Pivot Cycles in Auburn, California

Pivot Cycles Power Performance

Check out Pivot's DW-Link Suspension. The key to Pivot Cycles' success is its innovative DW-link suspension. The DW-link design gives the rider excellent traction and acceleration, as well as superior square-edge bump performance and braking. Pivot bikes are famous for their ability to handle big hits on demanding trails. The DW-link’s anti-squat feature negates pedal bob when you're up out of the saddle, peddling hard.

Pivot Frame Technology

Pivot's carbon frames are built with a proprietary hollow-core internal molding technology. This produces a lighter, stiffer frame than traditional methods, because there's less material covering unwanted imperfections. Hard internal forms used for both lay-up and molding eliminate inconsistent pressures, giving the frame a maximum degree of compaction and control. Pivot's aluminum tubes are constructed from triple-butted, hydro-formed proprietary 6000-series aluminum. Apart from the head tube, everything on the frame is cold-forged. Forging is an expensive process, but the result is a lighter, stronger frame. The frames are welded in Taiwan and finished at the Pivot factory in Tempe, Arizona.

Who Rides Pivots?

The Pivot Factory Racing team includes Bernard Kerr, Eliot Jackson, and Emilie Siegenthaler. Pivot also sponsers the Pivot/Reynolds Enduro team, which features Brice Shirbach, Adam Snyder, and Mason Bond – and the Stan's/Pivot XC team, which includes Chloe Woodruff and Rose Grant.

Other Pivot racers include:

  • The Epic Brewing Team
  • IK Pivot Cycles Germany Team
  • On the Edge U23 Team
  • Timari Prius Allen
  • Lukas Demmer, Carolyn Romaine, Tom Pfeiffer, Jeremiah Newman, Danielle Beecroft, Katrn Karkhof, Marcus Stahlberg, Sascha Bamberg, and Gordon W. Wadsworth.

Pivot Cycles founder Chris Cocalis has spent a significant amount of his life riding bicycles. He was in the bicycle business in Chicago during the early '80s, working retail while racing BMX bikes in high school. He attended Arizona State University, where he majored in accounting, and worked at two bicycle shops in Phoenix. Cocalis began racing BMX bikes professionally during his stay in Arizona. He attended the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1988, where he earned certification as a United States Cycling Federation Certified professional mechanic. He started building cycles in '89, and started Titus Cycles in 1991. Cocalis left Titus Cycles in 2007, and started Pivot Cycles. Pivot builds XC/Trail, Enduro/Trail, Gravity/DH, Dirt/Jump/Park, Fat/Plus, Gravel/CX/Road bikes.

Here's What People Are Saying About Pivot Cycles

On the trail, the Mach 6 climbs capably, indifferent to pedal input or terrain, yet still remaining active, and hooks up efficiently even when the rider is standing in loose conditions – impressive for a bike with this travel and this intended use. Pointing it downhill, the Mach 6 is stable, confident and effective. If suspension performance is your main criteria, this is a contender…overall the bright blue bomber does the business without fuss. It is a solid, jack-of-all-trades performer, but make no mistake: Its preferred trade is definitely going down.
Bike Magazine
Anyone who is looking for an agile bike with top suspension, will find one with the Pivot Mach 6 carbon, a sweet ride! The American bike convinced with very good handling, superb suspension and fine workmanship. It is just perfect for the funny Trail Tour with friends.
Enduro Mountainbike Magazine

Are they really that good?

Come in and ride a Pivot! You’ll find us at 835 Lincoln Way in Auburn CA, 95603. Click or call at 530.885.3986, and let’s get you riding.

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