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    Which would you buy?

    I'm looking at either a 2012 Phoenix and a 2011 951. Components are the same. Condition may favor the Phoenix slightly. Both within a couple hundred dollars($2800). Am I splitting hairs? What other info does one ned to give me a opinion?

    thanks guys

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    DW vs. QVP. Take your pick.

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    I'd go Phoenix. Heard good stuff about it (improved Sunday basically). I've had friends with 951s that had issues breaking the frame and what not.

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    Buy the Pivot
    MERCY! MERCY! MERCY!

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    Take a good look at the head tube/ top tube junction on the Phoenix. I have seen a few with nice dents in them from the fork.
    I don't believe this is a problem that plagues the Pivot, more of someone having a massive crash.
    If their are no dents, I would personally go with the Pivot. Newer model, in my belief a better quality frame and they are suppose to be incredibly stiff.
    Good luck with your purchase.
    Eric

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    Phoenix's pedal amazing if you care at all about that. They accelerate very quick and have minimal bob unless you are really mashing. Personally I didn't think it rode any better than my Glory on the trail but I didn't get to really ride it, and it had Nevergrips on there...

    Definitely felt nice and smooth overall, and this was a demo bike.
    2011 Giant Glory 01
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    I haven't heard one good thing about the 951s, and that's coming from a guy who used to LOVE Intense bikes. From everything I hear, the Pivot frame is a tad on the heavy side, but is an awesome all-around DH bike. Pedals well, eats up rocks, jump great. sits low...what's not to like???

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    Got a Pivot

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    Nice! Pics or it didn't happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by motochick View Post
    Nice! Pics or it didn't happen

    Wait until i receive it.

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