• 10-29-2014
    SCR818
    ^ Nice!!!
  • 10-30-2014
    dgw7000
    I started to think about the color green that I have and size of bike, med. I have a 90mm stem on bike. I told my shop to hold the order until I decide.
    I may ask to have them ship me a black/blue color in large instead of green for 2 reason's.
    One-the matte finish on black/blue less chance of having paint problems again also save 200-300 grams of weight over the painted thick green color.
    Two- I feel just a bit cramped in med, if I have the large I can go shorter stem. My height is only 5'10, but I have long upper body with short legs 31 inseam. No way to test the large, my shop only has med demo. What do you guys think?
  • 10-30-2014
    Isildur
    I gather you're talking about the 429C?

    Unfortunately I can't help too much as I'm on a 5.7C (see above), except to say that it depends on your preferred riding style. Longer stretch position for long pedal days vs shorter position for more technical fun and greater "flickability"... Technically you're sized for a Medium, but I think either will work depending on what you're after ;)

    Hope that helps a bit?
  • 10-30-2014
    SCR818
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    I started to think about the color green that I have and size of bike, med. I have a 90mm stem on bike. I told my shop to hold the order until I decide.
    I may ask to have them ship me a black/blue color in large instead of green for 2 reason's.
    One-the matte finish on black/blue less chance of having paint problems again also save 200-300 grams of weight over the painted thick green color.
    Two- I feel just a bit cramped in med, if I have the large I can go shorter stem. My height is only 5'10, but I have long upper body with short legs 31 inseam. No way to test the large, my shop only has med demo. What do you guys think?

    That's a tough one. A large is going to feel like more bike under you. A medium will be more flickable. I'm 5'8" and I ride a medium. I'm a bit stretched out on it even with a 60mm stem.
  • 11-06-2014
    pompa
    new seat - Pro Turnix Ti Saddle replace the vadar seat (nice chines one)
    and new UNO 70mm stem of 80 mm
    the bonus is 190 gram less :)
  • 11-06-2014
    Jordan Wong
    1 Attachment(s)
    Installed KS Integra
  • 11-08-2014
    richde
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WarBoom View Post
    I washed it today!
    And found a crack!
    Been hearing a pop/creak noise while pedaling and it looks like I've found it

    Its on the milled section of frame behind the sprocket.
    Goes 3/4 of the way thru the piece


    Attachment 919193

    No noise yet, but I found an identical crack on my 2011 5.7.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    NOT saying it was or you did, but man it looks like someone tried to cut the frame! I've never seen a crack that perfect on aluminum before.

    Must be a weak spot on the AL frames. I know I've screwed up a couple times in a way that could overstress that area. This is after breaking the swingarm a year and a half ago, so maybe I'm just tough on bikes.

    I was hoping to buy in the spring though, oh well. One last ride and it's done.
  • 11-16-2014
    richde
    Didn't want to make a new thread so I'll just drop this here, I did try to search but couldn't find anything definitive.

    Do all Pivots with a tapered steerer tubes use the same headsets? When I get my M6 frame/fork I want to just transfer most of my parts from my broken AL M5.7 to the M6, including the headset.

    It'll fit, right?
  • 11-17-2014
    tahic
    Yes they both use
    a ZS (zero stack) 44mm top and (zero stack) 56mm bottom, or a Chris King Inset 2.
  • 11-17-2014
    richde
    Thanks, I seem to be full of stupid questions lately.
  • 11-17-2014
    DrDon
    For my 429C - 9.8 dropper, back up LB rim wheel set with aggressive tires, Syntace bar on the way. XT Trail peddles - easier to clip into when its wet and they seem to shrug off rock strikes, unlike my Times.
  • 11-21-2014
    zigzag84
    2 Attachment(s)
    Zee brake ! And SAINT Shifter :thumbsup:

    Attachment 940706

    Attachment 940707
  • 12-06-2014
    SDMTB'er
    2 Attachment(s)
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    New Light Bicycle rims, DTSWISS 240 hubs, and tires:

    Attachment 944656

    Attachment 944657
  • 12-06-2014
    SoCal-Rider
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    On my Mach 6 I just took off a Fox 36 160mm and put my Pike 150mm back on. We'll see if it's as good as I remember.

