Archive for December, 2011

Bike Checks: New Build on a TR250!

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 TR250!
Running on a downhill platform with a compact frame size, the bike delivers all standard from Freeride to Downhill! Building the machine with a mind of light weight, parts were chosen carefully to maximize durability and performance as well!

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

Read on..


Complete look of the finish build!


Upfront of the complete build!


Front fork with 2012 Fox 36 RC2 Float for weight and performance.


Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs in 20mm.


FSA Gravity sealed bearing Tapered headset.


Cockpit with Transition Temple Lite stem, Answer DH 0.5″ bar, Avid Elixir CR brakes, Sram X9 shifter and ODI Ruffian lock on grips.


The tapered bore technology on the Avids!


Truvativ Descendant Crankset with Straitline bash guard.


Rear drive train with Sram X9 short cage rear derailleur and cassette.


The rear Hope Pro 2 Evo 150 hubs, ZTR Flow rims and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes.


Clean look on the non drive side chain stay.


Rear shox on Fox DHX RC4 Factory series!


With the Kashima coat tubes!


Transition temple lite stem.


The TR250 top tube.

Components List
Frame: Transition TR250 Lemom Yellow Medium
Fork: 2012 FOX 36 180mm RC2 Float 1.5 Tapered steerer tube in 20mm
Headset: FSA Gravity sealed bearing tapered headset
Wheels: Hope Pro 2 20mm Front and 150mm x 12mm Rear hubs with ZTR Flow and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes
Tires: Continental Der Kaiser 2.5 Front and Rear
Saddle: Transition Trail or Park rail seat
Bar: Answer DH 0.5″ riser Handlebar
Grip: ODI Ruffian lock on grips
Crank: Truvativ Descendant Crankset in 170mm with 83mm BB
Brake: Avid Elixir CR brakes
Rotor: Avid G2CS 6 bolt Disc, 203mm(front) and Avid G2CS 6 bolt Disc 203mm(rear)
Stem: Transition Temple Lite, 50mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Thomson Elite seatpost
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Sram cassette 10 speed 11t – 28t
Shifters: Sram X9 Shifter
Rear derailleur: Sram X9 Short cage
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Straitline Silent Guide
Chain: Sram 10 speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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MRP Products are here!!!

MRP 1X Chain Guide
Developed with World Cup powerhouse Adam Craig, the 1x is purpose-built for cross country riding with a 1×9 or 1×10 drive train. If you are running single-ring and don’t need a bash guard, this is the ticket. No more homemade contraptions needed! Seat-tube mounted clamp-on version now available. Shimano Direct now available!

MRP Long Range Patrol
Designed to minimize chainslap and noise, while ensuring your chain is always right where you want it, the LRP is the best shiftable chain guide on the market. Featuring broad compatibility, and our new “Party Crasher Lite” bash ring, it also sports a new raised profile on the arm which prevent the chain from dropping off the granny ring and into your frame. That’s right, no more chewed up, mangled bb shells. With the LRP installed, your bb shell will remain pristine.

MRP Micro Mini G2 SL Chain Guide
The all new Mini G2 SL is stronger, easier to set up, and 30% lighter than it’s predecessor. From the top to the bottom, it has been redesigned. A more compact, lower profile upper guide reduces noise from chain slap while improving fit on bikes that have tight clearance tolerances with frame members. The lower guide is more compact, lighter and stronger than previous models. Our patented skid is tapered and relieved in multiple areas to provide the lightest, most durable, and best fitting bash guard possible. In short, there is material where needed, and not much where it is not. The backplate has been redesigned to reduce weight and add stiffness. It also features laser etching to aid in setup and identify which mounting standard you are holding in your hands.

MRP Mini G2 Steel Chain Guide
Developed by request from OEM customers, the G2 Steel uses the same polycarbonate parts from the existing mini G2 Alloy series and combines them with a steel backplate in order to offer a lower price point that performs exactly the same as the top-end alloy guides. Our plan is to offer the mini G2 Steel in ISCG and ISCG-05 models, but not with BB-mount. You will see this guide specified on several global bike brands for the 2011 model year.

MRP Mini G2 SL Chain Guide
The all new Mini G2 SL is stronger, easier to set up, and 30% lighter than it’s predecessor. From the top to the bottom, it has been redesigned. A more compact, lower profile upper guide reduces noise from chain slap while improving fit on bikes that have tight clearance tolerances with frame members. The lower guide is more compact, lighter and stronger than previous models. Our patented skid is tapered and relieved in multiple areas to provide the lightest, most durable, and best fitting bash guard possible. In short, there is material where needed, and not much where it is not. The backplate has been redesigned to reduce weight and add stiffness. It also features laser etching to aid in setup and identify which mounting standard you are holding in your hands.

MRP Podium Chainring
A high quality, long lasting, lightweight chainring designed to work perfectly with chainguides or single speeds.

