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    Quote Originally Posted by DWDW
    I believe this was a prototype Pitch. It is definitely not an Enduro. Look at the top tube.
    i saw that too but, what about the shock postion options and triangle between seat tube and top tube? those are straight enduro. Also its got the Enduro seat clanp they used ( i know its just a seat clamp.... but i think that maybe this was testing the rear triangle? thats the only straight "pitch" piece on the bike.

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    Does anyone ride a medium @ 5ft 11?


    I'm unsure on whether to go medium or large being 5ft 11 slim build 32" leg.


    Are the pitch frames on the smaller side?


    Thanks

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    I am 5'11" and I ride a large, the stand-over is nice and low and I feel that I can throw the bike around just fine.
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    Pitch frames are on the large/long side for their size rating. People I meet on the trail never believe its a small frame I'm riding.

    J273, you'll find as many opinions as you will find Pitch riders. I have a 30" inseam on 5'8' and ride a small, would not even consider a medium. I'm sure others would tell you the opposite.
    My goto tie breaker: if you have a BMX backround buy small(for you). If you're coming off hardtails, go large. If neither, flip a coin.
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    I'm between 5'10 and 5'11 on a medium. Feels great to me. I would try both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J273
    Does anyone ride a medium @ 5ft 11?


    I'm unsure on whether to go medium or large being 5ft 11 slim build 32" leg.


    Are the pitch frames on the smaller side?


    Thanks

    GET THE LARGE!!!!!!!! I just went through this BS of having to Sell a Medium Enduro, feels good in the Shop, put it to some real incline and its too small for me. Way over the bars, seems like the Large is a better investment for long term, i had one before, now im on my second. Didnt like the Med.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossup
    Pitch frames are on the large/long side for their size rating. People I meet on the trail never believe its a small frame I'm riding.

    J273, you'll find as many opinions as you will find Pitch riders. I have a 30" inseam on 5'8' and ride a small, would not even consider a medium. I'm sure others would tell you the opposite.
    My goto tie breaker: if you have a BMX backround buy small(for you). If you're coming off hardtails, go large. If neither, flip a coin.
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    See my inseam is 31.5 and i hated the Medium.... I liked your "tie breaker" but im from a bmx too

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    Im 6'1" on a medium feels great to me, I suppose it depends where you ride I'm either going up or down on technical stuff If your local trails are more xc go large for a better stretch.

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    well i should also say that the Enduro wheel base is a little shorter i think than the pitch, so maybe the Med is prime. My buddy bought my first large and he was riding a med before and likes the large fine.

    I say if you want to jump more, catch more air, flick the bike more, get the med.

    If you want the sick all day machine for all that and climbing the large is going to be better. Med will work but, i think the back and everything will be hurting a little more after a full day of riding.

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    P.S. YOU CANT GO WRONG IT SEEMS AT 5'10, AND I HOPE WHOEVER GOT THE MEDS GOT THEM AT THERE OWN FREE WHEEL, DONT GET OVER SOLD OUT THERE!

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    From Box to this bike Firkin Rocks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbswindler
    i saw that too but, what about the shock postion options and triangle between seat tube and top tube? those are straight enduro. Also its got the Enduro seat clanp they used ( i know its just a seat clamp.... but i think that maybe this was testing the rear triangle? thats the only straight "pitch" piece on the bike.

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    It's a Pitch proto, it has Pitch seatstays, Pitch rocker - Enduro had shorter seatstays and rocker arm that is more leveled with the ground - and i think that's the bigest difference between the two.

    Regarding size, i am 6'1" legs 34" riding M. I like shorter cockpits cos i'm a techical rider. Pitch's are larger than average per size. If your riding is more on the XC side of the things go L, otherwise go M.

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    While i sit and type this up. My new forks should be at reception at work. I will put some pic's and a list of componts. Bought some Revelation. Merlin cycles in the uk, selling them for 330. In white 150mm travel, plus around half pound lighter than the pikes. Will be setting it all up this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J273
    Does anyone ride a medium @ 5ft 11?


