The Pivot Mach 6 enduro mountain bike is completely updated, getting new size-specific geometry from XS all the way up to XL, with 27.5″ wheels, downhill-derived handling and slack 65.75º head tubes infiltrating the entire range. For XS and Small, the reach was kept appropriately short to fit those riders, but Medium, Large and XL all get stretched top tubes. All of the changes are available in carbon and aluminum frames, too.
“The Mach 6 Carbon is one of our most loved and best Pivot designs ever, so we took the update of this model very seriously.” said Pivot President/CEO Chris Cocalis. “This new design takes the Mach 6 performance to another level by maintaining the climbing and all-around trail bike performance that the Mach 6 is famous for, while giving it the aggressive descending capabilities of our longer travel bikes. With the new Mach 6 we continue to expand the boundaries of versatility as both the ultimate enduro machine and the right choice for aggressive trail riding.”
2018 PIVOT MACH 6 CARBON
The new carbon Mach 6 keeps 155mm of rear wheel travel, paired with a 160mm Fox 36 Factory (Kashima) fork and DPX2 rear shock.
It may not look like it, but all of the frames are 1x and 2x compatible, as well as Di2 ready. The carbon models use internal cable and hose routing throughout the front triangle.
Overbuilt alloy linkages are borrowed from their Pheonix DH bike and roll on Enduro Max sealed cartridge bearings, keeping the rear end very stiff. Like their other bikes, it uses a DW-Link design to maximize pedaling efficiency, something Pivot does very well. After all, you’ve got to pedal it up the hill between stages, right?
Other specs include post mount brakes for 180mm rotors, Boost axle spacing, stealth dropper compatibility and rubberized leather frame guards on chainstay and downtube. Look for complete bikes with DT Swiss alloy wheels and Reynolds carbon rim upgrades. Tire clearance maxes out at 27.5 x 2.6 for the carbon frames.
2018 PIVOT MACH 6 ALLOY
The aluminum models get Fox Performance level forks and shocks, with a hydroformed, variable-thickness alloy frame. Here, cables and hoses run externally, with a port underneath to accommodate stealth dropper seatposts.
A removable front derailleur mount keeps it clean when you’re running a 1x drivetrain.
Both carbon and alloy models use a PressFit 92 bottom bracket. Tire clearance on the Mach 6 Alloy is limited to 27.5 x 2.4.
A stealth thru axle tidies up the rear end. Look for the same rubberized frame protectors on the alloy bike, too.
GEOMETRY & PRICING
Click to enlarge geometry chart, inches on the left, centimeters on right. The Pivot Mach 6 Aluminum and Mach 6 Carbon models range in price from $3,899 to $10,398 USD, with both Shimano and SRAM options at every level. Available immediately.