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    Cool-blue Rhythm Pivot Mach 6

    My Christmas present!

    - Pivot Mach 6 with Pike 160mm
    - 11.9kg without pedals

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    That's a good looking bike.

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    Nice bike and good choice! Enjoy

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    Wow, nice ride! Hope you get the tires scratching around on some dirt today too!

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    Pivot Mach 6

    Beautiful!

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    bike porn...purty bike
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    The Pivot Mach 6 is the best 27.5(650b) bike out! Haters will hate...

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    Thanks guys! This rig is awesome!

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    Chris that's an awesome rig. What is the component set up?
    Can't wait your ride report. Bring it on to Mt Kiara KL, I'm sure that will be the right habitat for Mach 6
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    A friend of mine just bought that bike and switched out the fox for the Pike. Unfortunately he's been waiting for the Pike so is currently unable to ride the bike!

    Out of curiosity, what made you go with the Pike?

    Nice bike for sure.
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    To the OP nice bike. Enjoy...

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    Haters will hate...
    +1 - the Mach 6 hate in this thread is so thick you could cut it with a sword!
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    Pivot Mach 6 XX1

    Short write-up on my new mistress: My Pivot Mach 6

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    Great build. Wow. Very nice. I really enjoyed the detailed build and pics on your blog.

    I also dig the name: Two wheels good.... Indeed. (And I'd have to agree with the "Four wheels bad" part too,, if you're talking about quads.)
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    That was a fun read, enjoy! I'm having an absolute blast on mine!

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    The Mach 6 might be the best looking bike out there right now. Pivot really knows how to design a bike. I demoed one in September and loved it. A tad out of my price range or it would be at the top of my list.

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    Thanks guy! great bike indeed. Keep riding

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    Pivot Mach 6 XX1


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    Are you sure on that weight? That's almost "too" light to believe. I'm not saying you're incorrect, its just that is lighter than the magazine reviews came out with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Are you sure on that weight? That's almost "too" light to believe. I'm not saying you're incorrect, its just that is lighter than the magazine reviews came out with.
    11.9kgs = 26.24lbs without pedals.

    The MTBR test Mach 6 was reported as 26.5lbs without pedals.
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    Great video. Seems like your enjoying your M6. Those look like some great trails you got there. Nice skills as well.

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    Just curious. Have you put it on a scale? I mean that's lighter than my TRc and that frame weighs less than 5 lbs. Just saying
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    We weigh the full bike in the workshop after it was built. It shows 11.9 kg. Should have taken a photo. Will do that next time.

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    Atl-biker, we indeed have nice trails here. M6 is the best bike I ever ridden. It really climb like XC and down like DH. Awesome bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Just curious. Have you put it on a scale? I mean that's lighter than my TRc and that frame weighs less than 5 lbs. Just saying



    MTBR test bike 26.43lbs = 11.99kg
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    Cool vid, trails look fun! That's a great weight for such a capable bike!

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    OMG. You weren't kidding. I don't get it. And so it's light than my 2x10 XT Stans Crest TRc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    OMG. You weren't kidding. I don't get it. And so it's light than my 2x10 XT Stans Crest TRc.
    I think the MTBR folks have a lighter fork and wheelset for the m6, but I haven't seen a weight for that setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I think the MTBR folks have a lighter fork and wheelset for the m6, but I haven't seen a weight for that setup.
    Is that with/wo a dropper post? And those aren't crazy light rims on there either. Dang, this could be the one do-it-all bike with that weight. With pedals should be about 28ish I'm guessing
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    11.9kgs = 26.24lbs without pedals.

    The MTBR test Mach 6 was reported as 26.5lbs without pedals.
    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Is that with/wo a dropper post? And those aren't crazy light rims on there either. Dang, this could be the one do-it-all bike with that weight. With pedals should be about 28ish I'm guessing
    That weight is with a dropper.
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    Mine is with KS internal cable dropper. I use Pike fork, which is lighter than MTBR M6 using Fox CTD fork.

