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Luke Patton

Customer Service Representative

Hometown

Rancho Mirage, California

What is the last song you listened to?

Back Pocket - Vulfpeck

Favorite movie quote?

“I know” Han Solo – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

What is Luke’s favorite model and why?

Luke loves the speed and the split-second decision making involved in descents just as much as the feeling of accomplishment when getting past a super technical climb. His weapon of choice? The ultra-versatile Mach 6. “The Mach 6 has become my favorite bikes because of how well balanced it feels and how capable it is on a wide variety of trails,” he says. “It has inspired me to be a more confident and aggressive rider as I continue to progress and push myself harder in the sport. I love the suspension performance on the Mach 6. I never feel over-biked or bogged down by the amount of travel and the DPX2 shock works so well at staying planted in the desert chunk.”

“I had the chance to demo a hand full of bikes when I started here” says Luke. “I rode a Trek Fuel EX 7 before working at Pivot. I knew I wanted something more aggressive and capable on technical trails than my previous bike, but I didn’t know what would suit me best. So, I demoed a bunch of bikes including a Mach 5.5 and a Switchblade before settling on the Mach 6. The Mach 6 was the last bike I took out and I was floored! I could not believe how well the bike climbed, even with the shock wide open. I was PR’ing all my previous segments on the way to the top of my ride…then it was time to turn around and really see what the 6 could do! I was amazed at the stiffness and the responsiveness during the descent, as well as how plush the suspension felt in the rougher sections of trail.”

Luke’s Mach 6 is built with Pro XT/XTR build. “Honestly, it’s the best of both worlds without breaking the bank,” he says. Luke switched the grips to bright orange Ergon GE1 EVO’s, added a mudguard up front, attached a Muthaload gear strap (with a pink tire lever), and has a K-Edge Garmin mount on the steerer tube. 

Rider Stats:
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 155 lbs. (after a big meal)
Bike size: large
Handlebar width: 800mm
Stem Length: 45mm

LG Mach 6 Carbon
 
 
 
 
 

FAVORITE TRAIL

Slim Shady

Sedona, Arizona
Distance: 2 Miles
Climb: 344 ft
Descent: -147 ft
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