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    Quote Originally Posted by sam575
    Nice dustin. Looks fast! Are they Sapim CX-Ray or DT Aero spokes? What rims?
    Aerolites. Sapim had a bad run of spokes, and I didn't really want to gamble with that. Plus I get EP on the DTs. Stan's Arch rims. Wheelset was 1680g w/o tape and valve stems. I9 hubs are slightly heavier than Kings.

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    Here goes my wee honey, well big honey, this thing is awesome. Just chucked in my I9 Race wheels with red ano spokes and they make the bike, Went for some crossmarks too and now it really flys up hill. enjoy. Keep the pic's rolling in
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    try again

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    Pivot Mach 5

    Took me a few months to get this one finished. Waiting on missing parts, and the I9 wheels, but it was well worth the wait. First ride on these wheels will be on Thursday, on the original wheels, it was amazing!

    The Magura Venti-Disc rotors added a little more red, although more weight, but who is counting? (Front 180mm, rear 160mm.) Hutchinson Python Tubeless with 2.3" in the front, and a 2.0" in the back.












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    Great looking pictures of a fine bike sunbaithing.
    its like a swimsuit model bike! Great looking build, cant wait to hear how she rides with her new wheels.
    happy trails geogecko...
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    Thanks! I had hoped to take some better pictures, but I always seem to be doing it later in the evening...

    Looks like my ride will be delayed until at least Friday, got to go get the teeth polished!?

    The wheels are amazingly stiff. I could not detect any flex with the tires off, when pushing on them. Should be interesting. The amazing thing with these rims, is that I was able to install the tires tubeless, using NO soap and water, and air them up with a standard floor pump! I was never able to do that with my Mavic rims.

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    Almost finished...





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    My Firebird

    Already posted this in another thread but figured I'd add it to the running album.
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    Sweeeet!!

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    Damn that bike looks sexy, too bad for a 4 inch bike its not as light as the competitor
    What are people smoking when they say this bike weighs to much for xc racing. You know you want to ride this one. 22.48 without pedals. And way CHEAPER than your epic peices of Junk!
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    Here is a better pic

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    What are people smoking when they say this bike weighs to much for xc racing. You know you want to ride this one. 22.48 without pedals. And way CHEAPER than your epic peices of Junk!
    Sheesh what's wrong with you, it is true that for a XC 4" bike, the Mach 4 isn't as light as the competitor, Im not mkaing it up and they dont need to be any flaming or anything. Sheesh, emo peoples.
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    This is the 22.48 without pedals bike. It really rides awesome especially in the nasty stuff. Great race bike.

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    kcreager...where is it?

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    It is the picture of the black mach 4 with red grips and water bottle cage.
    Dustin posted it I dont know how but he did.
    Stans race wheels
    XTR drive train with rotor middle chainring 2by 9 config
    Fox suspension
    race face stem
    Answer riser bar
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    Furious fred 2.0 UST
    Egg beater SL
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    Magura Marta SL
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    ^

    i just don't see how this can be 3lbs lighter than the 4's in posts #8 (mine) or #50 (dustin's). dustin can you shed light? i'm thinking somebody's scale is off here...hope it's mine!

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    Yeah, I'd really like to weigh mine and find out. Mine is bone stock (XTR Ultralight, Mach 5), except for I9 AM hubs/spokes to Stan's ZTR Flows, Hutchinson Pythons (2.35 front, 2.0 rear), 180mm rotor up front (both rotors are Magura Venti-Disc or whatever), and some ODI lock-ons...
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    That really is 22.48 without pedals, no Joke! Thanks dustin for somehow making my picture larger. I have weighed it on 4 different scales. Its not that hard to beleive. The Super light build that was introduced at interbike is 21.48 without pedals. The frame with front derailler, BB and headset cups pressed is just under 6 lbs that is pretty competitive weight considering it has all that stuff already installed. Its a super fast XC bike it absolutly flies up hill with the light wheels. Absolutly Incredible bike.

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    New Firebird

    Here's the new ride, yes that is a hammerschmidt! I realize this isn't recommended but someones got to guinea pig it. I'll let you know how it rides once I get it out, a few tech issues still, hopefully tomorrow. Also, I'll put some pics up once I get her airborn.
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    NICE LOOKING RIG...
    Now peal that clear plastic off your logo and let the Bird fly!
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    Here are some way better pics of my race bike with build details.
    XTR drivetrain 2by9
    XTR Cranks with rotor middle ring
    Fox suspension
    Magura SL brakes
    Syntace seat post
    Race Face Stem
    Answer Pro Taper riser bar
    ESI racers edge (red)
    Bontragor Composite Water Bottle Cage (red)
    Stans Race Wheels
    Schwalbe Furious Fred 2.0 UST Rear
    Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.1 Front
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    Weighed it today, and as seen in this picture (minus saddle bag and CO2), 25.6lbs...

    Medium Mach 4
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    Thomson 410mm post and 110mm stem
    Ritchey WCS bar cut to 25.5"
    ESI grips
    X0 gripshifters
    X0 RD
    XT FD
    XT crank
    XT cassette
    XT chain
    XT hydros
    Avid 160mm rotors
    Speccy Phenom saddle
    I9/ Aerolite/ Arch wheels
    Stans Raven tires
    Arundel plastic cage
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    Mach 429










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    very nice.

    how are the new Hope's???

    better then the Mono Mini?

