtech tool and then you can adjust by hand or with an allen key or what? I ask because on my Minute 2 fork with SPV, I had to try many settings before I found the perfect setting so I just hope I don't have to buy and carry 45 tools on my first few rides...

    I've never had a a Hollowtech BB, so I don't know rightly. It's just called a Hollowtech BB tool in the PDF:

    Lefty Max 140 Preload Adjustment PDF

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    Thanks for the document. Sure looks complicated as hell for just adjusting the preload...

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    Thanx for the pic's guy's. Now go get em dirty and tell us how the stack up!
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    My Prophet built and ready to go!

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCF&TiPlease
    Thanx for the pic's guy's. Now go get em dirty and tell us how the stack up!
    Got back from Interbike, had a big box waiting for me.

    Just finished, first ride tomorrow morning.

    First pic, new bike Prophet 1000

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    2 levers one hand?

    I've seen front brake levers on the right and rear on the left but both levers on the right? I guess you wouldn't like Shimano Dual-Control levers...

    What size is your bike by the way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    I've seen front brake levers on the right and rear on the left but both levers on the right? I guess you wouldn't like Shimano Dual-Control levers...
    Ya gotta always have one hand on the horn! Must be from Manhatten
    That is kinda trick, what made you try it in the first place?
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    anybody know the MSRP and weight on the 600?? I want one, but I think it's probably out of my price range
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    Nice looking bikes. I may order one of those Prophets. If I do order one I will get the Prophet 1000. The 1000 is loaded with great specs. I like the idea it has Juicy 7 discs and a SRAM drivetrain. That's the one I want. I would get the 2000 but don't like the Shimano XT Dual Controls. The only thing I'd change would be the crank set and a new seatpost and saddle. I like the SRAM triggers alot. The shifting is precise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigguppies92
    anybody know the MSRP and weight on the 600?? I want one, but I think it's probably out of my price range
    $1600 retail for the 600. i'm think about get the 2000 but cost way too much for me. i'm going to call around and see if i can get a good deal on the 2000.

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    special set-up

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCF&TiPlease
    Ya gotta always have one hand on the horn! Must be from Manhatten
    That is kinda trick, what made you try it in the first place?
    I nearly amputated my hand in an accident. 14 surgeries later, it's still there but doesn't do much.

    I run all controls on the right and velcro my hand to the left. (velcro glued to grip and glove.)

    I had to cut off some of the paddle length on the shifters to make it all fit, as well as reduce the length of the grip.

    I wouldn't be able to use the Shimano "combos" as well as the Marta brakes (can't flip them) so it was the 1000 for me.

    I immediately replaced the chain with SRAM PC-99. I'll give the big handlebar a try, but, if it hurts, off it comes, on goes carbon.

    Horn is for cattle, it's open range out here.

    First ride in a couple hours. Too cold (50 degrees) right now!!!
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    CJ, where did you buy the bell? what brand is it?

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    It's a Hoota!!!!

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    CJ, where did you buy the bell? what brand is it?
    It goes "a-ooo-ga"

    It was in the schwag bag for Dirt Demo at Interbike.
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    Well, it's dirty now.

    But I'm too tired to write about it at the moment. So as not to keep you guys hanging, my subjective opinion is that it's better than my Jekyll.

    I'll edit this post soon...

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    Ok, so I'm fed and a little rested finally. I had been off the bike more or less for a couple weeks, so today's ride was the first real ride in a while.

    I'm not too sure what to say about the bike. To my relatively inexperienced biking self, it feels like a lighter, slightly taller Jekyll. With more travel, of course, but I really didn't use much of it today.

    The Radium R feels good. My first full suspension was the preceding Jekyll, an '02 with a Float R. I'm a big guy, and I had a lot of problems with it pogoing around after short techy climbs. I never realized this until I had been riding longer, but after a while it became a pain. A month ago I sent the Float to PUSH, and it wasn't until after that that I realized how a shock is supposed to work. Suffice to say that the Radium feels almost as good as the PUSHed float.

    There were two nice realizations today on the new bike...I can get behind the seat much easier on the Prophet than my Jekyll. Don't know why, and it doesn't make sense, but I was taking on some things today that I wouldn't have otherwise, just because I could get my weight MUCH farther back easily on the Prophet.

