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    your scale won't be off enough to change the fact that you have a very light bike and unlike some of them on here, yours should be pretty tough, as any decent AM bike should be.
    2011 Canfield ONE 200mm DH 35 pounds
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    I just stumbled across this video highlighting the Pitch. As a former owner of the bike in the clip it always feels great to see your bike shred.


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    Got a new DSLR camera, just getting used to it so thought I'd get some shots of the Pitch
    Spec as it is now:
    160mm Domains, Rockshock Monarch Plus RC3, Command Post, Roval Traversse Wheels, Sunline 762 flat Bar, SRAM x9, Avid elixir 5 and Kenda Nevegals.










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    some of the usual rubbish phone pics:


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    Nice

    I noticed a lot of people who paint their frames don't paint the shock linkage. I was curious why that was.

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    Well I did...and at least a few here painted links without painting the bike. Otherwise,there's no specific reason common to all who painted frames

    Quote Originally Posted by kan3 View Post
    Nice

    I noticed a lot of people who paint their frames don't paint the shock linkage. I was curious why that was.
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    Here's my Pitch-

    Bone stock adise from the Joplin 4 and a 2x9 conversion and a blackspire chain guide.. Instead of upgrading a bunch of stuff and spending more on the Pitch, I just bought an enduro..

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    kan3, what chain guide are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffCamber View Post
    kan3, what chain guide are you running?
    I run a Blackspire Stinger on the pitch. Not really a chain guide but it hasn't dropped the chain once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kan3 View Post
    Nice

    I noticed a lot of people who paint their frames don't paint the shock linkage. I was curious why that was.
    i bought the frame painted as it is.
    i would quite like to have the linkage anodised purple to match the rims.
    just need to find a spare set to have the anodising done on.

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    Just got a killer closeout deal on a 2011 Pitch Comp. Going to stick a Lyrik and some other nicer parts on it this weekend when I pick it up, super STOKED. Really like the bike. Pics to come..

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    Guys, can you please tell me what are the mount tabs of the 2008 Pitch Pro frame. ISCG or ISCG 05 ? i want to put an Blackspire Stinger but i am not sure which one. Thanks!

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    They are just normal ISCG sometimes they are referred to ISCG old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Knees View Post
    They are just normal ISCG sometimes they are referred to ISCG old.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyoga96 View Post
    Elka Stage 5 Rear Shock feels great on my Pitch !
    Tyoga,

    What size Elka stage 5 are you using ? Aren't they a little big for the frame ?

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    they do a 200 x 57 which is the length required for a pitch iirc

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    at 0.40 seconds in it's me on my Pitch hitting some doubles. did them all day was wicked fun.

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    Thanks nwmlarge! Sick bike you have

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcake View Post
    Got a new DSLR camera, just getting used to it so thought I'd get some shots of the Pitch
    Spec as it is now:
    160mm Domains, Rockshock Monarch Plus RC3, Command Post, Roval Traversse Wheels, Sunline 762 flat Bar, SRAM x9, Avid elixir 5 and Kenda Nevegals.
    How this rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 is working?

    What was the shock that you had?

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    Pitch by imalwaysriding, on Flickr
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    Looks very nice all black!
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    I like the brown bash guard you have installed. Who makes it?

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    I just posted my 10 Pitch up for sale in the classifieds here, but after reading all these pages, kinda makes me want to keep it.....
    you guys have some sweet setups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serengetijack View Post
    Looks very nice all black!
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Laterilus View Post
    I like the brown bash guard you have installed. Who makes it?
    The bash is made by Straitline. The stem is as well, very nice stuff.

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    Made a few changes. Painted the rocker arms semi gloss black, add the X Fusion Vengeance RC 160mm forks, Cane Creek 40 headset, North Shore Billet caliper adapter.



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    Sweet ride man! I love the red pitch color!

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    Thanks man! Everything is getting replaced within the next few months. I love the geo and the plushness on this bike, but im not a fan of much else that came on it. Im waitin on a few of the 2012 dropper posts to come out before I buy, and still back and forth on the 650b vs 26". Either way will be a custom build. Otherwise, a full x9 or xt 2x10 group will be going on, and the new X Fusion Vector Air. Stay tuned!

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    2011 Pitch Comp

    Marzocchi 55 RC3 Ti
    Elka Stage 5 Shock
    SRAM X9 2x10 Shifter & RD
    Panaracer CG AM/4X 2.35
    SunRingle Equalizer 31

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    @nwmlarge
    that's a top tube bag for my GPS Phone

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    @ always pitchin thats a sweet ride!

    @ tyoga wtf is that on your bike?

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    wow thats a big old lump
    looks like you'd need it though in that location

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    hello folks as this is my first comment, and have to say i'm loving the thread:-)

    i got a great deal on a pitch pro '09 for £600 (!) but having ridden it for about a year or so was thinking of painting and upgrading parts (160mm fork, Hope brakes, Halo/Hope wheelset etc).

    thing is, i can't find anywhere UK based that can provide Pitch decals to apply after painting... can anyone help?

    cheers in advance

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    specialized dealer should be able to supply ?

