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    ^^^^^^ I love the flash of gold on the seatpost collar and stem stackers.....

    I wouldn't go to the expense of chaing the rotos for gold ones until the ones you have are shot... besides, sometimes less is more?!

    I like how some manufacturers are choosing to adorn their frames with splashes of 2 or more different coloured components.. don't always have to stick to white, or gold, or red...

    I was going to go for lots of red anodised parts at first on my Pitch, but went mostly for black replacements.. though I am about to either opt for some red or grey bars.. the thing about brown is that all colours go with brown, since brown is mixture of all three primary colours.

    You can be like an artist with a bike nowadays, and like Picasso and Klee said - the secret of good art is to put colours in the right place.....

    You in the UK?

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    Thanks 9speed - think you might be right about the rotors.

    Not sure about the red on the grips though - might change for some gold ones

    Yup I'm in the uk.

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    My Pitch treated my very well this weekend so I am rewarding it by ordering a new Thomson X4 Stem 50 MM.
    Ill get some pictures when I mount it up.
    What do you guys think Kenda Navegals or Maxxis High Rollers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNW Freeride
    My Pitch treated my very well this weekend so I am rewarding it by ordering a new Thomson X4 Stem 50 MM.
    Ill get some pictures when I mount it up.
    What do you guys think Kenda Navegals or Maxxis High Rollers?
    I think nevegals are over-rated, have not tried high rollers.
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    damn damn

    Today I went out to further expand my riding skills with my comp.. wound up in a fimiliar area that I desend through at break neck speed... the trail makes a left on your way down. The middle drops out but the right is just the most perfect burmed out corner that mother nature could carve out over the years. Well everytime I go down through there I ****ing knew it was better to hike a bike with my skills at balancing and angle etc. Well the pitch did it with grace 1 foot further than I should have pushed her and I lost my balance toward the drop.... and i Abliterating my right knee further... lukily I have a surgery date already for my new acl.... but not walking early sucks.

    my poor baby is going to be chilling for 6-8 months . I am beyond bummed..... and the 2009 bike of the year.... sitting... so close yet so far... ride hard felluz.

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    And keep up the pics I promise to get mine up in a few... yours are all better anyway... for now.... got parts just need to throw em on ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNW Freeride
    My Pitch treated my very well this weekend so I am rewarding it by ordering a new Thomson X4 Stem 50 MM.
    Ill get some pictures when I mount it up.
    What do you guys think Kenda Navegals or Maxxis High Rollers?
    Kenda Nevegals are the weakest single ply tire I have ever ridden. Not durable for me at all. Two front tires had several big holes that prevented tubeless setup after 7 rides and even after I tubed it I would get plenty of pinches at a reasonable psi. When they weren't flatting they were a nice gripping tire that is very predictable.

    High Rollers are a good tire, can't really say too much about them. I prefer Minion DHF over High Rollers; but I hate how maxxis tires are run small.

    Don't discount Specialized tires. Purgatory, Clutch, Chunder are all fantastic tires with options for single ply for lighter weight (spesh single ply is pretty tough imo, but I managed to flat a Chunder because I bottomed hard on my shock through a fast rock garden) and SX 1.5 ply for more aggressive terrain.

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    I think the durability of Nevegals depends to some degree on the size. I've always cut the 2.1 single plys on even slightly rocky trails. I use the 2.35 for a front even on lift assisted DH and I haven't had any problems with cutting, but sometimes knobs fall off. I'm a smooth rider though.

    For my riding, which is east coast technical singletrack I prefer a nevegal Stick-ee in the front and highroller in the rear. On wet roots and rocks at lower speeds the grip of the nevegal is hard to beat. At higher speeds(like lift assisted DH), I've found the nevegal isn't great and I prefer either a minion DHF or WTB dissent.

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    I rode this for about 2 weeks and a race:
    Pitch Pro
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    Just got my new rear wheel hoping to get the front one tomorrow. Hope Hoops Pro 2 on 721s they look great cant wait to get out on them.

