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Old 10-31-05, 04:29 AM   #1
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Prophet 800 = what specialized?

My buddy has a 2005 Cannondale Prophet 800 and I am wanting to know what Specialized mountain bike that this would compare to? I looked but I'm just not real sure what to tell him. We both have a mutual friend who is wanting to buy a bike but is not so sure of the Cannondale, he would like something comparable, but just not a Cannondale. My friend payed around $2000 for his Cannondale if it will help. So what ever you guys suggest, I am going to give to my friend as a starting point. Thanks

Link to his bike is here and here are the specs on his bike:
Frame Prophet
Fork Lefty Max TPC
Rear Shock Manitou Radium R Air
Rims Mavic XM117 Disc, 32 hole
Hubs Cannondale Lefty front, Fire Disc rear
Spokes DT Champion
Tires IRC Trail Bear, 26 x 2.25"
Pedals Shimano PD-M520
Crank TruVatiV Firex SL, 22/32/44
Chain Shimano 9-speed
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-970, 11-34
Bottom Bracket TruVatiV ISIS GigaPipe SL
Front Derailleur Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT
Shifters Shimano LX Dual Control
Handlebars FSA XC-280, 25 mm rise
Stem Cannondale Holy HeadShok 31.8
Headset Cannondale HeadShok Si
Brakeset Shimano LX
Brakelevers Shimano LX Dual Control
Saddle Fi'zi:k Plateau
Seat Post FSA FR-270
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Old 10-31-05, 05:15 AM   #2
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The base Stumpy would probably be closest, I know I'd rather have it. Of course I am biased
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...keTab=techspec
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Actually, I would place the Enduro as closest to the Prophet. To be fair, I have sold both bikes and I don't think you can go wrong with either, I believe the Prophet will be a bit lighter, but all else should be relatively equal.
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Actually, I would place the Enduro as closest to the Prophet. To be fair, I have sold both bikes and I don't think you can go wrong with either, I believe the Prophet will be a bit lighter, but all else should be relatively equal.
An Enduro? To me the Prophet seems more like an XC bike in the way it's setup
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They bill it as all-mountain/light freeride. You can set the head angle from 69.5-67.0 if I recall correctly. 5.5" of travel. Its truly just a mini Gemini. There is an even more freeride version available, the Prophet MX... which is the 4x model.
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