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    yes on rf.
    switched dropper to reverb and switched grips to lock ons and putting on highroller 2 on back tonight. That should bump up the weight a bit. But still guessing under 27

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    Black Beauty

    Large Mach 6 Stealth Black
    RockShox Pike 160
    SRAM X01 Drivetrain
    Shimano XT Brakes
    Nox 35mm AM Carbon Wheels/DT 240s Hubs
    RockShox Reverb Stealth Seatpost
    Race Face SIXC 785 mm Carbon Bars
    Kore Repute 35mm Stem
    Straightline Amp Pedals
    Hans Dampf up front/High Roller II in back
    No idea what she weighs!

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    ^^^^^ Nice!
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    Gorgeous! I got the matte carbon SIXC bars as I thought the red would be too much and there are a lot of shades of red. Seeing those bars on your bike, it matches perfect. Wish I could change that up. Beautiful set up. I will be posting mine in about a week when it is all finished.

    Lock that beauty up with some heavy duty chains or never let it out of your site! I have lost 2 very expensive bikes in the last 6 months that were locked up on my bike rack.

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    Thanks vikb & Dawg,

    I wasn't sure how the bars would match and whether 785mm would be too wide, coming from some Haven 750's. Color and width are awesome. I ordered red grips but I'm afraid of taking away from the "Stealthiness" of the bike. I originally wanted the blue frame, but when I ordered they were out. I'm super stoked with the "Stealth Black."

    I built up my dream bike last fall, and while traveling up near Portland it was stolen off my rack while locked. It worked out alright thanks to insurance, now my dream bike stepped up a notch or two

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    I went for the red anodized lock rings and ODI Rogue grips for just a touch of red. Looks pretty good. Added some red Canfield Crampons to match. Sounds like we were having the same tough decisions when building these. I also had to make sure and match fork sanctions with my dropper post. OCD.

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    Cool, look forward to some pics!

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    My steed in finally finished.

    I just finished her. She hasn't even been on the dirt yet. I can't wait…..

    Large Frame
    Pike 160
    XO crank
    XT brakes
    Reverb
    Stans Flow wheelset
    Specialized Butcher up front. High roller aft
    Black and red seem to be a common theme.

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    Very nice, Lpcunity.
    She looks like my girls twin!
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    shit's hot son!

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    Very nice, Lpcunity.
    She looks like my girls twin!
    They must be from the same litter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmyers View Post
    shit's hot son!
    Show us your's!!. We showed you ours!!

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    Very nice, Lpcunity.
    She looks like my girls twin!
    What tires are these? The bike, including pedals is exactly like mine, but your 1.5 lbs lighter.

    Sweet bike!

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    Tires are High Roller II 2.3 Back/Hans Dampf 2.35 Front.
    Wheelset is DT Swiss 240s Hubs/Nox AM rims (which including tubeless tape & valve stems came out to 1498 grams for the set.)
    Actually it's only a half pound lighter.

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    Writ ting error
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    Has Nyone tried to set the bike with 170 mm fork? Do you think if this will broke too much the geo or if not, just will make harder the climb and more confortable the down hill
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    Personally I like it with a 160 fork. I don't think you would gain much by going with a 170 fork, especially if you plan on earning your descents. I think if I wanted to change the suspension in any way I'd look into something different for the rear shock.

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    Bad pics early this morning. Just finished the build last night. Will post more with a better camera and light soon. Very happy with the way the build turned out. Still need a few rides to determine where to cut the fork.

    Full XX1 build, Derby rims, etc. I'll put the whole build up when I have better pics.



    Love the wheels. Derby and Hope Hubs.


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    Re-post from derailleur cover thread....figured it belonged here:



    My GF got jealous and ordered a M6 as well. Here X0 complete [small = 27.8lbs w/o pedals] came with a DM cover.



    My large blue frame = 6.86lb.

    and the rest of my bike waiting to be born!



    - 160mm Pike
    - XTR brakes
    - XX1
    - RF Next SL cranks
    - Light Bicycle rims w/ Hope Hubs and Conti TK 2.2" tires
    - RS Reverb
    - RF stem & bars
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    Mach 6 pics

    Nice. I hope no one steals your car!


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    I have same pivot, a few posts ago, and have the NOX wheels coming next week. looking forward to riding those. and Vigilante Team tires to try out. tubeless of course. nice to see others with the NOX AM wheels.
    I have too many bikes, but it's not enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerock View Post
    I have same pivot, a few posts ago, and have the NOX wheels coming next week. looking forward to riding those. and Vigilante Team tires to try out. tubeless of course. nice to see others with the NOX AM wheels.
    I'm loving the NOX wheelset, light, strong stiff. I don't understand why the feel better, but the do inspire confidence cornering. Enjoy building & riding. I feel like I can appreciate a bike better when I built it up

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    Killer build Vik. Can't wait to see it complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Killer build Vik. Can't wait to see it complete.

