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    Why are the new Trigger and Jeckyll much heavier?

    I have the 2015 Carbon 1 Trigger and Jeckyll Carbon 1.
    With pedals the Trigger weights 24 pounds
    With pedals the Jeckyll weights 26.5 (with a Fox 170 on the front)

    2018
    Trigger 1 weights 27.5 (no pedals)
    Jeckyll 1 weights 28.8 (no pedals)

    Jeckyll doesnt bother me so much because its a more agressive bike, but the Trigger will be almost 4 pounds more once you put pedals, its kind of heavy now.

    Is the new trend of bikes to go heavier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoadve View Post

    the Trigger will be almost 4 pounds more once you put pedals, its kind of heavy now.

    Is the new trend of bikes to go heavier?
    It's a bigger bike. Burlier. They needed to move it away from the space that the Habit SE occupies, and going burlier is how they did it. The typical rider they are focusing on doesn't really care that much about heft, maybe the opposite, they want a more chunky feel, bombproof & robustness.

    I think

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    I bet people would rather take on the extra strength and weight instead of the rear triangles that keep cracking on the previous carbon triggers.

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    Broke 2 triangles on Triggers myself, and I see what you mean but 4 pounds heavier is a lot.

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    12.5kg / 27.5 pound is fair for a 145mm trail bike with DHF tyres and 30mm inner width rims, no?

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    Well,my Jeckyll is 170mm front and 160 rear and weights 26.5 with pedals.
    The fun part about a light bike is acceleration and climbing.

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    Yeah - your Jekyll is exceptionally light for such a biiiig bike. Some people like that. Some people don't. Cannondale are betting that most folks with bikes that size don't race them up hills all that much, and will trade a bit more heft for more burl.

    Even so, new Trigger isn't heavy, rather it's predecessor was very light, and aimed at different market / purpose. Bronson CC for example comes in at 12.7kg.

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    I have a '15 Trigger carbon 1, with pedals I don't think it is less than 27 pounds... did you modify it at all to get it down to 24?

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    Egg beaters Tis
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    new Scalpel Si is also quite a bit heavier than the previous model..

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