Cannondale 2001 Jekyll 900 SX Full Suspension Bike

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $3035.99

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff silversonting from hell, hell, hell

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2003

Strengths:    Everything. the frame was week the left bent, and everything else just sucked

Weaknesses:    anything sold at a toy store.

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   nothing with this bike

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $9999999.00

Purchased At:   flaming bike shop

Similar Products Used:   broken frame and broken fork

Bike Setup:   This bike SUCKED. I hated it. Never buy anything made by Cannondale becaused the company sucks. the bike is in a trash heap now because the frame broke and the lefty fork bent. The bottom line is CANNONDALES REALLY REALLY SUCK.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jean-Louis a Weekend Warrior from Québec

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2002

Strengths:    The lefty fork is very good. The bike is quite light even with some freeride parts. Very stiff laterally. Great handling caracteristics. Great frame.

Weaknesses:    Had some problems with my brakes (Magura Louise)(leaking levers)
My rear shock was loosing air (Fox Float RC with lock-out) Cannot change the fork for something with more travel. The bike is expensive with a setup like mine.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike. I got 2 Cannondale Raven before this bike and I broke both frames. I got my jekyll frame from the warranty because I broke the Raven and this bike is discontinued in 2001. The Jekyll is a much better and stronger bike than the Raven. I only do freeride, urban assault and downhill with this bike and it can handles everything you throw at it. It's a versatile bike, is light enough to do some good cross-country too. But this bike is not intended for heavy downhill use (need more travel). This bike is very good in everything from cross-country, to freeride, to light downhill. Mont-Sainte-Anne (Québec) is a very good place to test the strength of a bike and my Jekyll passed the test successfully.

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Favorite Trail:   Cunilingus and Tac Tac Tac - Mont Ste-Anne

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Raven, Kona Stinky, Specialized Big Hit, Gary Fisher Joshua, Specialized Ground Control A1 Aim.

Bike Setup:   Jekyll 900sl 2001, SRAM 9.0 sl shifters and rear derrailleur. Lx front, Lefty DLR 4", Fox Float RC, Magura Louise disc brakes, easton scandium DH handlebar, sun rhyno lite front and big mammoth rear, sun ringlé Zuzu pedals,Rock ring bash guard. Tire:Intense DH 2.35 front and Continental Vertical pro 2.3 rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mcgyver a Weekend Warrior from Vernon, CT

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2001

Strengths:    Lefty fork(sweeeeet).
Great color (yellow).

Weaknesses:    Coda brakes are very fussy. CODA Middle chainring will errode after one season.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike right out of the box. Ditched the Masquito tires for Tioga Factory XC's with Specialized Ultra light tubes and used Shimano pedals. The bike has worked well until the Kevlar brake pads started howling and had to switch to the sintered metal ones. Unfortunately the top tube cracked at the seat post but didn't separate completely while I was riding in Sedona, AZ. A new frame is on it's way from Cannondale next week. Just in time for Christmas!

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Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Suburban Sport

Similar Products Used:   Super V and F700

Bike Setup:   ALl Coda Expert except: Shimano pedals and derailers, Grip shift, Tioga tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from Illinois

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2001

Strengths:    Fairly lightweight, strong, good coda components, great Fox rear shock. Lefty fork is awesome. Fast. IRC Notos tires are great.

Weaknesses:    Rims could be better. Disc brakes need a little extra maintance.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome, "do it all" full suspension mountain bike. Looks really cool in yellow with black parts. Rides great. Can handle pretty much anything you can put it through. Lefty fork is sweet. Lockout feature on front and rear is great.
Needs better rims. Most of the coda parts perform great.
I work in a bike store andI would recommend this bike to anyone who is serious about real mountain biking. If you live in the Lake County, Illinois area, visit RRB cycles on Townline Road in Mundelien for a great selection of cannondales.

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Favorite Trail:   Kettle Morraine, La Grange, Wisconsin

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   RRB Cycles Mundeleine Illinois, awesome shop!!

Similar Products Used:   Old Trek 850 SHX. First mountain bike.

Bike Setup:   So far it has all stock parts. Lefty Shock, LX/XT components. The rest are Coda. I run my suspension(front and rear) with 20 extra pounds on top of my weight for better climbing performance. I plan on replacing the Coda Expert Rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Don Gravatt from Philadelphia, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2001

Strengths:    Great FS design
-Light Weight
-No Pedal Induced bob

Weaknesses:    Brakes - try to get them dialed in! They'll work great until they change their mood.

Bottom Line:   
Other than the brakes I have no complaints. This is one of those FS bikes that it works so well you don't notice what it's doing. It's when I take my old hardtail for a spin that I realize how well the C-dale does it's job.

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Favorite Trail:   Wissy Valley, Round Valley, Idle Wood

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Brielle Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Old Bike 1999 Trek 7000

Bike Setup:   Non-Stock Gear
New Mavic rim up front
Wild Gripper Jet S in the rear
Suncross chain rings
145 PSI in the Lefty
I run the Fox with 25 Lbs more PSI than my weight with clothes and Camel Back.
Technical trails PSI 40 F & B
Smooth Hard pack PSI 55 F 60 B

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gary a Weekend Warrior from Penticton,BC,Canada

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2001

Strengths:    This actually a review for the 2000 Jekyll 900 SX. The only 2001 900 is the 900 SL.
The 2000 900 SX is plush and light(out of the box)and is a versatile do everything well bike. Lockout front and rear for riding to the trail head, and unlocked, a smooth 4 inches in the front and 4 1/2 in the back make for a fun ride. The geometry is adjustable from 69.5 degrees to 71 degrees. I ride in the middle at about 70.25.

Weaknesses:    Everything is cool about this bike except for the brakes. I was happy with them last summer because they modulated way better than the Hayes on my last bike, but they failed me at a rainy snowy 24 hr race. Since then the rep dialed them in for me and gave me some wet weather pads which I haven't used yet. Hopefully this will take care of any future problems. The 2.4 rolled off the stock xc rims,and oh yeah, anything bigger than a 3.0 will not fit on the rear.

Bottom Line:   
I chose this bike because I like to ride cross country and bridges, chutes and small drops. Out of the box it is 26.5 lbs., and my set up is about 30.5 lbs. It climbs well and descends great. I've been super happy with it as a plush versatile machine. Try one out if you aren't an xc racer or a big hit freerider and you'll be stoked.

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Favorite Trail:   3 blind Mice, Peat Bog, Voodoo Boogie, Campbell's

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3429.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Barn

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 98(Great xc racer, not too plush), Trek VRX 300(Heavier, no lockout), Rocky Mountain Element(good xc racer, not too plush)

Bike Setup:   Changes from stock: Mavic D521 wheel set, Rokko 2.4 front tire, IRC El Gato 2.25 rear, Bontrager Saddle, Shimano M545 pedals, Shorter, Steeper Cannondale stem

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