There's a dizzying range of bikes out there these days—XC, trail, all-mountain, enduro—what if you want a bike that you can just climb onto and ride? The Trail 429 is that bike. It accelerates and climbs like a cross-country bike yet more than holds its own on rough, technical terrain. Effortless handling, incredible power transfer, and blazing acceleration are what set the Trail 429 apart from so many other trail bikes. With the Trail 429 Pivot sweated the details—painstakingly developing the precise mix of resins, composite fibers, layup orientation, and frame shaping to create a chassis with the perfect blend of strength and stiffness. The frame's full-carbon construction uses leading-edge materials and Pivot's proprietary, hollow core, internal molding technology. A 130mm Fox 34 fork is paired with a 120mm Fox DPS rear shock for smooth, efficient suspension that's tuned for trail handling. The dw-linkage offers peerless braking performance, big-hit capability, and the perfect balance of traction and acceleration. This bike is compatible with both 29-inch and 27.5-inch plus tires and provides class-leading mud and tire clearance. Its ultra-short chainstays make easy work of the tightest trails, while the long-and-low geometry offers a confident, stable stance. The end result is a bike that’s calm and neutral on steep technical terrain, yet fun and flickable on the most twisted trails. Pivot gave the Trail 429 many of the same strength and stiffness-enhancing features that you’ll find on their gravity-oriented bikes, including a double-wishbone rear triangle, Super Boost Plus rear axle spacing, ultra-wide suspension linkages, and burly bearing assemblies. With the Trail 429, Pivot has upped the ante on downhill performance without any loss in versatility.
Enduro courses. World Cup Downhill courses. It’s hard to tell the difference between the two these days. Well, right up until the point when you have to grind your way to the top of the absolute hairball descent—that would be enduro. And that is also where the new Firebird 29 enters the picture with its speed generating 29er wheels and a penchant for kicking ass. The Firebird 29’s big wheels gobble up miles with ease, roll right over the gnar and add insane levels of traction to the mix. But this is no monster truck. The Firebird 29 is a lightweight machine that boasts a poppy, lively feel that long-travel 29ers have never possessed. Until now. The Firebird 29 features a bomber, yet ultra-light, full-carbon frame constructed with leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot's proprietary molding technology. With its long front-center and short chainstay combination, the Firebird 29 possesses that nimble, snappy feel that tempts you to make bold line choices yet allows you to stay in complete control when you’re warping down trails at World Cup speeds. The dw-link rear suspension enabled Pivot to build a bike that achieves the ultimate in both downhill and climbing performance. The dw-link’s anti-squat and variable wheel travel path traits yield both the square-edge bump absorption of a downhill bike and the crisp pedaling efficiency of a shorter-travel trail bike. The Firebird is compatible with both 29-inch and 27.5-inch wheels without compromise, thanks to the flip-chip and adjustable geometry. Super Boost Plus rear spacing adds stiffness and control, while hassle-free, full-length internal cable routing keeps cables neat and protected. If you want a bike that crushes climbs, slays descents, and rewrites the 29er playbook, the Firebird 29 hits the mark.
$6,399.00 - $8,098.00
Purpose-built to meet the demands of enduro and aggressive trail riding, Pivot’s Switchblade is a versatile ripper with a huge advantage no matter where you shred. Combining modern geometry tweaks with a stiff and lightweight carbon frame gives you both unmatched high-speed stability through chunky terrain and effortless split-second manuals over seemingly impossible obstacles. With a 135mm-travel double wishbone rear triangle design employing dw-link’s anti-squat and variable wheel travel path, the Switchblade achieves the best performance in high speed and technical sections while also maintaining precise handling and an efficient, poppy ride. A 150mm Fox 36 Factory FIT4 fork attacks obstacles relentlessly while a Fox Factory DPS EVOL shock expertly handles spring and damping duties in the rear. This PRO XT/XTR 1x build features Shimano's pack-leading and dependable XT/XTR 1x11 drivetrain paired with Race Face Aeffect SL cranks. Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes follow up with great power and modulation, while the DT Swiss wheelset teams up with Maxxis rubber to carve through dirt with precision. A Fox Transfer dropper post and Phoenix carbon handlebar complete the stellar spec, giving you an outstanding all-terrain, all-conditions ride.
$7,099.00 - $8,798.00
Pivot’s Mach 5.5 is truly a jack of all trades and master of every single one. Built on a high-modulus carbon frame, the 140mm of dw link suspension unites concepts learned from both XC and downhill domains. The result is a trail bike that claws its way up just about anything with unparalleled pedaling efficiency, then eats up square-edge bumps, sticking like glue to white-knuckle descents. Pivot dialed in that suspension control front and rear with a Fox Factory DPS EVOL shock and 160mm Fox 36 Factory fork, both more than ready to tackle the A line where the C line scares off most. Harness the Mach 5.5’s built-in climbing prowess with the huge range and simplified shifting of a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, while knowing you can push your limits with the always-there power of XT brakes. And, wide DT Swiss M1700 wheels roll on front- and rear-specific Maxxis 27.5 x 2.6 WT tires so you get gallons of traction without spilling an ounce of speed.
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