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2018 Cannondale Jekyll & Trigger mountain bikes – full specs, pricing and geometry

2018 Cannondale Trigger Carbon 1
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The 2018 Cannondale Trigger and Jekyll mountain bikes are all new and available now, with completely updated frames and a revised suspension layout using a simpler dual travel shock created in partnership with Fox. For the full tech breakdown, check out this post. Here, we’ll present the various models with U.S. pricing and their geometry charts…

The Trigger is the shorter travel of the two, with 145mm rear and 150mm front. Click any image to enlarge.

2018 Cannondale Trigger Carbon 1

The Trigger Carbon 1 has a BallisTec carbon frame and swingarm, spec highlights include: Fox Float 34 Factory fork & Float X Evol shock, Cannondale Hollowgram 30 carbon wheelset, Maxxis Minion 3C/EXO tires (27.5 x 2.3), Truvativ Descent Carbon with Eagle chainring, SRAM XX1/X01 Eagle, Guide RSC brakes with 180mm rotors, Race Face Turbine dropper post with 125mm to 150mm travel depending on frame size. Claimed weight is 12.29kg (27.09lb), price is $7,749 (€7,499). (Note: weights were provided by Cannondale only for the top model of each bike)

2018 Cannondale Trigger Carbon 2

Unless otherwise noted, spec carries over from the models above each bike. The Trigger Carbon 2 gets a BallisTec carbon front triangle with alloy rear end, Fox Float 34 / Float X Performance Elite suspension, WTB Frequency Team i29 wheels, SRAM Eagle XO1 group with same Descendant carbon cranks and Guide RS brakes. Price is $5,999 (€5,999).

2018 Cannondale Trigger Carbon 3

The Trigger Carbon 3 gets a Fox Float 34 Performance fork with Float DPS Performance shock, WTB Frequency Race i29 wheels, Minion DHF/DHR II dual compound tires, Cannondale Si crankset with Shimano XT/SLX group, SLX brakes, and a TransX 120mm dropper post for $3,399. For Europe, this model gets a 2×11 drivetrain for €3,999.

2018 Cannondale Trigger Carbon Women's 1

The only women’s bike of the bunch is the Trigger Carbon 1 Women’s model, which shares the BallisTec front and alloy rear end and overall spec of the Trigger 3 directly above. Price is $3,999, made for U.S. only.

2018 CANNONDALE JEKYLL – SPECS & PRICING

2018 Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 1

The Jekyll 1 gets a BallisTec carbon frame and swingarm and gets a Fox Factory Float 36 fork with 170mm travel, Fox Factory Float X Evol shock, Cannondale Hollowgram 30 carbon wheelset, Maxxis Minion 3C/EXO tires (27.5 x 2.5 f/2.4 r), Truvativ Descent Carbon with Eagle chainring, SRAM XX1/X01 Eagle, Guide RSC brakes with 200mm/180mm rotors, Race Face Turbine dropper post with 125mm to 150mm travel depending on frame size. Claimed weight is 12.8kg (28.22lb), price is $7,749 (€7,499).

2018 Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 2

The Jekyll 2 gets a BallisTec carbon front triangle with SmartForm alloy rear end, Fox Float 36 / Float X Performance Elite suspension, WTB Frequency Team i29 wheels, SRAM Eagle XO1 group with same Descendant carbon cranks and Guide RS brakes. Price is $5,999 (€5,999).

2018 Cannondale Jekyll Carbon 3

The Jekyll 3 gets a Fox Float 36 Performance fork with Float DPS Evol Performance shock, WTB Frequency Race i29 wheels, Minion DHF/DHR II dual compound tires, Cannondale Si crankset with Shimano XT/SLX group, SLX brakes with 203mm/180mm rotors, and a TransX 120mm dropper post for $4,199 (€3,999).

2018 Cannondale Jekyll 4 with alloy frame

The Jekyll 4 is the only all-alloy bike in the line, with a SmartForm smoothly welded front and rear. It gets a Fox Float 36 Performance fork with Float DPS Evol Performance shock, WTB STP i25 wheels, Minion DHF/DHR II dual compound tires, Cannondale Si crankset with Shimano SLX group with Deore brakes with 180mm rotors, and a TransX 120mm dropper post for $3,199 (€2,999).

2018 Cannondale Jekyll geometry chart

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caliente
caliente
5 years ago

Do those bottle mounts work with small bottles only? And are they on all frame sizes? interesting spot for a bottle, but i suppose it is better than nothing!

Loki
Loki
5 years ago

Pricing on the Trigger Carb 3 is off, should be $3 999.

Jay
Jay
5 years ago

What no supermaxx lefty? Guess Cannondale decided to put a fork thay actually works for more than 3 rides on their bikes.

Andrea
Andrea
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

Well my Lefty has more than 200 rides and still work perfectly

mortimer
mortimer
5 years ago

Wow Crackandfails with four link rear. Looks like after the basic design was met that some industrial design/styling person started hitting them with a big ol’ ugly stick.

ZeeDee
ZeeDee
5 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks that the trigger’s side view looks ugly and unballanced? They sacrificed design and look to one bottle mount…sorry for that, not buying

blah blah blah
blah blah blah
5 years ago
Reply to  ZeeDee

whatever you where never going to “buy”

wes
wes
5 years ago

I owned a 2015 Cannondale Jekyll and I loved it. The new version looks even better and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Wes (a different one)
Wes (a different one)
5 years ago

Sure the DYAD2 and Lefty might be polarizing on the 2016 models, but the work very well! You might still be able to find deeply discounted 2016 models and they’re great bikes. Honestly, Cannondale’s unconventional designs are part of why I like them, these models look like the rest of the herd – but I can’t argue that’s probably a better business model.

drunkatwork
drunkatwork
5 years ago

“The 2018 Cannondale Trigger and Jekyll mountain bikes are all new and available now”

It’s ridiculous that we’re not even half way through the year and next model year bikes are already available. I feel sorry for the Cannondale dealers who are having to clearance all their “old” 2017 bikes during what should be the most profitable time of year…

Seraph
Seraph
5 years ago
Reply to  drunkatwork

Get used to it. More and more companies are doing away with model years and instead releasing bikes when they’re ready instead of waiting for the next year.

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

The rear shock is seriously right there, why put a remote lockout on it? Maybe for those who want more cables on their bikes?

Seraph
Seraph
5 years ago
Reply to  Nick

It doesn’t have remote lockout. The remote lever changes the travel. The lockout is still mounted on the shock.

Dyllan
Dyllan
4 years ago

Anyone know what the weight on the new jekyll 4?

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