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Wow!!! Two great innovators in the industry, Chris Cocalis (founder of Titus) and Dave Weagal (inventor of the DW Link), collaborate on the awesome, new Pivot Bikes.

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The DW Link Pivot Mach 5.

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Note: the front derailleur is mounted directly to the frame. You’ll need to use a Shimano e-clamp derailleur and remove the plate – the derailleur bolts right into the two holes above the BB shell! Also note that the BB shell is not threaded. This is because you press the bearing cups right into the BB shell! You’ll need to use a Shimano or Race Face crankset on this one.

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The front derailleur and bearings are installed on this one.

DW Link rocker arms…..

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Pivot Mach 4 – 4″ travel XC machine.

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 We didn’t get to ride these bikes – they were extremely popular at Dirt Demo!  Every time we went by the Pivot booth they were checked out. The reports from other riders are very positive – I’d like to hear some feedback from a gravity racer on descending performance though.

Since Chris and Dave are involved you know it is an excellent design!

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Pivot Bikes Catalog:

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Click image to see the 2008 Pivot catalog. Full specs, geometries and build kits (2.8 mb .pdf file – takes a minute to load).

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Chris Cocalis Interview:

At Interbike Dirt Demo

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