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    ... and if we just ... From the ashes, a Phoenix (or two) is born....

    If you are like me you search this board a couple of times a day hoping for a sighting, so I wanted to share some bike porn and stoke. We picked them up from the shop less than 24 hours so in depth review will follow. We hit the local jumps this AM until the winds picked up and going DHing tomorrow in the chunk. We are superstoked with the ride. The two word review so far is acceleration (wow!) and balance. I love that you can ride up in front in the bike and stand and hammer with no knee banging, and yeah, it pedals like a Pivot The big Bird can fly too. Here are a few pix;
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    very cool! thanks for posting actions shots, too!
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    awesome!!!

    Me wanty!

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    A couple more from today; Handles like a dream.
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    dirty birds.
    did they come with the zocchis?

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    I'm trying to imagine what it would be like to ride a bike with that much travel. I've only ridden a Norco Shore with what...a mere 8"?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Nice! Obviously no probs with hitting the big gapper
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    No, we just bought frames and swapped our components over from our old bikes (except for the pretty new handlebars).. Gonna have the wheels rebuilt on some white syncros rims this week..

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    Them's be some sweet sweet stuff. Envious.

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    Gorgeous bikes. Keep us up to date with reviews of those pretty birds...I want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by induction
    Gorgeous bikes. Keep us up to date with reviews of those pretty birds...I want one.
    Me Three!!
    "It looks flexy"

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    Sweetness, I def know your making a ton a riders jealous right now!!! Congrats on the bikes!!

    Did you guys happen to weigh either of these frame before build, Im curious how much the production frames weight, compared to the pre production frames.
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    Guy fords next XC bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    Guy fords next XC bike.
    lol. love the haters!
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    Thanks guys. Guy, I did not weigh the frame only. Mine comes in at 41, but there are lots of places that I can put it on a diet. I am having the wheels rebuilt to lighter rims soon, currently running old 321's. I run tubes and heavier straitline pedals too. I am still working on dialing in the shock for me, but it is close. I am looking for that feel (like on my FB and Mach) where the bike kind of just disappears from under me. I think it is certainly attainable. I am relatively light at 145# and KB said to try dropping the boost from 160 down at 10# increments.

    Like my other Pivot bikes, this bike rewards an active rider. It is super easy to put this bike where you want it, but it does require a little more direction than previous "lounge" bikes, i.e. my horst linked Supermoto DH. The reward is being able to whip around switchbacks previously unmakeable to me, bound out of bermed turns, and manual or loft on a whim. The bike is uberfun to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford
    lol. love the haters!
    Only Playing I'm thinking No Hating. (at least this time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermoto
    Thanks guys. Guy, I did not weigh the frame only. Mine comes in at 41, but there are lots of places that I can put it on a diet. I am having the wheels rebuilt to lighter rims soon, currently running old 321's. I run tubes and heavier straitline pedals too. I am still working on dialing in the shock for me, but it is close. I am looking for that feel (like on my FB and Mach) where the bike kind of just disappears from under me. I think it is certainly attainable. I am relatively light at 145# and KB said to try dropping the boost from 160 down at 10# increments.

    Like my other Pivot bikes, this bike rewards an active rider. It is super easy to put this bike where you want it, but it does require a little more direction than previous "lounge" bikes, i.e. my horst linked Supermoto DH. The reward is being able to whip around switchbacks previously unmakeable to me, bound out of bermed turns, and manual or loft on a whim. The bike is uberfun to ride!

    You're making me want one more and more.

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    Those green bars are schweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford
    lol. love the haters!
    Just havin a lil fun.
    Sorry if I offended you.
    I'm looking forward to pedaling one of these. Never know
    maybe it really could be used as a heavy duty AM rig once in a while.
    Lord knows there are trails that I could justify it.
    Still be good to have the FB for the all day epics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    Just havin a lil fun.
    Sorry if I offended you.
    I'm looking forward to pedaling one of these. Never know
    maybe it really could be used as a heavy duty AM rig once in a while.
    Lord knows there are trails that I could justify it.
    Still be good to have the FB for the all day epics.
    Meh, Im sensitive sometimes, seems a lot of peeps have been having issues lately with my choice of bikes/setup and im taking it all kind of personally. Anyhoo, dont just take my word for it @ the Phoenix...

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    Take this mini pedal review with a huge grain of salt.
    I had the chance to pedal a Phoenix today at my LbS demo day.
    Mind you this was done on flats wearing flip flops and no helmet. The test track wasn't much to speak of and was pretty flat.
    Must say I'm very impressed with the way this bike pedaled.
    Guy Ford is right when he says this can be built as a HD all mountain stead.
    It felt like a portly FB but accelerated just as well.
    I WANT ONE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford
    Meh, Im sensitive sometimes, seems a lot of peeps have been having issues lately with my choice of bikes/setup and im taking it all kind of personally. Anyhoo, dont just take my word for it @ the Phoenix...
    It's not easy being green.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Got a couple more runs in today. Found the plushness at 140# in the boost. I feared that that might hurt the "pop" but it only seemed to help it. I had my wheels rebuilt on some new white rims...Loving this bike !
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    I've been out playing with my new rig.
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    Yeah, I'm looking forward to pix and write-up. With all that wind I opted for wheels on the ground. I did worry about you flying that light new jumper but looks like you did just fine

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    Hit the pumptrack at Rage tonight. Definitely need to swap wheels/tires for that.
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    White PHX got a set of new hoops too, and some lighter cranks;
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