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    Two Year on from new, with lots of upgrades

    Pro Atherton 750mm bars
    Pro 60mm stem
    Roval EL traverse wheels



    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6841253282/" title="CIMG2015 by ebay5585, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6841253282_ae4e5b297f_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="CIMG2015"></a>
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    Love the color! Almost matches your dryer as well as your fork & rims do

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggazu View Post
    Two Year on from new, with lots of upgrades

    Pro Atherton 750mm bars
    Pro 60mm stem
    Roval EL traverse wheels
    great color coordination

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    Just change tires to Ardent 2.40 & Hope Pro2 Evo Red Hub Freehub.



    Last edited by tyoga96; 03-21-2012 at 09:47 PM.

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    looks brilliant!
    i've been riding my jump bike a lot lately i need to get back out on my pitch!

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    Nice. How do you like the ardent tires??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyoga96 View Post
    GREAT looking bike. Love the red accents on the derailleur

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    Almost two years with a lot of changes
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Pitch Photo Thread-imag0107.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolis77 View Post
    Three rings on there still? Methinks you aren't riding that thing properly if you haven't yet destroyed the 44 and replaced it. Within two months I had chewed the sh|t outta mine and replaced it with a bash guard.

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    Ha ha ha !!!
    This will be the next upgrade (also ZTR Flow rims)

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    New here and thought this would be the most appropriate place to post. Just wanted to let any of the super clydesdales looking to purchase one of these bikes know that I've rallied a stock 2011 pitch comp and it's held up very nicely. I about 260lbs. I was looking for info like this before my purchase last year so hopefully this convinces one to buy this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolis77 View Post
    Ha ha ha !!!
    This will be the next upgrade (also ZTR Flow rims)
    Rims are in order for sure. I destroyed mine after about a year. Admittedly, I was running pressures too low and didn't realize it but the supplied wheels are not as tough as the bike itself for sure. Rocking outlaws now...



    Quote Originally Posted by buckshotg View Post
    New here and thought this would be the most appropriate place to post. Just wanted to let any of the super clydesdales looking to purchase one of these bikes know that I've rallied a stock 2011 pitch comp and it's held up very nicely. I about 260lbs. I was looking for info like this before my purchase last year so hopefully this convinces one to buy this bike.
    Specialized discontinued the Pitch, unfortunately. The Stumpjumper EVO is supposed to be the comparable bike now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Rims are in order for sure. I destroyed mine after about a year. Admittedly, I was running pressures too low and didn't realize it but the supplied wheels are not as tough as the bike itself for sure. Rocking outlaws now...
    Can you give me some infos about your rims ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolis77 View Post
    Can you give me some infos about your rims ?
    Azonic Outlaws. ~$300 at Jenson or Price Point. Heavy but pretty bullet proof, or so I've heard. No problems yet but I've been keeping plenty of air in them so only noticed one little ding in the rim.

    Tires are WTB Prowler (front) Dissent (rear) dual ply DH tires setup Gorilla tape ghetto and a Home Brew with little problem.

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    I've had my outlaws on my dirt jumper for a few years now. Granted I'm not dowhilling on them, but they've survived fabulously. A bit heavy but burly.

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    Has anyone thought about fitting a cane creek Double Barrel air to their Pitch?

    I am very tempted but worried about the size of the air can and frame clearance..
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    anyone now where i can buy a pitch frame size M?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu View Post
    anyone now where i can buy a pitch frame size M?
    I believe it has been discontinued and was sold only as a complete bike.

    I would look on the classifieds, craiglist, ebay etc. and you could probably find an inexpensive used one.

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    Do all years of the pitch have ISCG tabs? I have a giant Trance x but have been riding a little out of its intended purpose lately. Lots of chunky AM trails in phoenix.

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    Rode new (ye secondhand) 2011 comp yesterday for first time properly, on downhill trails at Forest of Dean. Fell off twice, partly me of course, but partly tyres.

    Anyone have any recommendations they've used for dealing horrible, sloppy, gloppy mud. So little grip, but not clay sort of mud, the other kind. I think new tyres would be good & cheap upgrade.

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    Falling off only shows you were pushing hard on an unfamiliar bike--
    You will stay on the bike fore sure the more rides you put on it and learn what it will do under you. As far as tires for sloppy stuff-- if you have the cash- the SCHWALBE MUDDY MARY will work well in mud. Nevegals are OK too.

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    new tires on my Pitch, WTB Bronson 2.3 AM TCS

    Last edited by tyoga96; 04-27-2012 at 05:18 AM.

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    I'd like to see some more angles of your Pitch, tyoga96. Looks like a clean and burly set up.

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    Very nice! How about some Shimano brakes to match the rotors? Looks great aesthetically, as well as being a solid performer.

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    that's a beauty tyoga, nicely built

    here's couple of vids from my local xc loop, first one was in a slightly wet conditions so i had few slips and one spill

    Slightly slippery... Missed a tree Video - Pinkbike.com

    second are different parts of the same trail, last part a fast climb, in better conditions, it doesn't look to technical but i use all of the travel, there are lots of roots and some short 4 feet deep compressions/creek crossings there.... anyways it's a fun trail and i think you'll agree

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    Just picked up my 08 Pitch Pro, out for a second ride... Love the bike!!

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    Very nice! I miss my '08 Pitch!

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    I am really liking the bike, it handles very well and is very fast. I am coming from a SC Superlight and i haven't looked back.

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    yeah its a super frame-- just be sure to have a set of rear suspension pivot bearings handy
    for when your old ones start to creak and need a replacement. Mine just went ( on a 2008 frame)

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    i have made one or two more changes to the bike along the way.









    some helpful instructions on the superstar bars...



