Bike Checks: New Build on a Yeti SB5C!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Yeti SB5C!

We do provide Race Shield protections on your bikes with additional cost on the labour charges too!

A new member into our family line brands, introducing Yeti with its carbon SB5C!

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The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Yeti SB5C
Fork: 2016 Fox 34 Fit 4
Headset: Cane Creek Sealed headset
Wheels: DT Swiss XMC1200 carbon wheelset
Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 27.5 x 2.35
Bar: Race Face SixC Carbon Bar
Grip: ODI Ruffian Grip
Crank: Race face Next SL Crankset
Brake: Shimano XTR Brakes
Rotor: Shimano Ice Tech rotor 180mm front and 160mm rear center lock
Stem: Gamut stem
Seatpost: Race Face Turbine adjustable seatpost
Saddle: SDG Saddle
Pedal: DMR Vault
Cassette: Shimano XTR cassette
Shifters: Shimano XTR shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: KMC Diamond Coated chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Pivot Switch Blade!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Pivot Switch Blade!

We do provide Race Shield protections on your bikes with additional cost on the labour charges too!

The all new Pivot Switch Blade in 650 Plus wheels! Di2 equipped and boost hubs to put it on the latest market bike standard!

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The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Pivot Switch Blade
Fork: 2016 Fox 36 Fit 4 Boost
Headset: Pivot Precision Sealed headset
Wheels: Reynolds Carbon rims with Industry Nine hubs boost wheelset
Tires: Maxxis Rekon Plus 27.5 x 2.8
Bar: Pivot Low Riser Carbon Bar
Grip: Pivot Lock on grip
Crank: Race face Next SL Double Crankset
Brake: Shimano XTR Brakes
Rotor: Shimano Ice rotor fin 180mm front and 160mm rear center lock
Stem: Pivot stem
Seatpost: Fox Transfer 125mm adjustable seatpost
Saddle: WTB Pivot Saddle
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Shimano XTR cassette
Shifters: Shimano XTR Di2 shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR Di2
Front derailleur: Shimano XTR Di2
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XTR chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Bottle Rocket!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Transition Bottle Rocket!

We do provide Race Shield protections on your bikes with additional cost on the labour charges too!

New paint and decals on the Bottle Rocket!

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The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Transition Bottle Rocket
Fork: 2016 Rock Shock Revelation
Headset: Cane Creek headset
Wheels: Atomlab Pipelite rims with Atomlab 102 Hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Hans Dampf front and Schwalbe Rock Razor rear
Bar: Answer Carbon Bar
Grip: Lizard Skin Lock on grip
Crank: Sram GX Crankset
Brake: Shimano XT Brakes
Rotor: Shimano Ice rotor 180mm front and rear
Stem: Straitline 35mm stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Saddle: Saddle
Pedal: DMR Vault
Cassette: Sram GX cassette
Shifters: Sram GX trigger shifters
Rear derailleur: Sram GX
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Sram chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Kona UTE!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on Kona UTE!

We do provide Race Shield protections on your bikes with additional cost on the labour charges too!

Custom decals and matching stickers for it!

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The complete build of the bike!

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Components List
Frame: Kona 7005 Aluminum Butted
Fork: Kona Project Two Aluminum Disc
Headset: FSA N0.10
Wheels:
Tires: WTB Freedom Trekking 700x40c
Bar: Kona Handplant
Grip: Velo Ergo
Crank: FSA Alpha Drive 26/36t bashguard
Brake: Shimano Hydraulic
Rotor: Shimano 160mm
Stem: Kona Road
Seatpost: Kona Commuter 27.2mm
Saddle: Velo Plush
Pedal: Wellgo Platform
Cassette: Shimano Acera 11-32t 9spd
Shifters: Shimano Acera
Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow
Front derailleur: Shimano Acera
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: KMC HG53
Extra: Fenders, Ute Composite Deck, Kona Ute Bags, Centermount Kickstand

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New Manitou Magnum 27.5+ and 29+ Fork

Manitou Magnum 27.5+ and 29+ Fork

Manitou says that their new Magnum fork has been designed from the ground up to work with 27.5+ and 29+ tires, and that includes an entirely new chassis, custom valved damping, and an air spring system that’s been lifted from the Dorado downhill fork and tuned for this application – more on all the fork’s tech below. Travel ranges between 80 to 140mm for the 27.5+ model, and 80 to 120mm for the 29+ fork, and there’s enough clearance for riders to fit a massive 3.4” wide tire. The Magnum is already shipping to bike shops, and it retails for $900 USD.

