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    So, the Loaded grips were suffering after a couple of good stacks, so I've gone with something new

    They're called Grip Rings, and come in a range of colours. Thanks again to Pushie Enterprises for the gear!

    /edit: Ha, I also almost forgot! Changed the bars to Syntace 680mm jobs. 710mm was great in the really rough downs, but a bit too wide for my back on longer days. The 680mm have 12deg sweep, 10mm rise, but no upsweep, so I get a nice sweep with a wrist friendly flatness, while also getting a slightly more upright position for my back
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    Are they foam or rubber? One piece or individual rings? Kinda cool looking either way
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    They're a silicon rubber compound. Quite grippy, but with some good compliance. Haven't actually ridden them except across the street, so the weekend will be the first proper test.

    Yep, they're individual rings, and there's about 8 or so colours, so you could really get creative with your choices

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    I scooted my seat forward about 5mm, does that count for anything?
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    Haha, of course it does Dan!

    The real question though, is how did that affect your ride? Positive, negative? Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isildur View Post
    Haha, of course it does Dan!

    The real question though, is how did that affect your ride? Positive, negative? Thoughts?
    Very Positive! I've been running a FOX 34 160mm, and I love it. I have a 5.7 carbon, size large with an 80mm stem. I pushed it forward to help center me on the bike better, so I could weight the front end more, and it did the trick.
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    Would putting a down payment on a 429c count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerTex View Post
    Would putting a down payment on a 429c count?
    Why not? Do you have the build all planned out?
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    Recent changes to my Mach429:

    Rear X7 shifter swapped out for an X0.
    Derailleur hanger replaced (damn stick)
    Swapped in a White Brothers Loop fork.

    to do:
    swap the front shifter for the X0 I have
    maybe new brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Why not? Do you have the build all planned out?
    I actually haven't put my money down yet. I was thinking of going with the stock XT build and then switching out some parts, but my LBS has an XT/XTR Pro model on order already. They may have me talked into the upgrade, but it will depend on $ and which color they ordered.

    I am still holding out to see how much it weighs. One of my big reasons for changing bikes this year was to shed some weight from my current bike (Turner 5 spot). I was super close to jumping on a SC TallboyC earlier this year, but wanted to wait and see the new Pivot and possibly the long, long, long awaited Ibis Ripley. Needless to say it's pretty much down to the Pivot or the Tallboy now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerTex View Post
    Needless to say it's pretty much down to the Pivot or the Tallboy now.
    That sounds reasonable to me. I was looking hard at an Ibis Mojo of some iteration or an Intense Carbine but was suggested that I look at Pivot. I was initially against it maybe only because I was familiar with the other two and Pivot was entirely new territory for me. I ended up going with the Pivot and am very glad that I did. I'm sure whichever you go with you will be happy.
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    i put the new Fox shock bushing system on my DXH air on my FB... big difference! it's like having the smoothness of RWC needle bearings again... (i really miss having those on my bike)...

    we'll see how long those little plastic bushing things last. i hope they are cheap to replace...
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    I just added new RWC bearings to my FB. Feels great. 2x10 with XT Shadow+ is next.

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    Just put in a blackspire bashguard to replace the original SLX, and save about .02 oz. this will tremendously improve my climbing. Well not really, but it looks good!!!!!!!

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    Diy bionicon-style chain guide, Float 36, Hope M4 brakes and new (to me) wheels for the M5. Can't wait for the packages to arrive

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    ... and if we just ... My 5.7

    2012 5.7 X0 Build Large 27 3/4 lbs
    Easton Haven Stem 70mm
    Easton Havoc Carbon Handlebar 750 MM w/ Lizard Skin Peaty Grips installed them yesterday (from a haven 711mm)
    Reverb Seatpost
    X0 crank with Race Face 32T 1X10 w/ XTR Trail Pedals
    MRP Lopez Chain Guide
    X9 Rear Der Type 2 smmall cage installed yesterday (from a X0 Der)
    Maxxis Minnion DHF 2.25 1 ply front
    Kenda Slant 6 rear both converted tubeless
    For some reason in 2012 the front rotor came stock 160mm on these bikes. Changed it out to a 185mm yesterday.

    Took it for a ride today. 750mm bars rule. Ive never felt so comfy. As far as the X9 type 2 small cage it feels snappier shifting than the regular X0 rear der it replaced more than likely due to the small cage. My bike is 100% anit- chain slap right now except when pedaling because chain guide pulley's naturally make a bit of noise.
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    Apparently it shipped this morning, so hopefully it gets here Saturday or I will be waiting here longer. I was told a bolt was missing or something and that's why it took so long.
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    I've ridden it....that's what I've done to it.....my 429 at :11


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    Drove 200 miles south for a non-muddy first ride.

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    Zee 10 speed clutched derailleur on the M4x. I can take the earplugs out now

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    Quote Originally Posted by swinkey View Post
    Drove 200 miles south for a non-muddy first ride.
    Well, was it worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    well, was it worth it?
    Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swinkey View Post
    Yes!
    I figured it was a dumb question but thought I'd ask it anyway...
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    Stripped the blue anodizing from the linkage and bolts on the red highlighted Mach 5.7 carbon. Looks much better in matt silver

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    Upgraded a few parts on my 429:

    Frame/shock/headset/fork to 2013 C
    Wheels to Enve AM/DTS240
    Ders to XO, type 2 rear
    Crank to XO 2x10, 22 granny
    Rotors
    Rear tire

    Can a great FS bikepacker also be a great trail setup? Let us test...

    Swinky, I'm almost with ya, bro. Bravo on that sweet setup

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