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Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon Mountain Bike Frame - 2016

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The future is here.

The original 429 Carbon was lauded for its combination of climbing ability, descending prowess, and eagerness to be driven hard. On the trail, it was one of the stiffest, most agile bikes we could find in the short-travel 29er crowd. The 2016 Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon Mountain Bike Frame builds on the 429's legendary reputation for stiff aggression while weighing in a claimed half-pound lighter to silence any complaints from gram-conscious riders.

Pivot achieved this weight reduction with its proprietary hollow-core, internal-mandrel technology, the same process that was employed for the original 429 Carbon. Pivot scrutinized its 429 layup, refining both the structure and the composite materials used. As a result of those efforts, the podium-hungry Mach 429SL Carbon is one of the lightest full-suspension bikes Pivot has ever made, and those weight savings come without any corresponding sacrifices to stiffness or ride quality. The 429SL tracks through rough terrain, hard corners, and off-camber landings with unwavering accuracy.

The Mach 429SL utilizes the proven DW-link suspension design, which yields 100mm of smooth travel while counteracting speed-robbing pedaling forces. This translates to race-worthy acceleration and consistent contact with the trail even while pumping out of the saddle across loose dirt or successive bumps. Pivot worked closely with FOX on the Float Kashima Factory shock tune, so the 429SL's suspension and shock combine to provide travel that’s responsive, predictable, and uses every available millimeter. As with prior iterations of the Mach 429, you’ll feel like you’re riding a bike with more travel.

As the proverbial icing on the XC cake, the Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon is one of the first production frames to come equipped for Shimano Di2. There’s a battery port ingeniously tucked into the frame, accessible via a securely covered hole in the downtube. With the recent release of XTR Di2 and rumors of more off-road electronic shifting options on the way, Pivot's futureproof forward thinking makes the 429SL an ideal choice for those of us looking for the best shifting experience without the headaches of trying to adapt a non-Di2-compatible frame.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-link
Wheel Size:
29 in
Rear Shock:
Fox Float Kashima Factory
Rear Travel:
100 mm
Fork Travel:
100 - 120 mm
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2in tapered
Bottom Bracket Type:
PF92
Cable Routing:
internal
Front Derailleur Mount:
direct mount
Derailleur Pull:
top pull
Brake Type:
disc
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Claimed Weight:
[starting at] 5.3 lbs
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame

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Mach 429 size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Pivot Cycles

Geometry Chart

 

Pivot Mach 429 SL Carbon
120mm Travel Fork
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 17.0in 23.0in 24in 15.2in 28in 4.0in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 43.2in
M 18.5in 24.0in 24in 16.3in 29.6in 4.0in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 44.2in
L 20.0in 24.75in 24.7in 16.8in 29.6in 4.7in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 45in
XL 22.0in 25.6in 25.8in 17.3in 30.8in 5.9in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 45.9in

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VERY MUCH A LEGEND--

    2015 Interbike bike "bike of the year" award and for good reason.I own this bike and its by far the best XC 29r on the market. Tried and true- one of the mtn bike classics.
    The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build but if we have it on the site we can build it. If you need help feel free to contact me direct.
    Wes Branham-Account Manager-Bike
    801-204-4542
    wbranham@competitivecyclist.com


    VERY MUCH A LEGEND--

    Its all in the details

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As an elite cross country racer the 429sl is the perfect bike for increasing technical and rough race courses. It is cliché to say, but it really does floats over rock gardens and roots with ease and rides much more like a longer travel bike. Much of the ride quality is attributed to the DW Link suspension design, which on the 429sl maintains a very efficient pedaling platform. Before riding it I was sure that I would need to upgrade my suspension and buy a remote lockout system, but I am happy to report that since then I have never once wished I had a remote. The bike is simply that efficient.

    I ride this bike hard, and it takes everything I can give it. I cannot say the same of other xc racing machines I've ridden.


    At 6’ tall and with lanky build the large 429sl fits perfectly for a somewhat aggressive riding position.

    Avg. ride time: 2h 23m per week
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    Trail bike branded XC Bike

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my race bike currently. Love the way it handles. The suspension is very active and has minimal pedal bob, meaning that I rarely lock it out, even when racing. It's a great bike and I love it, but it is slightly on the heavier side if you're looking for a race bike. I'd say this bike would be perfect for literally anyone.

    Very much a legend--

      2015 Interbike bike "bike of the year" award and for good reason.I own this bike and its by far the best XC 29r on the market. Tried and true- one of the mtn bike classics.

      The kit calculator may not show all available options for a custom build but if we have it on the site we can build it. If you need help feel free to contact me direct.



      wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

      801-736-6396 x 4074

      Very much a legend--