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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/XTR Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike - 2016

Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/XTR Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike - 2016
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Description

Defying the norm.

Within the last couple of years, longer and lower geometries have become synonymous with long-travel sleds, making them ride more like mini downhill bruisers than aggressive bikes for all-mountain pursuits. That being said, there's still a few holdouts not convinced that longer and lower is better, especially if you're seeking to clean tight sections of trail without dismounting in shame. The Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/XTR Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike falls in the later category, preferring a bit more agility in a long-travel platform.

The Mach 6 Carbon is quite slack with a 66-degree head tube angle, but it's significantly shorter in both reach and wheelbase figures than many of its enduro brethren. This shorter length injects playfulness and cornering prowess into the Mach 6's personality, making it more of a precision instrument than many long-travel bikes. Looking at its other geometry figures, you'll find its 13.6in bottom bracket is higher than many bikes in this category, which is a refreshing departure for those of us who've become resigned to pedal strikes in rocky terrain. Another figure to note is the class-leading standover clearance, which accommodates shorter riders down to just under five feet with the availability of an extra-small frame.

Since it's designed for conquering formidable alpine terrain and desert landscapes, the Mach 6 Carbon gives you plenty of reserve for the biggest hits and chunkiest rock gardens with its 6in of DW-Link suspension paired with a slightly longer Fox 36 Factory Fork. The DW-Link suspension platform retains its famed anti-squat capabilities for a pleasingly efficient pedaling feel when you're muscling up punchy climbs with rocks and roots. When it's time to unleash the Mach 6 Carbon on the descent, DW-Link is extremely plush, soaking up square-edge hits and larger drops without ever feeling harsh. For even greater stiffness of the suspension's links, it's updated with Enduro Max cartridge bearings, which have 30 to 40 percent greater load capacity when you're pushing the bike to the absolute limit.

Delving into the construction of the Mach 6 Carbon's frame, you'll find it benefit's from Pivot's hollow-core molding process for a uniform thickness of the carbon fiber lay-up, resulting in increased structural integrity while reducing weight in areas not critical to durability. The frame's cable routing is tidier than earlier iterations for a cleaner aesthetic and it's fully compatible with Shimano Di2 electronic drivetrains for futureproof necessity. Moreover, the frame's PF92 bottom bracket gives you a resoundingly stiff pedaling platform with its wider pivots, complemented with updated Boost rear spacing for a stiffer wheel build and ample clearance of wider tires.

Looking at the XT/XTR build of this particular Mach 6 Carbon, you'll be pleased to find a simplified 1x11 drivetrain with Shimano's 11-46t cassette delivering plenty of range for pedaling up and charging down anything on the trail. The Fox Float X2 rear shock features Evol technology, which increases the sensitivity of the shock when you're pedaling over small impediments, such as bumpy rocks and roots. The build is finished with DT XM Series 25mm rims laced to DT Swiss hubs with their famed 36t star ratchet, whose virtually instantaneous response, long-term reliability, and signature buzz make them a classic for a reason.

  • Pivot's flagship enduro bike is aggressive yet remains playful
  • 6.1in of DW-Link travel climbs responsively and descends plushly
  • Hollow-core carbon molding process for structural integrity
  • Enduro Max cartridge linkage bearings for increased stiffness
  • 66-degree head tube maintains composure on steep, gnarly descents
  • Shorter wheelbase and chainstay figures make for snappy cornering
  • Shimano XT/XTR 1x11 drivetrain provides plentiful gear range
  • Choice of FOX Kashima or Performance Float X2 shock

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Suspension:
DW-Link
Rear Shock:
FOX Float X2 Performance, FOX Float X2 Kashima
Rear Travel:
155mm
Fork:
FOX 36 Float Factory Kashima
Front Travel:
160mm
Headset:
Pivot Precision sealed bearing
Shifters:
Shimano XT 11-speed R
Front Derailleur:
n/a
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano XTR 11-speed GS
ISCG Tabs:
yes, ISCG-05
Crankset:
30t Race Face Aeffect SL
Bottom Bracket:
PF92
Cassette:
11 - 46t Shimano XT M8000, 11-speed
Brakeset:
Shimano XT M8000
Brake Type:
hydraulic disc
Handlebar:
Pivot Phoenix Carbon Riser
Handlebar Width:
740mm
Grips:
Pivot Phoenix lock-on
Stem:
Pivot Phoenix Trail Enduro
Seatpost:
Pivot Phoenix Race Carbon
Seatpost Diameter:
30.9mm
Wheelset:
DT XM Series (25mm internal width)
Hubs:
DT Swiss w/36t star ratchet
Front Axle:
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle:
12 x 148mm Boost
Tires:
Maxxis High Roller II TR
Tire Size:
27.5 x 2.3in
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame

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 72.5o 13.6in 16.95in 43.22in
S 16in 22.68in 23.05in 15.31in 28in 4in 66o 72.5o 13.6in 16.95in 44.25in
M 17.5in 23.25in 23.28in 15.81in 28.8in 4.25in 66o 72.5o 13.6in 16.95in 44.85in
L 19in 23.9in 23.76in 16.3in 29in 4.72in 66.25o 72.5o 13.6in 16.95in 45.43in
XL 20.5in 24.7in 24.9in 16.74in 29in 5.9in 66.5o 72.5o 13.6in 16395in 46.24in

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wicked fun.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I absolutely love my Mach 6. I purchased it after riding the Switchblade for a year and deciding that I need a little more travel for the trails I like the most, but didn't want to sacrifice pedal-ability.
This bike climbs super well, and still feels lively despite its long travel and slack geometry. It definitely gets more playful the faster you go, so it's perfect for enduro or aggressive trail riding when you're willing to open it up and ride fast. DW link provides one of my favorite pedaling platforms out there, with minimal squat and bob when you have to hammer up steep climbs, while still absorbing the bumps and roots on your way up so you don't have to abuse your sitbones at the cost of efficient pedaling.

What size do you ride??? I am 5'6" and usually fall right inbetween a small and medium, what do you recommend?

I am 5'6 as well and went with a Medium. While I was definitely on the cusp, the reach and standover was really similar to my Small Switchblade, and most of my riding is gravity oriented.
If your riding is focused on gravity as well, I'd suggest a Medium, but if you live somewhere where it might be a little more climby, with tight switchbacks all over the place, Small would be solid, since it'll be a bit more nimble and quick to respond.

Unanswered Question

you don't happen to have one of these bikes in a Large hidden in the back room somewhere do you?

Is this bike covered by Pivot's new 10 year warranty???

I was just talking to Zach B(Competitive Cyclist) and he stated that it is now covered with the 10 year warranty.

Yes but they don't actually have the bike in stock like they say they do. Ordered this for a trip coming up and paid extra for the 2 day shipping option. After I paid there was no mention that the bike was on back order. Contacted ZachB this morning to find out that the bike isn't actually in stock and they have no idea when it will be. So if you don't mind dropping $4600 and then waiting for an undetermined amount of time to get your bike this is a pretty good deal.

Hey Jake,



This bike is indeed covered by the 10 year warranty. To address the concerns of CC below, I'm sorry about the confusion with the available inventory on the bike. All of the options listed in the drop down menu are now in stock and ready to ship after the 1-2 business day lead time for them to be built up. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at ldordai@backcountry.com or 801.736.6396x2344. Thanks!