Pivot’s Mach 4 SL XC mountain bike updated with new carbon rear end & UDH

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.

2022 Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 XC mountain bike update, Universal Derailleur Hanger

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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.

Tech details

2022 Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 XC mountain bike update, angled rear

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?

Read our original bike launch story, and Tyler’s First Impressions Review after racing it out west.

Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 – New 2022 Options & Availability

2022 Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 XC mountain bike update

2022 Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 in Black Sunset with Shimano XTR

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.

2022 Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 XC mountain bike update, SRAM XX1 AXS

2022 Pivot Mach 4 SL v2 in Graystone with SRAM XX1 AXS

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.

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alloycowboy
alloycowboy
9 months ago

@Chris Cocalis please bring back the Racer-X design. The shock on the seat tube of the Mach 4 is a deal breaker for Marathon riding because we need the extra water bottle position on the seat tube. Also the DW link system is to complicated of a suspension system for 4″ travel bike given the fact that Cannondale, Specialized, and Canyon have dropped the Horest Link on their XC bikes to save weight and simplify the system.

Seb
Seb
9 months ago
Reply to  alloycowboy

And the all ride like pogo sticks, DW or vpp style suspension is so efficient, no reliance on shock lockouts, the extra water bottle missing is a shame though

John
John
9 months ago
Reply to  Seb

I have owned a 22# anthem pro & a 22# scalpel. In the 100mm travel range I will take the flex bar over a dw link (maestro) any day of the week when you jump on the pedals the difference in accretion is very noticeable
You may be asking yourself the shock was not set up properly I do a lot of detailed testing with my ShockWiz.

amit
amit
9 months ago
Reply to  alloycowboy

we cant ride with only 1 water bottle in israel..

John
John
9 months ago
Reply to  alloycowboy

I agree. One bottle inside the triangle is a deal breaker for me.

Dinger
Dinger
9 months ago
Reply to  alloycowboy

Has anyone ever tried camelbacks? Water bottle holding waist packs? The former is a better, more conveinent way to carry water than any bottle and the latter is a better way to carry water+tools/tire repair than on the frame.

MTB4LIFE29
MTB4LIFE29
9 months ago

Awesome colors! Loved this bike when I had it! My only complaint was the PF BB. Please go threaded!