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    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?

    i've seen Pivot has a derailleur mount cap but WHAT!? $35 for an inch square piece of aluminum! Screw that!

    Ibis has one for $5. Great now shipping costs same as the part.

    I think I'll just use a sticker or leave it bare.
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    I emailed Pivot and was really disappointed when they told me it would be $35 for this part. I can't believe you pay $3k for a frame or over twice that for a bike and a part like this would not be included with the bike. It isn't as if less than 10% of buyers are using single rings and there wouldn't be a demand for this part. Leaves a sour taste in my mouth and is a poor decision on their part.

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    Re: That little Direct mount space...cover it up?

    Here is an entire derailleur for $17.95. You could paint it black and write "enduro chain guide" on it, and have money left over for a bottle of Allagash Curieaux.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/SRAM...FQZrfgodGQ8ADA

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    Someone could probably make a few K by making some plastic caps and selling them for $5 in colors...

    Just sayin in case anyone is interested.

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    The shop I got my bike through ordered it and then let me have it at cost...he didn't feel it was right to mark it up....SOLID!!!!

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    I cut up a piece from old phone silicone case + double tape. Its been there for over a year now.

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    SO if I order an XX1 or XO1 will the cover come with the bike, or do I have to purchase it?

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    Yep, the cover is part of the kit and will come with the bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    SO if I order an XX1 or XO1 will the cover come with the bike, or do I have to purchase it?
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    Dang. That's it. I just needed to order the complete most expensive package in order to get the same cover that they want to charge me $35 for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Yep, the cover is part of the kit and will come with the bike.
    Do frames bought a la carte come with it?
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    You would think if you spent $3k on a frame, they would add such a small part. Love my bike, just leaves a sour taste in my mouth to get nickel and dimed for something like this. I spent $1k on a Pike fork and they throw in a pump AND a complete rebuild kit, which is worth far more than this part. That is a nice surprise and makes me feel good about my purchase. Just throwing feedback out here from an owner.

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    It did not come with my frame...

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    Didn't come with my frame. But in this part of the world, even shock pump we have to buy separately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    It did not come with my frame...
    Lame
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    If anyone has a 3D scanner and one of those covers. I have access to a CNC machine and carbon fiber layup shop.

    Maybe we can make some magic.

    I wouldn't sell them. I wouldn't even charge shipping just to highlight how lame it is of Pivot to sell a $3.3K frame without that bit included.
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    Vik you are awesome. Don't have a 3D scanner but it should be consistent across all frames that are direct mount from any manufacturer. I would happily pay $10 for one if you end up making them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Vik you are awesome. Don't have a 3D scanner but it should be consistent across all frames that are direct mount from any manufacturer. I would happily pay $10 for one if you end up making them.

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    If I do it. It will be free.

    I don't have access to a M6 to scan. I have a 3D scanner I just need the part for 1 day in my hands. If someone with that part can take it to a modern high end machine shop they'll likely have a scanner. Should only take them 5 mins and a six pack of craft beer to scan and I'll do all the post scan clean up. Just Dropbox me the file.

    The part I make would be carbon, but you could paint it blue to match your M6 if you don't have a black one. I can CNC a bunch of those parts out of 1 sheet of carbon so it won't be an epic hassle.

    PM me for my contact details if you can get a scan happening or if you want to mail me your cover for 1 day to help the M6 community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Do frames bought a la carte come with it?
    No it does not come with the frame. It only comes with the complete bike build of XX1, or XO1.
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    Vik, maybe Pivot would let you borrow one as a good faith measure? Keep us in the loop, would be happy to send you some beer money for doing this. Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgman25 View Post
    Vik, maybe Pivot would let you borrow one as a good faith measure? Keep us in the loop, would be happy to send you some beer money for doing this. Very cool!
    LOL - I'm sure they read this forum so if they want to send me one I'll send it back after scanning it [heck send me the CAD files and I don't need to scan it ], but I can't imagine they want someone sending out free parts instead of folks buying them for $35/each.

    I'd be happy to be proven wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    LOL - I'm sure they read this forum so if they want to send me one I'll send it back after scanning it [heck send me the CAD files and I don't need to scan it ], but I can't imagine they want someone sending out free parts instead of folks buying them for $35/each.

