Pivot has just released its new Mach 6, a bike the brand claims is, “a serious enduro race weapon and a totally capable back-country tool, but above all else, it’s a whole lotta fun.”
There you have it.
According to Pivot, in the redesign its engineers updated the Hollow Core carbon frame construction to provide increased strength with a better ride feel. Refined geometry delivers improved ride performance, and new kinematics of Pivot’s dw-link suspension optimizes performance from the 27.5-inch wheels.
What’s not to like so far?
Compared to the current version, geometry has been slightly altered by slackening the head tube angle a bit, from 65.80-degrees to an even 65-degrees for all sizes; a gently lengthened reach based on frame size; and a steepened seat tube angle across the board by about a degree (give or take depending on size). The chainstays have also been minutely shortening even as the bike goes from 155 mm of rear travel from the previous version up to 158 mm now.
It still rides on 27.5-inch wheels with spacing for up to 2.6-inch wide tires. Interestingly, there are a collection of coil spring shock options available as well as Fox’s Live Valve air set-up (Pivot was an early adapter and test platform for Live Valve so that’s no surprise).
These small but clutch tweeks make this new version sound pretty dang cool.
•Aggressive geometry designed for all-mountain, enduro, bike park and extreme trail riding.
•Phoenix DH inspired longer dw-link® to maximize rearward wheel-path.
•158mm rear suspension travel featuring a vertically mounted trunnion metric coil-over or air shocks combined with 160mm fork travel.
• 27.5” wheels.
• Full-length, internal cable routing with Pivot’s easy to service, ultra-quiet Cable Port System.
• Fits riders between 4’10” and 6’2” with X-Small to Large sizes.
• Full carbon frame with size-specific ride tuning.
• Pivot Tool Dock system.
Pricing, Specifications and Availability
The new Mach 6 will be available in two color options—Mint Relic and Stealth Black. It is available as a complete bike in fourteen different configurations plus carbon wheel upgrade options, ranging
in price from $5,299 to $10,599 USD. The Mach 6 is available now, in all sizes, at key Pivot dealers worldwide. All parts and pricing options are available here.
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