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 low weight, quick pedal response, and high-end ride quality. Up front, a 140mm Fox 34 Float 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, a Deore/XT drivetrain from Shimano has all the right gears, and features Shimano's smooth, reliable shifting. WTB Frequency rims and Formula hubs build into a light, smooth, and sturdy wheelset, and when they're paired with grippy Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires, the Trigger is ready for whatever terrain lays ahead. And you will be too, with the Trans-X dropper seatpost that lets you get you raise and lower your saddle in an instant for charging hard. You have to put a stop to the fun sometime, and Shimano's SLX disc brakes make it easy to scrub speed. A selection of Cannondale's own light components and a supportive WTB saddle are just as all-mountain as the rest of the bike.
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.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Trigger 27.5, 140/85mm, SmartFormed aluminum, BB30, ISCG03, 1.5 Si headtube|
|Fork||FOX 34 Float Performance Series FIT 4 Damper, Tapered aluminum Steerer, 15mm Thru Axle, 51mm offset|
|Headset||Tange Seiki 1.5", integrated|
|Rear Shock||Fox DYAD RT2, Dual Travel/Dual Geometry 140/85mm adj. travel|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB Frequency Race i23, TCS Tubeless Ready, 27.5"|
|Hubs||Formula, D C-51 15mm thru axle front, DC360 142x12mm rear|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition|
|Tires||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 27 x 2.35, Folding|
|Crankset||Cannondale Si, BB30|
|Chainrings||36/22 CNC Rings|
|Bottom Bracket||Cannondale BB30|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore, direct mount|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M786, Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG-50, 11-36, 10-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, i-Spec|
|Handlebars||Cannondale C3 riser, 9 degree upsweep, 4 degree backsweep, 760 x 15mm|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale dual locking grips|
|Stem||Cannondale C3, 3D Forged 1-1/8", 31.8, 55mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX w/ Metal Pad, 180/180mm|
|Seatpost||Trans-X Dropper, 31 .6mm, 120mm travel|
|Accessories & Extras||High-pressure shock pump|
|Color(s)||Acid Red w/ Fine Silver, Matte|
* Subject to change without notice.