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July 10, 2015

2015 Cannondale Prophet

I decided that after a year of riding the white XL Cannondale Prophet that I built it was time to go back to a Large frame. The xl didn’t really do much for me. At the end of the day I think from my BMX years that I prefer a smaller frame than what may be sized for me. I ended up buying a Large 2005 Cannondale Prophet 1000. The frame was in good shape and the bike came with a seat dropper and a carbon lefty. In my opinion it was a freaking steal. I was surprised the guy let it go for $500. The seat dropper alone is more than half that price.

None-the-less I ended up getting this one powder coated at a place in West Sacramento called “All American Powder Coating” They did a great job and helped search around to find the color I wanted without costing me $500. I ended up paying $310 to get it done.

I decided to go 1×10 and used a 38T chain ring up front. I was hesitant to do this but have successfully done a few rides with it so am over my anxiety about it possibly being too hard to climb with. I did purchase a OneUp conversion kit for the rear cassette so I have a 42T in the rear to make climbing a little easier. Aside from not being completely stoked about having to run the bike in XC mode with the 650b wheels I’m really happy with the bike.

Here is what I have on the bike:

Frame: 2005 Cannondale Prophet 1000 Size Large
Fork: Carbon Lefty Max 140– Menden Upgraded to PBR Lockout
Rear Shock: 7.875″ Eye to Eye w/ 2 inch stroke, Fox Float CTD Boost Valve w/Trail Adjust
Headset: Stock – Cannondale HeadShok Si
Stem: Stock – Cannondale Holy HeadShok
Seatpost: LEV Dropper
Seat: WTB Pure V SLT
Bottom Bracket: RaceFace
Crank: RaceFace Evolve SS 175mm
Chainring: RaceFace 38T
Pedals: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M786 Shadow
Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M771 10 speed 11/36T & OneUP 42T conversion kit
Chain: SRAM 10 speed hollow pin
Brakes & Levers: Shimano XT BR-785 & BL-785
Brake Rotors: Shimano XT Ice Tech SM-RT86 V2 6 Bolt Disc Rotor – 180mm
Handlebars: Chinese Carbon
Shifter: Shimano XT SL-M780 10 Speed Shifter
Grips: Oury Lock on
Bar Ends: Cane Creek Ergon Control 2
Rims: Stan’s ZTR Flow EX 650b” 32 Hole
Hubs: Circus Monkey 32 Hole, 135mm QR
Quick Release: Crank Brothers Split
Tires: Maxxis High Roller II 2.35

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