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    Quote Originally Posted by JMW503 View Post
    1. I swapped my Reverb with a KS Lev (this week). The Reverb was fine, but I was tired of the cable scrub. My wife got the Reverb, so everyone is happy.
    How are you liking the Lev vs the Reverb? I'm thinking of going this same route, especially since I have one of the first Mach 5.7s without the dropper post routing. I'm piggybacking on another cable and have it zip-tied to the top tube cable mounting points. I really like the idea of that stationary cable, but I've heard a couple issues.

    This particular post I read has me worried.
    My LEV broke. The external cable attaches to a barrel nut at the seat collar. The barrel itself is then attached to a nylon cable and the nylon cable is what broke. It looked like when the barrel nut was tightened down it frayed the nylon cable enough that it eventually let go.
    I've also heard their warranty support isn't that great?
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    New (to me) Garmin Edge 305 GPS for the 429
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    Added Saint brakes and 180mm Ice Techs front and rear! and the I-Spec for the shifter/brakes, sucks that I had to buy both sides just to use the right.

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    1 x10!!!!!

    just added new xt crank (3 x converted to 1 x), e-thirteen ring and MRP guide. quiet!!!! very quiet!!!What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-1x10.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Kinda. Not sure if I like the Monster Energy tag or good ole Gravedigger Stripped the front and had it painted Kawasaki green. Added a new DHXAir and a mix of decals. Pretty happy with how it turned out.
    Nice!! I owned several KDX 200's and always had a soft spot for Kawi's. I always loved having a green woods bike when everything else was yellow or red it seemed. Nice job.

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    I converted my Firebird to 650B.

    I bought a set of Sun Ringle Charger Expert 650B wheels, and 2.3 Neo Moto tires. They fit fine in my Lyrik RC2DH fork, and the Firebird rear triangle.

    I absolutely love this mod!! Steering is more precise, and less twitchy. Rolls faster, and corners great. I have 26" and 29" bikes, and have never been able to make up my mind. Now, there is no place I would rather have a 26" bike, and no place I would rather have a 29" bike. This is an absolute keeper.

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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheelsdown2002 View Post
    I converted my Firebird to 650B.

    I bought a set of Sun Ringle Charger Expert 650B wheels, and 2.3 Neo Moto tires. They fit fine in my Lyrik RC2DH fork, and the Firebird rear triangle.

    I absolutely love this mod!!
    I'm still debating on this mod. Not a 100% sure if my Zoke 55 will take the 650 wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    I'm still debating on this mod. Not a 100% sure if my Zoke 55 will take the 650 wheels.
    I did a search, and here is one that is converted, and it looks very similar to the clearance on my Lyrik. I have about 5mm at the top.


    Marzocchi 55 ata 650b

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    1x10

    Put a 30t wolftooth chainring on. Dropped about 1.5lbs on the FB. Easier to clean that area too.
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    Mach 5 fulll SLX 2x10 clutch action drive train. (With the exception of XT cranks)

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    Anyone know if the Mach 5 is 650 compatible?

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    had my shock pushed and added a dropper post and wider bars. thinking of changing the travel on my revelation 140 to 150 and maybe a new custom wheelset
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    Change my cranksWhat have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-pivotfb_cranks.jpg

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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?

    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1370743879.639685.jpgNew xx1 crank.

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    I bought my 429 a second wheel set for moderate AM riding and I mounted Specialized Purgatory tires on those wheels. I also bought an extra set of Spesh Ground Controls for it's usual XC wheel set.

