Versus Cycles Trigger Freeride Full Suspension

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Needle bearings at all pivots with external grease ports
  • Laterally stiff rear suspension
  • Full custom CNC machined rear suspension components
  • ISCG-05 standard chain guide mount, 73mm BB, front derailleur capable
  • Gusseted, “ONEPOINTFIVE” standard head tube, dual crown capable
  • Two travel settings: 190mm (7.5 inches) or 216mm (8.5 inches). MSRP: $1585, with Manitou SW 4-Way. Fox DHX 5.0 or Marzocchi Roco (Optional)

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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Vince a Downhiller from Las Vegas

    Date Reviewed: May 13, 2007

    Strengths:    Sucks up anything you can through at it. Any rock garden or any drop.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Favorite Trail:   Bootleg Canyon

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1700.00

    Purchased At:   moutain bike review classifieds

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky Deluxe

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 888, roco rc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Britt a Downhiller from Corte Madera, CA

    Date Reviewed: January 16, 2007

    Strengths:    Strong
    No flex in the rear lickage
    Great bump absorbtion

    Weaknesses:    Nothing I noticed

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   Demo 9, RMX Team, Stinky Delux, VP Free, Bullit

    Bike Setup:   888rc2x, full saint, DHX 5.0

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike Kass a Downhiller from Marin

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2006

    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.

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    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.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by brian a Downhiller from marin

    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

    Bottom Line:   
    The rig kills it whatever you want it can do with ease.

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    Favorite Trail:   the trail you dont know

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   giant glory ,commencal,turner

    Bike Setup:   Like they have it on the website

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aaron a Downhiller 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

    Bottom Line:   
    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!

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   there are many...believe me, this one really stood out.

    Bike Setup:   Marz 888, Fox DHX 5.0, Juicy's, Saint,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt a Downhiller 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

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Favorite Trail:   any new trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $3500.00

    Purchased At:   ATG

    Similar Products Used:   V10, Super 8

    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.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ColoradoCoreMTB a Downhiller 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 ?

    Bottom Line:   
    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.

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    Favorite Trail:   Squirrel Master

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $3899.00

    Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky, Giant AC, Giant DH, VP Free, Session 77

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi - Maxxis - Hayes -CrankBrothers

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by kashi lee a Downhiller from los angeles,ca

    Date Reviewed: May 30, 2006

    Strengths:    needle zerks at piviots, super stiff, rails corners, great for dh race bike or just ripping local dh trails, and it looks great built up

    Weaknesses:    haven't found any yet

    Bottom Line:   
    sick bike for the money.bottom line is i have ridden alot of dh bikes and you will be happy with this bike. support a small company that has a ton of passion for bikes and go buy one from your LBS.

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    Favorite Trail:   any colorado trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $4000.00

    Purchased At:   versus

    Similar Products Used:   giant dh, yeti asx, kona stinky, giant reign.

    Bike Setup:   66 rc2x fork,hayes mag brakes, truvativ holtzfeller bars and cranks, dt swiss fr wheels, maxxis tires, crank bros pedals, thompson stem, sram xo derailer and shifters

    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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    Problem with Trigger FD mount...any suggestions?

    My Trigger 29er's front derailleur mount has started to slip out of place every 3-4 rides. The small pin that goes into the tiny hole in the frame (to prevent the FD from rotating backward when tension is applied to the cable) keeps backing out. Anyone else have this experience? When this happen ... Read More »

    Trigger 27.5 sizing

    Medium or Large ? Can't find a place to test ride one. All my 29ers are large, but I believe a medium 29er will work too I had a medium 26er Stumpjumper that was too small... I never rode a 27.5" but I assume it is closer to a 26er than to a 29er I am 5'10" with 32" inseam, regular buildRead More »

    Lefty failure ride one, Trigger carbon team 27.5

    Lefty will looses travel, starts with 140mm at the top of the hill and ends up with 100 or less at the bottom. Lockout doesnt work either. For a bike that expensive it is very dissapointing. Apart from this, bike is awesome, mine weights 23.06 pounds. Habndles real good, climbs nicely and ... Read More »

    Looking for a bash guard/ring for my Sram XO crank, Trigger 2013. Advice Please.

    Hi There, I just bought a sram xo crankset BB30 similar to this one here: [URL=" ... Read More »

    what hubs for Enve M60 Forty Rims for Cannondale Trigger 27.5 with XX1 groupset/lefty

    Dear all, i really like hubs that spokes are laced like the Mavic SLR hubs do. Is there any other good hub brand that could fit an Enve M60 Forty Rims with a lefty upfront? ThanksRead More »

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