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    2012 Mach 429 Bearing Trouble

    Had to pull apart my DW Link last night. First to start off why i decided to take it apart. I started noticing unnecessary flex in the link when under load. Took it off to find one bearing in pieces, two that felt like they were 5 yrs old, and the other is fine. The one that blew up was rubbing my fram a little where they make contact. I am taking it to dealer to see if Pivot will help me out. Here are a couple of pictures.
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    Long time reader, first time poster! Have been lurking in these forums for a couple of months ever since I first test rode a Mach 5.7 Carbon.

    I recently realised it was time for me to get realistic about the kinds of riding I am doing and enjoying most these days. The reality was my 16kg, 160mm 'light freeride' bike just didn't cut it anymore. I tested a bunch of bikes including Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon, Yeti SB-66 and Lapierre Spicy 916. But nothing felt as 'fun' as the Mach 5.7 carbon I tested. Although I ride up the hills these days instead of pushing, I still wanted something that would handle really aggressive trail riding and all mountain duties including an upcoming week long trip to Queenstown. Mach 5.7 Carbon frame and a custom build it was then! Thanks to the boys at ForTheRiders for helping make this dream build come true.

    The weather here in BNE hasn't been good since I got her so I haven't been able to hit the trails yet, but I already know this thing is going to fly!

    Frame: Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon - Medium (red decals)
    Fork: 2013 Fox 34 Talas 160mm CTD
    Rear shock: Fox Float RP23 (5.7" of rear travel)
    Wheelset: 2012 Mavic Crossmax ST
    Front Tyre: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Evo Pacestar 26 x 2.35 (tubeless)
    Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo Snakeskin 26 x 2.25 (tubeless)
    Cranks: SRAM X0 2x10 (red)
    Front Derailleur: SRAM X0 2x10
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0 Type 2 - midcage (red)
    Shifters: SRAM X0 (red)
    Brakes: SRAM X0 (grey)
    Rotors: SRAM X0 - 7" front, 6" rear
    Bars: Truvativ Holzfeller 730mm (might end up being cut down a little)
    Stem: Truvativ AKA 60mm
    Grips: ODI TroyLeeDesigns (black/grey)
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 125mm
    Saddle: WTB Pure V (Pivot custom edition)
    Pedals: NRG Taster's Choice flats (red) - from my old bike

    Weight: 12.76kg (with pedals)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shandro89 View Post
    Long time reader, first time poster! Have been lurking in these forums for a couple of months ever since I first test rode a Mach 5.7 Carbon.

    I recently realised it was time for me to get realistic about the kinds of riding I am doing and enjoying most these days. The reality was my 16kg, 160mm 'light freeride' bike just didn't cut it anymore. I tested a bunch of bikes including Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon, Yeti SB-66 and Lapierre Spicy 916. But nothing felt as 'fun' as the Mach 5.7 carbon I tested. Although I ride up the hills these days instead of pushing, I still wanted something that would handle really aggressive trail riding and all mountain duties including an upcoming week long trip to Queenstown. Mach 5.7 Carbon frame and a custom build it was then! Thanks to the boys at ForTheRiders for helping make this dream build come true.

    The weather here in BNE hasn't been good since I got her so I haven't been able to hit the trails yet, but I already know this thing is going to fly!

    Frame: Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon - Medium (red decals)
    Fork: 2013 Fox 34 Talas 160mm CTD
    Rear shock: Fox Float RP23 (5.7" of rear travel)
    Wheelset: 2012 Mavic Crossmax ST
    Front Tyre: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Evo Pacestar 26 x 2.35 (tubeless)
    Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo Snakeskin 26 x 2.25 (tubeless)
    Cranks: SRAM X0 2x10 (red)
    Front Derailleur: SRAM X0 2x10
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0 Type 2 - midcage (red)
    Shifters: SRAM X0 (red)
    Brakes: SRAM X0 (grey)
    Rotors: SRAM X0 - 7" front, 6" rear
    Bars: Truvativ Holzfeller 730mm (might end up being cut down a little)
    Stem: Truvativ AKA 60mm
    Grips: ODI TroyLeeDesigns (black/grey)
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 125mm
    Saddle: WTB Pure V (Pivot custom edition)
    Pedals: NRG Taster's Choice flats (red) - from my old bike