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    I fell off my 5.7C fractured my ankle and won't be riding for a month

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    Does this count?
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    Oh, and I put a new Van 180 and ESI Extra Chunky grips on, both of which I thoroughly enjoy. Was running an 09 float 160 (which was on its last leg) and Rogues before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broccoli rob View Post
    Put a 30t wolftooth chainring on. Dropped about 1.5lbs on the FB. Easier to clean that area too.
    How does this setup work for you? I have the same ring on the way for my 'bird!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishercat View Post
    had my shock pushed and added a dropper post and wider bars. thinking of changing the travel on my revelation 140 to 150 and maybe a new custom wheelset
    Did the PUSH mod make a difference? On a HL bike, I think it is 100% necessary, but am wondering how much difference there will be on a dw linked bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Did the PUSH mod make a difference? On a HL bike, I think it is 100% necessary, but am wondering how much difference there will be on a dw linked bike.
    yes the push mod has made a difference. i got the plush setting. the bike definitely feels better. i wanted them to remove the pro-pedal completely but for some reason they didnt. will probably send the shock back and have them do that, just haven't gotten around to it. dw link doesnt need pro-pedal imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jultanV View Post
    How does this setup work for you? I have the same ring on the way for my 'bird!
    I'm really liking the simplicity of the 1 x 10. The ratio of the 30t is perfect for me and its pretty quiet. I've ridden some pretty rough stuff and no dropped chains. No problems bashing it into anything either since its so small. I'm very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishercat View Post
    yes the push mod has made a difference. i got the plush setting. the bike definitely feels better. i wanted them to remove the pro-pedal completely but for some reason they didnt. will probably send the shock back and have them do that, just haven't gotten around to it. dw link doesnt need pro-pedal imo
    Thanks. I agree with the need (or not) for PP on dw linked bikes. I don't think I have ever used it on my bike. Plusher is better and I am always looking for plusher!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chamberlink View Post
    Does this count?

    that even beats spokie dokies...

    What is that? and would it keep sticks out of my spokes?
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    I licked the box. It's sitting on the shop floor waiting for build up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_rex View Post
    I licked the box. It's sitting on the shop floor waiting for build up.
    Me too! Mine is just waiting on the front derailleur and dropper post, which should both be coming in tomorrow. Hope to be riding it this weekend!

    And the box tasted like chocolate.

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    Got it very dirty

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    1. Easton Havoc Stem 90mm
    2. WTB Pure V Saddle
    3. KCNC Scandium seatpost
    4. ZTR Crest & Novatec Wheelset
    5. Truvativ Noir 700mm carbon bar
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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-mtb_troms1.jpg
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    I took my brand spanking new Mach 5.7c out for its inaugural rides on Saturday (at Joachim Miller Park) and Sunday (China Camp). It was awesome. Here's the glory shot:

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    Good lookin ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dog View Post
    that even beats spokie dokies...

    What is that? and would it keep sticks out of my spokes?
    Haha, it's crate paper taped to the spokes. It was for the 4th of July. And no, I don't think it would help with sticks. Also, not ideal in cross-winds. Spokie dokies, haha. Maybe next year!

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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-5.7.jpg

    Got a custom tune rear shock installed.

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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-harza_troms1.jpgAnother pic from my Bike Trip at Troms, Norway

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandeec5 View Post
    Got a custom tune rear shock installed.
    Moar about that shock, please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Moar about that shock, please!
    Yes, do tell. I just ordered a new Pike 150 for the front of my Mach 5.7. I'm anxious to try it out, and a shock upgrade is next. Actually, that all black shock looks a lot like the all black Pike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Moar about that shock, please!
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    Look what I just got for the Pivot. Can't wait to get some rides on it. Crappy indoor cell phone pics are all I got so far.

    Gotta get up to get down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1 View Post
    Look what I just got for the Pivot. Can't wait to get some rides on it. Crappy indoor cell phone pics are all I got so far.

    I was about to give you crap about how clean your bike is, but then I noticed the proper wear on your down tube. ;^) Got to say I am lusting after the Pike. I know a couple of older pros who've had them since blackbox and they say the Pike is the best fork they've ever ridden. Let us know what you think ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMW503 View Post
    I was about to give you crap about how clean your bike is, but then I noticed the proper wear on your down tube. ;^) Got to say I am lusting after the Pike. I know a couple of older pros who've had them since blackbox and they say the Pike is the best fork they've ever ridden. Let us know what you think ...
    Haha, you should see how many little scratches and paint chips are in that bike. It gets ridden, don't worry. It only looks super clean from a distance. We have more dust and rock than mud, so cleaning is usually as simple as just wiping it with a wet cloth. Plus, I just did a complete teardown recently. I pulled all the linkages apart and cleaned out everything.

