Cannondale Prophet 1 MX All Mountain Full Suspension

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Prophet 4-Cross Thru-12, 140mm
  • Fork: FOX 36 Talas RC, 110-150 mm
  • Rear Shock: FOX DHX 5.0 Air
  • Rims: Mavic EX325, 32 hole
  • Hubs: Thru-20 front, Formula Thru-12 rear
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Champion
  • Tires: Maxxis High Roller, 26 x 2.35"
  • Pedals: Cannondale GRIND Platform


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crazychef a Downhiller from blauvelt,ny

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2010

Strengths:    geometry,handling looks

Weaknesses:    seat blows

Bottom Line:   
best bike ever ridden,can be heavy at times

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Favorite Trail:   sullivan canyon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   helens cycle,santa m

Similar Products Used:   transition, jekyl,

Bike Setup:   fox float,fox dhx.avid code, e-13

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vinny a Downhiller from Bronx NY

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2009

Strengths:    Super fast ,super stable, super stiff , Very plush. peddles like a animal up hill, halls ass down it!

Weaknesses:    Brake jack but you can buy a floating brake kit for it .

Bottom Line:   
The best bang for the buck if you want the best of both worlds, I mostly down hill on my perp. Depending on what type of DH I want to do I have more fun on my mx! I am definitely on it more! Road the bike for a year stock and it was still sick all the upgrades just made it a bit better. The biggest difference would be the weight.

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Favorite Trail:   blue MT

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   none for the weight 32 lbs

Bike Setup:   totem solo air code 5 mavic 823 with tubeless tires 2.25 inch stroke rear DHX 5.0 shock, 7 up front and 6 in the rear, E thirteen sick!!!

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bond007Jms a Weekend Warrior from SLC, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2008

Strengths:    The downhill ride I have ever tested/purchased. It stuck to the trail and went exactly where I pointed it. The geometry, coupled with the parts spec, was confidence inspiring.

Weaknesses:    This bike is just too heavy for the type of riding I do. Trying to move this beast up Amasa Back was anything but fun.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks going downhill. It blows through rock gardens, blasts the rough, and takes drops in stride. I am positive that this has to do with a couple of things about the bike build and spec, namely: thru axles front and rear, the fox 36 up front, heavy wheels and tires, and the geometry angles when in the freeride position. Cannondale put all of these together and came up with a 4-cross/dh machine.

That said, this bike is a beast to pedal uphill. If you live in an area that requires you to pedal up before you can head down, then you may want to reconsider purchasing this bike. I took it on several trails, and always with the same result. The bike took so much to get uphill, that by the time I was ready to ride down, I was cooked. However, as I mentioned, the ride down was sweet!

Could you invest money to make this bike lighter? Yes. Would it be a wise investment? Maybe. For me it would not have been.

In addition, the thru axles, while making the ride very ridged, also required too much work to change out a flat. Also, with 140mm rear wheel travel coupled with the 150mm (160mm on the newer models) up front, made the bike unbalanced, in my opinion.

Cannondale discontinued this model for 2008, except in Europe.

If you bought this bike new off the showroom floor, you over paid. Cannondale's bikes are expensive. Thus the value rating.

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Favorite Trail:   Green Valley

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Turner Spot, Intense 5.5 and 6.6, Yeti 575, Titus Motolite, Santa Cruz Blur LT, Cannondale Prophet 800, Haro X3

Bike Setup:   Stock except for a eThirteen DRS w/ Bashguard and 7" rotor F/R.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Regan a Downhiller from N. Vancouver

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2007

Strengths:    light weight, long travel, excellent handling, climbs and descends very well, loves to go fast over nasty terrian.

Weaknesses:    used to lose its chain, but i fixed that with an e thirteen chain tensioner
(never falls off now)


Bottom Line:   
awsome bike check out the pics by following this link. www.reganmilne.blogspot.com

im selling it cheap if your interested I can be reached via email n.van_mtbrs@hotmail.com

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Favorite Trail:   Seventh

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   coulior cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   upgraded; tires to bontrager big earls, e thirteen chain tensioner

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam from SLC

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2006

Strengths:    For a claimed 6 in travel bike this thing can climb just fine, but a new wheel set and smaller chain rings helped get it to that stage. Descending on this bike though is where it shines it unbelievable how stable and easy it is to control no matter what terrain its on.