    I'd be happy to be proven wrong.
    I'll be happy if you're proven wrong too, but not gonna happen

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    So maybe a dumb question but...any reason to cover that up at all? I guess keeping grit out of the threads in case you every DO want to use them. But is there some other reason I'm not thinking of, beyond aesthetics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewBird View Post
    So maybe a dumb question but...any reason to cover that up at all? I guess keeping grit out of the threads in case you every DO want to use them. But is there some other reason I'm not thinking of, beyond aesthetics?
    You can put a bolt into the threads without the cover so it's just for aesthetics.

    If you spend $3K+ for a bike frame - having it look finished is a reasonable expectation.

    What's ridiculous is Pivot charging $35 for the part. Just include it with the frame.

    Nobody will care if a $3300 frame costs $3265 or $3335 and if they included them with each frame the volume and less handling should knock that $35 cost way down.

    OTOH charge somebody $3300 for a frame and then later as they build the bike have them realize that they need to spend $35 more for a small part that should be included with the bike results in a pissed off customer.

    I bought a $700 Surly frame they included a bunch of small metal parts req'd to set up the bike in various configurations that not all customers would need, but by including the frame was complete.

    Heck I bought a $299 On One frame and it came with multiple dropouts so you could setup the bike in various ways. Most customers probably won't use 'em, but they included them.

    From a PR point of view it boggles the mind that you would sell one of the most expensive frames in its category and not include that part.
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    Yep, agree on it being a little lame. Some frame manufacturers ship frames with seat post collar some don't. Heck when i bought a Banshee frame it shipped with a spare derailleur hanger, seat post collar and seat post (and self destructing pivots). I was frustrated with Pivot customer service when my shock bolt broke. It took 4 weeks to get a new one. I called Pivot up and they made me go through the shop I bought the frame from. The shop is in Utah and I am in NJ. So the bolt had to go to UT from AZ and then NJ. Turner or Knolly would have sent one in the mail straight away direct to me. I broke rockers once and Turner overnighted the replacements to me.

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    To make things easier...instead of 3D scanning can someone who has that little cover and a set of decent calipers measure all the dimensions [including the location and size of the hole] for me?

    I can work with that.

    Measure a few times and send me all the results. I'll average out the errors.

    Close up photos of both sides wouldn't hurt either.
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    Thanks again Vik for taking this on. Your viewpoint is the same as mine. I didn't even realize I needed this part until I received the frame. They really should just include it, and yes, even adding to the price to include this piece is far better than having to call up and figure out you need to spend $35 more. These little things go a long ways towards customer service. I don't even mind ordering a replacement hanger as this is a replacement part. But having to buy a part to cover up an unfinished looking area is quite another issue.

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    Vik, can I just buy one and send it to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Vik, can I just buy one and send it to you?
    Yes! I will only need it for a day or two and I will send it back your way.

    PM me for a mailing addy.

    My boss was just saying the other day no point having all these machines/tools if we can't do something fun with them occasionally! He's a RC jet plane hobbyist so he'll "get" why we need to make this part.
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    Sign me I for one when you've got it figured out... Id mail you a 12 pack to cover your expenses, but it would be cheaper to send cash for you to buy your own!

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    I'll lay up a decent sized sheet of carbon and hopefully be able to CNC a shwack of them in one go.

    I won't take any $$. This part should come with your frame. I can't change the way Pivot addresses this issue, but I can solve the problem for other folks.

    If we cross paths in person I will accept a pint though.
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    Can't believe these don't come with the frame! Just ordered my Mach 6 and expected it to be included. Has anyone had these turn up with their new frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vosh View Post
    Can't believe these don't come with the frame! Just ordered my Mach 6 and expected it to be included. Has anyone had these turn up with their new frame?
    I ordered mine 4 days ago, got it 3 days ago (thanks Arts Cyclery!)
    No little blinky cover part thingy with mine.

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    Ah well. Will need to check with the bike shop then. Won't get the frame till April. They bloody should come with a frame this expensive. And that's not just my cliched Scottish tight with money side speaking! Ha!

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    Great discussions fellas.

    vikb, that's awesome you're offering these to us. I would like one too if that's okay.

    It's just too bad Pivot didn't include these little pieces. Or at least charge a fair price, which obviously $35 doesn't seem fair to most of us Pivot owners who forked over $3k on a frame. OUCH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Yes! I will only need it for a day or two and I will send it back your way.

    PM me for a mailing addy.