    I'm unsure on whether to go medium or large being 5ft 11 slim build 32" leg.


    Are the pitch frames on the smaller side?


    Thanks
    I got a medium, I'm 5' 11", 32 leg (~200lbs). Love it

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    I ride a medium at 5'8 and 32 legs.

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    I have found this pic incidentally :


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    Ok, since its been a week since any posts, I'll keep things rolling by showing off my latest upgrade - gave the wife to be my Crossmax ST's(Maxel of course) and picked up a set of
    Crossmax SX's as replacements. A good bit heavier as they are the '08 wheels which means mostly the hubs are heavier and beefier.
    The grey color doesnt look too bad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by J273
    Does anyone ride a medium @ 5ft 11?


    I'm unsure on whether to go medium or large being 5ft 11 slim build 32" leg.


    Are the pitch frames on the smaller side?


    Thanks
    I am also 5' 11" with a 32" inseam; I ride a medium sized frame as well. It fits really well and doesn't feel cramped. I use this bike for everything; XC, Lift access downhill, jumping, etc, it does it all pretty nicely and the size is just right.

    You should go to the shop and try both sizes though; you will get a general idea just asking but it's not a substitute for trying it out in store

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    1. Specialized Pitch Comp Large (Me)

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    Wheelset - Transition Revolution 32 (white rims with black hubs)
    Fork - Rockshox Domain 318Is Coil U-turn (Pike was DOA, need to call Specialized about it)
    Grips - Lizard Skins Peaty Lock-On Grips
    Brakes - Hayes Stroker Trail ( still in a box).
    Tires - Panaracer Fire FR 2.4 (front), Kenda Nevegal 2.35 (rear)

    2. Specialized Pitch Comp Medium (Wife)

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    Grips - Lizard Skins Peaty Lock-On Grips
    Wheelset (Transition 32 coming this month)
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    Same Pitch new Picture


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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDial
    Same Pitch new Picture

    Having seen this bike in person, and in action, I can easily say it is the most awesome bike I have ever witnessed. Gives me something to dream for :-)
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    I see you edited your post, does that mean you're not selling it?
    I kept my Enduro 8 years without any significant riding...it lead me to buying my Pitch
    so I still have the Enduro
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    Just bought some Rockshox revelation race 150mm travel. Over a full pound in weight lighter. just getting some syncro's bars and stem sorted. Then my bike is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossup
    I see you edited your post, does that mean you're not selling it?
    I kept my Enduro 8 years without any significant riding...it lead me to buying my Pitch
    so I still have the Enduro
    I posted a response, but the mods deleted it.

    The bike is sold now though, so mods: no need to delete this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    I posted a response, but the mods deleted it.

    The bike is sold now though, so mods: no need to delete this post.
    There are rules w.r.t. to spam. If you don't know them, please check the posting guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    There are rules w.r.t. to spam. If you don't know them, please check the posting guidelines.
    Obviously our respective definitions of "spam" differ. If I had posted a line of text stating I had a bike for sale, then yes, I would perfectly understand your deletion. However, I see my post as mainly pictures of the bike, with a note saying I am selling it. I didn't even link to the ebay page or anything.

    Regardless, I apologize for violating the less-than-clear rules and will abstain from sharing any information on deals, bikes for sale that may fit someone's needs or interests, and other such "advertisements" and "spam". Who knows, I may actually work for a bike company or online retailer. On a more serious note though, I suggest clearly quantifying what counts and spam and what doesn't.
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    Broke the frame on my Jamis last Monday and ordered a 2010 Pitch Comp that is supposed to be here Friday. I can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crump582
    Broke the frame on my Jamis last Monday and ordered a 2010 Pitch Comp that is supposed to be here Friday. I can't wait!

    Great choice! How much did you pay for yours?