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    ^^^what he said^^^

    Just looked at your specs and that is one sweet ride. I'll bet you'll be close to 27.0# depending on pedals, sweet!

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    I was considering a Light Bicycle Wheelset, but I was concerned about them setting up tubeless with the hookless rim. I know people do it, just sounded different. I'd like to hear how you like them after a few rides, they seem like a good option compared to Enve's (expensive and pain in the A$$ spoke setup.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    I was considering a Light Bicycle Wheelset, but I was concerned about them setting up tubeless with the hookless rim. I know people do it, just sounded different. I'd like to hear how you like them after a few rides, they seem like a good option compared to Enve's (expensive and pain in the A$$ spoke setup.)
    I've got one on order (with Hope hubs). I'll be setting it up tubeless as soon as I get it, so I'll try to report back. My 29er rims from them have been flawless in every respect, but they have a bead hook. I'm pretty optimistic.

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    I am running the Derbys with a hookless bead and no issues. Setup easy tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    I was considering a Light Bicycle Wheelset, but I was concerned about them setting up tubeless with the hookless rim. I know people do it, just sounded different. I'd like to hear how you like them after a few rides, they seem like a good option compared to Enve's (expensive and pain in the A$$ spoke setup.)
    I set up my LB 35mm wide hookless rims in a few minutes.

    - 1 wrap on stans 25mm tape
    - 2 scoops of sealant
    - 1 CO2 cartridge to get it seated
    - a few shakes to spread the sealant around
    - let them lay on their sides for the evening with occasional flips to spread things out nicely

    One of the easiest tubeless setups I have done.

    BTW - tires = Conti Trail King 2.2" Protection
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am looking forward to getting the bike built up. It will be the nicest MTB build I will ever have had. I am normally a middle of the road rider [AL frame SLX/XT parts], but I ride a lot and I have no kids to spend my $$ on so after buying my cat enough toys and catnip to OD on I figure I might as well see how the blingy MTBer live at least one time.

    Not sure on the final weight. My blue frame is pretty porky and I didn't go weight weenie everywhere I could - heavier spokes[+150g over a buddy's similar wheels], 203/180mm rotors, painted frame,Ergon grips, etc...

    My current bike is at 35lbs and it's my do everything ride....so I am hopeful I can get the M6 down to the 28-29lbs range w/ pedals. I will appreciate it at the 3-5hrs+ mark on longer rides as we have to climb a lot in my neck of the woods. I'm dropping over a pound per wheel which I know I will dig and getting a taller wheel which will help roll through our roots and rocks nicely.

    Although I am excited to see the bike built up I am not that excited to go through the setup phase. It took me a long time to get the Nomad dialled and I have been on it now 5yrs+ so we are pretty in sync. I know it's going to take time to get feeling that way with the M6 and I want to get there, but I just don't want to spend too much time flailing away on sections I usually rock.

    We'll probably keep riding the Nomads for demanding rides and sneak off alone on our M6's with a full set of tools to ride-tweak-ride-tweak and session some of our favourite trails until we are back on top of our game.

    We'll keep these bikes another 5yrs+ so it's a worthwhile investment.
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    I usually take a while to adapt to new bikes, but the M6 was pretty painless for me. My guess is that the Nomads are going to get lonely pretty quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    My guess is that the Nomads are going to get lonely pretty quickly!
    I hope so. The Nomads are pretty amazing bikes especially when you consider I into year #6 on mine. I would love to have the M6 be "the next level bike" because that would be a really high level of performance.

    I plan to be back on mine in the fall through the winter [except for any SW desert trip we do at X'mas]. The level of carnage that goes on around here in the PNW during the winter is epic. I can't see wanting to subject a new carbon bike to that at least for the first few years.

    BTW - SC is putting out a new 650B Nomad @ 165mm travel shortly....should be interesting!
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    I have heard a lot of rumors around the new Nomad. Looking forward to seeing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I hope so. The Nomads are pretty amazing bikes especially when you consider I into year #6 on mine....BTW - SC is putting out a new 650B Nomad @ 165mm travel shortly....should be interesting!
    How come I live in Santa Cruz and visit the SC showroom once in a while, but people from BC know about this before I do? I asked SC at Outerbike if they had plans for a 650B Nomad and they stated very specifically "NO!"
    I will be very curious about this. I expected the Bronson to be a 27.5" Nomad, but it was not even close. Hopefully I'll get my M6 dialed and will not have wandering eyes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    How come I live in Santa Cruz and visit the SC showroom once in a while, but people from BC know about this before I do?


    LOL. I'm plugged in to the heartbeat of the MTB industry.

    I'm sure the Nomad Mk3 will be a worthy rig to ride next to the M6, but unless SC pulls something unbelievable out of their hat I can't see it making you want to trade in your M6.

