Cane Creek makes a headset that is specced on several Gemini models and many 1.5 bikes, It allows you to run a 11/8" fork in a 1.5" frame with no reducers, why run extra crap, that makes for extra expense and potential squeaking, if you don't have to!own154 said:can't you run a regular fork on a prophet if you use a headset reducer?
caizu said:I have also a Sherman Breakout (152/132 mm travel) in my Prophet. I really like it. I asked if this is ok from Cannondale and the C'dale Tech Support guy told me "it sounds like it should work fine". He also told me that most of the questions they get are from people who want to change a lower travel fork and they discourage this because it steepens the angles. IMHO Breakout is not overkill if you just don't abuse the frame. I have ridden just quite a short rides but it feels good. It is not too slack even in the FR geometry setting when there is 25-30 % sag on the rear shock. Anything more travel than Breakout has is surely overkill, I would not install a Breakout Plus in this frame.
Robotfood99, please could your bud post a picture of his Prophet here?
Hello!robotfood99 said:Hey there caizu, when i said Shermans were overkills, i meant that from a weight-weeny pov. I know Prophet rides like butta with the Sherman, a little unbalanced but not unacceptable...looks a bit outta place with all other parts being XC-ish though. Now, like Cedric, if u set the whole package up for more FR/light DH duties I dont see why the hell not.
In fact I am thinking of buying the Prohpet 600 and changing the fork to the Sherman myself..and swap out a lot of parts to a more heavy duty set. I could always slap the parts off of 600 on my aging HT. Or should I jusy build from the frame up.
Not sure if my non-English speaking friend can navigate this site to post the pic but I sent him the link anyway.
Yes my Prophet is heavier, much heavier than weight-weenie versions. And, yes, my whole package is really quite a hardcore. I just like it because I can trail ride it and go hardcore too.
I have done the same you described you were interested in. I bought a Prophet 600 with upgraded transmission and changed nearly all the parts and fork. In fact, I had a Jekyll with very good parts and I also had a Breakout so I just installed those top parts and Breakout on Prophet and put the Lefty Max 140 FFD and new Prophet parts (and my old transmission) on Jekyll frame and sold a Jekyll. It was a big hassle, but I have done this also before and I saved so much money with this approach when comparing if I had bought just the Prophet frame and new transmission and sold the old Jekyll frame and old transmission away. I might post a picture of my Prophet soon. I think you might like it.