    Also, for the first time I was able to stand on a tricky uphill section and not have the bike bob so badly under me that it would mess me up (that's been a big thing for me, being overweight and all). The bike stayed much more in place under me without undo squishing around.

    Obviously I'm stoked for these victories on the new bike, but I'm not sure how much is the bike and how much of it is psychology/inflated gusto. I should be getting the proper spring for the Max next week, so things should be getting even better.

    Lates,
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    Rebound Control on Lefty TPC (Prophet 1000)

    Got my Prophet 1000 on Saturday (10/9/2004)
    Apparently the rebound control works differently on the new Lefty fork. If the rebound is completely closed it seems to have little affect on the fork when you simply push down on it. I'm hearing it will react to velocity of the hit nearer the bottom of the travel.
    I was thinking it didn't work, however I tested another fork at the LBS and responded the same way. Anybody have the scoop on the rebound control? (This is the fork on the 1000, the 600 has a different fork that behaves as expected.)

    I took the bike out on Green Mt here in Washington twice this weekend. I normally ride a Blur set up with CrossMax SL's and Michelin XL s USTs.

    Negative points first
    Weight penality of the wheels, both wheels, 819, 2.35 highrollers, hubs and cassette weigh 10.5 pounds. Add this to a 20 pound bike and you have 30.5 pounds to pedal uphill. However traction will not be your problem. Can't find a comfortable or efficient position to pedal out of the saddle.
    Positive points. No bob during pedaling on or off the seat. Juicy 7s allow on the fly adjustment to equally set the distance on both brakes. 13.7 inches of BB clearence no hammering the bottoms of the cranks off rocks. The bike just styles with most of its tubes either flaring in or out. I think the seat tube is the only round tube on the bike. A perfect example of this is where the top tube meets the midpoint of the downtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHL
    Can't find a comfortable or efficient position to pedal out the saddle.
    What do you mean by that?

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    does anyone know if the front lefty hub and rear hub use IS bolt pattern or the shimano lockring for the rotors? also does anyone know how heavy are those maxxis highroller 2.3, seems like 10.5 lb for both set of wheel is very heavy??thanks

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    2.35 Hi-Rollers UST are 740 grams according to Maxxis. I doubt the wheels are 10.5 lbs, these are not CrossMax SL but are no DH wheels either.

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    Forgot... the hubs are the standard 6-bolt pattern.

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    thanks, i guess the advantage of using the shimano lockring rotor system is paying more $$. thanks for all the great pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    2.35 Hi-Rollers UST are 740 grams according to Maxxis. I doubt the wheels are 10.5 lbs, these are not CrossMax SL but are no DH wheels either.
    Gentlemen,

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the 1000 model weighs 30.5 pounds. However I can strap on my 517s, Hugi 240 rear hub, Kenda Karmas (running Stans Tubeless), 15/14 spokes and I have a 27 pound bike for "XC" type rides.

    I'm not sure on that 740 gram quote. I took the front tire off the rim and compared it to a Michelin XL s UST 2.1 (730 grams) and the High Roller was significantly heavier. I guessing 850+. I used an accurate scale to weigh the Prophet. 20lbs without the wheels; and 30.5 with, you do the math. As I stated earlier the wheels were measured with the cassette, brake rotors and rear skewer installed.

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    Hello , the wieght of a prophet 1000 here over in Belgium = 12.55 kg .
    So can there be a diverance between the Us and Europe bikes ?
    I hope to order a 1000 too at the end of the year .
    I still ride the old super v 1995 and a Chase 2

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    there is a big difference on the spec:
    US
    avid juicy7
    32 spoke
    DT champion
    Maxxis High Roller UST, 2.35"
    Shimano PD-M520 pedal
    Europe
    Magura Louise
    24 spoke
    DT compitetion
    Hutchinson Bulldog Light UST 2.3 front2.1 rear
    no pedal
    there are more but i don't have the time to list it all out. i don't know if all the difference will make the US prophet 1000 gain 3lb. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHL
    I'm not sure on that 740 gram quote. I took the front tire off the rim and compared it to a Michelin XL s UST 2.1 (730 grams) and the High Roller was significantly heavier. I guessing 850+.
    Well as I said, the 740 gram is according to the Maxxis website so it would be very surprising if it were accurate... On a very positive note, swapping tires is very easy and comparing with the euro-spec Prophet, those new Hutchinson Bulldog Light UST seem like a good choice. I'm just wondering when will they be available.

