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    Pivot Builds Moving Toward Maxxis Tires?

    Finally got a buddy of mine to pull the trigger on a Mach 429c after working on him for a while. We had spoken about how the Kenda Slant 6's wouldn't quite be dialed for Pacific Northwest riding and that some Ardents may treat him a bit better. He just took delivery of a full Pivot build decked out with 2.2 Ardent Races.

    Looks like the Mach 4c and the Phoenix have Maxxis rubber and the rest (Mach 6, Les, etc.) still show up with Kenda tires.

    I for one am pleased to see the transition and wouldn't be sad to see versatile Maxxis tires on all builds (specifically the Mach 6, a little DHR II/DHF or HRII combination may help the builds). Just my humble opinion but interesting to see the 429c running change.

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    First thing we did when my GF's M6 arrived was to pull the anaemic Honey Badgers and give them away.
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    Mach 6 has been shipping with HR2's for a while now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Mach 6 has been shipping with HR2's for a while now...
    Got her bike in April.

    Too bad we didn't get those. We would have kept them for winter.

    Pivot website still says Honey Badgers on the M6. That's worth updating if they are actually coming with HR2's since it might mean keeping tires and not having to buy new rubber right off the bat.
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    Great to hear Ken. Awesome stuff. A few of my buddies are nickel and diming their way toward XT builds so receiving a more solid set of tires right off the bat often really does matter.

    Exceptional word choice to describe the Honey Badger Vik, anaemic is spot on. I picked up a Mach 6 after my demo despite the tires.

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