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Pivot Mach 429 Carbon XT/XTR PRO Complete Mountain Bike

$5,799.00

Item # PIV000I

4 5

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Description

All day fast, all season strong.

Carbon fiber, DW-Link, Shimano drivetrain—it reads like a wish list of all the features your dream bike should have. Not surprising, since the Pivot Mach 429 Carbon XT XTR PRO complete mountain bike easily qualifies as a dream ride. At its heart is the award-winning Mach 429 Carbon frame, which has won over riders with its smooth DW-Link suspension and responsive carbon fiber frame. Suspension duties are handled by Factory series FOX units, which employ updated dampers and the distinctive Kashima coating for a supple ride that exceeds what you've come to expect out of a 100mm-travel bike. The build kit is a carefully selected Shimano blend, consisting primarily of the workhorse XT groupset, and it rolls on DT Swiss's Spline 350 wheelset. The end product is an incredibly capable machine that's just as comfortable racing XC as it is cranking out aggressive laps on technical trails.

The components certainly make a difference, but the defining characteristic of a great bike will always be the frame. Accordingly, Pivot took its time when developing the Mach 429 to ensure that it was as durable, as responsive, and as smooth as possible. Taking lessons from the development of the venerable Mach 5.7 Carbon, the Mach 429 Carbon was able to both shed weight and improve stiffness over its aluminum counterpart. Naturally, the short aluminum links connecting the rear triangle contribute greatly to the stiffness, as do the 142x12mm through axle and massive tapered head tube. The BB92 bottom bracket shell allows for the widest possible shell, both saving weight and improving stiffness over a standard 73mm threaded shell. And while the 5.8 average pound frame weight doesn't make the 429 carbon the lightest in its class, details like custom molded stay guards and an impact resistant downtube guard point to the optimal balance of efficiency and durability that this frame achieves.

Its DW-Link suspension platform was designed, and then refined, by suspension super-guru Dave Weagle. While it's perfectly reasonable to simply trust the string of World Cup wins and podium appearances by Weagle's suspension designs, it's the first ride that will truly drive home the advantage that the DW-Link provides. Far from being exclusively advantageous to the world's fastest racers, the trail-tuned, 29er-optimized version found on the Mach 429 smooths rough sections and provides tenacious climbing grip that both seasoned riders and novices alike will appreciate immediately. These characteristics are a product of hundreds of hours of fine-tuning wheel path and leverage curves to neutralize the effect of your body's movement, making the 429 as efficient while climbing as it is descending. The low leverage ratio provided by this dual link suspension design enables lower spring rates and lighter damping, for an incredibly supple ride that doesn't sacrifice the snappy, inspiring feel when you get on the pedals.

The build kit starts with Shimano brakes and drivetrain. The XT brakes provide fantastic stopping power with minimal effort. The drivetrain consists of XT shifters, cassette, front derailleur and double chainring crankset, mated to an XTR rear derailleur. The combination of stiff crank arms and optimized tooth profiles on the chainring and cassette results in direct application of power, and lightning fast shifts. Suspension duties are handled by Factory series FOX units, specifically a 32 FLOAT CTD fork and FLOAT CTD rear shock. In addition to updated dampers which provide an improved range of setups, you'll find the drool-worthy Kashima treatment, which improves hardness on sliding surfaces, for a plush ride. The CTD adjustment scheme takes the guesswork out of achieving an ideal suspension setup, especially when you're making adjustments on the fly. The cockpit is comprised of an FSA stem and seatpost, mated to Pivot's own carbon fiber handlebar. It rolls on a DT Swiss Spline wheelset, with DT's straight pull 350 hubs and legendary Star ratchet mechanism, and One XR rims. They're wrapped in Kenda's fast rolling, grippy Slant 6 tires. The combination results in a bike that begs for all day rides on the most varied terrain you can find.

The Pivot Mach 429 Carbon XT/XTR PRO complete mountain bike is available in four sizes from Small to X-Large, and in the colors Green, Matte Black/red, and Matte Black/blue.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-Link
Rear Shock:
FOX FLOAT CTD Trail Adjust Kashima
Rear Travel:
100 mm
Fork:
FOX 32 FLOAT 29 FIT CTD Trail Adjust Kashima
Front Travel:
120 mm
Headset:
Pivot
Shifters:
Shimano XT M780
Front Derailleur:
Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XTR M986 Shadow+
Crankset:
24/38 t Shimano XT M785
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano
Pedals:
not included
Cassette:
11-36 t Shimano XT M770
Chain:
Shimano
Brake Set:
Shimano XT M785
Rotors:
160 mm Shimano Ice Tech
Handlebar:
Phoenix carbon riser
Handlebar Width:
740 mm
Grips:
Pivot lock-on
Stem:
FSA SL-K
Saddle:
WTB Volt Race
Seatpost:
FSA SL-K
Hubs:
DT Swiss 350 Spline
Rims:
DT Swiss One XR
Axles:
[front] 15mm thru-axle, [rear] 12x142mm thru-axle
Tires:
Kenda Slant 6
Tire Size:
29 x 2.2 in
Recommended Use:
cross country and trail riding
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame

Size chart

Pivot Cycles

 

Geometry Chart

 

Pivot Mach 429 Carbon
120mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube Length

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 17.0in 23.0in 23.7in 15.7in 27.7in 4.0in 70.30 72.90 12.75in 17.7in 42.9in
M 18.5in 24.0in 23.7in 16.7in 29.3in 4.0in 70.30 72.90 12.75in 17.7in 43.9in
L 20.0in 24.75in 24.4in 17.2in 29.3in 4.7in 70.30 72.90 12.75in 17.7in 44.7in
XL 22.0in 25.6in 25.5in 17.7in 30.5in 5.9in 70.30 72.90 12.75in 17.7in 45.6in
140mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube Length

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 17.0in 23.0in 24.0in 15.2in 28.0in 4.0in 69.30 71.90 13.0in 17.7in 13.0in
M 18.5in 24.0in 24.0in 16.3in 29.6in 4.0in 69.30
71.90 13.0in 17.7in 13.0in
L 20.0in 24.75in 24.7in 16.8in 29.6in 4.7in 69.30 71.90 13.0in 17.7in 13.0in
XL 22.0in 25.6in 25.8in 17.3in 30.8in 5.9in 69.30 71.90 13.0in 17.7in 13.0in

Pivot Mach 249 Carbon Geometry chart

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5 5

Extremely agile XC machine

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I road a lot of carbon, full suspension, 26er and 29ers looking for the right bike to compliment my Yeti ARC hard tail XC bike. I wanted a bike that was quick, efficient, and nimble yet still capable of rolling over some pretty rugged terrain during all day rides. The Mach 429c is one of two super agile 29ers that I came across. While a lot of full suspension 29ers handle like monster trucks the 429c handles like a responsive XC machine and is still capable of handling the rough stuff. The only things I changed from the stock set up is to chop down the handle bars slightly and replace the Kenda Slant 6 tires with my favorite XC tires.

4 5

Trail Efficient

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Mach 429c was a top notch ride . I had been on it before in Fruita earlier in the year and loved the ride then but really opened it up in Moab at Outerbike..Coming from a 29r background I was pretty familiar with the feel of the big wheel but the geometry of this bike is what makes it so nice, at least for me. That combined with the DW link suspension makes this a very fast,lethal race bike as well as an epic-take it all in-trail cruiser. This bike always leaves a smile on my face. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.

Trail Efficient
4 5

Very Efficient

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Thoughts? Stiff, climbs effortlessly, easy to maneuver, absolutely no pedal bob, and to put this bike into one world, I would choose: Performance. This isn't just another 29er that goes fast, but rather fast and extremely functional.

Rode the Pivot Mach 429 at Outerbike in Moab and, right out the gate, my reaction was an automatic feeling of stability and luxury. I found it to be stiff in all the right places with out compromising it's responsiveness. To my surprise, I comfortably toss her around some tech trails, regardless of being a big wheeled bike. I attribute this to the well known ride quality of the DW-L system and the reliability of Fox. I would not say this was the lightest kid in the park, but certainly one of the toughest. Good bike for those looking for something to ride hard and not have to worry about "taking it easy".

I have come to the conclusion it does a lot of things well and is a great bike for a broad audience. Something refreshingly reliable in the sea of fickle bikes.