    I think the Pike suits my riding style better. The Fox 36 wasn't bad. I just think the Pike has more pluses than the Fox.
  • 12-07-2014
    speedraceratl
    That is a sick carbon pattern
  • 12-07-2014
    DrDon
    For my 429C. Second set of wheels mounted with aggressive tires - LB/240s/Aerolites/TNT Gatos. 9.8 dropper. Syntace 760mm 12 degree carbon bar. Still playing with saddle selection.
  • 12-20-2014
    Isildur
    2 Attachment(s)
    Cane Creek DB Inline :) :) :D

    Well, what can I say other than... OMFG What a brilliant piece of equipment! I've only had 2 rides on it so far, with the first being a 30km ride incorporating slow rock shelf tech, fast open chunder, smooth flowing trail, techy climbing, smooth climbing and everything in between. Even with it just set for sag (as I held off playing with settings to give it a small break in time) it blew the RP23 out of the water. Now that I spent 2 hours this morning looping the same section of trail to dial it in, it's simply phenomenal! Again a small weight increase (71g) but the performance is well worth it.

    And, coming soon (when I find the time to build them) is my wheel rebuild, putting the DT240s in the middle of some LB 33mm Rims :)

    But... TL;DR? Here's the pics ;)
  • 12-20-2014
    SCR818
    ^ Nice!!! I hear great things about those.
  • 12-20-2014
    Isildur
    Yep, what you've heard is true! Although, definitely not a shock for the "set and forget" crowd - this one needs some attention, but the reward is well worth it so far! I'm sure I'll dial it in even more as I get more familiar with it too.
  • 12-21-2014
    Daxdagr8t
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?


    Replaced the 34 with a 36.


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  • 12-21-2014
    wesmeyer11
    I am sure it was nothing but a positive upgrade but would love hear your thoughts especially how it affects climbing and if it changed the reach up at all.
  • 12-21-2014
    Daxdagr8t
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wesmeyer11 View Post
    I am sure it was nothing but a positive upgrade but would love hear your thoughts especially how it affects climbing and if it changed the reach up at all.

    Meaning the 36?


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  • 12-21-2014
    dgw7000
    2 Attachment(s)
    Absolute Black
    This was a great upgrade, Absolute Black 32 tooth Oval ring. Out of the saddle you can really feel the difference it makes when climbing, also saves 30 g weight over the Sram ring and spider.
  • 12-23-2014
    Stewartc
    Put a CC DBAirCS on the Mach6 instead of the Fox Float X, its like a different bike, an incredible improvement but it does take some time to dial it in.http://www.dropbox.com/s/u28bclcc0f7...29.23.jpg?dl=0
  • 12-23-2014
    Daxdagr8t
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stewartc View Post
    Put a CC DBAirCS on the Mach6 instead of the Fox Float X, its like a different bike, an incredible improvement but it does take some time to dial it in.http://www.dropbox.com/s/u28bclcc0f7...29.23.jpg?dl=0

    Waiting on mine to arrive and i cant wait. Also have a slew of raceface parts that im waiting to come.


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  • 12-23-2014
    Stewartc
    1 Attachment(s)
    Put a CC DBAirCS on the Mach6 instead of the Fox Float X, its like a different bike, an incredible improvement but it does take some time to dial it in.
    Attachment 953102
  • 12-23-2014
    Daxdagr8t
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Ok i ordered my dbair a month ago and got word from the bike shop that there still no eta on my shock. I was hoping it will arrive before xmas. Arghhh so pissed


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  • 12-24-2014
    pompa
    can you give first hand review on the Oval ring ?
    advantage and disadvantage
  • 12-24-2014
    dgw7000
    The 32 tooth oval ring, acts like 30/34 tooth ring. You can really feel it when out of the saddle no dead spots at the top of peddle stroke. I seem to have more power and climb faster, also less winded. My friends have noticed the difference, its well made and lighter than the Sram ring, just bolt it on!! I know its not as exciting as a new CC DBAir shock but well worth the money at 68.00 bucks and 15 ship. I really like it!!
  • 12-26-2014
    mtnbkr80015
    Attachment 953616Attachment 953623Took the orange stickers off my 36.
  • 12-26-2014
    pedal-man
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtnbkr80015 View Post
    Took the orange stickers off my 36.