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    If you take the tires weighing in at 740gms each and take a wild guess that that wheelset weighs around 2000 gms that makes for 3480 gms without tubes. That is is almost 8 lbs right there.

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    Smile Galvanized paint job

    Just found a pic to show the finish of the Prophet 2000, very nice! can't wait to get mine...


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    Whats this look?

    Left out in the back garden for the duration of 10 harsh winters.

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    Whats this look?

    Left out in the back garden for the duration of 10 harsh winters.
    Nope, it's called "Let's piss off those people who liked all those ghey fluorescent-fade paint jobs in the 90's"

    Klein, really, you contribute zero here. It's not about whether or not you bait people, or whether or not you're a troll, or whatever. It just comes down to how much you contribute to this community and conversation; and your value as such here is zero. You post only to amuse yourself, and that's selfish.

    Please consider this before posting the next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by direktor
    Nope, it's called "Let's piss off those people who liked all those ghey fluorescent-fade paint jobs in the 90's"

    Klein, really, you contribute zero here. It's not about whether or not you bait people, or whether or not you're a troll, or whatever. It just comes down to how much you contribute to this community and conversation; and your value as such here is zero. You post only to amuse yourself, and that's selfish.

    Please consider this before posting the next time.
    Agreed!

    Klein I'll make you a deal, go back to your Yeti board and I'll send you some bushings for your new ride, cause you're gonna need 'em

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    Am sorry but that paint job is just sick. Its like a mouldy bronze statue look. Just needs some pidgeon stains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KleinAttitude
    Am sorry but that paint job is just sick. Its like a mouldy bronze statue look. Just needs some pidgeon stains.
    No, it needs some mud. What? You don't know what mud is? That's right, I forgot you ride your Trek on sidewalks only.

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    As a new user here, and the owner of both Klein and Cannondale bikes, i find this 'kleinattitude' guy a real disgrace on the forums to my old mostly '96 KA.

    Please stop posting your drivel. It's bringing down the good name of the Klein Attitude lineup.
    Also if you're going to be hating on a company, at least be well informed and focused about your attacks as well. Showing some smarts goes a long way. Really.

    In either case, the finish on the metal with those ghosted decals is really quite impressive and convincing. I had to do a doubletake and wonder if the characters were really punched into the thin walled tubing (of course they weren't ).

    Despite the fact i am not terribly thrilled about decals in general, i like how these were executed. Of course being a NYC resident i guess there is bias towards very minimalist graphics on bikes anyhow... as a good number of rides i see on a daily basis are either monochromatic or taped over to some extent.

    Cheers!

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    Lets not get in a row here.

    But that thing looks like it was dug up from when the Prophets where in their teens.

    Had to look hard at how they done it lol.

    Errr did u really ever own a Klein you cant spot a decent paintjob if it hit u square in the face.

    The end. KA dosnt need to argue this one.

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    dude, in the, ohhh, 30 minutes i've spent browsing this board, i've had two realizations. the first was, "whoa, these guys seem to know their stuff with the C'dales, i should read up and hang out more."

    and the second realization was, "damn, KA is an f'ing TROLL..." i mean really, someone should have sicced the ban hamster on you by now, jeez.

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    Don't slice up the troll too bad....

    boy still owes me money.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Well as I said, the 740 gram is according to the Maxxis website so it would be very surprising if it were accurate... On a very positive note, swapping tires is very easy and comparing with the euro-spec Prophet, those new Hutchinson Bulldog Light UST seem like a good choice. I'm just wondering when will they be available.

    I did the very thing last night, swapped out the spongy (42 duro) high rollers for Michelin 2.1s (XL s), bike is noticeably lighter and has a whole lot less rolling resistance.

    I'm not putting the Maxxis tires down, they have their purpose, for every day riding, there is a balance between traction, rotational weight, and rolling resistance.