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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmlarge;9320218[img
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    That is the sh|t right there. Where'd you get the rims? How much? Solid or just look good?

    Purple would absolutely be my accent color except that you can't find it in hardly anything. Plus, I've got the gold Pitch and with purple and gold I'd have every deucebag transplant from Los Angeles living here in Phoenix wanting to steal my "Lakers" bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    That is the sh|t right there. Where'd you get the rims? How much? Solid or just look good?

    Purple would absolutely be my accent color except that you can't find it in hardly anything. Plus, I've got the gold Pitch and with purple and gold I'd have every deucebag transplant from Los Angeles living here in Phoenix wanting to steal my "Lakers" bike
    a lakers bike would be epic!

    the rims are halo sas which are solid as ****.

    superstar components do loads of purple stuff if you want to get involved.
    i got the accents for my black spire dewlie guide from CRC

    i really want to get my linkage done next

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwmlarge View Post
    a lakers bike would be GHEY!
    FyP...

    I'll checkout Superstar!

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    Have to say thats the first Pitch I've seen with white forks and a white frame.Mine is powdercoated white but there were no white Revelation DualAir U-turns when I bought...of course the hot deal when I built my wifes Canfield was white Revelations..should have swapped with her but alas after riding her Canfield I bought one myself and my Pitch is on the block to the first taker.
    Loved my Pitch but my DH rigged Canfield ONE v2 kills the Pitch, even uphill

    Quote Originally Posted by nwmlarge View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossup View Post
    Have to say thats the first Pitch I've seen with white forks and a white frame.Mine is powdercoated white but there were no white Revelation DualAir U-turns when I bought...of course the hot deal when I built my wifes Canfield was white Revelations..should have swapped with her but alas after riding her Canfield I bought one myself and my Pitch is on the block to the first taker.
    Loved my Pitch but my DH rigged Canfield ONE v2 kills the Pitch, even uphill
    certainly gets good reviews that rig!

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    Are any of you running 2 x 9 or 10 with a maxxis high roller rear tyre?

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    For those of you with an 08-2010 (i believe were the same) Pitch Pro, what PSI are you running in your RP2 shock? I weigh 155-160lbs and currently trying to get my suspension dialed in, just curious to see what PSI everyone is running in theirs around my weight.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando87 View Post
    For those of you with an 08-2010 (i believe were the same) Pitch Pro, what PSI are you running in your RP2 shock? I weigh 155-160lbs and currently trying to get my suspension dialed in, just curious to see what PSI everyone is running in theirs around my weight.

    Thanks!
    I'm the same weight as you. My bike is running a 150mm revelation rlti ti up front, and is setup to be ridden fairly aggressively (so more ability to take the bigger hits at the expense of small bump). It's set with a little more sag in the rear to let the bike sit down into it's travel a bit more.

    My settings are:

    Fork: 145psi, 15 out rebound, 8 in gate.
    Shock: 165 psi, 5 out rebound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delusional View Post
    I'm the same weight as you. My bike is running a 150mm revelation rlti ti up front, and is setup to be ridden fairly aggressively (so more ability to take the bigger hits at the expense of small bump). It's set with a little more sag in the rear to let the bike sit down into it's travel a bit more.

    My settings are:

    Fork: 145psi, 15 out rebound, 8 in gate.
    Shock: 165 psi, 5 out rebound.
    Thanks. Currently i have it set at around 140-145psi, the owners manual shows to put the psi at 125-135psi. I would think at 165psi, the bike would be stiffer, not sitting more in its travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando87 View Post
    Thanks. Currently i have it set at around 140-145psi, the owners manual shows to put the psi at 125-135psi. I would think at 165psi, the bike would be stiffer, not sitting more in its travel?
    That's true, at higher pressure you will be getting less sag. What I should have said is that the rear is sitting slightly lower in it's travel than the front. It's set up around keeping weight over the front - having a bike that sits down at the rear more under compression allows you to keep the front loaded up in more situations, instead of having to shift back all the time to keep from going over the bars.

    This is a fairly stiff setup compared to what I was running before, and I was a little unsure about it at first, but when you really open the taps it comes into it's own.

    However, what works for you will depend on how and what you ride.

    I make judicious use of my travel adjust on my forks for climbing, live in an area where the trails are fairly rough and tend to ride my little bike much like my DH bike on the way down. All of which conspires to make this setup work for me.

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    Did you experience the bike blowing through its travel when set at a lower PSI, round 130ish? If you ever rode it at that psi anyways.

    When i had put the bike around 130ish just around my house, going off curbs or little "bunny hopping" it seemed to use most of all its travel. It worried me that on the trail it would blow rt through its travel on an actual down hill hit or small jump, that's why i upped the psi to 140ish. But it almost seems a little stiff when going down hill. Maybe its just my rebound settings?

    Sorry for all the questions, i just picked up this bike and came from a 100mm Superlight so this bigger travel stuff is all new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando87 View Post
    Did you experience the bike blowing through its travel when set at a lower PSI, round 130ish? If you ever rode it at that psi anyways.

