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Staff Bike Check: Michael's Pivot Phoenix

Staff Bike Check: Michael's Pivot Phoenix
Bike Type: DH MTB
Brand: Pivot
Model: Phoenix
Handlebar: SixC, 790 mm
Stem: Atlas DM
Cranks: Sixc, 165mm
Wheelset: Atlas
Fork: 40 Factory Orange Gloss
Shock: 2021 X2
Seatpost: Next R
Drivetrain: Shimano Saint




1. What’s your name?
2. How long have you been in the bike industry?
1.5 years
3. What do you do at Race Face?
Demand Planner
4. What’s one weird fact about you?
I have no baby toe toenails
5. How often do you ride?
2-3 times a week
6. What type of riding do you do?
Mostly downhill with some pedaling sprinkled in for the fitness
7. What’s your favourite trail?
Any trail I’m riding with friends
8. What made you pick this bike over others?
It has the numbers and the looks I look for in a bike. DW link is also pretty sick.
9. What is your favourite component or part of your bike and why?
The fork! Saves my life when I make “interesting” line choices.
10. Have you changed/added anything to your bike to suit your riding style?
Custom tune on the X2 (thanks Naz) to give me a bit more support on those “interesting” line choices and heavier hits. Hayes Dominion A4 Brakes and Basic Bike Co pads for extra help slowing down.


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