Trigger

For city slickers or mountain pros, when the time comes to hit the rocky trails, it's the Cannondale Trigger that you'll want with you. Made for the mountains, for steep climbs and tricky descents, the Trigger features dual-mode full suspension and dual-travel Gemini shocks for greater control and improved comfort. It'll be a ride to remember.

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  • Dual-soul Gemini shocks

    Beyond the Float X and DPS shocks, meet Gemini. A shock-absorber system with a dual personality; "hustle mode" keeps you high in the saddle with reduced suspension for the climbs to maximize your pedal efficiency, while "flow mode" is low-slung with full suspension travel to let you soar on the downhill.

  • Short stays for improved handling

    Asymmetric Integration (AI) is a Cannondale system that improves traction, bike agility and rear-wheel strength, all by asymmetrically positioning the rear hub and drivetrain. Its short chainstays but large wheel clearance allow for supreme control, less pedaling and a better, cleaner ride.

  • All-mountain geometry

    Climb with ease, corner with confidence and love the rush of the downhill. The Trigger lets you enjoy peak efficiency and maximum control while tackling anything the mountain throws your way: 66° head tube angle, Designed for short stems and wide bars for optimal control, Long front-center, Shortest chainstays around (420mm) thanks to Ai offset drivetrain, Steep seat angle for efficient pedaling.

  • Single-pivot design

    Placing a link between the swingarm and the shock enables optimal suspension response throughout the stroke, keeps the suspension active while braking and retains the stiffness, durability and reliability of a single pivot design.

  • Precision mountain biking

    With BallisTec Carbon construction, the stout Ai-offset rear end and LockR pivots holding everything tightly together, the Trigger has incredible chassis stiffness for precise control and explosive acceleration.

Gemini shock absorbers

Co-developed by Cannondale and Fox Shox, the Gemini system adds different ride modes to the Fox Float X and DPS shock absorbers. Hustle mode shortens suspension travel and increases spring rate for a snappier, more responsive feel – perfect for tight turns and challenging climbs. Flow mode brings you back the full travel of Fox suspension for exhilarating downhill riding. 145 mm travel in full mode (Flow). 115 mm travel in short mode (Hustle).

LockR

Our exclusive thru-axle pivot offers a more-secure link between swing arm and the bike main frame for greater responsiveness and stability as you ride. No twist, flex or special tools required.

Future proof

Di2 ready. An internal battery mount keeps things clean for internal dropper post compatibility.

BallisTec carbon construction

Our BallisTec carbon construction delivers ultra-light MTB frames of exceptional strength and stiffness.

Water bottle mount

Keeps hydration at arm's reach and safe from the dirt spray.

Clean cable management

Your cabling as you want it. Interchangeable in-head tube cable guides secure the housing, supporting every possible cable configuration.

Full-on full carbon link

Our full carbon shock link is lighter and stiffer than alloy. Available on all models.

Neutral braking

Dialed frame kinematics ensure active suspension, holding the rider in a neutral position when braking for unmatched control.

Gemini shock absorbers

Co-developed by Cannondale and Fox Shox, the Gemini system adds different ride modes to the Fox Float X and DPS shock absorbers. Hustle mode shortens suspension travel and increases spring rate for a snappier, more responsive feel – perfect for tight turns and challenging climbs. Flow mode brings you back the full travel of Fox suspension for exhilarating downhill riding. 145 mm travel in full mode (Flow). 115 mm travel in short mode (Hustle).

LockR

Our exclusive thru-axle pivot offers a more-secure link between swing arm and the bike main frame for greater responsiveness and stability as you ride. No twist, flex or special tools required.

Future proof

Di2 ready. An internal battery mount keeps things clean for internal dropper post compatibility.

BallisTec carbon construction

Our BallisTec carbon construction delivers ultra-light MTB frames of exceptional strength and stiffness.

Water bottle mount

Keeps hydration at arm's reach and safe from the dirt spray.

Clean cable management

Your cabling as you want it. Interchangeable in-head tube cable guides secure the housing, supporting every possible cable configuration.

Full-on full carbon link

Our full carbon shock link is lighter and stiffer than alloy. Available on all models.

Neutral braking

Dialed frame kinematics ensure active suspension, holding the rider in a neutral position when braking for unmatched control.

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