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    Just got a new Thomson X4 Elite Stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNW Freeride

    Just got a new Thomson X4 Elite Stem.

    lol i thought i was gettin a lil custom when i thought of putting the raceface gaurd with the slx on my bike.... but everyone else has it too...

    is a rp23 over kill? i got one at a good deal and now i kinda wonder if i should have just gone with an rp2.... anyone?

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    I have an RP3 and its great not sure I would use the extra adjustability and a mate with an RP23 doen't.

    But if you have one then don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbswindler
    lol i thought i was gettin a lil custom when i thought of putting the raceface gaurd with the slx on my bike.... but everyone else has it too.
    Haha yea,
    Its a good set up I like it and it really isnt really super expenive.

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    Anyone riding one of these with a coil rear shock? I haven't trawled through every single bike on this thread, but all the bikes I have seen are either using the stock shocks or upgrades to RP23s or DHX airs.

    I'm becoming hooked on coil shocks - I've been riding a friend's 5Spot with a coil in the rear, and love the feel - IMO it's worth the added weight. Cosidering getting up a Pitch and going down that road...

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    I think there's at least one guy with a DHX coil.
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    How Do You Like The Stiffness?

    DHX .... yeah people do ride it. not a bad idea...

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    Would you say the pitch is stiff? anyone?

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    I think it is plenty stiff, but I am like super-featherweight
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    i am too... brobably about 162lb geared up lol

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    I contemplated coil on the rear, I am fairly heavy 220lbs geared up...

    I had always felt that air was for lighter riders and coil was for heavy...

    However, the RP2 goes as stiff as you like.. and hardly leaks any air.. and as good as the coil Pike is I felt I would like it SOMETIMES to be a tad stiffer... even with the black extra firm spring that came stock in the Pitch (Large), I felt that it could have perhaps just been a tad firmer.. the compression damping helped a bit.. but... I went air.... air front and rear.. just for the adjustability... though I could just have gone for a fork with a stiffer spring option or more travel to not make losing so much travel out of the saddle an issue.. .. instead i swapped coil Pike for air Pike... which I got brand new cheap uncut from Germany (280 quid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    don't forget rovals
    lightweight and decently strong

    expensive though
    do you know much about the hadley's? i was thinking about getting those with some ztr rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbswindler
    do you know much about the hadley's? i was thinking about getting those with some ztr rims.
    I don't have any experience with them. There is a thread in the AM forum about AM wheels that has some useful info.
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    cool thanx (SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT) is your pitch a large?

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    Pitch Photo Thread-pitch-photo-jan-2010.jpg

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    Tomorrow I will be installing funn fatboy bars in white and a twenty6 f1.2 stem in blue and some peaty grips with custom rings

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe
    f1.2 stem in blue
    Make shure you get some pictures of that!

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    how about a preview..
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    nice pics,been thinking of changing my 06 sx trail for a pitch,mostly ride trail with the odd jump?drop,your thoughts on how the pitch performs would be usefull

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    If you are doing more trail riding then freeride I would go for the Pitch for shure!
    I do alot of All-Moutain riding and some light DH/FR and this summer i am going to be doing some park riding.
    I think you can do almost anything on a Pitch as long as you have some tough components.
    Aaron,
    That stem is sweet makes me re-think buying my thomson

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    Im also getting the prerunner platforms 265 grams a pair.. but you have to pay $250 for them... the stem only weighs 168 grams

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    Yea those are sweet too.
    Look at the Straitlines too because that blue looks really good and would go with the frame.
    (and they are cheaper.)
    And Rufflesurf,
    I just got back from some quick afternoon Freeriding at some local trails.
    The Pitch did really good.

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    Yea I was going to go straitline first but the blue they have is cobalt and will not match the light blue metallic paint.. and the pedals weigh double the twenty 6

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    ... and if we just ...

