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    pretty nice ! a short first review?

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    first I was riding a small Stump Jumper (great bike), which was a tiny small and tried the medium and was a tad large. The Small Mach 5.7 geometry fits me like a glove.

    She's got a little temper on the quick switchbacks, which is fine just matter of getting used to. Actually I think is because of the new position I sit in the bike, which is better.

    Now for technical climbs, I doubt there's a better bike in the Market. She eats the tech climbs. I still have to play a little with the suspension sag to get the right balance between fork and rear. However, in general it is great bike... versatile, you can go from XC to AM and don't compromise anything at either end.

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    Size L
    150mm Float
    XO shifters, deraileurs and crank
    XTR trail brakes
    Hope hubs
    Stan's Crest rims
    2.35 UST Highrollers
    Chris King headset
    Reverb post
    Specialized Henge Expert seat
    Oury grips
    Candy 3 pedals
    Haven carbon bar
    70mm Thomson stem
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones View Post
    Size L
    150mm Float
    XO shifters, deraileurs and crank
    XTR trail brakes
    Hope hubs
    Stan's Crest rims
    2.35 UST Highrollers
    Chris King headset
    Reverb post
    Specialized Henge Expert seat
    Oury grips
    Candy 3 pedals
    Haven carbon bar
    70mm Thomson stem

    uuuuummmmmmmm... that nice look'n What does it weigh?

    Sometimes wonder if I should have gone with this instead of my FB. Naaaaaaah, but this may be my next bike with a Fox 34 650b.

    I like the black and blue or green...

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    From Fruita this past weekend. Still diggin' the Al Mach 5.7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfrank01 View Post
    tfrank01 thatīs a sweet ride!!!

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    Is that the XT build from competitivecyclist? What are your thoughts on the wheelset?

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    my mach 5.7 carbon build

    Fox talas 150 fit
    XTR deraileurs, shifters, cranks ,pedals
    Formula The One brakes
    Easton Carbon Haven wheels
    Easton EC70 Bars
    Easton EC90 seatpost
    Easton EA90 stem 90 mm
    Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires 2.4 front 2.25 rear with stans sealant
    WTB silverado team seat
    Size M
    Weight 24.3 lbs.
    This bike is amazing, I have owned many high end mtn bikes and this bike blows them all away. It climbs, corners, descends, is super stable. I ride in westen Canada where the climbs are long steep and technical, so are the descents, with lotsa roots rocks mud, tight twisty singletrack and this bikes eats it all up. Like having two bikes in one, a xc race bike and an am bike. Pivot did an awsome job.
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    Jealousy is an ugly thing...

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    I enjoy looking at all the different setups that have been posted. All have their own little personal touch. Its all good. BaeckerX1 - How is your chainguide working out?

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    hi guys !
    what do you think about a 710mm width handlebar for the mach 5?
    I currently use a 660mm handlebar and maybe 710 could be too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruralbike View Post
    hi guys !
    what do you think about a 710mm width handlebar for the mach 5?
    I currently use a 660mm handlebar and maybe 710 could be too much
    I think even the Answer AM 720 bars would be good on it.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I always ride a 660mm bar, and that's what I have on my Mach 5.7, but I was use a short stem, and also I'm a small guy. However, don't see any problems with putting a 710 mm in the 5.7. In fact I think some of the factory built models come in with 700 mm bars. My opinion is that handlebar width is primarily a personal preference, with the caveat that all bikes handle differently. I notice in your profile that you have a 575, my initial thoughts are that the Mach 5.7 front will slightly looser than the yeti. so if you have a 660 in your 575 and like it, I would start with that. Again that's just my opinion. I think I just confused you more, but that's ok..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruralbike View Post
    hi guys !
    what do you think about a 710mm width handlebar for the mach 5?
    I currently use a 660mm handlebar and maybe 710 could be too much
    Ride with what you are most comfortable with and which suits your riding style. I use an an 800mm uncut Enve DH on my 5.7c it's great on climbs and spectacular on descents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMW503 View Post
    Ride with what you are most comfortable with and which suits your riding style. I use an an 800mm uncut Enve DH on my 5.7c it's great on climbs and spectacular on descents.
    What he said. Ride whatever's comfortable, and wider is more comfortable. You want a wide bar, you might not know you want it yet, but you do. I'm 5'6" with a small 5.7 and I use a 70mm Thomson stem and an uncut RaceFace Sixc 730mm bar.

