Cannondale Trigger Carbon 1

2018
 
4.0 stars
 (1 Review)
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Description

Built for big days in the big mountains, the Trigger is pure, full-throttle descending mojo served up with a side of serious all-day pedalability. Its stiff, lightweight, full-carbon frame ensures dialed control on wicked descents, with suspension that you can flick into efficient Hustle Mode to devour climbs. Fox handles suspension needs with a Factory Float X EVOL shock cycling out 145mm of rear travel and a Factory Float 34 150mm-travel fork soaking up the big hits as you blast through rock gardens and launch drops. Rely on ravenous Maxxis Minion 3C EXO tires to bite hard into loose trails, while Cannondale’s flyweight HollowGram 30 wheels seem to disappear on climbs and hold up to dicey descents. SRAM gets you up the mountain fast with their extended-range, 12-speed Eagle X01/XX1 Eagle drivetrain and a Descendant carbon crankset, while their Guide RSC brakes bring everything to a controlled halt with incredible power and highly sought-after modulation. And, no trail bike is complete without the all-mountain performance edge offered by a RaceFace Turbine dropper post, routed internally with your other cables and hoses for an aesthetic as pure as the adrenaline coursing through your veins.

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Geometry Chart Cannondale Trigger Carbon

Dropper posts

Dropper post explanation

Why 27.5-inch/650B?

27.5-inch (650B) wheels explained
Pedals sold separately

Consumer Reviews

 
4.0 stars

(1 review)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • rides lighter than it is 
  • smooth 
  • suspension is perfectly setup 

Cons

  • SRAM 

Best Uses

  • long rides 
  • enduro 
  • trail 
  • XC 
  • cross country 
  • all mountain 

 
4.0
Aug 30, 2017

Do everything mountain bike!

Pros:
smooth, suspension is perfectly setup, rides lighter than it is
Cons:
SRAM
Best Uses:
XC, cross country, trail, enduro, all mountain, long rides
I took the '17 Trigger Carbon 1 out for a weekend. If you want a fun, plush, smooth, capable - did I say FUN?? - do everything all mountain bike, this is your ride! 140mm travel front and rear was ample enough for smaller drops and stunts. The Lefty front end is very stiff. The Trigger is fairly light but rides like an even lighter bike. The carbon rims spin up really fast - I felt like I was climbing on a much faster bike. Rocks and roots are nothing to this bike - you barely feel them. The dropper post with remote is going to be a "must have" on any of my future mountain bikes. The cockpit is a little crowded, with the dropper remote and rear shock remote. Due to the design of the Lefty, the fork lockout is really easy to reach. The dual travel settings on the rear end were handy for climbs and smoother sections of trail. The bike didn't bob a lot under acceleration, although I'm a beefy guy and can move any bike with my leverage ;-) I'm not a fan of SRAM shifters - the drivetrain worked well, but I hate the rear shifter. The buttons are too close for my fingers. I wish there were more Shimano options for this bike. If this was all XT, I'd buy it now. This is not an XC race bike but would be great for enduros and long days in the saddle.
by Will P from Whitby, ON, CA

Specifications

Frame
145mm travel, BallisTec Carbon Frame and Swingarm, carbon link, Ai offset
Fork
Fox Factory Float 34, 150mm, Fit 4, 3-pos. lever, Kashima coat, 44mm offset
Rear Shock
Fox Factory Float X EVOL w/Gemini remote-actuated dual mode air spring system, Flow Mode - 145mm / Hustle Mode - 115mm, Kashima coating, 3-pos. lever
Axles
Front: 110 x 15mm TA
Rear: 148 x 12mm TA w/Ai offset
Rims/Wheels
Cannondale HollowGram 30 Carbon, 30mm inner, tubeless ready
Tires
Maxxis Minion, 3C, EXO, folding, tubeless ready
Front: DHF 27.5 x 2.3
Rear: DHR II 27.5 x .3
Crankset
TRUVATIV Descendant Carbon Eagle w/ custom Ai offset
Chainrings
30T
Bottom Bracket
BB30
Rear Derailleur
SRAM XX1 Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs
SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed: 10-50T
Shifters
SRAM X01 Eagle
Brake Levers
SRAM Guide RSC
Brakes
SRAM Guide RSC hydraulic disc, 180mm Centerline rotors
Seat Post
RaceFace Turbine dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm
Travel 150mm M-XL / 125mm SM