KRob visits British Columbia And Whistler Bike Park


The day finished off with another shuttle on Seymour with a couple more “XC” type trails so we switched up bikes for the relatively more tame of Severed D*ck and Applicator.

The bikes of choice were the Pivot Mach 5 for me and Carbon March 5.7 for Sharon both in size medium. I was at first skeptical of taking the Mach 5 on anything that didn’t resemble a XC race course but Lee’s old Mach 5 was definitely set up well for this type of riding. The 160 float was well broken in and plush and the shorter than stock RP23 dropped the tail end and BB down a bit totally transforming the nature of the Mach 5.

It was flickable, playful, and dare I say, plush. Never thought I’d ever say that about a Pivot long legged XC bike. It climbed effortlessly and hooked up on everything. The frame was stiff. The medium fit me well. I gotta say, I really enjoyed this spin on the Mach 5.

Nice shiny bits in red offset the white nicely.

Here’s Sharon’s new 5.7 Carbon. Very sexy. We were having such a good time railing trail that I forgot to ask Sharon if I could try it, but if it is more of the Mach 5 but better then I bet it’s a pretty dang good ride. KRob—-> Adding Mach 5.7 Carbon onto Interbike dance card for next year.

Later that afternoon Saundra and I rode the Sea Bus across to Vancouver and walked around Gas Town and bought some souvenirs for the kids. Later we met Lee and Sharon for some very good Sushi. When we got “home” Andy made us some hot cocoa and we snuggled up in the living room with a good book and warm fire. Another great day on the ‘Shore!

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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