Pivot Cycles Reviews and News


Pivot’s Chris Cocalis talks plus, tire tech, e-bikes, and more


The Pivot front man has a reputation for obsessiveness, attention to fit and finish, and just plain getting it right. It’s put his company front and center among bike cognoscenti.

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Pivot extends warranty on carbon frames to ten years


To celebrate turning ten, Pivot is extending their warranty to ten years.

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2018 Pivot Mach 4 goes Boost


The Mach 4 is one of those bikes that’s difficult to categorize. With 115mm of suspension on tap, it looks the part of an XC race bike, yet it rolls on 27.5” wheels. For 2017, it’s gone boost and received additional updates.

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Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon first ride review


The back of this trail bike is the business end with 140mm travel and a speedy Maxxis Rekon 2.6 tire, while the front is the party with 160mm travel and an aggressive Minion DHF.

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Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon trail bike


With 140mm of dw-link rear travel and 160mm travel Fox 36 fork enables you to conquer terrain that makes other bikes cower. It’s a bike that inspires you to climb while looking forward to the descents.

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Video: Pivot Phoenix bar, stem, grips


Pivot showed off their new cockpit components designed with a purpose starting with a 35mm handlebar. The bar itself is not stiffer by design but it is lighter than the previous generation.

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Küat Pivot swing out rack carrier


The Kuat Pivot is perfect for those #vanlifers (or any rider) who has a hitch mounted bike rack and wants easy tailgate access.

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Pivot Cycles expands NICA support with Utah sponsorship


The founding sponsor of the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League, has expanded their support of youth racing and is now also a platinum-level sponsor of the Utah High School Cycling League for 2017 and 2018.

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Pivot’s Rupert Chapman rips Christchurch Adventure Park


Need a little Monday distraction? Check out this new edit from Rupert Chapman, the latest addition to the Pivot Factory Racing team. No tricks, no gimmicks, all riding.

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Pivot Phoenix component line debuts


When manufacturers use branded parts on their builds, it usually means they’re trying to hit a price point. Pivot doesn’t play that game.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Trail Bike


As cross-country bikes get slacker and enduro bikes get faster, it’s become increasingly difficult to draw a line between these two segments and good old fashioned trail bikes. After much debate, we finally settled on a definition — and a winner for 2016. Click through to see if you agree with our choices?

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Pivot Firebird


With its comfortable fit and reach, the Firebird is a great big bike option, provided you have a zippier trail alternative for longer days in the saddle.

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Outerbike Test Sessions: Pivot Switchblade


The original Switchblade (made by Titus 15 years ago) ticked all the right boxes for a high-end full suspension bike. The new Pivot Switchblade was tops on the Outerbike Test Sessions list for the very same reasons.

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Best of Interbike 2016


Who knows exactly how many products we see during the three-day Interbike trade show. But some just stand out more than others. Here are 20 of our absolute favorites.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2016


Pivot Cycles long ago earned its title as an award-winning mountain bike manufacturer. But the best never stop evolving. For 2017, Pivot launches several new mountain bike models and updates a few classics.

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2017 Pivot 429 MachSL Carbon first look


The 429 Mach SL is already one of the best XC race bikes on the market, so how did Pivot make it even better?

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2017 Pivot Firebird first look


The previous Pivot Firebird was a little long in the tooth with its ‘short and high’ geometry. But this new version is fully modernized taking in the lessons learned from the success of the Pivot Switchblade.

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Ripping and Whipping with Bernard Kerr


Whether he’s ripping moto or hitting the pump track, Pivot rider Bernard Kerr has an effortless style that makes him incredibly entertaining to watch.

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Fastest bike at Tour Divide: Mike Hall’s Pivot LES 29er


The third time at the Tour Divide proved to be a charm for British endurance racer Mike Hall. Hall took his second victory in the self-supported 2745-mile race that roughly follows the Continental Divide from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Here’s an up close look at the bike that got him there.

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XC racing on the Pivot LES 27.5+ bike


Find out what happens when you take a race ready carbon hardtail and spec it with 27.5×2.8″ tires. (It’s not a bad as you might think.)

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Video: Pivot’s Emilie Siegenthaler has style for miles


This week’s Friday video distraction comes courtesy of Pivot Cycles and pro racer Emilie Siegenthaler. The reigning Swiss national downhill champion has style for miles.

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Pivot Switchblade first look


Pivot launches versatile and capable trail bike with a huge sweet spot. It has the shortest chainstays in the category yet allows the biggest tires — and a front derailleur. But your wheels will need 157mm hubs.

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Pivot LES cross-country bike first look


Race ready fun bike has been revamped, shedding 50 grams, and gaining Shimano Di2 electronic shifting compatibility and 27.5+ capability.

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Eliot Jackson RAW video


Pivot rider Eliot Jackson wanted a clean, raw video of what he enjoyed most about riding. Enjoy the speed, precision and style as Eliot produces his own soundtrack.

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Pivot Cycles Phoenix DH Carbon sheds 300 grams


A lighter frame, increased tire clearance, and improved sizing sets newly refreshed 2016 Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon apart from its predecessor.

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Pivot LES Fat fat bike review


Quite possibly the most versatile fat bike (or even hardtail) on the market today. Find out why in our full review.