    My setup:

    1. Frame: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon, Medium
    2. Shock: Fox Float X CTD Kashima
    3. Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air Forks (1861g)
    4. Headset: Pivot Precision Sealed Bearing
    5. RD: XX-1 11Spd Type 2
    6. Shifter: XX-1 rear
    7. Brakes: Magura MT-8
    8. Crank: XX-1 GXP 30T (with Raceface crank protector)
    9. Bar: Enve Carbon Riser 740mm
    10. Grips: Lock On
    11. Stem: Straitline Pinch Clamp Stem 50mm Red
    12. Post: KS dropper internal cable
    13. Saddle: Pivot WTB Vigo Team
    14. Cassette: XX-1 10-42 11Spd
    15. Wheelset: DT 27.5 SPLINE ONE XM 1501 XD Tubeless
    16. Tyre: KENDA Nevegal 2.35 front and rear

    TOTAL weight without pedals: 11.9kg

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    Mine is 27.75 lbs with dropper and pedals for a decently burly build. That also includes real tires, not some 500 gram paper thin sidewall XC tires. Could still drop another .25-.5 lbs too by going to a Wolftooth spiderless ring and a few other tricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris9888 View Post
    Atl-biker, we indeed have nice trails here. M6 is the best bike I ever ridden. It really climb like XC and down like DH. Awesome bike!
    Yeah, that climb you cleared looked pretty f'n steep with some nice tech. Well done. I know video's usually make things look easier than in person. If that's the case that must have been a tough one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Biker View Post
    Yeah, that climb you cleared looked pretty f'n steep with some nice tech. Well done. I know video's usually make things look easier than in person. If that's the case that must have been a tough one.
    That slope is really freaking steep and tech. You are right, video does not do justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Mine is 27.75 lbs with dropper and pedals for a decently burly build. That also includes real tires, not some 500 gram paper thin sidewall XC tires. Could still drop another .25-.5 lbs too by going to a Wolftooth spiderless ring and a few other tricks.
    And the M6 isn't a featherweight frame. It's nice to see parts come down in weight enough for a light, but purposeful build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris9888 View Post
    Mine is with KS internal cable dropper. I use Pike fork, which is lighter than MTBR M6 using Fox CTD fork.

    My setup:

    1. Frame: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon, Medium
    2. Shock: Fox Float X CTD Kashima
    3. Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air Forks (1861g)
    4. Headset: Pivot Precision Sealed Bearing
    5. RD: XX-1 11Spd Type 2
    6. Shifter: XX-1 rear
    7. Brakes: Magura MT-8
    8. Crank: XX-1 GXP 30T (with Raceface crank protector)
    9. Bar: Enve Carbon Riser 740mm
    10. Grips: Lock On
    11. Stem: Straitline Pinch Clamp Stem 50mm Red
    12. Post: KS dropper internal cable
    13. Saddle: Pivot WTB Vigo Team
    14. Cassette: XX-1 10-42 11Spd
    15. Wheelset: DT 27.5 SPLINE ONE XM 1501 XD Tubeless
    16. Tyre: KENDA Nevegal 2.35 front and rear

    TOTAL weight without pedals: 11.9kg
    Is the Pike a 150 or 160 fork and do you ever feel like you need to steepen the front and/or back end on steep climbs if using fixed travel fork? It looks like the M6 is based around a 150 fork, but I typically like to drop my front ends on bikes with <67 HTA (my Rune has 65 deg HTA, but steep STA and still need to drop the fork for the steeps). Would just run a 160-130 Pike, but don't want the BB any higher. Have always loved the frame, but BB >13.5" and slack STA for seating climbing kind of turned me off. Will be testing one thoroughly in 2.5 weeks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Is the Pike a 150 or 160 fork and do you ever feel like you need to steepen the front and/or back end on steep climbs if using fixed travel fork? It looks like the M6 is based around a 150 fork, but I typically like to drop my front ends on bikes with <67 HTA (my Rune has 65 deg HTA, but steep STA and still need to drop the fork for the steeps). Would just run a 160-130 Pike, but don't want the BB any higher. Have always loved the frame, but BB >13.5" and slack STA for seating climbing kind of turned me off. Will be testing one thoroughly in 2.5 weeks!
    I am using Pike 160. Riders' preference varies, the setup works perfect for my riding style. Personally, I think M6 geo is perfect for all round rides. The 66 HTA and shorter chain stay combo is ingenious. Awesome climb and DH capabilities. It also improves tight switchback and corner performances. I think M6 BB height is relatively low, which add stability.