    Here's a great article that discusses handlebar width in as much detail as you could ask for.

    Tech Tuesday: Handlebars - How Wide Affects Your Ride - Pinkbike.com

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    Ready to roll this summer - my Mach 4

    My Ode to Aluminum in this Carbon Age...

    * Frame: Large Black 2012 Mach 4
    * Fork: 2011 Fox F120RLC
    * Brakes: 2011 Magura Marta, 160mm rotors
    * Cranks: Race Face Turbine 2X (40/28 rings)
    * Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR 985
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR 985 Shadow Plus
    * Pedals: beat up Nashbar-Wellgoes
    * Stem: Thomson Elite X4 120x0
    * Handlebar: Race Face Next SL 3/4
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback
    * Saddle: Fizik Gobi
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano Press Fit
    * Cassette: SRAM XX Powerdome 11-36
    * Headset: Chris King InSet, Navy
    * Grips: Serfas Connectors
    * Front Tire: Maxxis Aspen 2.25
    * Rear Tyre: Maxxis Aspen 2.25
    * Front Wheel: Custom build - Circus Monkey disc hubs, Sun Black Flag 32 rims, DT 14/15 spokes, Aluminum nips, Ritchey snap-on rim strips
    * Weight : 25 pounds 13 ounces (11.7 kg)

    I wuz kinda hoping it was going to come out lighter, as I dropped some coin on a few light bits. I already had the wheelset built, it weighs around 1535g. All OK with me if the extra grams equal durability - that's why I chose a Mach 4 over a Blur.

    Now - to hit the trails and see how it rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40er View Post
    I always ride a 660mm bar, and that's what I have on my Mach 5.7, but I was use a short stem, and also I'm a small guy. However, don't see any problems with putting a 710 mm in the 5.7. In fact I think some of the factory built models come in with 700 mm bars. My opinion is that handlebar width is primarily a personal preference, with the caveat that all bikes handle differently. I notice in your profile that you have a 575, my initial thoughts are that the Mach 5.7 front will slightly looser than the yeti. so if you have a 660 in your 575 and like it, I would start with that. Again that's just my opinion. I think I just confused you more, but that's ok..
    I currently have a mach 5 wich replaced the 575, and considering their high pedaling capacity I ask myself if with a 710mm handlebar I could discover other kinds of strenghts for this bike, such a better descending control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruralbike View Post
    I currently have a mach 5 which replaced the 575, and considering their high pedaling capacity I ask myself if with a 710mm handlebar I could discover other kinds of strenghts for this bike, such a better descending control.
    You will absolutely have better descending control with the wider bar. You may also find your hands and wrists feel better after ridding since they'll be more in alignment with your arms. One thought for you is to consider starting with a wider bar like a 750mm. This way you can play around with different hand positions and cut it, if necessary, to find your ideal width (5-10mm increments per ride).

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    thank you everybody I really appreciate very much all suggestions

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    No Frillz

    2010 Mach 429 w Fox Talas 120, Shimano XT,Thomson, WTB and Easton wheels. I just posted a review in the MTBR reviews... Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfrank01 View Post
    Ive seen that bike before...

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    2012 Firebird XT build with Kashima DHX Air 5.0 and kashima Float RC2
    Kronolog seatpost
    Specialized Henge Expert saddle
    XTR Trail pedals

    Size large:
    32.4 lbs stock with no pedals
    33.6 lbs current build

    I LOVE this bike!!!
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    2012 Firebird XT build with Kashima DHX Air 5.0 and kashima Float RC2
    Kronolog seatpost
    Specialized Henge Expert saddle
    XTR Trail pedals

    Size large:
    32.4 lbs stock with no pedals
    33.6 lbs current build

    I LOVE this bike!!!
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    White, Fat and Loud.

    Meet Roseanne.




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    Started the build hours ago. Should be up and running Wednesday when the rear wheel arrives.

    Medium 5.7C
    RockShox Revelation World Cup 150mm
    XTR Race 180f/160r IceTech
    Crest 650b front/3.30 hubs with 2.25 Racing Ralph
    Arch EX 26er rear/3.30 hubs with 2.25 Racing Ralph
    2012 Reverb 125mm 380
    Whisky Number 7 carbon 15mm rise 740mm width
    ESI Racer black (Giant brand lock-on temporary til I sort out fit)
    XT 2x10 crankset/11-36/shifters with removed indicators/midcage XTR Shadow Plus
    X9 front D
    WTB Devo
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