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    this is my pitch pro, about 1 year whit it i change some stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickK
    Great choice! How much did you pay for yours?
    I ordered a Pitch Comp (I ride mostly singletrack) and got it for $1500... that gets me a free set-up and lifetime adjustments at the LBS as long as I own it.

    I weigh about 245 and am pretty aggresice when I ride, but around here it's just singletrack with occasional jumps (small). I figure if I get a more "all mountain" type bike it wouldn't mind the rough treatment as much.

    Will be here Friday. I'm ready!

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    may have been a good idea to wait for a 2011 comp:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambdamaster
    may have been a good idea to wait for a 2011 comp:
    Is that the comp or the pro? hard to tell but it looks like a fox shock and maybe a revelation 150 fork?

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    Its a Pro... with FOX shock and a Rock Shox Sektor fokrk.

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    I am almost done... I need SLX crankset for mine and I am set. Mine and wife's bike.
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    i knew the 2011 one would come with sektor fork

    here's mine with new nukeproof bar and not a good pic with the talas rc2 fork




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    Just took my first ride on my new Pitch... loved it, so much faster than my old bike in every way. Happy with the purchase.

    I do have a small problem. My rebound adjustment knob (the little red one) seems to come off really easy. On my first ride I adjusted it and then just put the knob in my bag. It pops on, but doesn't take much to remove. Anyone else have this problem/ concern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crump582
    Just took my first ride on my new Pitch... loved it, so much faster than my old bike in every way. Happy with the purchase.

    I do have a small problem. My rebound adjustment knob (the little red one) seems to come off really easy. On my first ride I adjusted it and then just put the knob in my bag. It pops on, but doesn't take much to remove. Anyone else have this problem/ concern?
    Are you talking about front fork or rear shock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crump582
    Just took my first ride on my new Pitch... loved it, so much faster than my old bike in every way. Happy with the purchase.

    I do have a small problem. My rebound adjustment knob (the little red one) seems to come off really easy. On my first ride I adjusted it and then just put the knob in my bag. It pops on, but doesn't take much to remove. Anyone else have this problem/ concern?
    I carry mine in a bag after losing one. A previous fork had no issues, but the one I have now is pretty loose.

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    This is my Specialized Pitch. Its an 09 pro test model. Im sorry for the picture being so bad but my camera doesnt work any more.

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    Me and my 2010 Pitch pro
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    Rockshox 2010 revelation race 150mm travel
    control tec seatpost
    sdg saddle
    rear wheel xt hub ex721 mavic, specialized eskar 2.35 tyre ghetto tubeless
    front hope pro 2 en521 specialized eskar 2.35 tyre ghetto tubeless
    elixir r front and rear brakes 203 185 rotors
    slx short cage rear mech slx front mech slx shifters.
    stem 50mm syncros fr
    bars 710mm wide syncros fr
    superstar odi copy grips
    gxp cranks 175mm 36t 24t
    slx cassette 11t 34t
    thinks thats it all.
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    Just got my pitch


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    Up in Glentress this month too much fork for all the climbing on the black route but it killed the descents.
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    Just got back from 8 days at Whistler/Squamish. Due to extremely dry conditions the old Pitch actually handled the park as well as the Norco A-line I rented. The entire mountain was one continuous braking bump except A-line was mostly smooth and that coupled with my bike being perfectly tuned vs the generic tune my small A-line rental evened the playing field right out. Other than it being a bit more capable with the Bomber's 9" on big stepdowns, I actually preferred the Pitch vs the A-line even for A-line stuff.

    Picture is from the first lift access road(Easy Does It IRC) and the Norco.- never took any pics of the Pitch there IRC
    Oh and the Pitch eventually took me down ALL(50+ available) the trails except double diamonds and Old School and even did parts of some double diamonds. Una Moss at the peak never opened due to snow cover but its an intermediate and I'm told not worth lamenting not riding it.
    WoW, just realized that I got more total vertical riding in during my stay, than I get horizontal at home in a typical week. Hoping my log will show 150+ miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeeperSD
    Been waiting for a pic thread i could add to

    Here is my 09 Pro the day i collected it.



    this looks awesome. is it a custom paint job?

