Anyone riding a cannondale prophet?
Cracking bikes, one of the first to crack the slack head/ steep seat angle geometry to give you something that climbed well and descended well.
I’ve just sold my MX, various minor reasons. I’d not have changed but I picked up an ex demo Cotic Rocket frame that is an amazing ride. I was looking elsewhere as I am slightly between sizes on ‘dales so the med I had was a fraction small but large was well too big. That, plus the Prophet was never going to be RS Reverb compatibile and dropper seatposts are very much in my future, made me Rocket-curious and now I have it there is no room for Prophet as well.
I’d urge you to try one – if you don’t like it then you can almost certainly move it on for what it cost you – but they are great bikes. I’ve had a lot of good times on mine.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for reply seen em going for around £300 frame only I was thinkin stumpy but too rich for my blood at the mo but you say not compatible with a remote seat post,that is a shame I’ve fancied one for a while maybe not then ??any other alternatives around the same price bracket?Posted 4 years ago
Love mine, had it 4 years now and see no reason to swap it.Posted 4 years ago
27.2mm seat tube is not a problem as I’m using a Gravity Dropper, which is simple and low maintenance – just like the Prophet’s single pivot suspension (still on its original bearings). Great angles, 1.5 head tube so you can use a wide variety of forks.
Never ridden either but Stumpy will be lighter and the Reign heavier.
Yep, I’ve got one, they’re amazing value for money. I picked my (none MX) frame with headset front mech and RP23 for £280 back in August I think. Can’t fault it, they have somewhat of a bad rep due too possible crackage, but right now, mine seems fine… I can’t really complain, love the design, the choice of slack & single pivot simpleness, seems a bargain all rounder, I wouldn’t choose anything else (for the money I spent) over this again. I very nearly got an older stumpy with one of the older floats. Pretty glad I didnt!Posted 4 years agocossyrushMember
I built one up to ride as a winter bike a few years ago, to save my s-work stumpy.
1×10, g-dropper etc…
It became my go to bike.
I stripped it last summer to build a covert, but built it up again in the autum, and again it became the bike I wanted to ride.
I use 150mm forks and the slackest setting which is 67.5.
The only slightly annoying feature is the seat tube which means you’re stuck with a GD dropper, which I don’t like when compared to a reverb.
Building a five now, so it will be really interesting to see how they compare.
I saw a post where someone had 650b wheels on theirs, could be interesting.
I’m going to hold onto my frame.
So in sort, I really rate them , great value frames. The did a shorter travel version 120mm as apposed to the normal 140mm.Posted 4 years ago
You can pick up full bikes for between £600-£800.siwhiteSubscriber
I have an SL which has been my only bike for about 6 years. I can see no reason to change it – it’s a great machine. I’ve just upgraded the RP3 to an RP23 which has made a huge difference – the SL had a shorter shock as standard – and the next thing will be to find a Lefty Max 140 as the current fork is a Lefty Speed 110. Find a 27.2 dropper (best thing I’ve ever bought for any of my bikes) and you’re set.
Sizing – I’m just shy of 6′ and have a medium – I would try a med and a small to see what works. I come from a DH background so don’t like long riding positions – you might be OK with a med and short stem.Posted 4 years agocossyrushMember
I think the 650b option could be interesting, what about that with a 1.5 deg angle set to get the head angle back?Posted 4 years ago
I only rode the bike once with on the XC setting, didn’t like it, it felt really high, so I swapped it back quickly.
I’ve also got a 190×50 shock which might work with those wheels, and be a compromise between the two settings.DougMember
Go well as a do it all bike as you can also run a 200*57 shock in the XC postion with some offset spacers for 160mm travel. Combine this with 160’s up front gives about 67deg. Add a second pair of heavy duty wheels and your all set for the uplifts/Alps. Pop the aircan and lighter wheels back for all day goodness.
Sold it once and then bought it back as I missed it so much.
Got a Canyon AL+ at Xmas to replace it which isnt quite as capable but a few lb’s lighter as I now also have a dedicated Big Bike. Can’t bring myself to part with my frame again as it’s got a couple of dents so wouldnt get what it’s worth to me.Posted 4 years ago
Being used, not pampered… sorry for the rubbish, non-action photo’s but you did ask..
It’s just a fun bike, lots of ppl have used them as play thing (160mm forks), other like me just enjoy them as great handling fun trail bikePosted 4 years ago
Cant believe the response, this is a real favourite by the looks of it.I should have kept my mouth shut, the prices may go up now.someone mentioned cracking frames anyone had expetience with cracking on thier frame? I mainly ride trail centre due to being lazy and time constrictions, never dropping more than two feet or so.what set up would you suggest, forks, shock etc.and thanks for replys, great infoPosted 4 years ago
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I’ve heard of some Cannondales cracking but not a Prophet. In 5 years I haven’t needed to change the swing arm bearings but I’ve been through a few shock mounts. The Cannondale lower headset cup is a big old lump, a Hope reducer fits but you get reduced fork top to down tube clearance. I dumped the standard BB mount front mech for a SLX seat tube mounted double specific mech.
The Cannondale lower headset cup is a big old lump, a Hope reducer fits but you get reduced fork top to down tube clearance.
I ended up using a token reducer as the big old lump hope reducer seems to be discontinued;
so far so goodPosted 4 years ago
They can crack but I’ve never heard of issue happening much (twice on here IIRC), adn there still a **** loads of them coming and going on ebay.
lots of prophet threads before tags got taken away from the masses.
As for colour, the raw ones are much better than the ‘single’ colour frames IMHO of course (don’t mention the poo brown one!), but the only colour scheme I’ve been tempted with otherwise was this:
It just worked so well.
PS: they have a straight 1.5 steerer, so 1.5 or tapered fork bargains are the way ahead.Posted 4 years ago
PS#2: Ebay seller for graphics (there are probably lots of others)
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