Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 1 Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $5499.00

Product Description

The Go Anywhere, Ride Anything, Two-Bikes-in-One Superbike. Indulge both sides of your personality – no potions needed. With the revolutionary DYAD shock, Jekyll is back with a vengeance and rewriting the rules once again.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chiefmatesam

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2012

Strengths:    FAST bike that almost feels like a 29'er because of the big suspension.
an absolute BLAST riding fast downhill. Climbs like a mountain goat.

Weaknesses:    Bit heavy for a carbon fiber bike, but that's the price you pay for the pull shock. Well worth it.

Bottom Line:   
When I was looking to buy a new bike, I test drove many bikes trying to decide which one to get. I was leaning towards the Niner Rip 9, but couldn't quite get myself past the 2 year frame warranty. The mechanic at my LBS let me ride his Jekyll...and that was the end of my search. I absolutely fell in love with this bike. After I started riding it, my riding actually improved quite a bit. I've even hucked it off some good drops without any problem. I'm a big guy at 245 lbs, 6'4" and I ride a large - but this is my personal preference. I ride very aggressively, so I like the slightly smaller frame. I cracked the frame recently right under the headtube. Cannondale replaced the entire frame under warranty, no questions asked. Cannondale's warranty is next to none.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason@Cambridge Bicycle a Weekend Warrior from Boston, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2011

Strengths:    Light Weight, Stiff, Dyad adjustable shock, climbs as well as it descends, reverb post.

Weaknesses:    Sun Black flag pro wheelset, triple crankset with no chainguard or bashguard. 90mm stem seems a little long for an all mountain bike, didn't come with sag indicator decal so the sag indicator is useless

Bottom Line:   
It took a couple rides to get used to but I have totally fallen in love with this bike. It survived a week of downhill riding at killington vt, and highland mountain nh, as well as all the local trails around boston. It flys through single track and flip the elevate button and it feels so efficient climbing it brings a smile to my face everytime, and isn't that what it is all about. Rocking tech stuff is done well and after you master the use of the reverb post and the dyad shock modes the bike just works how it should. I wish cannondale would have spec'd it with an actual all mountain wheelset and not the XC narrow rimmed hoops that come with it. Also the triple cranks are useless on a bike like this. A double with a chain guard or a single with guide is the only way to go in my opinion if you are actually riding it off road. Great do it all bike

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Favorite Trail:   Highland Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   Univeristy Bicycle a

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback Mission 3, Cannondale Perp, Jamis XAM

Bike Setup:   Replaced wheels with Chris King Hubs to Stans Flow rims and Conti Mountain king tires tubeless, 1 by 10 drivetrain with LG1 chain guide, wtb pure v titanium saddle, thomson 50mm stem, look pedals 27.5 lbs

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2011 Jekyll Carbon 1 Question - Sizing / Performance

I have an opportunity to get a new 2011 Jekyll Carbon 1 for a real good price, but it is a Large sized frame. I usually ride a Medium, but can fit on Large frames when needed. I have no experience with the Jekyll model, and wondered if anyone knew how much of a difference there is between Large an ... Read More »

New Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 1 Recieved!!

There was an error on a previous post...My apolgies! here is the link to the pics [url][/url] The pictures don;t do a thing for this bike, You have to see it...Wow Enjoy many more to come soonRead More »

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