Spykr

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Jun 8, 2019 at 14:47
Jun 8, 2019

Pivot Mach 5.7 Medium

$1200 CAD
2013 Pivot Mach 5.7 Medium for sale. I built the bike up from a frame in 2016 to be a practical full suspension workhouse, and have loved riding it in the spring and summers around the Okanagan. It's been well cared for, suspension serviced and overhauled at Chainline Cycles in Kelowna, brakes bled regularly, always stored indoors, and never abused, only made 1 trip to the bike park 2 years ago. Tires and brake pads all have plenty of life left in them. Bike will be cleaned, shiny, lubed,tuned, and ready to go! Located in Summerland/Penticton, but I can drive as far as Kelowna/Lake Country to meet. Please let me know if you have any questions about the bike and I'll be happy to answer, and please text if you contact by phone. Cheers! Frame: Pivot Mach 5.7 Alloy Size: Medium Fork: Marzocchi 55 (titanium spring, medium firmness.) 160mm travel Shock: Fox Float Kashima Brakes: Shimano, 203mm front, 180mm rear Drivetrain: SLX/Deore 1x10 with 11-42 sunrace cassette, raceface 32t narrow-wide chainring Wheels: WTB front, Sun Ringle rear, (tubeless), 12x142 dt swiss thru-axle Cockpit: Raceface Turbine Seat: SDG Pedals: Flat pedals or shimano SPD, let me know which you'd prefer Grips: Hot pink for speed Bell: It has a bell Additional features: Downtube protected with hockey tape, gold chain for +10 radness, new shimano bottom bracket, also has a bunny sticker because everyone loves bunnies.

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