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    Quote Originally Posted by Macharza View Post
    Attachment 831645Riding these beauties, Mach 6
    Wow! Looks awesome in all-stealth color. Can you please upload a better photo that shows the whole drive-side of the bike?

    Thanks!

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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
    Reverb Dropper
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 front and Kenda Slant 6 rear
    Race Face Atlas 50 mm Stem
    Easton Havoc Carbon Handlebar 750 mm uncut
    Steve Peat Lizard Skin Grips
    Wolftooth Components 30 T GXP
    Sram X9 Clutch short cage
    Sram 1091 hollow pin chain
    XTR Trail Pedals
    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

    24.1 lbs not too bad
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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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    Just gave my M5.7C a bath.
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    Reverb Stealth on the Mach 5

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    Moved my Mach 4 from the uninsulated, unheated pole barn to the relative warmth of the basement during a stretch of consecutive sub-zero nights. Got to protect her sensitive bits.

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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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    Cool-blue Rhythm

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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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    Swapped my e13 pedals for a set of Spank Spikes!
    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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    Easton Haven 70mm stem and Havoc 750mm carbon bar
    KS LEV 125mm (can't live without them anymore, but why should you?)
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    DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline wheels (came on 429c)
    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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    Ha! If I'd known that was your frame I would've put a ball bearing inside it
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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

    Pivot LES Large
    '14 Fox 32/120 CTD
    XTR crank w/ 34t Wolftooth ring
    XTR 11-36 cassette
    XTR RD and shifter
    XTR trail brakes
    Easton Haven 70mm stem and Havoc 750mm carbon bar
    KS LEV 125mm (can't live without them anymore, but why should you?)
    Ergon saddle
    DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline wheels (came on 429c)
    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

    I still wait for a few parts to arrive... not yet 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
    * Checked all suspension pivot bearings - OK
    * 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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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?

    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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    What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?

    @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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