Cannondale Trigger 29 29er Full Suspension

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Fork: Fox 34 Float 29 FIT CTD
  • Crank: Sram S1000, BB30, 36/22 W/Guard
  • Bottom Bracket: Sram BB30
  • Shifters: Sram X7, Direct Mount 2X10
  • Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Saclydesdale a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2013

Strengths:    Lefty supermax, DYAD, Cannondale service, climbs like a goat, inspires confidence on the descent. Stock tyres

Weaknesses:    Rims, Rear hub, Stock tyres cost

Bottom Line:   
This is for a Trigger 1. This bike rocks, first time out with it I clipped 10 minutes off my time on the 8.5 mile loop that I use regularly. Time was shaved on the climbs and down hill, at least a minute or more per mile. Hit the downhill rock gardens flip the rear to 130mm and go. Climbing just change back to 80mm and climb.
Three issues: 1.the disintegration of the internals of the freewheel, known Shimano issue was replaced under warranty. Local LBS leant me a spare wheel while they waited for a replacement after the initial replacement from Shimano arrived cracked. 2. Frame cracked on the right chainstay -right through. Cannondale service in conjunction with LBS was great replaced, under warranty and back on the bike in 2 days. 3. Crest wheelset is not made for Clydesdales (250lb), taco the front wheel after 4 months. Replaced with Flow EX, even Stans rep says the advised C'dale about using the Crests on the Trigger. Rear is still hanging tough with ~1250 miles on it.

The tyres, Hans Damf, are fantastic, also have a fantastic price too.

Overall get it you will not be sorry.

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Favorite Trail:   Bald Knob Loop

Duration Product Used:   9 months

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Shop....

Similar Products Used:   Prophet converted to 650B, Niner EMD w/ Lefty

Bike Setup:   1x10

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by John Herod a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2013

Strengths:    Rolls over everything and goes fast.Love the XT brakes and shifting.
It's my go to bike.

Weaknesses:    Had to replace the original ZTR Crest wheel set it was to week.Cost to service DYAD is stupid.The little adaptor for the front derailler bends every ride.(Going 1x10) Cable routing is bad.Flying rocks have broken my shifter housing several times.Lefty doesn't work like it used to.Have to replace/repack bearings every couple rides.Broke X-fusion seat post after 4 rides.

Bottom Line:   
They are on to something here. This bike rides great.They are just falling short on delivery.Some fixes could make this bike well worth the money they want for it.

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Favorite Trail:   Quebec Run Wild Area

Duration Product Used:   @6 months

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   N/A

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Jekyll

Bike Setup:   I9 wheels,Rock Shox Pike,Reverb and Avid Trail XO stoppers.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2013

Strengths:    The Dyad shock really works. I go down hill with confidence and over obstacles like a tank with the 130mm. At 80mm it climbs really well. The frame is stiff and rides true. The through axels, pivots and seat stays are stiff and the bike never waivers.

Weaknesses:    The chain comes off the big ring too easily. I had to remove a link and I am working on stretching it out. The fix worked, but the shift from 1st to 2nd is still rough although getting better. The pivots and seat stays need lubrication to keep the bike quiet, but with lubrication it is a dream

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic bike. I would have given it a five but the need to remove the chain link brought it down. Overall the stiffness is confidence inspiring and the bike goes over everything. The only limitation is me.

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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