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    How well does it climb on the steep stuff? I hear its better to slam your stem and not use any spacers for climbing. Nice ride btw i am looking at this or the HDR but i think i am leaning more towards the m6. The only thing i am worried about is the head tube angle being to slack for steeper climbs.

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    You might want to check out the Pivot sub-forum...there is a lot of M6 discussion going on there that covers these questions.
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    Shredding trails with our Pivot Mach 6 this Saturday

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    Think this is how we should ride our M6
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    Ever look at the Santa Cruz Bronson? I am currently looking at the Mach 6 and the Bronson, I ride in NJ which has its share of technical trails. I don't mind climbing but I ultimately ride to go fast downhill. That being said in order to ride DH I must go up the long climbs first. Any advice for me trying to decide between the two? Is this the bike that I will be taking on all my rides, technical or not? Current Bike: Superfly 100 Pro with KS Lev Dropper and Mavic Wheelset.

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    Jferr31910, I had the same dilemma sometime back. Glad to go for M6, can never be happier. Pivot M6 is a fun bike, and performs well in technical trails, climb and DH. You will be surprised M6 handles DH so much better, thanks to 66 degree HTA and DW-Link suspension system. In addition, the shorter-chain stay and lower BB height enables you to take DH corners quick with absolute confident. I am average rider, but M6 enable me to attempt stunt I never did on my Nomad. I ride faster with more confident. The bonus, it climbs like goat and put many XC riders to shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Is the Pike a 150 or 160 fork and do you ever feel like you need to steepen the front and/or back end on steep climbs if using fixed travel fork? It looks like the M6 is based around a 150 fork,
    Mach6 comes with the fox 34 150 which has the same axle to crown as the Pike 160 so you only gain by upgrading to the pike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodiegrrl View Post
    Mach6 comes with the fox 34 150 which has the same axle to crown as the Pike 160 so you only gain by upgrading to the pike.
    Thanks, but think 34 150 is 544mm a2c, whereas 160 Pike is 552.5mm. So, 160 Pike would result in about 1/2 degree slacker on the front and back end (65.5/71) and raise bike about 1/8" (13.7"). Pretty much similar geomety as my old SB66 w/160 fork which felt a bit too high and too slack when climbing and descending burmy, flowy terrain. This resulted in me often descending with it in the lowered fork position (130), which wasn't enough travel in most instances descending and eventually ended up blowing up the DP dampener cause of it. Too bad they don't make a Pike 150/120, cause I think that would be best for that bike, if you do long grinds to descend of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris9888 View Post
    Jferr31910, I had the same dilemma sometime back. Glad to go for M6, can never be happier. Pivot M6 is a fun bike, and performs well in technical trails, climb and DH. You will be surprised M6 handles DH so much better, thanks to 66 degree HTA and DW-Link suspension system. In addition, the shorter-chain stay and lower BB height enables you to take DH corners quick with absolute confident. I am average rider, but M6 enable me to attempt stunt I never did on my Nomad. I ride faster with more confident. The bonus, it climbs like goat and put many XC riders to shame.
    I appreciate the reponse. I checked out your videos and I think Im going to pick up the M6 in a xsmall frame. Once again thanks for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jferr31910 View Post
    I appreciate the reponse. I checked out your videos and I think Im going to pick up the M6 in a xsmall frame. Once again thanks for the feedback.
    You are welcome! I am sure you will enjoy the M6, more than any other bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Thanks, but think 34 150 is 544mm a2c, whereas 160 Pike is 552.5mm.
    Once you set 30% sag you've got 381mm vs. 387mm or ~6mm difference. So I'm with B-Grrl the Pike is an upgrade with nearly the same A to C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Once you set 30% sag you've got 381mm vs. 387mm or ~6mm difference. So I'm with B-Grrl the Pike is an upgrade with nearly the same A to C.
    Pike 150 is going to yield similar geometry to 34 150 of course. Only 6mm raise at BB is slight, but I have noticed it negatively when running my Lyrik at 170 vs 160, especially while cornering. And 1/2" slacker at seat tube, combined with slacker front by 1/2 degree will make you work a bit more to try to get your weight over the front wheel for cornering, climbing and what not. So, for this I would be more inclined to only use a 150 fork on this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta View Post
    Pike 150 is going to yield similar geometry to 34 150 of course. Only 6mm raise at BB is slight, but I have noticed it negatively when running my Lyrik at 170 vs 160, especially while cornering. And 1/2" slacker at seat tube, combined with slacker front by 1/2 degree will make you work a bit more to try to get your weight over the front wheel for cornering, climbing and what not. So, for this I would be more inclined to only use a 150 fork on this bike.
    160mm Pike will not raise the BB by 6mm when the rider is on the bike vs. a Fox 150. If the front end goes up 6mm that's 0.25 of a deg slacker and the BB will only go up by a couple mm.