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    2011 Pitch pro with a couple changes. Added coil lyric, elixir cr brakes, wider bars, x9 shifter and cassette, waiting for the command post to come in, will be 31 lbs even.





    nothing witty here...

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    Can anyone say for sure if the 2010 Pitch Pro has ISCG tabs on it, or what version? I am looking for a sweet bashguard. Thinking about this one.

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    Yes the 2010 has ISCG tabs on standard not 05, thought they come with a double and bash setup anyway? I know the Euro versions do. My preference would be to replace the outer chainring with a bash rather than run one of the taco style ones. I run an SLX double and Blackspire stinger chain device and have managed to bend the stinger on a rocky descent so i imagine one of the taco style ones would be easily bent.
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    I haven't posted pics of my Pitch yet, so I hope to catch up with a few ones of the bike and some details. To go on the components, it's now mostly XTR (except for the cassette and FD), DX pedals, Easton Havoc wheelset, new Nevegal 2.25 DTC replacing the Eskars, Joplin R and Elixir R SL, what matchs the bike color perfectly and are truck stoppers too. Kept the stock stem and handlebar, they just fit me well. Guess I have to mention the Lyrik Solo Air 150mm front. Stiff, precise and coil plush - or almost! All that comes in at 30 lbs even. Pure fun in the shape of a bike!















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    i was looking the specialized web page and i remember that the 2008 owners manual say this: WARNING! The Pitch frame is compatible ONLY with single crown forks that have travel of 6.3 (160mm) or less. Use of different styled forks or forks with longer travel may result in catastrophic failure of the frame which may result in serious personal injury or death. and thats was fine i put a marzocchi 55 whit 160mm like almost all the riders in this forum, then i check the owners manual of 2010 and say this: WARNING! The Pitch frame is compatible ONLY with single crown forks that have travel
    of 5.9 (150mm) or less. Use of different styled forks or forks with longer travel may
    result in catastrophic failure of the frame which may result in serious personal injury
    why? is the same frame only different year, what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andymart
    Yes the 2010 has ISCG tabs on standard not 05, thought they come with a double and bash setup anyway? I know the Euro versions do. My preference would be to replace the outer chainring with a bash rather than run one of the taco style ones. I run an SLX double and Blackspire stinger chain device and have managed to bend the stinger on a rocky descent so i imagine one of the taco style ones would be easily bent.
    After recently selling my DH bike i'm now looking at upgrading my Pitch to make it a bit more hard wearing. Its currently pretty much standard all that has been changed is the bars and pedals.

    Its a UK 09 Pitch Comp (came with three rings upfont and no bash), and i think my first upgrade is going to be a chain device, possibly the Blackspire Dewlie........

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=28751

    Am i right in thinking i'd also need the ISCG? (NOT the ISCG 05)

    I'm wanting to be using the bike for all sorts of riding still and not just DH, hence me being tempted by the Dewlie, but my concern is if i take off the big ring for the Dewlie i am probably going to need to replace the front rings too. The rings standard are 44/32/22 and TBH i never use the granny ring.........would i really tell the difference if i changed from 32/22 to 36/24?

