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May 30, 2019

Yeti SB100 Turq X01 Race Eagle Carbon, size medium

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Time to sell my wife's Yeti SB100. Turq-series frame, size medium, ridden for barely a season. Outstanding condition, never raced, Uplnd Stoke complete clear vinyl protection kit installed on day one. Stock build kit includes the following: 120mm-travel Fox 34 Factory fork Complete SRAM XO1 Eagle drivetrain, 175mm crankarms, 30T chainring DT Swiss XRC 1200 25 carbon wheels SRAM Level TLM disc brakes, 180/160mm rotors Maxxis Aggressor/Minion DHF tires, 2.3" Race Face Turbine 35 stem Yeti carbon 760 bar Fox Transfer 125mm post

angryasian angryasian's article
May 24, 2019 at 12:36
May 24, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
Sorry, nerd humor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_curve
angryasian angryasian's article
May 24, 2019 at 9:04
May 24, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
Ha ha, thanks! Don't know where you are exactly, but we're just emerging from a long and seriously crappy stretch of weather this morning. Finally seeing the sun again today!!!
angryasian angryasian's article
May 24, 2019 at 9:03
May 24, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
Scott Sparks have always been outrageously light. That company does a fantastic job of designing in carbon, no question. But that suspension design is also inherently lighter than something with two links and a lot more bearings, and having ridden that exact generation of Spark a ton myself, I can say without question that this Pivot pedals more efficiently (even without Live Valve). By all means, don't take this at all to mean that I think you should get rid of your Spark. But weight isn't everything.
angryasian angryasian's article
May 24, 2019 at 9:00
May 24, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
@Climbtech: I talked to Chris Cocalis about this exact subject. Live Valve should be looked at like any other advancement in shock technology. While bikes with inherently less efficient mechanical designs stand to benefit more from this sort of thing, the ones that are already really good are the ones that still get that much better yet. Think about how platform valving changed things a few years ago. Single-pivot bikes were suddenly a lot more competitive, but the better suspension designs were just better, period.
angryasian angryasian's article
May 24, 2019 at 8:58
May 24, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
@ninjaty: I'm fine with Pivot keeping the super-XC spec on the World Cup versions of this bike, but if Pivot is going to bother with increasing the travel up front and including a dropper post on the Team builds, that seems like a clear indication to me that those bikes are intended to be a little more all-purpose. My hunch is that people who really intend to race will be more inclined to buy the World Cup bikes, while the Team ones will more likely end up with people who just want a fast short-travel machine. For the record, XC is where my background in MTB lies, but I still believe that even those bikes should take into account how they're more realistically going to be used.
angryasian angryasian's article
May 23, 2019 at 18:30
May 23, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
@BeRudeNot2: Kind of hurts a little to admit that, no? I didn't want to like Live Valve as much as I did. On a related note, Ford is using Live Valve shocks as OEM equipment on new Ford Raptors. OMG.
angryasian angryasian's article
May 23, 2019 at 15:23
May 23, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
@bigbobjoylove: What drop? That rock in the picture is like six inches high. But I'm definitely not going to argue with you that the top XC women are better riders than me. Have you ridden one of those courses? They're nuts! And to think that, not long ago, they were all highposting them on 27.5" hardtails with tons of handlebar drop. Ridiculous.
angryasian angryasian's article
May 23, 2019 at 14:58
May 23, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
@gotflow: Sorry, should have been clearer in my comment. I should have added that the weight balance for taller riders often ends up too far back *because the rear wheel ends tucked too closely beneath them* since the chainstays are too short for the given saddle height.
angryasian angryasian's article
May 23, 2019 at 12:54
May 23, 2019
First Ride: Pivot's XC Race Ready 2020 Mach 4 SL
@just6979: It's weird. It's not so much that it's stiffer/firmer overall, but rather that it just doesn't move much at all from pedaling inputs. As soon as you encounter a bump, it moves just as you'd want it to. As far as traction is concerned, I don't think there'd be any downside. It *feels* like it's not moving at all, but there is actually *some* movement even when the valves are closed.
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