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Old 09-20-02, 10:24 AM   #1
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Cannondale Jekyll

Does anyone own or know of someone who owns a Cannondale Jekyll? I have been doing alot of research on FS bikes and this one seems to always pop out at me and say "BUY ME"!!. A guy I ride with every once in a while has one and really likes his, but is thinking of getting a Specialized FSR. I have never ridden his bike or any FS bike for that matter. I am wondering about pedal feedback, shocks used, handling, etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanx
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Old 09-20-02, 03:07 PM   #2
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ride the dammed bikes before you even think of which one you wanna buy, then after fit factor in all those things
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Old 09-22-02, 08:55 AM   #3
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I am in the same boat.
Try to decide between Jekyl, Rocky M. Slayer, Specialized Enduro or RM ETS-X
Any experience, recomandation, ... So far I only testrode Slayer and really like it
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The Jeykell is not a good bike. Old suspension, crappy parts. MountainBike action did a shoot out I think in the April issue, and it came in last....by far.

The ETS-X has been reviewed before also by i think Bikemag. It seems like a good bike.

As for the Enduro, I have an FSR Comp, and the suspension is the best in its class. Enduro's has always held high reviews.
Check out www.mtbr.com for reviews on this stuff.
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Old 09-22-02, 09:19 AM   #5
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thank you. is the review of ETSX online somewhere?
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Old 09-22-02, 10:15 AM   #6
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Go to www.mbaction.com and go to the "Ask RC" column and ask a question, otherwise try posting around various boards.
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The Jeykell is not a good bike. Old suspension, crappy parts. MountainBike action did a shoot
I have to admit, I agree. I nearly opted for the Jekyll, and it was the Lefty that almost swung it. Maybe the Jekyll is a good bike, but it seemed to lack something. Guys at the lbs were also a bit dubious about it, though they were more positive about the upper range models. I think the top end Jekylls have been surpassed by the Gemini. Perhaps they are bikes with different missions, but I think my Gemini is ounce-for-ounce, pound-for-pound a better deal. My $0.02 worth.
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