Pivot’s new Mach 6 Carbon is longer, lower and Pivot say, sets a new benchmark for enduro and aggressive trail bikes. The bike is designed to have a great pedalling ability and be able to hit technical features at race pace, it's "enduro performance redefined" says Pivot, let's see what that means.....
For starters, the new Mach 6 is a completely new frame and on that will be available in both carbon and aluminium from the off. As you would expect it uses Pivot's dw-link suspension with 155mm of travel at the rear and can be paired with 160mm or 170mm forks up front.
Pivot use their 'hollow core internal moulding process in the construction of the carbon frame which they say ensures the right combination of materials and design features to make a light and durable chassis with stiffness to rival their downhill bike. Pivot say "Large tube cross sections, double wishbone rear triangle, ultra-stiff clevis and linkage, and large, suspension specific, EnduroMax bearings all contribute to class leading power transfer and the point and shoot ride quality essential in a top flight enduro race bike."
Elsewhere the head angle is slacker at a, not overly slack 65.75 degrees alongside a 74 degree seat angle for sizes medium and up (smaller riders will have to make do with 73 degrees). Pivot say the bike is designed to be stable, light and flickable with a roomier cockpit than bikes of old. The smaller frames (XS and S) are also designed to be more compact, looking at the geometry table below, they certainly do look small with a big step up in reach to the medium sized model.
Geometry is identical for both the carbon and alloy frames with the only difference, aside from weight, is the external cable routing used on the alloy frame (seatpost is internally routed still).
- 27.5-inch wheels with clearance for 2.6" tyres
- Cold-forged wide and stiff upper and lower linkage design with Enduro Max Cartridge Bearings
- 12 x 148mm Boost rear spacing
- Custom-tuned Fox Factory Float DPX2 shock with Kashima.
- Internal cable routing, featuring Pivot’s Cable Port System and full Di2 integration.
- 1X and 2X gearing compatible with Pivot removable front derailleur mount
- 180mm Post mount disc brake mounts for precision and weight savings.
- New ultra quiet low durometer rubberized frame protection
The new Mach 6 will be available in fourteen models starting at $3,899 USD for an alloy model and travelling up to $10,398 USD for the top of the range carbon bike. There are all sorts of build options within that range using a variety of SRAM and Shimano kit with Fox suspension. We're not going to show them all but here are examples of the different colourways for both the carbon and the alloy bikes.
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon Team XTR
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon Pro XTR
Pivot Mach 6 Aluminium Pro XTR
Pivot Mach 6 Aluminium Race XT
For more details head along to www.pivotcycles.com