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    Pivot Owners - Sizing Question

    I looking to buy a Pivot Mach 5 but not sure about sizing. Currently, I ride a Specialized SJ in a medium. I demo'ed the medium Pivot but the sizing looks better on the small. If it helps, I'm 5'8" with a 28-29 inch inseam.

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    I went from a medium Titus Quasimoto to a medium Pivot Mach 5 and everything feels the
    same. There was no "transition".

    Now, the stand-over is not quite as good as the Quasi, but the design of the Quasi frame, with
    that bolted-on seat tower/sub-frame is the reason. Nonetheless, I still have enough stand-over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    I went from a medium Titus Quasimoto to a medium Pivot Mach 5 and everything feels the
    same. There was no "transition".
    Yeah, you moved from gray to blue seamlessly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr
    Yeah, you moved from gray to blue seamlessly!
    NO!

    It was one shade of blue to another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    NO!

    It was one shade of blue to another.
    I see, the gray one still 'belongs' to Jeff - you just rode it for a while.


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    i'm just under 6' and I ride a M with a 110 stem and a lot of post showing. The fit is spot on. I prefer a smaller frame.

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    A longer bike will be more stable, and with the high BB of the Mach 5 easier to keep the front and rear from lifting when climbing or braking.

    Unless your current ride feels too long, donít go any shorter in wheel base with the Mach-5.

    Having ridden the production medium, the Mach 5 with 140 travel fork is not slow turning. I like shorter wheelbases and at 6'1 the medium felt like the large size in previous bikes I've owned. Titus bikes also feel a bit long to me in the large size.

    Try to get a test ride, even if just in a parking lot. You can get a good feel of fit and turning feel in the parking lot compared to what you are used to on pavement.

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