Strengths: Sucks up anything you can through at it. Any rock garden or any drop.
This bike has brought so much more confidence to my riding. My hands use to kill after a day of riding on my old bike, now its like nothing everything is so smoot. I love this bike it is such a joy to ride. I purchased the bike from one of the team riders in Colorado and he was awsome, he even set up the bike for me before he sent it. I can't say enough about this bike. If you can get one do it you will be happy you did.
from Corte Madera, CA
Date Reviewed: January 16, 2007
Strengths: Strong No flex in the rear lickage Great bump absorbtion Bottomless
Weaknesses: Nothing I noticed
This is an awsome bike. The rear suspension is extremely plush and will smooth out any trail you ride, but it doesn't bottom out on drops either. The bike has great attention to detail, and the engineering that has gone into designing and analyzing the frame is the best. It is a bike that will allow you to push your limits but never break or buck you off. As soon as I can sell my current DH rig I'm buying on of these.
Strengths: Rear end stability, needle bearings, angles, plush-a$$ rear end.
Weaknesses: chain growth - doesn't peddle on the flats as well as some other DH rigs I've riden. A little on the heavier side of DH rigs.
This bike is super sick. Handled the roughest terrain in the galaxy. We tested these rigs on trails that make northstar look paved. Super stable, super plush, felt like I was glued to the ground. The rear end is as plush and stable as can be, how you build the rest of the bike is up to you. If you wanna ride or race DH and you want the highest level of engineering and design in a frame then this is the rig for you.
Favorite Trail: the one you don't have the stones to ride
Duration Product Used: Tested or demo'ed only
Similar Products Used: Versus Blitz, Giant Faith, Giant Glory, Marin POS.
Bike Setup: Full DH with Fox DHX 5.0, 888 RC, GAMUT, XT, KENDA, Formula K24 brakes.
Date Reviewed: October 23, 2006
Strengths: The trigger rips it up!!!!!!!!!! I railed my favorite tam trails on the trigger and can say that rear end is stiff and the geometry kills it through the fun stuff. Ive tried other bikes but they dont handle like the trigger.
Weaknesses: Go ride it maybe you can find something cause I didnt
The rig kills it whatever you want it can do with ease.
Similar Products Used: giant glory ,commencal,turner
Bike Setup: Like they have it on the website
from Vancouver B.C.
Date Reviewed: August 12, 2006
Strengths: wow, i just demo'd this bike for a day up at Whistler and it was NUTS! The thing is equipped with a 1.5 headtube, greaseable needle bearings, stiff a** rear triangle, and a monster of a rig. It was a lot lighter than it looked, and soaked up the rock gardens, drops, and everything else i threw at it. No Creaking either!!!!!
Weaknesses: none from waht i demo'd
Definately a bike worth considering for freeride and downhilling. The bike I rode had an awesome build that complemented everything about the Trigger and it's performance. The guys at Versus really have a rock solid rig here, and with its needle bearings and solid design, it's def. going to be my next rig. Give me till the end of summer!
Similar Products Used: there are many...believe me, this one really stood out.
Bike Setup: Marz 888, Fox DHX 5.0, Juicy's, Saint,
from Leadville, Colorado, USA
Date Reviewed: July 17, 2006
Strengths: Super stiff (one piece bb and lower pivot), 1.5 head tube, full length seat post, ICGS05 mounts
Weaknesses: color options
With a 32 tooth front I can ride almost any trail around leadville at 10,200 feet. The bike weighs in at 42pounds and climbs amazingly well. It rails corners and with the high bb height I never worry hanging up over rocky terrain. You can run a front derailure but I do not think you need it. This is a versitile freeride bike that I downhill race as well, oh yeah, throw in that occasional epic too.
Bike Setup: 04 888 RC, 06 Roco w/550#TI Spring, Hayes Mag, FSA Maxmius Cranks, E-13, Sram X-9, Azonic B-52 Bars and Maxxis Minon fronts on both front and rear supper tacky mounted to atom lab trail pimps.
from Front Range CO USA
Date Reviewed: July 13, 2006
Strengths: Burly design; Extremely stiff rear end computes to railing corners; Needle Bearings w/ external grease ports, easy to maintain; 1.5 Headtube, low stack height, more head angle adjustability; No bob with Roco RC 550# and a smooth cadence; Full length seattube, climbs and descends; Two travel options; High BB means less hangups, easy to pedal in gardens; Excellent manual and balance point
Weaknesses: ? Colorways ? Ano ?
A rig that can be anything you set it up to be. DH Race - Freeride - Slopestyle - Do It All. Unique; Tough; Sexy. I love mine. Can't wait to go tear it up! See you on the trail.