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9 Dream Bikes That Will Break Your Budget


Amazing bikes from GT, Marin, Norco, BMC, Intense, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Scott and Cannondale for the Powerball winning mountain biker.

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Inside Look: Pivot Cycles LES Fat do-it-all fat bike


The 2016 Pivot Cycles LES Fat is one of the most versatile bikes to hit the market this year, fat or otherwise. For a better understanding of all it can do, check out this video to hear Pivot frontman Chris Cocalis explain the pertinent details of this go-anywhere-anytime two-wheeled fun machine.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 2


Carbon hardtails for big and small budgets, go anywhere adventure bikes and yes, even full suspension. Check out these offerings from Pivot, Cannondale, RSD bikes, Fezzari, Salsa, Durango Bike Company and Surface 604.

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Best new mountain bikes of 2015


The Mtbr staff has ridden everything from electric assist fat bikes to ultra light cross-country whippets this past year. But which ones made our Best of 2015 list?

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Video: Pivot Cycle’s Eliot Jackson – Off Season


Pivot Cycle’s Eliot Jackson knows how to rip on both mountain bikes and dirt bikes. How does he train during the “off” season? By riding plenty of moto.

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Does gearing affect suspension performance?


Can a small chainring negatively affect suspension performance? How about one of those big bail out cogs? To find the answers to those questions and more we turned to Pivot Cycles frontman Chris Cocalis. Read our interview.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Budget busters when money is no object


You know those Lexus “December to Remember” commercials? Well, screw that. If you’re in a tax bracket that permits the purchase of luxury automobiles as Christmas gifts, we suggest you skip the gas guzzler and instead shop from this more eco-friendly list.

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One Ride Review: Pivot Mach 6 Alloy


Carbon is the norm for high end models, but most of us are on aluminum budgets. After three years of development, Pivot’s new Alloy Mach 6 delivers a versatile ride at an attainable price.

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First Ride Review: Pivot Mach 429 Trail


Pivot’s newest steed is a do-it-all 29er trail bike that’s comfortable and capable on a variety of terrain.

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Round up: 5 hot enduro bikes for 2016


The trend towards slacker headtubes, longer top tubes, and shorter chainstays continues with these five 2016 enduro bikes.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2015


Pivot Cycles launches a redesigned Mach 6 Carbon, an all new Mach 6 alloy, and the versatile new 429 Trail.

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2016 Pivot Mach 6


The outgoing Pivot Mach 6 carbon was a highly successful bike for Pivot. Cable routing and a slack seat angle opened the door for some improvements and the high price of carbon called for an aluminum version as well. The call is answered here.

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Pivot Cycles announces new Mach 429 Trail


Pivot’s all new Mach 429 Trail combines two of their most popular models to create a trail bike that handles beyond its 116mm of travel.

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Sea Otter: Cross-country race bike round up


With full-suspension, short-travel cross country bikes weighing in lighter than ever, and pedaling with near-hardtail efficiency, we’re seeing pro racers and weekend warriors alike choose the extra squish. Here are some the newest choices coming into the market.

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Video: Jeff Herbertson – Final Sessions at Post Office


Local dirt jump pro Jeff Herb takes on one last session of the Aptos Dirt Jumps on his Pivot Point.

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News: Pivot Cycles releases the versatile new carbon LES Fat bike


With its Swinger II adjustable height dropout system, the LES Fat bike can handle any drivetrain and wheel sizes from 26 fat to 29, 29+, 27.5+ and beyond.

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News: Pivot Cycles signs Aaron Chase and Carla Hukee


Pivot Cycles is making all the right moves with the signing of downhill legend Aaron Chase and marketing guru Carla Hukee.

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Announced: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 SL Carbon


Pivot unveils the new half-pound lighter Mach 429SL Carbon with Shimano Di2 compatibility, 29″ wheels and 100mm of travel.

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Outerbike photo preview of 2015′s hottest mountain bikes


Events: Mtbr brings you a look at a dozen of 2015′s hottest bikes from the Outerbike demo fest in Moab, Utah.

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Race: 2014 Taxco Urban Downhill bike check


Race Coverage: On the eve of the Taxco Urban Downhill Race, Jon Buckell shows us his specially-prepped Santa Cruz V10 and the bikes of some of his competitors.

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Interbike: Riding the Shimano XTR with Di2 and FOX iCTD


What’s the best thing I saw at the show? XTR Di2 is an easy answer. Is it available today to purchase today and is it practical and affordable? No. But it is a clear demonstration of what is possible today and it opens up a world of possibilities.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2014


Pivot Cycles updates their Mach 4 Carbon for 2015 with their lightest frame ever and adds full length Shimano Di2-compatible internal cable routing to the mix.

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First Look: Pivot Mach 4 Carbon 27.5 – XC and more


Pivot Cycles shows us their new from the ground up Mach 4 Carbon 27.5. Now with more travel and bigger wheels, this bike is a lot of fun.

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Sea Otter Video: Pivot Phoenix DH carbon 2014


A carbon production version of Pivot’s new DH bike was unveiled at Sea Otter this year and we caught up with Pivot Cycles President Chris Cocalis to get the complete rundown.

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