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PivotFirebird
Carbon 29 Pro X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike
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Description

The 29er you always wanted.

If the thought of slapping berms and hitting doubles in the bike park, blasting through multiple high-speed rock gardens on a 3,000-foot descent, or stopping the clock just seconds quicker on a segment is enough to get your heart racing, we can think of a few bikes that'll fit the bill. Now imagine it being lightweight and efficient enough to be able to climb to the top and handle twisty trails. That narrows the playing field significantly and the one that'll continue to ride to the top is the all-new Pivot Firebird Carbon 29 Pro XO1 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike. Big wheels meet 162mm of supple travel, and in conjunction with modern long and slack geometry, your confidence is about to get a major boost as you charge down the steep, burly lines and high-speed chunder. And while this Firebird is no XC whippet, the 29-inch wheels, and efficient DW-link suspension can rack up the backcountry miles better than most bikes in its category. Additionally, Superboost Plus allows Pivot to build super short chainstays for a nimble ride and afford huge tire clearance for 29er tires (up to 2.6in) or go 27+ if you're looking for the ultimate in traction.

The Firebird 29 takes design and geometry queues from the 27.5 Firebird and its Phoenix DH Carbon siblings, with long reaches and 45mm stems across the board. The before mentioned short chainstays, 16.96-inches, courtesy of the 12 x 157mm Superboost Plus spacing allow for snappy handling, ease of lifting up the front wheel up and over techy climbs and manualing, and quick power transfer. What's also becomes super helpful in the climbing department is its relatively steep seat tube angle of 74.5 to 75-degrees (based on adjustable flip-chip position and lower headset cup selection) placing you right over the pedals and helping to eliminate a wandering front wheel on steep switchback climbs, while the 65.5 to 65-degree head tube angle lengthens the bike's wheelbase providing excellent stability and it just gets better the faster you go or the steeper and rougher the terrain. Growing the wheelbase and getting the front wheel too far out can create diminishing returns if you can't properly weigh the front end and find traction, so Pivot wisely specs a fork with a 44mm offset that allows you to reap the benefits of a slack head tube while getting the front wheel a little closer to the steering axis. The bike can be run with an optional 17mm lower headset cup that is beneficial when swapping between wheel sizes and fine-tuning the geometry.

As with all full suspension Pivots, this Firebird 29 receives the much-lauded DW-link suspension platform. Two things you really want with a bike that is sporting nearly 6.5-inches of travel are a supple stroke and efficient pedaling and with DW-link you get both in spades. You'll find that its travel feels very linear, almost coil-like, with plenty of ramping so you don't blow through the travel while providing plenty of support to reduce the dreaded mid-stroke wallow and it pedals in a way that you've never experienced on a 160+ millimeter bike. DW-link also affords a fully active suspension, even under braking, and unlike some designs, it doesn't hang up on square-edge hits so you can plow up and over ledgy, rock faced and rooty terrain, making technical climbing enjoyable and fun. Driving the uber-adjustable FOX metric X2 shock are the Phoenix DH inspired upper and lower links which are ultra wide and beefy and tie the dual upright swingarm supports together for impressive frame stiffness and durability. Also worth noting is that the flip chip on the upper link that alters the geometry doesn't affect the shock rate, so you don't have to fiddle with your settings after adjusting the geo.

We made mention of it above and we think it's worth mentioning again for those unfamiliar and even for those that do because you're gonna start seeing more bikes sporting Superboost Plus spacing soon. The wider axle spacing allows the hub's flanges to push further out helping to better even the spoke tension on either side of the rear wheel and it provides a 30% stiffer rear wheel. An added benefit of the wider spacing is they allow for shorter chainstays that still play nice with large tires. You might think that with wider dropout spacing, the chainstays would splay out further and become an easier target for heel strikes, however, Pivot addresses this with clever tube shaping and we can attest that on a recent ride we experienced zero interactions with the chainstays despite using the same pedal and shoe combo and getting the occasional strike on our own personal non-Superboost Plus rigs.