    BTW - sorry for the OT
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    Finished my built in Jan. Best bike I ever rode

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    Built:

    Frame Frame w Damper: Pivot Mach 6
    Grips: Lizard Skins DSP
    Bar: Race Face Sixc 35mm
    Shifter: Sram X01
    Brakes: XTR 2014
    Pedale: HT Components Titan
    Stem: Race Face Atlas 35mm
    Spacer: SRAM Spacer Carbon UD SET
    Shifter Cable: POWER CORDZ
    Fork: Pike 160mm
    Derailleur: Sram X01
    Chain: Sram X01
    Casette: Sram X01 (Schwarz)
    Crank (incl. BB and 30t): Race Face Next SL
    Bashguard: Carbocage XX1
    Wheels: Duke Crazy Jack 650b, DT Swiss 240 Center Lock, 32 spokes (--> Custom Decals)
    Brake Rotors: Shimano SM-RT99 180mm & 160mm
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.25 Trailstar-Compound
    Seatpost: RS Reverb Stealth
    Saddle: SAEVID Sillin
    Crank Boots: Race Face
    Adapter to match Shimano Brake with Sram Shifter: Trickstuff Matshi

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    Nice. Tell me more about this: Adapter to match Shimano Brake with Sram Shifter: Trickstuff Matshi

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgman25 View Post
    Nice. Tell me more about this: Adapter to match Shimano Brake with Sram Shifter: Trickstuff Matshi
    Trickstuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post


    LOL. I'm plugged in to the heartbeat of the MTB industry.

    I'm sure the Nomad Mk3 will be a worthy rig to ride next to the M6, but unless SC pulls something unbelievable out of their hat I can't see it making you want to trade in your M6.

    BTW - sorry for the OT
    Any bets that the SC factory riders have been on Nomads painted as Bronsons for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Any bets that the SC factory riders have been on Nomads painted as Bronsons for a while...
    Factory rider brought one into my LBS recently unfortunately I missed it, the lads have both sold theyre Bronsons Solos for the new Nomad, love that its a dedicated 1x design, will give SC they're due they committ to things and make stuff that is relevant to real riders, no BB92 funky other stuff always loved that about SC.

    SP got a quick ride on my mates M6 with Derbys and Pike and large frame 30mm stem lol, much much better, one thing I will say it pops on a manual easy as HD is quite hard to manual and wheelie, M6 I could be wheelie king again in that thing, love it.

    Did the slalom switch back test felt no flex compared to the factory spec ver I rode that felt like a noodle in the wheels, new they were part of it. Man impressed by those Derbys, will be ordering some as soon as in stock again!

    Another thing I got was the Pike felt very similar to my Veng in dampening performance hard to tell which might be better but Id give the Pike the edge in weight performance and XF Veng in stiffness especially at the axle, I don't care what anyone says 15mm is flexy compared to 20mm. Makes me appreciate how good my XFusion is though would love it at Pikes weight, I can just trust this fork to deliver in any situation esspecially when the s h it hits the fan, just stay losey goosey and let the fork dish out the beating to what ever!

    I hope this years Enduro series takes perfromance to such a level that the Pike and other mid travel forks 34s/35s Sweeps etc offer a 20mm version, these bikes beg for it.

    Really liked the feel of of his M6 though, definitley feel more in it than on it like the HD.

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    Doesn't the XF version have a 20 mm axle? Unfortunately it also has 34 mm stanchions as well which I think could negate the 20 mm axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    Doesn't the XF version have a 20 mm axle? Unfortunately it also has 34 mm stanchions as well which I think could negate the 20 mm axle.

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    Not on the Sweep 27.5" 34 15mm only currently, but it's rated as stiff as the Pike!
    Still wish it was 20mm.

    My Vengeance is 20mm!
    XF Metric is 20mm
    XF Revel 34 USD is 20mm
    BOS is 20mm
    I would love it if they released 20mm lowers for the Pike it would be killer at that weight. Take performance to new levels, bury the Fox 34 completely haha ya know I love that fork aye.

    Interesting rumour I'll start it here, Fox are working on new 36s that are 27.5" x 20mm

    I can swap between, my hubs are convertible Hope P2s 20-15mm etc

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    I would love a Pike in 20 as well. Still don't understand why they went away from it.

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    New fox 36s will be lighter with simpler axle retention system for 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    New fox 36s will be lighter with simpler axle retention system for 2015.
    Im lost to them, never trust they're damping again except in the 40, too much disappointment and waste of $$ to find out they still suck with such good forks from other brands that provide what I want not just in performance but servicing and tuning they always forget those last ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I would love a Pike in 20 as well. Still don't understand why they went away from it.

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    I hear ya, I cannot see why a big company like them couldn't have produced 20mm lowers as well maybe stock less numbers, its all marketing, people brought into 15mm being lighter Rockshow did a test on Fox 15mm and some hubs a few years back when they brought out the Maxle light 20mm on the Revelation new at the time!