    My boss was just saying the other day no point having all these machines/tools if we can't do something fun with them occasionally! He's a RC jet plane hobbyist so he'll "get" why we need to make this part.
    Just found out that my buddy has one and he happens to be an engineer. I should have the CAD file for you tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Just found out that my buddy has one and he happens to be an engineer. I should have the CAD file for you tomorrow.
    I love it when a plan comes together.
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    Saw these $15 plastic in colors

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    Ibis plain black Aluminum $4.95

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I love it when a plan comes together.
    Me too. What file format would you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Me too. What file format would you like?
    I'll PM you to tune up the logistics.
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    I'm a little surprised Kenbentit hasn't chimed in on this thread yet. Any official word from Pivot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    I'm a little surprised Kenbentit hasn't chimed in on this thread yet. Any official word from Pivot?
    FWIW - I chatted with a LBS Pivot dealer up here in the Great White North and they said they would provide that cover with the frame. However, it's unclear to me if they would just be buying the cover and taking the loss on it or if that's any change in policy regarding the small parts provided with the frame only.
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    Just an update and a little feedback needed.

    I talked to my boss he's happy to help out and donate the time/equipment. I'll buy him beer to cover materials and supplies.

    He suggested some revisions to the part to make it easier to produce fast and cheap. I wanted some feedback on your thoughts before we went ahead. No point making 'em if folks wouldn't be happy with the result.

    - we need 16 layers of carbon to build up to 4mm of the body of the part
    - we are thinking of using carbon top and bottom for cosmetics and fibreglass in the middle layers to save on the pricer materials
    - I'll sand the edges and then paint them black to match the carbon so it looks nice
    - there is a 3mm deep locating rib on the bottom of the part that keeps it from moving
    - that would require essentially double the material layup and then we'd have to machine 90% of it away again
    - my thought is to skip that rib and just dab a dot of Shoe Goo/seam seal on the mount to stop the cover from moving
    - this is easily removable by hand with no residue if you want to get rid of the cover at a later date
    - instead of bevelling the bolt hole for flush mounted hardware I was thinking of just a simple hole with a small cap bolt
    - makes part easier to build and won't be noticeable from 3' away

    Anyways let me know what you think. I'm trying to balance the level of hassle for my boss who has to help me with the CNC machining vs. the fit/function of the part.

    At the end of the day it has to be something you want to put on your bike.
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    FYI, the Pivot front derailleur covers are more inexpensive now. I work at a shop and just ordered one for a customer, $15.
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    Cool, nice to have a bike builder listening in on their customers...now if they would just fix the rear cabling issue and go to a BB30 threaded BB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Just an update and a little feedback needed.

    I talked to my boss he's happy to help out and donate the time/equipment. I'll buy him beer to cover materials and supplies.

    He suggested some revisions to the part to make it easier to produce fast and cheap. I wanted some feedback on your thoughts before we went ahead. No point making 'em if folks wouldn't be happy with the result.

    - we need 16 layers of carbon to build up to 4mm of the body of the part
    - we are thinking of using carbon top and bottom for cosmetics and fibreglass in the middle layers to save on the pricer materials
    - I'll sand the edges and then paint them black to match the carbon so it looks nice
    - there is a 3mm deep locating rib on the bottom of the part that keeps it from moving
    - that would require essentially double the material layup and then we'd have to machine 90% of it away again
    - my thought is to skip that rib and just dab a dot of Shoe Goo/seam seal on the mount to stop the cover from moving
    - this is easily removable by hand with no residue if you want to get rid of the cover at a later date
    - instead of bevelling the bolt hole for flush mounted hardware I was thinking of just a simple hole with a small cap bolt
    - makes part easier to build and won't be noticeable from 3' away

    Anyways let me know what you think. I'm trying to balance the level of hassle for my boss who has to help me with the CNC machining vs. the fit/function of the part.

    At the end of the day it has to be something you want to put on your bike.
    All of that sounds great, especially since you're trying not to charge us. I'd say you have full freedom to do what you think is good here. And we're all just thankful for your generousity.

    I actually don't mind a little bare metal spot, but if i can cover it, great.

    As for the $5 Ibis cover. Did you notice the $5 shipping charge?

    And eabos said $15. Interesting. Competitive Cyclist still lists at $35.

    Heck, I'll wait for vikb's cover.
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    Okay cool. I just didn't want to make 'em and have people not want to use them.