MRP S4 Bash Guard
MRP started with a clean sheet of white paper and redesigned every single part to be lighter and easier to install and set up. It uses a full bash guard so that impacts are transferred to the cranks and not the frame. Some riders prefer a full-bashguard system for this consideration, or for reasons of style.

Available at Tionghin now! Grab them fast!

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2012 Pivot Mach 4 and Mach 5.7 are here!!

2012 Pivot Mach 4
We built our reputation on the Mach 4; it is simply the most efficient, best climbing, sprinting and descending World Cup level cross country and endurance race bike ever built. Off the chart frame stiffness, ultra-light weight, and awesome climbing traction come together to deliver an incredible race bike. But the beauty of the Mach 4 is that it descends like no other, putting its XC competition off the back. More than one editor has stated that the Mach 4 descends as well or better than many longer travel bikes, yet possesses the refined handling and pedaling efficiency of an elite cross country race rig.

The Mach 4 is the tool of choice for elite level racers around the world – having won the 2010 24hr World Championships and countless other events. MTBR.com has named the Mach 4 the best XC full suspension bike for two years in a row and it’s not hard to see why. With superior pedaling performance, lighter weight and unrivaled stiffness, the Mach 4 is designed with one thing in mind: going fast! If your rides include a finish line, you’ll finish faster on a Mach 4.



2012 Pivot Mach 5.7
We combined Pivot Cycle’s superior engineering with dw-link® suspension to design the ultimate trail bike and the result is the Mach 5.7. The 5.7 strikes an unrivaled balance of superior pedaling efficiency, fully active travel, incredible chassis stiffness and award winning handling. In fact, the Mach 5.7 won Bicycling Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best 26” Trail Bike. Now updated with a 142x12mm through axle system and post mount disc brake tabs to provide an increased level of stiffness and control, the Mach 5.7 is sure to continue winning acclaim and make even more riders smile.

It is the ultimate do-all bike for riding just about any trail, anywhere. Whether you are an endurance racer, Super D rider or just looking for the perfect bike for anything you like to ride, chances are good that the Mach 5.7 is the perfect mountain bike for you.



Grab yours today at Tionghin!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Pivot Mach 5.7!

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 5.7!
The Pivot Mach 5.7 build for performance and light weight in mind to handle the Singapore trails.

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

Read on..


Complete look of the finish build!


Upfront of the complete build.


Front fork with Fox Talas.


Pivot head badge and tapered head tube.


Cockpit with FSA SLK Handlebar and Stem, Shimano XT Brakes and shifters.


Front drive train with Shimano XT Crankset, Shimano XT direct mount front derailleur.


Rear transmission with Shimano XT shadow rear derailleur, Shimano XT cassette and Shimano XT chain.


DT swiss 350 super light wheelset!


Fox RP23 custom tuned rear shox.


Pivot very own WTB seat!


Pivot precision tapered sealed headset.

Components List
Frame: Pivot Mach 5.7 Medium
Fork: 2010 Fox Talas RLC in 15QR
Headset: Pivot Precision sealed headset
Wheels: DT Swiss 350 15mm Front and 135mm x QR Rear wheelset
Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.1 Front and Rear
Saddle: Pivot WTB rail seat
Bar: FSA SLK Carbon Handlebar
Grip: Pivot phoenix lock on grips
Crank: Shimano XT Triple ring crankset in 175mm
Brake: Shimano XT Brakes
Rotor: Shimano XT Center lock Disc, 160mm(front) and Shimano XT Center lock Disc, 160mm(rear)
Stem: FSA SLK stem, 90mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: FSA SLK Carbon seatpost
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Shimano XT 11t – 36t
Shifters: Shimano XT Dyna-Sys Shifter
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT Dyna-Sys shadow
Front derailleur: Shimano XT direct mount
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XT Dyna-Sys 10 speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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Handlebars – How Wide Affects Your Ride

The handlebar grips are two out of the five attachment points between your body and the bike – and arguably, the two most important ones. Spending some time to get your bars tuned to the perfect width can pay dividends in the handling department and may add some comfort to the ride as well… Everybody is slightly different, so it stands to reason that we all have an optimum measurement for the perfect handlebar. Experimenting with your handlebar’s width can be expensive. You can’t cut your handlebar longer, so we’ll show you how to test various widths without cutting your existing bar until you are positive that you need to. Check out Pinkbike’s Tech Tuesday handlebar video and get a grip on your handlebar width.


Special tools: (left to right) You’ll need a good measuring tape; a hack saw with a fresh fine-tooth blade; a fine-tooth file or some sandpaper, and a Park Tool saw guide would be nice.

Wide Bars Vs Narrow Bars video link below:
How Wide?

What you’ll need:

  • A small measuring tape.
  • Hex keys and perhaps a set of Torx keys.
  • A test handlebar that is wider (if you are planning to go that direction).
  • Hack saw with 24 teeth per inch or less.
  • A saw guide like Park tool makes would be handy.
  • 120 grit sand paper or a fine half-round file to smooth cut edges.