    The rev setup and 20mm was significantly stiffer and marginally lighter than the other hub 15mm setups.

    OEM has allot to answer for I do think it has a place XC riders were never going to wrap they're heads around a 20mm axle even if it was lighter stiffer, so 120/130mm down on 32mm chassis I think its good and better than the QR of the day. But over that they easily could have kept improving weight to stiffness ratios and we wouldn't have the BS today.
    haha, you still have one sexy bike buddy.

    Also nice bike too simonease loos great swinging back to black green haha!

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    I went bikepacking with the boys this weekend in the mountains so after riding home today and getting in a nap I figured I better tackle one of the tasks left to get the GF's M6 fully rolling.

    My LBS didn't set up the stock tires tubeless as they knew we'd discard them pronto.

    I tried to seat the beads on her stock rims with one wrap of tape, but the Trail Kings in 2.2" were a loose fit and wouldn't take a seat with a blast from a CO2 cartridge. I don't have a compressor and I want these tires to be re-seatable on the trail so I added a second wrap of tape and they popped into place no problem.

    FWIW - I've used these same tires on a bunch of different rims and this is the loosest fit I have encountered.

    Now I need to:

    - pull her XO1 cranks now and install the Blackspire Bruiser bash guard
    - get her suspension dialled
    - apply some protetive tape in key areas
    - de-logo the beast

    Looks like rain all week so I'll have time to make that happen.
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    How are you going to de-logo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    How are you going to de-logo?
    I'm going to cut out some shapes that cover the offending decals from paper. Then take them to a local sign shop so they can make me vinyl decals. I'll match the colour scheme of the bike so they don't look out of place. They are removable so if I am not 100% stoked or I want to change 'em up in a year I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick005 View Post
    Im lost to them, never trust they're damping again except in the 40, too much disappointment and waste of $$ to find out they still suck with such good forks from other brands that provide what I want not just in performance but servicing and tuning they always forget those last ones!
    I hear you. I have a deville on my HD which I love. The last fox fork I owned was a 2011 36 Van which I didn't like.


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    My first self-made custom built bike:
    Mach6 in S
    Fork: RS Pike 160mm
    Brakes und Drivetrain: all Shimano XT
    Wheels: DT XM1501 Spline
    Tires: Hans Dampf Trailstar front wheel and Pacestar rear wheel
    Stem: Syntace Megaforce 2 50mm
    Bar: Syntace Vector Carbon 780mm, Rise 20mm back sweep 12o
    Seatpost: KS LEV Integra 150mm
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    Yes, 2.95 Kg or 6.50 lbs

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    Picked up my Mach 6 frame, found the time to build it, threw it in the car and headed to Sedona for a long planned trip. Let's just say it did not, in any way, disappoint. Highlight of the trip was the Mach 6 at speed coming off the top of Hiline.

    Build:

    -Large Mach 6 frame (matte black)
    -BOS Deville 160 (non-TRC version)
    -Fox Float X
    -King headset
    -Syntace bar
    -Syntace stem
    -Ergon GA-1 grips
    -Thomson Elite Dropper (external)
    -Ergon SM3 Pro saddle
    -Wolftooth 34t on XTR crankset
    -XTR M986 clutch rear derailleur
    -Saint I-Spec right shifter
    -XTR trail brakes
    -ENVE AM 27.5 wheelset
    -Hans Dampf Trailstar front/Pacestar rear

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    Everything performed perfectly, Shimano group was exceptional (Saint shifter was butter), wheelset and tires lived up to hype, and the BOS fork was a revelation (not Rockshox version). Need to dial in the fork a bit. Only concern I have at the moment is how high it sits in its travel compared to the Float X. May consider other rear shock options.

    Bottom line, I'm extremely pleased and ecstatic about my new Mach 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OriginalDonk View Post
    Picked up my Mach 6 frame, found the time to build it, threw it in the car and headed to Sedona for a long planned trip. Let's just say it did not, in any way, disappoint. Highlight of the trip was the Mach 6 at speed coming off the top of Hiline.

    Build:

    -Large Mach 6 frame (matte black)
    -BOS Deville 160 (non-TRC version)
    -Fox Float X
    -King headset
    -Syntace bar
    -Syntace stem
    -Ergon GA-1 grips
    -Thomson Elite Dropper (external)
    -Ergon SM3 Pro saddle
    -Wolftooth 34t on XTR crankset
    -XTR M986 clutch rear derailleur
    -Saint I-Spec right shifter
    -XTR trail brakes
    -ENVE AM 27.5 wheelset
    -Hans Dampf Trailstar front/Pacestar rear

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    Everything performed perfectly, Shimano group was exceptional (Saint shifter was butter), wheelset and tires lived up to hype, and the BOS fork was a revelation (not Rockshox version). Need to dial in the fork a bit. Only concern I have at the moment is how high it sits in its travel compared to the Float X. May consider other rear shock options.

