2018 Rocky Mountain Altitude C50 vs 2018 Cannondale Jekyll 2

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2018 Rocky Mountain Altitude C50 vs 2018 Cannondale Jekyll 2
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Posted: Sep 20, 2019 at 21:53 Quote
I am an intermediate rider who is fairly aggressive and looking to progress. Potentially looking to race Enduro at some point. I am based out of Bozeman, Montana. I will be riding local trails mostly and occasionally(1-3 times/year) riding Big Sky. I'm 5'10' and 155lbs. I'm looking into buying one of these two bikes. Both are used and in very good shape. I am pretty limited in my bike knowledge especially in understanding geometry. I want a bike that I will be able to use for a few years that I won't outgrow. I am going to be climbing a lot to get my downhill. Both bikes are priced right around $2,000. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. If this is the incorrect place to post this thread I apologize. Thank you. -Pete

Cannondale Jekyll 2: https://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=b0a23d21-0efe-40c8-b3cc-40119dbc88a4

Rocky Mountain Altitude C50: http://https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/altitude/2018

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 at 11:55 Quote
The Jekyll is a good bike, used to have one myself. But the Altitude is way better. Climbs better, descends a little better too, thanks to a better-tuned frame linkage design. I recommend the Altitude, no question.

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 at 16:50 Quote
https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/altitude/2018

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I disagree! The Cannondale's remote to change the travel number is rad and it pedals quite well. Also, the spec (suspension, drivetrain, brakes) are all nice upgrades compared to the Rocky. I also always recommend meeting sellers at bike shops and getting someone to give the bike a quick look.

Posted: Sep 21, 2019 at 21:10 Quote
seanondemand wrote:
https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/altitude/2018

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I disagree! The Cannondale's remote to change the travel number is rad and it pedals quite well. Also, the spec (suspension, drivetrain, brakes) are all nice upgrades compared to the Rocky. I also always recommend meeting sellers at bike shops and getting someone to give the bike a quick look.

Spec is nice... But in my experience the Rocky pedals better without the need for a trick damper because of a superior frame design. The whole bike feels drastically more alive in all situations.

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