    Will definitely give an update on the Pike. Initial impressions seem to backup what you've said and what I've heard everywhere. While trying to get it partially dialed in pedaling around the neighborhood and off curbs adjusting settings, it's a noticeable difference, smooth yet with no excessive diving through the mid-stroke. I can't wait for its first trail ride. Oh and it makes the 32 float feel so damn noodley in comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1 View Post
    Haha, you should see how many little scratches and paint chips are in that bike. It gets ridden, don't worry. Like I said in the other thread we have more dust than mud, so cleaning is usually as simple as just wiping it with a wet cloth. Plus, I just did a complete teardown recently. I pulled all the linkages apart and cleaned out everything.

    Will definitely give an update on the Pike. Initial impressions seem to backup what you've said and what I've heard everywhere. While trying to get it partially dialed in pedaling around the neighborhood and off curbs adjusting settings, it's a noticeable difference, smooth yet with no excessive diving through the mid-stroke. I can't wait for its first trail ride. Oh and it makes the 32 float feel so damn noodley in comparison.
    Yeah, not sure why Pivot still specs the 32 150mm with the 5.7/5.7c. The bikes ride much better with the Fox 34 (@150mm) or Pike. The 32's are just too flexy. Was a pretty big deal when I put the 34 on, so I suspect you'll have the crazed, wide eyed ecstatic look after your 1st ride on the Pike.

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    No dropped chains yet, do you have a chain guide fitted or clutch derailleur? I have heard you can get away without either with the wolftooth chainrings. I also have a 30T on the way.

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    2010 Pivot Mach 429 with a few recent upgrades.

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    More 429 upgradeitus!

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    It started with a lunch box kit!

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    Added answer carbon bars, reverb dropper post and swapped my float 32 non kashima to a float 34 160mm kashima coat. Little by little my bike is getting all the goodies! I have a 2013 pivot 5.7 carbon, loving it!

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    I am debating on going carbon bars and adjustable post. Both from Crank Brothers through a prodeal (45% off retail). Does anyone have a suggestion on these? I will probably get a carbon stem as well but just not from Crank Brothers.

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    I need to post pic, but latest was new XTR bottom bracket, before that was chromag seatpost clamp.... Magura MT8s and wheels built by my friend Simon (Hadley hubs and stans rims).... Oh and Thompson stem. All on a 5.7 (aluminium).

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    I put a 2014 Monarch Plus RC3 on my Mach 5.7. Unfortunately Colorado is having the storm of the century and it's been pissing rain and flooding everywhere for a week. Won't be able to ride it for awhile. Many of my favorite trails have been destroyed.
    Gotta get up to get down.
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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-mach6_1.jpgRiding these beauties, Mach 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyber96 View Post
    I am debating on going carbon bars and adjustable post. Both from Crank Brothers through a prodeal (45% off retail). Does anyone have a suggestion on these? I will probably get a carbon stem as well but just not from Crank Brothers.
    I love my Enve stem/bar combo and have just put on the new Thomson dropper and recommend it highly compared to what I was using. Never used Crank Bros tho after some disastrous pedal experiences

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macharza View Post
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    Wow! Looks awesome in all-stealth color. Can you please upload a better photo that shows the whole drive-side of the bike?

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    Added a fresh dose of Stan's to both wheel sets.

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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-mach6_2.jpgSorry martinzone,
    No high res pics. Just taken /w iPhone, but here is one more

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    New tires: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, on dryish ground at least really nice, feel like fast Fat Alberts
    Gearing update: Zee + spacer thing on X.9 shifter (9spd), RaceFace NW 32t chainring on one crankset + 34/24 rings on other cranks. FRM 36t cog on one wheelset to help with the hills.

    Also proved that there is significant chain growth on DW link as suspension bottoms out.... seems that I'll have to try medium cage XT next.

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    Set up the Mach 5 as a lift/shuttle run bike. Waiting for stock on the 30T Race Face Narrow Wide chainring. Going single ring in the front.





    Left the valve cap at the bike shop. :/

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    Rode it on a day that was supposed to be raining in Pemberton, BC.

