MEET THE NEW MACH 6
By Pivot Cycles
Bike park ripper? Backcountry fun hog? Enduro all-star? Yes. Yes. And yes. Dressed to kill and ready to party, the new Mach 6 is a shot of backcountry adrenaline, a bike park dream ride and a lively handling enduro weapon, all rolled into a single high-performance package.
Pivot is pulling back the curtains today on the freshly redesigned Mach 6. Right out of the gate, you’ll notice it has 27.5” wheels. Why? Because 27.5” wheels, when incorporated into a bicycle designed to capitalize on their potential, are more fun. The Mach 6 is a serious enduro race weapon and a totally capable backcountry tool, but above all else, it’s a whole lotta fun. We optimized our renowned Hollow Core carbon frame construction to provide unparalleled strength with just the right amount of ride stiffness, refined the geometry to deliver a playful yet planted ride, and tweaked the kinematics of our dw-link suspension to make the most of the wheel size while yielding 158mm of the plushest, most capable travel you’ll find anywhere.
Says Pivot Founder Chris Cocalis, “Everyone knows that 27.5” wheels are more fun, and the new Mach 6 pegs the fun meter at a new level. We don’t just spend our days slaving away designing bikes so our World Cup riders can set their fastest time (although we do a lot of that). More often than not, we’re looking for bikes to make us feel like superheroes and put the biggest smile on our faces. The Mach 6 does that and then some, making it my new favorite bike. The Mach 6 is fundamentally designed to be super fun and poppy, giving everyone the magic carpet ride with maximum performance and maximum fun.”
Every Mach 6 build option is biased toward getting loose and going hard, but also making sure that your bike stays in one piece while you test your limits. Our Race level builds pair supremely durable Marzocchi Bomber coil shocks with Bomber Z1 air forks. Pro and Team builds feature Fox DHX2 coil shocks and Fox 38 Grip2 forks; ideal setups for attacking technical terrain and banging out big days at the park. And for riders seeking to balance out the adrenaline surge with equal amounts of sweat equity, we offer Fox Live Valve suspension on our lightweight Air builds for unmatched climbing performance and all-conditions trail composure.
Pricing, Specifications, and Availability: The new Mach 6 will be available in two color options—Mint Relic and Stealth Black. It is available as a complete bike in fourteen different configurations plus carbon wheel upgrade options, ranging in price from $5,599 to $12,099 USD. The Mach 6 is available now, in all sizes, at key Pivot dealers worldwide. For more information visit: https://store.pivotcycles.com/en/bike-mach-6-v4-1
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