    Pretty negligible changes IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    160mm Pike will not raise the BB by 6mm when the rider is on the bike vs. a Fox 150. If the front end goes up 6mm that's 0.25 of a deg slacker and the BB will only go up by a couple mm.

    Pretty negligible changes IMO.
    Interesting and good to know, cause I would really want to run a 160/130 Pike instead of 150 Pike on that for the long grinds we have. Testing in 5 days for 24hrs of high desert, rocky thrashing!
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    I run the 160 Pike on mine and love it. My ride yesterday was 21 miles with 3700' of elevation. The only climb I did not make is a 50 yard connector with close to a 30 degree slope. Just don't have the leg strength to get up it right now, but I only get off for the last 5-10'. Overall I set 9 PR's and four of those were big climbs. Not sure if everyone will be able to see this Strava link, but it should give you some idea.

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    Pivot Mach 6 Upgrade

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    Just upgraded my Pivot Mach 6, more complete now...

    1. Frame: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon, Medium
    2. Shock: Fox Float X CTD Kashima
    3. Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air Fork 160mm (1861g)
    4. Headset: Pivot Precision Sealed Bearing
    5. RD: XX-1 11Spd Type 2
    6. Shifter: XX-1 rear
    7. Brakes: XTR Race
    8. Crank: XX-1 GXP 30T (with Raceface crank protector)
    9. Bar: Enve Carbon Riser 740mm
    10. Grips: Lock On
    11. Stem: Straitline Pinch Clamp Stem 50mm Red
    12. Post: KS dropper internal cable
    13. Saddle: Pivot WTB Vigo Team
    14. Cassette: XX-1 10-42 11Spd
    15. Pedal: Podium (285g)
    16. Wheelset: ENVE AM Rims and Chris King Hubs
    17. Tyre: Hans Dampf 2.35 front and Maxxis Ardent 2.25 rear (Run Tubeless)

    TOTAL weight without pedals: 12.1kg

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    2015 Mach 6 with Fox 36

    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Are you sure on that weight? That's almost "too" light to believe. I'm not saying you're incorrect, its just that is lighter than the magazine reviews came out with.
    Just gotten my new Mach6. It is 12.4kg with pedals.
    I just want to share some info here to hopefully benefit those who are thinking of getting the M6.

    Size: Medium
    Fox 36 Float RC2 160mm
    RaceFace Next SL Crank
    XX1 Drive Train
    DT Swiss XM1501 Wheelset
    Black KS LEV Stealth Dropper
    HT AE03 Pedals
    Renthal Apex Stem 40mm
    R:Hans Dampf 2.35 (Pacestar)
    F: Maxxis HR2
    SRAM Guide RSC Brakes
    Stock Phoenix Carbon Bar

    Pivot Mach 6-20150207_100739.jpg

    Contemplated very long between choice of Pike 160mm vs Fox 36.

