Pivot Reviews and News


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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After Otter: More Sea Otter finds

Don’t call ‘em leftovers, but we had so many things for our Otter Pops daily coverage from the Sea Otter Classic, we had to do a follow-up post. Check out the cool new stuff from Pivot, Felt, Commencal, Shimano and more.

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Bike Test: Pivot LES 29 Singlespeed review

Bike-maker Pivot has been on a roll of late, and their first hardtail offering is no exception. The Pivot LES 29 is one mean, lean, racing machine whether you go geared or singlespeed.

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Compare-O Award-O: The best enduro bikes from our big shootout

The Mtbr crew hands out the hardware at the Sea Otter Classic to the winners of our Enduro Compare-O earlier this year.

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Daily coverage from the 2014 Sea Otter Classic Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of Mtbr’s daily coverage of the 2014 Sea Otter Classic. We’ll be continually updating this page with photos and beta on all the latest in mountain bike technology.

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Enduro Compare-O: Mtbr’s Best of Test Award Winners

Find out which bikes took home the hardware from our first-ever Enduro Compare-O.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Pivot shoots for Holy Grail status with new Mach 6 Carbon

The versatile Mach 6 shoots for Holy Grail territory with it’s wide-ranging capabilities for a wide range of riders. Does it hit the mark? Read our Bottom Line review and find out.

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Compare-O First Look: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

The Pivot Mach 6 is one of the most anticipated bikes in our test with 155mm of plush dw-link suspension. It’s laterally stiff with short stays and a smart bottom bracket height designed to corner well and clear rocks and rough stuff.

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Pivot Interbike 2013

Chris Cocalis from Pivot goes over the LES 29, LES 27.5 and the new Vault cross bike that was launched in July. Also shown are Pivot’s full suspension line that includes the Mach 6 Carbon, Mach 5.7, Firebird 27.5 and Mach 429.

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KRob’s Outerbike 2013 Bike Demo Reviews – Part 2

Part two of KRob’s Outerbike bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Norco Sight, Pivot Firebird 27.5, Intense Carbine 275, Devinci Troy, Turner Flux 27.5 and Santa Cruz Heckler 27.5.

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Video: Fall BC XC 29er’ing with the Turner Czar and Pivot 429

Fall in BC brings back rain. Rain brings saturated green vibrant moss, ferns, evergreen and deciduous trees back to life. For video entertainment here’s some Czarring in Northern Yukon.

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2013 All Mountain Bike Tests at Interbike – Part 2

Part two of Krob’s Outdoor Demo bike tests. Here he gives us his opinion on the new Turner Czar, Santa Cruz Bronson C, Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 and the Rocky Mountain Altitude.

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Pivot Shows the New Mach 6 Carbon and LES with 27.5 Wheels

Pivot Cycles joins the 27.5 all mountain party with the new Mach 6 Carbon. 6.1″ of DW designed travel. The LES hardtail now comes in 27.5 size, too. Photos and info here.

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Review: Teva Pivot Clipless MTB Shoe

The Teva Pivot is an All Mountain, Enduro type shoe for clipless pedal users. It takes a fresh design approach and introduces many new features to this category.

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Review: 2013 Pivot Firebird 27.5

What weighs thirty pounds and has 170mm of travel and now comes with the latest and greatest 650b option? Chris Cocalis gives us a tour of the Pivot warehouse and lets us test ride the the Firebird 27.5 in Phoenix and Sedona, Arizona.

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