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    Always pushing harder!!!
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    Anyone race their Pivot?

    If so, give some feedback...

    I already did my first race on it and di great!!! 3rd overall (out of 50) and in my class in a tune-up...

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    I just bought one and I'm planning to race with it.
    XC races and marathon!

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    I've raced my 429 several times. Both XC and half marathon.

    I don't know what kind of feedback you are looking for. The bike performed MUCH better than the rider.

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    I race my Mach 5. it is 31 lbs. and I smoked my times from previous races with a lighter bike. Not so much becuase the Mach 5 is that much faster but I ride it a lot more then my previous bikes because it is so much more fun then anything I have had before. Previous bikes were, in no particular order, Trek Fuel, Kona Kikapu, Diamondback topenga, Cannondale f900, and Mongoose rockadile sx (When mongoose still rocked).

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    I did quite a bit of racing this year on my mach 4 and loved it. Mostly XC stuff but a few 6 hour races and endurance events. Nothing but postive things to say about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CxAgent2
    I've raced my 429 several times. Both XC and half marathon.

    I don't know what kind of feedback you are looking for. The bike performed MUCH better than the rider.
    Just to hear others opinion on the bike. We hear a lot about how great this bike and the other bike peforms on racing, but having raced my Mach 4 fpor the first time this past weekend, it blew my mind away how faster and harder I can push the bike...

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    You can race these things?

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    4 vs 5

    So would it be better to race a more comfortable heavier mach 5 in 100 milers and 24 hours races -or- race faster in a firmer riding mach 4? I know ultimately most threads I have researched say that it is all personal preference, but people who have done both have to have some opinions on it. There are people who race 24 hours on a single speed hardtail, I'm too old for that and my ass couldn't take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlostruco
    Just to hear others opinion on the bike. We hear a lot about how great this bike and the other bike performs on racing, but having raced my Mach 4 for the first time this past weekend, it blew my mind away how faster and harder I can push the bike...
    The faster and harder I push my 429, the better it works. When there is a problem it is always pilot error. The bike is MUCH more capable than I am. I used to think the same thing of my Fuel EX9, but I think I found its limits. Repeatedly.

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    Jason English from here in Oz .... http://www.jasonenglish.com.au/results

    Reigning world solo 24h champ on a mach 4

    I wonder if its the sponsors who dictate which bike he rides, would he prefer a 429 ?
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    AMB magazine had an article on Jason English's Mach 4 set up leading up to the world 24 solos. He had just raced The Merida 24hour up here (down under) in QLD.
    His Mach 4 weighed dead on 10kg and he sets the sag at 35 % on the Mach 4 for 24 hour racing. He said as 29ers get lighter he could see them be used and that a 29er would suit a rougher trail like OHV or Canmore from a fatigue point of view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcamper
    You can race these things?
    I plan to race my Mach 4 this season for XC and marathon...

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    Back to 2010...
    Racing on a Mach 429?

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