    When i had put the bike around 130ish just around my house, going off curbs or little "bunny hopping" it seemed to use most of all its travel. It worried me that on the trail it would blow rt through its travel on an actual down hill hit or small jump, that's why i upped the psi to 140ish. But it almost seems a little stiff when going down hill. Maybe its just my rebound settings?

    Sorry for all the questions, i just picked up this bike and came from a 100mm Superlight so this bigger travel stuff is all new to me.
    To be honest I'm much better at the theory than I am at feeling fine grained differences on the trail. I know that the bike feels a lot more stable at speed now, but I couldn't pick out why that is from feel. As such I couldn't really tell you if I was blowing through the travel a lot before, I just know it wasn't as good to ride before

    I think the most important thing is to match the rear shock to your fork - there's no point running a high pressure in the rear if you're stuck with a coil fork with a soft spring for instance - you'll just get spat over the bars all the time.

    My suggestion would be to get a friend to help you measure the sag when you're on the bike in the attack position. I'd aim to have a few percent more sag in the rear than the front.
    If you can adjust the front easily then try around the low-mid 20's in the front. Otherwise just set up around the front until you can 1. ride it a little more and work out what you want, and 2. get hold of the spring you need to get it to where you want.

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    Thanks for the advise. Time to go ride and tweak the rear shock some more

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    The pitch is a very nice bike, but I will swapp it for a 2012 5.spot soon.

    I will show my ride with my post number 11.

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    we wait with baited breath!

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    Hi Guys,

    here a new video from my homespot.

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    and a picture from my new pitch 2010 in white with custom parts.



    and here ...find out how many pitches are in this video ;-)

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    Excelent vids stoney. It seems that the Pitch is quite popular in Germany ah? I Love mine.
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    I may be interested in selling, but not for sale officially.

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu View Post
    anyone now where i can buy a pitch frame size M?
    I may be interested in selling mine. Frame or complete. Its Black and white, Medium and has a pushed Fox RP3. Very clean.
    Pretty good at everything, but not really good at anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serengetijack View Post
    Excelent vids stoney. It seems that the Pitch is quite popular in Germany ah? I Love mine.
    That is a good question ... i dont know ....

    thank you! if you want ..click and like my YT Channel:
    My Channel

    one of the reasons why the pitch is popular ....

    .. the price for a specialized pitch is not so high.

    a stumpjumper or an enduro costs much more money!

    but in germany all the bike brands inclusive specialized are expensive! more as here in your country!!!

    greetz

    (sorry for my english..its not the best, i hope you can understand me)

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    I built my Pitch up over the weekend, spec is currently:

    2009 Pitch Pro large frame
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    Hope Pro 2 evo, Stans Flow Wheels.
    Mix of Xt/ Slx
    Xt brakes.



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    Really enjoying this frame. Took it to Fruita and Grand Junction back in April and more recently I got the shock Pushd. Feels like a million bucks.

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    Did anyone try to put Vivid Air on that frame and how it works with it , i will try to do it ?!

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    Awesome vids stoneyfromgermany!!

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    i was looking for another more xc trail bike, i try the camber don´t like it, i put it on sale, the stumpjumper i don´t now was the point, so i ended building another pitch pro more trail xc set up, i think this is the best specialized bike ever made and is cheap, you get the frame (ebay for $500 in very good condition) and put what you like climb great, go down on everything, well now i have 2 pitch pros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu View Post
    i was looking for another more xc trail bike, i try the camber don´t like it, i put it on sale, the stumpjumper i don´t now was the point, so i ended building another pitch pro more trail xc set up, i think this is the best specialized bike ever made and is cheap, you get the frame (ebay for $500 in very good condition) and put what you like climb great, go down on everything, well now i have 2 pitch pros.
    Hello brunomu. Agree with you 100%. Such a pity they discontinued it.
    Put pictures of your second Pitch, man! I think it is brown isn't it? One of my favorite colours in the Pitch. I originally wanted mine brown, but I got it in dark red instead. It is nice too.
    Regards,
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    hola, si no me equivoco tu eres de mexico (chiapas o campeche) yo estoy en el df, pues regresando al tema de las pitch no fue exactamente descontinuada de la linea de specialized lo que hicieron fue rediseñarla junto con la stumpjumper y cambiarle el nombre a stumpjumper evo, mas o menos la geometria es muy parecida a la pitch pero no la misma, los reviews hablan maravillas de esa bici habra que probarla, mi otra pitch la tengo un poco mas all mountain (mas suspension,llanta trasera ancha) de hecho el color rojo de la tuya es el que a mi en especial mas me gusta, saludos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu View Post
    hola, si no me equivoco tu eres de mexico (chiapas o campeche) yo estoy en el df, pues regresando al tema de las pitch no fue exactamente descontinuada de la linea de specialized lo que hicieron fue rediseñarla junto con la stumpjumper y cambiarle el nombre a stumpjumper evo, mas o menos la geometria es muy parecida a la pitch pero no la misma, los reviews hablan maravillas de esa bici habra que probarla, mi otra pitch la tengo un poco mas all mountain (mas suspension,llanta trasera ancha) de hecho el color rojo de la tuya es el que a mi en especial mas me gusta, saludos.
    Sip, Campeche. Bonitas tus Pitches! Nunca he visto la sj-evo en vivo, pero si no es la misma geometría pues no es la misma bici. Lo que hace especial a la Pitch, para mi al menos, es que su geometría me queda perfecta.
    Saludos,
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    My lovely Specialized Pitch




    Upgrades mounted:
    2012 RS lyrik RC2L Dual position
    M785 xt Brakes
    RT86 rotor's(fr203, r180)
    Spank subrosa 30Al rims with dt competicion spokes, on a rear dtswiss 350 and a front dmr hub
    2x High roller 2.35 (Fr:42a super traky, rear 62a lust)
    M770 xt cassette
    HG-93 chain
    Spz phenom sl

    Upgrades to mount:
    FSA pig pro dh headset

    Futures upgrades:
    Dx's pedal's
    50mm stem
    700mm carbom handlebar
    ice lift v8

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    Has anybody tried vivid air on pitch frame , will fit and how it works ?!

