The Pivot Vault – ready for road, gravel and cyclocross.

Pivots new frame with Iso Flex - fine tune the comfort of you ride.

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The all new Pivot Vault

Pivots Vault is the only drop bar bike in the brand’s line, so naturally, the bike has to be fast, versatile, and shreddable.  The new Vault looks to be a great option for mountain riders looking to get gravel riding and seasoned crosser alike.

One bike to rule them all

Gravel, road, or cross, the all-new Pivot Vault checks all the boxes with massive tire clearance, tight 420mm seat stays, and a light race tuned carbon frame. Pivot updated progressive new school geometry is said to excel on variable road surfaces, race courses, and adventure rides. New for this year are tuned tube shapes and carbon layups that offer a smooth ride feel and allow the rider to go the distance.

ISO Flex technology

Pivots new seatpost system isolates the seatpost from the frame for the maximizing rider comfort while maintaining a race-level torsional frame stiffness. In minutes, you can swap insert sizes too. Choose 27.2mm for maximum seatpost deflection and comfort or go 30.9mm for dropper post applications. The Vault’s ISO FLEX seat tube design is said to bring comfort to unforgiving dropper seatposts – even on the roughest roads, you get to have your cake and eat it too.

Larger tire clearance

With generous tire clearance as a result of the new dual dropped chainstays, the Vault is a tire change away from being ready for any ride on any surface. You can rock 25c’s and ultralight aero wheels for a road race or mount a set of cross-specific tires for that sloppy cyclocross race. Bikepacking or a raw, primitive gravel route on the agenda? Throw on some 45c’s or a set of high volume 650b’s for an even smoother ride and total control.

Rock those fenders

In the quest to be vertical and practical the new Vault has hidden fender mounts that go unnoticed until they’re needed,  morphing into a high-performance commuter or winter training steed. Pivot aimed to make the front derailleur mount incredibly stiff for optimized 2x shifting, but also removable for 1x drivetrains, and its integrated cover disappears with ultra-clean lines.


It is available as a frameset, and a complete bike in two configurations:

  • Vault Ultegra $5,200
  • Vault Force with eTap AXS $6,700.

The Vault is available now, in all sizes, at key Pivot Dealers worldwide in two color options—Slate Blue and Sandstorm.

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About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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