What have you done to your Pivot Cycle lately?
I was in the garage wrenching on my Mach 429 this morning.
Things done today:
*Added Crankskins to the crankset
*Installed new rear brake pads
*Cleaned up the drivetrain
*Reinstalled my rebuilt Eggbeater 2ti pedals
Ready to tear it up tomorrow!!! :)
I have been cursing at the following:
- Press-fit BB: new bearings start to bind after installation, ovalized BB shell?
- Fox shock: damping problems & blown ProPedal. Fixed next Thu.
- Fox Float fork air piston sucking lubrication oil from lower legs (I'll remove the foam ring tomorrow), it also flexy.
- Blown Reverb main air seal. Fixed next week.
Other than those I have been really enjoying riding my 5.7 lately, the steering setup feels now perfect with 60mm stem after "streched-out" 70 and too short 50mm. It is the small things that count.. :D
I rode my 5.7 with a loaned CCDB Air for 2 hours... it was good.
Built it and got some riding in...'10 Mach5 built mostly with a random assortment of parts from an old build. Going to build up a Flow/King wheelset for it when I decide which nipples to go with. I was thinking purple with black spokes/rims, but not sure...suggestions?
Definately black spokes but I think blue nipples would look great since you've got blue hardware (or is that purple?) on the bike now.
Originally Posted by ncfisherman
Yeah, it's the blue lunchbox kit. Hubs are dark purple. Just thought I might change it up a bit with purple. I guess red is an option too.
Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
Took my M5 on a 10 day road trip through ABQ, Los Alamos, Angel Fire, Taos, Salida, and Durango. Now it's resting while I pick up my 5.7c tomorrow!!!!
Happy with how snappy my Mach 4 feels sitting down, but I was getting a lot of oingy-boingy standing and hammering, so I finally broke down and figured out how to work the RP23 shck settings.
I put big ol' 2.5's on my bird for Burke Bike park for the nambla i mean nemba fest last weekend. Need to get rid of granny gear & grab a single ring set up before Burke bike & brew :)
Here's some vid my buddy "Krangg" did. Hopefully when another buddy comes back from his 3 week bike trip out west he'll have the bird flyin. Sadly no one filmed my epic fwo on Knight Slayer on the 2nd to last table.
6-22-12 Burke on Vimeo
6-23-12 Burke on Vimeo
I put a new set of EThirteen TCS wheels on my FB. Only one ride but man these wheels are loud, stiff and gorgeous (that's what she said). I'm also experimenting with a 25 degree stem versus current flat stem, raising the bars from level with the saddle to about 1-1/2" higher than the saddle. This after a brief ride on a different bike with older hi-rise bars that felt a bit more relaxed and playful than the lower front end on the 'Bird. Riding the VP Components Enduro in Cali this weekend.
Mounted new tires (Specialized S-Works Ground Control 29X2.1), set them up tubeless, and greased the freehub to quiet it down. Time to get DIRTY!
Ridden the f8ck out of it. It's a bike not jewelry.
Night ride on the Firebird.
ive got a 36-26 nine speed chainrings, xt shadow plus, 11-36 ten speed cassette, chain and xt 10 speed shifter in the post. Poor mans 10 speed conversion
To top it off my Kindshock LEV 150 will be here early next week.:D
All going on my beloved Bird:thumbsup:
- Had RP23 serviced, shock lost 10mm of length due damper side problem,
- Installed X-Fusion Velvet RL fork. First impressions are good
- Spent hours getting rid of the noise from Reverb and seat tube, noise which occurs when pedaling out of saddle still not solved.
Nice thread, it is nice to see what parts are upgraded in Pivot world...
My 2009 Mach 4:
Built up tubeless wheels over the winter with King hubs and Crest rims. Currently running a 2.25 Ardent up front and a 2.1 Ignitor in the rear. The tubeless setup is a great, supple enhancement to the feel of the bike.
I also replaced my Fox 100 with a Fox 120 to slacken the head angle a bit. I think it's around 69 degrees now. The front is a bit lighter on the climbs, but it's a worthwhile trade-off for the increased confidence while descending.
Could be the PF BB. I know mine creaks like crazy because I didn't grease the cups.
Originally Posted by markom
I'll try greasing the cups. BB shell also might be ovalized as new BB's start to feel notchy immediately after installing. Trying to find to time for trip to a dealer to check this issue in few days...
Originally Posted by ncfisherman
What I have done with my Pivot is....... open the shipping box and remove the frame, a 32 Float 150 FIT CTD fork, a Float CTD shock, crank, Pivot headset etc.
Before the weekend I hope the Mach 5.7 c is ready to ride.
I would doubt that the BB is ovalized. The "cups"(really a plastic adapter/housing that holds the bearings) are pressed in easily.
