Pivot Phoenix 29 with 190mm of travel

Solving geometry problems to enable ballistic speeds

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In the new Phoenix 29er, introduced today, the performance of dw-link suspension is now packaged in a lower, more compact 190mm travel design. This increases overall stiffness, lowers the center of gravity, improves aesthetics. A short upper link also plays nice with both coil and air shocks by reducing side loads and overall friction in the system. Pivot also offers a wide range of sizes in our bikes and this linkage layout allows the same on the Phoenix 29. Standover height is even lower than the 27.5 model, and it’s available in sizes ranging from S-XL.

“Our engineering team pulled all the stops on the Phoenix 29 project. That included traveling to races for direct feedback. We work closely with our athletes on all race bikes, but with this one, the team was hands-on in its development. The result is an insanely fast bike that we’re all proud of and the team is extremely happy to race on.”

— Pivot Cycles President and CEO, Chris Cocalis

It is no secret now that 29er wheels roll faster, smooth out rough courses and carry a ridiculous amount of momentum. They offer improved tracking and braking in turns too. Short 17” (44.3mm) chainstays add ‘playful’, ‘flickable’ and ‘manuals for days’ to its repertoire. This makes it incredibly fun in a bike park, and quick even in tight, technical wooded sections. Of course, these are big beasts and the rider has to really use the body and move it around the cockpit to maximize handling and agility of a bike in this category.


Features:

    • • Lightweight yet incredibly strong full carbon frame featuring leading-edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot’s proprietary molding technology
    • • 190mm of supple yet efficient dw‐link® suspension
    • • Air and coil shock compatible – comes standard with the ultra-adjustable
    • Fox Factory Float X2 shock
    • • 203mm travel Fox Factory Series 40 or Performance Elite 40 fork
    • • 29‐inch wheels for increased momentum, larger tire contact patch, and
    • increased stability
    • • Super Boost Plus for increased 29” wheel stiffness, strength, and
    • durability paired with the lowest Q factor on a DH bike
    • • Integrated fork stops and built-in cable ports
    • • Available in sizes S, M, L, XL for riders between 5’4″ and 6’7″
    • • Complete bike and frame-only options
    • • 10-year warranty
    • • Frame weight starting at 2900g/6.40 lb. – complete bike weight of 14.06

 

    kg./31lb. possible

The Phoenix 29’s new compact upper link design features an increased rising rate that is optimized for both coil and high volume air shocks. The new upper link’s direct mount design (no clevis) provides for a more solid shock mount and reduces side loads and overall friction in the system. This enables a supple ride even during high side-load conditions. And it protects the shock and the linkages from premature wear.

Standover height is substantially lower than the 27.5 model, and it’s available in sizes ranging from S-XL. All sizes feature the same short head tube and seat tube lengths in 4 different reach measurements allowing every rider to select their size with the perfect reach and allowing for the most flexibility in rider set up.


Short 17” (44.3mm) chainstays provide plenty of high-speed stability but also add ‘playful’, ‘flickable’ and ‘manuals for days’ to the Phoenix 29’s repertoire. That is of course assuming that you are gifted and know how to manual.

The frame features Super Boost Plus with a 92mm bottom bracket design (a first for DH bikes). The design enables riders to run narrower trail bike width cranks with a narrower Q factor. The narrow Q factor design provides more ground clearance while pedaling and corning as well as better pedaling efficiency for the rider. It has the additional effect of reducing overall weight and increasing stiffness due to the use of a shorter spindle and narrower bottom bracket width.

A +/- .75 degree Pivot headset option allowing riders to perfectly tune their bike for any racecourse or bikepark situation. Integrated fork stops with built-in cable ports are designed in as well.

The heart of the system – Suspension Design
The Phoenix 29’s new compact upper link design features an increased rising rate that is optimized for both coil and high volume air shocks. The new upper link’s direct mount design (no clevis) provides for a more solid shock mount and reduces side loads and overall friction in the system.

 

Geometry Discussion
Standover height is substantially lower than the 27.5 model, and it’s available in sizes ranging from S-XL. All sizes feature the same short head tube and seat tube lengths in 4 different reach measurements allowing every rider to select their size with the perfect reach and allowing for the most flexibility in rider set up.

Short 17” (44.3mm) chainstays provide plenty of high-speed stability but also add ‘playful’, ‘flickable’ and ‘manuals for days’ to the Phoenix 29’s repertoire.

The frame features Super Boost Plus with a 92mm bottom bracket design (a first for DH bikes). The design enables riders to run narrower trail bike width cranks with a narrower Q factor. The narrow Q factor design provides more ground clearance while pedaling and corning as well as better pedaling efficiency for the rider. It has the additional effect of reducing overall weight and increasing stiffness due to the use of a shorter spindle and narrower bottom bracket width.

A +/- .75 degree Pivot headset option allowing riders to perfectly tune their bike for any racecourse or park situation.

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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