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    Hi Guys

    I thought I would share my build pics with you all

    2012 Pivot 5.7
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    Race Face Atlas 50 mm Stem
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    Sram 1091 hollow pin chain
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    Shock, Fork and wheels (DT Swiss M1700 Tricons) are stock

    I really want to get some carbon wheels! Ive been trying to find out if there is a way to mate a carbon hoop (any Manufacturer) to my DT Swiss Tricon Hubs. If you know anything on compatible options please let me know!!!
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    New rear RD shifter cables & housing (again!). Darn dry, dust Summer weather!!!

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    Nice build ya got there Bike Therapy!

    Last night I switched out to a thicker padded saddle and thicker foam grips.

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    Bought a demo 429c from a local shop, trying to get some rides in as weather permits. Put a shorter stem (100 to 70) on it, cut the bars down from 30" to 28.5", got a reverb on it, and took the Slant Six off the front and replaced it with a Nobby Nic 2.25. Trying to set it up as a do it all trail bike.

    Let me know if you have any other suggestions to make it an all conditions, all trails ripper.

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    I finally ditched the stock Pivot branded grips (hand killers) and put on a pair of ESI chunkys. Replaced the stock wheel set with a pair of Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels, with new Conti X-King tires (huge improvement). And swapped out original stem/bars/seatpost with some Shimano PRO parts, as well as putting on my old Serfas ARC saddle.
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    Overall I shed a few pounds from the bike, and really improved an already high performing machine.

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    I recently put the Chunky's on my Firebird. Definitely like them, and they seem to fit my hands better. The Pivot grips seemed to wear really fast also. It was obvious where my hand was placed just looking at the grip.
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    enve stem bar and post

    Easton ec90 carbon wheels

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    Gave the 429 a bath to prep for the following:
    new shifters, new rear der, new chain, probably a new cassette and middle ring, and a specialized command post.

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    Made her an upper guide from a bunch of old e13 parts and a brake adapter. Clutch derr should take care of the bottom:


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    That's a very large single ring.
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    I broke a spoke and a chain on my Firebird, on the same ride. That means a new spoke and chain for my Firebird. I love upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan_speeder View Post
    That's a very large single ring.
    The trick is to convince yourself it is smaller. Until I checked it the other day, I literally thought it was a 34t, and as a result was making myself power up every hill I could find.

    In all honestly I haven't had any dramas with it on the big hills yet. Logic says I probably will at some stage, so future plans will probably involve a 34t ring and probably a proper LG1 upper guide piece to stop the chain falling off 'outwards'

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    Is it bad for me to leave my 5.7 in the garage, where temps can reach below 25F (it's not sitting on it's tires)? I never thought of needing to put it in the basement.

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    I have no proof that it's bad. I just figure if I can keep my prized possession from being exposed to temperature extremes, why not? It seems to me that as mtb's have gotten more sophisticated, with hydraulic brakes and suspension, there are more seals and fluids that might not hold up as well when exposed to temperature extremes.

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    Swapped out my Fox 32 150 for a 34 talas on my 5.7c. The 32 felt like riding with a wet noodle to steer with in the chunk. 34 is a lot stiffer and way more fun to bomb thru the chunk on south mtn. Glad I made the switch!

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    I put a X-fusion Slant on my 5.7c. The thing destroys my Fox Float .. Night and day better.

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    Sent her for a full service, swapped out the bottom bracket bearings, topped up some brake fluid and she's got a new set of rims!.

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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-image-18.12.2013-19.14.02-0457.jpgChange saddle and seat post. Saddle now color coded
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    Hopefully that will change my once every 2 month bearing rebuilds

