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. Plus, a 120mm Fox fork, an X9 rear derailleur, light DT Swiss wheels, and Magura discs let the 429 accelerate like an XC racer and descend like a trail bike.
|Frame||Pivot Mach 429 carbon|
|Fork||Fox 320 CTD OC, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss 350/470|
|Tires||Kenda Slant 6, 29 x 2.2-inch|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9 Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||FSA Comet riser|
|Brake Levers||Magura MT-2/4|
|Brakes||Magura MT-2/4 disc|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
* Subject to change without notice.