Pivot has updated their popular Mach 4 SL cross country bike with a new carbon rear triangle and a new look for 2022. The update isn’t going to save you weight or make you ride faster… instead, the subtle v2 update is more about future-proofing a lightweight carbon XC bike that we said left us “wanting for nothing” when it debuted a few years back…
2022 Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 XC mountain bike update
So what’s new? Wait, is it really just a new derailleur hanger?
Yes, the only thing new on the Mach 4 SL v2 is the switch to the UDH standard. SRAM’s Universal Derailleur Hanger concept has been around for a few years now, really hitting the scene a few months after the original Mach 4 SL’s release.
It’s a simple idea, but in a bike industry of diverging standards, we welcome the idea of being able to quickly & easily find a replacement hanger in almost any bike shop when you break yours. And of course, it works with any derailleur.
Pivot boss & bike designer Chris Cocalis thought it was a great idea too. And even though the Mach 4 SL wasn’t due for a complete overhaul yet, he says their development process is “never letting up. Relevant updates like the Mach 4 SL’s UDH-compatible rear triangle are evidence of our belief that no effort is too small if it improves the rider’s overall experience.”
The tech details of the Mach 4 SL remain the same with updated longer/slacker/lower geometry, the 100mm of DW-link rear wheel travel, 120mm forks, Fox Live Valve suspension options, and additional cage mounting points. Want to know more?
Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 – New 2022 Options & Availability
In addition to the new UDH-equipped rear ends, the carbon Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 is now being offered in two new color schemes – the gray & blue Graystone and black & red Black Sunset. Both new looks are available now in v2 complete bike builds – 100/120mm XC bikes starting at $6000 with Shimano XT & Fox Performance suspension.
And they top out at a whopping $12,600 100/100mm World Cup race-ready build of SRAM XX1 AXS, Fox Factory Live Valve suspension & Reynolds Blacklabel carbon wheels. Pivot says the updated Mach 4 SL v2 is available now, in all 5 sizes (XS-XL) at key dealers worldwide.