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    X-Post with Pivot Thread - 20 pics Mach 429

    Sorry for the cross post, but I figure this is a clyde friendly bike so I'd share

    also as an update, the Thomson seat post and red Salsa skewers are now on and the first stage of bling is complete. the next stage will probably see the big earl saddle replaced.

    From Pivot forum on mtbr:

    (Click smaller images below for larger pictures.)

    This mega-clyde-sized bike is awesome, and figured I'd share the details with everyone as many of my questions were answered on mtbr. Here's the build :

    Mach 429 size XL
    Fox F29 and Float RP23
    Ergon Grips
    Saint Brakes (203mm front rotor, 185mm rear rotor)
    Saint Shifters
    Saint Rear Derailleur (mid cage)
    XT Front Derailleur
    SRAM rear cassette
    Race Face Deus XC Crankset
    Time ATAC pedals
    Ritchey Headset
    Thomson Stem (100, 10)
    Thomson Seat Post (to replace the Ritchey)
    Salsa Skewers (to replace the current ones)
    Salsa Gordo Wheels (via Mikesee)
    WTB Stout rear tire (via Mikesee)
    WTB Prowler front tire (via Mikesee)
    Truvativ Stylo Race riser bar
    Bontrager Big Earl saddle

    final weight - 32.2lbs including pedals

    weight savings could be had in:
    1. switch the pedals to carbon
    2. switch the seat post to carbon
    3. switch the riser bar to carbon
    4. put on a lighter saddle
    5. switch to carbon ergons
    but the largest weight savings could be had in the wheelset - I just don't see myself changing it out. I am digging the thick tread.

    The massive size of this bike is great for me - I can get significantly more leg extension on this, and the geometry allows me to get up and back much more easily.

    While 32.2lbs is not race weight for the normal crowd, it is light for me and I definitely feel like I'm on a race bike - it will work well for epics and 24 hour rides.

    Pivot Mach 429

    Pivot Mach 429 Front Fork

    Pivot Mach 429 Front

    Pivot Mach 429 Rear

    Pivot Mach 429 Rear Der

    Pivot Mach 429 Rear Top View

    Mach 429 Trail View

    Mach 429 Stem

    Mach 429 Seat Post

    Mach 429 Rear Tread

    Mach 429 Left Pod

    Mach 429 Headset

    Mach 429 Rear Graphics

    Mach 429 Graphics

    Mach 429 Gordo

    Mach 429 Front Brake

    Mach 429 Crankset

    Mach 429 Rear Suspension

    Mach 429 Rear Shock

    Mach 429 Rear Brake

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    Nice ride and excellent detail.

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    boy would I love to get dirty with that ride

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    thanks!

    I'm diggin this ride - I've got about 30 trail miles on it... 3 rides. works like a charm. still tweaking and tuning but this will be a long-term ride for sure.

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    How do you like the 429?

    Thinking about ordering one tomorrow. How tall are you? I am 6'6" 215lb. I think it will fit.
    Any issues?

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    I'm 6'8" coming in at about 255. I generally wear a 34" inseam pant... think I measure out at 33", but not sure.

    It is a great bike. Very stiff, takes a lot of abuse. I've got a few hundred miles on it now and am really happy. Climbs like a beast in or out of the saddle - I've flipped back on it once but I knew the line I had taken was a bit sketchy. The back just sticks and grinds.

    It doesn't stretch you out though like some tall riders I've seen. It keeps you lower, almost "in the cockpit" a bit more.

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    I'm only 5'11", so I ride a medium. I'm not the typical 'clydesdale', I only hit 200+ after a big breakfast and a bottle of water, but... I'm a pretty strong guy and can tell you without hesitation that I can not make my 429 flex. What a ridiculously stiff setup, especially for a FS 29er. If there ever was an off the shelf bike that I'd recommend for a big/strong rider, it's the Pivot 429.

    FWIW, I've used mine for everything - short track, XC, marathons, Leadville, and 'all mountain' type riding. It just doesn't get any better.

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