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Liked a comment to bturman's bike check 11/9/2018 3:44 AM

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Liked a comment about product review First Ride: 2018 Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – A Ripping Next-Gen Trail Bike 6/6/2017 11:19 AM

The tires worked very well in Moab's ledgy terrain. They're FAR less wobbly/vague than a plus tire. As I mentioned in my response to jsray above, they might be a little mushy in fast berms, however. I didn't have an opportunity to hit any while in Moab. (They don't exist!)

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Liked a comment about product review First Ride: 2018 Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – A Ripping Next-Gen Trail Bike 5/20/2017 2:59 AM

The Scout is a very fun machine, though it's a bit limited when things gets hairy. I can't see myself rallying it through the rough like the Mach 5.5. You can read more in our review.

Pivot bikes are typically pretty progressive which helps with that poppy feel, especially when paired with a smaller air shock. There's plenty to push into with the Float Factory DPS EVOL, and you can see that at various points in the video above as my wheels leave the ground often both bunny hopping and popping off random rock lips. The Float X2 made it slightly more of a ground-hugger and I needed to add a fair bit of low-speed compression to get the pumping support I was after. Regardless of the shock, pulling up into a manual or making quick line changes was easy to do. Pivot bikes are well known for their pedaling performance and the Mach 5.5 continues along those lines.

Like you said, this bike has a bit more travel on offer. The Pivot is likely the better choice if chunk is on the menu often and you want a bike that's fully up to date with the latest standards. The Scout may take the edge if your trails are a bit smoother.

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