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    new Syntace 30 stem (30.2), red RF Atlas handlebar, Fox34 120-160

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorjack View Post
    new Syntace 30 stem (30.2), red RF Atlas handlebar, Fox34 120-160
    Nice setup razorjack, I'm interested in how it rides with the 34. Not sure if you had a 32 150 on there before but if you did do you notice much more stifness with the 34, or can you just comment on the stifness of the 34 in general? Also, if you are running it at 160 and haven't had it reduced to 150, how do you find the increased slackness effects the handling? Do you use the 120 setting much too?

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    i had fox32 talas 100-140mm earlier, maybe it's a little stiffer, but i don't feel the difference, i'm not so experienced rider
    fox34 160 is ~16-17mm higher than fox32 150mm
    i use 120mm when climbing and during city riding.
    climbing on 160mm setting is much harder (steep climbs) witch such short stem

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    Thanks for the reply, What length stem areyou running?

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    Switched from the alum to carbon M5.7. The difference was astounding!! Maiden ride left a huge smile on my face!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fakemind View Post
    Thanks for the reply, What length stem areyou running?
    From the description it looks like 30mm long (better say short ) Syntace Megaforce 2 stem

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    Chongy; Did you get your rims custom painted? Looks super sharp
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    Those look like a project 321's , Anodized? Nice!

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    Wow Chongy, fan-frickin'-tastic build. Stout yet light. Same wheels I'm running on my bikes 'cept you have those ti spokes. Ti bolts everywhere, etc. I think the only thing I'd change is the stem (Thomson 50mm) and removing those excess chainrings

    edit to add: With all that work you put into the bike, I'm a little surprised you didn't use the ispec mounts. I desperately want the new Saint levers and ispec shifter mount for my bike.
    Last edited by gticlay; 08-07-2012 at 08:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Chongy; Did you get your rims custom painted? Looks super sharp
    Thanks, depending on where you're located, you can order anodized ZTRs directly from project321. I've gotten mine from a local bike shop and they had their own source to anodize those rims.
    Last edited by chongy; 08-07-2012 at 02:46 AM.

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    It looks like you also cover original white Pivot logos on the frame with blue film ones like me (except of R-registered sign )...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongy View Post
    Switched from the alum to carbon M5.7. The difference was astounding!! Maiden ride left a huge smile on my face!!!
    Chongy, can you provide more of a description of the astounding differences? I have a 2011 M5.7 alu and have been wondering if it's worth upgrading to the carbon version. The geometry charts Pivot has listed on their site are identical for both versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Wow Chongy, fan-frickin'-tastic build. Stout yet light. Same wheels I'm running on my bikes 'cept you have those ti spokes. Ti bolts everywhere, etc. I think the only thing I'd change is the stem (Thomson 50mm) and removing those excess chainrings

    edit to add: With all that work you put into the bike, I'm a little surprised you didn't use the ispec mounts. I desperately want the new Saint levers and ispec shifter mount for my bike.
    I was not sure if the i-spec mounts are compatible with the new saint brakes so that's why I did not decide to go ahead with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    It looks like you also cover original white Pivot logos on the frame with blue film ones like me (except of R-registered sign )...
    I even have a layer of protective film on top of the blue decals to protect them. IMO, pivot should have just make all the logos the same color instead of white and the frame will sure look more wicked!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin01 View Post
    Chongy, can you provide more of a description of the astounding differences? I have a 2011 M5.7 alu and have been wondering if it's worth upgrading to the carbon version. The geometry charts Pivot has listed on their site are identical for both versions.
    The astounding differences that i was implying was meant to be the whole bike as a package, not just the carbon frame alone. There were several components which i had updated during the swap, eg: new saint brakes, new wheelset, nicely serviced and tuned fork etc. All these contributed to the improved feel of the bike.

    If I am to comment on the frame alone, it's definitely more stiff and rigid, something that can be felt from the first stroke of pedalling. And with the reduced weight, riding the same trails requires less effort for me but i guess you really have to try it yourself as these are only my personal opinions and it may not be true for others. Another thing that i noted was the increased bb height as compared to the 2011 M5.7 alum. Riding the same trails, there were significant reduction in pedal strikes, which is definitely a plus point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongy View Post
    I even have a layer of protective film on top of the blue decals to protect them. IMO, pivot should have just make all the logos the same color instead of white and the frame will sure look more wicked!!
    I used reflective red Avery tape guaranteed for 7 years outdoors I think (used also for traffic signs), so I don't care too much about it. Potentially exposed frame parts are covered by clear thick protective polyurethane film also used for cars (so called clear guard). Pivot should make also anodised hw that match the frame color, not just one-for- all (blue) and if so, it should be neutral (black or silver), IMHO.

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    Is there a source for those Pivot logo headset bearing caps? Besides the lunchbox kit.

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    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides http://mtbtrails.ca/

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    Great picture!
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    My frame came in two weeks ago and I got it today (been out of town). It looks great but I am slightly disappointed in the shock. I was assured it would be the '12 RP23 but it is actually the '13 CTD. Anybody have any feedback on the CTD?
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    Good job!

    I ran into some of my spoked friends....




    I've been carefully adjusting the bike: bars, stem, tires, shock volume, etc....

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    Mach5.7c on slippery rocks



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    Mach5.7c on slippery rocks



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    Fantastic pictures, Lukasz.

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    Eeeewwww, looks like here 8 months of the year. Not looking forward to that again.
    "It looks flexy"

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