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. This build crushes rides with a 120mm Fox fork, Shimano's solid 2x10 XT/XTR group, zippy DT Swiss wheels, a carbon bar, and Shimano's class-defining XT discs.
|Frame||Pivot Mach 429 carbon|
|Fork||Fox 32 120 FIT CTD Trail Adjust, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Kashima, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss 350 XR|
|Tires||Kenda Slant 6, 29 x 2.2-inch|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore XT, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT discs|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Race|
|Seatpost||FSA SL-K, carbon|
* Subject to change without notice.