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Killer of Chains
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Trade thread...only I'm not advertising.

I'm trading a 05 Prophet 600, frame only, with a Lefty MAX and Pike Coil, including headsets and front derailure, seat post.

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07 or so Origin 8 Scout frame only, with wheelset, Manitou Minute. seat post.

Opinions?

I love my Prophet, but I hardly ride it anymore...I'm spending lots of time on my old hardtail because its more direct and noticeably lighter. I don't have money to spend on making my Prophet any lighter, and I'd be worried if I did that I would sacrifice it's downhill abilities.

Is it the koolaid, or is the Scout a worthwhile trade?
 

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LA CHÈVRE
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I would wait for the Cannondale Flash 29er if it were me... well no, I'm actually thinking about trading my Scalpel for the 26" Flash... but if I was looking for a 'direct' and 'light' 29er...
 

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Killer of Chains
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Well I'm broke and I've got a year left of college before a real job and a real income. If I wanted to keep the Prophet I'd go a 650B platform and upgrade the Lefty.

The cool thing about this trade is that if I discover I don't like the 29" wheel, I'd buy a Prophet a year or so from now as prices drop and get something with a way better shock than the Radium.
 
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