    Bottom line, I'm extremely pleased and ecstatic about my new Mach 6.
    Nice

    I'm looking forward to getting my Mach 6 down to Moab and Sedona.
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    The new Mach 6 having a little fun

    Here is my build:

    Large XO1 Kit with the KS Lev
    Swapped to Pike 150 up front
    XO Trail swapped to XT Brakes
    Wheelset swapped to Light Bike AM laced with Sapim CX Rays to DT 240 Centerlocks
    50 mm Renthal Duo Stem
    Bars swapped to 720 mm Bontrager RXLs
    Butcher 2.3 up front and the stock Honey Badger in the rear

    Able to put a bunch of miles on the Mach 6 this weekend. Pic from Saturday at the Gennett Poplar on Bear Creek. It was a given that this bike was going to descend well. What I am blown away by is just how efficiently it pedals. It feels like I can have my cake and eat it too.

    Many thanks to Brent and Joe at MTB Garage. I was able to get exactly what I wanted at an amazing price. I can't recommend them enough if you are in the Atlanta area or are planning on doing mail order for your new ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OriginalDonk View Post
    Picked up my Mach 6 frame, found the time to build it, threw it in the car and headed to Sedona for a long planned trip. Let's just say it did not, in any way, disappoint. Highlight of the trip was the Mach 6 at speed coming off the top of Hiline.

    Build:

    -Large Mach 6 frame (matte black)
    -BOS Deville 160 (non-TRC version)
    -Fox Float X
    -King headset
    -Syntace bar
    -Syntace stem
    -Ergon GA-1 grips
    -Thomson Elite Dropper (external)
    -Ergon SM3 Pro saddle
    -Wolftooth 34t on XTR crankset
    -XTR M986 clutch rear derailleur
    -Saint I-Spec right shifter
    -XTR trail brakes
    -ENVE AM 27.5 wheelset
    -Hans Dampf Trailstar front/Pacestar rear

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    Everything performed perfectly, Shimano group was exceptional (Saint shifter was butter), wheelset and tires lived up to hype, and the BOS fork was a revelation (not Rockshox version). Need to dial in the fork a bit. Only concern I have at the moment is how high it sits in its travel compared to the Float X. May consider other rear shock options.

    consider a Vector HLR reckon that would be Killer setup with the BOS, unfortunately unless you or someone makes a mod the BOS shock wont fit due to the ID being to large unless they have changed it

    Bottom line, I'm extremely pleased and ecstatic about my new Mach 6.
    Very nice OD, have you had enough time to compare to your HD?

    Also just completed a extreme Enduro full of rocks, tire and wheel hunter killers, many had issues, I cleaned the bike today had a chip out of my chain stay non drive side, wheels straight and not a scratch, many a time on the way down I winched thinking is this the rock or hole that kills my Enves, they never flinched, impressed, that was over 4500m or vertical drop, no exaggeration test, this Enduro!

    Enjoy, BOS looks sick on they're too.
    Now just get some Maxxis tires on they're haha, just kidding.
    But EXO TRs are sick as btw lol.

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    Thanks Mav. I'm pretty pumped on how it's riding at the moment. The BOS sits pretty high and is almost "stingy" with its travel. I'd call it controlled and precise over "plush." It really comes alive when you start pinning it.

    I trust my ENVEs and that's all I can ask for when I'm tearing through rock gardens at full tilt. I know people are pumped with their Derby rims and great to see Ray doing so well but I'll stick with my ENVE AMs with my 2.35s. A good mate of mine swears by his DHRs but I'll stick with my Hans Dampfs Mav. Still feeling things out. Good to hear you drop a good "sick as" bru.

    Still early to compare to the HD. Will let the new bike lust honeymoon wear a bit before I can make an objective decision. The Pivot interpretation of the DW is, as we've heard, quite different than the Ibis iteration. A ride in Sedona will quickly show you why.

    I'll stick with the Float X for a bit more but may have a BOS mod lined up with the CCDBA and Vector HLR also in the running. All nitpicking as it's a sweet setup or as Mav would say "sweet as!"

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    XTR special

    Yes please.

    From Pivot on Facebook:
    "When Shimano asked for a "naked" Mach 6C to release their new XTR 1X kit on did we say yes...?

    No, we said HECK YEAH!! And it came out BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks Shimano Cycling for asking... "

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    Quote Originally Posted by OriginalDonk View Post
    Thanks Mav. I'm pretty pumped on how it's riding at the moment. The BOS sits pretty high and is almost "stingy" with its travel. I'd call it controlled and precise over "plush." It really comes alive when you start pinning it.