    Oh thank GOD..those are the fricken worst!!! Key word: FUGLY Thank you.

    I rerouted my cables to the downtube like Zigzag did on the M6, and it works awesome.

    Thanks for the idea.

    I also added a 180mm rotor to the rear.
  • 12-27-2014
    JonJones
    Took a look at all the pivot bearings on my 1 year old Mach 5.7c. They're all smooth running and in great shape. I put it down in part to not using a hose or jet washer on it. Only washing by hand with a sponge and bucket of water with cleaning agent.

    I'm being brainwashed by the 27.5" wagon and keep thinking the 26" wheel size has run its course. Then I see all these other 26" bikes on here and remember they're the top end and still serve up the goods!
  • 12-31-2014
    Daxdagr8t
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?


    50mm rf red stem
    30t red rf nw
    42t red wolf tooth
    Raceface next sl cranks




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  • 01-05-2015
    mtnbkr80015
    Oops double post...
  • 01-17-2015
    SDMTB'er
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Converted to SRAM X01 with Raceface Turbine Cinch cranks.

  • 01-18-2015
    Isildur
    3 Attachment(s)
    So, I finally built up my Light-Bicycle AM Wheelset and got the tyres installed. brought the bike down another couple of hundred grams, but don't have an actual weight just yet as it's still dirty as!

    Pics:
  • 01-20-2015
    adventuregirl
    Hey dgw7000,

    I'm in the process of converting to 1x10 SRAM xo drivetrain. What oval ring did you go with?
    Thanks



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    The 32 tooth oval ring, acts like 30/34 tooth ring. You can really feel it when out of the saddle no dead spots at the top of peddle stroke. I seem to have more power and climb faster, also less winded. My friends have noticed the difference, its well made and lighter than the Sram ring, just bolt it on!! I know its not as exciting as a new CC DBAir shock but well worth the money at 68.00 bucks and 15 ship. I really like it!!

  • 01-20-2015
    dgw7000
    Look on page 323!!
  • 01-20-2015
    broccoli rob
    1 Attachment(s)
    Over the past few months
    pike rct3 26 160mm
    spank oozy wheels
    works 1 degree angleset
    magic Mary F/trail king R
    30.4 lbs
    Attachment 957264
  • 01-21-2015
    SoCal-Rider
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Put a Minion DHR2 on the front of my Mach 6.
  • 01-21-2015
    Isildur
    How good are the DHRII :) There's one of the front of my 5.7C, only a couple of rides in but I'm well impressed compared to the Hans Dampf it replaced. Just as much grip to my mind, but not as much of a pig to pedal around!
  • 01-21-2015
    SoCal-Rider
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    I really have high hopes that the DHRII on the F&R is going to be the holy grail setup. I've been searching for years for a tire that grips our sandy loose over hard trails in SoCal. I found a great setup with a HRII dual compound F / DHRII compound R combo. But my HRII was heavy (almost 900g) and was not as good a rolling tire as the DHRII. If the DHRII lives up to my expectations I may actually keep a tire long enough to wear it out.

    I think the only other tire I could wish for is a dual compound DHRII to use on the rear. (Maxxis doesn't currently offer this one.) My 3C side knobs are getting pretty chewed up after 3 mos. on the rear.

