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Old 10-05-10, 01:12 PM   #1
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pivot mach 429

Anyone have any thoughts on this bike or another bike to consider. I am new to mountain biking going to do easy local trails. Thanks.
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Old 10-05-10, 01:23 PM   #2
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Just a local test ride when my LBS starting carrying them. Seemed like a fantastic bike but my LBS ended up dropping Pivot, not sure why. I don't think you will be disappointed with the 429 but did you try any other bikes?
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Old 10-05-10, 01:34 PM   #3
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The only other bikes are the GF models witch are to big in small. I tried the stumpjumper FSR comp 29er medium witch i liked but i liked the pivot better.
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One of my teammates has a Pivot. A little heavier than other bikes but that suspension is the sex. He kills on that bike.
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pivot is an an awesome bike. if your trails are easy it might be overkill, but if you like the bike, get it.
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Thanks. Being a novice mountain biker will 100mm of travel or will i wish i had gotten 120-130mm in soemthing like a stumpy FSR.
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if you are a novice mountain biker, the pivot will be plenty for you.
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I too did one of the demo rides when the Pivot folks came to our local LBS. An awesome bike, though fairly pricy. I currently ride a Fisher SuperCaliber, but if I were looking to buy another FS bike the 429 would be way, way high on my shopping list.

Test ride one if you have the opportunity. The ride is sweet, and handles nicely. If you've got that kind of jack to put into your bike, you won't be disappointed and you'll definitely have a bike that would handle whatever you wanted to do...
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Nice bike, but for the money you can get a lighter bike like a Tallboy
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Nice bike, but for the money you can get a lighter bike like a Tallboy
IF you can find a tallboy. i had to call our santa cruz rep for one today, we gotta wait till the end of the month to get one.
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Old 10-08-10, 07:33 AM   #11
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Thanks for the help but isn't the tallboy going to be more money.
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Thanks for the help but isn't the tallboy going to be more money.
not sure, but i do know that a tallboy isn't a pivot, and the best thing about santa cruz is they have a great warranty program, which you may need to use. go with the pivot.

you are asking about a pivot, but if you want a 29er and are open to suggestions, i would recommend a turner sultan, but that is only because i really really really really love my turner 5spot and i really like turner as a company.

again...if you want a pivot 429, get it, it's a great bike.
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