Why We Like The Mach 6 Race XT Mountain Bike
Offering unparalleled support and confidence, Pivot's Mach 6 boosts over gnarly terrain and big gaps, preserving our flow as we turn every trail obstacle into a new feature. This 27.5-wheeled trail bike boasts 160mm of front and rear travel and frame geometry dialed for getting us airborne. We’re having extra fun aboard this machine on our local trail loops, hitting the side features and gap jumps with more gusto than ever before. The coil shock expertly soaks up the biggest hits, giving the bike a perfected bottomless feel. This full carbon frame with durable but lightweight components keeps the weight down and the strength up, so we’re climbing fire roads with ease and sending descents with plenty of peace of mind.
With modern and adjustable frame geometry the Mach 6 doesn’t slouch when it comes to rider options or optimization. The integrated flip-chip located just above the shock allows for half a degree of head-angle and seat-tube angle adjustment, including 6mm of bottom-bracket adjustment. The playful 65.5° head-tube angle begs to be popped off jumps and side-trail features, all while keeping the front end composed and steady in slow-speed chunder. Lowering it with the flip-chip we achieve an even more slacked-out rig and having the option to run a 29in wheel on the front gives us a true enduro bruiser. Pivot emphasizes dropping the fork down to 150mm if a 29in the wheel is installed, but we’ll be keeping the 160mm.
Kit on the new Mach 6 gets the job done with a mix of Shimano XT and SLX components. Featuring the Shimano Hyperglide system, the drivetrain works together to create the easiest and most reliable shifting system out there. DT Swiss takes care of wheel duties with the ever-reliable 350 hubs and 1700 series hoops. A large 30mm inner rim diameter supports the max-frame-allowance 2.6in rubber and creates a tire profile that finds grip in all sorts of conditions. Maxxis supports rubber duties with the ultra-grippy Assegai tires in a 2.5in width front and rear, allowing for supreme control in the corners and loose terrain.
The Mach 6 with its newly fitted vertical shock defies convention about what a playful park bike can do. This pedal happy machine begs to be taken on lift days or big fire road pedals up and chunky jump-filled terrain down. A coil-shock better supports big hits and harsh bottom-outs for repeated trail abuse. The modern geometry numbers pair well with its aggressive tire outfitting, easily running down the steeps, hitting flat corners, or gliding over huge gap jumps. We’re choosing this bike when we’re going out to our local loops, excited to hit some of the new jumps and optional drops littered over the trail system.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Pivot's 27.5in enduro and trail bike equipped with a coil shock
- DW-Link travel provides a bottomless feel yet climbs efficiently
- 27.5in offer a playful, lively feel on the trail
- Flip-chip can tune the bike's geometry to suit our needs
- Carbon frame with Super Boost rear axle for a responsive ride
- Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain has a gear for every situation
- Marzocchi suspension offers great performance and value
- Room for a full-size water bottle on all frame sizes
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