    I trust my ENVEs and that's all I can ask for when I'm tearing through rock gardens at full tilt. I know people are pumped with their Derby rims and great to see Ray doing so well but I'll stick with my ENVE AMs with my 2.35s. A good mate of mine swears by his DHRs but I'll stick with my Hans Dampfs Mav. Still feeling things out. Good to hear you drop a good "sick as" bru.

    Still early to compare to the HD. Will let the new bike lust honeymoon wear a bit before I can make an objective decision. The Pivot interpretation of the DW is, as we've heard, quite different than the Ibis iteration. A ride in Sedona will quickly show you why.

    I'll stick with the Float X for a bit more but may have a BOS mod lined up with the CCDBA and Vector HLR also in the running. All nitpicking as it's a sweet setup or as Mav would say "sweet as!"
    All sounds very good dude, sweet as OD keep updates flowing ESP mods

    On rims, I can say Id almost and have trusted my life with them, mine are going on 3 seasons now, I'm a wide rim proponent so for me Derby was the next step, now Enve, Ibis have dropped they're versions.

    For 27.5" I may still go Derbys, Ibis rim only, Enves here just gone through roof price wise, always hard to justify but now with so many good options, my mates Derbys have held up to everything Im doing so think they are pretty proven, but def no need to swap out ya Enves if you already got em.

    Be great if ya can get a BOS mod compare to a CCDBa and Vector that would be great to see someone do.

    Anyway OD yr bike is sick as bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OriginalDonk View Post
    Picked up my Mach 6 frame, found the time to build it, threw it in the car and headed to Sedona for a long planned trip. Let's just say it did not, in any way, disappoint. Highlight of the trip was the Mach 6 at speed coming off the top of Hiline.

    Build:

    -Large Mach 6 frame (matte black)
    -BOS Deville 160 (non-TRC version)
    -Fox Float X
    -King headset
    -Syntace bar
    -Syntace stem
    -Ergon GA-1 grips
    -Thomson Elite Dropper (external)
    -Ergon SM3 Pro saddle
    -Wolftooth 34t on XTR crankset
    -XTR M986 clutch rear derailleur
    -Saint I-Spec right shifter
    -XTR trail brakes
    -ENVE AM 27.5 wheelset
    -Hans Dampf Trailstar front/Pacestar rear

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    Everything performed perfectly, Shimano group was exceptional (Saint shifter was butter), wheelset and tires lived up to hype, and the BOS fork was a revelation (not Rockshox version). Need to dial in the fork a bit. Only concern I have at the moment is how high it sits in its travel compared to the Float X. May consider other rear shock options.

    Bottom line, I'm extremely pleased and ecstatic about my new Mach 6.
    Sweet build, and how cool to break her in at Sedona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by budgie View Post
    Yes please.

    From Pivot on Facebook:
    "When Shimano asked for a "naked" Mach 6C to release their new XTR 1X kit on did we say yes...?

    No, we said HECK YEAH!! And it came out BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks Shimano Cycling for asking... "

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    Nice, we need more pic's!

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    new Nox Wheels installed

    got some new Nox AM Carbon wheels with Chris Kings...had Dusty Ott at Hubsessed do the lacing, etc. and couldn't be happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deerock View Post
    got some new Nox AM Carbon wheels with Chris Kings...had Dusty Ott at Hubsessed do the lacing, etc. and couldn't be happier.
    Nice, I love my Nox Wheelset too! Nice to see a lot of viable and more affordable options to Enve's.

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    agreed. though the new Enve's look cool, they will definitely be way more $ and these Nox are awesome already, plus they will be covered in mud a lot so who's going to see them? I just want to ride, not have everybody see what I bought.
    I have too many bikes, but it's not enough

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    My new build!

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    Mach 6, Large.
    Pike 150
    XX1/Race Face Next
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    Stans Flow/DT 240s

    28.5 lbs with pedals and proper tires


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    Nice looking ride! (but I hope Pivot hurries up and introduces new color choices cuz I'm starting to see my bike everywhere )

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    Here is Mine.

    I will take better pics later.

    Here is my Build
    LB wheels w/hadley hubs
    XO crank w 32t
    Zee brakes
    xtr RD
    Straitline amp pedals and stem 50mm
    sensus grips

    Custom Paint by Joe's Carbon Solutions in Watsonville CA.

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    Awesome looking custom painted M6? You get the hardware anodized as well? One of a kind man. Nice.

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    Very tight. A definite one of a kind while keeping it classy. Nice job. Would love to hear more details on the paint process and what is involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneLOcust View Post
    I will take better pics later.

    Here is my Build
    LB wheels w/hadley hubs
    XO crank w 32t
    Zee brakes
    xtr RD
    Straitline amp pedals and stem 50mm
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    Custom Paint by Joe's Carbon Solutions in Watsonville CA.

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    Custom paint.....now I am jealous!
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    Mach 6 pics

    Wow a pivot without 472 logos telling you the wheel size, travel and brand. Very nice !!!


