Pivot move into e-MTB with the Shuttle

Pivot Cycles has today taken to Eurobike to launch its first electric bike offering in the 19.95kg full carbon Shuttle.

Built around DW-Link suspension, the build now on show on booth B1-406 represents Chris Cocalis’s brand’s first foray into pedal assist, having held out until his brand could smoothly integrate Shimano batteries and motors within a package his team were happy to ride themselves.

“When designing the Shuttle, we wanted to really raise the bar by developing a true pro-level enduro/trail bike within the eMTB category.  The Shuttle combines every design feature and standard for stiffness, strength and performance that Pivot mountain bikes are known for,” said Pivot President and CEO Chris Cocalis. “Combined with Shimano’s incredible E8000 system, our innovative full carbon chassis and some clever engineering solutions to battery integration, we were able to exceed our goals and build an incredibly light eMTB with short 17.2” (437mm) chainstays, balanced handling, and a level of overall performance not previously available in the eMTB category.”

The Shuttle is spec’d with an eMTB specific DT Swiss wheelset and Maxxis tires with Silk-Shield Technology. The DT Swiss EB1550 wheelset is custom designed for Pivot to accommodate the incredible torque produced by pedal assist systems. Co-developed with Pivot, the Maxxis Silk-Shield casing is far stronger and much lighter than a traditional downhill casing, and offers a supple ride feel for the best on-trail handling. The Shuttle offers huge amounts of tire clearance (up to 3.0” wide 27.5+) and is 29” compatible.

Cocalis apparently has introduced the concept to U.S. store owners to take soundings on whether the U.S. market may be ready for such a bike, but the focus will initially be Europe-centric. Price is expected to settle at €9,999.

UK dealers will be able to catch the Shuttle at the Cycle Show, for which they can register here. 

Pivot Shuttle Technical Information from Pivot Cycles on Vimeo.