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    New ride, Pivot Mach 5

    Just got it last night and I've been riding it a bit and tinkering some today as a pre-fight check for her first serious outing tomorrow.
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    Great looking bike. I've been eyeballing one of those. Give us a complete write up in a week or two on the linkage please.

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    You'll love its climbing prowess and the bottomless feel to the suspension, If set up properly.
    No need for the propedal at all, except the road to the trail.

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    Say, isn't that

    A DW-linked Motolite?

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    Hey Joe! I assume you're the Joe I know ... ... Long time no see! In case you don't know who I am, Evers and the boys always called me English Steve. How's yours treating you? I read Chris recommends the shock be setup with 30% sag, which still means quite a bit of air for my fat ass. I'd love to pick your brain on the setup.

    It does have some of the looks of a Motolite with the tall seat tube and brace, the short headtube and the size and angle of the top tube. It's no bad thing, the motolite is a good looking bike and worked really well.

    -Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by SvenPHX
    Hey Joe! I assume you're the Joe I know ... ... Long time no see! In case you don't know who I am, Evers and the boys always called me English Steve. How's yours treating you? I read Chris recommends the shock be setup with 30% sag, which still means quite a bit of air for my fat ass. I'd love to pick your brain on the setup.

    It does have some of the looks of a Motolite with the tall seat tube and brace, the short headtube and the size and angle of the top tube. It's no bad thing, the motolite is a good looking bike and worked really well.

    -Steve

    30% is equal to about 5/8 of an inch on that shock/stroke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midget
    30% is equal to about 5/8 of an inch on that shock/stroke.
    In this thread, Chris says something similar. Well, he says .675" but that's pretty close and we're not building a space shuttle here ...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/custom-builders-other-manufacturers/pivot-mach-5-random-tidbits-373115.html#post4110300

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    yea we will let chris build those space shuttle dohickeys.......enjoy the ride man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Havoc
    A DW-linked Motolite?
    In looks, yes. The ride is amazing when set up properly!

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    Don't get me wrong

    I can see that bike has a RP3 rear shock, Fox front fork, XT cranks, Thompson seat post, sram parts, nice wheels etc. Overall a fanfreakingtastic ride.

    I was only making reference to the former owner of titus bikes Chris Corialias(sp) new effort with Pivot bikes and him changing from the FSR(which titus used) to the DW-link and how the two bikes look "somewhat" the same in design (shock placement, bracing)

    I do understand the FSR and DW-Link will ride very different and both very good bikes.

    I was commenting on the fact that they are the same, but different.

    that should make it as clear as mud

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    Thanks a lot for your comments, it's a very very handsome bike. According to a friend, looks better in the flesh than the pics. For the record, It actually has a RP23 shock which they all come with.

    -Steve

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    Can you share approx weight

    Hi Steve:

    Wondering if you have an approx weight on your Mach 5 build. Thanks

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    The wheels are awfully small.

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    Niiiice!

    Excellent ! Looking good. Now go out and get some AZ
    pinstriping on it before it gets too hot to ride

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