Handlebar Tips:

  • Make small changes and put in a few long sessions before you pass judgment on a new setup.
  • Tune your bike to suit your riding style, not someone else’s. If you accept set-up advice from a chimpanzee, then you better look like one.
  • You may have to reset your lever angle and placement slightly if a change in handlebar width alters your position on the bike
  • Ask around to see if a friend has a spare bar at a wider or narrower width he will loan you for a test period.

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Pivot ISCG-05 Chain guide Adapter Plate Picked on Pinkbike!

Pivot Cycles adopted Shimano’s non-threaded PressFit bottom bracket system at its inception. Pivot’s mid-travel trailbikes lack ISCG chainguide mounts and without threads, customers who wanted to retrofit chain guides were left in single chainring limbo. Pivot responded with a trick looking aluminum adapter plate, which we have often written about – so we thought we should show it to you. The machined aluminum adapter plate nests into the frame and clamps securely around the bottom bracket shell with a single 6 millimeter allen screw.
The adapter costs $68 USD and fits single chainring guides. The ISCG-05 adapter fits all aluminum Pivot Mach 4, 5, 5.7 and 429 models with PressFit bottom bracket systems. We mounted it to our Mach 5.7 test sled and used an MRP chainguide with a 34-tooth MRP sprocket mounted to a Shimano XTR dual ring crankset. Pivot Cycles


Pivot’s ISCG-05 clamp-on aluminum adapter plate is relieved on the inside face to index into the frame. The clamp-on arrangement is necessary because Pivot’s trailbikes use a PressFit unthreaded bottom bracket shell. A look from below the bike shows the single pinch bolt that fixes the plate to the frame. The finished product looks quite nice on the Mach 5.7.

Pinkbike’s Take:
Installing Pivot’s ISCG-05 plate is not too difficult, as long as you understand the basics of removing a crankset and installing a chain guide. The plate is a tight fit around the bottom bracket shell and it is recessed to stop against the fixed derailleur mount. Slide it on as far as it will go until the plate contacts the flats of the front derailleur mount, and then rotate it clockwise until the recessed part nests against the frame. Cinch it up with a 6 millimeter allen wrench and you can mount the chainguide. Our adapter needed no spacers with the MRP guide and required only a minimum of fussing to get the upper and lower guides to remain quiet as we shifted across the entire range of the ten-speed cassette. We are using a 34 tooth chainring, so the Mach 5.7 has a lot of clearance. So far the plate is still where we left it, and we have yet to bash the guide to the point of destruction. Not all was perfect in OZ, however, a tiny piece of weld blocked the adapter plate from lining up perfectly – and while we initially got the MRP guide to work, a call to the Pivot factory helped us troubleshoot the adapter situation. We filed a little bit of aluminum from the plate to work around the trouble spot and were good to go. Pivot said that they have been installing the plates without trouble at the factory, so we must have gotten lucky. – RC

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Pivot Mach 4!

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 4!
The Pivot Mach 4 in size XXS was build to be light in mind and no performance lost when sacrificing weight.

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

Read on..


Complete look of the finish build!


Upfront of the complete build!


Front fork with Fox F100 Terralogic!


Mavic CrossMax ST wheelset!


The mini headtube for the Pivot Mach 4 XXS size frame.


Cockpit with Shimano XTR shifters, Avid XX brake.


Handling with Race Face Next SL Carbon handlebar and Thomson X4 stem.


Front drive train with Shimano XTR crankset, Shimano XT front derailleur.


Rear drive transmission with Shimano XTR shadow rear derailleur, Shimano XTR cassette and Shimano XTR chain.


The Mavic CrossMax ST hubs with straight pull spokes.


Custom valved Fox RP23 rear shox to match the Pivot’s DW-Link.


Pivot all new Precision sealed bearings tapered headset!

Components List
Frame: Pivot Mach 4 XXS
Fork: 2011 Fox F100 Terralogic in 15QR
Headset: Pivot Precision sealed headset
Wheels: Mavic CrossMax ST 15mm Front and 135mm x QR Rear
Tires: Maxxis CrossMark UST 2.1 Front and Rear
Saddle: Sella Italia rail seat
Bar: Race Face Next SL Carbon Handlebar
Grip: ODI Ruffian lock on grips
Crank: Shimano XTR Triple ring crankset in 175mm
Brake: Avid XX Disc Brakes
Rotor: Magura Storm SL 6 bolt Disc, 160mm(front) and Magura Storm SL 6 bolt, 160mm(rear)
Stem: Thomson X4 stem, 100mm length, 31.8mm clamp diameter stem
Seatpost: Crank Brother adjustable height seatpost
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11t – 34t
Shifters: Shimano XTR Shifter
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR carbon shadow
Front derailleur: Shimano XT direct mount
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XTR 9 speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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