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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Broken Mach 429C's ?

    Looking for a little data on what issues that any of you Mach429C owners have had.This data must be under normal conditions and not stuff out of the ordinary that you have done that the average person would not have done to affect the product. Any warranty problems? What have you broken or what doesn't function as you expected it to? I'm looking to buy this bike and want to make sure that the quality control is there on it and if there are any issues that any of you see repeated on this bike. I don't want to invest that much money and have problems. Finally given the choice and the money would you buy the same bike again?

  2. #2
    11 is one louder than 10
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    Dec 2003
    I'm anywhere from 190-205 and rode mine all of last season. I've had a few frames crack in the past on me but thus far the pivot was been solid. It's a very stout frame for its intended use. Chris has always been good about warranty stuff whether at Titus or pivot.
    "The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."

  3. #3
    Jim Dunks
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    Jan 2012
    I just reached one year and 2800 miles on my 429c. It has been problem free. I would not hesitate to buy one.

  4. #4
    Long Live the Gorn!
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    Sep 2009
    I have about 1500 miles on the bike and I ride it pretty hard especially on the descents rocky with 1-2 drops,...a lot... this bike is stout. I have not broken anything ... I did a bit of a custom build and put some stouter wheels on it. I did have one strange / weird warranty issue an Pivot was so all over it getting it resolved. Long story but turned out to be a me issue! Great bike, excellent service.

    Deceptively Fast!
    Ruthlessly Efficient!
    Ridiculously Fun!
    Last edited by bvader; 01-06-2014 at 09:50 PM.

  5. #5
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    My 429c (xx1 build) has seen plenty of difficult Colorado terrain with small to medium jumps/drops in its 1st season. For a light, fast bike, it really feels tough. No issues, no regrets, can't wait for the next ride...

  6. #6
    Tough Guy Extraordinaire
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    Aug 2006
    Raced mine all seasona and rode it way hard. No issues at all!
    - 2013 Pivot Mach 429 C
    - 2010 Niner MCR
    - 2009 Cannondale Super Six HM
    - 2007 Santa Cruz Super Light

  7. #7
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    What about issues living with the bike? That is, things like creaky suspension, annoying cable routing, cable rub etc.? Everything seems well thought out?

  8. #8
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    Have you seen one in person or demoed one? They are the beefiest/stiffest xc bike period. Pivots quality is top notch. I however do not have a long term take.

  9. #9
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    May 2011
    500 miles in fairly rough central Texas (lots of rocks), and no issues so far.

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