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    Prophet 3000 SL image

    Just arrived last night. Very lite, very fast and stiff bike. I have Prophet 600 as well with which I am very hapy as working horse.
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    Nice, is the geometry the same as the regular Prophets? Also, is the fork a new model or a Speed DLR2 or a Max? There is no mention of the bikes on Cannondale's web site.

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    check here info

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    It looks to be more of an XC bike than a true trail/free ride bike.


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    First impresion

    Frame is the same sa Prophet,but fork is shorter and BB height is lower for cca. 2 cm.
    Bike is extremly responsive an kind of full of fast transfer energy suspension. Comparing to my Prophet 600 is more gentle. Fork is stiffer than lefty max 140.

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    I was also considering this bike, but I have already a scalpel 3000, wich is bloody fast. I really want a more trialbike, so I have orded a prophet 4000

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    The Prophet SL is pitched at the rider looking for a Marathon race bike that can also be used for trail riding but without the weight of a Prophet.
    The 120mm travel front nad back is non adjustable but the geometry still is.

    This is the bike that everyone has been refering to as the "Darwin" (which does not exist)
    Cannondale are working on a New Scalpel but apparently it is for the 2007 model year. 2006 MOdel year Scalpel's may get some Carnon treatment but this is not confirmed yet.

    Interesting though, at the recent Cape Epic MTB Stage race, I had a chat with Christoph Sauser of the Siemens Mobile Maxxis Cannondale MTB team and his bike is completley custom built. Different headangle, top tube length and it weighs a sliver over 10kg.
    They brought this bike because for a long stage race they wanted reliability and comfort. The std Carbon race bike weight just over 9kg!!!

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    what is the difference in weight between between de Prophet 3000Sl and the Prophet 4000?. Seems to me that isn't a big difference??

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    The Weight difference between the Prophet 3000SL and the Prophet 4000 is about 800gr.
    But I don't think the Prophet 4000 will be available for much longer.

    A Prophet 4000 can weigh as little as 25lbs or just under 12kg but this is with a XC set up.
    I think future prophets will feature tougher components like Shimano HOne and Saint while the SL range will feature the XC/ All mountain type setups.
    this is where the weight differences will come in. and will be bigger than it is currently.

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    Bike (German magazine) have tested both Prophet 4000 (European) and Prophet 3000SL.

    Weight (without pedals): Prophet 4000 11,6kg, Prophet 3000SL 11,5kg.

    3000SL have a Lefty Max with reduced travel (120mm) and Fox RP3 shock.

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    yues i know that.
    what I am refering to is the 2006 model year.
    Prophet SL is essentially a mid year upgrade.
    For 2006 my understanding of the Prophet range from the suppliers is that the Prophet SL will be the Enduro/Marathon/light FR bikes and effectively take over from the Jekyll completely.
    For the 2006 model yr, the Prophet will be pitched more as Light free ride bike and be fitted with larger disc rotors, a longer travel fork and rear shocks, equipment like Shimano Hone and Saint with some Sprinklings of XT and XTR thrown in, heavier wheels etc to suit the Light FR image.
    The Prophet will also have a heavier frame, while currently they may actually be sharing the same frame but just badge differently.

    What the FS range should look like for 2006 is:

    Scalpel : XC Race / Marathon race bike
    Prophet SL : All Mountain/ Enduro/ Marathon bike for less enthusiatic riders
    Prophet : FR / Black Diamond Longer travel, more robust spec than SL Version
    Gemini : Covering FR and DH depending on spec.

    Currently is looks like this:

    Scalpel : XC RAce / Marathon
    Prophet / Jekyl: All Mountian /EnduroMarathon/FRLight
    Gemini : FR and DH

    What you're seeing with the Prophet 4000 and 3000SL test is an overlap where essentially two similar bikes were pitched against each other. Perhap Cannondale Europe laucnhed the SL too soon which is leading to confusion.

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    Idea! Take a look at this ultralight Custom Prophet

    For more ...http://cannondalestore.de/Custombike...etsljpauli.htm


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