    I do QC at composites fabrication facility and it's been "one of those weeks" dealing with problems and problem people so I'm going to get things wrapped up and start the carbon layup Monday.

    FWIW - I think the Ibis cover at $5 + $5 is a reasonable price if it's machined AL. The photo on their site looks like a prototype part out of a 3D printer though so I hope the text on that product page is correct and it's AL.

    I don't think anyone ordering a M6 frame would be upset if it cost $5 more to get that cover with the frame.
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    Vik thanks for taking this on. I for one will enjoy whatever you decide is best since you are the expert. Like I said before I have no problem contributing towards the cost. I know of four other guys now interested as well.

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    I'm happy to contribute to the cost as well. Thanks for getting this going.

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    No problem. No $$ needed. I'm happy to help out.

    BTW - I realized I could whip a part up on our 3D printer pretty fast so if anyone wants one printed let me know. I can probably get that out to you in a day or so vs. waiting a week+ for the composite part.
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    I wanted to update those folks interested in a DM dérailleur cover. Work has been uber busy so I haven't gotten as far as I would like, but I'm still trucking on it.

    Here is a 3D printed sample. It's just a first prototype so it's not awesome, but it would bolt right on no problem.

    I'm going to try refining the product out of the 3D printer to see if we can get something nice enough to use that way.

    I'm going to skip the carbon fiber option for the moment because I don't have time to mess with laying up the necessary materials until work slows down.

    What I'll do next besides the 3D printing is get some covers CNC'd out of AL.



    I'll let you know when I have something to ship out either from the 3D printer or the CNC.
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    Awesome!!!!! You're a Hero!

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    Looks cool vikb,
    I was looking at other Mach 6 posts where dirt is getting in between the seat tube & pivot, wondering about making a mud flap thing that utilizes the direct mount attachment. Like you, maybe when work settles down I'll put some thought into it.

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    Nicer 3D printed cover on right. Keep in mind when viewed from a normal distance you can't see the fine detail of a macro shot so it looks much smoother. This part is nice enough I would mount it on my bike.

    I'm going to make up 5 of them so if you want one of these let me know I'll ship one off to you.

    My boss seems keen to layup some carbon and CNC some covers out of that so we may go that route. Not 100% on carbon or AL yet.

    Nicer covers are at least 1 - 2 weeks out depending on business levels at work, but we'll get 'er done!
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    I'm in! Thanks for heading this up Vik.

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    vikb,

    I'm in, you should put your initials on the "Logo Here" spot!

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    And if you take a 3D printed cover you are welcome to ask for a nicer carbon or AL cover when I have them ready.
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    I will take a 3D printed version!

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    Just make sure I have your mailing address via PM and note that you want a 3D printed part.

    If you want a CNC'd part don't send me your address yet just to keep confusion to a minimum.
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    Wow, really cool idea! I'd grab one for sure, but being in Oz it maybe too far for you to ship Let me know if this isn't the case and I'd be keen for one of the 3D or Carbon/AL, whichever is easiest for you!

    Great work too, by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isildur View Post
    Wow, really cool idea! I'd grab one for sure, but being in Oz it maybe too far for you to ship Let me know if this isn't the case and I'd be keen for one of the 3D or Carbon/AL, whichever is easiest for you!

    Great work too, by the way!
    It's never too far to help a rider out. Just think of the Trail Karma that's worth.

    3D printing is easy and it's ready now. If you want a blingier one you'll need to wait 1-2 weeks.

    Just PM me your address if you want the 3D printed version.
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    Got all the 3D printed covers done. They go out shortly.

    Too busy at work to tackle anything else, but I am still on it. Just need a break in the madness!
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    They look great. thanks for your hard work

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    Sweet, you are too cool!

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    BTW - you can finish those covers to match your bike or just to make them look nicer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Just make sure I have your mailing address via PM and note that you want a 3D printed part.

    If you want a CNC'd part don't send me your address yet just to keep confusion to a minimum.
    Sweet work. You're making a CNC'd one too? Is this also in carbon or is it Aluminum or Steel? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Sweet work. You're making a CNC'd one too? Is this also in carbon or is it Aluminum or Steel? Just curious.
    My two options for the next phase are:

    1. Laying up a carbon sheet 8mm thick and CNC'ing it
    2. CNCing a sheet of AL - possibly anodizing it depending on $$

    At the moment the AL path seems the easiest for me to get done. Particularly if I don't anodize it and let you guys paint to match your bikes.