    Otherwise, we'd all be using 2.7's on our XC bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Just found a pic to show the finish of the Prophet 2000, very nice! can't wait to get mine...

    WOW!! That is one AWESOME paint job or is it raw aluminum?
    Possible to post a pic of the whole bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmachalek
    WOW!! That is one AWESOME paint job or is it raw aluminum?
    Possible to post a pic of the whole bike?
    Cheers!
    That picture is from cyclingnews.com, I haven't got my bike yet and the Cannondale pictures don't show it well.

    I don't know if it's completely paint or if it's a raw frame with that effect over it in the clearcoat or what. And the embossed logos are under the clearcoat? Under the paint? I'll see when I get it. I found other pictures in the meantime, it looks like it's frozen on the last picture...
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    Dont care much for the saddle though. That would be the first thing that would have to come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmachalek
    WOW!! That is one AWESOME paint job or is it raw aluminum?
    Apparently, and I quote NSMB again, Cannondale uses special beads to get a really unique finish on the bare frame, then clear-coats it, applies the decaling, and finally, throws on another clear coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Apparently, and I quote NSMB again, Cannondale uses special beads to get a really unique finish on the bare frame, then clear-coats it, applies the decaling, and finally, throws on another clear coat.
    Its weird isnt it. Its looks like its been left out in rain and then frozen. Kind of Icy effect .

    Its look good. Better than the rust looking one.

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    It's supposedly much more beautiful when you see it for real than on a photo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Apparently, and I quote NSMB again, Cannondale uses special beads to get a really unique finish on the bare frame, then clear-coats it, applies the decaling, and finally, throws on another clear coat.


    Geez.....You're going to be one happy chappi!!
    The beauty of the raw finish is that no matter how hard you beat it? cosmetical damage wont show up like it does on my mate's mocha brown 1000...
    I have pretty much seen all of the other color prophets @ my lbs but not the raw finish....
    How long till the baby's delivered?
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    If I believe the boss at my LBS, not until november or maybe even december. Maybe it takes a while to do that paint job, I don't know. The other models should be here sooner. Altough I can't wait to get it, the season is going to be over soon around here and my knee is killing me right now (yes from a bike crash) so it's not so bad if I don't get it right now. I still ride but I should rest my knee before snowboard season starts.

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    It's a special burninshing process that requires the frames to be shipped to a vendor and shipped back. That is why it is taking longer. It basically creates a rough but uniform finish over the whole frame. The decals are then applied right to the frame and given a nice super gloss clearcoat to create a "gloss embossed" look. The finish is unreal. Probably the best and most unique "polished" finish out there right now.

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    The decals are actually in between two different clearcoats. I didn't know much about the paint when I ordered it, I thought it was just a silver paint whit a different shade for the decals... Now I can't wait to see it for real.
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    Yeah it is awesome. But there still is only one layer of clear on it and that is over the decals. Trust me on that one....I know

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    Well that's fine with me...
    You seem to know... things... Are you doing the clearcoating job yourself? If so, hurry up!

    While talking about clearcoats, anybody knows if the warning sticker ( the "Riding a bike bbla bla bla you could die bla bla bla" sticker close to the BB) is under or above the clearcoat? I'd like to take it off if possible. If it's above, will peeling it off damage the clearcoat? Anybody did this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Well that's fine with me...
    You seem to know... things... Are you doing the clearcoating job yourself? If so, hurry up!

    While talking about clearcoats, anybody knows if the warning sticker ( the "Riding a bike bbla bla bla you could die bla bla bla" sticker close to the BB) is under or above the clearcoat? I'd like to take it off if possible. If it's above, will peeling it off damage the clearcoat? Anybody did this?
    On mine, it's below the clearcoat. Boooooo.

