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    Mach 5 vs Mach 5.7?

    So what's the difference?

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    Mach 5 vs Mach 5.7?

    There has been countless threads and posts that will explain your question. Try a quick search in the Pivot forum.

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    I did a search. If you know of any specific threads I would appreciate it.

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    If you're talking about this thread: Mach 5 v. Mach 5.7 hmmm.. not very informative.

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    The Mach 5 was more of an XC/trail bike while the 5.7 is more trail/AM/Enduro that can still be set up XCish. Slacker HA, different suspension curve, more stiff (5.7c is crazy stiff), etc. Evolutionary if you will ....

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    Thanks for the overview jmw. Any feedback regarding ride characteristics? I would assume then the Mach 5 climbs better while the 5.7 descends better?

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    I own a Mach 5. Wife owns a Mach 5.7. The 5.7 climbs and descends better
    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides http://mtbtrails.ca/

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    I haven't actually ridden a Mach 5, so I can't claim facts in a comparison. What I will say is the 5.7c is a fantastic climber and great descender, but set up is obviously a factor in how well it does in either and what one actually prefers. My set up is a 5.7c medium (I'm 5'9) with a Talas 34 150mm up front, with a 55mm stem and bars at 770 mm, so I bet you can guess where the bias in my build is. ;^) Per above, it is a fantastic climber and great in the flats (no bob, just grabs the trail, is light, etc.) even with a short cockpit (just requires a bit more bent elbow and lean on the climbs). Yes, my set up it would get old on a none stop 10 mile climb, but is still doable. However, throw a 140 mm up front and stretch the cockpit with a 70-90mm stem and 680-720 mm bars and it becomes a very different climbing/trail/XC machine. There are a ton of people with this type of set up and they LOVE it. So think in terms a crap load of versatility with the 5.7 (ALU or Carbon).

    I could go on an on, but maybe better to ask you why you are asking. You have an option on a Mach 5 and are debating whether to go for it or get the 5.7?

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    Great Thanks for the info.

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    Own a M5 and now a 5.7. I clear the same uphill section with the 5.7. You have to climb on the saddle with the 5.7, the front is lighter. Not the same cockpit 90mm stem on the M5 and 50mm on the 5.7. Like JMW503 said the M5 is on the Xc side, the M5.7 on the Am side of the spectrum. The BB is lower on the 5.7.

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    Thanks for the info snoroqc! So you feel one is better than the other at specific tasks? I just purchased a Mach 5 frame and now that it's discontinued I was curious what I'm missing from the newer 5.7

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    apparently the M5.7 is better in every way. Lighter, better climber, better descender, more plush, but there will always be something better. As soon as you upgrade, something better comes out. make the best of what you have. I love my M5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CupOfJava View Post
    Thanks for the info snoroqc! So you feel one is better than the other at specific tasks? I just purchased a Mach 5 frame and now that it's discontinued I was curious what I'm missing from the newer 5.7
    Completely different bike IMO. The M5 is better when pedaling off the saddle. The biggest advantage of m5.7 is on descends and on cornering because lower BB/gravity center.

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    Does the lower BB make up for the tipsy/topsy feeling of the Mach5? I always feel like I'm perched on a ledge on my Mach5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman View Post
    Does the lower BB make up for the tipsy/topsy feeling of the Mach5? I always feel like I'm perched on a ledge on my Mach5.
    YES. The lower BB and the slacker head/seat angle.

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