How do you take something known for its incredible ride, weight, and stiffness and make it better? Building it from carbon usually does the trick. Pivot's Mach 429 Carbon rocks a light, stiff carbon frame and dw-link suspension to give you unrivaled climbing traction and bob-free acceleration. And this thing is seriously stiff, too, with a 92mm-wide BB, stout 142x12mm rear through-axle, tapered head tube and a 1-piece carbon rocker, all of which combine for a bike that responds and corners like a dream. Add a 120mm Fox fork, SRAM's 1x11 X01 group, lightweight DT Swiss wheels, and a carbon bar and post and you have yourself a serious trail machine that shreds in practically all dirt disciplines.
|Frame||Pivot Mach 429 carbon|
|Fork||Fox 32 120 FIT CTD Trail Adjust, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Kashima, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss XR 1501 XD|
|Tires||Kenda Slant 6, 29 x 2.2-inch|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM X01, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Phoenix Carbon Riser|
|Brake Levers||Avid XO Trail|
|Brakes||Avid XO Trail disc|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seatpost||FSA SL-K carbon|
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I was able to demo a multitude of Full suspension XC and trail bikes but kept coming back to the Mach 429 Carbon. This bike just fit me so I finaly purchased one and couldn't be happier. It is a little heavier than others but it doesn't feel like it. The 429C rides light, it descends well and climbs even better. The DW link keeps the rear wheel planted with no pedal bob. I love the XO1 11spd drive train, it shifts smoothly and is extremely quiet. The XO Trail brakes stop you on a dime you can't go wrong with this bike.