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    2016 habit vs trigger

    I have the option to purchase either one. I am wondering which of the two are the better buy.

    Which can handle rough trails jumps and steep drops without breaking. Please provide feed back.

    Information about me. Been riding bmx flatland/street since I was 15. I'm all about big air and stunts. I want a mountain bike that can keep up with me now that I am 34. I think it's time to move on from bmx riding and do something more people my age are doing aka all my friends haha.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Neither... Given ur description of ridng style I would suggest a Jekyll...

    But if has I be one, again given riding style described Trigger.

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    Thanks man never looked at the Jekyll. Will have todo some more research. Lbs has trigger and habit at decent prices atm no jeyklls


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    Trigger can certainly handle rough terrain and jumps, but I agree what you describe is probably not ideal for it. Jekyll might be better.

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    If jumping is your thing, Jekyll would be the best bet. Try get a demo before you by though. What intrigues you about the Habit?
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    2016 habit vs trigger

    Ok I went back to my lbs. I spent some time riding each platform.

    Habit: nimble, quick, sharp cornering. Moderately stiff rear shock. Mid travel front shock.
    I did not like the cockpit set up. My fingers and thumbs hit or were poked by the shift levers. I could not find a happy median.
    I also did not like the left hand shock lock. Not sure if it could be switched to a right hand switch.

    Trigger:
    Squishy suspension front and rear long travel. Perfect cockpit set up, levers all perfectly placed.
    The rear shock was soft enough that when seated I created enough compression that I could go from tiptoe stance to flat footed.
    Water bottle place me left limited options. When the rear shock is compressed the bottom of a bottle will make contact with the edge; possibly push the bottle loose.


    Bottom line I loved the speed of the habit and its nimble cornering. But I felt it was more of a all mountain racer.

    Loved everything about the trigger. Minus the bottle situation.

    I sent a pic to my wife of both bikes.
    Both 2015 models, the last my lbs has, until their 2016 models arrive. My wife was not happy about either price (to be expected) but she loved the "blue bike".

    I bought the Trigger!! I loved the feel of the bike. The superior suspension the handling isn't as sharp but can be fixed. I now have a second awesome MTB. But the wife claimed my moto when I got home. But I think I can get it back if I buy her a full suspension Luz MTB.

    Thanks for all your help and advice everyone.

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    Congrats. I think it's a good choice over the habit for what u described.

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    Thanks your feed back was invaluable. I really did some deep dive research about the full line of cannondales. I agree I think this frame will suit me nicely. Got it on sale too 400 dollars off.


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    I know this is old but was looking at trigger vs habit threads and had to say, love the BMX seat swap on the brand new bike! haha

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