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    warning decals are under the clearcoat on all bicycles....I think removing it voids warranty as well. It's ugly but the lawyers say it needs to be there

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    ... and if we just ... Prophet is SICK

    i just got me a cannondale prophet 600 its my first full susser and im loving it no problems at all so far other than chain suck but thats just because ive been gettin down and dirty with that thing going through lots of mud and cant seem to find the right type of lube.. got any ideas guys anyway the Radium R sucks up anything and everything you can dish out to it. ive done a couple nice sized drops (between 2 and 4 feet) and i havent had any problems with bottoming out i love this bike before i had a Trek 920 hardtail and drops on that hurt and it was way too small i got a Large prophet and its perfect now all i need is some nice clipless shoes and im set ill post a pic once i get one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    If I believe the boss at my LBS, not until november or maybe even december. Maybe it takes a while to do that paint job, I don't know. The other models should be here sooner. Altough I can't wait to get it, the season is going to be over soon around here and my knee is killing me right now (yes from a bike crash) so it's not so bad if I don't get it right now. I still ride but I should rest my knee before snowboard season starts.
    Now I don't know what to believe, Cannondale Australia have been stuffing me around for over a month now. I ordered a 2000 2 months ago and was told to expect it around the 18th of September, since then every 2 weeks they tell me sorry it's going to be another 2 weeks. The latest reason is their blaming Shimano for not being able to supply gear so I said I'll upgrade to a 4000 and then they said oh that will probably be just as long (doh it has S-RAM).

    I'm not impatient I just wish they could tell the truth from the start. I wouldn't have sold my current bike a month ago if they were straight with me in the first place.

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    Worth the wait.

    Quote Originally Posted by obsessivecompulsivemtb
    Now I don't know what to believe, Cannondale Australia have been stuffing me around for over a month now. I ordered a 2000 2 months ago and was told to expect it around the 18th of September, since then every 2 weeks they tell me sorry it's going to be another 2 weeks. The latest reason is their blaming Shimano for not being able to supply gear so I said I'll upgrade to a 4000 and then they said oh that will probably be just as long (doh it has S-RAM).

    I'm not impatient I just wish they could tell the truth from the start. I wouldn't have sold my current bike a month ago if they were straight with me in the first place.
    Shimano is having problems with their supplylines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    Shimano is having problems with their supplylines.
    And the readon for the delay on the 4000????

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    those bikes are so awesome

    the prophet looks like its an amazing bike. i cant wait to get one. i am looking at the 600 but i want to test ride one first. one question, do many lbs switch frames and components. im not really happy with the colors of the 600. i really like the matte brown on the 1000 but i dont have that much cash. if not, i still really want one, and the color isnt as important as how it rides.

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    Hello

    I'm french and passionned of vtt.
    Sorry if my english is broken.
    Here my prophet's Bike in photo.


    I find yours bikes very beautifull

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    Superbe velo Twooper! C'est un Large?
    How do you like the Hutchinson Bulldog?
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    just test ride a prophet. my prophet came with mix of XTR and sram part and the regular alu. lefty max. the cannondale rep said everything is ready except the carbon lefty that is why anyone who brought a 2000 or higher have to wait till late nov. or early dec. the ride is amazing, and it didn't bob much. but seem like the lefty max bobs alot when i get out of the saddle, maybe it wasn't set up right??? but after this test ride, i'm sold on the prophet. if anyone live around so. cal, you should go to the 24 hr of LA which is at Bonneli Park in San Dimas, they have cannondale demo day. or Incycle have a demo day in the claremont wildness park on the nov. 13.

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    Got my 20th ride in for October today, 15th on the Prophet 1000 since I got it earlier in the month. I'd been riding a Blur for most of the rest of the year, so moving to the Prophet was a change. Initially, the additional weight of the bike and the 2.3 tires took some getting use to. However, now the bikes performance is starting to just blow me away. The bike really climbs well both on and off the seat and virtually does NOT bob. I can take lines going both up and down (the only choices on Green Mountain) that previously did not seem like an option. The bike allows me descend at a faster speed without feeling like I'm on the edge.
    Bottom line, if allowed to keep only one bike I'd take the Cannondale.

    At 160 pounds this is my setup for the suspension (large spring installed in lefty).
    50 PSI in front SPV, no reduced volumn adjustment on SPV
    rebound from 3/4 a turn from fully close to 1.5 turns (adjusting on the fly).
    Internally, I have two turns on the sag adjustment on the spring.

    Springer 3-Way 60 PSI in the SPV, 120 in the main chamber, 8 clicks from closed on rebound.

