Archive for July, 2011

Pivot Introduces 2012 Carbon Framed Mach 5.7!

Pivot Cycles has introduced their first carbon fiber mountain bike, the 2012 Mach 5.7 Carbon. While hinting at the possibility of a carbon fiber frame at last year’s Interbike show, company founder Chris Cocalis was adamant that the company would not release a carbon fiber model for the sake of using the trendy material. “We are not going to jump to carbon fiber until it makes sense for Pivot riders,” explained Chris last year. “When we feel we can surpass the weight, durability and performance levels of our existing aluminum frames, you will see a carbon fiber Pivot.” That day has come.

While this is Pivot’s first carbon fiber frame, the company is no stranger to working with carbon fiber. Using technology and experience from their road projects (Pivot’s sister company is BH Bikes) Pivot brings hollow-box, high-compression internal molding technology to the Mach 5.7 frame. Pivot claims the frame tips the scales at five pounds.

With the Mach 5.7 Carbon, Pivot has maximized the diameter of all front triangle tubes for a more compact design that increases the 5.7’s torsional stiffness. The swingarm is a compact triangle featuring a large boxed structure at the main pivot and large diameter chainstay, seatstay, and cross brace tubing to maximize overall rear triangle stiffness. A new style dw-Link with a wider double row bearing placement is another new feature of the frame.

Frame features:

  • 142 X 12mm through axle design featuring a forged 7075-T6 derailleur hanger with integrated axle nut.
  • 160mm rear post mount.
  • Special 4 place under top tube cable guide with dropper seat post cable routing.
  • Special rubberized leather chainstay, inner seat stay, and downtube protectors.
  • Direct Mount front derailleur design accommodates Shimano and SRAM systems.
  • 5.5-inch or 5.9-inch travel fork compatibility.
  • Tapered headtube
  • 92-millimeter wide bottom bracket shell, compatible with Shimano, SRAM/Truvativ GXP, FSA, and Enduro bottom brackets.
  • Colors include Matte Natural Carbon with Cyan (Blue), Red, Green, or Pink Highlights.

Pivot is taking orders now from their dealers for deliver later this year. Price information was not yet released.

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New Answer Protaper Handlebar and Stem are in!

Answer Pro Taper 685 XC Trail Flat Bar

The ProTAPER® 685 XC /Trail is a lightweight, dependable, handlebar. It features ProTAPER® technology to put added strength in the clamp and rise / sweep sections without adding excess weight at the ends of the bar. Cutmarks make it easy to cut to your desired length. Available in Flat, 1/2 and 1 inch rises in many cool colors to accent your ride.

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Answer Pro Taper 685 XC Trail Riser Bar
The ProTAPER® 685 XC /Trail is a lightweight, dependable, handlebar. It features ProTAPER® technology to put added strength in the clamp and rise / sweep sections without adding excess weight at the ends of the bar. Cutmarks make it easy to cut to your desired length. Available in Flat, 1/2 and 1 inch rises in many cool colors to accent your ride.

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Answer DH Direct Mount Stem Minus 1

Answer’s DH stem is as strong as it is simple. It is made of 7075 series alloy for maximum strength and features a wide faceplate for stiffness and evenly distributed clamp force.


Answer Rove XC Stem
6066 forged post CNC machined – this ain’t no Taiwan off the shelf POS! Internal and External Tapered walls in stem body. Allows for stiff bar clamp interface without sacrificing weight . Includes 3mm and 5mm headset spacers and star nut and top cap. 2 bolt opposed steer tube clamp.


Grab them now at Tionghin!

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Transition Bikes 2012 are in!!!

2012 Transition Bandit
The Bandit is a true to form lightweight trail bike designed to rip up and down the mountain. We pushed the envelope of tube design and machining of frame parts to create a bike that absolutely floats through singletrack. Careful attention to pivot placement and leverage curves make the Bandit feel like a long travel bike on the descents and a XC race bike going up. Our goal was to create a trail bike that combined the ultimate uphill pedaling feel along with a playful spirit on the downhill that is a treat to throw around corners, bunny hop and pull the front end up over obstacles. The Bandit gets you the best of both worlds without having to compromise.

2011 Transition Covert
The Covert is our 6″ travel quiver-killing do-it-all bike. Ya, we know that there is no such thing as a do-it-all bike but the Covert is at the top of our lists if we could only have one bike. In the hands of a capable rider it can jump from a multitude of riding disciplines. The new frame sports a massive amount of refinements that perfectly balance weight and strength to give you the total package. Weighting in at a respectable 6.7 lbs without rear shock, and builds up to a 28-32 lb, this bike is made for efficient days in the saddle. At the core of the Covert is our completely new proprietary tubeset designed in house. The new tubes create a stronger frame with better contact points for welding shock mounts, pivots, and the headtube. The result is a great do-it-all package for the rider that demands their bike to do more.

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Bike Checks: New Overhaul Service on a Titus Motolite!

We will be featuring bikes that are full overhaul service at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete assembly!

Bike Checks on a new Overhaul Service on a Titus Motolite!
The bike was brought to us to service for the first time, and we did a full detail strip down on the bike even the bearings are out! The bike was new again with all worn parts replace and repacked with grease and lubed.