    The Maxxis EXO TR casings are hands down the best I've ridden. A perfect balance of tough sidewalls, weight, and suppleness. Setting them up tubeless on WTB Frequency wheels is so simple. They snap right on the bead when mounting, yet come off with just the right amount of thumb pressure when removing. I've had combos on both ends of the spectrum. Some tires won't air up tubeless no matter what trick I try and I've had tires that I had to cut the bead to get them off the wheel. So frustrating when those situations happen.
  • 01-23-2015
    adventuregirl
    Thanks
  • 02-07-2015
    SDMTB'er
    4 Attachment(s)
    Converted both of my Pivots to 1x11 X01 Setup
    Removed dropper seat from my 429 - bike now weighs 24.14 lbs

    Attachment 962299

    Attachment 962300

    Attachment 962301

    Attachment 962303
  • 02-07-2015
    Hayakawasaki
    1 Attachment(s)
    -NOX carbon hoops with I9 hubs
    -RaceFace Next SL cranks
    -Cane Creek DBInline shock (still trying to dial this thing in)
    -Rerouted rear brake and shifter cables (copied what I saw a couple forum members do)
    -RaceFace SixC 35 bars and stem
    -Permasmile installed on face while ridingAttachment 962318
  • 02-07-2015
    JTBAZ
    How do you like the Nox rims with i9 hubs?
  • 02-08-2015
    Hayakawasaki
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JTBAZ View Post
    How do you like the Nox rims with i9 hubs?

    They are fantastic. The NOX rims are super stiff and the i9 hubs have a super quick engagement. They were built by Dave Thomas of Speed Dream Wheels. Highly recommended.
  • 02-08-2015
    seandm
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hayakawasaki View Post
    They are fantastic. The NOX rims are super stiff and the i9 hubs have a super quick engagement. They were built by Dave Thomas of Speed Dream Wheels. Highly recommended.

    Double the recommendation on the nox i9 combo from Dave. He built me a set for my Les and wow! They transform the bike vs the stock ones night and day.
  • 02-19-2015
    RS VR6
    1 Attachment(s)
    Installed a new bar. Went slightly wider from a ODI 700EX 737mm (with the Wingtip extensions) to a Azonic Flow 750mm. 2010 Mach 5 is going on 5 years. This thing came with a 90mm stem and some 660 bars back in the day.:skep:

    Attachment 965905
  • 02-19-2015
    fishercat
    1 Attachment(s)
    nice M5 i am still loving mine as well
  • 02-19-2015
    SDMTB'er
    1 Attachment(s)
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Attachment 966004

    New Fox 36
  • 02-20-2015
    techfersure
    New RF Cinch cranks and Hope T- Rex 40t cog. talking about tires,I was a die hard Maxxis tire man for many years,but the cost and shorter wear life was the price you paid until my LBS convinced me to give the new WTB Vigalante Team last season,this tire is so good it is now what I use exclusively,excellent traction in all conditions,beefy side casings and decent weight and much more wear life then Maxxis DHR ll plus the 48.00 per tire is a very nice perk!
  • 02-20-2015
    speedraceratl
    QR for F36
    For all you F36 riders a customer showed me this yesterday
    Q36R Quick Release | FlowZone
  • 02-20-2015
    SDMTB'er
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by speedraceratl View Post
    For all you F36 riders a customer showed me this yesterday
    Q36R Quick Release | FlowZone

    Yep - got that baby on order. Got my bike to my car from the lbs and realized I couldn't take my wheel off lol.
  • 02-23-2015
    SDMTB'er
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?


    Here it is.
  • 02-24-2015
    Pedro Rios
    I just finished building my pivot.

    Pivot Mach 6 Large
    * Fork: Pike 27.5 RC3T 160mm
    * Brakes: Shimano XT
    * Cranks: Shimano XT
    * Rear Derailleur: Shimano Zee FR
    * Pedals:Shimano XT trail
    * Stem: Easton Haven 55mm
    * Handlebar: Whiskey 740mm
    * Seatpost: Rockshox Stealth
    * Saddle: WTB devo
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano
    * Cassette: Driven CSMX 10 speed
    * Headset: Cane Creek
    * Grips: ODI
    * Front Tire:Maxxis HR2
    * Front Rim:Flow EX
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Hope evo 2
    * Rear Tire:Maxxis Ardent
    * Rear Rim:Flow EX
    * Rear Hub/Skewer Hope evo 2

    [/URL]

    [/URL]
  • 02-24-2015
    Daxdagr8t
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SDMTB'er View Post


    Here it is.

    Any problems on the trail?


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  • 02-26-2015
    SDMTB'er
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Daxdagr8t View Post
    Any problems on the trail?