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    I was able to obtain a frame only thru a MBR poster and while researching the Pitch I found fairly conclusive info that the 010 frame is not only the same as 08 but even carried the same part numbers for the various colors. I'm sure at some point they started building frames again so its possible that some 010s being 08s are ok with 160 while later 010s may not be rated for 160 even though I'd bet money they are the same frame

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu
    i was looking the specialized web page and i remember that the 2008 owners manual say this: WARNING! The Pitch frame is compatible ONLY with single crown forks that have travel of 6.3 (160mm) or less. Use of different styled forks or forks with longer travel may result in catastrophic failure of the frame which may result in serious personal injury or death. and thats was fine i put a marzocchi 55 whit 160mm like almost all the riders in this forum, then i check the owners manual of 2010 and say this: WARNING! The Pitch frame is compatible ONLY with single crown forks that have travel
    of 5.9 (150mm) or less. Use of different styled forks or forks with longer travel may
    result in catastrophic failure of the frame which may result in serious personal injury
    why? is the same frame only different year, what do you think?
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    I picked up a leftover but brand new 08 Pitch Comp for a screaming deal a couple months ago from my LBS, Mojo Wheels. Bob is the man! Took the deal on the Comp as I knew it would be getting upgrades anyways. I've been riding it on trails and at the resorts and slowly upgrading. The bike is awesome, love it! I probably won't do much more until stuff breaks and these tires wear out more. So far so good on the stock tires and brakes that a lot of people dislike. They have worked fine for me at local CO trails and Winter Park/Keystone. I really like the way the bike has turned out so far. What do you guys think?!?!

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    2008 Pitch Comp - L - Here is what's been changed:
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    Straightline JL Limited Edition Black/Gold Flats - For resort, shuttle and beer riding
    Shimano M647 Pedals - For trail riding
    WTB Rocket V Team Ti Saddle - Not in picture, used for XC trips

    And a few crappy pics....

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    Really wanted a Pich for a while, so finally bought this yesterday....



    ...and turned it into this today:





    Pitch Pro 2010 Large
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    what? you didn't like the reflector?
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    is that champagne colored or just the picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dugs
    Really wanted a Pich for a while, so finally bought this yesterday....



    ...and turned it into this today:


    Pitch Pro 2010 Large
    RS Lyrik Solo Air
    Bonty King Earl Bar
    XT Groupset
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    2011 Canfield ONE 200mm DH 35 pounds
    2010 Specialized Pitch 100% non stock 29 lbs
    Wife: 2009 Canfield ONE also 29 lbs

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    Here's my 08 with a some upgrades. Ok it has alot of upgrades...

    2011 van 160mm rc2 fit
    06 dhx 5.0 (borrowed to try out)
    cane creek s8
    revolution 36 wheels
    code 5 brake set 185 front and rear
    nuke proof warhead bars
    highroller 2.5 in front
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    Spesh don't want Pitch taking customers away from Enduro.

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu
    i was looking the specialized web page and i remember that the 2008 owners manual say this: WARNING! The Pitch frame is compatible ONLY with single crown forks that have travel of 6.3 (160mm) or less. Use of different styled forks or forks with longer travel may result in catastrophic failure of the frame which may result in serious personal injury or death. and thats was fine i put a marzocchi 55 whit 160mm like almost all the riders in this forum, then i check the owners manual of 2010 and say this: WARNING! The Pitch frame is compatible ONLY with single crown forks that have travel
    of 5.9 (150mm) or less. Use of different styled forks or forks with longer travel may
    result in catastrophic failure of the frame which may result in serious personal injury
    why? is the same frame only different year, what do you think?

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    Here is my 2010 pitch pro.
    upgrades
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    Think its just the flash. It silver in the flesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s
    2011 Pitch pro with a couple changes. Added coil lyric, elixir cr brakes, wider bars, x9 shifter and cassette, waiting for the command post to come in, will be 31 lbs even.
    2w4s - is that a 160 or 170 Lyric? Curious how the angles are working out for you. I have a 170 Lyric Solo Air DH I may swap over to my new Pitch, just trying to decide whether to go that route or just try out the stock Sektor.

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    Summit,

    I run the Lyrik at 160. 170 may wander a bit much on the climbs if that matters to you. 170 would void the warranty as well.

    The Sektor looks promising, but if it doesn't work out the Lyrik is awesome.

