My Pivot Mach 429

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  • 02-04-2010
    phatyres
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    My Pivot Mach 429
    Here is the build:
    Frame: Pivot Mach 429 (small) Fox RP23 with Boost Valve
    Fork: Fox F29 FIT RLC 15QR 120
    Headset: Chris King inset
    Stem: Thomson 70mm
    Bars: Sunline V1 Carbon
    Grips: Oury Lock On
    Shifters: XTR Trigger
    Brakes: Formula R1
    Wheels: Chris King Front 15 QR/ Chris King Rear w/Fun Bolts, Sapim c-xray spokes, red ano. nips, on Stans Crest Rims
    Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Front 2.25/ Kenda Small Block 8 Rear 2.1
    Post: Thomson Masterpiece
    Seat: WTB Devo
    Cranks: XTR 44/32/22
    Front Deraileur: XTR e-type
    Rear Deraileur: XTR Shadow
    Cassette: XTR 11-34
    Chain: XTR
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 4Ti
    Weight: 26.38 lbs.
    Tread Bike Shop in Campbell, California put this bad boy together!!:)
    Shawn helped come up with the build and Ford wrenched it all together!!:thumbsup:
    This bike rides so awesome!! The DW Link on this thing is awesome!! I set the rear suspension at the lowest setting and just pedal my ass off!! It just does its thing when going up and down mountains!! :D
  • 02-05-2010
    lostmaniksoul
    Beautiful. Awesome ride.
  • 02-05-2010
    hifiandmtb
    Gorgeous build. Love the job on the chain/seat-stay protector.
  • 02-05-2010
    FoShizzle
    mama!
  • 02-05-2010
    turkish_sp
    Lovely! How do you like R1s?
  • 02-05-2010
    flafonta
    Nice top-of-the-line build!
  • 02-05-2010
    FoShizzle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by flafonta
    Nice top-of-the-line build!

    definitely not top of the line...he does not even appear to have nice bar end slugs
  • 02-05-2010
    CRAZY FRED
    One of the best looking 429's I've seen thus far....It just sits sooooooo perfect it's scary..And it looks CRAZY fast....................Enjoy.........CF.
  • 02-05-2010
    phatyres
    Love the R1s
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by turkish_sp
    Lovely! How do you like R1s?

    turkish, I run Formula The Ones on two other bikes and the R1s on this bike and my Niner One 9 rigid and absolutely love them!! For such a light brake set up they do their job very well!!:thumbsup:
  • 02-05-2010
    phatyres
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    The Missing Component!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    definitely not top of the line...he does not even appear to have nice bar end slugs

    Fo, I totally couldn't put my finger on it until you pointed it out!! The bar ends from Sunline have to make it on this Pivot and then it will be worthy!!
  • 02-05-2010
    phatyres
    Thanks!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CRAZY FRED
    One of the best looking 429's I've seen thus far....It just sits sooooooo perfect it's scary..And it looks CRAZY fast....................Enjoy.........CF.

    CF, Coming from you that mean a lot!!!:thumbsup: I always enjoy your reviews and input!!:thumbsup: I never thought of it as scary...but I guess it is!!:D Trained during the winter on a Niner One 9 rigid and now to this!! Feels funny because of sooo many gears and feels like a cadilac going through bumpy downhills!! :p
  • 02-05-2010
    FoShizzle
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phatyres
    Fo, I totally couldn't put my finger on it until you pointed it out!! The bar ends from Sunline have to make it on this Pivot and then it will be worthy!!

    ok...you are forgiven :) Those are nice but i am a fan of Twenty6 gas caps



    seriously, VERY VERY sweet bike so congrats!
  • 02-05-2010
    phatyres
    Those Are Sweet!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    ok...you are forgiven :) Those are nice but i am a fan of Twenty6 gas caps



    seriously, VERY VERY sweet bike so congrats!

