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    New Mach 5.7

    I picked up my new Pivot Mach 5.7 today after a 2 month wait. By its looks and initial short ride, it was well worth the wait. It's a XL frame in black with a Fox 32 Float 150 mm travel fork. Special thanks to Frank Jones at Frank's Cyclery in Raleigh, N.C. for his help.
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    Great looking bike, but completely different top tube than in the protos we saw. They had the top tube being free of any seat tube supports. Did they say anything when you picked up the bike, or did you know of the changes?

    Sweet bike nonetheless!!

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    It most likely has the brace because
    its a XL size frame. Go Chargers.

    Best, John

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    This is a XL frame size. After looking at the pictures from the Pivot website, my top tube is longer. So I'm guessing this is the reason for the brace.
    Last edited by jtrider; 10-16-2010 at 10:38 PM.

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    Go Bolts.

    Yeah, maybe with the extra length of the XL top tube, they added a support. Never thought of that.

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    Pivot Mach 5.7 First Ride Report

    I took my first ride today. The one word that comes to mind is smoooooth. It just glides over roots, rocks and ruts. The other things that are very noticeable about the 5.7 are the spot on handling and the pedaling efficiency. Hammer up a steep hill and the rear end shows very little to no signs of bob. This is with the pro pedal turned off. Overall I'm very pleased with the performance of the Pivot.

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    Sweet bike, congrats. How's the spring rate curve of the rear suspension? Progressive? Linear? Mix of both?

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    A little mix of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chargerfan
    Great looking bike, but completely different top tube than in the protos we saw. They had the top tube being free of any seat tube supports. Did they say anything when you picked up the bike, or did you know of the changes?

    Sweet bike nonetheless!!
    The XS, S and M sizes do not have the extra gusset or brace. Only the size L and XL have that.

    So the photos you saw were of Mediums, which is generally what we make first as that is Chris's size bike...

    Happy Trails!
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    Holy Headtubes!!!!! Positive note, resale of that fork will be good if you ever decide to upgrade, uncut steerers get more money!!!

    Seriously, pretty sweet rig!!! Congrats thanks for the mini review!
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    For half a second I thought the Headtube was the seat tube....
    Bad rep!!! That's right SON!!

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    Yeah, those big frames have some amazing headtubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan23
    The XS, S and M sizes do not have the extra gusset or brace. Only the size L and XL have that.
    L has a brace? Oh noooooo... well, I guess I'll find out how it looks in few weeks time. Or should I have chosen size M instead....

    Now that the first 5.7 here on MTBR is delivered I hope my frame will be delivered in few weeks.
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    The brace on the Lg is much smaller though, no opening between it and the ST.
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    How are you liking your 5.7? I am really thinking about selling my Firebird and getting the 5.7 this winter. I would be interested in hearing peoples opinions on this bike compared to the Firebird. I can't really find much in the way of reviews on this bike yet. Thanks

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    On the short list....

    Hey,

    Thanks for sharing.... bike looks great and it's on my short list for sure. I'm on a 2005 Titus Motolite which is still going strong, but I consider CC's Mach series to be the proper next evolution. Dang, I some how need to get a demo.

    My only complaint is no water bottle mounts inside the triangle?? It looks tight, but I think a water bottle (albeit small) would fit.

    Very cool...

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    i am looking at getting a 5.7, but am torn on the fox talas 150 or 140. do you know what your head angle with the 150 is?

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    soooo...get the right size frame, or order the wrong size frame because it has no brace...


    interesting.
    ride fast...take chances...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the cracker
    i am looking at getting a 5.7, but am torn on the fox talas 150 or 140. do you know what your head angle with the 150 is?
    68.3 or so would be my guess.

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    Nice but DAYUM that's an EXTRA LARGE looking bike. I'd almost swing toward 429 if I were that big. Anyway - post up another review after you have ridden 'her' a few more weeks.
    "It looks flexy"

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