s_s4991636wrote a review of Pivot Mach 6 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike - 2014 on January 14, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I did the opposite of what lame ducks do: I researched the bike online, with online dealers, then went and bought it at my local bike shop - and I'm wicked happy about it. I've owned the bike for a year now and ride in Southern California. I've ridden the dusty, rocky single track prevalent here and some mud after the rains. This bike is awesome. Immediately, you notice the ability to descend. The bike is quiet and calm on descents, inviting you to ride faster.
I found the bike's set up out-of-the-box needs some tweaks to dial in the climbing and handling abilities: Specifically, I flipped the stem so it angles down, and moved the saddle forward; both moves shifted my weight a touch forward and this made all the difference for keeping the front wheel down and tracking steep single track while climbing or making quick turns (I also ride with my cleats positioned just behind the ball of my foot to better engage all my leg muscles, not just quads, and ensure my knee isnt out over my toe when the crank arm is at 3 oclock). After those adjustments this bike just shredded all over.
My one suggestion (which I've done) would be to upgrade the wheels to an Industry 9 set which have wider rims and are stronger than the stock wheels.
This bike is just plain fun to ride up, down and across...Fast. Get it. You'll love it.