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    None. But I want to stress that this is not a good fork for all around trail / XC riding that includes slow speed technical moves and steep climbing.

    I liken outfitting a Pivot M6 with this fork instead of the Fox 34 the same as replacing a 100mm fork with a 120mm fork on a Mach 429 which makes it more trail oriented.

    The Fox 36 notches the intended use up from being a trail bike that dabbles in enduro / all mountain to being a full bred gravity bike where downhill, jumps, and drops are your main concern. Note this fork gets the job done for climbing, and good riders will be able to overcome slow speed technical moves, but there is definitely a feeling the fork wants to flop left and right at slower speeds.

    I put my 34 back on and rode it yesterday and the bike felt lighter, more lively, and more maneuverable. So you really have to consider your intended use with the 36.
  • 02-26-2015
    Daxdagr8t
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SDMTB'er View Post
    None. But I want to stress that this is not a good fork for all around trail / XC riding that includes slow speed technical moves and steep climbing.

    I liken outfitting a Pivot M6 with this fork instead of the Fox 34 the same as replacing a 100mm fork with a 120mm fork on a Mach 429 which makes it more trail oriented.

    The Fox 36 notches the intended use up from being a trail bike that dabbles in enduro / all mountain to being a full bred gravity bike where downhill, jumps, and drops are your main concern. Note this fork gets the job done for climbing, and good riders will be able to overcome slow speed technical moves, but there is definitely a feeling the fork wants to flop left and right at slower speeds.

    I put my 34 back on and rode it yesterday and the bike felt lighter, more lively, and more maneuverable. So you really have to consider your intended use with the 36.

    Actually the 36 is lighter than the 34. I hated the 34 and love the 36. Its schizophrenic when climbing especially if you have the float but I'm a slow climber so it doesn't matter to me. Going downhill is a blast. For trail riding it might be an overkill but i have my rig set up to ride everything from xc to shuttle dh. To each his own i guess.


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  • 02-26-2015
    SDMTB'er
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Daxdagr8t View Post
    Actually the 36 is lighter than the 34. I hated the 34 and love the 36. Its schizophrenic when climbing especially if you have the float but I'm a slow climber so it doesn't matter to me. Going downhill is a blast. For trail riding it might be an overkill but i have my rig set up to ride everything from xc to shuttle dh. To each his own i guess.


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    It is lighter than the 34 until you put the Q36R quick release on it which weighs 100 grams. But the slight weight differential in favor of the 36 doesn't really affect my observation. The 34 has a feel that favors the type of riding I do. If I was doing more hardcore jumps and drops I would definitely recommend the 36.
  • 02-27-2015
    DrDon
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    I think the 36 makes a great trail fork for clydes. The AC is not as low as advertised and it rides high in its travel which does. chopper my bike out a little, but the stiffness and damping is very good. It seems by what I have read that out of the box it is tuned for normal weight riders and for repeated fast choppy hits. It can be tuned to be more Pike like buy playing with the volume spacers IMO.


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  • 03-02-2015
    1trakryder
    1 Attachment(s)
    Built it! Bought a lower spec Mach429 and changed out headset and bb for Chris King parts and the crank and chain for XT parts. Slapped on some XT race pedals and she's ready to go. Now for spring....
  • 03-03-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 1trakryder View Post
    Built it! Bought a lower spec Mach429 and changed out headset and bb for Chris King parts and the crank and chain for XT parts. Slapped on some XT race pedals and she's ready to go. Now for spring....

    Sweet!
  • 03-06-2015
    phantom beef
    2 Attachment(s)
    Couldn't resist the offseason sales, and bit the bullet on a few upgrades recently.

    + RS Pike 150
    + CCDB Inline
    + Sram Guide RSC Brakes with Centerline Rotors 180/160mm
    + Rerouted rear deraileur and brake cables to eliminate cable rub w/ bigger air can of the CCDB Inline
    + Maxxis Minion DHRII on rear (previously a Spec Purgatory)

    Attachment 970517Attachment 970518
  • 03-06-2015
    dgw7000
    How do you like the Sram RSC brakes?
  • 03-07-2015
    phantom beef
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    How do you like the Sram RSC brakes?

