Trigger 29 3

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Two Personalities…and they’re both Bad-Ass.

Thanks to its OverMountain dual-travel DNA, the Trigger 29 gives you the most out of each pedal stroke on nasty climbs with 80mm of travel, yet doesn’t compromise when descents get rowdy with 130mm of seemingly bottomless confidence. Imagine being able to pick any line, up or down, and charge it at full speed - that is what the Trigger 29 is all about.

Trigger 29 is

  • The freedom to attack any line you want, up or down.
  • The right geometry at the right time with Attitude Adjust.
  • The genetically perfect result of Scalpel 29 and Jekyll “riding” together.

Rider profile:

Aggressive-descending 29er fans who know the more efficiently they can climb, the more they can descend.


    80mm to 130mm on-the-fly adjustable rear travel.
  • DYAD RT2
    Two-shocks-in-one DYAD technology with shock stroke, air spring volumes and damping created specifically for the Trigger 29.
    Switch between modes on the DYAD and the bike’s geometry changes too. Steeper and more nimble in Elevate mode, lower and more stable in Flow mode.
    Using fibers developed by the military for ballistic armoring, this high-strength carbon construction process yields a frame that’s lighter than aluminum and pound-for-pound stronger than steel. The alloy versions use our ultra sophisticated SmartFormed aluminum construction for a frame that’s strong yet light.
    Clamped, 15mm thru-axles in the shock linkage and swingarm pivot, as well as double bearings in the seat stay pivots eliminate flex and provide unmatched center-stiffness for complete control.
    The most torsionally rigid suspension fork ever made, the SuperMax brings unheard-of levels of steering precision to longer travel 29’ers. The unique 60mm offset helps increase both high speed stability and low speed agility - perfect for Trigger 29’s full-throttle attitude.


Trigger 29, 130/80mm, SmartFormed Alloy, BB30, ISCG03, 1.5 Si headtube


Fox 34 Float CTD FIT 29, O/C, Evolution, 130mm, 15QR thru axle, 1.5", 51mm offset


SRAM S1400 AM, BB30, 36/22T w/guard

Bottom Bracket




Cog Set

SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10-speed


KMC X10, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

SRAM X7, direct mount

Rear Derailleur

SRAM X9 Type 2 RBC


WTB Frequency Race i23 29 TCS, 32 hole, tubeless ready


SRAM X9, 15mm thru axle front, 142x12mm rear


WTB Wolverine TCS, 29x2.2", folding, tubeless ready




Magura MT4 w/ Storm SL rotors, 180/180mm


Cannondale C2 740x15mm


Cannondale C3, 1.5", 31.8, 5 deg.


Tange Seiki 1.5", integrated

Brake Levers

Magura MT4


DT Swiss Competition


Cannondale Dual Locking Grips


WTB Volt Satin Steel

Seat Post

X-Fusion Hilo dropper, 31.6x385mm

Rear Shock

Fox DYAD RT2 dual shock, 130/80mm, w/remote lever


High pressure shock pump


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Trigger 3

By Susan

from Vermont

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        Comments about Trigger 29 3:

        Trigger 27.5
        Product review
        I picked up my new Cannondale trigger 27.5 from Bikeway Source in Bedford MA 2 weeks ago. It has completely changed the way I feel about descending. I received the highest compliment possible from my son, "Mom, you have gotten so much faster downhill". Those words were music to my ears. It's true, I am now seeking out fun downhills. I am letting the brakes go and letting the bike take the hits. The dual rear travel system makes it feel like you are floating over the bumps. ( (Accessing the extra cushy travel is done with the flick of a finger on the release button). The 27.5 is more responsive than the 29er. Making swooping turns on single track the bike hugs the corners. Tight S curves are much easier to negotiate on this bike than my old 29er. I finally understand the joy of the descent!

        In addition to the amazing suspension, the bike also has great clearance. It is going over rocks and logs that would hang up my other bike. Climbing is my forte and the 36 22 gearing makes climbing a breeze. Keeping the 27.5 wheels moving is easier than the 29er up a steep grade. The result--I've also been cleaning climbs that I couldn't quite make before. The stock tires that came on the bike (tubeless ready, I just pulled out the tubes added some Stan's and re inflated the tires) are super grippy. Finally, the dropper seat post is awesome. I ride my bike to the ride on the road. The seat post allows me to raise it high for the road, slightly lower for cross country riding and lower for the descents with the ease of pulling a lever.

        I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a great all around riding experience. It everything you want in an all mountain bike.

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