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2014 Cannondale Jekyll 3 Bike

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
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“Cannondale Jekyll 3”

The Good: Stiff, Rails corners, Bombs Downhill

The Bad: Slightly Heavy, Steepish Head angle

Overall Review:

Let me start off by saying this is a very good enduro/trail bike. I have owned and ridden other bikes like the commencal meta and the trek remedy, this is a better bike than both. I was able to take this bike to Sedona, AZ and put it on the roughest trails the area has to offer and it seemed to never flex and absorb a lot of the challenging terrain. It holds its line very well but I would say it requires more rider input, than other bikes, to get the bike to hook up. Some people seem to worry about the pull shock reliability but from my personal experience it has been bullet proof. I have owned the bike for over a year and there have been no issues with the shock and it feels great. My only real complaint is the weight of the bike; don't expect to win any xc races. Although heavy, by switching from 150mm of rear travel to 90mm you can transform the bike into a very efficientpedaling bike. Once you are at the top of the hill switch back to the 150mm and bomb back down. I would suggest going for a wider bar and shorter stem combo if you do purchase the bike. The bike also felt a slight bit steep out of the box, so I bought wider bars with a 2in rise and then the bike felt perfect for anything you can throw at it.

Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Model Year 2014
Riding Type Trail
Sizes and Geometry

S / 17, M / 18, L / 19, XL / 20 View Geometry

Size S / 17 M / 18 L / 19 XL / 20
Top Tube Length 21.9 23.1 24.2 25.3
Head Tube Angle 67.7° 67.8° 67.9° 68°
Head Tube Length 5.3 5.3 5.3 6.3
Seat Tube Angle 73.6° 73.6° 73.6° 73.6°
Seat Tube Length 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
Bottom Bracket Height 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8
Chainstay Length 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.9
Wheelbase 43.3 44.5 45.5 46.6
Standover 29.6 29.6 30.1 30.6
Reach 15.1 16.3 17.4 18.1
Stack 23.1 23.1 23.2 24.1
Frame Material SmartFormed Alloy
Rear Travel 150/90mm
Rear Shock FOX DYAD RT2 with Remote Lever
Fork FOX 32 Float CTD O/C, Evolution, 15mm QR Thru Axle, 1.5" Steerer
Fork Travel 150mm
Head Tube Diameter 1.5 SI
Headset Tange Seiki 1.5", Integrated
Handlebar Cannondale C2 Riser, 740mm x 18mm
Stem Cannondale C1, 1.5", 31.8mm
Grips Cannondale Dual Locking
Brakes Magura MT2 with BAT, 180mm/180mm Rotors
Brake Levers Magura
Shifters Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur SRAM X7, Direct Mount
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow+
ISCG Tabs ISCG03
Chainguide N/A
Cranks SRAM S1400
Chainrings 36/22 Tooth
Bottom Bracket SRAM BB30
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X10
Cassette SRAM PG-1030, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
Rims Shimano MT68, Tubeless Ready
Hubs Shimano MT68
Spokes Shimano MT68
Tires WTB Vigilante 2.3" TCS Front, Moto 2.3" TCS Rear
Saddle WTB Volt Satin Steel
Seatpost Cannondale C2, 350mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Quick Release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Matte Jet Black with Gray and Silver Accents
Warranty Lifetime Frame, 1 Year Components
Weight

N/A

Miscellaneous
Price $3990.00
More Info Cannondale Website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry