Sorry took a while. That does look like the 08 model, but I believe some of the parts are upgraded or swapped.Agent_ said:Could be this:
But do you have any details about the components or do you only have that pic?
For a bike with 5.5" of travel, the Prophet climbs quite well. I have no complaints about my Prophet as it provides the best of both worlds (XC and AM)!!!dbong87 said:Sorry took a while. That does look like the 08 model, but I believe some of the parts are upgraded or swapped.
Here are few more details: It has Vanilla R fork, Manitou Swinger X3 rear shock, Hayes Stroker disc brakes, Sram X.7 shifter with X.9 rear derailleur, XT chainset.
I also heard that there isn't much change in the frame design between the years the prophet was designed, is that true? How would you recommend this bike for cross country? I know that it does well on the downhill, but would it climb efficiently? THANKS
First, you won't get "brake jack"....but rather "brake squat"....2 totally different things.Agent_ said:The 08 Prophet 3 seems to fit except for the shock.
It's true that the Prophet frame pretty much stayed the same through the years. I am going to get flamed because this is the Cannondale forum, but I must say that there are many all mountain bikes that will pedal more efficiently. On the downhill, you will also experience some brake jack with the Prophet. Sorry, that's just the way it is. People are going to hop on here and defend the Prophet, but most people on these forums just recommend the bike they bought (one wants to feel justified in spending the money). I am not saying the Prophet sucks, but there really is something to be said for bikes with Maestro, VPP, DW-Link, etc.
I'm sorry that I don't have anything useless to contribute to this thread, other than:cdalemaniac said::thumbsup: fair enough...
I will trade my Prophet for your Scalpel 1 in a NY minuteJaySC said:I'm sorry that I don't have anything useless to contribute to this thread, other than:
Nice bike. I really wish that I had a prophet. I'm currently hoping to be able to afford one in the next year.
The point of my post:
Thanks Agent and cdalemaniac. I have yet to see mtbr forumites behave with such civility in a disagreement. You all know how these forum-wars usually take off. So, that's all.