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.....
yeti is a good solid bike, and if you get it, you will be in "The Tribe."
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.