    My boss was hot and heavy on the idea of doing the part in carbon. Since I am using his machines, materials and other folks he's paying [ie. CNC operator] I'm not going to argue with him.
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    Hey guys since you offered to throw some $$ my way for these covers I decided to invest in a test fit jig to make sure they worked before I shipped them out. Don't say I didn't go that extra mile for you.

    If you could each PayPal me $350 that would be great., Of course that means you get a 3D cover and then a nicer one later. Hahahaha.



    In all seriousness the cover fits pretty good. You will need to take a tiny bit of material off one side of the locating ridge on the back to get it to sit perfectly on the bike, but that should take 60 seconds with an exacto knife or dremel tool. In the photo above you want to slide the cover towards the front of the bike 1mm.



    Not perfection, but it does look way better than this ^^^^.
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    Ha! Nice looking "Test Jig" there mate Enjoy your new ride!

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    Thanks again, the check's in the mail
    Have fun building that bike up.

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    Thanks Vik! Any idea what screw goes in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgman25 View Post
    Thanks Vik! Any idea what screw goes in there?
    I believe it is a 6mm x 12mm.
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    Thanks. If anyone wants to get really crazy with this cover, have fun:

    6mm x 12mm Flat Head Cover Plate Screws

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    Congrats on the new bike!

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    LOL on your "test fit jig". Congrats!

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    Thanks guys. Looking forward to the new ride after 5yrs+ on a Nomad. My GF got jealous and ordered a M6 as well. Here X0 complete [small = 27.8lbs w/o pedals] came with a DM cover.
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    Sexy looking...and you're girlfriend's not bad either

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    Sexy looking...and you're girlfriend's not bad either
    It's the new Pivot stoke!
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    3D covers going to the post office in an hour.

    - Andrew M
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    - Brent H
    - Mike J
    - Nate A
    - Mike O
    - Gary M
    - Andy S

    The only favour I'd ask is I'd love to get a photo of the cover on your bike with a post-it note in the frame saying "Thanks Jon!" or "HCC rocks!"

    Jon is my boss and his company is called HCC. We used his equipment, materials and time to create the covers so a little sign of appreciation would be helpful when I suggest it's time to CNC some covers out of AL or whatever the next goofy bike project is.
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    Awesome, thanks Vik!
    PM me if you ever find yourself with a bike, wanting to ride in Santa Cruz!

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    Done Vik!

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    Thanks Vik! Photo will be prompt.

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    I received mine today. This cover is simply perfect. Once I pick up a screw I will definitely post up a pic with the shout outs. Thanks again, Vik!

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    Got mine too! Fits perfect, shopping for a screw now, hopefully nylon or aluminum.
    Thanks Vik! Will send pic when I find the screw.

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    Glad you guys got them and are pleased. A little primer and a hit from a spray can and they could look really nice and match your bike's accents.

    Glad I could help out.

    A few years ago a MTBR member machined me a custom seatstay brace for an old Heckler so I could get clearance for bigger rubber. He wouldn't take any $$.

    This is a great community. Just want to do my part to keep the good times rolling.
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    Thanks Vik, got mine yesterday. Off to HD to hunt for a screw this weekend and will send you some pics. Good Karma for you!

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    Ended up finding a screw at Orchard Supply. Painted it black after installing it. With some dirt on it you won't be able to tell. This completes the look. (sorry for an Ibis intruding into the Pivot forum, but dw-link love all around!)

    That little Direct mount space...cover it up?-20140329_194310870_ios.jpgThat little Direct mount space...cover it up?-20140329_194323159_ios.jpg

    Not sure why they rotated...

    Thanks again Vik and Jon @ HCC!!! I'll check out the CNC/CF options to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acuracing View Post
    Ended up finding a screw at Orchard Supply. Painted it black after installing it. With some dirt on it you won't be able to tell. This completes the look. (sorry for an Ibis intruding into the Pivot forum, but dw-link love all around!)

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    Not sure why they rotated...

    Thanks again Vik and Jon @ HCC!!! I'll check out the CNC/CF options to come!
    No worries I'll de-rotate it.

    Glad you like it.

    Ibis is a great brand. I was thinking I'd be on one for my new bike, but the HDR wasn't the bike I was after and the M6 fit my needs better.