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    Thanks DW, you don't feel the BB is too high with a 160 fork? I like slack head angles, but I also like low BBs for cornering... so just want to find the right balance. I'm coming off an Intense Slopestyle, which is a ripping bike but want the Pitch to be a bit more trail/long XC-friendly. But still be capable or ripping the descents as hard as I want (I race Cat 1 DH and Super D). Apparently it's pretty easy to reduce the 170 Lyric to 160 as well, so no problem there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit
    Thanks DW, you don't feel the BB is too high with a 160 fork? I like slack head angles, but I also like low BBs for cornering... so just want to find the right balance. I'm coming off an Intense Slopestyle, which is a ripping bike but want the Pitch to be a bit more trail/long XC-friendly. But still be capable or ripping the descents as hard as I want (I race Cat 1 DH and Super D). Apparently it's pretty easy to reduce the 170 Lyric to 160 as well, so no problem there.
    Im digging my pitch so far and the BB is not much higher that it would be with the 150mm sektor that comes stock. I think this bike is pretty close to perfect with the 160mm Lyric and bigger tubes for added stiffness. I like low BB's and slack HA's, too and this is about as close to perfect as I could find. FYI, my measurables are ~66* HA and 13.4"BB.

    I contacted Speci regarding their warranty on forks and was told the pitch can run 110% of the rear travel, or 165mm max travel fork on the 150mm pitches.
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    nothing witty here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s
    Im digging my pitch so far and the BB is not much higher that it would be with the 150mm sektor that comes stock. I think this bike is pretty close to perfect with the 160mm Lyric and bigger tubes for added stiffness. I like low BB's and slack HA's, too and this is about as close to perfect as I could find. FYI, my measurables are ~66* HA and 13.4"BB.

    I contacted Speci regarding their warranty on forks and was told the pitch can run 110% of the rear travel, or 165mm max travel fork on the 150mm pitches.
    Nice dude, those are REALLY nice numbers! Thanks for the beta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s

    *snip*

    I contacted Speci regarding their warranty on forks and was told the pitch can run 110% of the rear travel, or 165mm max travel fork on the 150mm pitches.
    Wait. 150 mm. Pitches? Just to clarify, you are talking about the 150 mm sSektor right? The frame still has only 140 mm of rear travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrenchMoose
    Wait. 150 mm. Pitches? Just to clarify, you are talking about the 150 mm sSektor right? The frame still has only 140 mm of rear travel.
    The Pitch frame has 150mm of rear travel, as for models from 2008 to 2010. Guess nothing has changed for 2011, I am sure they are still 150mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    The Pitch frame has 150mm of rear travel, as for models from 2008 to 2010. Guess nothing has changed for 2011, I am sure they are still 150mm.
    Are you sure? The website says 140 mm. If it is indeed 150 mm. I feel like I just received a free sweet upgrade!

    EDIT: Screenshot of the website page. See! Down at the bottom.


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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrenchMoose
    Are you sure? The website says 140 mm. If it is indeed 150 mm. I feel like I just received a free sweet upgrade!

    EDIT: Screenshot of the website page. See! Down at the bottom.

    That's a typo from specialized, but good catch. Check out the tech spec page on specialized website it states 150mm.

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...enuItemId=9249

    Pitches have always had 150mm of travel in the rear.

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    ^ He is correct! Hence the FSR150!!!
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    Just put a dhx 5 coil on my small pitch. I'm still playing with the coil and am going to go down from a 500spring to a 450 later next week, but so far it feels amazing and matches up excellent with my van. I really don't even mind the extra weight on the bike and it still seems to climb really well for being around 35lbs. Sorry for the bad pic, but heres what it looks like.
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    heres my pitch!





    spec's:

    Hope pro 11's on Mavic Xm 719's
    Specialized eskars
    Answer pro taper AM riser bars
    Thompson 70mm stem
    Shimano SLX brakes
    SRAM X.7 shifters and R Mech
    Ultegra cassette
    Shimano Xt Cranks
    Thompson elite seatpost
    Sunline V1 Ti saddle
    Diatech headset
    Rockshock Pike 409's - coil for the win
    Troy lee lock on's
    Hope seatclamp
    outland limited edition wood effect pedals!