    I come from a 26er Enduro Comp with 160mm Pike.
    After a virgin ride, I noticed that the Fox is true to its reviews in various online magazines. It stays on its line on rocky descents better than my Enduro Pike. It felt more plush alive and not just dead plush.
    I loved the plushness on the pike but it often get deflected off course when the going gets a bit rough.

    I am 1.69cm and were also torn between S and M size.
    I demo-ed on the Medium only. The cockpit for S seems adequately spaced but i only rode it around in the car park.

    My choice of a 40mm stem led to some front wandering during techy climbs. Maybe i should try a 50mm. But the 40mm enables better direction changes. I guess so long as I am constantly powering on the bike, the wandering is lessened.

    The Fox 36 recommended settings were quite spot-on (read it in several reviews) for me too. I only backed off 1 to 2 clicks compression damping for HSC and LSC.

    Cheers

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    That is one bike on my wish list.... One of many bikes...... It has become a contest of how many I can buy before getting in trouble with someone.....

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    Interesting to see how some average reviews of the Pivot Mach 6 might be re-assessed with a Fox 36 instead of a Fox 34. Would enhance the DH capabilities of the bike significantly I would have thought.

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    I'm a bit late to the congrats party, but congrats nonetheless. That's a beautiful bike and a great build! You have an awesome wife!

    I got mine a little while ago and love it. It was an upgrade from a 29er HT straight to the elite FS. I'm still trying to develop the balls and skills necessary to really open up the bike's downhill potential, but it climbs like a goat and claws its way through rocks like an African cat through a gazelle carcass, very confidence inspiring.
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    I Need to know if someone has a picture of a pivot mach 6 complete bike boxed prior to assembly, as shipped by pivot.
    Im about to get a new one (going from med to large) and as im asking a friend to bring it with him (i live in Perú) i Need to know The box size.
    Does it come with The rear wheel mounted?
    I Bought my med one through pink bike and it was shipped by The previous owner so i dont know how pivot ships Them.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Maybe email Pivot they should be able to give you the box dimensions and weight.

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    Hi i am new to the forum and had recently just bought a m6. I realized that alot of m6 riders had upgraded their fork to either a pike 160mm or a fox 36. Is the stock fox 34 really sucks as i am still tuning up my bike. Any gurus can advised a noob like me , if is really necessary to upgrade my fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner23 View Post
    Hi i am new to the forum and had recently just bought a m6. I realized that alot of m6 riders had upgraded their fork to either a pike 160mm or a fox 36. Is the stock fox 34 really sucks as i am still tuning up my bike. Any gurus can advised a noob like me , if is really necessary to upgrade my fork
    I may be in the minority but I too bought a 36 to upgrade but ended up back on the 34. I think for light / medium trail riding with lots of climbing the 34 is the better fork. If your intention is to use the M6 for gnarly chunky downhill or jumps and drops, than the 36 is prob your best bet. And truth be told, I never thought the 34 under served me on technical downhill runs. I am a moderately aggressive rider and weigh 225 kitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner23 View Post
    Hi i am new to the forum and had recently just bought a m6. I realized that alot of m6 riders had upgraded their fork to either a pike 160mm or a fox 36. Is the stock fox 34 really sucks as i am still tuning up my bike. Any gurus can advised a noob like me , if is really necessary to upgrade my fork
    Depends on how hard you ride, but personally I would sell the 34 immediately to get as much value from it as possible and get either a 36 or Pike. The 34 is really a limiting factor on how hard you can push the M6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Depends on how hard you ride, but personally I would sell the 34 immediately to get as much value from it as possible and get either a 36 or Pike. The 34 is really a limiting factor on how hard you can push the M6.
    Hi salespunk, thanks ...however I am just an average rider which takes some drops occasionally, so wondering if I shld upgrade my fork as it's not cheap . But coming back to the fox 34 , is there any major issues on this fork as I notice that this fork mid is not fantastic and tends to dive or maybe is my setting

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner23 View Post
    Hi salespunk, thanks ...however I am just an average rider which takes some drops occasionally, so wondering if I shld upgrade my fork as it's not cheap . But coming back to the fox 34 , is there any major issues on this fork as I notice that this fork mid is not fantastic and tends to dive or maybe is my setting
    What are your settings? What is your weight?