Manitou was at pains to make it clear that the Magnum is not just a 29er fork that’s been widened out and spec’d with a 15 x 110mm axle, and that the purpose-built fork is actually 5 – 7mm lower from axle-to-crown than its competition for this very reason. It also sports the company’s reverse arch design, a machined out hollow crown, and the 15mm x 110mm thru-axle is Manitou’s own Hex Lock design.

The fork employs a very similar air spring as you’d find inside the Mattoc and Dorado, with the air valve at the bottom of the leg pressurizing both the positive and negative chambers simultaneously and to nearly the same pressure. This near-balancing between the positive and negative air springs is said to make for a responsive top end to the travel, and Manitou says that the fork’s active early stroke is important as it takes away the high-volume front tire’s tendency to act as an undamped air spring. In other words, less uncontrolled bounce that first time fat bikers often take notice of, and also more control.


The Magnum’s Incremental Volume Adjust system allows riders to easily tune the amount of progression that the air spring provides.


Repositioning the white air piston on the IVA system is as simple as moving around the four black spacers that are above and below it.

One of my few complaints with the Mattoc was its lack of volume adjustment, and while the fork’s Hydraulic Bottom Out control helped in this regard, the ability to tune mid-stroke and bottom-out by changing the volume of the air spring is handy. Manitou listened and has come up with something they call Incremental Volume Adjust, a nifty tuning system that allows the volume of the air chamber to be changed by moving 10mm spacers above or below the air piston itself, a process that only requires releasing the fork’s air pressure and opening up the top cap. There are four positions available, and the neat part is that all of the pieces are contained within the fork – there’s no spacers floating around in the bottom of your tool box.

It works like this: release the fork’s air pressure and then unscrew the top cap – the IVA assembly is attached to it and will come out with it. The plastic spacers that determine the height of the air piston can be pushed off of the rod by hand, allowing you to reposition the piston for more or less progression (higher for less, lower for more) and then reinstall the spacers accordingly. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to make changes.


The Magnum’s MC2 compression assembly is housed at the top of the fork leg.


Riders can adjust high- and low-speed compression, as well as bottom-out ramping, with dials at the top of the right leg.

The Magnum’s damper employs all of the company’s high-end, acronym-heavy damper technology that’s laid out in their TPC system. TPC means ‘Twin Piston Chamber’, and it’s exactly as it sounds: there’s a rebound piston at the bottom and a compression piston at the top. The fork’s MC² compression unit allows for both high- and low-speed adjustment, and the Hydraulic Bottom Out control dial at the center allows riders to tune how the fork ramps up in the last 25mm of its stroke. As its name suggests, HBO harnesses oil displacement to slow the fork down during compression in the later stages of its stroke, doing so by using a position sensitive valve on the bottom of the MC² compression damper. As the fork nears the end of its travel, a small extension on the end of the Magnum’s rebound damper enters the hollow HBO unit, and since the confines are tight and the entire system is submersed in oil, the fork’s compression action is slowed.

Stay tune for more updates of arrival of the Magnum!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Transition Patrol!

We will be featuring bikes that are build at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete set up!

Bike Checks on a Transition Patrol!

We do provide Race Shield protections on your bikes with additional cost on the labour charges too!

Custom decals and matching stickers for it!

Read on..


The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Transition Patrol 2016
Fork: 2016 Manitou Mattock
Headset: Chris King Inset headset
Wheels: Chris King hubs with lightbicycle carbon rims on Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Maxxis DHF2 650b x 2.3 front and Maxxis DHR2 650b rear
Bar: Renthal FatBar
Grip: Velo Lock on grip
Crank: Shimano XT Crank with Straitline Bashguard
Brake: Hope Tech Brakes
Rotor: Shimano XT rotor 203mm front and rear
Stem: Straitline 50mm stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Saddle: WTB Saddle
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Shimano XT cassette
Shifters: Sram XO trigger shifters
Rear derailleur: Sram X9
Front derailleur: Shimano XT double
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XT speed chain

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The all new Pivot Switch Blade are in!

2016 Pivot Switch Blade
Purpose-built to meet the demands of enduro and aggressive trail riding, Pivot’s Switchblade is a versatile ripper with a huge advantage no matter where you shred. As a long travel 29er, the Switchblade is a next-level enduro bike that begs for fast, steep and technical trails. As a 27.5+ machine, the Switchblade combines spider-man traction with the shortest chainstays in the category for the ultimate all-terrain, all-conditions ride.

CARBON DESIGN
From the very beginning of our engineering process, the Switchblade was designed to accommodate multiple wheelsizes, and it is this advanced planning that enables us to get so many great features into one unstoppable ride. At the heart of the Switchblade’s dual personality is a full carbon chassis featuring Pivot’s new long and low geometry combined with ultra short, huge clearance chainstays (up to 1cm shorter than the closest competitor). Putting these two holy grails of bike design into a single frame design means that riders will experience both unmatched high-speed stability through chunky terrain and effortless split-second manuals over seemingly impossible obstacles in one amazing machine.

