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  • Mate just got a 29er 2014 from Pauls for 1099. Last one in Med I think tho. Revs & SLX. Lovely lovely bike! The switchable 80/130 shock travel works surprisingly well.

    prawny
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    Flippin heck, the two looks ok n all. Wouldn’t mind one of them.

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    Ooh, now that does look good. I have no need for a new MTB right now but they do have an XL in stock…

    Premier Icon boriselbrus
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    I bought one a few months ago as a bit of a punt from Pauls cycles and I’m very glad I did!

    It rides and handles well, to go tubeless you just need valves and sealant and the kit is all pretty good. It comes with a shock pump which is just as well as if you are heavy the shock might need 600psi in it. Setup is straightforward though and I just rode it with the pressure it came with for a couple of days until I found the proper pressures on line. There was quite a difference but it was good before I changed the pressures but great afterwards!

    Mine came with a leaky brake caliper but Pauls sent me a new one very quickly and refunded me for posting the old one back.

    I’ve swapped the Revs to Pikes, the Revs were fine but I found a pike for a good price and it is better as you’d expect but it was hardly rubbish before.

    Mine gets used for big mountain stuff in Scotland and the only thing I would change would be the weight for hike-a-bike stuff. Apart from that it’s pretty much perfect.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I bought a 1 off Paul’s last year. Can’t fault it (or them). The only thing that would put me off the bike in the OP’s link is the lack of a Lefty – which is the whole point of buying a ‘dale MTB IMO!!

    prawny
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    The carbon one with a left is only £1800, if I had the cash I’d go for that. It’s red too, super fast.

    ollie T
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    ive bought a scalpel and a few road bikes from pauls. Great service aftercare and price.

    DrP
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    Is that a pull shock?
    It looks like it from teh linkage setup..

    DrP

    It is a pull shock.

    slimjim78
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    for £999 in seriously considering it as my first proper FS punt..

    any disadvantages to pull shock?

    looks like a dual travel rear shock (85/140mm) actuated via handlebar remote. is that right?

    If I like it I could switch all my 11sp bits over plus Reverb, and fit all the Dale bits back on to my 45650b.. and flog that as a minter..

    Would probably cost me next to nothing. Tempting indeed

    BTW : http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b0s183p5687/CANNONDALE-TRIGGER-3-27-5-2015 sexy black version in size L.

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    I guess the shock servicing is specialist/expensive (not had mine done yet!) I remember seeing a thread on here with a recommendation for servicing I think. Yes, there is a remote on the bars.

    As mentioned above, it works really well. Climbs brilliantly in short travel mode IMO.

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    HarrytheSpider has one – but don’t let that put you off.

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/29er-full-suspension-for-1700

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    for £999 in seriously considering it as my first proper FS punt..

    any disadvantages to pull shock?

    looks like a dual travel rear shock (85/140mm) actuated via handlebar remote. is that right?

    If I like it I could switch all my 11sp bits over plus Reverb, and fit all the Dale bits back on to my 45650b.. and flog that as a minter..

    Would probably cost me next to nothing. Tempting indeed

    BTW : http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b0s183p5687/CANNONDALE-TRIGGER-3-27-5-2015 sexy black version in size L. I’ve had the dyad pull shock on a jekyll for 3 years and it’s been great, nae worries at all – just had it serviced this year.

    Trigger for a grand looks fantastic.

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    I bought a Trigger 1 29er with a Lefty from Paul’s last year. I’m loving it. No problems with either suspension but but I am a lightweight mincer.
    Eats up the miles and feels fun enough to me. I am going 27.5 for the n+1 but will be keeping the Trig for Ridgeway commute duties.

    slimjim78
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    I usually ride a large, but like a long cockpit. Short inseam for my height (6’1″) so bloody long torso. XL looks doable by my calcs..

    withersea
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    Aghhhh was not buying a bike this year or changing wheel size”…now I!ve seen a trigger carbon 2. I am 5 10′ with 32″ inside legs, is large too large?

    notlocal
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    I’m 6’2″ tall and 34″ inseam and I ride an XL Carbon team with a lefty. Brilliant bike. Had a Jekyll before with no problems from the shock.
    The Trigger climbs better than I ever will but absolutely flies down the rough stuff. I’m in Ballater and have some fairly steep and rocky descents to choose from.
    For £999 the 4 is a steal, the 3 is cracking value too.

    Trying the 29er briefly at 5’11.5 and 32″ I’d have been happy on the Med, but would have gone Large. Fits my smaller mate (5’9?) very well, a 125 reverb slammed right down will be perfect for him.

