LBS and a Cannondale rep have told me about the Darwin, not much but it will come. The Prophet SL are already shipping and are Europe only models just to fill the gap in the meantime. I do agree that when it does come out, the Darwin may not look like that prototype.Brad said:Actually there are no confirmed reports that Cannondale is looking to plug the travel gap between the Prophet and the Scalpel.
Scalpel will continue tobe the XC race bike for both marathon and XC.
Next year there will be a Prophet SL (Super Light) which has it's travel pegged at 120mm front and back. This bike will most likely be pitched at the Marathon Racers. It looks just like a std Prophet only it weighs in at 24lbs or about 11kg for the top of the range model.
That pic thats been doing the rounds is one of severla prototypes Cannondale built about 18months ago to explore the marathon concept. It appears that they have deceided/settled on the idea that a Lighter Prophet with a 69Degree head tube will fill the gap nicely.