    Weight: 12.76kg (with pedals)

    Nice! I would do the same fork with a 5.7c; The 32 150 has always been to flexy to me. I know the crown to axel length is less that the 36, but did you shim it down to 150? 28.1 lbs seems a little heavy for a med carbon bike, but you do have a nice sturdy build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfrank01 View Post
    Had to pull apart my DW Link last night. First to start off why i decided to take it apart. I started noticing unnecessary flex in the link when under load. Took it off to find one bearing in pieces, two that felt like they were 5 yrs old, and the other is fine. The one that blew up was rubbing my fram a little where they make contact. I am taking it to dealer to see if Pivot will help me out. Here are a couple of pictures.
    That happened to me on my Nomad last year. I think once one blows out, it puts funky loads on the rest of the bearings. So I had 2 that the balls fell out and 2 that felt like there was gravel in them. It happens - just press new ones in, ride, and repeat (the riding part)
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Nice! I would do the same fork with a 5.7c; The 32 150 has always been to flexy to me. I know the crown to axel length is less that the 36, but did you shim it down to 150? 28.1 lbs seems a little heavy for a med carbon bike, but you do have a nice sturdy build.

    Ride it hard!
    Thanks mate. That is more thoughts exactly. When I test rode the Mach 5.7 for the first time I felt that the fork wasn't a match for the aggro these things are capable of on the downhills. I am running the full 160mm. Pivot sanction it on their website now I noticed the other day although still recommend shimming to 150mm for best geometry. I like the idea of a slightly slacker head angle at 160mm though as well as the extra travel and stiffness. It is a little heavy but is built to withstand a bomb and is still over 3kg lighter than my old rig so happy days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shandro89 View Post
    Thanks mate. That is more thoughts exactly. When I test rode the Mach 5.7 for the first time I felt that the fork wasn't a match for the aggro these things are capable of on the downhills. I am running the full 160mm. Pivot sanction it on their website now I noticed the other day although still recommend shimming to 150mm for best geometry. I like the idea of a slightly slacker head angle at 160mm though as well as the extra travel and stiffness. It is a little heavy but is built to withstand a bomb and is still over 3kg lighter than my old rig so happy days!
    Just found that in the Tech Info section. I think my 5.7 would be awesome with the 34 TALAS, but not for over $1000.
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    Bike setup:
    - Frame: XL 11 Mach 429
    - Rear Shock: RP23 Boost Valve
    - Fork: Manitou Tower Pro 15mm tapered
    - Headset: Cane Creek 40
    - Stem: Specialized reversed 105mm
    - Handlebar: Specialized flat 680mm
    - Grips: Ergon GP1
    - Seat Clamp: Pivot
    - Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    - Saddle: Charge Spoon
    - Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail
    - Shifter: Sram X7
    - Rear Derailleur: Sram X9
    - Pedals: Shimano XT 780
    - Cranks: Shimano XT 180mm
    - Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB92 Press-Fit
    - Chainrings: E Thirteen G Ring 34T
    - Cassette: Sram 970
    - Chain: Sram 951
    - Wheelset: Sun Ringle Charger Pro
    - Tires: Maxxis Aspen
    - Rim tape/valves/sealant: Stans
    - Weight: 28lbs






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    I am on board! I just wanted to say a real big thanks to our dealer over here in Singapore, Tiong Hin Co Tyre, did a fantastic job!

    Essentially an XT kit with some parts swapped out.

