Pivot Cycles Interbike 2017

Stunning Mach 5.5 10-year Anniversary Edition bike and more

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Here’s Pivot Cycles front man and lead designer Chris Cocalis running through the company’s hottest bikes, starting off with a very special 10-year Anniversary Edition Mach 5.5. You have to love that paint scheme.

Video: Pivot Cycles 10-year Anniversary Edition Mach 5.5, Mach 429 Trail, and Firebird

It’s a special time in the world of Pivot, as the Arizona-based brand is celebrating 10 years of making some of the world’s best bikes. To commemorate this momentous occasion, they’ve released the Anniversary Edition Mach 5.5. Highlights of this true do-it-all machine with 140mm rear travel and 160mm up front include a special Pivot blue paint scheme, color matched saddle and grips, and anniversary edition Reynolds 35mm internal rim width wheels with smooth spinning I9 hubs.

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It also comes with Race Face Next cranks with custom graphics, a Shimano XT Pro build kit with upgraded Freeza brake rotors, and a bump-eating Fox DPX2 shock. It’s a supremely beautiful build for a bike Chris Cocalis says is the Pivot model that covers the widest range, able to tackle everything from XC to aggressive trail riding.

If you are looking for something a touch less burly, the Mach 429 Trail may well be the answer. It toggles between 29er and 27.5-plus and has just under 120mm travel in the rear and 130mm up front. To help keep costs down, Pivot tweaked its frame design, putting cable routing on the outside, which allows them to maintain stiffness, keep weight in check, and slice about $500 off the final price tag.

Finally, for the big hitters out there, the 170mm front/170mm rear Firebird is the answer to your bike park charging dreams. Launched last fall, this “super enduro” trail crusher is also a capable pedaler thanks to the stable DW-link suspension. And amazingly, you can get it to under 28 pounds in the higher end builds. Now that’s having your cake and eating it, too.

Gallery: Pivot Cycles Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Edition, Mach 429SL, Switchblade, LES 27.5 and More

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Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary
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Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary

This limited and numbered edition of the flagship, high-performance, trail bike features a special Pivot Cycles 10th Anniversary paint, Race Face Next SL carbon crankset with custom graphics, matching Fox 36 fork and Fox Float Factory DPX2 rear shock, special WTB Volt Team saddle with Anniversary graphic and custom rail color, and Anniversary Edition Reynolds Carbon wheels with custom, laser etched Pivot 10 Year Anniversary logos and blue anodized-to-match, Industry 9 hubs. Only 300 of these very special Mach 5.5 Carbon bikes are available, worldwide.
Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Seatstay Detail
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Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Seatstay Detail

10th Anniversary Edition paint and special edition components throughout.
Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Toptube
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Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Toptube

This limited and numbered edition of the flagship, high-performance, trail bike features a special Pivot Cycles 10th Anniversary paint,
Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Hub Detail
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Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Hub Detail

Anniversary Edition Reynolds Carbon wheels with custom, laser etched Pivot 10 Year Anniversary logos and blue anodized-to-match, Industry 9 hubs.
Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Rim Detail
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Pivot Mach 5.5 10th Anniversary Rim Detail

Reynolds Carbon wheels feature industry leading composite materials and proprietary resins that give Reynolds rims the perfect balance of stiffness and ride-feel.
Pivot Firebird
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Pivot Firebird

The Firebird is the no-compromise, Holy Grail of long travel mountain bikes – both an enduro bike that devours park runs and a technical climber that relishes huge lines and blazing descents. Building on its reputation as the bike for all-day missions on black diamond terrain, the Firebird features Phoenix DH-inspired long reach measurements combined with a 65-degree head angle to deliver unmatched stability and handling.
Pivot Mach 429SL
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Pivot Mach 429SL