Pivot realizes that a great bike is the sum of its parts and one thing it consistently kills it on is spec, and the Firebird 29 Pro build is no exception. On this particular bike, Pivot opts for the FOX Float X2 Performance shock to soak up the hits. It's highly adjustable and tuned specifically for the DW-Link's kinematics, and has two settings so you experience a bottomless feel when getting after it on a descent, and with a flip of a switch, a firmer mode for support up the fire road climb so you can do it all again. Up front, the Fox 36 Factory fork's burly chassis and oversized stanchions offer sure-footed tracking through ruts, roots, and bombed out braking bumps. Other features include SRAM's Eagle XO1 drivetrain, with range for days offering enough gear to get to the top without spinning out on the way back down and for anything in-between. We like Shimano XT brakes and so does Pivot, so it bucks the all-from-one-company group convention and specs the all-new 4-piston model offering top-notch power and modulation. A DT Swiss Spline-Two M1700 wheelset with 30-millimeter inner width plumps up the Maxxis Minion rubber and Pivot even upgraded it with the 36-tooth star ratchet for faster engagement, a boon in technical terrain. Finally, the Firebird 29 is given another callback to its Phoenix roots with the Phoenix finishing kit that includes a carbon bar, 35mm clamp stem, and Padloc grips. And since Pivot knows they built this bike for a rowdy crowd, scuff-guards are included on the downtube/bottom bracket area and drive-side seat and chainstays so your bike stays well protected, looking like new, and is quiet as you up your game deep in the woods or in the park.

  • Long-legged 29er that cleans climbs and devours descents
  • Redesigned frame and linkage is remarkably strong and stiff
  • Slack head tube and long reach builds confidence on descents
  • 74.5 to 75-degree seat tube angle for optimal climbing position
  • 162mm of hit-taming DW-Link suspension still pedals efficiently
  • Precision hollow-core carbon layup sheds grams and boost strength
  • Super Boost rear spacing accepts both 29in and 27.5+ wheel sizes
  • X01 Eagle drivetrain offers massive range for climbs and descents
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
carbon fiber
Suspension
DW-Link
Rear Shock
FOX Performance Float X2
Rear Travel
162 mm
Fork
FOX Factory 36 Grip 2
Front Travel
170 mm
Headset
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Shifters
SRAM XO1, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM XO1, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05 tabs with Phoenix Control Top Guide
Crankset
SRAM XO1 with One Up SB+ Switch Spider
Chainring Sizes
32t
Crank Arm Length
170 mm
Bottom Bracket
SRAM
Bottom Bracket Type
PF92
Cassette
SRAM XO1 Eagle
Cassette Range
10 - 50 t
Chain
SRAM XO1 Eagle
Brakeset
Shimano XT M8020 4-piston
Brake Type
hydraulic disc
Rotors
180 mm
Handlebar
Pivot Phoenix Team Carbon, 35 mm
Handlebar Rise
20 mm
Handlebar Sweep
[back] 8-degree, [up] 5-degree
Handlebar Width
800 mm
Grips
Pivot Phoenix Team Padloc
Stem
Pivot Phoenix Team Enduro, 35 mm clamp
Stem Length
45 mm
Saddle
WTB Hightail Pro
Seatpost
[Small] KS LEV Integra 125 mm, [medium] KS LEV Integra 150 mm, [Large - X-Large] FOX Transfer 150 mm
Wheelset
DT Swiss 29 M1700
Hubs
DT Swiss 350 (18t ratchet)
Front Axle
15 x 110 mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 157 mm Super Boost Plus
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF TR/3C/EXO/MaxxTerra, [rear] Maxxis Minion TR/3C/EXO/MaxxTerra
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.5 in, [rear] 29 x 2.4 in
Recommended Use
enduro, freeride
Manufacturer Warranty
10 years
Geometry