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    hello pitch owner, anyone has try riden a stumpjumper evo (26)?, if you do, what bike do think or feel is better pitch or sj evo? im asking this because this is the bike that take the place of the pitch.

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    had a good clean up last night and took this.


    Pitch garage by nwmlarge, on Flickr

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    ^looks so good in white! Is that paint from factory??? Love the color combo

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    Thanks, it is not a factory paint job i'm afraid. It used to be brown!
    i think this is a big improvement

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    Man, details please! As mine is brown too. If you don't mind, how much did it run you to get it reprinted? And is it powder coated? Where'd u get it done?

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    i bought it freshly painted by NV autostyling in harlow
    it is a mildy pearlescent white.
    it is a normal style of paint not powder coat.
    i am unsure of the cost.
    i got an orange patriot sprayed for a mate at a local place called pitstop designs and they did it for £125 as a bare frame full dismantled.

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    Updated her with vivid air , so stoked to try it out , it feels so smooth !

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    Quote Originally Posted by drop View Post

    Updated her with vivid air , so stoked to try it out , it feels so smooth !
    does it not hit the seat tube ? it looks very close

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    No its at least 1cm of space between shock and seat tube, thats the thing that i was allso afraid of , but it OK !

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    Time for a new rear shock.. Should I do a Cane Creek DB Air or Coil???

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    @nwmlarge, How well does the paint wear? Has it chipped and scratched easily? I really want to have my Pitch repainted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travduant View Post
    @nwmlarge, How well does the paint wear? Has it chipped and scratched easily? I really want to have my Pitch repainted.
    It is pretty reistant to chips etc but it will depend on the prep work that goes into the paintwork

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    regards pitch riders

    my pitch comp 2009.

    new parts
    shimano slx 675 brakes
    specialized demo low rise 750 handlebars
    continental rubber queen 2.2 tubeless
    dartmoor raider rims
    dt champion/alpina spokes

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    Put a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air on the bike. Wow what a difference!! Next will be a Fox 160.

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    bit of a longish one

    i recently fitted a 2013 Rockshox Reverb to my Pitch

    it is a 30.9 diameter 385mm length and 125mm travel with a right hand lever flipped under the left side of the bars.

    first a couple of pics





    showing the mount




    showing the routing for the cable

    i have a p-clip attached using the lower bottle mount to route the cable

    and a little gif


    I have also fitted some XT brakes





    if you are thinking about either mod stop thinking and get buying!

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    Love the build and color scheme! What's the weight of it?

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    about 15kg

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    2013 sj evo

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu View Post
    hello pitch owner, anyone has try riden a stumpjumper evo (26)?, if you do, what bike do think or feel is better pitch or sj evo? im asking this because this is the bike that take the place of the pitch.
    They are pretty close to the same bike, at least that’s what I feel.
    I had the pitch for a couple of years, Full custom with almost no stock parts on it that included a pushed rear shock and Mavic Crossmax wheels to name a few.
    I just got my 13 EVO 26" comp and I can't feel any difference, but It has been a year since I rode my Pitch. I recently sold it, so I can't do back to back comparisons.
    But to me, I can't feel or remember anything that really sticks out as different except the pushed rear shock. I miss that! But I would say they are really, really close to the same bike
    Pretty good at everything, but not really good at anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnriden View Post
    They are pretty close to the same bike, at least that’s what I feel.
    I had the pitch for a couple of years, Full custom with almost no stock parts on it that included a pushed rear shock and Mavic Crossmax wheels to name a few.
    I just got my 13 EVO 26" comp and I can't feel any difference, but It has been a year since I rode my Pitch. I recently sold it, so I can't do back to back comparisons.
    But to me, I can't feel or remember anything that really sticks out as different except the pushed rear shock. I miss that! But I would say they are really, really close to the same bike
    hi, thanks for the info, i was thinking the same but never try a stumpy evo, but when you look at the geometry numbers is so close the evo and the pitch, but for shure the evo comes whit better components and some less wheight, i think that the real thing is trying a evo 29er, that bike is in my head.

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    new ride

    pitch comp 2011..
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    Nice! Is that a bike store, or your fleet? What rear coil is that? How do you like it? Im going back and forth between air vs coil for my new shock....cant decide. Nide bike dude!

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    Anyone with FOX 2013 FLOAT CTD-ADJ Boost Valve ? I guess the correct size should be 200x57.1 mm or 7.875 x 2.25 in, right ? Frame size is M.

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    Pitch Photo Thread-photo-21-.jpg

    in action

    im using 150mm fork, is it better use 160, anyone have tried that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pujetta View Post
    im using 150mm fork, is it better use 160, anyone have tried that?
    A 160mm is one my list of upgrades. Haven't done it yet, though...