Pivot’s frame shapes are 100% driven by our pursuit of the perfectly tuned ride, the cleanest design, the strongest product and the lightest possible weight. With our own hollow core, internal, high compression carbon molding process we can deliver on the performance requests of our top athletes by finding the perfect combination of composite materials and shapes for that perfect balance of strength, stiffness and the ultimate ride quality.

The Switchblade incorporates a Phoenix DH-inspired double wishbone rear triangle and ultra- stiff linkage design, the same design used in the Mach 6 Carbon, resulting in the absolute stiffest frameset available in the trail category – giving you precise control and the ability to tackle new terrain every time you ride.

DW-LINK
Dave Weagle, the brains behind dw‐link® and Chris Cocalis, Pivot’s president and founder, collaborate on every Pivot suspension design – for the Switchblade, they focused on utilizing the best attributes of the dw‐link® for the ultimate in enduro/trail performance. dw‐link’s anti-squat and variable wheel travel path means that the Switchblade pedals better than anything else in the category. Because the frame doesn’t squat or bob under pedaling force, we are able to lower the bottom bracket height and slacken the head angle to achieve the best performance in high speed and technical sections while also maintaining precise handling and poppy ride that makes a great trail bike so much fun.

FOX SUSPENSION
The Switchblade is spec’d with the 2016 Fox Float DPS shock with the new EVOL air sleeve, tuned specifically for the Switchblade’s dual personality. The new Float DPS features improved bump absorption and firm lockout with a new DPS damper with three on-the- fly lever adjustments – Open, Medium and Firm options cover all of your terrain choices. The EVOL air sleeve significantly reduces the force required to initiate travel for the ultimate in small bump compliance and better bottom-out resistance. When combined with the ultra-low friction Kashima coating, this design offers an incredibly plush feel in every setting. While dw-link® is inherently efficient on its own, the firm option is great for long climbs. These shock features are direct complements to dw-link® suspension tuning and patented position-sensitive anti-squat, giving riders even better traction on steep climbs and over rough trail.

To match the Switchblade’s rear suspension, we’ve paired it with the newest 150mm Fox 36 – the perfect fork to match any trail rider’s need for aggressive, balanced handling on every part of the mountain.

ALL THE RIGHT DETAILS
Featured on the Switchblade is Pivot’s ultra-clean, removable front derailleur mount. For those that want to run two chainrings, this precisely engineered mount offers the best shifting performance you can get, utilizing Shimano’s new side-swing front derailleur system. For those who love the simple functionality of 1x systems, remove the front derailleur mount for an incredibly sleek, clean installation with almost no evidence of the un-needed hardware.

The Switchblade offers full Di2 electronic integration and easy, clean internal routing of shifters, brakes and droppers via the Pivot Cable Port system.

Other essential details include ultra-quiet, low durometer, rubberized frame protection in all the key places, post mount disc brake mounts for easy set up and weight savings, and Enduro Max cartridge bearings throughout. The Switchblade is available in five sizes to fit riders from 4’11” to 6’2”+ from XS to XL.

PERFECT BUILDS FROM PIVOT
On a bike as versatile as the Switchblade, the right build kit is essential to dialing in performance. Pivot makes this easy with a range of complete build options in both 29er and 27.5+ wheelsizes. We’ve carefully selected every part and only spec components we would ride ourselves.

We take quality and workmanship seriously at Pivot, and know that the details are what make a great rider experience. Every Pivot Cycles frame undergoes a 28-step assembly and quality control check to ensure that every ride on the Switchblade exceeds your expectations.

New Switchblade Features

  • Compatible with both 29 and 27.5+ wheelsizes
  • Fits 27.5+ tires up to 3.25” wide
  • Fits 29er tires up to 2.5” wide
  • Features Pivots new long and low geometry
  • Ultra short 428mm (16.85”) chainstays beat every other bike in the category
  • Front derailleur compatible with Pivot’s stealth E-Type mounting system
  • 135mm dw-link rear suspension with upper clevis and linkage and double wishbone rear triangle
  • Designed for a 150mm fork, fits forks up to 160mm
  • 27.5+ spec’d with either 40mm inner width DT alloy or Reynolds carbon wheels and aggressive new Maxxis REKON 2.8 tires
  • 29” spec’d with 25mm inner width DT rims or 28mm inner width Reynolds Enduro carbon rims and aggressive Maxxis High Roller II 2.3” tires
  • Pivot Cable Port system for easy internal routing of shifters, brakes and droppers and full Di2 Integration
  • New ultra quiet low durometer rubberized frame protection


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