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.
|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|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9, Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C2 Riser|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale dual locking grips|
|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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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.