New bike day pivot 5.5

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by moto knight, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    2018 pivot 5.5 frame up build.
    Should be a fun playful bike hate to see my Bronson V2 go had to make room. But new bikes are always fun.
    MD 2018 Pivot 5.5 frame with fox X2
    Fox 160mm 36 fork
    Fox dropped post
    Carbon Reynolds Wheels with I9 hubs
    Full xtr drive train

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  2. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Beuuuut. Enjoy that ride.
     
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  3. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Nice!!!!

    Is that an gold Absolute Black Oval chainring?
     
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  4. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    Rad bike. I like the color too.
     
  5. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Purdy, have fun scratching it up!
     
  6. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
    If anyone is looking for a nice medium Pivot Mach 5.5, x2, medium, my son Parker has his for sale.
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Happy New Bike Day!
     
  8. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    Thanks you guys should be fun. Put some miles on it today and will put some on tomorrow morning and report back.
     
  9. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    Yes it is
     
  10. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Diggin mine.... pretty sure your gonna dig that whole rig!
     
  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Ohhhhhh my!
    Beautiful! Way to go Kyle!
    Great choice. I want to know all about it.
     
  12. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Nice ride! That's a good choice .

    I demo'd a 5.5 a few months ago and really liked it. If I had been in the market for a new bike it'd probably be sitting in my garage now .
     
  13. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    So I've been lucky enough to get in a ride yesterday and today and have about 40 miles and almost 5,000 feet of elevation on the new pivot 5.5. Overall this bike has some big shoes to fill. I just sold my Santa Cruz Bronson V2 this week and I absolutely loved that bike. But wanted something new at first I was looking for a little more all Mountain/ Enduro bike but I had a buddy that just purchased this Frame that was working on building it up and unfortunately lost his job so pick it up form him.
    My first impression of this bike is it's an absolute blast to ride very playful actually is a pretty quick climber definitely faster than my Bronson with less pedal feed back. On the down Hills it's not a point and shoot but very smooth and quite responsive. Definitely fun if you're willing to stay active and pick your lines. I Feel like I put it through its pace the last few days. With doing some steady Fire Road climbs, fun singletrack and some chunkier downs at some of my favorite Marietta trails and Sycamore. Definitely one of the funniest bikes I have ridden and im looking forward to racking up some more miles.
     
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  14. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
  15. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Member

    Name:
    Tony A
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo
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  16. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    That's awesome!!! And very cool write up.
     
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  17. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    What's that bad girl weigh in at?
     
  18. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Beautiful! Awesome! Congrats!

    It’s almost heresy on IMTB to not buy a Santa Cruz, but wow those 5.5s look great. :inlove:

    The Mach 6 is on my very short list of bikes I would buy right now. I think DW beats VPP in both directions.

    Enjoy!:thumbsup:
     
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  19. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Right on, Tony, er, Kyle. Congratulations to Parker! I know you'll agree it's the rider, not the bike :D:thumbsup:
     
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  20. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    With out pedals just under 29 lbs.
     
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  21. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    The Mach 6 was actually the bike that I was originally looking to get.
    I wanted to get something different than the Santa Cruz great bikes but everyone around me has some version of one.
    This is my first DW link bike. My last 4 bikes have been VPP. So far I'm very happy with the DW link.
     
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  22. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    You ride without pedal?:geek:
     
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  23. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
  24. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    .
    Why the change of plans?
    .
     
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  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Not going to sound the way it’s meant, but I don’t care what everyone else rides. If I was surrounded with Hightower’s, so be it. There is a reason why many are buying Santa Cruz and it’s not because of the name Santa Cruz. It’s because they work and have a lifetime warranty on frame and bearings.

    Now all of yah get off my lawn! :laugh:;):):sneaky::Roflmao
     
  26. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Oh Deer
     
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  27. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    Got a good deal on it
     
  28. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    I just wanted something new and a little different. I hear you I was waiting to see the new Bronson when it came out and I don't particularly care for it as much so pulled the trigger on the pivot.
     
  29. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    Sometimes does make it a little difficult though
     
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  30. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
    .
    oh, so you didnt dislike the mach 6. I see..

    .
     
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