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    I built my LES frame up. Started last night and Finished this morn; All while it was cold, cloudy and rainy. Finished her just in time for the sun to come back out and take her out for a quick 6 mile maiden voyage. This is my first 1x10 and first 29er HT. My second 29er since I bought my 429c in October. Unfortunately, I only have one fork for the two at the moment; I bought an unused 2014 34 Talas for the 429, but the jackazz from ebay advertised it as a 29" and I came to find out when I started the swap that it is a 27.5" fork Anyway, I rode HTs from 1993 to 2009 and have had FS ever since. I'm new to 29er and love the Pivot bikes and glad to be back with the home town guys since I sold my Firebird late last year. I plan on running it SS eventually and am looking to do some endurance riding and maybe racing. This thing was SO MUCH fun on our less chunky trails here in AZ! I love standing and mashing on the short, steep climb up Brown's Mt., though I thought I might die along the way. My garage now glows in Pivot colors

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    23.5 pounds; SS w/o the LEV would be somewhere between 20-21

    Thanks Dan, Aaron, Kenny B, Jonny Tsunami and the Pivot rep that brought my frame to the shop yesterday!!! This thing is definitely going to make me a better, stronger and faster rider!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    I built my LES frame up. Started last night and Finished this morn; All while it was cold, cloudy and rainy. Finished her just in time for the sun to come back out and take her out for a quick 6 mile maiden voyage. This is my first 1x10 and first 29er HT. My second 29er since I bought my 429c in October. Unfortunately, I only have one fork for the two at the moment; I bought an unused 2014 34 Talas for the 429, but the jackazz from ebay advertised it as a 29" and I came to find out when I started the swap that it is a 27.5" fork Anyway, I rode HTs from 1993 to 2009 and have had FS ever since. I'm new to 29er and love the Pivot bikes and glad to be back with the home town guys since I sold my Firebird late last year. I plan on running it SS eventually and am looking to do some endurance riding and maybe racing. This thing was SO MUCH fun on our less chunky trails here in AZ! I love standing and mashing on the short, steep climb up Brown's Mt., though I thought I might die along the way. My garage now glows in Pivot colors

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    KS LEV 125mm (can't live without them anymore, but why should you?)
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    Kenda Slant Six 2.2 rear and Honey Badger 2.2 front

    23.5 pounds; SS w/o the LEV would be somewhere between 20-21

    Thanks Dan, Aaron, Kenny B, Jonny Tsunami and the Pivot rep that brought my frame to the shop yesterday!!! This thing is definitely going to make me a better, stronger and faster rider!
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    Pivot Mach 6 - almost ready

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    Flipped the stem on my Les 29er. Seems to make her more of an agressive machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Ha! If I'd known that was your frame I would've put a ball bearing inside it
    I'd still be in the my garage trying to get it out. I had to route the rear shifter twice, cause I came up about 3 inches short; Luckily my closet is stocked with extra parts and I happen to have a new XTR cable. I guess I've learned after switching part to different frames. You guys did a nice job with the internal routing; Much easier than the internal routing on my Session 88 was!
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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-img_20131221_154514_525.jpgput some Thomson DH bars on. Went from a 38mm rise to a 12mm rise. Haven't tried it on the trail yet. See how much of a difference it makes. Thomson dropper too. Loving it.

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    After 3 days/ 3 rides, 40 miles and 6600' of climbing I put the RF Sixc carbon 785mm DH bar I had in the garage on my 429c. I'm 6' with broad shoulders and have been riding 740-750mm bars for about 3 years now; Always used 780mm on my DH sled before I sold it. These last three days, especially during an 11 mile climb, I found myself desiring wider bars and dangled my hands off the end. I'm riding a medium frame, which I love, and started with 70mm stem and 750mm bars. Went to 85mm stem and feels great, but the long climbing made me want to spread out more. I always feel comfortable in tech and descending with wider bars, so this might help satisfy me while climbing.
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    Overhauled my 2009 Mach 4

    * Disassembled entire bike
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    * Replaced original Shimano BB92 with same
    * Stripped threads in frame while reassembling, had to repair w/heli-coil
    * Minor truing of Crest/King wheels
    * New Ardent EXO 2.25 on rear
    * Cleaned drivetrain
    * New brake pads/rotors for Magura Marta SL brakes
    * Bike Lust-ed frame
    * New shift cables/housing
    * Fox Float 120 overhauled by LBS

    It's so clean now, I'm hesitant to ride it during our typically muddy winter conditions. Looking forward to a great 2014 on my refurb'ed steed!

