Cannondale Jekyll 3000 2003 Full Suspension

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $3999.99


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Boise, ID

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2004

Strengths:    5+ inches of plush travel
SPV technology prevents bob when cranking
Great geometry
Light weight
Hot looking - black & silver with those sweet Mavic CrossMax wheels
XTR components that shift like butter
Lefty Max TPC+ fork is incredible


Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
This is by far the most incredible bike I have ever ridden. It is an absolute "Mercedes" - plush over the big hits, but the SPV technology makes the rear end feel like a hardtail when you're cranking. I owned a Jekyll 2000 before - it was great and it was hard for me to imagine anything I'd like better - but I've found it!

The shifting with the new XTR components is phenomenal - smooth as silk. It's got the best of all worlds as far as I'm concerned for the type of riding I do. It climbs great, rolls over anything in its path with the greatest of ease, and the Lefty and Crossmax components give it a great "wow" factor. If you're looking for a truly all-mountain bike that's at the top of its class, you've come to the right place. This bike's a dream, and I'm really glad I bought it.

I'm headed to Moab with it next month - I'll post another review after that.

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Favorite Trail:   Fisher Creek, Adams Gulch, Bob's

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   Jekyll 2000 (2001) previous bike
Several GT full suspension & hardtail bikes owned previously


Bike Setup:   Stock setup but with Manitou Swinger SPV rear shock (instead of Fox Float rear shock that came on 2003 model)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Richard Lopez a Cross Country Rider from Denver, Colorado USA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2003

Strengths:    Lightweight, Durable Warranty, Plenty of Travel, Specd top of the line to include XTR, Crossmax SL, Handlebar and stem are extraorinarily unique; first time i didn't have to replace them for an upgrade. Lockout in rear, this bike will absorb anything on the trail with ease.

Weaknesses:    Lockout mechanism desengages while bombing down very technical terrain.

Bottom Line:   
Your only limit is your nerve or your skill. I transitioned from cross-country to All Mountain in order to overcome the weakness of limited travel while mountain biking in the Rockies. The Jekyll 3000 will overcome any ridable or unridable terrain on this planet. What used to be difficult to maneuver is now a cake walk. The Jekyll 3000 will build your confidence, it will take on any variance of technicality with ease. For an all mountain bike it doesn't take a lot of your energy on the climbs either; official weigh-in at Treads Outfitters was 28 lbs!

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Favorite Trail:   Three Sisters, White Ranch, Apex, Red Rocks, Dakota Ridge, Green Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Treads Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   Scalpel 1000.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll 3000. Factory Specs. Fox RL in rear tunable from cross-country to freeride; XTR everything, Crossmax SL Tubeless; Lefty Max front fork 130 MM, Syntac VRO handlebars, Syntac stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drew Sivers from Toronto

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2003

Strengths:    Light, and stiff. Adjustable geometry = totally versatile.
trick bar& stem set up with tons of set up options.
The New Lefty Max with Manitou TPC is way more 'dialable'. Rear lockout is key for flying on the flats, and the new rebound adjuster on the Lefty is easily accessable


Weaknesses:    poor grips...?

Bottom Line:   
5 inches of the sweet plush both front and rear. Infinitley adjustable with a super stiff rear end, this bike climbs like a billy goat, descends like an avalanche and flys across single track better than anything I've ever ridden/owned. Anyone not confident in the Lefty should give their head a shake. This fork is Super stiff and directional, super smooth and is completley confidence inspiring. For anyone looking for the most versatile 'all-mountain' mtb bike on the planet...look no further.

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Favorite Trail:   3 Stage

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Squire John's

Similar Products Used:   Sugar, FSR Enduro

Bike Setup:   pretty much stock...i I mean the bike is pimp with Mavic xmax, XTR, Fox, Hutchison Scorpion UST. xc angles ridden most of the time.

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