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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon XT/XTR Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike - 2016 $5,899.00
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
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Awesome All Mountain Machine
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought this bike in October of 2017. Couldn’t pass on 37% off and the Pivot Carbon Mach 6 was on the top of my list along with a Bronson CC. My last bike was a Stumpy 29er FSR and I wanted to go to a long travel 27.5 Carbon set up. I’ve demoed the Bronson as well as the Trek Remedy and SC 5010. I have to say at the end of the day I’m pleased with my decision. You get a lot of bang for your buck with top notch components, frame, and nice flicable 27.5 geometry. Let me qualify that I’m not a fan of the new raked out downhillish enduro machines. I like a bike I can pedal up the mountain and that can handle tight switchbacks as well as bomb down hill. For me this bike goes it all well. I’m 6’4” tall and 220lbs. The reach was a little short on the stock XL set up but after switching out the stem to 70mm all is good.
- 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.
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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.
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 email@example.com or 801.736.6396x2344. Thanks!