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OverMountain. Over Anything

ECS-TC SYSTEM

Stiffness is even more important on 29'ers. The Trigger 29'er has the ECS-TC oversized, clamped thru-axles at the swingarm and main link pivots, and double bearings at each end of the seatstays to radically reduce flex and play for the ultimate in responsiveness and control.

TRAVEL

130mm to 80mm -DYAD, 130mm - Xfusion (rear) / 130mm (front)

IDEAL 29'ER GEOMETRY

The curved seat-tube lets the Trigger 29'er have incredibly short chainstays for nimble handling and agility, and yet still get a full 130mm of travel in Flow mode.

Frame

TRIGGER 29'ER, 130/80MM, SMARTFORMED ALLOY, BB30, ISCG03, 1.5SI HEAD TUBE

Fork

NEW SUPERMAX PBR 130 29, w/ HYBRID NEEDLE BEARING TECHNOLOGY

Crank

SRAM S1400, BB30, 36/22 W/GUARD

Bottom Bracket

SRAM BB30

Shifters

SRAM X7, DIRECT MOUNT

Cog Set

SRAM PG-1070, 11-36, 10-SPEED

Chain

KMC X10, 10-SPEED

Front Derailleur

SRAM X7, DIRECT MOUNT

Rear Derailleur

SHIMANO XT SHADOW+

Rims

STAN'S ZTR CREST 29'ER, 32 HOLE

Hubs

NEW LEFTY SL FRONT, SHIMANO FHM-788 142X12MM REAR

Tires

SCHWALBE HANS DAMPF SNAKESKIN, 29X2.35", FOLDING

Pedals

N/A

Brake

SHIMANO XT TRAIL, 180/160MM

Handlebar

FSA GRAVITY LITE ALLOY, 740X15MM RISE

Stem

FSA GRAVITY LITE, 1.5", 31.8

Headset

CANNONDALE HEADSHOK SI

Spokes

DT SWISS COMPETITION

Grips

CANNONDALE D3 DUAL LOCK ON

Saddle

WTB VOLT CROMO

Seat Post

XFUSION HILO W/REMOTE

Rear Shock

FOX DYAD RT2 DUAL SHOCK, 130/80MM w/ remote

Extras

HIGH PRESSURE SHOCK PUMP

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cannondaleTRIGGER 29ER 1
 
4.6

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        5.0

        Sick!!!

        By BrilliantFun

        from San Diego, CA

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              Comments about cannondale TRIGGER 29ER 1:

              Rode various trails in Park City, Front Range in Colorado, Telluride, Crested Butte, and So Cal where I reside.

              Light yet sturdy. Feel like I'm sitting in the bike (29'r) not on top.
              Options of limiting travel helps with uphill. Enough flex to flow over terrain, but not so much as to loose energy. Not blasting in any uphill battles, but still up with the pack. Gain much ground going downhill due to the 130mm of travel plus 29 wheel going over rocks and boulders with ease. A few times going downhill and freeride, thought going to eat it...only to discover a regain of control, possibly due to geometry and components working harmoniously.

              Still ride trails with elbow and sometimes shin/knee guards to push the limits and beyond like Chuck Yeager the test pilot. And full body armor and full-face helmet during steep descents through rock-gardens for safety. But have to say, may not be as agile in tight banked turns as at 26, but to focus ahead while thinking of the rear placement of the rear wheel helps much; as to cut the apex of each turn. Fastest downhill speed recorded on Garmin Edge 810 is 39.5 MPH. Hope to take it even faster without breaking any bones.

              Bottom line: Bike is very forgiving and fast contender downhill and just a great all-mountain bike.

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              5.0

              Do it all bike

              By Andrew

              from VT

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                    Comments about cannondale TRIGGER 29ER 1:

                    I've put a few hundred miles on my Trigger 29er1 and love it. I ride primarily in Vermont on a wide variety of terrain from tight technical single track to machine built flowly trails. The Lefty SuperMax is an amazingly smooth fork that's very easy to setup. The DYAD shock is a bit tricky to get set where you you want, but once dialed in works awesome. The 130/80 rear travel is great, I do a fair amount of climbing and use the 80mm mode a lot. I also find it useful in slower technical riding as the rear doesn't deflect as much. The overall build spec of the bike is great, everything works quite well. I am disappointed in the Stans Crest wheelset, I feel these are not up to the task this bike was built for and as a 200lb rider these will be replaced. The dropper post works great now that I have added the remote to it, mine did come with one. I also find it helpful to use a standard shock pump that reads lower pressures on the Lefty, it's much easier to get an accurate pressure than using the DYAD pump.

                    I plan to ride this bike for many miles and have no regrets purchasing it. I've demoed a few other brands equivalent bikes and none of them rode as well as the Trigger.

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                    4.0

                    Great 29er

                    By Danger

                    from Morgantown,WV

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                          Comments about cannondale TRIGGER 29ER 1:

                          Have been running a Jekyll and wanted another option.
                          First ride was great the Trigger 29er felt confident and not oversized.
                          Not to much different than my Jekyll as far as overall fit.
                          The big wheels roll fast and smooth out the trail.
                          Components are spot on. Could be lighter but can't everything?
                          This could be my goto enduro machine.
                          Very happy.
                          Only 4 stars because of limited time on the bike.@40 miles so far.

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                          4.0

                          Trigger 29er

                          By Chavi Sagan

                          from San Jose, Costa Rica

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                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Great Shock And Fork
                          • Handles Well

                          Cons

                          • Aluminium
                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Cross Mountain
                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about cannondale TRIGGER 29ER 1:

                          The trigger 29er is a great bike for cross mountain. I think it's better for downhill than for uphill. There is this big problem that is the weight. I have friends that have this bike and they say that it is a great bike but I also have friends from the same MTB group and they say that they want this bike but they want it with a carbon fiber frame. I would recommend Cannondale to built this product with a carbon fiber frame I think that will raise the number of sales.

                          (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome do it all machine!

                          By Devojrx7

                          from North Little Rock, AR

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                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Comfortable
                          • Great Components

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

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                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about cannondale TRIGGER 29ER 1:

                          I got this to replace my 2010 Niner RIP 9 with a fox 34 TALAS and I couldn't be happier. Even though the trigger is a slightly heavier than my RIP it climbs so much better. Click the button into the elevate mode and and you can stand and mash to your hearts content, something I could never do on my RIP. When I get to the top and switch back to the flow mode I can bomb down the rocky Arkansas trails like never before. I'm really going to have to keep switching back to my hard tail so that I won't forget how to pick a line because on this thing I don't have to. I just point it down the hill and run over anything in my path.

                          The supermax lefty is so much smoother and stiffer than the Fox 34 that I was on, my only complaint is I would like the PBR lock out to be a little stiffer, I may send it in and have this adjusted later if I decide I can't live with it. At this point I don't have enough time to tell if I really need more lock out, or if I am just use to having more coming from the Fox. I would really like an XLR option on the lefty so I could switch the front and rear suspension at the same time without letting go of the bars.

                          The component package is awesome as well. I love this shadow plus derailleur and it works flawlessly combined with the SRAM 2x10 drive train. The XT brakes are very powerful and they modulate even better than the 2010 xt brakes I was using.

                          The Hilow dropper post didn't come with the remote. While it is only $30 to order one it would have been nice if it came with the bike. I added the remote to mine and it has been working great so far. This is my first dropper post and I am hooked, it is so nice to be able to drop the seat from the bars.

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