    Fo, Ooooh me likey your bar ends more!!:thumbsup: Thanks again!!
  • 02-05-2010
    raceer2
    Sweet build !
  • 02-05-2010
    CRAZY FRED
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by phatyres
    CF, Coming from you that mean a lot!!!:thumbsup: I always enjoy your reviews and input!!:thumbsup: I never thought of it as scary...but I guess it is!!:D Trained during the winter on a Niner One 9 rigid and now to this!! Feels funny because of sooo many gears and feels like a cadilac going through bumpy downhills!! :p

    OK maybe "SCARY" was a tad much....there is just something about the way it looks, as if she's just ready to rock & roll....Again congrats and enjoy.......CF.
  • 02-05-2010
    41ants
    Nicely done. This is the only full suspension bike that I have considered getting. And looking at this post is making me want one... But my baby's 529 takes priority right now.
  • 02-05-2010
    longdrive55
    Nice bike. Tread are a good bunch of guys.

    One word of warning though about the handlebars. I read somewhere on MTBR that there was a recall on Sunline's carbon bars. Don't know if these bars were part of the same lot, but thought I'd mention it.

    EDIT: Here's the thread on the handlebars: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...sunline+recall
  • 02-05-2010
    phatyres
    Thanks!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 41ants
    Nicely done. This is the only full suspension bike that I have considered getting. And looking at this post is making me want one... But my baby's 529 takes priority right now.

    41ants: I love your quiver of bikes!!:thumbsup: I'd like to build one more hardtail niner with gears...my wife will kill me tho!! Haha!! I love this bike!!
  • 02-05-2010
    phatyres
    V1 Handlebars Recall only in Europe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by longdrive55
    Nice bike. Tread are a good bunch of guys.

    One word of warning though about the handlebars. I read somewhere on MTBR that there was a recall on Sunline's carbon bars. Don't know if these bars were part of the same lot, but thought I'd mention it.

    EDIT: Here's the thread on the handlebars: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...sunline+recall

    longdrive55, Thanks for the head's up!! I actually looked into it and talked/emailed two distributors that confirmed the recall was only in Europe!! Phew!! I even sent a pic of mine and they confirmed that my bars were not a part of the "bad" batch!!:p
  • 02-06-2010
    DirtDummy
    effin gorgeous
  • 02-17-2010
    desalvo29
    Nice Build! I am kind of on the fence between the small and medium 429. How tall are you? And how is the bike treating you?
  • 02-17-2010
    phatyres
    This Bike Rocks!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by desalvo29
    Nice Build! I am kind of on the fence between the small and medium 429. How tall are you? And how is the bike treating you?

    desalvo29, Thanks!! I am 5'6" and love the small! I run it with a 70 mm stem and it feels good! I could go to 80 or 90 to be a little more stretched out...but I love the flickability of the 70 mm. I do endurance races now, but my roots are bmx!!;)
  • 02-17-2010
    Zaratustra
    If i wouldn't finally deside to go HT,i'd definetely go the same bike,same color,even the same rotors like yours!!!
    Congrats for the nice built!

    I'd love to ride one 429 some day but nobody knows them here in Greece!:bluefrown:
  • 02-17-2010
    phatyres
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    Get Both!!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Zaratustra
    If i wouldn't finally deside to go HT,i'd definetely go the same bike,same color,even the same rotors like yours!!!
    Congrats for the nice built!

    I'd love to ride one 429 some day but nobody knows them here in Greece!:bluefrown:

    Zaratustra, I love HT too!! You need one of each!!:) I have a Niner One 9 that I love too!! For endurance races I like the Pivot 429 for the comfort!:thumbsup:

    Pivot is relatively new, but I really love the DW Link on the 29er wheels!! They make climbing and descending very fun!!!:D
  • 02-17-2010
    Zaratustra
    Your Air 9 is awesome too!!!:thumbsup:

    For the present i'll stay faithfull to my ''one bike only'' mentality and time will tell.Besides,i like too many bikes for my wallet!!!!:rolleyes: