Pivot Shuttle SL: 60Nm, 430Wh, 16.5kg, £12.5k

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The Pivot Shuttle SL has not been the most under-wraps ebike of 2022. Keen e-peepers out there will have seen it popping up on various social media feeds and YouTube channels for a while now. But here it is. Officially.

Desert Sage Green colourway

Pivot’s previous e-bike was very much a full-fat hot-lapper of an ebike. Big battery. Full strength Shimano EP8 motor. Hence, the name Shuttle. Designed for sessioned gravity play without the lift pass.

The ‘SL’ suffix on this new Shuttle SL presumably stands for Super Light. And while, 16.5kg may not a weight you’d see much on a World Cup XC bike, it is really flipping light for an ebike. 16.5kg is pretty much the real on-trail weight of a lot of regular trail bikes these days in fact.

Blue Denim colourway

Oh, the Shuttle SL has 132mm of DW Link-delivered rear travel, paired to 140/150mm travel fork up front (depending on the model build).

Speaking of builds, the range start at £8,500 for the Pivot Shuttle SL SLX/XT and tops out with the £12,500 Pivot Shuttle SL World Cup. Full spec details below.

Much like the recent lightweight launch of the weight-conscious Trek Fuel EXe, the Pivot Shuttle SL has been made possible by the adoption of a new motor system. Pivot have gone with Fazua for this project. The Shuttle SL uses a Fazua Ride 60 assist system.

Fazua Ride 60 drive unit

You may be more used to seeing Fazua systems on convertible (e)bikes where the motor and battery can be removed from the bike entirely, leaving you with a significantly lighter bike with a regular non-assisted drivetrain.

The Fazua Ride 60 is not one of those systems and the Pivot Shuttle SL is a full-time ebike.

Cute controller

The Ride 60 system has, you guessed it, 60Nm of torque (with a peak power output of 450W).

To put the Shuttle SL’s torque in context, the Trek Fuel EXe has 50Nm, a full-bore motor typically has 85Nm and a Specialized Turbo Levo SL has 35Nm.

And let’s not forget about Orbea here. The Orbea Rise range of mid-power ebike has 60Nm. Numbers, numbers, numbers. But we can’t pretend that isn’t what ebikes are predominantly about.

More numbers for you. The battery is a sleek-looking unit with 430Wh on offer that charges from dead-flat in 3.5hrs. 430Wh is not so far off the sort of battery size that first generation-style ebikes came/come with (500Wh ish). The Trek Fuel EXe has a 360Wh capacity battery, for comparison.

The drive unit weighs 1.9kg. The battery weighs 2.2kg. That’s a total of 4.1kg, maths fans.

Although not likely to be available this year, there will also be a supplementary piggyback battery option that adds another 210Wh (and 1.1kg of weight).

One of the most eye-catching claims, for us at least, about the Fazua Ride 60 is its claim that “When the motor is not being called on to assist, it disengages completely from the rider’s inputs, resulting in a totally silent and smooth pedaling experience that doesn’t rob you of any wattage.”

Anyway. There you have it. The new Pivot Shuttle SL. We haven’t seen one in the flesh yet. Watch this space.

Ride SLX/XT £8,500
Pro XO1 £10,500
Team XTR £12,000
Team WC £12,500

Pivot: “Flipping the script that most e-bike builders are following, we decided to focus on what matters – the dynamic of trail riding – and placed an emphasis on light weight, refined suspension, crisp handling, and game-changing performance.”

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  • Pivot Shuttle SL: 60Nm, 430Wh, 16.5kg, £12.5k
  • Premier Icon argee
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    Looks nice, might get one for me and one for the butler 😂

    Premier Icon pmurden
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    Looks good but and it’s the usual big wholesome but: HOW MUCH?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    LOL
    Was this release funded by the Orbea marketing dept ?

    Premier Icon gingerjohn
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    just a massive rip off utterly obscene

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    How much does the “cheap” one weigh?

    Premier Icon belgianwaffle1
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    Frankly I don’t think there’s any point in saying “how much??” anymore. They’re obviously priced because people will buy them, and considering how many people use this forum, it’s likely someone here is eyeing it up.

    Premier Icon Matthew Hornby
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    List price for a Honda CBR500 – about £6.5k. List price of e-pushbikes is **** madness.

    (edited because sweary filter doesn’t work on article replies it seems!)

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Does the WC spec only have 34’s?

    Premier Icon supercarp
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    I’m sorry but bike prices are becoming stupid. £12 grand for a mountain bike regardless of what or how good how do they justify the price?

    Premier Icon imrobert
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    Suron off road electric bike £4500 upto 50mph, is the ability to pedal to 15mph worth £8k extra?

    Premier Icon Peter Murray
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    Pivot do tend to be at the “how much??!” end of things even without motors…£8k for a Firebird Pro? Errr, I’ll take two… 😐

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Suron off road electric bike £4500 upto 50mph, is the ability to pedal to 15mph worth £8k extra?

    How much does that surron weigh? And where can you legally ride it?

    Stupid comparison is stupid.

    Premier Icon imrobert
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    No, my point is that we hear that the bikes prices are justified because of the off road capability, the motor etc etc. Its a nonsense, what the f**ck is weight to do with it, its an ebike b***end. legally ride? – nothing to do with it, i’m talking about the manufacturing costs.

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    So 4 and a half grand for something that could be taken off you if you ride it anywhere other than your back garden? Great.

    You could go through all the rigmarole of getting a license, taxing & insuring it, but if your gonna do that, why not get a grown up MX bike?

    Premier Icon imrobert
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    As far as i know, they are’t illegal on the road. The price is the on the road price. Fox suspension, 40 DH forks etc. Or yes even 180mph road bikes for half the money. Th price of mountain bikes has always been justified by the fact they go off road and can take you places other bikes can’t. However now you can full electric for half the money of a pedally one, same suspension, tyres – off road capability. I can’t see the justification anymore other than profiteering and selling because a few people buy them. I can’t see a sustainable sport in it either, it’ll end up a sport for tossers with trust funds.

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    As far as i know, they are’t illegal on the road.

    If you register, tax and insure them. Same as a regular motorbike. Try taking a regular Moto to a trail centre, see how far you get.

    The point about pedal assist ebikes is that they can go anywhere a bicycle can, with no restrictions (As long as it’s 250w, no throttle and assistance is limited to 15.5mph)

    To those that say ‘they are all motorbikes’ that’s like saying a Tesla is the same as a mobility scooter.

    Premier Icon mlindarets
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    “To those that say ‘they are all motorbikes’ that’s like saying a Tesla is the same as a mobility scooter.”
    Hyperbole fight!

    Premier Icon Tom Howard
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    Is it?

    Likening a bike that’s limited to 15mph to one that’s as fast as they can make it, and needs registering, taxing and insuring plus the rider licensed, because electricity, to a ‘car’ that’s limited to 8mph to one that’s as fast as they can make it, and needs registering, taxing and insuring, and the driver licensed? Also electricity.

    Premier Icon imrobert
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    All i am saying is that the previous arguments to try and justify the price of ebikes are void with the likes of Surron. You can do more runs, go further and cover the same terrain for half the money – in South Africa they’re using solar powered ones in anti poaching patrols for instance. I’m not concerned or justifying the price because your allowed to ride in certain places or about laws etc. I’m just pointing out that pedally ebikes are massively overpriced.

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