Some close-up and another one... may not be the best to actually analyse it. Are you trying to figure out the rate? The geometry makes it looks like a falling rate but coupled with the very rising rate of the Swinger Air shock, it should produce a nice feel.CSPRINGS said:Dear all,
Anyone have a picture of the new 2005 C'dale PROPHET taken from the non drive side showing pivot points?
I need an image for analysis.
Thanks in advance
Has anyone been able to demo the Prophet? The guys at the lbs said that it was very nice, but had an entirely different feel than the Jekyll (not as nimble). I am digging the slack head angles, but I wonder how high that bottom braket is? Any input?Dan Gerous said:Some close-up and another one... may not be the best to actually analyse it. Are you trying to figure out the rate? The geometry makes it looks like a falling rate but coupled with the very rising rate of the Swinger Air shock, it should produce a nice feel.
I agree, that head angle will help on steep declines and feel more stable when blasting down hill. Would the difference between 70.5 and 67 degrees make a difference in the number of times a rider comes up over the hand bars? In other words, is it going to help prevent that?Dan Gerous said:The BB is 13" high according to Singletrack Mag (don't know with what head angle tough). The slacker head angle must be to blame for the relative loss of nimbleness but I wont be judging it until the bike shows up, and remember it can be set at 69 or 67.5. It's going to make it more stable at high speed tough.
Dan Gerous,Dan Gerous said:Of course it will help a bit, but the problem is most of the time due to the rider's skills more than the bike's geometry...
I think the position you have on a bike makes a bigger difference for this than the actual head angle. My last bike had a very streched out cockpit with a low front end with a 71 head angle and there are places I couldn't physically go down without being thrown over the bars. My current bike has a not much slacker angle of 70 but with a riser bar and a much higher fork I can go down the same trail without problems.
Yes I was, dont remember how long but it was longer and set lower. The bike was a Cannondale F1000 setup as a light race/climbing machine. It climbed so easily but I paid the price when going into more DH-style trails. Now I have what they call an All-Mountain bike, Fisher Cake 1_DLX with a 5" fork, riser bars and a 90mm stem. I like that type of bike more than XC race bikes I had been riding forever before, they feel a lot better on the very technical trails I mostly ride.Gungadin said:Dan Gerous,
Were you using a longer stem with your old bike?
Thank god no! Look at the small type at the bottom of the homepage:jm03 said:Did cannondale make that graphic?
Those new Prohpets are sweet! Wow- they are going to be really nice. I am sure by next Spring we will have a complete idea as to how they perform.Dan Gerous said:Thank god no! Look at the small type at the bottom of the homepage:
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It is a cannondale graphic from thier pre-introduction literature.jm03 said:I just assumed it was a cannondale graphic because someone had to put a good amount of time into that, and it's ugly, and disrespectful toward christians.