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    hi,
    I recently purchased (6 mo. now) a 2011 pitch pro & I am wondering who still has a pitch? I would like to do some upgrades (wheelset & front shock) but I am having a hard time trying to find these items & other things to fit on the bike. I know it is old so I am sure parts are more rare. Am I wishful thinking in upgrading & just get a newer bike (limited funds) or should I try to do some upgrades?

    thanks & hope to hear from some fellow pitch riders

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    I still have my 2009 Pitch, and love it! I upgraded to the X-Fusion vengeance rc 160mm forks. They raise the front up a bit, as im around a 66deg head angle. Parts should still be easy enough to find i would think. I hate to admit it, but ive found a lot of it on fleabay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az-biker View Post
    hi,
    I recently purchased (6 mo. now) a 2011 pitch pro & I am wondering who still has a pitch? I would like to do some upgrades (wheelset & front shock) but I am having a hard time trying to find these items & other things to fit on the bike. I know it is old so I am sure parts are more rare. Am I wishful thinking in upgrading & just get a newer bike (limited funds) or should I try to do some upgrades?

    thanks & hope to hear from some fellow pitch riders
    Got a 2010 that I just put a Marzocchi 55 on. You'll have a tough find for forks because not many have a straight 1.125 tube. The only 55 offered with it was the bare bones 55R.



    Seat post is normal size so no problem there.

    Wheels are a little harder to find but you can still find quality wheels. I'm looking at upgrading my Outlaws to Stan's Flows.

    Some options but I suspect eventually they may disappear...

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    Is a great frame you can find forks whit 1 1/8 sterer tube you just need to check stores on line or e bay for that forks but you can find them, and the wheel set there are a lot of brands that still make 26 inch wheels i have a mavic crossmax on mine and i recomend this wheels, other upgrade should be the trasmision but is up to you i have a xt on the bike and is perfect, if you have a rp2 shock on the rear suspension is a good one i still have the original and works great no reason to change, what count in this bike is the frame the pitch have the perfect geometry and now a lot of 27.5 bikes are in the same numbers people think that 26 stuff is gona be hard to find but still 26 is the size that more people have, maybe in a couple of years this is gona change because nobody is making new 26 frames but for now enjoy your pitch is a super cheap great frame and if you put good stuff is a very good bike climbs and downhills super,good luck.
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    bigomike..... thanks for the reply, I have watched a few of your videos & I was cringing!!! LOL!! as I am just out of a cast from a broken wrist & finger SUCKED!!. I currently have mavic 823 rims (not sure on the hubs) they atleast neeed spokes now - hence asking about the wheelset. I have tried to find some online but not sure about how to find what fits??? I am under the impression that wheels & forks are tied together (axle type??) I currently have the sector & rp2 shocks. my bike looks the same as yours (gold color). I really like the bike but I also like the 650b models that are out now too, cant afford any of them though.... LOL!!!!
    I hope to start riding around march again? glad to see some pitches still exist & are out & about!!


    az-biker

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    Quote Originally Posted by az-biker View Post
    bigomike..... thanks for the reply, I have watched a few of your videos & I was cringing!!! LOL!! as I am just out of a cast from a broken wrist & finger SUCKED!!. I currently have mavic 823 rims (not sure on the hubs) they atleast neeed spokes now - hence asking about the wheelset. I have tried to find some online but not sure about how to find what fits??? I am under the impression that wheels & forks are tied together (axle type??) I currently have the sector & rp2 shocks. my bike looks the same as yours (gold color). I really like the bike but I also like the 650b models that are out now too, cant afford any of them though.... LOL!!!!
    I hope to start riding around march again? glad to see some pitches still exist & are out & about!!


    az-biker
    You really can't beat the 823 for a rim. If it's straight and relatively dent/flat free I'd keep them and relace them if needed.

    Most front wheels nowadays come with convertible axles. Many come standard with a 20mm and conversions for 15mm or QR. The new wheels seem to be coming with a 15mm axle standard but everyone I've seen has the option for 20mm or QR. And a lot of them actually come with the extra axles so you don't have to order them.

    The rear is where I get confused. The Pitch is 135mm which is a dwindling axle length but you can still find them. I just don't know if you buy a wheel with a 135mm spacing if you can just get a conversion for when you upgrade to a 142 or 150 spacing. Or, if you have to buy a new hub/wheel?

    But, there are plenty of ways to keep the Pitch rolling...

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    bigomike,
    I agree with you, the rim I think is pretty good.... but a lbs indicated that it has to be rebuilt and for them to do it as much as a wheelset DOOOHHH!! I think it is salvageable (??) I am also looking at fmaybe having the fork rebuilt?? although I would like an air shock.... thoughts.

    where do you mostly ride? I am on the east side

    thanks again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by az-biker View Post
    I agree with you, the rim I think is pretty good.... but a lbs indicated that it has to be rebuilt and for them to do it as much as a wheelset DOOOHHH!!
    That seems pretty steep. I hope now 'cause I just blew up my rear Outlaw hub and am waiting for a replacement so my LBS can rebuild it.

    Quote Originally Posted by az-biker View Post
    I am also looking at fmaybe having the fork rebuilt?? although I would like an air shock.... thoughts.
    Both my forks have been spring so can't really comment except to say that I like not having to worry about air...