    Chasing 200 days of riding this year, #177 today. Time to break out the lights and warmer clothes. October was a good month in western Washington this year with only 6 inches of rain (we had 15.7 inches last October). Two beautiful sunny days this weekend with temperatures around 50 degrees.

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    "no reduced volumn adjustment on SPV "
    what do you mean by that? Is that for the linear or progressive adjustment?

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    Yes he does, the progressivness is adjusted by varying the SPV chamber Volume.

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    [QUOTE=yiucycle if anyone live around so. cal, you should go to the 24 hr of LA which is at Bonneli Park in San Dimas, they have cannondale demo day. or Incycle have a demo day in the claremont wildness park on the nov. 13.[/QUOTE]
    Do you have any more info on these? Cannondale doesen't have any on it's site, and neither does Incycle.
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    you should give incycle a call about that as i don't know which part of Marshall Canyon or claremont trail they are setting up. if i find out any more info, i will post it up.
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    Nice finish on this Prophet

    I've already posted my Prophet in an earlier post however I ran across this one on the WEB.

    Our LBS had a frame this "color" I believe it is referred to as "raw". It really is an attractive finish. I think it is just clear coat over decals.

    http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/showph...ort/8/cat/4753

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    i was test riding this color, raw w/ black tinted clear. it looks really nice. i having seen the Galvanized one yet(only picture) but as of now, i'm leaning toward the black tinted clearcoat color. i just need couple hundreds dollar bills, then i can order the prophet. also my team is deciding if we want to get cannondale or yeti (they want yeti ) as our sponsor, do anyone know if they give out prodeal on the the prophet too or only their racing bike(scalpel and gemini)??

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    Pro-deal anything.

    Cannondale will sell any of the frames/bikes that your team decides on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Superbe velo Twooper! C'est un Large?
    How do you like the Hutchinson Bulldog?

    I had a problem with my connection and I could not answer your questions quickly.I answered on the forum of Gemini.In what relates to tires HUTCHINSON BullDog, I think that it is too early to form an opinion.

    L for broad exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHL
    I've already posted my Prophet in an earlier post however I ran across this one on the WEB.

    Our LBS had a frame this "color" I believe it is referred to as "raw". It really is an attractive finish. I think it is just clear coat over decals.

    http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/showph...ort/8/cat/4753
    Can't find a comfortable or efficient position to pedal out of the saddle.
    I agree with you. To improve the position on the bicycle, I changed the stem (90 20°) and the seat post of saddle THOMSON 10° of slope.

    I had problems with the SPV of the fork and the shock absorber. There was no pressure of air in the rooms.

    Paintings of the bicycles are originals. The image on the top of the framework represents a prophet.

    I had seen already the photographs, the bicycles are superb.


    You can see my Prophet 1000 on my personal site.

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    water bottle mounts

    Just been checking out the link to twoopers personal site and noticed a photo with what appeared to be a water bottle mount, I want to purchase a prophet 1000 for epic ride and 12/24 hr races and a water bottle mount is a must.
    The reason i ask is that i read a review on a web site that stated that the prophet has no bottle mounts due to a last minute change to the shock link design.[COLOR=DarkOrange]

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    Quote Originally Posted by fossyy
    Just been checking out the link to twoopers personal site and noticed a photo with what appeared to be a water bottle mount, I want to purchase a prophet 1000 for epic ride and 12/24 hr races and a water bottle mount is a must.
    The reason i ask is that i read a review on a web site that stated that the prophet has no bottle mounts due to a last minute change to the shock link design.[COLOR=DarkOrange]
    I have a mount, but it's on the front of the downtube all the way down by the BB. I had to get a seatpost bottle mount so my battery wouldn't get mucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.J.
    Just got in from Interbike. (I'm supposed to post my photos from there on the forum, just need to process them.) I'm building the bike, Prophet 1000, now. I'll have pics when it is completed. Already replaced shimano chain with SRAM PC-99. Running all my controls on one side is even better with the Avid Juicy 7's. The speed dial can be fitted for either side of the brake mount. Also, have added "a-oooo-ga" horn, can't be too safe.

    We have riding guests the next 6 days, so I want the new ride done before they get here.

    I'm leaving my Jekyll 1000 "as is", with it's PUSH'ed shock, it's quite the nice set-up.

    Rode the Prophet at Interbike. Blown away...
    Cannondale has to be loving that shot (ride bike against the rocks at top of page) Nice pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twooper
    I agree with you. To improve the position on the bicycle, I changed the stem (90 20°) and the seat post of saddle THOMSON 10° of slope.

    I had problems with the SPV of the fork and the shock absorber. There was no pressure of air in the rooms.

    Paintings of the bicycles are originals. The image on the top of the framework represents a prophet.

    I had seen already the photographs, the bicycles are superb.


    You can see my Prophet 1000 on my personal site.

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    Dangers of first impressions. I climb quite comfortably off the seat with the Prophet now. I believe I was just having trouble getting use to the High Roller 2.35 tires. I've since replaced them with lighter Hutchinson Spider 2.3's. Nothing against the Maxxis tires. I just think they may be more than the bike needs for trail riding and are better suited to DH uses. I just didn't give the Maxxis tires much of a chance, so I don't want to say anything negative about them. They sure are flashy tires and will dress up any bike.
    Also, riding a Blur and changing to a Prophet is a big difference. The Prophet was going to be my "winter" bike, however it's now my favorite ride and is like "cheating" going both up and down hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fossyy
    Just been checking out the link to twoopers personal site and noticed a photo with what appeared to be a water bottle mount, I want to purchase a prophet 1000 for epic ride and 12/24 hr races and a water bottle mount is a must.
    The reason i ask is that i read a review on a web site that stated that the prophet has no bottle mounts due to a last minute change to the shock link design.[COLOR=DarkOrange]
    I does not understand what you want to say. Can you tell me the photograph or is this water bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twooper
    I does not understand what you want to say. Can you tell me the photograph or is this water bottle.

    Yeah twooper in your galerie your first photo is of the bike upside down around the bb area it shows 2 screws for a water bottle mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHL
    Dangers of first impressions. I climb quite comfortably off the seat with the Prophet now. I believe I was just having trouble getting use to the High Roller 2.35 tires. I've since replaced them with lighter Hutchinson Spider 2.3's. Nothing against the Maxxis tires. I just think they may be more than the bike needs for trail riding and are better suited to DH uses. I just didn't give the Maxxis tires much of a chance, so I don't want to say anything negative about them. They sure are flashy tires and will dress up any bike.
    Also, riding a Blur and changing to a Prophet is a big difference. The Prophet was going to be my "winter" bike, however it's now my favorite ride and is like "cheating" going both up and down hill.

    I have the attention of changing my tires but for SCHWALBE JIMMY UST. I think SPIDER's do not have enough of an hangs laterals.

    Good ride with your bicycle through the mountain. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

    How do you find the behaviour of fork LEFTY on the small shocks ?

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    But how do you like the stock Hutchinson Bulldogs? I was thinking about them for my Prophet but after looking at your pictures, seems the knobs dont go very far down the sides. Do they corner well or does this stops you from leaning the big in fast corners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fossyy
    Yeah twooper in your galerie your first photo is of the bike upside down around the bb area it shows 2 screws for a water bottle mount.
    Exactly, I had not understood the question. I have two screws under the framework to put a carry-can but I find that it is badly positioned. I prefer use of a bag of water like Camelbak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    But how do you like the stock Hutchinson Bulldogs? I was thinking about them for my Prophet but after looking at your pictures, seems the knobs dont go very far down the sides. Do they corner well or does this stops you from leaning the big in fast corners?

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    Comment trouves tu les pneus Hutchinson Bulldog? Je pensais les mettre sur mon Prophet (les pneus standards des Prophets nord-am鲩cains sont les Maxxis High-Roller 2.35 UST) mais en voyant les images de ton v鬯, je trouve que les crampons ne vont pas trè³*loin sur les cí²’í¹*des pneus, est-ce que ç¡*limite l'angle (et donc l'accroche) qu'on peut pencher le v鬯 dans les virages?
    Effectivement j'ai constaté que ce pneu n'avait pas une bonne accroche. J'ai dérapé plusieurs fois du pneu avant.

    Indeed I noted that this tire has not a good hangs. I slipped several times of the front wheel.