    No trail time with them yet, but so far the lever feel is super smooth. :thumbsup: From the reviews, and also just my cursory feel I have very high hopes.
  • 03-07-2015
    ozzybmx
    Added my 1500g ENVE XC wheels to my CX and got the decals matched "Pivot Neon Lime" by slik graphics.

  • 03-08-2015
    bvader
    2 Attachment(s)
    Put a Pike 120mm 51 offset on .. I like it!
    Interested in my observations / opinions see here
    http://forums.mtbr.com/pivot-cycles/...-948022-2.html

    Attachment 970955
    Attachment 970956
  • 03-08-2015
    dirtmagnet500
    I rode my Mach 6 at UCSC on Sat and Demo Flow trial sections 1,2,3,5 on Sun
  • 03-08-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    1 Attachment(s)
    New Decals for the Pike on my Mach 6
    Ordered these from SLIK graphics. Looks nice. I wished it was black with red outline only instead though. But I only thought about it after I placed the order, so, oh well. Bummer. Anyway, if I wanted that, it probably had to be custom, which means more money. Didn't really want to spend that much money on decals.

    Attachment 971117
  • 03-11-2015
    charliel7
    Oooh. Nice one - how does it run?
  • 03-11-2015
    charliel7
    Man that's a sweet CX bike.
  • 03-11-2015
    charliel7
    Love the green chainring, might have to get a blue on for my Mach 6!
  • 03-11-2015
    Pedro Rios
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sham Kien Yee View Post
    Ordered these from SLIK graphics. Looks nice. I wished it was black with red outline only instead though. But I only thought about it after I placed the order, so, oh well. Bummer. Anyway, if I wanted that, it probably had to be custom, which means more money. Didn't really want to spend that much money on decals.

    Attachment 971117



    They are nice!!! I bought the nomad stealth color since I have the black and red frame (mach 6).

    These look good but I can't seem to find them in their website.
  • 03-11-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pedro Rios View Post
    They are nice!!! I bought the nomad stealth color since I have the black and red frame (mach 6).

    These look good but I can't seem to find them in their website.

    Yeah... they didn't display these on their website. It's only after I mentioned I wanted something black/red for the Pike on my Mach 6 did they show me this graphics in an email. It was ready-designed graphics, just like what's on their website, so I didn't need to pay any extra for customs design.
  • 03-12-2015
    Pedro Rios
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sham Kien Yee View Post
    Yeah... they didn't display these on their website. It's only after I mentioned I wanted something black/red for the Pike on my Mach 6 did they show me this graphics in an email. It was ready-designed graphics, just like what's on their website, so I didn't need to pay any extra for customs design.


    I emailed them asking for this design and they sent me another option of design (non custom)

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  • 03-13-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Pedro Rios View Post
    I emailed them asking for this design and they sent me another option of design (non custom)

    That's odd. Because this is very similar to what I got, except for the colors. They should had been able to just change the colors around? I am just guessing.
  • 03-17-2015
    btibben
    1 Attachment(s)
    Trail work
    Headed up for some trail maintenance.
    This setup is not recommended, many faults were discovered along the way.

    Attachment 973620
  • 03-18-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by btibben View Post
    Headed up for some trail maintenance.
    This setup is not recommended, many faults were discovered along the way.

    Err.... extreme downhill not recommended with this setup. Hahaha....
  • 03-18-2015
    sancycling
    [QUOTE=phantom beef;11821609]
    + Rerouted rear deraileur and brake cables to eliminate cable rub w/ bigger air can of the CCDB Inline

    I liked your cable routing. What is holding the brake and shifter cable to the downtube?