    That switch from 80 to 130 is great, the front wheel just shoots out in front of you for descending, then it tucks back in for climbing. Sounds gimmicky but it does work.

    kevin1911
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    Is that the medium or the large that would be perfect for him?

    withersea
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    Hovering on the order button for a medium Jekyll…

    The WTB i23 & Wolverine wheelset is really tight fit, but its tubeless ready, inc ready taped, so you only need to unseat one rim side, pull tube out, add valve and jizz and inflate.

    Love my Jekyll. The Dyad is different. The lever to change the travel is a bit meh. But , as said by others, unlatch the lever, feel the bike squat and the front move forward and its well beyond my capability as a bike to ride. The shock never seems to be bothered by anything . Make sure you buy the sag marker , to set it up better, as you cant easily set this up without one. There is 2 versions. From buying this, I then bought an F29 Dale , the wife a Caad 10 and thinking of a Dale 29 er singlespeed next.
    Pauls are great. Broke 2 freehubs, they stripped and sent another as Madison didn’t have any in stock at the time. Quick turnaround etc. Always easy to talk to and resolve any issues. Pay an extra fiver to get the bike next day is also a bonus.

    craig24
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    Looks like a lot of bike for the money, any reviews online? Can’t find a lot from a quick google.

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    Here’s my online review of the 29er version :

    It’s ace.

    HTH

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    are they still ‘crack and fails’ or is that rubbish?

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    Gah I’m tempted to, not sure on medium vs large though (6′ and 31″ in-seam), I guess large makes more sense – if only they weren’t 200 miles away. I notice Cyclesurgery have the medium 2 in and say they price match…

    notlocal
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    Howsyourdad, I had my Alu Jekyll for 2 and a bit years, riding in the cairngorms and further afield. Our last outing was a robust week in Moab, before I got the Trigger. The jekyll didn’t complain once and is still providing grins down the other side of Glenshee for its new handler.

    kevin1911
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    Oh man, they’ve got medium carbon Triggers back in stock. Soooo very tempted. Anyone had theirs turn up yet and able to provide ther first impressions?

    are they still ‘crack and fails’ or is that rubbish?

    about 20 years out of date, but witty enough to have stuck as a meme. They used to push the boundaries with ally compared to other manufacturers with very thin walled very large diameter tubes.

    My 2004 Jekyll has been taken to the Alps 5 times, and is my one and only everyday, everything bike. There is no indication that it is going to crack soon.

    Really want the carbon trigger 2 in large. I love the lefty fork.

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    Okey dokes good to know. I’ll start calling them Cannondales again. My friends 2013 cannondale cracked so I thought it was a ‘thing’ still. Of course all manufacturers have issues

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    Cheers for the heads up on these! Ordered the carbon trigger 2 yesterday at 10 o’clock, arrived today 9:30!
    Fantastic service, very nicely packaged, about an hours fetteling and jobs a good un!
    Really pleased with the bike, the high gloss red and black finish looks spot on.
    Cheers guys.

    kevin1911
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    Aw c’mon! We need more than that! Any pics (would be nice to see one that’s not been shot in a studio)? Any idea of the actual weight?

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    Ha Ha! Sorry guys but I haven’t a clue how to post Picts! I will weigh it tomorrow and let you know (watching the rugby at present)

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    Ah well, ordered a Trigger 2 myself, credit card’s crying…

    Weight is supposedly about 28lbs, sounds like the tyres are best off in the bin and I guess needs a wheel upgrade eventually – hopefully nothing else will need changing.

    kevin1911
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    Yeah those are the two things that stopped me from having some explaining to do to the wife. Really surprised that the crossroc wheels aren’t tubeless ready like crossmax. That and wondering how easy it is to find wheels that would fit lefty forks when it did get to upgrade time

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    Yeah I’m going to get some nobby nics but I’m only a little un and I don’t do any really rough stuff so wheels should be ok.

    slimjim78
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    Cogglepin – we need to see it! 🙂

    I’m doing the whole ‘it’s only £500 more and you get carbon frame/lefty’ etc..

    kevin1911
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    Anyone know what the suspension configuration is? All the reviews just focus on the shock. Is it single pivot with linkage activation of the shock?

    notlocal
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    Single pivot with linkage actuation and flex built into the seatstays on the carbon models. I think the Alu bikes get an extra pivot at the dropout end of the seatstays.

    notlocal
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    lbs swapped my tyres for WTB Vigilantes, sticky up front tough at the back and set them up tubeless. Mental amount of grip. My bottle goes long before the tyres.

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