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Pivot Mach 429 Trail XT Race 1x Complete Mountain Bike - 2017

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Item # PIV003Q

Happy trails.

Pivot's 2017 Mach 429 Trail XT Race 1x Complete Mountain Bike brings proper all-mountain capability to the 29er platform. It builds on last year's award-winning design, adding Boost axles widths for an even stiffer, more responsive ride and 27.5+ compatibility to bump up the plush when the off-season rolls around. The XT Race build gets a mix of Shimano components that prizes durable precision over extreme light weight to land as a race-worthy steed at a more attainable price point.

The 429 Trail's DW-Link suspension takes a handful of queues from the Mach 6 and Phoenix, teasing a virtual depth out of the 4.5in of travel that feels closer to a proper 5in trail bike. 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. By bringing the 429SL's small-bump compliance and race-worthy trail-contact into conversation with the Mach 6's terrain-erasing capabilities, the 429 Trail defines the crossroads where XC speed meets fearless enduro aggression.

The frame 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. The frame emerges from the molding process with a 67.5-degree head tube angle and relatively stubby chainstays, making it slack enough to challenge lines across rock gardens but nimble enough to pick its way through enduro-grade terrain—all while sticking climbs and roosting berms in the manner that made us fall in love with its immediate predecessor, the 429SL.

The wide PF92 bottom bracket anchors the stiff Boost axles, accommodating wider pivot placement for longer life in the suspension's bearings and a stiffer rear triangle. We suspect that the PF92/Boost 148 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.

  • Pivot's versatile 29er gets boost axles and 27.5+ compatibility
  • 4.5in of DW-Link suspension feels bottomless but stays responsive
  • Geometry sits on the slack side of moderate to clean bigger lines
  • Carbon construction and boost hubs provide a responsive ride
  • External cable routing reduces cost and simplifies maintenance
  • Shimano drivetrain blends XT and SLX for all-purpose trail riding

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-Link
Rear Shock:
Fox Float DPS Black
Rear Travel:
116mm
Fork:
Fox 34 Performance Black
Front Travel:
130mm
Headset:
Pivot semi-sealed cartridge
Shifters:
Shimano SLX 11-speed
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XT 11-speed GS
ISCG Tabs:
ISCG 05
Crankset:
30t Race Face Aeffect SL
Bottom Bracket:
PF92
Cassette:
11-46t Shimano XT M8000
Brakeset:
Shimano M615
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Handlebar:
Phoenix Sport Alloy
Grips:
Phoenix lock-on
Stem:
Phoenix Trail Enduro
Saddle:
Pivot WTB Vigo Race
Seatpost:
Phoenix Sport Alloy
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9mm
Seat Collar:
34.9mm
Wheelset:
Sun Ringle Charger Comp Boost
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Tires:
Maxxis High Roller II
Tire Size:
[front] 29 x 2.3in, [rear] 29 x 2.25in
Recommended Use:
trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame
Actual Weight:
Electric Blue, L: 13170g

sizing chart

Mach 429 size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Pivot

Geometry Chart

 

Mach 429 Trail
 

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
S 16in 22.85in 23.91in 15.1in 28.54in 4in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 43.7in
M 17.5in 23.9in 23.93in 16.11in 28.98in 4in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 44.69in
L 19in 24.75in 24.59in 16.66in 29.29in 4.7in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 45.47in
XL 20.5in 25.6in 25.71in 17.14in 30.04in 5.9in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 46.46in

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Smooth and Dreamy Ride

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

I got to ride this guy twice while I was down working Outerbike in Moab, UT. The first day was just a real quick spin on a smooth figure eight type of trail and I was riding with the 27.5 plus wheels. I had a great time on the bike and it was a smooth ride. The next day I knew we were going to be shuttled to the top of Hymasa and down Ahab so I decided to try the 29er wheels. The second I sat down on the bike to spin it around I could feel the difference between the 27.5 and 29er wheels. I love the feel of the 29 inch wheels. During this shuttle ride we did 13 miles and 1500 feet of climbing and I felt like this bike was doing all of the work for me. Since the terrain is technical both going up and down I decided to keep my suspension in open mode and it rode like a beast. A beast that climbed easily and made everything feel so smooth and easy. I got to lock out the shock a little bit while we climbed a smooth dirt road to the trail head and I have to say it locks out real well too. Looking for a bike that can climb and descend? Than the 429 Trail is a great option!
[I am 5' 4" and rode a small.]
Hit me up if you want to talk more on this bike. You can email me at jmaier@backcountry.com or call my direct office line at 801-619-7483.

Smooth and Dreamy Ride