    Thx
  • 03-23-2015
    pompa
    1 Attachment(s)
    New American Classic Wide Lightning
    just installed American Classic Wide Lightning on the 2012 429
    with the ikon 2.35 front and 2.2 rear, the wide rim increase the tire size by at lest 1 size, the first look at the bike with the new very large volume tire its looks a bit on the fat side almost 429 fat bike
  • 03-23-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    1 Attachment(s)
    SLIK decals for the Pike on my M6.
    Finally bent down and cleaned and removed the original decals on my M6's Pike and put these one. I don't have a bike stand.
  • 03-24-2015
    SDMTB'er
    Replaced bars after crash
  • 03-24-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SDMTB'er View Post
    Replaced bars after crash

    You broke your bar in a crash? :eekster::eekster::eekster: Hope you are OK.....
  • 03-25-2015
    SDMTB'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sham Kien Yee View Post
    You broke your bar in a crash? :eekster::eekster::eekster: Hope you are OK.....

    Just dinged it to the point I don't want to take a chance. Took a big enough chunk out of the carbon to make me switch out the stock bars. The ENVEs RSRs seem very close in terms of the sweep, rise, etc. and come out of the box at 740mm which is also Pivots bar length.
  • 03-25-2015
    Sham Kien Yee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SDMTB'er View Post
    Just dinged it to the point I don't want to take a chance. Took a big enough chunk out of the carbon to make me switch out the stock bars. The ENVEs RSRs seem very close in terms of the sweep, rise, etc. and come out of the box at 740mm which is also Pivots bar length.

    Well, the important thing is you lived to ride another day. Hahaha....
  • 03-25-2015
    SDMTB'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sham Kien Yee View Post
    Well, the important thing is you lived to ride another day. Hahaha....

    Here was my helmet after the crash:

  • 03-25-2015
    dgw7000
    Your head would have been messed up without that on!!
  • 03-25-2015
    SDMTB'er
    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    Your head would have been messed up without that on!!

    Yeah - the pic makes it look more like a scrape but it was a direct hit. Definitely rung my bell for a few days after. Basically thought I could hang off the back of the bike off a rock obstacle I had never cased before and it turned out to be vertical drop onto another rock. Impact sequence was tire, handlebar, hand, forearm, shoulder, head.

    Shoulder shot:

    Rest of bike was unfazed.
  • 03-25-2015
    greg
    Added clipless pedals. It's an amazing upgrade, but I feel like a beginner again. I've never crashed this much in my life! The rocky trails like national on south mtn are a totally different game vs my flats I have been riding my whole life!
  • 03-25-2015
    SDMTB'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by greg View Post
    Added clipless pedals. It's an amazing upgrade, but I feel like a beginner again. I've never crashed this much in my life! The rocky trails like national on south mtn are a totally different game vs my flats I have been riding my whole life!

    If you are using Shimano SPD start with the SILVER cleats. The ones that come with pedals are the BLACK cleats. The silver ones let you clip out at an angle. Just not good for jumps etc.
  • 03-25-2015
    greg
    Huge thank you!!! I think my cleats are black. I gotta find those silver ones! You just saved me some scrapes and bruises!
  • 03-25-2015
    pompa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by greg View Post
    Huge thank you!!! I think my cleats are black. I gotta find those silver ones! You just saved me some scrapes and bruises!

    you need this
    Shimano Cleats SM-SH56 AKA SPD multi-release cleats /panic release
  • 03-25-2015
    SDMTB'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by greg View Post
    Huge thank you!!! I think my cleats are black. I gotta find those silver ones! You just saved me some scrapes and bruises!

    You won't believe how much easier it is. You won't have to "train" your mind to unclip while crashing a dozen times in the process. You can even unclip at the top of the pedal stroke if you want to.

    There are those that will say you will come unclipped when you don't want to be, but as long as the clips aren't super worn out (read, replace once a year) you will be fine. I would rather risk coming unclipped than being in a highly technical / dangerous situation and not being able to get out. Not worrying about it gives you more confidence as well.
  • 03-25-2015
    greg
    Thanks guys. I just ordered the 56 versions. I'm excited to try them out. The black ones are fine for what I consider "normal" trails. For rough technical stuff, I had to unclip before trying the tech stuff or else sometimes I would get stuck and just tip over trying to unclip. Plus, some spots grab your bike and you need to be able to put your foot down fast or it's too late. Can't wait to try them out. I was considering using my flats for those trails. But then I loose all the new found power. Thanks for sharing!
  • 03-25-2015
    SDMTB'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by greg View Post
    Thanks guys. I just ordered the 56 versions. I'm excited to try them out. The black ones are fine for what I consider "normal" trails. For rough technical stuff, I had to unclip before trying the tech stuff or else sometimes I would get stuck and just tip over trying to unclip. Plus, some spots grab your bike and you need to be able to put your foot down fast or it's too late. Can't wait to try them out. I was considering using my flats for those trails. But then I loose all the new found power. Thanks for sharing!

