Bike Checks: New Build on a Pivot Mach 5!

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 Mach 5!
Gergor new Pivot Mach 5! He was really happy with the end results of the bike!
Read on…

The complete build!

The head angle with the fork at 140mm travel is 69 degrees. This is a nice stable number for handling very technical terrain. Additionally, with the DW Link and the shock we are using (2.25 stroke on a medium frame), it is imperative to run 30% sag (.675). Most people are used to running less because other bikes need to have more air to keep from bobbing. NOT THIS ONE! The Mach 5 is all about achieving a balance in what we believe to be the perfect combination of incredible pedaling efficiency and frame stiffness with a controlled feel throughout the stroke and enough travel to keep our customers grinning from ear to ear in even some of the most technical terrain.

The “5 inch travel segment covers some pretty broad territory. You have bikes from 4.75 to almost 6 falling within the realm and ride goals that are even more varied. This is the category where bike companies are trying to design the “one bike that can do it all. Unfortunately, you can’t do it all.

Components List
Frame: Pivot Mach 5
Fork: 2011 FOX Float, 140mm, RLC FIT, 15mm thru axle
Headset: Pivot Red Anodise Integrated headset
Wheels: Chris King ISO 15mm Front, 135mm x 9mm Rear hubs, Mavic EX819 Disc Rim, DT competition spokes with DT brass nipples
Tires: Maxxis Crossmark(rear) 2.1 and Maxxis Ignitor(front) 2.1 tubeless tires running Stans sealant Front and Back
Saddle: –
Bar: Ritchey WCS carbon low riser handlebar
Grip: ODI Troy Lee Lock-On Bonus Pack 2010
Crank: Truvativ Noir XC 3.3 Team GXP – Redwin Red
Brake: Magura Marta SL Red
Rotor: Magura Marta SL 6 bolt Disc, 180mm(front) and Magura Marta SL 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Thomson X4, 100mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 30.9mm seatpost
Pedal: Shimano Clipless SPD Pedals
Cassette: Sram PG990 Cassette 9sp – Redwin Red 11t to 34t
Shifters: Sram X.O shifters
Rear derailleur: Sram X.O Carbon
Front derailleur: Shimano XT direct mount
Chain Guide None
Chain: Sram PC991 9speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!


  1. Ario Seno said

    Hi Tiong Hin,

    Do you still sell Pivot ISCG05 adapter plate ?

    • melvin said

      Hi, yes, do check it out at our sin ming stall.

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