Mountain Biking - Yeti 575 vs Pivot Mach 5
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10-18-10, 05:29 PM
Need some info on these two frames. LBS has a 10' Yeti 575 with a mix of XT/ lower end parts. They have a 25% off so it will go for $1950. Competiting LBS can build a 10' Pivot Mach 5 XT/SLX build for 15% off for about $3200. The Pivot has better parts from memory, but this price dif is too much to ignore. Both have the same suspension forks (fox 32) and rear shock (RP23?)
I have ridden both and the Pivot is better.....less pedal bob and has plush suspension. The Yeti is close and would meet my current needs.
What are the pros/cons of each machine? Single pivot vs DW link, Company reputation, etc.....
Each machine is light years away from my 90' MB1.
10-18-10, 06:05 PM
yeti is a good solid bike, and if you get it, you will be in "the club."
pivot makes a damn good solid bike. the DW link provides some excellent traction, and they climb incredibly well, you don't even really need the pro pedal, very responsive agile quick climbers.
also, i'm biased. the mach 5 is a distant cousin of my turner 5 spot.
like i said, yeti is a good solid bike, you won't go wrong getting it, but between the two, i prefer the pivot.
yeti is a good solid bike, and if you get it, you will be in "The Tribe."Fixed.
I can't answer for the Pivot, knowing only what I've read.
But if you are the type who does not just live for the climb but gladly endures it for the moment the trail turns back downward, enjoys the stability that a slacker-than-traditional head angle imparts and finds yourself looking for ways to straighten the lines between the corners - - despite how the worn line makes the trail 'read' - - then I really believe the 575 may be your machine.
10-20-10, 09:43 AM
10' Yeti 575... 10' Pivot Mach 5
Neither of these 10-foot tall bikes are likely to fit unless you are an enormous human being. Also, what year are these bikes?
10-20-10, 04:58 PM
seriously, the Yeti is a great buy for that price... also, you would be able to do any major upgrades for pretty cheap, considering you can sell the stock parts on eBay.
If it were me, i would get the Yeti and then go out and buy a sweet DSLR that shoots video for the same price as the Pivot!
I don't think you would regret getting the yeti, although the Pivot is obviously a great bike- I just think the deal is better on the Yeti- more for your money.
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