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, Shimano's solid 2x10 XT group, zippy DT Swiss wheels and Shimano XT discs let the 429 rip like a purebred racer and descend like a true trail bike.
|Frame||Pivot Mach 429 carbon|
|Fork||Fox F29 CTD, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss 470|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 350|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Champion|
|Tires||Kenda Slant 6, 29 x 2.2-inch|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||FSA Afterburner riser|
|Brake Levers||Shimano XT|
|Brakes||Shimano XT disc|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
* Subject to change without notice.