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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2014 $0.00
With both mid-sized wheels and enduro being the buzz-worthy topics of the year, it comes with little surprise that the Pivot Mach 6 has garnered so much attention. With a lightweight carbon fiber frame, and enduro-tuned DW-Link suspension, it has everything that you could ask for to haul the mail on gnarly trails. And, even better, the Mach 6 X01 Complete Mountain Bike takes the same awe-inspiring frame and adds in a SRAM X01 11-speed drivetrain and FOX suspension to make short work of rocky descents and hairpin turns.
When it came time to design a new enduro racing shred machine, Pivot took its time. Taking lessons from the development of the venerable Mach 5.7 Carbon, the Mach 6 Carbon was built from fully compacted carbon fiber in order to maximize both the stiffness and strength. And, of course, this also sheds every last unnecessary gram. Naturally, the short aluminum links connecting the rear triangle contribute greatly to the stiffness, as do the 12x142mm thru-axle and massive tapered head tube. The 92mm bottom bracket shell is the widest shell available and accommodates a press-fit bottom bracket, saving weight and improving stiffness over a standard 73mm threaded shell. Details like custom molded stay guards and an impact resistant down tube guard clearly illustrate just how seriously Pivot took the development of the Mach 6.
Its DW-Link suspension platform was designed, then refined, by suspension super-guru Dave Weagle. And while you'd be wise to trust the string of World Cup wins and podium appearances by Weagle's suspension designs, it's the first ride that'll truly drive home the advantage that the DW-Link provides. Far from being exclusively advantageous to the world's fastest racers, this enduro-optimized version of the DW-Link provides unreal climbing grip and incredibly smooth descents, which you'll appreciate whether you're contending for a podium spot at the highest levels of racing or just chasing some grins after a day at the office. These characteristics are a product of hundreds of hours of fine tuning wheel path and leverage curves in order to neutralize the effect of your body's movement. The low leverage ratio provided by this dual-link suspension design enables lower spring rates and lighter damping, which creates an incredibly supple ride that doesn't sacrifice the snappy, inspired feel when you get on the pedals.
The build kit starts with a SRAM drivetrain and brakes. The X0 Trail brakes are an obvious choice, as the four piston calipers provide the extra braking bite that you'll need for control at the high speeds that the Mach 6 loves. The drivetrain consists of X01 11-speed shifters, a 10-42t cassette, a 30t crankset, and a Type 2 rear derailleur. The combination of the Type 2 derailleur and narrow-wide tooth profiles on the chainring make a chain guide unnecessary, thereby reducing both weight and drag. Suspension duties are handled by FOX units, specifically a 34 FLOAT CTD fork and FLOAT CTD rear shock. And while they forgo the Kashima coating of the Factory Series components, you're still looking at a stiff, lightweight chassis that'll gladly keep up with the DW-Link back end. The cockpit is comprised of a FSA SL-K stem, a SL-K carbon seatpost, and a Phoenix 740mm-wide carbon handlebar. It rolls on a DT Swiss 27.5 350 Spline One XM XD Tubeless wheelset that's been wrapped in Kenda with a Kenda Nevegal 2.35in front tire and a 2.2in Honey Badger rear tire.
The Pivot Mach 6 X01 Complete Mountain Bike is available in four sizes from Small to X-Large, and in the colors Electric Blue, Matte Carbon/green, and Stealth Carbon.
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Bernard Kerr - Queenstown Living
Here's the first Pivot Factory Team edit of the year featuring Bernard Kerr riding everything that is fun in Queenstown NZ! The Pivot Mach 6 Carbon, Phoenix Carbon DH and Point all make appearances in Bernard's quest to live the best life possible.
Knee Pads & Roses - An MTB Valentine
Mountain bike couple Macky Franklin (@mackyfranklin ) and Syd Schulz ( @sydridesbikes ) have never been that into Valentine's day. And why waste time on candlelit dinners when you could be spending the afternoon ripping down pristine New Zealand singletrack on the Pivot Mach 6 Carbon? This video is their ideal date -- a little romance and a lot of shred, kneepads and roses. Video by Sean Leader ( @seanleader )
hi im about 5'6.. what size do you suggest? my niner jet9 is a small. thanks!
