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NSMB - 2014 – Enduro / Trail Bike Thread

March 29, 2014, 11:05 a.m.
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That bike looks flawless Vik, nicely done. How's it ride? I've been seeing more and more Pivot lately, but haven't heard how they ride.

I'm still getting her setup. A ride review will be a month+ away before I can do one justice.

Just got the cockpit dialled and need to bike into town to get a couple things for the GF's M6.

There are quite a few Mach 6 reviews online and they are pretty consistent = efficient climber and capable on the downs. This iteration of DW-link is quite plush.

I'm coming off 5yrs+ on a SC Nomad @ 35lbs which was my do-everything-bike except for pavement and bike camping.

My goal with the Mach 6 is to have a lighter more efficient bike so I am fresher at the end of 4-5hrs+ rides and get a more playful bike.

I dropped over 8lbs going to the Mach 6 with a burly build [160mm x 35mm fork, 203/180 rotors, carbon wheels, etc].

I'm a fan of bigger wheels for better roll through in the tech. I've experimented with my Nomad and even going from normal to tall 26er tires makes a huge difference. So I am stoked to have taller and lighter wheels.

The M6 has a considerably shorter CS, same WB and slacker HT and I'm further back on it relative to my Nomad making getting the front wheel up easier. I ride lots of tight trails will rocks and drops so that should be a lot of fun.

The M6 is 155mm/160mm travel vs. the Nomad's 160mm/160mm so pretty much equivalent.

I've never owned a carbon bike part before so that's quite a change.

Anyways I'm looking forward to getting to know the new bike as well as the Nomad and riding it for many years. :heart::heart::heart:

March 29, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
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Man, that Pivot is an ugly bike… ;-) Well played sir… well played.

March 30, 2014, 10:57 a.m.
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Pretty bike, except for that fugly flat bar.

diggin

March 30, 2014, 11:17 a.m.
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so the Pivot weighs 27lbs ?? damn thats light 10lbs less then my ride LOL

how do you like those tires i have the Baron 2.3,s and so far they are a decent all around tire

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March 30, 2014, 11:18 a.m.
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Pretty bike, except for that fugly flat bar.

ya right out of 1992 with that bar LOL

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March 30, 2014, 11:37 a.m.
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What's wrong with the bar? I thought it looked fine. Function over fashion.

March 30, 2014, 1:33 p.m.
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What's wrong with the bar? I thought it looked fine. Function over fashion.

Form over Function for me the shape and rise is why i run a riser bar

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March 30, 2014, 1:46 p.m.
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Pretty bike, except for that fugly flat bar.

Bar has to match the cranks bro.

Shed head!

March 30, 2014, 1:46 p.m.
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Form over Function for me the shape and rise is why i run a riser bar

Awesome so clearly I'm looking for your opinion of what works on __my__ bike. ;)

You'll notice the stem is almost slammed. I'm not looking to get the bars higher - hence no rise.

I don't give other folks my opinion of their bars, saddle, pedals, etc… because it's pointless….don't let that stop you though…:fruit:

Why don't you let me know how many pins my pedals should have and in which pattern?…:lol:

March 30, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
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Form over Function for me the shape and rise is why i run a riser bar

That's the attitude that will progress bike design :lol:

"I do like how you generally bring an open-minded and positive vibe to the threads you participate in"

- Morgman

March 31, 2014, 11:45 a.m.
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March 31, 2014, 12:20 p.m.
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Ride, don't slide.

March 31, 2014, 2:47 p.m.
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pretty svelte, looks like a lot of fun to throw around. Nice bike too.

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

March 31, 2014, 4:06 p.m.
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Awesome so clearly I'm looking for your opinion of what works on __my__ bike. ;)

You'll notice the stem is almost slammed. I'm not looking to get the bars higher - hence no rise.

I don't give other folks my opinion of their bars, saddle, pedals, etc… because it's pointless….don't let that stop you though…:fruit:

Why don't you let me know how many pins my pedals should have and in which pattern?…:lol:

I think the flat bar looks juuust dandy! The fact people think the flat bar looks ugly is confirmation that their brainwashing was a success.

March 31, 2014, 4:50 p.m.
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I run a flat bar on my Nomad. Works really well for me. Now the fellas with the 35 mm stem and a riser bar sitting bolt upright..now that's a tard look if ever I saw one. Run that saddle low too so you can reach the ground. Did your mom set up your bike for you?

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

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