The race proven, World Cup‐caliber, Mach 429SL Carbon is the leader of the new breed of racing full suspension. Choice of National and World Champions, selected as Best Mountain Bike at Interbike and as Mountain Bike of the Year by Bicycling Magazine, Pivot’s 100mm 29er is the bike you want for the ultimate in power transfer efficiency and technical trail mastery.
Pivot LES 27.5
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Pivot LES 27.5

The LES hardtail family holds victories in professional races around the world. Now, we are proud to introduce the newest member of this winning team – the new LES 27.5. Following in the footsteps of the LES 29, the LES 27.5 is a hardtail aficionado’s dream machine – an ultra-light chassis with BMX-like handling and the rollover advantage of bigger wheels, all in a snappy, fast-accelerating package to fit a wide range of rider sizes.
Pivot Mach 4 Carbon
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Pivot Mach 4 Carbon

Winner of trail bike and XC bike awards, as well as professional races around the world, the Mach 4 Carbon perfectly embodies our philosophy of designing every Pivot to perform at the pinnacle of its category. For riders seeking the ultimate in lightweight trail bikes, the flickable, confidence inspiring Mach 4 Carbon shines in technical terrain, and anywhere the singletrack gets rough. For racers, the ability to unleash on descents is matched only by the Mach 4 Carbon’s World Cup pedaling efficiency and power transfer. Whether it is time to cut loose on your favorite trail or crush the competition at your next race, the Mach 4 Carbon is one bike that does it all.
Pivot Switchblade
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Pivot Switchblade

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. As a long travel 29er, the Switchblade is a next-level enduro bike that begs for fast, steep and technical trails. As a 27.5+ machine, the Switchblade combines spider-man traction with the shortest chainstays in the category for the ultimate all-terrain, all-conditions ride.
Pivot Phoenix
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Pivot Phoenix

Crankworx. The DH World Cup. Red Bull Hardline. The Phoenix DH Carbon is the lightest, strongest, fastest, most technically advanced and stylish downhill chassis in the world, and is the bike of choice for Bernard Kerr and the Pivot Factory Racing Team at each of these events. Working directly with the whole team, and with Redbull / Go Pro athlete Aaron Chase, the Phoenix DH Carbon frame has dropped over 2/3 of a pound over the original design, features 27.5” wheels and more go-fast features than on any other gravity offering. All together, this is a bike that will take you directly to the podium.
Pivot Mach 429 Trail
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Pivot Mach 429 Trail

The goal when designing the Mach 429 Trail was to create a new category of trail bike – one that takes advantage of the best features of 29 and yet maintains the performance characteristics that make you forget about wheelsize and, instead, translate to the “best-ride-ever,” every time you ride.
Pivot Vault
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Pivot Vault

The Pivot Vault is a competition-ready cyclocross machine that eagerly doubles as your all-season stage racer. Whether you plan to throw down in gravel events, the local crit series or if your favorite race is the one against sundown – when your rides include every possibility – the Vault’s go-anywhere, do-anything personality means that you can pare your quiver of drop-bar bikes down to just this one perfect ride.
Pivot Cycles Interbike 2017 Booth
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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2017 Booth

Pivot Cycles bikes are born from decades of industry experience and bred from a heritage of racing. Founder Chris Cocalis worked the floor in bike shops, raced BMX professionally, built bikes by hand, and saw Titus Cycles to success before turning his full efforts to Pivot Cycles in 2007

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  • Scotch Hennesy says:

    I’ve been riding and racing mountain bikes non-stop since 1990. The years of turning pedals in the hills have put me on top of the very first Manitou fork, ATAC stems, Anza bar ends, Cannondale HeadShocks, Triple rings down to single rings..etc. Of all my bikes throughout these ever changing years, my Pivot Trail 429 is by far my fave. I sold my Cannondale Scalpel team model in order to buy this amazing ride. I gained some weight for sure; but inherited a work of art that is so much fun to climb and descend on. I’m a loyal Pivot guy for many years to come.

  • Marty Arnwine says:

    I may have to sell a kidney for it, but damn that 10 year anniversary 5.5 is a sweet ride!

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