Originally Posted by markom
You may need to buy a new adapter, since removing the current one may damage it. That's why I plan on living with my BB creak for a little while longer.
... took it for a short flight...
Stripped it down and shipped it back an hour ago, sigh.
Sadly I disassembled my 5.7C and sent it back to Competitive Cyclist. The medium just didn't fit me perfectly. The reach was too small in Medium and the Large way too long. Stems ranged from 70mm to 90mm with bars from 680 to 740mm. I had to go closer to 90mm for it to feel good, and that's just way too long for my all-mountain and trail needs. The 5.7C is awesome in every aspect, but I knew when I sat on a few other medium and large frames from other manufacturers which were set up with 50 or 70mm stems and wider bars and they felt so much better that it was time to take CC up on their 60 day no questions asked return policy.
Huge Pivot fan. Huge DW Link fan. Carbon is it. But no sense owning an expensive great frame like the 5.7C if I know the ergonomics could be better.
Hopefully getting a 429C if they make one or a 650b short travel FS.
No, I'm on my 3rd or 4th at this point so I'm quite familiar what is a Press-fit BB and how it is installed... ;) I'm using Shimano BB's which have no separate adapters
Originally Posted by ncfisherman
The point is that when a brand new BB is pressed in it starts to feel notchy. After removal it feels OK again but of course they are not OK after removal (even with the proper tool).
Last year I bought the 2011 Mach 5.7 X9 kit for a great price at a local shop, but there were some things I didn't like, so I ended up doing a lot over time. Some things were changed out with parts I had from a previous bike. Some parts were bought new.
Stock stem was ridiculously long and bar was stupid narrow. I had them replace the stem with a 75mm Truvative Stylo T40 at the shop before I bought it. I believe they put the widest comparable bar they could on it at the shop, but it was still too narrow.
I installed my Deity Dirty 30 handlebar and Lizard Skins Peaty lock-on grips. I've gone through several iterations of thick and thin grips before deciding that I really like a thin minimalistic grip for max control.
Replaced brake rotors with 203mm front/180mm rear Shimano ones with the aluminum spiders.
I took the Fox Float 32 150 RL fork to PUSH to be tuned for my weight and riding style and upgrade it to an RLC (fork dive on ledges and braking was scary before the upgrade). The fork didn't quite match up with the rear suspension at first, but now it rides great.
Added Specialized Command Post Blacklite dropper post.
I wanted to go tubeless so I put my Sun Ringle Charger Pros on the bike and changed the tires to a Bontrager XR4 TLR front and Specialized Purgatory rear.
The original 26-39 2x10 gearing was too high on the low end for the steep, long Colorado front range climbs (especially with bad knees) and they didn't have adapters to change the gearing yet because of the new BCD. I also wanted a bash guard. I ended up going with a 3x10 X9 crankset and installing an e13 turbocharger bash in place of the big ring.
Well with the change in gearing and 10 speed incompatibilities due to throw distances/chainring differences, I had to change out to a 3x10 front shifter and a new front derailleur when I changed the gearing.
I decided that 30 inches of bar width was just a bit too big for me for everyday trail riding. Put the Dirty 30s on the FR bike and got a Race Face Atlas AM in 28.5 inches which has been perfect.
I replaced the stock brake levers on the Elixir CRs with Straitline ones. They are so comfortable and look awesome! Pricey, but worth it.
Realized the stock cassette chewed completely through my wheel's freehub, so I did 2 things. Charger Pros had some issues with spokes loosening and disappearing so decided I didn't trust them. They will get new freehub and transferred to another bike (they only make aluminum freehubs for this wheelset though, lame). I had the DT 340 hubs clipped out of the stock wheelset and built into Stan's Flows by a local wheelbuilder. I bought a new 10 speed Shimano XT cassette with carrier to decrease wear on hub.
When tires started wearing out, I replaced both with the new style Bontrager XR4 Team Issue TLRs in 2.35 front and 2.2 rear.
Put on Bionicon C guide. Love this thing so far.
Oh hey, they have chainring adapters for the 120 BCD cranks now! I'm also getting stronger (and 22/36 low gear was just stupid), so decided to switch the old crankset that I never got around to selling to the new 24-38 with integrated bashring. The 3x10 with e13 bash went to my 29er hardtail as an upgrade where the lower gearing made more sense.
I put the old front shifter and front derailleur back on.
Well since I have a bigger ring again and my chain was worn out anyway, it was time to get a new chain.
Next upgrade will be a SRAM X9 Type 2 rear derailleur with the clutch (preferably when they have them in white to match the rest of my components and replace the current white one that came with the white frame). They do apparently make them in the other colors, but I've only seen grey for sale so far.
X9 TYPE 2 Rear Derailleur | SRAM