Known for their outstanding DW-Link bikes, Pivot is now entering the 27.5/650B enduro market with their new Mach 6. With 155mm of rear travel controlled by a Fox Float X rear shock, the Mach 6 is race weapon that is built to handle the toughest enduro tracks. The bike shop rat dream checklist of must have features is fully populated: 66 degree head angle, 13.6″ bottom bracket height, 16.95″ chainstay length (amazing for a 27.5″ bike with this much travel), ISCG 05 tabs, internal stealth dropper post routing and of course, carbon front and rear triangles.
At the heart of the Mach 6 is the DW-Link suspension linkage that offers unparalleled pedaling performance that is so good you have to experience it to believe it. This pedaling performance does not come at the expense of suspension sensitivity however. With a bearing equipped lower shock eye yoke there is no shock bushing friction to overcome before the suspension can work. Pivot also engineered this yoke to allow for the use of different shocks, so you aren’t locked into the Float X if you are a Cane Creek or Rock Shox fan. The short link DW layout also produces lateral stiffness numbers that the big brands can only dream of pulling off.
We plan on getting one of these bikes in soon to do some extended riding on and we will be sure to pass our impressions on to our readers. If the Mach 6 is as good as the other Pivots we’ve ridden, then this is going to be one seriously fast machine.