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Shorter, better, faster.
The Pivot Mach 4 is not only designed for smaller riders, but it is also ideal for riders who need more space to move while they ride. The 5.1lb frame is Pivot’s lightest, yet it doesn’t compromise stiffness. It sticks a track just as well as Pivot’s XC bikes with the plush ride of a full suspension. The rear suspension is provided by the DW-link design with 115mm of travel. The link system is designed to provide enough travel for the gnarliest of trails while ensuring that all of your pedal power propels you forward. It is paired with the FOX FLOAT CTD Kashima shock, which is tuned to use every bit of movement available, so even with the 115mm of travel, your ride will feel bigger.
To complete the frame, internal cable routing is part of the design. The geometry has been tweaked to work with either a 100mm or 120mm fork. And while the shorter travel means more speed, the 120mm will give you a ride with a bit more slack.
- Full carbon frame
- FOX FLOAT CTD Kashima shock
- Compatible with 100mm or 120mm front shock
- Item #PIV000X
- Q & A
awesome XC bike
I had a chance to demo this bike several times in Moab,UT at Outerbike and I really loved the ride quality. This is Pivots lightest frame ever,5.1 lbs in a medium. Even though the bike is extremely lightweight it never felt flexy on the trail making for a very stable platform to crank on. With a relatively short wheel base and a fairly slack head tube angle-68.2 with the 120mm fork i felt it opened up the bike a bit allowing for quick,flick-able turns on the trail and super fast bombing descents. In other words you are not pigeon holed into an XC bike as it is well suited for all mountain terrain too. To sum it up this bike is a very versatile, well rounded steed that's very light weight and responsive on the trail. It definitely left me with a smile on my face and I am 100% sure you will have the same reaction.
Wes Branham- Account Manager-Bike
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am a young female athlete that loves to compete in XC Racing. I have made the move from a 29er hardtail of a different brand to the Pivot Mach 4. From the first ride the bike felt amazing, the fame felt pretty stiff on the climbs but i was able to go a lot faster on the DH.
I got a small since i am 5'4"-ish. I have to run my seat pretty slammed forward on my seatpost, it looks funny but it does not feel funny at all.
I have it set up with a 100mm fork since i use it for XC Racing.
Overall it is a pretty light frame/fork build for a full suspension bike!
Great bike, highly versatile
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
So I spent a weekend (probably about 6 hours total ridetime) on a Mach 4 carbon. This is a 115mm rear travel bike with a DW-link suspension, and the short story is: this thing rips!
Long story - I love the suspension design on this bike. Between the efficient translation of pedaling power and the nimble lightweight wheels, it accelerates SO FAST out of corners and turns. Getting up to speed takes hardly any effort at all. I love this sort of spirit in a bike, because it makes it just so fun and playful on a trail. Always eager to charge!
Adding to the playfulness, the head-angle is relatively slack for a shorter travel bike, which let me comfortably charge downhills in Phoenix (Mormon/National) that are really pretty gnarly. The short chain stays also mean it is ready to wheelie and manual and reposition without effort.
Probably the coolest thing about this bike is the versatility. With a straight carbon post, some light weight carbon wheels, and a 32mm fork and XC tires - you could race XC and stage races on this thing, no sweat. Buuuuuut if that's not your bag, then you could put a 130 or 140mm travel-reduced Pike on there, some fat rims like the Ibis 741s, and some knobby tires and suddenly you'd have an incredibly playful trail bike that could shred some downhill, but still happily get you up the climbs. That's a knockout versatility in a bike that is hard to find in a lot of rides.
A bike that can switch between XC racer one day and a downhill-charging trail bike the next is worth its weight in gold.
Adam DeWitt helped set up this weekend experience for me, and is a great guy in general who you'd love to share a beer with on the trail. If you wanna buy a bike - or anything else from backcountry - give him a ring! Extension 5630. Thanks again for helping make this happen, Adam.
MACH 4 CARBON RIDING AND TECH
Chris Cocalis walks you through the design goals, inspiration and technical features of the Mach 4 Carbon.