    Cool - let us know how you like them :-)
  • 04-03-2015
    greg
    I tried out my new 56 cleats this morning. All I can say is awesome!! No issues unclipping! Didn't have any unwanted unclips either. There was 3 or 4 times I would have eaten the rocks with the old ones. I popped right out naturally. It was great! Huge thanks for letting me know! I'm stoked!
  • 04-06-2015
    SDMTB'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by greg View Post
    I tried out my new 56 cleats this morning. All I can say is awesome!! No issues unclipping! Didn't have any unwanted unclips either. There was 3 or 4 times I would have eaten the rocks with the old ones. I popped right out naturally. It was great! Huge thanks for letting me know! I'm stoked!

    Nice!
  • 04-14-2015
    BikeIntelligencer
    Guess I should've come to this thread for my post on stealth seat post routing: http://forums.mtbr.com/pivot-cycles/...ll-962892.html
  • 04-30-2015
    Kronze667
    Hi Guys ..First Post :)

    Pivot Mach 6 Carbon Small, Custom Built mostly by myself excepts for the wheels which were built by Pro Wheel Builder in the US.

    Stuff I have changed since i finally finished building this bike a few months ago:

    Pedals: I tried various pedals on this bike such as my Nukeproof proton Flats and my Crank Bros Mallet DH's which I think are better suited to my Norco DH Bike, well the Mallets are. I now run my trusty Time ATAC ROC S Pedals.
    Chain Guides: Tried the Twinty 2x when I was running 2x10 but it drops the chain far too much so instead i chainged to 1x10 and got a Gamut Trail SXC 30-40T ISG05 Chain Guide which has not dropped the chain once
    Chain Rings/Bash Guard: I run Blackspire Super Pro Coloured Chain Rings (in Red), so I got rid of the Granny and the 38T and now I just run a 36T with a smaller Blackspire Bash Guard to fit the 36T ring.
    Front Derailleur: No More.
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Saint and XT, broke one of each with sticks sucking up into the derailleur Jockey wheels and turning expensive rear derailleurs into nothing more than "spare parts" (happens where I live). Now running a Shimano XT M786 Shadow + with Lockout - Medium Cage.

    Man this bike is fantastic simple as that...:)

    Frame: Pivot Mach6 Carbon - Blue - Small.
    Forks: Rockshox Pike RCT3 Dual Position 150mm/160mm Air Forks.
    Wheels: Spank Subrosa 30 Rims, Hope Evo Pro 2 Hubs (Silver), DT Swiss Champion Spokes and Nipples.
    Brakes: Hope Tech E4's with Hope Sintered pads and Hope Saw M4 Rotors 203 Front, 183 rear.
    Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 Trailstar and Pacestar
    Cassette: Shimano XTR M980 11-36.
    Extended Range Cog: E Thirteen 42T Shimano.
    Chain: XTR M981 SIL-TEC 10 Speed.
    Derailleur: Shimano XT M786 Shadow+ 10 Speed.
    Cables: Jagwire. Waterproofed.
    Jockey wheels: KCNC.
    Cranks: Raceface Csix Carbon 170mm
    Chain Ring: Blackspire Super Colour Pro 36T.
    Bottom Bracket: Hope PF92 Alloy.
    Pedals: Time ATAC Roc S (XC4)
    SeatPost: Rockshox Reverb
    Seat: WTB Volt.
    Seatpost Clamp: Hope
    Stem: Easton Havoc 35 - 50mm
    Handlebars: Easton Havoc 35 - 760mm
    Bar End Rubbers: Deity
    Headset: Hope 1-1/8" 1.5"
    Grips: ODI Extreme

    Sorry no Pics because they are all too large :smallviolin