Weaknesses:    wheel set was way to heavy for doing any kind of xc style rides. So I built some that are light stronger and faster rolling.
Fixiks Saddle was numbing!!
Seat post clamp broke within 30 minutes of pulling the bike out of the box. So much for cannondale testing. hahahahahaha


Bottom Line:   
Given I got a great deal on the base bike and then added all the goodies I like (wheels, stem, saddle, chainrings) I can't complain. The current setup weighs in just over 31 lbs, but with 6" that is pretty light. I climb fine and descend great. Plus I only have one pivot to worry about and that is perfect for someone like me. Since the seat clamp broke easily and the stock wheels weighed about 1.5 lbs more each I can only give it 4 chilis . They should sell the UK model in the states and I would have given it 5 chilis

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   rocky mountain element 30

Bike Setup:   fox 36 RLC fork, Fox DHX 5.0 shock, el caminos, mallet m pedals, Hope pro II hubs with sun single track hoops, Hope stem and seat clamp, SRAM XO derailleur and X9 shifters, WTB Rocket V SL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rudy Dizzle a Weekend Warrior from san diego,cali

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2006

Strengths:    waaay easier to manual than i would have thought. when the shock and fork is set up properly the susp. is super nice. and the galvanized finish....talk about that later

Weaknesses:    umm, im a mechanic so i got a deal on it and in the pic i was suppose to get the xtr colored holzfellers and mine came black. w/e, i dont wanna be a prick about it. oh and i dont like the brake levers, they are way to long so you have to move them too far from the grips and then the shifters are uncomfortably far. seat hurts my ass

Bottom Line:   
this bike owns, it rides really well and pedals good. but im having to use much more air pressure than is the recommended pressure for my weight (oh well). i had it standing next to this curb and a guy drove by in his car and he looked and saw the bike and his jaw just dropped hahaha i was like yeaa, it does look hella good

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   rei

Similar Products Used:   nothin

Bike Setup:   stock as of now. coming: formula k28's, crankbros 5050, some cool looking seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lil' red rider a Weekend Warrior from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2006

Strengths:    this is an awesome bike...Great balnce and the compinent package is excellent!

Weaknesses:    i have found none so far!

Bottom Line:   
What is not to love about this bike?...absolutely nothing! absolutely a perfect balanced bike, strong and still light...the fox dhx is an awsome shock...easy to adjust and pretty to look at too! Cannodale does a great job outfitting their bikes. It might cost a bit more but Cannondale tests and backs their products. Bottom line...this is a great bike for people who enjoy going out and climbing as well as being able to do the big lauches.

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Favorite Trail:   Krinkum krankum

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   bsp

Similar Products Used:   Gemini, Giant Ac, rocky mountain slayer 70

Bike Setup:   Frame: Prophet 4-Cross Thru-12, 140mm
Fork: FOX 36 Talas RC, 110-150 mm
Rear Shock: FOX DHX 5.0 Air
Rims: Mavic EX325, 32 hole

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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Prophet 4x replica or 1 mx

I'm having ar eally tough time deciding between these two. im looking to buy one of these as a little bit of everything kind of bike. base off component setup i believe the mx 1 would be a better choice, but the components on the 4-cross one i like better. dunno about that lefty though, thats my ... Read More »

Prophet 4x replica or 1 mx

I'm having ar eally tough time deciding between these two. im looking to buy one of these as a little bit of everything kind of bike. base off component setup i believe the mx 1 would be a better choice, but the components on the 4-cross one i like better. dunno about that lefty though, thats my ... Read More »

1 Month Prophet 1-MX Review

One thing to note about the bike...I put a 2.25" stroke Fox DHX Coil shock on it and that upped the travel to about 163mm and I swapped out the 36 Air for the Van Coil for 160 up front. Total bike weight is 34 lbs. Bike kicks ass...strong enough for 7' drops (well...that's the biggest I've done ... Read More »

1 Month Prophet 1-MX Review...

One thing to note about the bike...I put a 2.25" stroke Fox DHX Coil shock on it and that upped the travel to about 163mm and I swapped out the 36 Air for the Van Coil for 160 up front. Total bike weight is 34 lbs. Bike kicks ass...strong enough for 7' drops (well...that's the biggest I've done ... Read More »

prophet 4x replica or mx 1. which is better for all mtn?

I'm having ar eally tough time deciding between these two. im looking to buy one of these as a little bit of everything kind of bike. base off component setup i believe the mx 1 would be a better choice, but the components on the 4-cross one i like better. dunno about that lefty though, thats my ... Read More »

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