    Quote Originally Posted by az-biker View Post
    where do you mostly ride? I am on the east side
    West side, PMP around Dreamy Draw or 40th St and SoMo on weekends. Once in a while we go to Pass Mountain but that's a beat down every time so we don't do it too often.

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    mike, yea I thought so too ... so I "saved" my money LOL!!! my experience is with oil shocks too, but my riding buddy has a recon on his 29er (camber comp) I got to ride it & the shock felt "stiffer" which is what I kinda liked. I ride mostly san tan. Have done SoMo but was a little "hairy" for me.... although I used to ride all of the trails there in my "younger" days and a "few" years ago.... LOL!!!

    thanks

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    Mine's still out and about. I really like it actually, but I wish I could justify/find a lighter fork for it. It has different wheels now and a dropper post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle509 View Post
    Mine's still out and about. I really like it actually, but I wish I could justify/find a lighter fork for it. It has different wheels now and a dropper post.

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    Thats a great frame i was looking for that color never found one i think the lyrik is a great fork and not so heavy i have one in my enduro, in my pitch i have a revelation is very light great for trail all mountain but i feel more confident in the heavy stuff the lyrik, but for long rides i always take the pitch climbs better that the enduro
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    that is a nice bike bike kyle!!! I do like the pitch I just wish it was not soo hard to find replacement/upgrade parts. for me I just have a hard time trying to figure out what fits it!! LOL!

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    I have a 2008 pitch that I haven't ridden in awhile and was wondering if anyone considers this similar to a santa cruz Bronson in total performance tia

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    i don't know about the santa cruz but if you pitch is in good shape and is size Medium im loking for a pitch frame to buy .

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    not for sale jusi wondering if 275 is a change. the pitch is a great bike !. if the Bronson is the same I will buy some more maxxis minions or butchers

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    I'm so glad I've found this thread

    hello guys,

    I have purchased from a mechanic(car mech. not bike) a Pitch Pro, 2010 model in brand new condition(it didn't get used) - at least, that is what the mechs. at my local LBS told me/confirmed me - no scratch, no wear on any component, it looked like the bike had less than 300-400 miles on board; that was, 8 months ago..., now it has close to 1000;

    It is absolutely standard spec, which is:
    Frame: Pitch frame, M4 tubing, double ORE downtube, 150mm travel
    Rear Shock: Fox RP2, 2-position switch 1) ProPedal 2) full open, rebound adjust, 7.875×2.25 inch
    Fork: Rockshox Pike 351 for Specialized, 140mm travel, Solo air, Motion Control damper
    Front Derailleur: Shimano M660 SLX, DMD, top swing, dual pull
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9, mid cage
    Shifters: SRAM X-5, 9-speed trigger
    Chainset: Truvativ GXP2 2.2, 2 piece crankset, AA rings, outboard bearing BB 175mm, Chainrings: 36/24 tooth chainrings
    Bottom Bracket: Truvativ outboard bearing, included with crank
    Cassette: Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-34 tooth range
    Chain: KMC X9 with reusable Missing Link
    Front Brake: Custom Avid Elixir 4, full hydraulic, alloy backed organic pads, G2 Clean Sweep rotor, 203mm
    Rear Brake: Custom Avid Elixir 4, full hydraulic, alloy backed organic pads, G2 Clean Sweep rotor, 185mm
    Brake Levers: Avid Elixir 4 Hydraulic
    Handlebars: Alloy mid rise, butted, 31.8mm, 680mm wide, 6 degree up, 9 degree back sweep
    Stem: 3D forged alloy, 8 degree rise, 31.8mm 4 bolt clamp,
    Headset: 1 1/8 inch threadless
    Grips: Specialized Thick lock on grip
    Rims: Pitch Disc specific, 26mm, pin joint, eyelets, 32hole
    Front Hub: Hi-Lo disc, 20mm thru-axle, 32 hole
    Rear Hub: Disc, double sealed cartridge bearing, high/low flange with OS contact side, 32hole, quick release
    Spokes: 1.8mm (15g) stainless
    Front & Rear Tyre: Specialized Eskar Control, 26×2.3 inch, 60 TPI, tubeless ready, aramid bead
    Saddle: Specialized Enduro BG, 7mm hollow Cr-Mo rails
    Seatpost: 2 bolt micro adjust setback head, 6061 alloy, 30.9mm
    Seat Binder: Alloy collar with quick release, 34.9mm clamp ID

    now, at the start of the second season, I'm not sure what to do; I could sell it for pretty much the same money(that means, 1 free season of using the bike) or up-grade it because, the current spec is not that satisfying; I am referring to:

    1. bars -> the standard bar is 680mm, way too short...I think I need something around 740-760mm -> ideally - Renthal Lite bar carbon;if not, some FSA aluminium-carbon 60 euros bar
    2. stem -> to match the bars -> Renthal Apex
    3. dropper-post -> KS Lev
    4. saddle -> the Spez branded one is simply horrible
    5. wheels -> they are narrow(for today standards) and heavy; wheels though cost a lot of money; some mavics or, ideally, a set of ZTR Flows
    6. making it tubless

    now, these would be the immediate changes I would make on it, in order to adjust the bike to what I want/need; the total cost would be around 900 euros(around 950-1000 USDs)

    but, if I would go further, and that means, to make it lighter and perform better, for my perfect spec/shape, I would need:
    7. X1 cassette, derailleur and shifter with RF narrow-wide 30T chain ring
    8. the brand new Magura MT5(light and very good, from what I can read in reviews)
    9. head-set adapter in order to be able to use tapered
    10. 150mm Pike or 55RC for better damping
    11. a better shock than the RP, mainly because it doesn't have a lock-out mode and 98% of my descents are earned by pedaling to the top; I also do "epic" day trips, around 30 to 45 miles on mountain foot-paths and trails and I feel the pedaling is inefficient.

