Cannondale Trigger Carbon 1 XC Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Trigger, 120/70mm
  • Crank: Sram S2210, BB30, 38/24 W/Guard
  • Bottom Bracket: Sram BB30
  • Shifters: Shimano XT, Ispec Mount
  • Chain: KMC X10SL


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scotty C. a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2013

Strengths:    Light for what it is (24.5lbs w/good tires), capable shorter travel all-mountain machine. Very versatile and snappy, fast on the trail. Forgiving.

Weaknesses:    cost, no 142x12 (although you can use a 135x10 DT Swiss, which is nearly as stiff. Racing Ralph 2.1's are too narrow for intended use.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike: why is it in the XC section? Hello? No wonder this the 1st review. Very plush, maybe OK for endurance racing and really rough courses, but this feels much more like a plush shorter travel do-everything bike than a race bike. I have it set up with a larger 2.35 up front, so about a 68.3 HTA. 130mm of travel.....sure, it is light, but definitely doesn't belong in the same category listing here as the Scalpel. Wicked fast, wicked fun on techy, black-diamond trails. Since it has a plush feel, but not as much travel as a 150/160mm all-mountain bike, it is best for the rider with higher-level skills if taken into really rough terrain. The upside of less travel and a responsive rear end is the bike is super snappy; tops in this category, and very playful. You won't find many rides lighter than this. Feels more planted than the Mojo SL, the BB feels lower. You can corner it more aggressively and not get bounced around in the rough stuff as much.

running a Trail King 2.2 in the rear (which has some clearance, not a ton, but has the highest volume of any 2.2 out there) and a Hans Dampf 2.35 up front. Wicked cornering machine. With these tires, it is basically a 650b (650b is 25mm larger than 26" in terms of tire diameter, so the larger volume tires would be the same as running 2.1's on a 650b).

Put this bike at the top of your list. If it said "Santa Cruz" on the top tube, they would be selling like hotcakes

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Favorite Trail:   anything in Fruita

Duration Product Used:   4 mos

Price Paid:    $7200.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Jekyll, Trek Fuel EX, Fuel EX29, Turner 5-spot, Turner Sultan, Trek Rumblefish, Ventana El Ciclon, Ventana El Rey

Bike Setup:   Stock, with upgraded cassette, Tires (noted above), and XTR shifters. Going to add a dropper post as well.

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