    I'll definitely give Ibis another shot next bike.
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    Thank you so much!

    Vikb,
    Thank you very much for 3D mount. It completed my build. It was very generous of you and is a testament to the awesome community we all belong to.

    Cheers mate-If you ever find yourself in Colorado, we'll take good care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lpcunity View Post
    Vikb,
    Thank you very much for 3D mount. It completed my build. It was very generous of you and is a testament to the awesome community we all belong to.

    Cheers mate-If you ever find yourself in Colorado, we'll take good care of you.
    Awesome. Yup community is what it's all about. You can ride alone, but between advocacy for land access, trail building, design & manufacture of gear, service at a LBS and just folks to share your stoke - you realize no man is an island!

    In the past I have stayed away from CO - partially because the riding there is great when the riding at home is great, but also because my choice of bikes has always been beefy AM rig or beefy rigid 29er bikepacking rig. I haven't felt like I had a bike to climb high, ride long and conquer before epic rides like I feel the monuments in CO are like...however with the Mach 6's I think we have that problem licked!
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    I'd love to ride in BC this summer. I've been out there on some snowboard trips and was blown away by the beauty, environment, culture and people. I need to bring my bike out there soon. I'm coming off a Rocky Mountain Slayer and even though I only have a couple of rides on my Mach 6, I can already tell that the M6 is a far superior bicycle. Thank you again for the 3D mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lpcunity View Post
    I'd love to ride in BC this summer. I've been out there on some snowboard trips and was blown away by the beauty, environment, culture and people. I need to bring my bike out there soon. I'm coming off a Rocky Mountain Slayer and even though I only have a couple of rides on my Mach 6, I can already tell that the M6 is a far superior bicycle. Thank you again for the 3D mount.
    Come to Vancouver Island. I can show you around any weekend and can probably take an extra day or two off work. Plus I can provide you with GPS tracks for great rides you can do on your own.

    I'll organize a Pivot Fest BC next year with a week of riding on the island and the coastal mainland.
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    Oh man! When i get out there I would love some local tribal knowledge and a riding partner. Keep us in the loop with the Pivot fests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lpcunity View Post
    Oh man! When i get out there I would love some local tribal knowledge and a riding partner. Keep us in the loop with the Pivot fests.
    +1 - let's see if any Pivoters show up in Moab this Oct.

    I'll host you up here no matter what. We don't need an event to get out for some rides.
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    Gee, I've been away and as the OP, it's nice to see how this thread has blossomed into such an outpouring of support and comraderie. It's gives me a warm fuzzy feeling...(blossoms budding all around, birds chirping). Okay, thats enough.

    I missed the early party but how can I get one of these sweet little covers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myitch View Post
    Gee, I've been away and as the OP, it's nice to see how this thread has blossomed into such an outpouring of support and comraderie. It's gives me a warm fuzzy feeling...(blossoms budding all around, birds chirping). Okay, thats enough.

    I missed the early party but how can I get one of these sweet little covers?
    I'll make you one tomorrow. Just PM me your address.
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    I don't normally consider myself a weight weenie, but on my Mach 6 build, I took it further than normal... So when Vik offered to send out these direct mount derailleur covers I opted for a light weight plastic screw, as opposed to a stainless steel screw (since strength wasn't really an issue.) Anyway, for about eight bucks with free shipping, I bought 50 M6x12mm flathead countersunk black nylon screws on eBay. Anyway, if anyone has their cover, but still needs a screw, hit me up.

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    Custom custom

    I added a little flare to the cover vikb sent me. I got a nail red hot and melted the letters in. Then a dab of paint, and……..done.
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    I made up 5 more 3D printed DM covers. 1 is spoken for so I have 4 left up for grabs if anyone missed out.

    Just PM me with your mailing addy and say you want a 3D printed cover.
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    - Mike S
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    I'm dropping your DM covers off at the post office on my way home from work today.

    I've got one 3D printed DM cover sitting on my desk if anyone still needs one.
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    Hey peoples

    I've been working on these (slowly) for a few weeks now and somehow just stumbled on this thread. Really amazed I didn't find it earlier in my "research phase" But here is a working prototype I made last week. The logo is for a bike shop in Az. I'd be happy to make some with texts or logos.

    And I definitely don't want to steal your hype Vik. Your's are badass.

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