Cannondale Jekyll 600 2002 Full Suspension

4.08/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $1763.99

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zscuba a Downhiller from butler PA

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2011

Strengths:    good all around bike does what i need it to do.

Weaknesses:    the frame set up is witch craft everything that goes on it is custom made for the bike so watch when you buy upgrades or replacment parts and flat handel bars but a very good bike when not broke.

Bottom Line:   
very good bike would buy anthor in a heart beat and would recomend it to anyone one. just watch when you go to upgrade so you get the right parts

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Manitou Black Elite front fork, Fox float RL propedel, hayes hydralic brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Phastey a Cross Country Rider from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2008

Strengths:    Great handling, great climber, I wouldn't call it a free ride bike but it can handle some pretty sizeable drops and keep on going.

Weaknesses:    Cable rub, stock v-brakes work but bike is much better with discs. Seat clamp is garbage, stock post won't stay put. HeadShok wasn't very durable.

Bottom Line:   
I really enjoy riding this bike. I got all the suspension Push'd and the really helped reduce some of the bob experienced with out-of-the-saddle torquing. I can outclimb all my friends and this bike just absorbs downhills like they are nothing (a lot of this has to do with the upgraded suspension). The stock HeadShoks 80mm worth of travel just didn't do it ... it bottomed out a lot and was super noisy.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Conte's

Bike Setup:   Replaced the HeadShok with a Fox Float RL 100. Brakes are now Avid Juicy 5 Discs. DH riser bar

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Maresq a Cross Country Rider from Vienna

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2003

Strengths:    Good geometry, lock out system, handling, build quality.

Weaknesses:    No seat post quick release, cable routing.

Bottom Line:   
A great all round bike, but you need at least 80mm front suspension for any serious downhilling, unless you like the pneumatic effect. Very good handling, responsive and precise. Better uphill than the Jekyll 800, Lefty not so good. Have tried.

More suited to XC than Freeride, as stated in many european advertisments. But a great purchase anyway.

Do not buy a bike from Cyclopia Vienna. No idea about service in any respect...

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Favorite Trail:   Vienna Wald.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Cyclopia

Similar Products Used:   Trek fuel, Orange........Hard tails, well completely hard, changed to a fully, I want to have kids.

Bike Setup:   Formula disc brakes (For Racing Dual Piston), downhill bar,

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike a Racer from Pittsburgh PA USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2003

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Everything. Rear shock is terrible. Everything CODA is horrible. Specific sizes for Cannondale is hard to deal with.

Bottom Line:   
It holds true to the Cannonfail title. or would you could use Crapnfail. Cannondale makes you get their stupid sizes for everything and you cant get any good products such as stems and forks. The screws are hard to get to because the geometry is horrible. The rear shock gave out and is crappy. You can only get a few kinds of rear shocks because of the way they mount into the frame. My headshok broke 3 times. This bike is perfect for people who get mad and throw things off big clifs. Dont get a Cannondale. Trust me, they are way over priced and you have to deal with Cannondale EVERYTHING. You cant get anything good. You will be much better off getting a Santa Cruz, Gary Fisher, DEAN, Tomac, Intense, Merlin, or Yeti. Save yourself the trouble, money, and wasted effort.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Gattos Cycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   nothing is as bad as this.

Bike Setup:   Superfatty headshok, panaracer, time, coda, coda, coda, and more coda crap.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John_juan a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver,B.C.,Canada

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2002

Strengths:    light(for a FS)

Weaknesses:    Very poor cable routing --- wore hole thru down-tube in less
than 3 months!!! I shouldn't have to tape the frame!!!!
Suspension Squeak

Bottom Line:   
One sweet agile bike.....climbs beautifully
Bit-o-flex, but could be the rims
On some start-offs suspension gives the feeling that someone is holding the rear end and then lets go...single Pivot?
'Cept for the cable routing(dumb dangerous design flaw)
I'd have to give it 3-4 flamers

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Favorite Trail:   Neds

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   BSP

Similar Products Used:   Giant AC-1
C'dale Gemini
Schwinn Paramount
C'dale F1000

Bike Setup:   Mavic X317;Hayes HMX;Thomson Seatpost;MonkeyLite;full XT;
Maxxis 2.35 HighRollers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allan Diep a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2002

Strengths:    The lightweight design and the handling going uphill.

Weaknesses:    Rear shocks need to be upgraded to lock style.

Bottom Line:   
The Jekyll has served me right and have yet to let me down. I recommend this bike for beginners interested in getting a full suspension bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Stock...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2002

Strengths:    Full lockable suspension, headshock, responsiveness, adjustable frame positioning, price

Weaknesses:    brakes, front derailluer doesn't seem to fully engage

Bottom Line:   
This bike is perfect for a weekend rider who is looking for a quality bike at a reasonable price. The ability to lock out the entire suspension allows for better climbing and downhill. Would recommend putting disk brakes on the bike. Nothing can touch its responsiveness in the price range. The headshock creates a more responsive and true feel compared to other bikes I have ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   Aliso-Woods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1199.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Giant Warp, GT something or another

Bike Setup:   stock, Hayes disk brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john a Cross Country Rider from siloam springs, ar, usa

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2002

Strengths:    The most obvious strength is the ability to lock the enitire thing out. Its nice to be able to save that little bit of energy on the hills. It also has almost zero pedal deflection when the rear shock is active. Great ride.