    Hope you like it! weighs in at about 31...

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    Decided to show my Pitch 08. Repainted in the style of Sumi E



    All the gallery here

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    Suberb paint job! Really amazing! Man, they should offer more artistic paint jobs like this. Is that your design? You started a new trend! Super cool!

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    Thank you for your appreciation! My Design. Work performed professional. Technique - Airbrush.

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    New Pitch Pro guy here

    Hey all. Been lurking a long time so this is my first post here. I just got done with a full strip/paint/rebuild of my Pitch Pro and here are the current pics. I designed the graphics, cut the masks on my vinyl cutter, and masked frame. My buddy is the one who executed the paint per my instructions. The paint is Dupont Silver, House of Kolor Neon Magenta, and House of Kolor Dark Turk pearl base coat. So the Turk is essentially black with turquoise pearl in it. The whole clear coat also has fine blue pearl flake in it so in the sun it looks VERY deep and changes colors depending upon angle.

    Majority of components are brand new but there are some things I definitely want to upgrade so please go easy on me Immediate needs I want to get new pedals.
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    Part 2

    Finished bike. The blems are fingerprints... paint is just fine
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    that is a very cool looking women's colored bike above.

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    Me on my 08 Pitch Comp @ Whinlatter a few weeks ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1mL1v
    Decided to show my Pitch 08. Repainted in the style of Sumi E



    All the gallery here
    Wow! Nice work. Very original.

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    Did somebody try a 216 mm shock in a Pitch? How many would the bb rise with a 160 mm fork? (I messured it today, and eventually a 222 mm shock could have also enough space.)

    The benefits could be the more travel (maybe 160-165 mm) and the more sag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWDW
    Wow! Nice work. Very original.
    Thanks a lot. I tried..

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    Just sold my two month old Rock shox revelation race with 150mm travel. In full riding gear, I weigh in at 17 stones 238 maybe 244 with full water and food, tools. The Rev's where out of their depth. So i bit the bullet and bought over kill Fox 36 van R. I hope i dont regret this. Gary

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    Hello all,

    here's my Pitch Pro '09 with the following mods till now

    - Gamut Chain guide
    - Fox 36 Talas RC2 '10 160mm
    - Demo handlebar
    - Shimano DX ( M645 )
    - KS i950 seat post


    To come ( until the end of the year or something ) :

    - Formula The One brakes ( maybe )
    - Maxxis Ardent tires
    - Ronal Travesee wheels

    The bike is riding amazingly ... much potential that i can't take full advantage yet. The Fox 36 gave the bike a new feeling, a new life. Amazing.






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    08 pitch

    2008 pitch comp with custom build and e150 forks.

    Still looking for a good coil shock.
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    " Kool bike dude, ever take it off any jumps, can i try"

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    I'm about to get a 10-speed Shimano XT group on my Pitch. Probably by the weekend I'll have it set for sunday morning ride, if I can find a E-type Dynasys FD. Let's see.

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    new pitch owner

    I just bought a new pitch and it should be in later this week. I have read about the pike upgrades but can't find part numbers or info on how to change. I weigh 165 and was wondering what spring I should have in it. Any help would be appreciated. I was also going to put a gamut p30 bashguard on it but need help on what size to get. Also would a revelation or sektor be just as strong and take the same abuse a pike can take?

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    how many people are running coil shocks on their pitch? any suggestions/issues/whatever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrock1079
    how many people are running coil shocks on their pitch? any suggestions/issues/whatever?
    I have a DHX 5.0 on mine, love it. It's plusher, but the biggest difference for me is on drops and jumps, the rear end is more planted and controlled. I tended to get bucked by the RP2.

