Cannondale Jekyll Mountain Bike Review

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Cannondale Jekyll Ultimate
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October 24, 2014
 
Model/Year: 2001 Jekyll 2000SL Team replica bike

Pros: light, fast, stays glued when needed, but flies when wanted! I absolutely love this old school Jekyll

Cons: I only own one....

Recommendation: Buy 2 while you can still find them.





March 3, 2013
 
Pros: This bike can handle everything I have thrown at it from 4' plus drops to locking out front and rear and riding on hard wet sand beach for real burn. I find the rear lock good for just about all regular riding and full swing for extreme terrain. I'm 6'7" tall ad weigh about 270lbs and ride an XL frame and have not been able to bottom the DYAD RT2 or the REVO Rock Shocks yet. This is a big heavy bike but I'm a big heavy guy, I couldn't be happier with this bike!

Cons: My only complaint is that when locked out front has a bit more play than a true lock out, it's more like a VERY tight fork but this is just a minor getting used to thing.

Recommendation: Hands down GREAT RIDE for single, Xcountry, or DH it's responsive and TOUGH!





February 22, 2012
 
Pros: This bike works like 2 bikes in one, like they say...Like it more than my blur as it climbs like a hardtail. Flick the travel switch, point it down and it's plushness makes it EZ to stick your line.

Cons: Can't decide on a stem length...Comes w/ a 90, tried a 40, went back to the 90 until 60mm comes in.

Recommendation: Put a gravity dropper on it and sell your other bikes. Take it to Northstar w/ a 180mm fork on it.





November 20, 2011
 
Pros: Fantastic all mountain rig. Light weight meams that you drive up hill nearly as fast as your mates on there x country rigs. Descending is nothing less than extraordinary. A quantum leap better than any other all mountain rig today. Shorten the travel with 3 actions and away you go. To descend its the same in reverse. What makes it fantastic is you can do this whilst riding flat out and change it on the fly. Now can Canondale do the same for body armour :)

Cons: 10 speed. Gone through 3 chains in two months. What is the pont of fitting flimsy x country race gear to an all mountain rig. This rig is about being committed. You need a drive train that can live in the environment that this bike operates.

Recommendation: Great bike fantastic design. Step change in bike design. Shame about the drive train.





November 20, 2011
 
Pros: Fantastic all mountain rig. Light weight meams that you drive up hill nearly as fast as your mates on there x country rigs. Descending is nothing less than extraordinary. A quantum leap better than any other all mountain rig today. Shorten the travel with 3 actions and away you go. To descend its the same in reverse. What makes it fantastic is you can do this whilst riding flat out and change it on the fly. Now can Canondale do the same for body armour :)

Cons: 10 speed. Gone through 3 chains in two months. What is the pont of fitting flimsy x country race gear to an all mountain rig. This rig is about being committed. You need a drive train that can live in the environment that this bike operates.

Recommendation: Great bike fantastic design. Step change in bike design. Shame about the drive train.





September 30, 2011
AV
 
Pros: The Go Anywhere, Ride Anything, Two-Bikes-in-One Superbike

Cons: Made in China

Recommendation: Get one





September 14, 2011
 
Pros: I have A jekyll 3 carbon.The suspension works well when dialed in wich takes a little more time with the dysfunctional pump cannondale supplies.Bike has good ergos

Cons: The bike took 2 extra months to rec from eta date.When I picked it up and took it home the chain derailed wthin 25 ft while looking for the reason noticed the paint was all chipped off where the front shifter is .Took bike to local expert who fixed for min fee as shop I bought from said it was to hard to adj.While going tubless noticed rear tube pinched betwenn rim and tire.On first test ride forks locked solid with 1 inch of travel on dh.Was told by the "authoed dealer" that it was not a safety issue had to deal with fox myself as the shop could not relay info.Crank was damaged from factory causing granny ring to not run true had to pay out of pocket to repair.More than A few other issues but my hand is sore from typing

Recommendation: Do not purchase any cannondale product as they do not stand behind there product and the cust service dept is a joke.Paid $5500 and have maybe 60 miles on the bike and it has been in the shop 3 times.extremely dissatisfied!Once more buy at your own risk





January 25, 2011
 
Model/Year: 2011 Jekyll Ultimate

Pros: Super Stiff Frame , Plush Bottomless feel in Flow mode fast tight cross country feel in Elevate mode . I use short travel on long climbs only it really climbs pretty well in Long travel mode ...

Cons: My Legs don't desearve this bike right now but that soon will change and will be worthy of riding her like she needs to be Ridden !

Recommendation: I'll add more as i get some more miles on it , I can't say enough about how Sick this frame is ! It's built so well and its so light and stiff!!!



Cannondale Jekyll 4.38 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.