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    Rush 5 '07 vs. Prophet 4 '08

    Im a super newbie with a couple of questions.
    My biggest problem is not knowing what type of riding I want to do.

    What kind of terrain is typical of a cross country ride?
    I donít think I would be doing any jumps over 3-4ft but living in the mountains I have the opportunity to once I grow a pair. Ive had a chance to test ride both of them a few times and Im finding that the rush handles better and feels more comfortable to me.

    How do the components compare between the two bikes?
    What would be a better buy for me? I donít want to break the rush.
    Can I use the rush an AM or is it built more for XC?
    Just getting into it what would you guys choose?

    rush 5 07= 1199.99
    prophet 4 08 = 1299.99
    Thanks for your help

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    I have a prophet 4 and I absolutely love it.

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    Go for the prophet... if you can, I'd recomend that you go for a prophet 3, it would feel better (because of the 1/2 inch more in the fork) but between those two-definatley go for the prophet.

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    here are the specs:

    Rush 5


    Frame Rush, 110 mm
    Fork Lefty Speed Bonded DLR2, 110 mm
    Rear Shock FOX Float R
    Rims Mavic XM117 Disc, 32 hole
    Hubs Cannondale Lefty front, Shimano M475 rear
    Spokes Mach1
    Tires CST Caballero, 26 x 2.1"
    Pedals Wellgo Clipless
    Crank FSA Alpha Drive, 22/32/44
    Chain SRAM 9-speed
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-950, 11-34
    Bottom Bracket TruVatiV ISIS GigaPipe SL
    Front Derailleur Shimano LX
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7
    Shifters SRAM X-7 Trigger
    Handlebars FSA XC-281AOS, 25 mm rise
    Stem Cannondale XC3 HeadShok, 31.8 mm
    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
    Brakeset Avid Juicy 7 w/160mm rotors
    Brakelevers Avid Juicy 7
    Saddle Cannondale X-Country
    Seat Post Cannondale Alloy
    Colors Lightning White (gloss) (WHT), Charcoal Grey w/Jet Black (gloss) (GRY).

    Sizes S, M, L, X
    Extras Cannondale V-Tech Grip




    Prophet 4


    Frame Prophet, 140 mm

    Fork RockShox Tora 302 Solo Air 130mm

    Rear Shock Manitou Radium RL

    Rims WTB Speed Disc XC, 32 hole

    Hubs Shimano M475

    Spokes DT Champion

    Tires Maxxis ,RIDGELINE, 26X2.1"

    Pedals Wellgo alloy cage w/ clip and strap

    Crank Shimano FC-M4428, 22/32/44

    Chain Shimano 9-speed

    Rear Cogs Shimano HG50 11-32

    Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-ES25 Octalink

    Front Derailleur Shimano LX

    Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7

    Shifters Sram X-5 Trigger

    Handlebars Cannondale C3, 20 mm rise

    Stem Cannondale XC3 HeadShok, 31.8 mm

    Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si

    Brakeset Shimano BR-M485 160/160mm

    Brakelevers Shimano BR-M485

    Saddle Cannondale X-Country

    Seat Post Cannondale Alloy

    Sizes S, M, L, X

    Extras Cannondale Morse Grip

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    I'll put in a vote for the Rush for several reasons:

    1. Lefty
    2. You said you were more comfortable on it.
    3. I ride my Rush as an "AM" bike. What I mean is I'll drop 5' without a second thought. I'm about 175 with gear , if you come in closer to 200 you might want that extra travel.

    If you like the Rush better, you might also want to consider the Rize. It comes in slightly more expensive I think, but it will handle a bit better than the Prophet (supposedly).

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    Squads, I agree with You about the Rush, I had it, now I got myself a Rize, and I would suggest neskifstad to look at the RIze. Before i got rush I tested Rush and Prophet, but Rush felt better. Now I have a Rize and feels a bit slower uphill, but downhill is a blast. First time on Rize I managed to get down this rocky trail without stping, something I didn't manage with my Rush in 2 years... My vote for Rize (even if it's not an option..maybe it should be).

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    Quote Originally Posted by squads
    I ride my Rush as an "AM" bike. What I mean is I'll drop 5' without a second thought.
    5' to flat, or a 5' step down? That's the biggest drop I've ever heard of being done on a rush.

    Also, you should test ride a prophet with the proper size fork, it'll feel much better.

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