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While we were impressed with Cannondale’s 26er version of its Trigger trail bike, all of our testers wanted to give the 29er version a go. We now have a Trigger 29er and will be showcasing it in the pages of Bike. In the meantime, here’s a quick video preview we made of the new Cannondale Trigger 29er.
Over the past decade, Bell’s been positioned as the “affordable” brand of helmets while its twin sister, Giro, received the sexy features. That’s all changing. Bell’s new Full 9 and Super helmet models suggest that Bell is on track to regain some of its former glory as a high-end, no-holds-barred helmet maker. We went inside Bell’s think tank to get the inside story on how a helmet is born: from rough sketch to high-tech brain bucket.
Bell Helmets is providing $100,000 in grants to fund three, great trail-building projects. You get to help choose the winner–so vote today–you might also snag some shwag for doing so.
Easton Cycling recently introduced a hub upgrade kit for the M1 rear hubs used in EC90 XC, EA90 XC, EC70 Trail, Haven, Haven Carbon, Havoc and EA90 XD wheels. The Bearing Spacer Kit will be available late February 2013, free of charge for existing M1 rear hubs and is included as a running change in all M1 hub-equipped rear wheels shipped after mid-February.
Cannondale’s Trigger Carbon 1 is fast, flickable and tons of fun, though it left some testers wondering whether bigger wheels would make green grass greener.