    the problem is, these up-dates would go even further in ruing me financially, costing around 1600 euros(~ 1750 USDs)

    the big problem is: ~1000 euro, the price of the bike + 900 euro - the first set of up-grades + 1600 euro - the second set of upgrades - = 3500 euro....for a 2010 bike; when, in fact, for the same money, I could get a YT Capra CF or a Canyon Strive CF or etc-etc(there are many option at around 3500 euro, many of them from carbon-fiber)

    what do you guys think...?, should I bother?, should I just change the bars, the stem and put a dropper on it and then, call it a day?, or should I invest a little more?

    regards,
    E.

    p.s. some photos with the bike;(after 1 season of usage, it got some scratch marks on cranks and 2 small ones on the rear triangle(one on the right-side seat-stay and one on the left side chain-stay )
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    a LOT has changed in 5 years, and you mentioned that pedaling feels inefficient. I'd suggest putting the planned upgrade cash towards a new bike. I suffer from upgrade-itis, and I'm sure I've spent well over the cost of something brands new on new parts. At the same time though, that's part of the fun. If you're trying to save money though, I'd get new bars/stem, dropper post and wait to replace the rest till it dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboardorblade View Post
    a LOT has changed in 5 years, and you mentioned that pedaling feels inefficient. I'd suggest putting the planned upgrade cash towards a new bike.
    If you're trying to save money though, I'd get new bars/stem, dropper post and wait to replace the rest till it dies.
    pretty much, this is what I'm going to do; these up-grades and a better saddle..., the current one is "killing" me in rides longer than 2 hours.

    cheers,
    E.

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    Still riding my 2010, now raw, 1 x10, mostly slx, think the rear shock is on its last legs so thinking should I upgrade or sell up and get a new bike. Still enjoy riding it though and it's been all over uk and never let me down. Disc rotors are the only original part!
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    my first post, hopefully it works

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    Just saw this in an email and thought it bears resemblance to the Pitch. IMO not even close to as cool though.
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    Pitch Photo Thread-image.jpgAnyone still usin the pitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu View Post
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    Hi, unfortunatelly no. :P

    my current bike is a 2012 GT Sanction, best bike I've ever owned, brought new from unsold stock last September, used until November than striped to bare frame(and shock) and add some quality parts to it(Pike, Syntace bar and stem, Flow Ex rims, CX-Ray spokes, King&Kong hubs, XT/XTR hybrid drive train, oval chain-ring, Saint brakes, Morsa Graphene tires, etc)
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    Having said that, I wish I didn't sold it, not because the GT isn't much better then the Pitch(because it is, much much better), but somehow it felt special in the way the GT doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunomu View Post
    Anyone still usin the pitch
    Used until 3 weeks ago!
    A 2011 Pitch Pro, lasted almost 6 years.

    This is one of the last picture, taken in june 2016 in Finale Ligure (IT) after a ride down from Osteria del Din after 3 hours of rain (and 5 bottles of Ceres beer, waiting for the rain to stop!)
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    Hi everybody.
    May the force be with you
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    just biutiful

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    thanks. I like your spoken English. Post your bike😀

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    black knight
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    Still enjoy riding this bike.Pitch Photo Thread-20180320_181842%5B1%5D.jpg

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    Quick shock question, my stock Fox RP2 needs servicing. From my research I have to send it in to Fox to have the service done. The service is spendy and I'm wondering if it would be better to buy a new shock/design instead of servicing the older shock. What have previous Pitch owners done for shock replacement/servicing?

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    Buy a new spring shock 200x57

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolis77 View Post
    Almost two years with a lot of changes
    Back from the dead thread. Hey Old Pitch Pro peeps. I'm still rocking my old School 2008 Pitch Pro! It's had nearly everything upgraded and I'm now looking into a new Rear Shock.

    I demo'd a 2011 Rock Shox Monarch RP3 Plus @ a Rock Shox demo where they installed the shock on our bike and let us go out on the trails. This was back in 2011 and I remember really liking this shock!

    Can anyone confirm if this is the correct size for the original Rock Shox RP2 that came with the 08 Pitch Pro?

    7.875 x 2.25" / 200 x 57mm ??

    I haven't service my RP2 since 2014 and it's due for an overhaul even though it's doing ok. But, this would cost $150-$170 and I can probably get a new Monarch for $175-270 shipped. So, seems like a better idea to buy a new upgraded shock and sell my RP2.

    Thanks for any help on the sizing. I would love to get a modern trail bike but I'm holding off for now and still demo riding a lot of bikes. Since I plan to spend 4-7K on my next bike I want to make sure it's the best bike for my needs.

    It the interim, I want to keep my Pitch going to keep me motivated!

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    I'm game to know what you did for a the rear shock. Mine is in need of service as well.

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