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    New guy here!!!

    Just to tell everyone, even if no one cares, that I'm a proud owner of a Pivot Mach 4!!! Frame got in today, but headset and BB will get here Friday...so I'll build her Saturday, ride Sunday and post pics on Monday...

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    What build are you going with? Welcome to the party btw
    Desert Sunset Calls/Upward, Pain, Perseverance/Welcome Solitude

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    action shots would be good as well...

    it's always sweet to get a new ride
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    What build are you going with? Welcome to the party btw
    Fox RLC FIT 100mm (black), SRAM XX cranks and FD, XT-10 cassette, X0 shifters and RD (gold), KMC X10SL chain (gold), Maguras's SL (red), Crankbrothers Cobalt's (black and gold), FSA K-Force riser and OS-99 stem, Thomson seatpost and Specialized Phenom Team saddle (black and red), Captain Control tires and Eggbeaters...

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    Black & Gold Cobalt's sounds pretty sweet, as does the rest of the build
    Desert Sunset Calls/Upward, Pain, Perseverance/Welcome Solitude

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    25.1 lbs right now...will get it lighter when racing season begins...pics comming soon...

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    Here it is yesterday just finishing the build...
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    Wow !

    Clean build and not overboard with colors. Really like the bits of red and gold. Congrats.
    Disclaimer: Always get a second opinion cause I'm just guessing

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    nice bike !!! new guy !!!
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    I'll post better pics later...but I have to say this first...

    THIS IS THE BEST BIKE I'VE EVER HAD!!!

    Its climbs like a goat, I keep more speed in turns, drops and hills and its also the talk of the trail right now...I ride a lot with the shop owner and another customer and we look like one big Pivot family...I still have to dial the suspension for my perfect setting, but I'm also very close, so when I do that, my guess is I will like it more...

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    mine is 26.1 lbs
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    the older I get the better I was

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    Quote Originally Posted by foesfoesfxr
    mine is 26.1 lbs
    nice!!!

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    I just raced her for the first time today...got 3rd out of 50!!! This thing is super fast!!!

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    Heck yeah man! You should post up on our facebook page
    http://www.facebook.com/PivotCycles
    Desert Sunset Calls/Upward, Pain, Perseverance/Welcome Solitude

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    LOVE the Psylo in the background. I still have one on a bike
    "It looks flexy"

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    Please post some trail reviews and pics this forum has been way to slow lately.
    "Powder River, Let 'er Buck"

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    Yo carlo, what 2x10 crank/cassette combo did you go with? (I'm an enduro racer)
    I'm about to do my Mach 4 with 2x10 but still deciding what crank rings to get...
    the 42-28 or 39-26??
    Coming from forever with 3x9 so I'm nervous about missing the 22 up front!

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    I have a 39x26 with a 11-36 in the back and have never missed the 22 ring...you will be fine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlostruco
    I have a 39x26 with a 11-36 in the back and have never missed the 22 ring...you will be fine!!!
    What about racing on the flat open sections....do you find you run out of gears - are you missing the bigger 44 ring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam575
    What about racing on the flat open sections....do you find you run out of gears - are you missing the bigger 44 ring?
    I haven't missed the 44 either...this past Saturday, most of our team went on a hard trainin ride of 50 miles with about 30 miles on flat open roads and most of those guys were riding their 29'ers...the ones that didn't had 26 HT's but with 44 rings up front...Avg. speed on those roads was about 25-26 mph and I was using the 39-11 and never felt spinning whatsoever...

    As for racing, I've done 3 ( 2 XC and one team relay) races this year already and have never used the 39-11...even on the flats...On two of those races (XC) I've gotten into the podium, only one guy has beaten me twice and he uses a 40 ring in the front...

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