June 21, 2014
Chris Cocalis was at PressCamp to launch his new Mach4 Carbon. The Mach4 was Pivot’s first bike, launched back in 2007. Now, fully redesigned to take advantage of Pivot’s carbon experience. With a stiffness akin to Pivot’s popular 429 Carbon model, the frame comes in at 5.1lbs and a complete bike with XX1 is 22lbs.
The bike has also been designed to be as future-proof as possible – with XTR Di2 cable routing options, a lot of clever cable ports that can be blanked off (if you’re running 1×11) or swapped out to run electric gears, or cables or whatever.
The Mach4 carbon was originally going to be a 100mm 26in bike, but Chris tried the newfangled 27.5in wheels and played with different levels of travel, eventually deciding that 115mm rear travel gave the right combination of uphill and downhill efficiency and fun.
Moving across the room, we get a glimpse at Pivot’s Phoenix carbon DH bike. It’s being raced on the World Cup circuit under Bernard Kerr and the Pivot DH team. They’re running prototype Reynolds carbon wheels and the bikes are coming in around the mid-30lbs. This particular bike has SRAM’s XO1 DH groupset, an air shock and a few light bits and pieces, but still dual ply tyres (more of them in a minute) and nothing too mad – and it comes in at 30.8lbs. Not bad for a downhill bike…
Fitted to the Phoenix we spy a low profile Maxxis downhill tyre. Coming to a World Cup race course near you.
And now some more pics of the Mach4 carbon. Pivot supplies a sag-o-meter with two zones – one for racing and one for more fun.