In addition to completely redesigning the Jekyll, Cannondale also recently announced the brand-new Trigger 27.5 and Trigger 29 at their global launch in Spain.
The Trigger 27.5, simply referred to as “Trigger” in the Cannondale marketing materials, is essentially the all-new Jekyll’s little brother. With (you guessed it) 27.5″/650b wheels and 150/85mm of rear travel, this bike essentially offers Jekyll aggressiveness dialed back just a hair. Consequently, Cannondale sees the all-new Trigger as a “quiver killer.”
This rig shares many additional similarities with the Jekyll, including the Fox DYAD rear shock, Ballistec carbon, and ECS-TC pivot system (check out the Jekyll article for more information).
While Cannondale’s new models reinforce my impression that the 26″ wheel is going the way of the dinosaurs, they haven’t abandoned the wagon wheels yet! The Trigger 29 offers the Trigger’s fantastic performance with a 29er roll-over-anything feel. The travel is dialed down a bit, with the rear shock providing 130 or 80mm of travel, depending on which way the lever is flipped.
For more information, check out this video about the Trigger’s development: