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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/SLX Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

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Item # PIV002I

A redefined ride.

We weren't sure it was possible to improve on the much-praised Mach 6 Carbon, but the Pivot engineers are determined to eke every possible benefit out of every frame in the Pivot stable. For 2016, we see a bit of influence from the downhill firebird Pheonix shining through in the Mach 6 to bring it in line with the trend towards bigger, slacker, DH-influenced enduro rigs all while keeping its unique ability to climb like a much shorter-travel bike. The 2016 Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/SLX Complete Mountain Bike comes outfitted with a mix of Shimano XT and SLX componentry, a Boost rear axle, and a hunger for everything from race days to backcountry adventures.

The frame updates are focused primarily in the rear triangle, where the Phoenix's influence is most apparent. The double wishbone rear triangle is clearly carrying some downhill DNA, and it's combined with an ambitious upper linkage design that's 40% wider and engages the frame with larger bearings. Pivot continues the oversized trend in the rear axle with a new Boost 148mm standard, ushering the Mach 6 into the modern era of enduro, where tech seems to always be straddling the lines between trail riding and gravity. The cumulative effect of these changes is a claimed 150% increase in rear triangle stiffness, meaning that — though the new Mach 6 leaves a wide, DH footprint — it still climbs more like a four-inch XC bike.

The DW-Link suspension design controlling the Mach 6's six-inches of travel also does its part to maintain a secure climbing hold on rocky trails. Its anti-squat tendencies maintain a firm pedaling platform while cleaning terrain-riddled cruxes or picking lines with abandon across trail furniture. That responsiveness is matched on the opposite end of travel with a square-edge capacity that feels virtually bottomless, so time saved on the climbs isn't lost because of overly cautious descending.

The bike's changes are finished off with updated internal routing to accommodate mechanical groups with a more intuitive, clean system. Some returning features worth mentioning are the PressFit 92 bottom bracket, which Pivot was on the leading edge of implementing and which finally has an equally stiff partner in the Boost rear axle.

Pivot's hollow-core internal molding process also returns for uniform, controlled wall thicknesses and material distribution. This process virtually eliminates inconsistencies and resin pooling, increasing structural integrity while targeting areas for weight loss. The frame's slacked-out geometry and stubby, 17in chainstays mean it's slack enough to challenge lines across enduro rock gardens but nimble enough to pick its way through eight-inch terrain — all while sticking climbs and roosting berms with an eagerness that begs to be pushed to the ragged edge of control.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-Link
Rear Shock:
Fox Float DPS Kashima
Rear Travel:
155 mm
Fork:
Fox 36 Performance 27.5in 160mm
Front Travel:
160 mm
Headset:
Pivot Semi-Sealed Cartridge
Shifters:
Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur:
Shimano SLX side swing
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XT Shadow Plus 10-speed
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG 05
Crankset:
22 / 36 t Shimano M625
Bottom Bracket:
PressFit 92
Cassette:
11 - 36 t Shimano HG50 (10-speed)
Brakeset:
Shimano M615
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Handlebar:
Race Face RIDE Riser
Handlebar Width:
740 mm
Grips:
Phoenix lock-on
Stem:
Phoenix Race
Saddle:
Pivot WTB Vigo Sport
Seatpost:
Phoenix Sport Alloy
Wheelset:
Sun Charger Comp
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
Maxxis High Roller II TR
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.3 in
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
all-mountain, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame

sizing chart

Mach 6 size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Pivot

Geometry Chart

 

Mach 6
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XS 14.5in 21.7in 22.83in 14.47in 27.9in 3.5in 66o 72.3o 13.6in 16.95in 43.22in
S 16in 22.85in 23.05in 15.31in 28in 4in 66o 72o 13.6in 16.95in 44.25in
M 17.5in 23.6in 23.28in 15.81in 28.8in 4.25in 66o 71.5o 13.6in 16.95in 44.85in
L 19in 24.36in 23.76in 16.3in 29in 4.72in 66.25o 71.5o 13.6in 16.95in 45.43in
XL 20.5in 25.3in 24.9in 16.74in 29in 5.9in 66.5o 71.5o 13.6in 16395in 46.24in

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Boost

    Pivot is sending these bikes out with a boost rear and non boost fork for the time being as the Fox 36 is not available in boost yet. However-we can custom build this bike in a full boost with a Rockshox Pike. Having a boost front and rear maximizes the benefits of this new technology and highly recommended.Contact me direct if you need help with a build or quote.
    Wes Branham- Account Manager Bike
    801-204-4542
    wbranham@competitivecyclist.com

    Gen 2 of an enduro classic!

      I’m very excited about the second generation of this enduro classic. It’s designed for riders looking to hammer the trails both up and down on a super versatile, dynamic trail bike. A few highlights on handling that sets it apart:
      The DW Link suspension that was specifically designed for 6.1 inches of rear wheel travel which makes for an ultra-efficient climber, paired with the “hollow box” ,high compression carbon frame which is light and stiff. You can effectively assault any climb with confidence and vigor.
      With impressively short chain stays and a long front end- paired with a short stem makes for a feel as if it were cornering on rails which allows you to dive hard and fast around even the most twitchy trails. It has a very even weight disbursement and the lower bottom bracket keeps your center of gravity low making it handle like a dream. Adding to its impressive handling is the new boost standard making the bike very,very laterally stiff. The balanced geometry makes for a very dynamic descender as well rounding out this impressive bike.
      These are just a few of the characteristics of this awesome ride from an awesome company.Pivot knows what it means to be a mtn biker and you will be a believer with your first ride. If you have the means I highly recommend picking one up.
      If you have specific questions or need help configuring this bike do not hesitate to contact me direct.

      Wes Branham-Account Manager-Bike
      801-736-6396 x 4074
      wbranham@competitivecyclist.com