Weaknesses:    The only hting so far is the weight. Im replaceing the handlebars, stem, and seat post with carbon fiber to save a little weight. The rear bottle cage is useless.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike but might want to spend a little extra cash and get the 700 or the 900sl.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   lewis and clark outfitters

Similar Products Used:   Fuel 90

Bike Setup:   stock right now, but soon will be as custom and as light as possible.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David Law a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Qld Australia

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2002

Strengths:    Great steering thanks to ButtHead suspension
good clearance on front cranks
Adjustable set up for testing riding styles

Weaknesses:    Brakes are only average
Rear shock has given me grief

Bottom Line:   
Well designed, smart light weight bike that will tackle most things thrown at it. Doesn't like big drops but will answer the call if it has too. The brakes are not good for the price of bike but they work. Loves speedy single tracks and small jumps. The adjustable attitude is good but is not as smart as it sounds – throws the derailers out. But a big yes to the entry level cannondale range. It has convinced me dual is the only way to ride anything!! Great Cross country bike.

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Favorite Trail:   3 sisters

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Tom Wallace Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Giant 860

Bike Setup:   As sold

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andres Roldan a Cross Country Rider from Northridge

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2002

Strengths:    Changeable Geometry, full lockouts on both suspensions,good for both uphill and downhill

Weaknesses:    brakes, seat post might hit cables if set too low, wheelset

Bottom Line:   
Quick and fun bike . If you love uphill and downhill, this is the bike for you

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Favorite Trail:   romero cyn in Santa Barbara

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Sport Chalet

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale SV900

Bike Setup:   Out of the box package except for the lockout rear suspension

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric Nelson a Weekend Warrior from Prescott AZ Yavapai

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2002

Strengths:    Adjustability
Great descender

Weaknesses:    High center of gravity
Not as nimble as I like

Bottom Line:   
I have been very pleased with the bike overall.
I miss the quick handling of my Hardtail, but I think that has more to do with this bikes high (up to 13") Bottom bracket height, rather than the dual suspension.
I would definitly not call this a nimble bike. It is competent in the curves, but not a great corner cutter, especially in low speed technical stuff. As the speed increases, however, the Jeckyl starts to come into its element.
You must take the time to tune the suspension and geometry, but when you get it right, it is very sweet.
This bike has proved durable over two years except for the rear wheel which needed replacement after some hits.

If you want to cut tight, midwest type, cross country curves, look elsewhere. If you want a bike that can adapt to nearly anything ands that descends very nicely, This is the place.

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Favorite Trail:   Granite Basin

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Similar Products Used:   Tried Sugar, Klein Adept Pro once each.

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stefano bor a Cross Country Rider from aosta italy

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2002

Strengths:    geometry, affordable,

Weaknesses:    high bottom bracket in 71° position

Bottom Line:   
good for cross country riding, only a bit heawier. If you need a good, not very expensive Jekyll, with its changing geometry and with no disk brakes, it's the bike for you !

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Favorite Trail:   aosta -blavy - aosta

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1744.00

Purchased At:   italy

Similar Products Used:   specialized fsrxc 2000

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2000 Cannondale Jekyll 600 FS

So I am looking into getting into mtb, a little bit of everything freeride and xc. I found a 2000 model of the Jekyll 600 on my local craigslist for what seems to be pretty cheap, but I am pretty aprehensive. After 10 years everything is still stock, nothing replaced. Bike has V brakes as well, a ... Read More »

How much is an 03 Jekyll 600 worth?

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is a 2002 "Mint" - Jekyll 600 for $800 a good price?

Newb here, hoping for some advice. I think I can get it for less if I try, but I want to know if that's a good price. The tires are new and brakes were upgraded to Avid disc. It's not a lefty fork (Not sure if the 600s even came with it) He states that it was only ridden a few times, and it does ... Read More »

Purchase help: 2001 Rocky Mountain Edge or 2004 Cannondale Jekyll 600?

Hello, first post here. I am trying to decide between two used bikes. Both are barely used, the fit is perfect for both, and they are both the same price. Any help figuring the out would be helpful. Thanks, Jen 1) Rocky Mountain Edge 2001 (either 2001 or 2002, it is all black which isnt a ... Read More »

C-Dale Jekyll 600 questions.

I have a 2003 Cannondale Jekyll. It came with the Lefty Jake fork with 105mm of travel. Well I've been starting to want a little more travel for my riding (120-130.. maybe 140) because this shock is pretty rough over stuff and the Jake is beginning to make less and less sense since I can't add trave ... Read More »

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