    Mine works great. No diving.

    Here is how I set mine: sit on the bike against the wall and then gently get off. Note where the o ring is. I like mine around 1/3 the distance. Adjust your psi accordingly to achieve this with a shock pump.

    For rebound I stand on a curb (to give me leverage) holding the handlebars with the bike on the street. Quickly press down on the handlebars. Like as hard and fast as you can. Does the bike jump off the ground or stay on the ground when it return? Turn the rebound knob just until the bike doesn't hop off the ground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner23 View Post
    Hi salespunk, thanks ...however I am just an average rider which takes some drops occasionally, so wondering if I shld upgrade my fork as it's not cheap . But coming back to the fox 34 , is there any major issues on this fork as I notice that this fork mid is not fantastic and tends to dive or maybe is my setting
    You don't have to upgrade the fork. But SP's advice is solid in that you won't ever get more money for it than new and there are options that would let you get more from the bike is you rider hard.

    Whether that is worth it to you is something only you can decide.

    My GF and I got two M6's last year. I built mine with a Pike to start and she got a stock Fox 34. For her the 34 is fine. She wouldn't notice a Pike or a 36 on there. I would have been annoyed every ride until I upgraded.

    As an option between replacement and keeping the 34 stock. Avalanche does offer complete new internals for a 34 and my friend got them and said it transformed his fork.

    Fox 34 Open Bath Cartridge Kit

    Not cheap, but they are customized for you specifically and you can use your existing fork chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    You don't have to upgrade the fork. But SP's advice is solid in that you won't ever get more money for it than new and there are options that would let you get more from the bike is you rider hard.

    Whether that is worth it to you is something only you can decide.

    My GF and I got two M6's last year. I built mine with a Pike to start and she got a stock Fox 34. For her the 34 is fine. She wouldn't notice a Pike or a 36 on there. I would have been annoyed every ride until I upgraded.

    As an option between replacement and keeping the 34 stock. Avalanche does offer complete new internals for a 34 and my friend got them and said it transformed his fork.

    Fox 34 Open Bath Cartridge Kit

    Not cheap, but they are customized for you specifically and you can use your existing fork chassis.
    One thing that clued me in that I didn't need the 36 was that no matter where I rode, I only used abt 3/4 the travel on the 36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDMTB'er View Post
    What are your settings? What is your weight?

    Mine works great. No diving.

    Here is how I set mine: sit on the bike against the wall and then gently get off. Note where the o ring is. I like mine around 1/3 the distance. Adjust your psi accordingly to achieve this with a shock pump.

    For rebound I stand on a curb (to give me leverage) holding the handlebars with the bike on the street. Quickly press down on the handlebars. Like as hard and fast as you can. Does the bike jump off the ground or stay on the ground when it return? Turn the rebound knob just until the bike doesn't hop off the ground.


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    Hi SDMTB'er ..thanks ..I am 150ibs and a newbie.. I rides single track trails mainly but is noob about fork setting. I like to take some drops though not big drops. What setting do u recommend? Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyliner23 View Post
    Hi SDMTB'er ..thanks ..I am 150ibs and a newbie.. I rides single track trails mainly but is noob about fork setting. I like to take some drops though not big drops. What setting do u recommend? Thanks in advance
    I recommend the settings that you get when you perform the suggested steps above

    One thing I will say - if the CTD 34 is complicated for you, the 36 will seem like a Rubick's Cube. There is way more adjustability on the 36 and to get the most out of it you need to know how to adjust 4 things, not just two like on the CTD forks.
    Last edited by SDMTB'er; 05-10-2015 at 03:04 PM.

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