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    Nice ToneLOcust... that is awesome! Joe's in Watsonville, huh? I might see you on the trails. Do you ride in Santa Cruz?

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    yes the hardware cost 60.00 to get anodized

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgman25 View Post
    Very tight. A definite one of a kind while keeping it classy. Nice job. Would love to hear more details on the paint process and what is involved.
    Joe the owner told me that they use a chemical to take of the old paint off then they prep the frame for primer, then paint it and clear coat. He paints all the Calfee Road bikes and the bikes for Team Leopard.He has painted over 30,000 frames and the job he did was top notch on my bike.

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    Mach 6 pics

    Dear pivot: this is what a classy paint scheme looms like.

    Please take note.

    Enough with the tribal whatsits and 99 logos.

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    This is what I have been rolling on from last fall...

    Basically everything I need from a bike.

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    Mach 6 pics

    Is it a size xxxxxs?


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    Oooooo, nice Quardo. That a small? Not too dissimilar a spec to mine! Well, once the frame arrives. Been sent over from the states the other day as far as I know. Hopefully get it soon. Ordered the frame 3 months ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quadro View Post
    This is what I have been rolling on from last fall...

    Basically everything I need from a bike.

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    What type of tires are those?

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    Yes small it is.. Small dude , tiny bike.

    Only few rides with those Crossmax tires but they seem to be very good pair.

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    Zack's Mach 6

    The new love of my life. Rides even better than she looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zschnepf View Post
    The new love of my life. Rides even better than she looks.
    She is a beauty, and I know how she rides...I ride her twin sister!
    What front fender is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfnsurf View Post
    She is a beauty, and I know how she rides...I ride her twin sister!
    What front fender is that?
    It's a Mudhugger, I like it: https://www.themudhugger.us.com/shop/

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    Reverie's Mach 6

    Just finished building her 3 hours ago!
    Unfortunately, can't ride her 'til the weekend.

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    Can you guys please measure the HA on the Mach6?
    My LBS mentionened the HA in reality is a bit slacker than claimed 66 degrees... Pivot supposedly did not want to scare people with the number...
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    Can you guys please measure the HA on the Mach6?
    My LBS mentionened the HA in reality is a bit slacker than claimed 66 degrees... Pivot supposedly did not want to scare people with the number...
    Thanks!
    What fork are you going to run?
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    Re: Mach 6 pics

    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    What fork are you going to run?
    I don't own a Mach, but it is in my top 3 list for a longer travel bike.
    I do own a Pike 150 though, which I am going to lower to 130mm for my 5" bike for now.

    I was just wondering what the real HA with a Pike is. 150 or 160.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    I don't own a Mach, but it is in my top 3 list for a longer travel bike.
    I do own a Pike 150 though, which I am going to lower to 130mm for my 5" bike for now.

    I was just wondering what the real HA with a Pike is. 150 or 160.
    I can measure a Mach 6 with a pike 160 tonight - although I think the iPhone HTA measurements probably aren't accurate enough to detect a small difference from a spec'd HTA if we are talking +/- 0.5 deg.

    I can tell you from a seat of the pants perspective it feels a tad slacker than my Nomad Mk2, but the Pike stays higher in its travel so the effective HTA doesn't feel so slack when actually riding.

    Our trails are tight and twisty with steep ups and downs ridden at slow to medium speeds. The M6 is great in this setting.

    In the tightest turns I feel the bigger wheels and slack HTA, but the performance on the steep downs is worth it.

    No issues climbing steep tech on the M6.

    The short wheelbase and short chain stays play nice with the slack front end for an excellent mix of stability and manoeuvrability.
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    Mach 6 pics

    Vik or anyone else - although I am in the north east our trails are incredibly rocky and slow rolling with barely any smooth sections and lots of rocky but short steep ups and downs. How do you find the Mach 6 in the rock gardens and repeated square edged stuff? I have a Mac 5.7 C and I am very disappointed with it when it comes to repeated rocky terrain.it gets hung up. My Avy tune helped but didn't cure the issue. I gather the Mach 6 is very different. The 5.7 has what feels like too much platform built in also. TIA.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    Vik or anyone else - although I am in the north east our trails are incredibly rocky and slow rolling with barely any smooth sections and lots of rocky but short steep ups and downs. How do you find the Mach 6 in the rock gardens and repeated square edged stuff? I have a Mac 5.7 C and I am very disappointed with it when it comes to repeated rocky terrain.it gets hung up. My Avy tune helped but didn't cure the issue. I gather the Mach 6 is very different. The 5.7 has what feels like too much platform built in also. TIA.


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    I don't know what a smooth trail is like. We have one rock and root after another. So getting hung up is a big issue.

    My experiences are on a Nomad MK2 [VPP] and the Mach 6.

