Would any of you that have been lucky enough to ride both bikes care to offer opinions on the different ride characteristics, similarities etc... Thanks.
I'm pretty much in the same category (37, although I never really considered myself "old"!) and have not been doing any jumps or stunts but still enjoy my Prophet. The biggest difference is really the weight between similar models (a 2 pound difference is just silly to worry about unless you're racing) the lower BB on the Rush which in theory should make it handle a little better (but under what conditions?). The fork on the Rush has lockout but I don't see much need for that for most trail riding. Overall, I think for the average recreational mountain bike rider there isn't going to be much difference between the Rush and Prophet. I prefer to err on the side of more travel and the slightly beefier frame on the Prophet. Also, the Prophet just felt more comfortable to me overall than the Rush. You can't go wrong with that...Just ride and enjoy!david8613 said:did i buy the wrong bike? i dont jump, do teeters, or anything crazy. i am an older rider at 35 and can appreciate that extra suspension especially when things get hairy she eats everything up in its path, and is very comfortable, i feel less beat up after a ride. but i am curious what benefits i would have gained by going with a rush, maybe a little faster on the uphill?