New Bike Day: PIVOT TRAIL 429
The new Pivot Trail 429 defies categorization and smashes KOMs. Mixing the progressive geometry and handling of longer-travel all-mountain sleds with the responsiveness and speed of dedicated race rigs ushers in a new breed of a hyper-capable trail bike.
The new Pivot Trail 429 is a potent, lightweight trail weapon with the handling and suspension chops to go hard in big terrain, and also the flat-out speed and acceleration to deliver podium-level performances at marathon and 24-hour races. It offers unprecedented versatility—equally at home sending rough technical lines as it is with a race number zip-tied to the handlebars.
“We’ve pushed the limits of the New Trail 429 to make a bike even more capable for both aggressive trail riders and those who are looking for the utmost efficiency and pedaling performance out of their trail bike” says Pivot’s founder and CEO, Chris Cocalis. “We designed the Trail 429 to thrive in rough, technical terrain, so we really worked on getting the suspension and handling dialed for the limits being pushed by modern riders. This is the most capable 120mm-travel suspension on the market. At the same time, with the flip-chip adjustability and aggressive weight reduction in the frame, the new Trail 429 also makes for an amazing endurance racer.”
A single day’s journey in the Puget Sound delivers riders to hidden corners and majestic viewpoints. The Sound and the Trail celebrates any adventure, any day, on any terrain, for any rider aboard the Pivot Trail 429.
Constructed of leading-edge carbon fiber materials using Pivot’s proprietary hollow core molding technology, the Trail 429’s frame achieves exceptional strength and stiffness at a weight competitive with dedicated XC race bikes. Size-specific ride tuning ensures consistent, surefooted handling and performance across the size range. A more progressive linkage and trunnion-mounted metric shock elevate the acclaimed dw-link suspension to superlative performance levels, and the newly incorporated flip-chip allows riders to hone ride characteristics toward either rowdy or racy. 120mm of rear travel has never felt this plush and composed. Nor has it ever felt this fast, and this responsive. Build kits for the Trail 429 emphasize this versatility: Pro and Team builds feature Fox DPS or Live Valve shocks and 130mm Fox 34 forks, and the optional Enduro build is ready for the big hits with a Fox DPX2 rear shock and 140mm Fox 36 Grip 2 Factory fork.
Pricing, specifications, and Availability: The new Trail 429 will be available in Pacific Blue and Metallic Silver and can be purchased in six different complete bike configurations with additional Enduro suspension, carbon wheel, and Live Valve options priced between $5,599 USD and $12,499 USD. Available now, in sizes XS through XL, at key Pivot dealers worldwide. For more information visit: https://store.pivotcycles.com/en/bike-trail-429-v3-1
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