Mach 6 Gets Ink’d

DSC_0117Our friend Gannon knows it’s not a secret that Pivot’s Mach 6 is the bike to have… We already posted about how phenomenal this bike is here, but this build really took it to the next level. Sram XX1 and a Rock Shox Pike are top of the line components. Add some Enve All Mountain rims laced to DT 240 hubs, wrap them in Schwalbe’s Hans Dampf tires (featuring Super Gravity sidewalls) and this a full blown enduro race machine.DSC_0077The black and red motif was a no-brainer, and it came out looking fantastic. Sometimes it’s hard to match colors, but we definitely took some time to get all the reds as close to each other as possible. DSC_0103Big thanks to our buddies at Side Show Alley Tattoo Odditorium for letting us invade their beautiful space. I think we spent more time looking at all the art and checking out their work than on the actual photography… Life’s rough on the western front.

The bike:

  • Pivot Mach 6 size small
  • Rock Shox Pike with 160mm of travel
  • Sram XX1 drivetrain with a 30t ring
  • KS Lev Integra dropper seatpost
  • Enve AM rims, DT Aerolite spokes, DT 240 hubs
  • Easton Haven bar
  • Deity Cavity stem
  • Magura MT 8 brakes with 203 front and 180 rear rotors
  • Chris King headset and bb
  • SDG Duster saddle
  • 27lbs exactly, without pedals

We speculate a substantial weight savings (~2lbs) with different, less downhill-ish tires. However, you can’t argue with the reassuring durability of the Super Gravity casing on those Hans Dampfs.

Posted by on August 5th 2014