Pivot’s mid-wheeled Mach 6 path bike was one in every of few full 27.5″ enduro bikes nonetheless round as most manufacturers are all 29er, on a regular basis, providing blended wheel builds on their eMTBs. Now, Pivot has switched up the entrance finish, including a 29er entrance wheel throughout all the Mach 6 vary. You possibly can nonetheless order it with 27.5″ wheels entrance and rear, however all the pieces listed is MX.
They are saying the blended wheel dimension construct combines the steadiness of their Firebird 29er with the playful character of 27.5″ wheels. We are saying it ought to provide higher rollover and a quicker feeling bike for larger riders, too.
“Folks have requested if we’d ever provide the Mach 6 in a blended wheel setup for some time and it has been a favourite setup amongst Pivot staff,” Pivot’s advertising and marketing supervisor informed us. “So, we determined to make it accessible to customers as nicely. We swapped in a 160mm Fox 36 and a 29er entrance wheel for all people who wish to get rowdy!”
In comparison with the complete 27.5″ mannequin, the MX construct has a 1.7º slacker head angle, however the backside bracket peak will increase by 11mm. The wheelbase grows by about 10mm, and stack is about 14mm taller.
It has the identical flip chip for Excessive/Low suspension settings. Apart from the entrance wheel, tire, and fork, it is available in all the similar spec and construct choices as the complete 27.5″ bike. Suspension is 158mm within the rear, 160mm up entrance. Costs vary from $6,299 as much as $11,999 with air and coil rear shocks. An excessive amount of? Take a look at the…
Brunch Journey Builds
Preserving the identical body however trying to deliver Pivots all the way down to a extra reasonably priced place to begin, the brand new Brunch Journey builds begin at $4,999 with a Marzocchi coil shock within the rear however preserving the Fox Manufacturing unit fork up entrance. It will get an SLX/XT drivetrain combine with SRAM Code R brakes and Race Face Aeffect cranks. So, undoubtedly not a watered down construct, simply extra reasonably priced. The Brunch Journey Air bumps that to $5,199 with a Fox Manufacturing unit Fload X2 rear shock.