Sunday, August 9, 2009
429 Pivot has been on my mind for some time. Actually many different mountain bikes have been on my mind, not to mention bikes period this year. I got the hankern again (like some many times) this year after racing the Mas-O-Menos Marthon. There I finished a respecful 30th place at 6hr and some changes. I ran the course with the ol' trusted IbisMojo. Steel hard-tail that is. With the hand job. I purchased this bike back in 97' with the idea of it lasting a long time. I dropped more money on it then any other bike I've ridden. However, the bike has been such a sweet ride over the years. I've upgraded the component twice and shock once. Well now it's time to move on to something different and comfortable. The 429 is a sweet, I'm mean frick'en sweet 29'er, fully suspended ready to burn trails, mountain bike. I've been on the fence for sometime now about a 29'er. I've seen bike trends come and go and this one is here to stay and revolutionary. It's taken me some time to embrace but I'm now invested. I ordered the bike last Thursday(Aug 6, 09) as a birthday gift to myself. It should take a week to arrive. I order the frame and fork from the factory thru Cycle Progession and Bryan Fawley and I are buiding it up. Basically, weight is an issue with this bike and keeping it light and with-in budget(?) is the game. With this in mind, the build is XTR Cranks, Sram twist X9 and X9 derail. The wheels will be kind with DT240 Hubs, Stands No-tubs Rims. WSC Stem and Race Face bars. The Disk brakes are by Hope. This ought to lighten it to 26lbs. I hope. Can't wait to see it.