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    New question here. What is this?

    Twooper, I took a picture from your site to ask the fallowing question:

    What is that hole just above the BB area of the Prophets? I know it's not Twooper using the bike as a shotgun target because I've seen that on other pictures...
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    Floater?

    I have something similar on my Gemini frame, be it smaller in diamiter.

    I think it may be a mount for a floating brake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Twooper, I took a picture from your site to ask the fallowing question:

    What is that hole just above the BB area of the Prophets? I know it's not Twooper using the bike as a shotgun target because I've seen that on other pictures...
    It is a hole which gives access to the fastening screw of the rear derailleur ( SHIMANO XT TYPE E)


    I never put myself the question.Good observation

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    you mean front derailleur not rear, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yiucycle
    you mean front derailleur not rear, right?

    Not the derailleur rear but the derailleur front obviously. Thanks to rectify my mistake.


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    And the Prophet in action, your first impressions

    What do you think of the behavior of the bicycle? The first quality of this bicycle is its stability in the descents. Many French magazines say that Prophet is not very handy. What do you think about it?

    Always in the articles of French press, the testers consider Prophet as good in rise as in descent.

    As a whole all the French magazines have a good opinion of Prophet.

    His lack of originality is reproached ( Gemini )

    The prices of the bicycles are expensive but do not stop the passionate like me.


    The Prophet 1000 is sold in France 3450 euros.

    How many in USA ?

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    3450 euro is like 4450 us. i remember 1000 is around 1800 us so it is really expense in france. wow, luck i don't live outside of US. i don't think i can afford the overprice cannondale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twooper
    I have the attention of changing my tires but for SCHWALBE JIMMY UST. I think SPIDER's do not have enough of an hangs laterals.

    Good ride with your bicycle through the mountain. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

    How do you find the behaviour of fork LEFTY on the small shocks ?

    @+
    I have 50 PSI in the SPV for the Lefty using a large spring. I weight 160 lbs. The setup manual listed 60 PSI for my weight but a medium spring.

    Small bumps can be softened by opening the the rebound about 1 and a quarter turns from fully closed. Normally, I have the rebound set at about 3/4 of a turn from fully closed, which is the recommended default setting. The ride is quite good regardless of front and rear SPV suspension. I'd take a little more of a harsh ride over a pogo stick any day.

    The Hutchinson Spider 2.3's tires are high volume. I have 30 PSI is the front which helps soften the ride over small hits.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by yiucycle
    3450 euro is like 4450 us. i remember 1000 is around 1800 us so it is really expense in france. wow, luck i don't live outside of US. i don't think i can afford the overprice cannondale.
    Alas! All the American products are very expensive. We pay the full price but it is also true for the spare parts, the equipment. The cycle shops take large margins and make large benefit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHL
    I have 50 PSI in the SPV for the Lefty using a large spring. I weight 160 lbs. The setup manual listed 60 PSI for my weight but a medium spring.

    Small bumps can be softened by opening the the rebound about 1 and a quarter turns from fully closed. Normally, I have the rebound set at about 3/4 of a turn from fully closed, which is the recommended default setting. The ride is quite good regardless of front and rear SPV suspension. I'd take a little more of a harsh ride over a pogo stick any day.

    The Hutchinson Spider 2.3's tires are high volume. I have 30 PSI is the front which helps soften the ride over small hits.

    Mark
    I adjust my SPV with 50 psi and I weigh 156 lbs. I do not have to think of adjusting the rebound.

    The Hutchinson BullDog 2.3' s tire are high volume too. I have 40 PSI is the front.(environ 2.8 bars)

    I must adapt the adjustments according to my practice.I must roll with my bike with a pump high pressure and adjust the pressures to find the good compromise.

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    Current Prophet Set-up

    I'm running Conti's, Diesel UST (high volume) up front, Vertical UST rear. (See related UST post here http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...690#post492690 )

    Just put on Crank Brothers Mallet M pedals.

    Bontrager 31.8 riser carbon handlebar is on the way, (thanks KB!), along with custom, hand built Crank Brothers Candy Ti (thanks Tammy!)

    Here's a picture
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    WOW Arizona!

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