Pivot Cycles Reviews and News


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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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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The All New Pivot Firebird 27.5


Chris Cocalis from Pivot gives us an inside look at the all new Firebird 27.5 platform which has similar geometry to the popular 26″ Firebird and features the exact same travel, making it a pretty easy conversion.

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Pivot Interbike Booth


Chris Cocalis shows us the 2013 PIvot line with the new Mach 429 Carbon that features dw-link suspension technology, ISCG 05 chain guide, and internal cable routing, the new LES 29er carbon hardtail

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2013 Pivot Cycles Bike Lineup


For 2013 Pivot is excited to announce 2 new big additions to their line with the 429 Carbon and LES. These 2 new bikes as well as the rest of our 2013 line are highlighted below. 2013 Pivot Mach 429 Carbon Pivot has upped the ante once again by taking the proven performance of the […]

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Pivot Cycles Riding Into Summer, Lumberyard, World Cup DH Team Updates


On The Road Again It really just seemed like Pivot no more than unpacked from Sea Otter and our very own Whiskey 50 before the bags were being packing again.  Only this time for the whole summer.  We are in for a fun packed season and we are already well into logging huge miles with […]

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Photos: Intense, Pivot, Titus and more


A few various shots around Sea Otter on Day 1. Intense was showing off the Hard Eddy carbon 29er now with their Intense carbon fork. Mr. Intense himself (aka Jeff Steber) has posted some images of two 27.5 (aka 650B) builds in our Intense forum, be sure to check out those photos here. Although they […]

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Write a Review Contest Winner: Dj – Featured User Review: Pivot Cycles Mach 5.7 Carbon


Congrats to Dj, the winner of this week’s Write a Review Contest and the new proud owner of a Philips SafeRide LED Bike Light! Congrats also, to runner-up winners “donlaforet” (Sci’con Saddlebag) and “Odii” (Mtbr t-shirt) for their reviews of the Specialized S-Works Epic 29er and the SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack! (note: “Dj” if you […]

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