Why We Like The Pivot Trail 429 Pro X01 Eagle Carbon Wheel Mountain Bike
When it comes to short-travel machines that maximize fun factor, the Trail 429 Pro X01 Eagle Carbon Wheel Mountain Bike immediately comes to mind. We love how the supportive nature of the DW-Link suspension pairs with Pivot’s geometry on this bike, which is slightly steeper than modern trends with a 66.5-degree head tube angle in the low setting. The result is a highly maneuverable bike that picks apart tight switchbacks and technical climbing scenarios—plus it’s also super fun to goof off on trailside jibs. 120mm of DW-Link rear suspension encourages us to get out of the saddle and crank miles away, placing the Trail 429 as an excellent choice for trail, cross-country, or downcountry rides. The Fox Factory 34 DPS fork is fitted with 130mm of travel for an agile feel that still provides lots of support for the downhill, along with a wide range of adjustments and settings. Pivot aptly designed this bike aroun 29in wheels which help us hold momentum over technical sections of trail with square edge impacts, rock ledges, and angled roots.
This Pro X01 build starts off with SRAM’s X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain which sets the standard for premium shifting components throughout the industry, offering a lightweight, reliable design. Reynolds Blacklabel carbon wheels provide instant acceleration and a responsive feel for picking apart the terrain at hand, plus they’re both lightweight and durable. Pivot even builds this frame with Superboost 12 x 157mm rear hub spacing, providing an ultra-stiff rear end that redistributes forces away from the wheel. SRAM G2 RSC brakes are paired with 180mm rotors for dependable stopping power, and grippy Maxxis tires keep us rolling quickly with great cornering traction.
*Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be minor. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.
- Short travel trail bike for XC rides and downcountry excursions
- 120mm of DW-Link travel delivers traction for climbing and descending
- Fox Factory 34 GRIP2 fork with 130mm of travel is poised and forgiving
- SRAM X01 drivetrain delivers a 10-52t gear range for varied terrain
- Reynolds Blacklabel carbon hoops instantly respond to rider input
- Pivot Tool Dock system lets you stash a tool right in the frame
- Carbon frame, wheels, and bar reduce weight and bolster stiffness
- Fox Factory DPS shock is lightweight and highly adjustable
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