Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

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Concorde
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Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby Concorde » Wed Mar 12, 2014 17:37 pm

Hi,

Wondering if there's any dangers with buying one of these, for shock for example(Fox Dyad RT2)... reliable? Can it be upgraded, what if they stop making them etc?

Cheers

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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby warpcow » Wed Mar 12, 2014 18:59 pm

Concorde wrote: reliable? Can it be upgraded, what if they stop making them etc?


Seem pretty reliable.
Can't be upgraded.
You're screwed, but chances are you'll be ok for a couple of years.

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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby Barrelmaker » Wed Mar 12, 2014 19:09 pm

A friend of mine had a Scott genius lt with a Scott proprietary pull shock similar to the dyad, he had quite a few issues with it, all of which we're fixed under warranty. But like it has been said if you want to upgrade you may struggle.

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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby OJS » Wed Mar 12, 2014 21:53 pm

I toyed with the idea of a trigger, but the suspension was putting me off in terms of reliability/servicing. I chickened out in the end after speaking to a couple of suspension places, but it was the lefty that was viewed as the biggest problem for spares and wear - months in some cases. However, they also said the Dyad wont be touched by most places other than mojo and it could be more of a problem if discontinued. I'd give tf tuned/mojo a ring before biting the bullet.chances are you'll prob be fine for a while and it will be a great bike, but I suppose it is a bit of a riskier choice.

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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby jfry94 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 23:07 pm

Tbh I can see them being made for a good few years. Cannon Dale use them on a good few bikes. Mojo service them. From what I've heard is they are quite abit more reliable than what's on the Scott. They are however a slight pain to set up. Just due to being a pull shock and having pos and neg air chambers and rebounds for both long and short travel modes. Itll take a little more time to get the sweet spot. I still need to fiddle with mine some more. Oh and if your thinking of getting it from Paul's cycles. Your need to order a high pressure shock pump. I got mine from qwertycycles who only sell cannon Dale spares. I also imagine they could probably get hold of any spares for the dyad.
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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby Concorde » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:30 am

Cheers all. Think it'll be okay then, got good links with a mojo near to me so all good. The Fox 32 up front is the main worry then, piece of crap!

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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby 97th choice » Thu Mar 13, 2014 13:39 pm

By the lower end version then, if it's pauls cycles you are looking at.
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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby Concorde » Thu Mar 13, 2014 15:52 pm

Yeah that's where I had been looking. Would prefer the sektor. Be nice if they'd put the sektor on the 3.

I like the idea of the dyad though.

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Re: Dangers if buying a Cannondale Jekyll 3

Postby jfry94 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 19:08 pm

The lower one has a x fusion pull shock. I would that would be a real pita to get spares for.
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