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Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # PIV002D

Trail royalty.

Lauded for its ability to climb with the best, descend on rails, and push limits in all directions, the 2016 Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike clocks in at a half pound lighter than its predecessor, the 429 Carbon, enhancing those coveted ride qualities and silencing any gram-conscious complaints. Paired with a stellar build kit consisting of plush FOX suspension, a SRAM X01 one-by drivetrain, SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes, a set of smooth rolling DT Spline hoops, and a Boost axle up front, this bike is ready to race with no alterations.

Pivot achieved that massive 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 frames Pivot has ever made, and it doesn't involve any sacrifices to stiffness or ride quality.

The Mach 429SL Carbon features a proven DW-link suspension design, which yields 100mm of smooth travel while also counteracting speed-robbing bob forces. This translates to consistent contact with the trail and race-worthy acceleration. Stand up and stomp on the pedals and you’ll be amazed at the grip you get on loose dirt. 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 much more travel.

Full-length internal cable routing, including internal routing for a dropper post, keeps everything tidy and quiet with sleek, clean lines. This frame can be paired with a 100mm fork for pure XC speed, but here it’s presented with a FOX 34 Factory 29in 120mm Kashima Boost fork for increased versatility and confidence on rough trails. The longer fork will slacken the ride a bit, but with DW-link suspension in back, the Mach 429SL rides high in its travel, so you won’t experience any front-end wandering on climbs.

  • An XC bike that pushes into trail territory
  • 4in of travel governed by the mad science behind DW-Link
  • Versatile platform combines wagon wheels with moderate angles
  • SL carbon lay-up reduces weight without compromising stiffness
  • Integrated frame protection encourages rough play on the trail
  • Built-up with SRAM's economical racing drivetrain

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
DW Link
Rear Shock:
Fox Float DPS Kashima
Rear Travel:
100 mm
Fox 34 Factory 29in Kashima Boost
Front Travel:
120 mm
Pivot Precision Sealed Bearing (tapered)
Front Derailleur:
Rear Derailleur:
30 t Race Face Turbine
Bottom Bracket:
PressFit 92
10 - 42 t SRAM XG1180
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Phoenix Carbon Riser
Handlebar Width:
740 mm
Phoenix Lock On
Phoenix Team
Pivot WTB Volt Race
Phoenix Race Carbon
DT Spline-Two M1700
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 142mm thru-axle
Maxxis Ardent Race TR
Tire Size:
29 x 2.2 in
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame

sizing chart

Mach 429 size by rider height


Geometry chart

Pivot Cycles

Geometry Chart


Pivot Mach 429 SL Carbon
120mm Travel Fork

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Effective Top Tube








Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Height




S 17in 23in 24in 15.2in 28in 4in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 43.2in
M 18.5in 24in 24in 16.3in 29.6in 4in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 44.2in
L 20in 24.75in 24.7in 16.8in 29.6in 4.7in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 45in
XL 22in 25.6in 25.8in 17.3in 30.8in 5.9in 69.30 71.90 13in 17.7in 45.9in

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