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    New whip: 2013 Trigger Carbon 2 26" closeout (special spec)

    Ordered this last week; came in over the weekend. Picked it up tonight.

    Bike is a '13 Trigger Carbon 2 26" however it came with a carbon Lefty, not the aluminum Lefty specced in the catalog.

    Was about $3.2K; got the shop to include some XT M780 pedals and to swap out the tires for tubeless ones.

    This is by far the most advanced bike I've ever owned. In fact, I last bought a mountain bike in 1993.

    For me this bike covers a lot of firsts:

    • first full suspension bike
    • first SRAM bike
    • first Lefty
    • first hydraulic disk brake bike
    • first tubeless
    • first 2x10 drivetrain


    Seems there've been a few technological advancements in the past 20 years. ;D

    Lousy pic attached.
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    WTB: 1993 Bridgestone RB-1 62cm

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    That looks like a fun bike... and a good deal.

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    New whip: 2013 Trigger Carbon 2 26" closeout (special spec)

    Sick bike but I believe the lefty is supposed to be carbon on the trigger 2.

    I got a trigger 2 carbon frame not long ago. Completing the last bits when I get back from hols!



    Enjoy your awesome ride. Let us know how she goes after first ride



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    I just scored a lightly used 2013 Trigger 2 Carbon off of ebay with an upgraded front wheel for 2.5k. The 2 comes stock with the aluminum lefty. I just finished setting up the bike last night and ditched the heavy SRAM crankset for a carbon one off my Jekyll. Next upgrade will be to swap out the handlebar for a carbon one.
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    New whip: 2013 Trigger Carbon 2 26" closeout (special spec)

    I'm putting the 2014 150mm rock shox revelation on the front with the kp205 conversion bearing kit. I've put a dropper seatpost on it also, CB Joplin 4.

    Bars wise I put the race face next blue/ black carbon 720mm low rise (sex in a bar) on and spank spike stem. Sella italia saddle nekkar also.

    Grips I went odi yeti BUT I'm excited to have backed a new grip company TMR DESIGNS and their imprint grips that actually take a moulding of your grip for amazing comfort. I'm looking forward to those arriving.

    The chap I got the frame off sold me the break set and shifters from the original for 200 bucks SCORE.

    Oh and wheel set Easton ea90 XC with conti xking 2 2.4s

    She's going to be pretty aggressive when she is done.


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    New whip: 2013 Trigger Carbon 2 26" closeout (special spec)

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    Bike weighs 25 lb, 11oz as it sits (11.65 kg). I'd like to take a pound or so off to get below 25#. Why? For the hell of it. Plus then it'll weigh less than my hardtail. Thoughts on how to do that economically-ish?
    WTB: 1993 Bridgestone RB-1 62cm

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    New whip: 2013 Trigger Carbon 2 26" closeout (special spec)

    Quote Originally Posted by H1449-6 View Post
    Bike weighs 25 lb, 11oz as it sits (11.65 kg). I'd like to take a pound or so off to get below 25#. Why? For the hell of it. Plus then it'll weigh less than my hardtail. Thoughts on how to do that economically-ish?
    The alloy front fork would shave rather a lot but that is in no way economical.

    So with that in mind you could get some carbon bars. Easton ea70 go for around 60 bucks on sale. Swap the alloy post for a carbon one. On sale you could prob get one for around 80 bucks. Then you can also get a carbon saddle but you will sacrifice comfort and I know those can be expensive but again look for the sale.

    Crank set and wheel set again will be very expensive upgrades to shed the most weight with the fork. If you get the saddle post and bars you'll be well on your way.

    If not already go tubeless.

    What pedals are you running?


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    Quote Originally Posted by H1449-6 View Post
    Bike weighs 25 lb, 11oz as it sits (11.65 kg). I'd like to take a pound or so off to get below 25#. Why? For the hell of it. Plus then it'll weigh less than my hardtail. Thoughts on how to do that economically-ish?
    I would swap out the cranks for something lighter and then run the bike as a 1x10. Ditching the front shifter and derailleur will probably drop you enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brockwan View Post
    The alloy front fork would shave rather a lot but that is in no way economical.
    Hmm. Thought they were within a few tens of grams of each other based on this: 2013 Lefty Forks – Stiffer, Lighter, Stronger & More Durable

    I'm running XT pedals. Not the ones with the platform, the other ones.

    Appreciate the suggestions. I'll see what I can do.
    WTB: 1993 Bridgestone RB-1 62cm

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    New whip: 2013 Trigger Carbon 2 26" closeout (special spec)

    Quote Originally Posted by H1449-6 View Post
    Hmm. Thought they were within a few tens of grams of each other based on this: 2013 Lefty Forks – Stiffer, Lighter, Stronger & More Durable

    I'm running XT pedals. Not the ones with the platform, the other ones.

    Appreciate the suggestions. I'll see what I can do.
    To be honest I may be wrong on the fork. Usually when it comes to shedding weight (in general) usually wheel set first, then fork then so on. The fork has to be heavy in the first thing mind and this is a great higher end machine so most the weight is already shed. Apologies


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