I'm 5'6 and am super happy with the size small in the Mach 6 Carbon.
GET RID OF YOUR TRAIL BIKE AND YOUR DH
- Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
I did the opposite of what lame ducks do: I researched the bike online, with online dealers, then went and bought it at my local bike shop - and I'm wicked happy about it. I've owned the bike for a year now and ride in Southern California. I've ridden the dusty, rocky single track prevalent here and some mud after the rains. This bike is awesome. Immediately, you notice the ability to descend. The bike is quiet and calm on descents, inviting you to ride faster.
I found the bike's set up out-of-the-box needs some tweaks to dial in the climbing and handling abilities: Specifically, I flipped the stem so it angles down, and moved the saddle forward; both moves shifted my weight a touch forward and this made all the difference for keeping the front wheel down and tracking steep single track while climbing or making quick turns (I also ride with my cleats positioned just behind the ball of my foot to better engage all my leg muscles, not just quads, and ensure my knee isnt out over my toe when the crank arm is at 3 oclock). After those adjustments this bike just shredded all over.
My one suggestion (which I've done) would be to upgrade the wheels to an Industry 9 set which have wider rims and are stronger than the stock wheels.
This bike is just plain fun to ride up, down and across...Fast. Get it. You'll love it.
- Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This might be the most aggressive descending bike, that you can still pedal up the climbs, I've ever ridden.
If you're facing anything from wide open descents, technical switchbacks, brutal rocky terrain or energetic rhythm sections the Mach 6 just foams at the mouth. The bike attacks any challenge with the force of a pit-bull, but with the the loyalty and playfulness of a golden retriever obeying every command.
K9 references aside, I challenge you to find a bike that is simply this fun on a descent. The DW-Link takes what you give it, and provides responsiveness ten fold. This may take some getting used to at first, but when you learn how to take charge of the ship you'll have more fun on the descents than ever before. I was grinning ear to ear the whole test ride!
And hey, when you get to the bottom you'll actually be able to get to the top without a dreaded hike a bike. She's not bad on the climbs!
If you have any questions or would like some input on putting together a custom build, I'd love to help you out. You can request me on chat, reach me by phone (1.888.276.7130 ext. 4579) or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why are the specs on this XO1 build different...
Why are the specs on this XO1 build different than the specs on the Pivot website?
Good catch. There are a few reasons the specs may be different. We often get bikes from manufacturers with parts, however, sometimes we modify these specs to either make the bike a better value for the customer or because we've gotten feedback on a part that customers don't like about the build. Sometimes the manufacturer is simply out of stock of the part in question, so the bike is shipped to us partially and we complete the build with comparable parts we have here. All in all, you're still getting a solid bike, regardless of if they're complete from the factory or if we've added the finishing touches in our ship.
Hopefully this is helpful. If you have any more questions or concerns, just let us know.
efficient climber-down hill bomber!
this is one of the better long travel bikes to come out in a long time.I had the opportunity of riding it at Outerbike last fall and was very impressed.Its designed for the casual trail riders to the enduro racers who are looking to assault the trail both up and down.
The frame is made with a hollow box,high compression internal molding process which creates very dense frame walls and allows the bike to take impacts but is laterally stiff and lightweight.
The pedaling on the bike I found to be very efficient. Its a combo of the updated DW-Link rear suspension, the updated upper link shock mount and the Fox Float X shock ( a sweet combo). It gives the bike cross cross county like efficiency and smoothness.
The DW Link provides an awesome platform for climbing-no pedal bob and anti squat. Its probably the best long travel climber I've tried.
On cornering the bike performed very well. The combo of the short rear end and the slack front end gave the bike a very balanced feel and allows for very quick 180 degree turns.
Pivot took everything we look for in a fun,aggressive trail bike and magnified it in a big way. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.
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