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Mar 29, 2013 at 14:47Mar 29, 2013
For sale is a 2010 Pivot Firebird in a Medium / 18" frame. The bike has never seen dirt. It has sat on our show floor and test ridden a handful of times in the parking lot. It has few cosmetic blemishes from being moved around the shop for the last 3 years. The labels on the rims/wheels are scratched from the hooks on the bike racks, the seatpost labeling blurring and light scratching from clamping the post and multiple points, wear from installation of test ride pedals on the cranks, and a very small tear in the bottom of the seat. With 167mm (6.6") of rear wheel travel, the Pivot Firebird is a formidable descender, but what's surprising is how it feels equally capable when the trail turns back up the hill. This is the trail machine for all occasions.The DW-link rear suspension makes it all possible by combining anti-squat geometry with a custom valved rear shock. What you get is a bike that's fun to ride in most any terrain because the suspension can do what it's supposed to do -- let the wheel follow the ground. As the greatest percentage of the vehicle's (rider plus bike) mass, we exact profound effects on the suspension as we pedal or shift our weight around on the bike through a variety of trail conditions. The DW-link rear suspension actively works to counteract this effect. This is why Pivot is able to get such a lightly damped tune on the 8.5 x 2.5" RP23 rear shock from Fox. With the DW-link controlling unwanted suspension squat, the lightly damped shock can respond to the trail surface with ultra-sensitivity. The anti-squat is the real reason why it pedals so well without unwanted motion in the rear-end, but the light damping it affords gives the wheels the freedom to track the surface of the trail. Low- or high-speed bumps are no problem for the Firebird. This way you'll have comfort, traction, and control in any situation. Pivot builds the Firebird frame out of hydroformed 6000 series aluminum to provide a stiff, stable platform for the suspension to do its work. They also make use of 3D hollow forged aluminum for select pieces of the frame, carbon upper rocker arm, and a shot peened anodizing to toughen up the finish. Both processes align the grain structure and strengthen the material for its intended purpose. This makes the Firebird frame strong enough to endure serious downhills, yet it's light enough to build an all-out trail shredding weapon capable of assaults on your local marathon XC races. The 67* head angle tailors the Firebird to be stable without being too slow. It uses a standard 73mm English-threaded bottom bracket shell, and the ISCG05 tabs allow for mounting up a single or double chainguide, the full 1.5 headtube opens the door for angle changing headsets or a tapered fork, and the 30.9 seatpost and cable routing lets you run virtually any dropper post. "If you need to choose one bike for all your riding needs, this could be it. Light and efficient enough for long pedaling rides, tough enough for burly descents." -PinkBike "This bike simply disappears beneath you, earning your complete and unwavering trust because it is so damn predictable, not to mention unflappable." -DirtMag Rated 5/5 on MTBR Parts Spec: Frame: 2010 Pivot Firebird Med Rootbeer Fork: Fox 36 Float RC2 160mm Shock: Fox RP23 custom tuned Headset: FSA Gravity L Stem: Syncros 75mm Handlebar: Syncros 710mm Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail Rotors: F-180mm R-160mm Shifters: Shimano XT 9sp Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 9sp Front Der: Shimano SLX Cassette: Shimano SLX 11-34 Chain: Shimano SLX Crankset: Shimano SLX with BB F Hub: DT Swiss 370 20mm Blk R Hub: DT Swiss 370 135x10 QR Blk Rims: DT Swiss E530 Blk Spokes: DT Swiss Champion Blk Seatpost: Syncros Forged Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.3 DTC Grips: WTB MotoTec Lock-On Seat: WTB Pure V Weight: 32.07lbs *Pedals not included Will Ship to the lower 48, buyer pays shipping at $95, and bike will be professionally packaged and shipped UPS or FedEx.
mtnbykr05 BigTimber's article
Mar 26, 2013 at 8:53Mar 26, 2013
Is Enduro the One?
Has anyone taken into consideration the recent Uci ruling about grassroots racing, the new enduro series, the new Urban DH series, and the ability of the top DH racers like Minnaar, Gracia, and Peaty to be able to race? If the UCI is restricting registered Pros from entering a grassroots event, and the EWS and UDHWS is not backed by UCI, then what does that mean for top riders of both XC and DH alike? Is the positive for the series'? Will it encourage the top teams to further back these smaller events for the growth of the sport, by 86'ing their world cup DH or XC teams for an all-around power team for enduro? Maybe top teams will opt to back out of the smaller events for the sake of keeping the status who with the UCI and Enduro will stay just that: grassroots. Either way, Fuck the UCI. A governing body with a bunch of money grubbing couch potatoes telling us when, where, and how we can race our bikes is only hurting us more. I say ditch UCI all together, and start an entire separate entity. One by the riders for the riders. There is no reason why we can't have our own 'government' that gives us a larger DH schedule, incorporating both Mtn events and Urban events, that allows riders to enter grassroots events, race enduro, DH and XC, and provides proper TV and web coverage. Props to EWS for stepping up the world of Mtn Biking to entire new level. Viva la Revolution!
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Feb 18, 2013 at 17:00Feb 18, 2013
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mtnbykr05 brule's article
Nov 30, 2012 at 19:00Nov 30, 2012
2013 Pinkbike Calendars - On Sale Now
Great job on the layout PB. Every month seems the have a picture that captures the vibe from that month. October has rampage, may has the start of race season, February has a very melancholy feel, etc. Will be going on my wall.
Oct 23, 2012 at 8:43Oct 23, 2012
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Does Size Matter?
Is commencal actually made in Andorra? Nonetheless, any time a compant outsources its manufacturing plants to Taiwan, they are requires to use the same quality machinery and work environments that said company would provide in the states. Take a look around for pictures of the Giant warehouse that produces a large number of bicycles for other companies. Top notch machines, clean work environments, of age employees that look like they had a hot shower, and clean clothes that morning. Then look closer and see all the brands you can name that they produce. In one photo, a guy was packaging up a Scott bike, with a bontrager wheel in the foreground, and a Colnago boxed bike in the background. No longer are manufactures outsourcing their bikes to Asia for cheaper costs. Sure, that may be part of if, but I would say its because the employees do it better, complain less, work harder, and willing to do it without the greedy pay a white man in the states requires.
mtnbykr05 JulianCoffey's article
Oct 4, 2012 at 9:45Oct 4, 2012
Red Bull Rampage 2012 - Wednesday: 33 Nugs
as far as I can tell, no one in that meeting is getting safe. Maybe should ask some of the riders how to do it.
Sep 18, 2012 at 21:28Sep 18, 2012
Diamondback Mason FS - Interbike 2012
Around the post?? That's the best way to not have it buzz the tire. With a hydro line, it will flex more and makes routing it that much easier. I tried routing it this way with my cable actuated post, didn't work. Look at Pietermaritzburg photo's of the riders there that were using dropper posts. Almost any rider with a RS Reverb had them set up this way. Cedric did just to name one off the top of my head.
Sep 17, 2012 at 8:06Sep 17, 2012
Specialized Status II - Tested
The base model Glory from Giant comes with a very similar parts spec, with their flagship frame, right at 3 G's. With that you get a proper DH head angle and BB height, a 150mm rear end, and a company who is going to support the product better than Specialized or any of those small company's.
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