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Cannondale jumps into 27.5/650b fray

Published April 2, 2014
Cannondale Trigger Carbon 2

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — Cannondale is updating its Trigger and Jekyll "OverMountain" trail/enduro bikes for 2015 with 27.5-inch wheels, stiffer SuperMax Lefty forks and a new Fox Dyad rear shock tune.

"The bikes are basically new from head to toe," said Cannondale public relations manager Bill Rudell.

With input from enduro world champion Jerome Clementz, the Jekyll — which previously rolled on 26-inch wheels — was completely redesigned and gets new geometry, increased adjustable rear travel of 160/95 millimeters and — on the top two of its four spec levels — the new 160-millimeter-travel Super Lefty fork. The 26-inch version of the Jekyll goes away in 2015.

The trail/all-mountain Trigger 27.5 has 140/85 millimeters of adjustable travel and comes in five models — three of which are equipped with a 140-millimeter SuperMax Lefty. The Trigger will also be available in a 29-inch version, but 26-inch wheels will no longer be offered starting in 2015.

Pricing and availability for the 2015 Jekyll and Trigger have not been set.

Cannondale recently introduced the bikes to the consumer cycling media at a launch event and enduro race in the seaside Spanish town of Sotogrande.

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