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2012 Pivot Cycles Firebird Shimano XT/SLX Mountain Bike

2012 pivot cycles firebird shimano xtslx mountain bike   2012 Pivot Cycles Firebird Shimano XT/SLX Mountain Bike

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Recognized as one of the best mountain bikes on the market today is the 2012 Pivot Cycles Firebird Shimano XT/SLX. Aside from being stable, its hydroformed 6000 series aluminum frame is also incredibly stiff and strong.

Designed to tackle long-distance rides on the trail with award-winning performance, the Firebird is tuned for lightning fast climbing, outstanding acceleration, and superb pedaling efficiency, thanks to its 6.6in of dw-link rear suspension.

In order to enhance small bump sensitivity and tenability of cialis online australia the rider, cialis online purchase viagra sale the Firebird is built with the brand new Fox RP23 Kashima shock that features Propedal settings and custom-tuned rebound. Also, its 67.1° head angle improves stability without compromising speed.

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Pivot Mach 5 2011 Mountain Bike

pivot mach 5 2011 mountain bike   Pivot Mach 5 2011 Mountain Bike

For those seeking a 5 inch travel bike, Pivot Cycles will satisfy your needs with its 2011 Mach 5.

The 2011 Pivot Mach 5 is built for balance. The Mach 5 features a 2.25 stroke shock on a medium frame, DW Link equaling a 30% sag. With a combination of stiffness, pedal efficiency, and just the right amount of travel the 2011 Mach 5 can handle most of the roughest terrains.

Two highlights for the Pivot 2011 Mach 5 are the welds and headset. For the welds, a combination of traditional and smooth welds are used. This achieves a smooth, snag free look while reducing stress. The headset is a zero stack standard while using cups, but is larger in diameter with the cups fitting inside the headtube. Pivot chose this setup for two reasons: to shorten the headset height and strengthen the setup.

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2011 Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 Mountain Bike

2011 pivot cycles mach 5 7 mountain bike   2011 Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 Mountain Bike

In 2011, Pivot Cycles will replace the Mach 5 with a new model, the Mach 5.7, which features a lowered bottom bracket and is focused towards trail riding.

Improvements is what the 2011 Pivot Mach 5.7 is all about. Comparing to the Mach 5, the 2011 Mach 5.7 weighs almost a half pound lighter, travel has been increased by 1/2″, slacker angles, tapered head tube, and DW-Link suspension plus a carbon upper link. As of now, a release date and MSRP has yet to be announced.

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2011 Pivot Phoenix DH Bike

pivots phoenix dh bike   2011 Pivot Phoenix DH Bike

Pivot Cycles unveils the Phoenix 2011, its first downhill mountain bike. Although it may have similar leverage ratio curve with the Iron Horse Sunday, it has 207mm travel and provides a different feel on suspension and spring.

The Phoenix is made with aluminum, hydroformed tubes and machined pieces. It uses Dave Weagle’s DW-link suspension design and has pivots that run on EnduroMax bearings. The lower link is 17mm and upper link axles are 16mm.

It features a headtube with 64 degrees slack that can be modified by +/- ½, 1 or 1.375 degrees. The dropouts are replaceable and permits chainstay length and bottom bracket height tuning. The chainstays are set at 17.25 inches while the bottom bracket is at 13.6 inches.

The Phoenix features Fox RC4 shock and 83mm bottom bracket. ISCG mounts are in place with a 12mm-through rear axle. It weighs 16.8kg and colors are black and white….

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