Pivot has taken the carbon fiber expertise of their sister road brand BH Bikes and applied it to their popular Mach 5.7 trail bike to create an all-new, full-carbon steed. The hollow box internal molding method allows them to fine tune not just the external but the internal shaping to make the frame both lighter and stronger. The frame weighs in at a claimed 5lbs.
Frame specs include a 142x12mm rear end with a replacable aluminum derailleur hanger; cable routing under the top tube with dropper seat post guides; rubberized leather chainstay, inner seat stay and downtube protectors; a direct mount front deraullier; 140mm or 150mm fork compatibility with a tapered headtube; and a press-fit 92mm bottom bracket shell to fit most any drivetrain.
The widely acclaimed DW-Link suspension appears here as well, with- naturally – 5.7 inches of travel. There will be an amazing seven different build kits available, ranging from the $4,299 Shimano XT/SLX model to the $7,399 SRAM XX model.
Frames and bike should start becoming available in October.
Lest we forget the aluminum Mach 5.7, it continues strong with minor changes: a post-type rear brake mount and a 142x12mm rear axle.