Pivot's Firebird 27.5 runs roughshod over terrain with 167mm of rear travel and a 160mm Fox 34 fork. With tubeless-ready 27.5-inch DT Swiss wheels, the Firebird is noticeably fast and regulates over chunder while maintaining it playful flickability, so go ahead, air it out. Steep, techy trail action? Firebird. Shuttle runs down your secret test piece? Firebird. A lift day at the bike park? Firebird. Since it's equipped with the dw-link, even pedal-heavy trails and big climbs are on the wanted list. Key frame details include the 142x12mm rear end, 1.5-inch head tube, post-mount rear brake and its ingenious floating front derailleur mount. With this build you get Magura discs, Kenda tires, and a SRAM 2x10 drivetrain with an X9 rear derailleur.
|Fork||Fox 34 CTD OC, 160mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Kashima or Float X, 167mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss E1900|
|Tires||Kenda Honey Badger, 27.5 x 2.2|
|Crankset||SRAM GXP w/MRP LRP chainguide|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||FSA Gravity Light, 710mm|
|Brake Levers||Magura MT2/4|
|Brakes||Magura MT2/4 discs|
|Saddle||WTB Vigo Sport|
* Subject to change without notice.