Cannondale Prophet or Specialized FSR Stumpjumper
Hi all, I know we're all tired of comparing bikes, but I guess that's one of the reasons for a forum like this, so here goes another comparison. I'm actually going to my LBS after work today to pick up a new Mountain Bike. I'm kind of a newbie, doing a lot of research, now I've finally gotten it down to two bikes. The Cannondale Prophet 600, or the Specialized FSR Stumpjumper.
I'll be using the bike pretty aggressively, but nothing too big. Small drops nothing over 5 feet, and jumping. As well as trail riding, which is one of the reasons I didn't want a downhill rig. I'll also be doing some freeriding and trying to perform light stunts. But I'm a lawyer who doesn't have too much time to practice anything too advanced. I just want a bike that will be durable enough to take some hits, but nothing extremely drastic.
I know the Cannondale won bike of the year last year, and I also know there are a lot of Specialized fans on here, so please give me your best unbiased opinions of the bikes. Thank you...