Tai’s Mach 5

Tai was down with 3 options – Turner, Ibis, or Pivot as he was seeking for a new trail bike with dw-link technology. Dw-link eliminates pedal bob during hard pedaling efforts out of the saddle and gives the bike additional traction while climbing (seated or standing) as well as really helping propel the bike forward during sprinting and hard efforts out of corners. In general, the dw-link truly allows riders the tunability for best pedaling performance possible without sacrificing braking or suspension feel.

After much considerations on the price, review of bike, and frame design, Tai decided to go with Pivot Mach 5! As you are looking at the photos right now, are you wondering what is that saddle in green? Well, it’s a Fizik “Test” saddle. Not for Sale! 😉

Below are the specs of his custom-built Mach 5.

  • Frame: Pivot Mach 5 2010, Small<
  • Stem: FSA OS-99 (90mm +6 Degree Rise)
  • Handlebar: FSA K-Force Low Riser Carbon (31.8mm \ 660mm \ 18mm rise)
  • Brakes: Elixir CR, 185mm FR, 160mm RR
  • Shifters: SRAM X.0 Trigger
  • Headset: Chris King Inset
  • Fork: Fox 32 Talas 150mm 15QR
  • Rear Suspension: Fox RP23 w Boost Valve
  • Wheel: Crank Brothers Cobalt

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