    Frame: 2013 Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon - Medium
    Fork: 2013 Fox 32 Float 150mm CTD
    Rear shock: 2013 Fox Float CTD Boost Valve
    Wheelset: DT Swiss X 430 rims with 350 hubs
    Front Tyre: Kenda Nevagal 26 x 2.3
    Rear Tyre: Kenda Slant Six 26 x 2.3
    Cranks: 2012 Shimano XT 2x10 (black)
    Front Derailleur: 2012 Shimano XT direct mount
    Rear Derailleur: 2012 Shimano XT direct attachment
    Shifters: 2012 Shimano XT
    Brakes: 2012 Shimano XT
    Rotors: Shimano XT 160mm Centerlock
    Bars: Answer ProTAPER 720mm Aluminum
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 70mm
    Grips: Pivot Phoenix Lock on
    Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 125mm
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Pro Black
    Pedals: HT AE01 Black



    Last edited by wolverex; 07-19-2012 at 12:13 AM.

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    fabulous bike and pretty good setup
    I only suggest a 180/185 disc rotor in the front

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruralbike View Post
    fabulous bike and pretty good setup
    I only suggest a 180/185 disc rotor in the front
    Im talking about the wolverex 5.7 bike.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruralbike View Post
    fabulous bike and pretty good setup
    I only suggest a 180/185 disc rotor in the front
    Hi ruralbike,

    thank you! Took it out to ride today, crashed once sadly and now the frame has chipped a bit behind the chainstay,

    But it was fantastic, I did not really get to test the brakes especially prolonged usage of it but they seems to have great stopping power at the start.

    Thanks for the recommendation, I have been weighing my options for the next change , I'll try to get more tests done on the brakes.

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    Just put new wheels on it,plus fatter tyres,short stem,wide bars,dropper seat post and a XTR rear derailer. A bit more "All mountain" now, just the way I like it
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    Dano XC - did you go with 2.25 NN on the back? RIght now I have 2.35 Hans Danpf rear and front. Traction and control are unbelievable, but lacking a bit on rolling resistance. So wondering (if you did go with 2.25 on the rear) how did it worked?

    Thanks

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    My baby

    loving it so far...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40er View Post
    Dano XC - did you go with 2.25 NN on the back? RIght now I have 2.35 Hans Danpf rear and front. Traction and control are unbelievable, but lacking a bit on rolling resistance. So wondering (if you did go with 2.25 on the rear) how did it worked?

    Thanks
    Hi there. Yeah, I went with the NN 2.25 Snake Skin side wall out back and find that rolling resistance is minmal,grip is great on all conditions and its pretty light weight.but! It is very week in durability. I have already torn two holes in it form riding hard over sharp rocks and have had to patch it up and Ive never done that with any other rear tyre.

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    Mach 429 Carbon!

    Check out the pivot website for the New Mach 429 carbon.Looks awesome.
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    Did you mean awful? The frame looks like it has passed hot air oven shock... (similar to the Giant, Specialized, ...)

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    Thought this thread could use more action shots.
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    I was thinking of doing the same with mine, i'm really happy with it but i need to give it a more all mountain/enduro feel

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    ... and if we just ... Pivot Mach 5.7 2012...

    from reading review from forum to forum.. my final decision for XC trail bike was fall in this 5.7 inch travel frame!

    this's a mixed group set bike
    - Fox Talas 36 160"
    - Shimano LX 2003 shifter
    - XT FD
    - SLX RD
    - Saint Crank
    - Shimano nonseries 2003 Hydro brake
    - unknown wheelset





    and this's my girl's Mach 5.7

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    Pivot 5.7 carbon

    Here is my baby!
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    That looks freaking awesome. What size front chainring are you using? I think I might do the same to mine.

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    I'm in the same boat. Have been looking for a single chain guide for my mach 5.7 (only down of this bike), but couldn't find one non-icsg chain guard that I liked. good stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanoXC View Post
    That looks freaking awesome. What size front chainring are you using? I think I might do the same to mine.
    32 tooth e13. Perfect.

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