Low BB

 
SMLXL
a Seat Tube
15.5in16.7in18in19.5in
b Effective Top Tube
23.4in24.6in25.5in26.4in
c Stack
23.8in24.1in24.5in24.9in
d Reach
16.9in17.9in18.7in19.5in
e Stand Over
27.1in27.4in27.9in28.3in
f Head Tube
3.74in4.13in4.53in4.92in
g Head Tube Angle
65656565
h Seat Tube Angle
74.574.574.574.5
i Bottom Bracket Height
13.7in13.7in13.7in13.7in
j Bottom Bracket Drop
    
k Chainstay
16.97in16.97in16.97in16.97in
l Wheelbase
46.7in47.9in48.9in49.8in

High BB

 
SMLXL
a Seat Tube
15.5in16.7in18in19.5in
b Effective Top Tube
23.4in24.6in25.4in26.3in
c Stack
23.6in24in24.3in24.7in
d Reach
17in18.1in18.9in19.7in
e Stand Over
26.9in27.1in27.7in28.1in
f Head Tube
3.74in4.13in4.53in4.92in
g Head Tube Angle
65.565.565.565.5
h Seat Tube Angle
75757575
i Bottom Bracket Height
13.93in13.93in13.93in13.93in
j Bottom Bracket Drop
    
k Chainstay
16.89in16.89in16.89in16.89in
l Wheelbase
46.7in47.9in48.8in49.8in
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Big Fun

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

This bike had me at 170mm 29er fork. I got to spend a day on this at Deer Valley. While it was night to hop on the lift to get up the hill, I did give into sadomasochism and pedaled up some hills as well. The bike climbs like a big travel bike would, but the DW link remains efficient, it's just on a really big bike now.
After a easy "feel out" run, I immediately pointed the bike down the Double Black diamond single-track that would normally be way over my head. What I found out was that it's hard to get in over your head with 29" wheels, a 170mm fork, 160mm or rear travel, and a dropper post. Drops, roots, rock gardens, come what may, this bike handled it all. The scariest part was the few time my own rear end almost got sucked in between the rear tire and the seatpost. I'm 5'8", and was right at home on a small Firebird 29. For what this bike it, it handled Deer Valley's tight, rooted, turns as well as any bike I've been on. If only there had been some wide open, chunky, high speed terrain, I'm sure I'd still be grinning ear to ear.

Big, beautiful, and beast like!

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

Do you like going fast, do you like aggressive trails, do you like jumps, and do you like big wheels with lots of travel? Well then, this is your rig! Point it down hill, let the brakes go, and hang on, cause this beast is ready to charge! It will do everything you can think of, and ask for more and more. Superb stablility at speed, corners surprisingly well based on how long this bad boy is, feels like a smaller bike while in the air, and even climbs at what I would consider an "impressive" rate. Weight of the bike was very reasonable based on how much travel it has with the big wheels. I have never been a big 29'er fan, but this bike definitely opened my mind a little more to the big wheels. It was flat out fun. I think my only negative with the bike was the handlebar and grips. they were extremely stiff in my opinion, and the grips were a bit bulky. Swapping these to a nice 31.8mm carbon bar, and a slightly thinner grip would make this set up perfect.

If you have any questions regarding this bike, please feel free to reach out to me at 801-736-6396 extension 4695, or drop me an email at jehall@backcountry.com

Hulk Smash!

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

After riding this DH monster my train of thought always reverts back to a Bulldozer in a Hulk movie.

The Firebird 29 has BIG wheels, BIG travel which can equal BIG fun. If you are looking at this ride you have already decided that going downhill on the rowdiest of terrain is the only way to go. Big rocks smash on through, Big drops no problem, Big jumps soak it up. Don’t worry about picking a line simply Send it, Huck it, Chuck it, SMASH it and the big travel will soak it up!

Get to the bike park and turn your inner Hulk loose, Smash and Bulldoze your way over everything that comes into your path. If you plan on hitting a little more technical trail with really tight switchbacks, well this semi truck isn’t for you. Need to spend a couple hours to pedal up to your favorite DH out in the woods well maybe. It won’t be the fastest climber but will work well enough to get you up to the thin air to drop that 20% descent your buddies call the Widow Maker!

I’m standing a 5’9” with a 32” inseam and rode a medium with a 150 dropper.

Pros:
• Lots of travel
• Roomy cockpit
• Eats rock gardens as an appetizer

Cons:
• Seat felt like it was in the way on drops
• Does not work well in switchbacks
• Feels like a lumber wagon on climbs (it should)