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    Pivot Cycles Demo Days - November 16 - 17 - Mc Dowell

    Pivot Cycles is proud to announce one of our favorite demo events of the year!


    We will set up at the McDowell Mountain Park Competitive Loops with our entire demo fleet. If you are interested in riding with us come out Saturday AND Sunday November 16th & 17th, 9am to 4pm.


    After your ride hang out for a bit...we will have burgers and dogs to satisfy your hunger. Hope to see you there!


    Contact us via email info@pivotcycles.com for more info


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    A valid Drivers License and Credit Card will be required to demo bikes. Bring your helmet and the rest of your riding gear, we have SPD, Crank Brothers, Time ATAC and flat pedals available to use.
    Be safe, have a great time and we look forward to having you there!

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    Hey Aaron,

    Geez no demo for me since I'm out of town this coming weekend.

    You are bringing a Les SS for demo, yeah?
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    Hmm, Saturday schedule change for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris View Post
    Hey Aaron,

    Geez no demo for me since I'm out of town this coming weekend.

    You are bringing a Les SS for demo, yeah?
    since when do you consider carbon as an acceptable frame material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevland View Post
    since when do you consider carbon as an acceptable frame material?
    hehe, doesn't mean I wouldn't like to throw a leg over it and kick the tires.
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    Im almost glad I cant make this because of KC on Saturday and no way my wife will let me go Sunday. I think it would cost me a lot more than the gas to get there if I went.
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    Are you going to have Pivot 429 carbon and Pivot LES 29 in small size?

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    Please tell me you guys will have some XL chassis bikes out there for the goofy long and lanky crowd ?

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    Dang it! We come down to camp at MMP every Thanksgiving but won't be there until NEXT weekend. We love the Pivot demos; very unhappy house here!
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    We'll have both demo fleets in town for this demo (East & West Coast) so there will be lots of bikes in all sizes! We don't have any SS Les demos though, only geared versions. We will have the new 27.5 Les with sizing from Large to Extra Small
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    DAMNIT! Ironman weekend. No time.

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    X2 - Planning to be there!

    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post
    Please tell me you guys will have some XL chassis bikes out there for the goofy long and lanky crowd ?

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    Will Pivot flip the brakes moto style for those of us who have their front brake on the right side of the bike?

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    We prefer to NOT swap brakes around at a demo due to the hectic nature of the event and the possibility of taking a bike out of commission for a potential brake bleed. We also have to be certain that the bike gets the brakes set back to non-moto style before the bike goes out again so nobody gets taken by surprise. It's something we can do but keep in mind that it'll take a bit more time.
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    ill take one of each and a box of thin mints

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    We prefer to NOT swap brakes around at a demo due to the hectic nature of the event and the possibility of taking a bike out of commission for a potential brake bleed. We also have to be certain that the bike gets the brakes set back to non-moto style before the bike goes out again so nobody gets taken by surprise. It's something we can do but keep in mind that it'll take a bit more time.
    I'm guessing your bikes have shimanos and not ambidextrous Avids. Oh well. If I was ready to buy I'd be out there being "that" guy. Thanks for your reply.

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    Yeah, Shimano sponsors the demo fleet so all the bikes are fully kitted with our XT Pro kit. I've seen people just flip the levers over which does work but isn't exactly ideal. Swapping a hose in a dusty parking lot on a portable stand is just asking for some excitement
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    Thanks Pivot. The demo was awesome. The Mach 6 deserves the praise it has received. I am always skeptical of online reviews, but this bike is worthy of the hype.

    Also tried a Les 29er, and the Carbon 429. Both are quality bikes that I would not hesitate to own. I felt no desire to visit the Trek booth after riding the Pivots. I was full and satisfied.

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    Glad you liked it! The big question though; how was the burger?
    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    Thanks Pivot. The demo was awesome. The Mach 6 deserves the praise it has received. I am always skeptical of online reviews, but this bike is worthy of the hype.

    Also tried a Les 29er, and the Carbon 429. Both are quality bikes that I would not hesitate to own. I felt no desire to visit the Trek booth after riding the Pivots. I was full and satisfied.
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    It was a great morning to go out and demo! Went out to test the LES and could feel my bank account going down the longer I rode it. Solar Orange LES will be in my two bike fleet to run SS along with my 429c. My garage will be glowing with crazy Pivot colors. I've been riding 27.5 for over a year on Firebird and Carbine, but didn't test the Mach 6 cause I don't feel I need that much suspension now that I have a 429c.

    Thanks Pivot!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Solar Orange LES will be in my two bike fleet to run SS along with my 429c.

    Thanks Pivot!!
    You cannot go wrong with the Les. I love my Les!

    It is the 3rd pivot i have owned and so far the best one.

