Archive for June, 2015

First Look: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Trail

Pivot Cycles have added a brand new carbon fiber 29er to their lineup, the Mach 429 Trail. Designed to be an even more versatile bike than their popular, XC oriented, Mach 429, the Trail version gets a slacker head angle, more travel, and Boost spacing front and rear. In addition to slightly increasing rear end stiffness, the 12×148 and 15×110 spacing allows riders to run 27.5+ wheels without any issues. Even for riders not interested in experimenting with plus-sized wheels, that extra clearance ensures the meaty 29″ tires fit with room to spare as well.

The bike’s 116mm of rear suspension travel is still handled by a dw-link design, with two short links connecting the swingwarm to the front triangle, but the upper link has been redesigned, and the seatstay pivots are now located in a more forward position. There’s also a new front derailleur mount that’s less noticeable when riders opt for 1x setups, as well as being compatible with Shimano’s new Side Swing derailleur technology, which has the housing exiting the derailleur horizontally, rather than vertically. A 120 or 130mm fork is recommended to complement the rear suspension – going the 130mm route puts the head angle at a relatively slack 67.5°.

The frame itself is incredibly clean looking, with plenty of room for a water bottle inside the front triangle, rubberized leather downtube and chainstay protection, and stealth dropper post routing. Interestingly, none of the build kits include a dropper post – don’t forget to leave room in the budget for that must-have accessory.

Pricing for the complete bike starts at $3999 for the Shimano SLX equipped version, and goes as high as $7699 for riders that want to go all-in with an XTR drivetrain, Kashima coated FOX suspension, and DT Swiss carbon wheels. For riders interested in putting together their own build kit, the 5.9 pound frame and shock are available for $2499 USD. The Mach 429 Trail is expected to start shipping to dealers this week.


The 429 Trail’s redesigned upper link takes cues from Pivot’s Mach 6 and Phoenix DH bike.


The 429 Trail’s redesigned upper link takes cues from Pivot’s Mach 6 and Phoenix DH bike.

Available in stores soon!

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Bike Checks: New Build on a Pivot Mach 429 SL!

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 429 SL!

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

Mach 429 with carbon wheels from factory!

Read on..


The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Pivot Mach 429 SL Carbon 2015
Fork: 2015 Fox F120 29er Tapered
Headset: Pivot Precision sealed headset
Wheels: Reynolds 29 AM Blacklabel wheelset
Tires: Maxxis Ardent Race 29 x 2.2 front and rear
Bar: Pivot Low riser Carbon bar
Grip: Pivot Lock on grip
Crank: Shimano XTR double crankset
Brake: Shimano XTR brakes
Rotor: Avid 180mm front and 160mm rear
Stem: Syntace F108 stem
Seatpost: KS Lev seatpost
Saddle: Pivot WTB Saddle
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Shimano XTR cassette
Shifters: Shimano XTR Shifters
Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Shimano XTR 11speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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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!

The all new Transition Patrol are in!

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The complete build of the bike!

Components List
Frame: Transition Patrol 2015
Fork: 2015 Rock Shock Pike 160mm 27.5″ Tapered
Headset: FSA Gravity sealed headset
Wheels: Transition hubs w/ ZTR Flow EX wheelset
Tires: Maxxis Minions DHF and DHR pair
Bar: Race Face SixC Carbon bar
Grip: ANVL Lock on grip
Crank: Race Face SixC Carbon crankset
Brake: Shimano XT brakes
Rotor: Shimano Ice tech 180mm front and rear
Stem: Race Face stem
Seatpost: Rock Shock Reverb seatpost
Saddle: ANVL Saddle
Pedal: Nil
Cassette: Sram XO1 cassette
Shifters: Sram XX1 Shifters
Rear derailleur: Sram XX1
Front derailleur: Nil
Chain Guide Device: Nil
Chain: Sram 11speed chain

Stay tune for more upcoming new builds and bike checks!

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