While the new Pivot
Mach 6 uses the dw-link rear suspension, this version is optimized for longer travel and signals a big departure that isn’t like anything else in the current Pivot line. Designed around the use of 27.5-inch wheels, it is built with the singular purpose of riding high-speed aggressive terrain (both up and down). The Mach 6 features a new generation of the long travel dw-link design. That rear suspension delivers 6.1-inches of travel, a 13.6-inch bottom bracket height, longer top tubes, lower standover, and a 66 degrees head tube angle, built around a carbon frame.
Little touches you expect from Pivot include internal top tube cable routing, internal dropper post routing and ISCG 05 tabs.
• 6.1-inches travel from the next generation dw-link suspension design with position-sensitive anti-squat.
• All New upper linkage design provides additional control over the suspension curve.
• This new Mach 6 linkage design also eliminates the rear shock bushing; replacing it with two large Enduro max cartridge bearings. This is compatible with most shocks so it does not require a proprietary shock design.
• The new Mach 6 linkage design was one of the keys to achieving short 16.9-inch chainstays and 6.1 inches of rear travel while clearing 27.5” X 2.35” tires.
• Pivot exclusive hollow box, high-compression internal molding technology.
• Pivot specific, custom tuned Fox Float or Float X CTD shock technology.
• Internal top tube shift cable routing and down tube dropper seat post routing.
• Rubberized leather chainstay, inner seat stay, and down tube protectors.
• 142mm X 12mm thru-axle, ISCG05 tabs, Press Fit 92BB, direct mount front derailleur, post mount brake tabs.
This is a very cool trick. By rotating the shock body (1), Pivot connects it to a wishbone link (2) to the dw-link rear suspension (3). Where other designs have used a similar link, it required a proprietary shock (a shock designed just for one model). Pivot's trick
, one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas, allows the Mach 6 owner the freedom to swap to pretty much any production shock down the road.