Pivot has followed its entry into the electric bike world with the addition of a new Mach 6 enduro family in both carbon and aluminium.
Building on Pivot’s extensive gravity experience, both the new Mach 6 Carbon and Mach 6 aluminum offer new size-specific geometry, with the medium, large and extra-large Mach 6 sizes carrying long and low enduro-style reach measurements while the small and extra-small sizes feature a more compact reach for smaller riders. All sizes feature slack, 65.75-degree head angles for maximum descending capabilities.
With Pivot’s long travel, downhill-influenced linkage, the 155mm travel Mach 6 models are specifically designed for enduro racers. According to the brand, when descending, riders will experience high levels of stability, control, and rollover capability. Poppy, responsive handling is also said to be a key component of the Mach 6 personality, and attests to the influence of riders like Rupert Chapman and Bernard Kerr.
“The Mach 6 Carbon is one of our most loved and best Pivot designs ever, so we took the update of this model very seriously.” said Pivot President/CEO Chris Cocalis. “This new design takes the Mach 6 performance to another level by maintaining the climbing and all-around trail bike performance that the Mach 6 is famous for, while giving it the aggressive descending capabilities of our longer travel bikes. With the new Mach 6 we continue to expand the boundaries of versatility as both the ultimate enduro machine and the right choice for aggressive trail riding.”
The Mach 6 Carbon and Aluminum incorporate all of Pivot’s high-end technologies, from dw-link suspension and linkage design to hollow core internal carbon molding or variable-wall-thickness aluminum hydroforming to achieve the similar stiffness and ride performance qualities across all models and materials.
Test rides on the entire size range of both the new Mach 6 Carbon and Mach 6 Aluminum are available in the USA this week at Outerbike, in Moab, UT and at Roc D’Azur in Frejus, France. All official Pivot Cycles demo fleets, worldwide, will feature the new bikes immediately following these events.
The Pivot Mach 6 Aluminum and Mach 6 Carbon models range in price from $3,899 to $10,398 USD, featuring both Shimano and SRAM options at every level.