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    Prophet brake-jack?

    I posted this under General Discussion as well.

    I read the Prophet 1000 review on www.feedthehabit.com and they mentioned "Noticeable brake-jack robs braking power". Has anyone else noticed brake jack on their Prophets? How bad is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1dude
    I posted this under General Discussion as well.

    I read the Prophet 1000 review on www.feedthehabit.com and they mentioned "Noticeable brake-jack robs braking power". Has anyone else noticed brake jack on their Prophets? How bad is it?
    You may want to see this discussion: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=91272 I seem to have it, but it looks as if I'm in the minority... hope this helps! I love it all the same

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    Thanks for the link to your thread.

    It's something else I hadn't been aware of.

    But my question has more to do with rear triangle brake-jack. I assume it's most likely due to the mono-pivot design. But I wanted to hear if it was minimal on the Prophet or if it is really bad. I know some mono-pivot designs seem to mitigate the problem pretty well. Is the Prophet one of the good or bad designs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1dude
    It's something else I hadn't been aware of.

    But my question has more to do with rear triangle brake-jack. I assume it's most likely due to the mono-pivot design. But I wanted to hear if it was minimal on the Prophet or if it is really bad. I know some mono-pivot designs seem to mitigate the problem pretty well. Is the Prophet one of the good or bad designs?
    My Mistake! I misunderstood I've never encountered any problem with rear brake-jack, but I run my SPV at high pressure. Sorry for the misunderstanding!

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    I haven't noticed any brake jack, which puts it ahead of most mono-pivot bikes I've ridden. I'd guess it has more to do with improper suspension set-up. I also run my SPV at the c-dale recommended settings.

    Quote Originally Posted by k1dude
    I posted this under General Discussion as well.

    I read the Prophet 1000 review on www.feedthehabit.com and they mentioned "Noticeable brake-jack robs braking power". Has anyone else noticed brake jack on their Prophets? How bad is it?
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