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Pivot Trail 429 Carbon 29 Pro XTR 1x Complete Mountain Bike

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Description

A unicorn in the mist.

We have a tendency to think of bikes as one trick ponies, and while words like "quiver killer" and "jack of all trades" can be thrown around left and right, it's unusual to stumble upon a bike that truly rides like a majestic Pegasus, floating up climbs effortlessly, and conquering steep lines with rock gardens that challenge the sum of its numbers. And so we can relate with the skepticism, and raised eyebrow you offer when we boast Pivot's new Trail 429 Carbon 29 Pro XTR 1x Complete Mountain Bike's all-rounder résumé. Evolved from Pivot's most popular bike, the Mach 429 Trail, the Trail 429 is ready to move a little bit away from its roots, and sprout something new with a slacker head tube, steeper seat tube, and all-new Super Boost spacing holding things up in the rear.

Perhaps the most natural place to start when diving into the new Trail is with its completely reshaped frame that gives the bike its progressive geometry. Unlike the smooth swooping top and down tubes we saw on the Mach 429 Trail, the Trail is a bit more direct, with a more angular approach that brings the bike into the cutting edge with clean lines, a slacker head tube to instill confidence and composure on steep lines packed with chunky granite, and a steep seat tube that keeps you dialed in the cockpit when you push your way up punchy switchbacks laced with root lattices. On top of this new geometry, the Trail also sees a feature we've been longing for over the past generations: internal cable routing. This makes for a cleaner setup with cables that are neatly tucked away, and its done without upping the price from its externally-routed forefather.

We've had a sneaking suspicion that Pivot's Super Boost spacing wasn't just for the Switchblade, and the new Trail confirms it with a stretched out rear hub that boasts a whopping 157mm width. This wide hub means a few things: first, it allows for a stiffer bracing angle when lacing up your wheel, which translates to power, responsiveness, and control when you book it into a blind corner and are met with particularly chunky sections you weren't expecting. Next, the wide hub offers extra room for loftier tires in 29er form, and better clearance if you decide to toss in a pair of 27.5+ hoops that keep you floating through snowdrifts. Finally, the wider hub carries through to wider stays that enable the rear wheel to be tucked up closer to the seat tube, which allows Pivot to shorten the chainstays for snappy, responsive power as soon as you put your power to the pedal, along with light and nimble handling when you cook it into twisted technical trails. This translates to a ride that's confidence is (ahem) boosted through downhill sections, without jeopardizing the uphill versatility.

The wide PF92 bottom bracket anchors the stiff Super Boost axles, accommodating wider pivot placement for longer life in the suspension's bearings and a stiffer rear triangle. We suspect that the PF92/Super Boost 157mm collaboration is also responsible for the room to slam the rear wheel up and shorten the chainstays, making for even more power-transferring efficiency and the nimbleness described above.

The new Trail carries on with the pivotal DW-link suspension design that you've seen on the 429 Trails of the past, keeping your traction locked in, and squat at a minimum — but with a touch of extra travel, moving the 116-millimeters of years past to a full 120-millimeters of smooth, custom-tuned suspension. The Trail's DW-Link suspension owes its capabilities to a handful of cues taken from the Mach 6 and Phoenix, teasing a virtual depth out of the 120mm travel to conquer lines that you'd previously only charge down on a proper 5-inch trail sled. The canny cyclist may spot elements of Pivot's DH clevis and enduro lower linkage in this model, but the new upper linkage translates those big-hit designs to the traction-focused language of a trail bike.

Balancing the build with materials that can handle the terrain, the Trail 429 is crafted from a painstakingly precise mix of composite fibers and resin, then meticulously laid to create a frame that finds the happy medium of strength, stiffness, and weight. The chassis itself benefits from Pivot's hollow-core internal molding process 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.

  • Pivot crafts the proverbial unicorn for all-trail power
  • Redesigned chassis is sleek, stiff, and thoroughly modern
  • Slacker head tube enhances confidence on steep descents
  • Stay locked in the cockpit with 74-degree seat tube angle
  • 120mm of trail-tuned DW link travel soaks up rocks and roots
  • SuperBoost rear spacing accepts both 29in and 27.5+ wheels
  • Precision hollow-core carbon layup sheds grams and boost strength
  • Cherry picked Shimano components keep your setup shifting crispy

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-link
Rear Shock:
FOX Factory Float DPS EVOL
Rear Travel:
120mm
Fork:
FOX Factory 34
Front Travel:
130mm
Headset:
Pivot precision sealed cartridge
Shifters:
Shimano XT, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XTR, 11-speed GS
ISCG Tabs:
ISCG-05
Crankset:
Race Face Aeffect SL (30 t)
Bottom Bracket:
PF92
Crank Arm Length:
[x-small, small] 170mm, [medium, large, x-large] 175mm
Cassette:
Shimano XT M8000, 11-speed (11 - 46t)
Brakeset:
Shimano XT M8000
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Rotors:
180mm
Handlebar:
Phoenix Team Carbon, 35mm clamp
Handlebar Width:
760mm
Grips:
Phoenix Team Padloc
Stem:
Phoenic Team Enduro 35mm clamp
Stem Length:
[x-small] 35mm, [small] 45mm, [medium, large, x-large] 55mm
Saddle:
WTB Vigo Pro
Seatpost:
[x-small, small] KS LEV Integra 100mm, [medium] 125mm FOX Transfer, [large, x-large] 150mm FOX Transfer
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9mm
Seat Collar:
34.9mm
Wheelset:
DT Swiss M1700 (30mm width)
Hubs:
DT Swiss with 36t star ratchet upgrade
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 157mm Super Boost
Tires:
[front] Maxxis Minion DHR II (TR/3C/EXO/MaxxTerra), [rear] Maxxis Rekon (TR/3C/EXO/MaxxTerra)
Tire Size:
[front] 29 x 2.4in, [rear] 29 x 2.25in
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
10 years on frame

Geometry Chart

Pivot 

Trail 429
27.5+
 

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube

Stack

Reach

Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase
XS 14in 21.81in 23.15in 15.12in 26.54in 3.35in 66.4° 73.9° 13.7in   16.93in 43.94in
S 15.5in 22.95in 23.39in 15.91in 27.87in 3.54in 66.7° 73.4° 13.7in   16.93in 44.69in
M 16.75in 24.25in 23.82in 17.09in 27.87in 4in 66.7° 73.4° 13.66in   16.93in 46.02in
L 18in 25.12in 24.06in 17.87in 28.07in 4.25in 66.7° 73.4° 13.66in   16.93in 46.93in
XL 19.5in 26.02in 24.49in 18.66in 28.9in 4.72in 66.7° 73.4° 13.66in   16.93in 47.87in
29er
 

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube

Stack

Reach

Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase
XS 14in 21.73in 22.97in 15.35in 26.29in 3.35in 67° 74.5° 13.5in   16.93in 43.73in
S 15.5in 22.89in 23.21in 16.14in 27.62in 3.54in 67.3° 74° 13.5in   16.93in 44.48in
M 16.75in 24.19in 23.65in 17.32in 27.62in 4in 67.3° 74° 13.5in   16.93in 45.84in
L 18in 25.04in 23.86in 18.11in 27.85in 4.25in 67.3° 74° 13.5in   16.93in 46.72in
XL 19.5in 25.96in 24.3in 18.9in 28.69in 4.72in 67.3° 74° 13.5in   16.93in 47.69in

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