Cannondale Trigger 3 - 2015

Cannondale Trigger 3
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Cannondale's Trigger 3 is an XC-fast, all-mountain-capable trail ride that hammers the climbs and descends like a demon. Cannondale built their reputation on aluminum frames, and their revolutionary SmartFormed tech delivers a low weight, quick pedal response, and unmatched ride quality. Up front, a 140mm Fox 32 Evolution fork leads the way, and out back a Fox DYAD shock boasts 140mm of rider-tunable, big-hit-swallowing suspension that can be adjusted by a bar-mounted lever to 85mm when it's time to ascend. Up or down, an X7/X9 drivetrain from SRAM has all the right gears, and features SRAM's trademark fast, snappy shifting. WTB Frequency rims and SRAM X9 hubs build into a light, smooth, and sturdy wheelset, and when they're paired with grippy WTB Wolverine tires, the Trigger is ready for whatever terrain lays ahead. And you will be too, with the X-Fusion Hilo dropper seatpost that lets you get you raise and lower your saddle in an instant for charging hard at the descents. You have to put a stop to the fun sometime, and Magura's MT4 hydraulic disc brakes make it easy to scrub speed. A selection of Cannondale's own light components and a racy WTB saddle are just as all-mountain as the rest of the bike.

The Cannondale/Fox DYAD Rear Shock.

With Fox's DYAD RT2 rear shock, you can have the best possible performance across the widest spectrum of terrain. Developed in collaboration with Cannondale, the dual-travel, dual-personality DYAD RT2 is actually two completely different shocks housed in one package: Elevate – a shorter travel, smaller volume air shock for rolling and climbing terrain, and Flow – a longer travel, high volume linear air shock for aggressive descending.

Activated on the fly by a handlebar-mounted lever, each mode has its own dedicated damping circuits, fully optimized for the intended terrain. Switching between the Elevate and Flow modes also changes the bike's sag point and geometry. In Elevate mode, the bike rides higher, resulting in steeper head and seat angles and keeping the rider in a better position for climbing and tight technical terrain. In Flow mode, the bottom bracket drops, lowering the center of gravity and making the angles slack and stable, perfect for charging descents.

Specs

Frame Cannondale SmartFormed Aluminum w/1.5 Si headtube
Fork Fox 32 Evolution Float CTD Fit 27.5, 140mm-travel w/15QR thru-axle
Rear Shock Fox DYAD RT2, 140/85mm-travel
Rims/Wheels WTB Frequency Race i19 27.5 TCS, tubeless ready
Hubs SRAM X9, 15mm front thru-axle, 142x12mm rear spacing
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires WTB Wolverine TCS, tubeless ready, 27.5x2.2
Crankset SRAM S1400, double
Chainrings 36/22
Bottom Bracket PF30
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X7
Handlebars Cannondale C2 Riser
Tape/Grips Cannondale dual locking grips
Stem Cannondale C3
Brake Levers Magura MT4
Brakes Magura MT4 w. Storm SL rotors
Saddle WTB Silverado Comp
Seatpost X-Fusion Hilo dropper post
Accessories & Extras High-pressure shock pump

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Pros

  • Climbs well 
  • Durable 
  • Fast 
  • Good fox components 
  • Stylish 

Cons

  • Handlebar 
  • Magura breaks 

Best Uses

  • Xc trail and downhill 

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Awesome bike overall

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Stylish
  • Fast
  • Good Fox Components
  • Climbs Well

Cons

  • Handlebar
  • Magura Breaks

Best Uses

  • Xc Trail And Downhill

Comments:

Good bike overal;very happy with the purchase. Fox Dyad rear shock works great once it's dialed in. Make sure you get the pressures right. Front shock has 3 modes: climb, trail and downhill. Make sure your dealer routes the cable for the seat-post dropper properly. The Magura front break became very squishy on the first ride. Had the dealer re-bled it twice before it started working. I upgraded to a 40 mm riser handle bar. at 6'1" the stock flat bar was not ideal for my lower back.

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