Read on…


Bearings are all stripped down and repacked with top grade grease!


The complete overhaul bike!


Upfront of the overhaul bike!


Fox Float R for the front shock absorber with seal clean and lubed.


Cockpit with Shimano XT Shifter and Shimano XT Brakes on Easton Monkey Lite XC carbon low rise bar with Thomson Elite stem. Grips are on Aerozine lock on.


Front drive train with Shimano SLX crankset and shifting on Shimano XT front derailleur.


Crankset bearings are fully striped down for servicing and repacked with top grade high temp grease to last for another half a year of ridding!


Rear drive train with Shimano XT shadow rear derailleur, Shimano XT 9 speed cassette and Shimano XT 9 speed chain.


Rear wheel are on Hope Pro 2 hubs, DT swiss competition spokes and DT swiss EX 5.1D rims.


Full strip and polish down rear frame tube.


Details of the bike.


Rear shock seal lubed.


Full polish frame top tube and down tube.


Saddle on WTB camo series.


Front wheel are on Chris King ISO QR hub, DT swiss competition spokes and DT swiss EX 5.1D rims.

Components List
Frame: Titus Motolite
Fork: 2010 Fox Float R
Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet
Wheels: Front Chris King ISO Hub with DT swiss EX 5.1D rims, Rear Hope Pro 2 Hub with DT swiss EX 5.1D rims, DT swiss competition spokes and Nipples
Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.35
Saddle: WTB Camo Series
Bar: Easton Monkey Lite XC Carbon Low rise Handlebar
Grip: Aerozine Lock On grips
Crank: Shimano SLX 175mm Cranks with Bash guard
Brake: Shimano XT brake set
Rotor: Avid polygon 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(front) and Avid polygon 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Thomson Elite, 70mm length, 25.4mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite Seatpost
Pedal: Crank brother Eggbeater SPD Pedal
Cassette: Shimano XT Cassette 9 speed
Shifters: Shimano XT 9 speed shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow
Front derailleur: Shimano XT Top Swing
Chain Guide Device: None
Chain: Shimano XT 9 speed Chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new overhaul services and bike checks!

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Team at Singapore National Cycling Championship Downhill 3 July 2011

Team Tionghin at Singapore National Cycling Championship Downhill 3 July 2011. The team did us proud with great results for the first downhill race event with the team custom Transition TR450!

Results for the team with the fastest recorded timing as listed below,

  • 118 REX RUAN RONG XIAN SIN DH Open 1:17.831 (11)
  • 122 HE HUZAN ERIC SIN DH Open 1:13.347 (7)

Great work guys!

More pictures during race day….

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We are Closed for Renovation…

To all our value customer, we will be closed for renovation starting today, 11th July 2011, and likely for the next 2 weeks till further notice. If you are in urgent need to purchase anything from us, or dropping/collecting your bike for overhaul service, fork/shox overhaul services, kindly take note of our temporary location, Blk 28, Sin Ming Lane, #04-133, Midview City, Singapore (573972). Strictly by appointment so do contact, or sms Melvin @ 96874048 to arrange.

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Bike Checks: New Overhaul Service on a Ti Hardtail!

We will be featuring bikes that are full overhaul service at Tionghin from now and having a bike checks on the complete assembly!

Bike Checks on a new Overhaul Service on a Ti Hardtail!
Ryan brought the bike to us for maintenance and overhaul for the upcoming Timor race event, so we gave it a race ready finish and prep!

Read on…


The complete overhaul bike!


Upfront of the complete bike.


Front with Manitou R7 MRD weighting at a super light weight.


Cockpit with Shimano XT brakes and Shimano XT shifters on Race Face Next SL carbon handlebar on a Thomson X4 stem.


Front drive train with Shimano XT crankset and Shimano XT front derailleur for the shifting.


Rear transmission with Shimano Shadow XT rear derailleur and Shimano XTR cassette on a Shimano XT 9 speed chain.


Wheels are on Chris King ISO hubs, Pillar TI spokes and ZTR Crest Rims.


Details of the overhaul result of the bike.


Manitou R7 light weight crown assembly.


Ti coated with protection when being polished.


Chris King hubs full overhaul.

Components List
Frame: TI Hardtail
Fork: Manitou R7 MRD ABS+
Headset: Ritchey Sealed headset
Wheels: Chris King ISO Hub with ZTR Crest rims, Pillar TI spokes and Wheelsmith Nipples
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25 Front and Rear UST
Saddle: –
Bar: Race Face Next SL Carbon Low rise Handlebar
Grip: ODI Ruffian Lock On grips
Crank: Shimano XT 175mm Cranks
Brake: Shimano XT brake set
Rotor: Magura Marta SL 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(front) and Magura Marta SL 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Thomson X4, 90mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Kore Carbon Seatpost
Pedal: Shimano DX SPD Pedal
Cassette: Shimano XTR Cassette 9 speed
Shifters: Shimano XT 9 speed shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow
Front derailleur: Shimano XT Conventional
Chain Guide Device: None
Chain: Shimano XT 9 speed Chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new overhaul services and bike checks!

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