Why We Like The Pivot Trail 429 Pro XT/XTR Enduro Carbon Wheel Mountain Bike
Made to fly up and down the mountain the Pivot Trail 429 Pro XT/XTR Enduro Carbon Wheel Mountain Bike is our fun-loving trail machine. Modeled after its world-cup winning and cross-country driven Mach 4 SL, the frame redesign drops 300g off a size large frame compared to the previous generation of Trail 429. We don’t want to get caught in a trap of "climbs like a goat, descends like a demon" cliches, but with the new 429, it's hard to describe the feeling in a simpler way.
Geometry is on the new 429, is longer, slacker, and steeper to match current trends, without going over the top with slackness to maintain some maneuverability. The seat-tube is also half a degree steeper than the previous model, and for us out here in the mountains or down in the desert, we couldn’t be more thankful. The steep seat angle allows us to pedal hard up steep gradients without getting out of the saddle, and the DW link works overtime to make sure the bike tracks predictably without any noticeable pedal-bob.
This 429 build starts out strong with carbon Reynolds Blacklabel wheels that supply quick acceleration and a stiff flex that responds quickly to rider input. A hybrid Shimano XT and XTR drivetrain delivers efficient shifting and a wide gear range, and XT brakes deliver excellent braking control. The Fox Factory 36 GRIP2 fork provides 140mm of travel and a huge range of adjustments to let us get the most out of our suspension when we fine-tune it for different terrain.
*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 short-traveled but aggressive rig for fun riding
- DW-link suspension offers phenomenal pedaling characteristics
- 29in wheels offer high rolling efficiency
- Flip-chip can swap the bike between high and low settings
- Super-boost rear axle for added stiffness
- Shimano XT/XTR shifting delivers smooth hyperglide performance
- Fox Factory suspension for competent squish in rough terrain
- All frame sizes can fit a full-size water bottle
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