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    Converted to 1x10 with Raceface Next SL cranks (28 tooth) and 11-36 XTR cassette. What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?-image.jpg

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    Got rid of the Lopes msrp guide in favor of a rf narrow wide.
    And blew out the bearings in my e13s so I replaced them with spike spanks.

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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?

    I have been debating on going 27.5 on my FB for some time now. I pulled the trigger and built up a wheel set with Pacenti Neo-Moto 2.3 tires front and back. So far I like it and lost a pound in rotational weight. (The 2.4 Rubber Queen was a hefty beast of a tire).

    The Bird feels totally different with the lighter/stiffer wheels. So far so good!!!!

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    what fork were you running with 26" and what will you run with 27.5"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hangtime View Post
    I have been debating on going 27.5 on my FB for some time now. I pulled the trigger and built up a wheel set with Pacenti Neo-Moto 2.3 tires front and back. So far I like it and lost a pound in rotational weight. (The 2.4 Rubber Queen was a hefty beast of a tire).

    The Bird feels totally different with the lighter/stiffer wheels. So far so good!!!!
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    @Dog,
    I am using a 2012 Marzocchi Micro Ti. 26" and now 27.5", There are several mm of clearance so its ok for now. I'll probably do the upgrade program with Zoke when the 350 Enduro fork gets released. I'll see how I feel about the Neo-Moto as a front tire in six months.

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    i added some Zee brakes to my FB. i really like them so far. i was worried that they might grab a little too strongly too quickly, but instead they feather nicely. but if you grab them hard, they dig in...
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    Got my KS Lev on, to go with other recent upgrades (tubeless, 1x10, upper guide). Pretty happy with her, sitting at 11.8kg.


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    Loving my new ride. Just added in a one up 42t cog upgrade ie poormanxx1. Shifts well and crisp, it's a granny killer! I'm using a 32t xx1 cranks. With the one up I might switch to a 34t front ring.
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    Wow, I literally opened this thread thinking about the OneUp 42T addon, and wondering if anyone had done it yet! Really considering it for my Firebird, especially since I don't use the small ring much now, and with the 42 I could probably drop the big ring down a bit and not need it anywhere.

    Only thing that's held me back so far is I'd need a new cassette to use it as well, and probably new chain to be safe, and then the front ring, so it seems cheap but adds up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Wow, I literally opened this thread thinking about the OneUp 42T addon, and wondering if anyone had done it yet! Really considering it for my Firebird, especially since I don't use the small ring much now, and with the 42 I could probably drop the big ring down a bit and not need it anywhere.

    Only thing that's held me back so far is I'd need a new cassette to use it as well, and probably new chain to be safe, and then the front ring, so it seems cheap but adds up.

    Overall it will be a cheaper alternative to the xx1. Just ridden this setup, it works like a dream. The Hi gearing helps the steep long climbs, although it might me a touch to high with a 32t front. I reckon a 34t will be perfect where I ride and it will give me a better Hi speed gear.

    I'm lucky that my old cassette is compatible and did not have to change the chain too. Get it man.. One ring to rule em all!

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    I have a 36 up front now, and was thinking dropping to the 34 would be a good choice. I'm a little worried though because I've used up all my gears before, but am probably more worried about having a low gear. I'd rather not turn it into a test and find out what works, although I could keep my current front ring for now and see.
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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?

    I just went 1x10 on the Bird. Started with a 32t but settled on 30t and 11-36 cassette. If Oregon was flatter I'd stick with the 32t. I was surprised to drop over a pound. I use the full cassette now. I'm keeping the Stinger for now, it works real well with my XT Shadow +.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joezuri View Post
    Overall it will be a cheaper alternative to the xx1. Just ridden this setup, it works like a dream. The Hi gearing helps the steep long climbs, although it might me a touch to high with a 32t front. I reckon a 34t will be perfect where I ride and it will give me a better Hi speed gear.

    I'm lucky that my old cassette is compatible and did not have to change the chain too. Get it man.. One ring to rule em all!
    joezuri, good stuff...I just stop all business today so I can get this moving. How did you set up your rear derailleur to click for all 11 cogs?

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