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    Thanks for the demo! I tested the Mach 6 and Mach 5.7... call me crazy but I like the Mach 5.7 more. Just seemed more fun to ride. Both great bikes though and great service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    It was a great morning to go out and demo! Went out to test the LES and could feel my bank account going down the longer I rode it. Solar Orange LES will be in my two bike fleet to run SS along with my 429c. My garage will be glowing with crazy Pivot colors. I've been riding 27.5 for over a year on Firebird and Carbine, but didn't test the Mach 6 cause I don't feel I need that much suspension now that I have a 429c.

    Thanks Pivot!!
    Nice! Are you going to keep the Carbine? Why go SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Nice! Are you going to keep the Carbine? Why go SS?
    No, the Carbine is going bye, bye. I don't need 6 inches of suspension with the 29er and 4-5 inches. I have been leaning toward more distance and endurance riding over sessioning and trying to take on the most gnarly fun, since I had a crazy crash and severely dislocated my shoulder in April. So far I feel I can do everything as well or better on the 429c; I doesn't feel like any 29er I've ever tried, and just as nimble as my carbine 275. I bought the bike to help slow myself down, like "Maybe I shouldn't try that trail or that line with a 29er" type of thinking, but the chunk I've ridden with it so far, I was faster on it than my Carbine. It's the best all-arounder I've owned yet. My favorite bike was my Firebird that I setup with 650b and the Carbine is an incredible bike, but the DW Link is definitely a superior design to the VPP when it come to techy, chunky climbing. IMO

    I want to use the LES set up as both 1x10 and SS. SS for the challenge and a different work-out for my legs; Standing to grind up climbs, which I don't do much now. My best friend, got a SS and was killing me on it some days and he just got faster and stronger with it.

    I've had too many injuries to continue the DH and 36/160mm full speed blast down everything fun; I can't work if I have injured limbs. Though the 429c is VERY capable, I want the more endurance, SS, HT riding the same terrain challenge type of fun. I think I might be interested in entering races and endurance events eventually also. I would have a FS and HT that are very versatile and race capable for many discipline..., Oh and I can still do some fun tech riding still. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going full on XC weenie (no offense), I'll still ride every part of the mountain; I put a taco bash on the 429
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    That's pretty much where I am with my riding now as well. All those injuries are adding up and I'd rather ride a ton of miles than do another big drop or see how fast I can get thru that rock garden. Not that I've given up on that stuff, just not my main focus anymore. I got to ride the 27.5 Les again today and it just reinforced my decision to add one to my stable. I can't say I've ever ridden a hardtail that was as much fun as that one and still crazy light. Now I'm just gonna have to be patient while I wait for the frame to come in...Yeah, even the inside guys have to wait
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    +1 on the 27.5 Les, rode that and a 5.7 out there today and was surprised at how much I liked the Les...

    I rode the blue large frame 27.5 Les and forgot to ask what it weighed, any idea?

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    I remember weighing a Med and it was 22.3 lbs(?) without pedals. Lighter than anything I own, even my little trials bike!
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    Thanks, that sounds about right.

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    29 les xtr is 22lbs, depends what components on the 27.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by azorr View Post
    Thanks for the demo! I tested the Mach 6 and Mach 5.7... call me crazy but I like the Mach 5.7 more. Just seemed more fun to ride. Both great bikes though and great service!
    I agree, I was right at home on the medium Mach 5.7. I thought 650b was the next thing for me but now I am not so sure anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azorr View Post
    Thanks for the demo! I tested the Mach 6 and Mach 5.7... call me crazy but I like the Mach 5.7 more. Just seemed more fun to ride. Both great bikes though and great service!
    +2 I did not like the Mach 6 at all , but I did like the 5.7 , it was way fun and it pedaled and descended well , if I was in the market for a 26" bike the 5.7 would be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post
    +2 I did not like the Mach 6 at all , but I did like the 5.7 , it was way fun and it pedaled and descended well , if I was in the market for a 26" bike the 5.7 would be it.
    I'm curious, what did you not like about the Mach 6?

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    Thanks Pivot!

    My wife and I both tried the LES and Mach429 and were impressed by both. It's great to have a local bike company that is both leading in technology and also has great friendly service. Pivot is certainly on my short list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    I'm curious, what did you not like about the Mach 6?
    For a short duel link bike it did not pedal well and it was very harsh on rocks and square edge hits constantly had to flip the shock back and forth, ( I have a short duel link bike that works really well , pedals and its plush on hack) I was hoping the Mach 6 would be the little brother to the Firebird but it was not for me , the steering was alittle lazy .

    Where the 5.7 was great , it pedaled and descended great in trail mode , did not have to constantly grab the climb lever and it would hold a line just fine ,......so it had nothing to do with 26er v 27 at all , it is just what I found for me on those two bikes .

    The bikes were XL chassis and the fit was good , I weigh 145 lbs and am 6'3" tall .

    I gota say that the 429C was a very nice bike also, it felt almost just like my bike , I would replace the 2x with XX1 and replace the Fox 32 with a Pike and I could live just fine with the 429C

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