2011 Pivot 5.7 medium XT kit (2 weeks order to delivery time)
I ripped the box apart and had it assembled in short order.
I have made 2 rides and almost have the fit dialed in. I have a shorter stem on order (still paranoid about being able to get behind the seat on steep downs) and have put my old WTB rocket graphite saddle on. The Nevagal tires seemed to roll slow so I put on a new set of Panaracer Fire Pro's that I already had. I may get to try them tomorrow. I am still running the suspension set up that I did in my bedroom the first night. Seems to work fine in the woods. I am trying a set of platforms for the first time rather than SPD's. I can drive better with the SPD's and they are lighter. The platforms are heavy but easy to get into on a grade and the five ten shoes are more confortable. ?????
I am completely satisfied with the bike frame itself. It appears to be a work of art and I am faster already as compared to my old HT FS. The 3-10 speed XT drive train shifts to perfection. The XT brakes are firm and have plenty of power for my needs.
I have not used fork lockout or shock pro-pedal. Maybe I don't have enough power to generate pedal bob.
I don't like the lack of detent feel I get with the pro-pedal lever and rebound dial on the RP-23. Don't know if this has any bearing on shock function or not . Is this normal?
The DT-350 hubs seem to have a 10 degree engagement per my quick count. If you let off pedal pressure any at all, the hub disengages and requires 10 degree pedal rotation to re-engage. Is this normal? I never noticed this on my old XTR hubs.
Well this is just a first impression review. I'll get back later if anything develops.
Thanks for the help I got here in making my decision.
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