Pivot Firebird & Mach 5

Postby Simpleone on Tue 30/Jun/09 3:47pm

Things don’t always go as planed, this post was to be about Dave’s constant quest for caramel slice and pies, but due to the arrival of something more interesting we’ll cover the caramel confectioneries at a later date, sorry.

Pivot cycles have been in the store for a while now and a few people who have read the press reviews have their own now and are pretty impressed, so are we.  Up until now only anodised frames have been brought in but we had a request from a good customer, and manufacturer of one of our favourite culinary sensations,  for a painted finish.  We were a bit surprised as most people see Ano as the way to go, paints fine but usually not quite as flash.  After a delay in freight, and some patience the frame arrived, WOW, we’ve seen a lot of bikes over the years and other bikes from the same stable, but this painted finish is easily the best we’ve seen on a stock finish bike ever.  Coming form a died in the wool Santa Cruz fan its hard to admit, but this frame is awesome.  The bike is built with Float 36’s, Crossmax SX Wheels, XTR saint drive, XT saint brakes.  Having gone from a 29er Stumpjumper the customer was impressed to say the least!

Now as  if that wasn’t enough excitement for one day in the shop the second box in the door was almost too much!  Frame # 2 was an ano black Firebird ooooh…..   We’ve seen the pictures, watched the videos, now the real thing.  The finish, build quality and inovation like all bikes that come from Chris Cocalis is stunning.  We will be getting our frame for demo soon (this ones sold) as usual we’ll give it a test for a while to see how it holds up. not that we’re worried about that the Mach 5 and 429 have been great so far!

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Original Published: 3:42pm Tuesday, 30th June 2009 - NZST
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Re: Pivot Firebird & Mach 5

Postby Gorse on Tue 30/Jun/09 10:45pm

Still no aluminium rocker on the Firebird?
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Re: Pivot Firebird & Mach 5

Postby Simpleone on Wed 1/Jul/09 6:33pm

Wow do you have any other info on the picture? Id be keen to know the circumstances of the break, I know people were pushing the frames as DH/Freeride bikes which Pivot do not recomend, it is a trail bike frame. From the site

"The Firebird is a LONG TRAVEL TRAIL bike that can take you anywhere. It is not designed to be a jump park, freeride or pure downhill bike however capable it is to handle these disciplines. "
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Re: Pivot Firebird & Mach 5

Postby pushbikerider on Wed 1/Jul/09 6:48pm

The pimplite wheels and large tyres tend to indicate that the bike might have been riden at the intended limits (or beyond)
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Re: Pivot Firebird & Mach 5

Postby Gorse on Thu 2/Jul/09 11:00pm

Yes, two munted rockers in three weeks, before the owner realised the FB was not a good fit for his application which he freely admits was a bit beyond the bikes capacity... http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=513684
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Re: Pivot Firebird & Mach 5

Postby Simpleone on Fri 3/Jul/09 8:36am

Well that's good to see it's not the bike at fault, having dealt with Pivot and Titus I thought there would be a reason other than quality or under rated parts.
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