    Only complaint is that I can't fit a water bottle anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Climber
    I have a DHX 5.0 on mine, love it. It's plusher, but the biggest difference for me is on drops and jumps, the rear end is more planted and controlled. I tended to get bucked by the RP2.

    Only complaint is that I can't fit a water bottle anymore
    I like my dhx 5 coil on mine too. That little bit of weight that it adds opposed to an air shock shock is really not a big deal for me, I prefer to the feel of the coil much better than that of the stock rp2 that came with the bike. I also recently tried a dhx 5 air on my pitch while my rear shock is getting tuned. The dhx 5 I tried was off of an older ellsworth and it seemed to work really well on the pitch for the few rides I used it on. I still like the coil better as it does feel more plush.

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    Well I just got the pitch today and am glad I chose this bike. If someone could please help me out with my previous questions I would really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbr25
    I just bought a new pitch and it should be in later this week. I have read about the pike upgrades but can't find part numbers or info on how to change. I weigh 165 and was wondering what spring I should have in it. Any help would be appreciated. I was also going to put a gamut p30 bashguard on it but need help on what size to get. Also would a revelation or sektor be just as strong and take the same abuse a pike can take?
    Hey there.. Did you get a Pro or a Comp? What size frame?

    As far as the spring and your weight the stocker should be fine from my experience. I thought about modding the Pike but honestly the bike is sooo much better with a "better fork" and more travel (160mm). From what I can tell it looks like people are just dropping in the Moco unit and changing the cap for it etc. As far as the Gamut...I am personally using a SLX 2x crankset with a guard and a Blackspire guide thats just the roller. The Gamut one you mentioned should work fine. Off Jensonusa the one you would want would be Black, 36 Tooth, Iscg, 104BCD. Keep in mind dropping the top ring will be awesome and you will never regret it!!

    I went 22/36 for gearing with the SLX but if you drop the big ring it will be 22/32 and should be fine for most riding! Enjoy the Pitch!

    ** Definitely ride it before changing anything, then decide!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbr25
    Well I just got the pitch today and am glad I chose this bike. If someone could please help me out with my previous questions I would really appreciate it.
    did you buy a pitch frame or complete? if you bought the complete it will come with a chain device and bash guard, if you're buying the Gamut p30 aftermarket it comes with the correct size bash for a 36t chain ring. Also, the bike comes with a sektor which is the replacement for the pike so I'm not sure what you're asking.
    nothing witty here...

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    I bought a 2010 comp with a pike and no bash guard. I just ordered the p30 bash guard so next is the motion control damper. I have found a few but it says it's for an 05-08 pike. Will that still work for my pike?

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    gotcha, just looked at the 2010 model, seems like you should be OK with the bash guard but I have no idea about the pike, sorry. I know the Sektors are a nice fork though.
    nothing witty here...

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    '08 Pro w/ upgrades...

    Rock Shox Domain 318IS Coil Fork
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    Avid Code 5 brakes - 203mm front rotor / 185mm rear rotor
    FSA Gravity Maximus ATB Riser Handlebar
    ODI Troy Lee Designs Lock-On Grips
    Sun Ringle Equalizer 31mm Wheel Set w/ Specialized Clutch SX 2.30 Tires
    Xpedo Face-Off MX17 Pedal
    MRP XCG Triple Chain Ring Bash Guard


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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    I'm about to get a 10-speed Shimano XT group on my Pitch. Probably by the weekend I'll have it set for sunday morning ride, if I can find a E-type Dynasys FD. Let's see.
    Still waiting for the shifters, e-type FD and chain. The LBS said they should arrive soon, but I guess it will take a good couple weeks though, so I'll probably gonna skip it for now. So I'll be getting a 2011 Enduro Comp and gift the Pitch to the wife. She loves it and I need a good excuse to get a new bike!

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    The 2011 Pitch bikes look sick. Has got to be the best deal going in a 6 in travel bike.

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w4s
    if you bought the complete it will come with a chain device and bash guard.
    Not in the U.S. on the 2010's anyhow.

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