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    Mach 5 27.5 next?

    I would be interesting in a 27.5 DW-link bike with about 120-130mm travel. Around 68 HA with a 140mm fork, 430mm/16'9" chainstay's. To me this looks like a pretty logical trail bike geo if you mostly ride average trails and you want a pretty lively ride, but also be able to take it into the rough stuff yet at a bit more modest pace than a big bike. Yet no DW-link company seems to really get it nailed yet.

    Turner comes closest with the Flux but those 17.4'' chainstay look a bit long to me. Ibis has the SL-R, but HA is a bit steep with 69 for a 140mm travel frame.

    So a Mach 5 27.5 seems like just the ticket. 5'/125mm travel version of the Mach 6. I say bring it on.

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    Been thinking the same thing lately, I have a 5 year old Mach 5 and want to go carbon but waiting to see what Pivot do next rather than go away from DW and Pivot in particular. Doing a bit of endurance racing but don't really want to go 29er as I still like smaller wheels for all the technical twisty riding I do.

    Will be keeping my current Mach 5 as it is still a great bike but think it is time for some carbon. The Santa Cruz 5010 is the closest to what I want but can't bring myself to buy another brand now so come on Pivot.

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    Did you guys miss the thread on 5.7 with 27.5 kit. Pivot is offering it now:

    "We are in fact offering the 27.5 kit as an option on 5.7C frames. It uses a shorter stroke shock and the rear triangle will clear a 2.2 HoneyBadger or 2.25 Ardent with no problems. The alloy version has a different rear triangle configuration and the bigger wheels won't fit. We actually have a selection of 27.5 Mach 5.7C demo bikes built up now..."

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    Mach 5.7 27.5

    Looks interesting. Have to wait for further info, user experience, reviews.

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    Yeah I saw this first, the topic caught my eye. Still it would be nice to see a 5 inch travel so to speak ground up design rather than a hybrid of an existing 26er.

    I will watch for a reply to the other thread from Pivot on the numbers, BB Height and angles with a shorter fork. I would like to see the bb drop somewhat before considering. It would satisfy my DW link and Pivot want in my next bike. As I go about 5 years between bikes I want to make sure I make the right choice.

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