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    I for one am disapointed what would it take to install that? hmmmm? 5min lol. i want the finished pics

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    Pitch Photo Thread-jan-2010-004.jpg

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    sick man, I bet it looks ever better in the sun

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    Twenty6 Stem and stock plastic pedals!
    Good Combo!
    (I know your looking for new pedals just thought I would point that out .)

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    lol.. the pedals are not available until the end of the month

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    I just saw them in white at my LBS that looks really good.
    You ever think about getting them in white?

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    the twenty6 prerunners are not available in white

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    sweet.... like the combos there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe
    the twenty6 prerunners are not available in white

    Thats odd my pricelist says they are....

    oh and here's a pic of them...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFree
    Thats odd my pricelist says they are....
    Yea the color is called Glacier White.
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    New Wheels. Hope Hoops EX712 on Pro 2 Hubs. Also showing is the gonzo air valve so I can adjust the air pressure without having to remove my shock.
    I do need a new seatpost because that one just looks ugly.





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    man i had no idea they came in white.. white pedals and the blue race face atlas cranks would be sick

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJobe
    man i had no idea they came in white.. white pedals and the blue race face atlas cranks would be sick
    Ohh yea, you planning on buying some Alas's?
    BadKnees,
    What rear shock? Dosn't look like a Rp23.

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    Nope its just an RP3 don't need any more adjustment and there is slightly less to go wrong.

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    Hey bad knees, what kind of seat do you have? I've been looking for a brown leather seat for a while know with no luck. Very nice bike by the way!
    It's a good time for good times

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    Its a Charge Spoon. Mine isnt leather but you can get them in leather although they arnt easy to find.

    Thanks for the comments but I think it still needs a little bit of work doing on it yet. Seat post headset rear mech and a chain device then it will be complete.

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    I finally got round to taking some pics. Should have done it before the ride really - it was a bit muddy as you can see. All I need to do now is find the bigger hills it's crying out for...



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    Fitted a 2008 Marzocchi Roco World Cup yesterday. Really like the feel of the coil rear. I need to get a 550lb titanium spring for it... but for now i'll take it out on a few rides as is. Also added specialized chunder 2.3"s front and rear.

    (that's me in the background messing around on my black market)




    Current parts list:
    FRAME - oem pitch pro
    REAR SHOCK - 2008 Marz Roco World Cup
    FORK - 08 talas 36 rc2 (09 internals)
    HEADSET - Cane Creek S3
    STEM - Specialized Pro Set II 60mm Adjustable rise
    HANDLEBARS - Stock Bars (had to take off the atlas fr bars they hurt my back)
    TAPE/GRIPS - ODI Rogue
    Brakes - Shimano XT m775 203 front 180 rear
    FRONT DERAILLEUR - OEM Shimano M580 LX, E type
    REAR DERAILLEUR - SRAM X-9, mid cage
    SHIFT LEVERS - X-9
    CASSETTE FREEWHEEL - OEM Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-34t
    CHAIN - OEM KMC HG 73 w/ reusable Missing Link
    CRANKSET - Shimano SLX 2 ring
    BASHGUARS - Raceface 36t AL bashgaurd
    CHAIN ROLLER - Backspire Stinger
    CHAINRINGS - 22S/32S
    BOTTOM BRACKET - OEM Shimano outboard cartridge bearing design integrated w/ M532 2pc crank
    PEDALS - Shimano M454-pd
    RIMS - Mavic EX823
    HUBS - Hope Pro II
    SPOKES - DT Swiss Comp
    FRONT TIRE - Specialized Chunder 2.3"
    REAR TIRE - Specialized Chunder 2.3"
    SADDLE - OEM Specialized Enduro, 7mm hollow Cr-Mo rails, SL foam
    SEAT POST - 2 bolt micro adjust, 6061 alloy, 30.9 x 400mm
    SEAT BINDER - OEM Alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID


    prob an adjustable seat post and ti spring for the marzocchi next. Also going to pick up some 711mm 40mm rise gravity bars.

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