    I have my Mach 6 setup a bit on the efficient side so I could go further to the plush side of things.

    The ride is what I would describe as taut and efficient...not as plush as my Nomad, but that's a bit of a choice on my part.

    No issues with getting hung up. Climbs steep chunky tech great where getting hung up is a deal breaker.

    Both the Pike and Mach 6 want to site higher in their travel which helps with repeated hits.

    My buddy who owns a LBS in Sedona and has forgotten more about mountain bike suspension than I'll ever know recommended the Mach 6 + pike for my riding which is coastal BC, UT and AZ.

    I'll likely send my M6's Float X to Avy for a tune at the end of the summer. With a bigger volume spacer I've got it working pretty good, but the Avy tune on my Nomad made it so much better I feel like I owe it to myself to see what it would do for the M6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    Can you guys please measure the HA on the Mach6?
    My LBS mentionened the HA in reality is a bit slacker than claimed 66 degrees... Pivot supposedly did not want to scare people with the number...
    Thanks!
    I measured my HTA on my M6 w/ 160mm Pike [bike unsagged] = 66.5 deg

    I used an app on my andriod phone and flipped the bike 180 deg to make sure the surface it was on was level.

    Given the accuracy of this method and the length of my fork relative to the 150mm Fox Float 34 the bike is configured with stock I'd say that your LBS is incorrect is suggesting the M6 is much slacker than the geo chart lists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I measured my HTA on my M6 w/ 160mm Pike [bike unsagged] = 66.5 deg

    I used an app on my andriod phone and flipped the bike 180 deg to make sure the surface it was on was level.

    Given the accuracy of this method and the length of my fork relative to the 150mm Fox Float 34 the bike is configured with stock I'd say that your LBS is incorrect is suggesting the M6 is much slacker than the geo chart lists.
    Thanks Vik.
    Ha, your post initially said "steeper" but You were quicker then me to corrected it
    Well 66.5 with the 160 Pike is even steeper than I would have thought. The A/C difference between the forks is greater... Hmm interesting, that will make 150mm pike even closer to 67 deg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    Thanks Vik.
    Ha, your post initially said "steeper" but You were quicker then me to corrected it
    Well 66.5 with the 160 Pike is even steeper than I would have thought. The A/C difference between the forks is greater... Hmm interesting, that will make 150mm pike even closer to 67 deg...
    I wouldn't get too hung up on a HTA measured with a phone.

    What it tells you is the HTA is not uber slack [the ride confirms this]. It could well be 66 deg bang on or even 65.5 deg at the outside. An error of +/- 1 deg is not crazy talk with such an ad hoc measurement protocol.

    My Nomad Mk2 is supposed to have a HTA of 67 deg and the M6 feels a touch slacker than that from a seat of the pants measurement.

    Ultimately you don't ride a HTA you ride a complete bike and people are digging the M6 with Fox 34's 150-160mm and Pikes in 150-160mm.

    I wouldn't sweat it either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzanova View Post
    Thanks Vik.
    Ha, your post initially said "steeper" but You were quicker then me to corrected it
    Well 66.5 with the 160 Pike is even steeper than I would have thought. The A/C difference between the forks is greater... Hmm interesting, that will make 150mm pike even closer to 67 deg...
    Same frame/fork [not sure about the headset] ~1 deg slacker HTA measurement. My opinion is we are trying to measure within the range of a smartphone so you are not going to nail down a measured HTA to 0.5 deg accuracy. OTOH both these numbers are in the range you'd expect for a nominal 66 deg HTA with a 150mm Float 34.

    Quote Originally Posted by Salespunk View Post
    I went from an Enduro 29 to the M6. I was not a huge fan of FSR compared to DW. Most if not all of my riding was done in Trail mode on the FSR where I never take my M6 out of Descend mode unless I am doing pavement sprints. I am also a big fan of slacker HA's. With the 160 Pike my bike measures at 65.4 degrees.
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    Mach 6 pics

    Here is mine - less than 24 hours old. One ride, amazing!

    As a current 429c owner I was very impressed by the bikes ability to climb. I was also expecting more of a dramatic difference with the 27.5 tires. The bike itself I would estimate can turn about 10 percent tighter and I found I could oversteer a bit easier than my 429. The 429 has faster acceleration even with the bigger wheels, but the 6 of course just has a crapton of travel and it is hilarious the way it just mows over stuff. Hopping on the bikes back to back you really appreciate the intended uses. The 429 feels bigger but with a tighter feel and the 6 feels a bit more nimble with that plush suspension.

    I am 5'10" 33 inseam and ended up with the medium. I was able to set my measurements (seat height and effective top tube length) exactly like my 429.

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    Added E13 red decal to my rim

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    Thanks to Chris and Brein @ Pivot for setting us up with a great test/demo bike here at Nox Composites. Great bike! This is shown with our Farlow 275 rims and custom matching decals.

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