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    Wow, that is one sweet ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam575
    very nice.

    how are the new Hope's???

    better then the Mono Mini?
    better?

    MUCH BETTER!!!!

    Few more pix from this eve's ride:







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    Some Birds from Finland

    The Firebird with new Saint..
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    Mach5

    Women´s Mach 5 with custom Fox..
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    New bikes on Snow

    Mach5 and Firebird on trails of snow..
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    [QUOTE=N8!]better?
    Can't Match N8!'s 429, but I love mine! Here it is in the muck that is Washington mud from today's ride.
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    damn, the housing going to that fem mach5 FD is short

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    Quote Originally Posted by -dustin
    damn, the housing going to that fem mach5 FD is short
    I was thinking the same thing. Bet that housing won't last long. They probably ran out of the pink housing, so just cut one a little short... The bad thing, is that one won't get any help from suspension sag either.
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    Mach5

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    Very Nice!

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    Here is my 429er




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    Nb!

    Quote Originally Posted by MTBMarkWa



    I just got the same frame and color a couple days ago, ridden once so far. I love the color scheme you chose for the wheels, the red kings, hopes and white spoke combo is lushes! Nice work, now I should stop wasting time here and get out for a ride!

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    How are the Hope Tech X2s? I just got a set for my Mach 5 and I have not put them on yet. This work thing is really getting in the way of my wrenching/riding.

    REALLY good looking bike MTBMark! I bet it rides as good as it looks.
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    Thanks for the compiments. It does ride as good as it looks. =) I have been very impressed with how it rides. I was a little scared the wheels would look like a candy cane, but I like how it turned out.

    I have been a hope fan for a number of years now. The Tech X2s are the same quality as all thier other brakes. Getting them positioned on your bars with your shifters will be the only challenge and that is mainly do to it just being different from what is familiar to you. The best way I found to get them right was to put them on your bars, inboard of your shifters of course, and leave your shifters loose on the bars. Get the brake lever where you want it (which will seem to be WAY to far in from your grips, mine clamp down about 1.5 inches away from the grip) and lock it down and then set the position of your shifter.

    Being able to adjust your reach and pad engagement position is a nice feature.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcstumpy
    How are the Hope Tech X2s? I just got a set for my Mach 5 and I have not put them on yet. This work thing is really getting in the way of my wrenching/riding.

    REALLY good looking bike MTBMark! I bet it rides as good as it looks.

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    Mach 5

    Large Pivot Mach 5
    Fork: Magura Thor, Maxle 360
    Cranks, Brakes, Shifters, etc.: XT
    Wheelset: I9 Enduro DT Swiss 5.1
    Post: Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Devo
    Stem/Bar/Headset: Ritchey
    Seat: WTB Devo
    Tires: Kenda 2.35, Nevegal, SB8
    GPS: Garmin 305

    29 lbs of fast, great climbing, all-mountain perfection.
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    Very nice. Get it dirty now!
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    My Firebird.



    Spec List
    Frame: 2009 Pivot Firebird, small size, rootbeer anodised, Fox DHX 5.0 rear shock that may be replaced with the CCDB i still have.
    Fork: 2009 Fox Float RC2.
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SX.
    Brakes: Shimano XT, 8" front and 7" rear.
    Cranks: Shimano Saint 22/36/BR 170mm length
    Pedals: Time Aliums.
    Chain: Sram PC990.
    Cassette: Sram 990 11-34.
    Rear Derailleur: Sram X0.
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Tyres: Continental Rubber Queens 2.4" UST.
    Stem: Syncros AM, 75mm length
    Handlebars: FSA K Force DH 40mm rise
    Grips: Oury lock-ons.
    Shifters: Sram X0 running full length housing.
    Seat Post: Crank Bros Joplin.
    Seat: SDG Bel Air RL
    Headset: FSA Orbit Extreme 1.5R

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    Looking pretty sweet, the Saint's match up nice too. You planing to get a chainstay protector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    Looking pretty sweet, the Saint's match up nice too. You planing to get a chainstay protector?
    Yeah i'll either wrap an old tube around the stay or check out what the lbs has in stock.

    I'll post it up again when i've put the CCDB and chainstay protector on it.

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    Some new PIVOTS from Finland..
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    Here are some shots of LaFawnduh (my Mach5) during her first 2 weeks after she stepped off the bus and changed my life forever - Kip
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    Wow, looks like an awesome place to ride, minus always being in the sun. Nice bike too. Just cleaned mine up from all the mud that we have had recently. Finally starting to dry out.
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    some awesome rides here - I'll throw mine into the mix, just got it today, waiting on a couple of replacement parts - a Thomson Elite seat post and red Salsa skewers.

    Pivot Mach 429 size XL



    More info on the bike/components is available here:
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    That's awesome orangedog.

    Where did you get the new Deus cranks from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam575
    That's awesome orangedog.

    Where did you get the new Deus cranks from?
    Thanks

    Bike shop in Phoenix, Trailhead, ordered it for me from their distributor. Seems like some of them are going fast - they were already out of the one with the solid gold arms.

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