The new Pivot Shuttle takes what was already a strong eMTB and makes it more capable, and drops the price with a new build option. For founder Chris Cocalis, the Shuttle is a way to bag longer days on longer trails, and now on more aggressive descents, too.

The most noticeable change is the switch to 29er wheels as stock, switching from the 27.5+ wheels that were originally spec’d. You can still put the fatter, smaller tires on there if you want, but Cocalis says for 95% of riders and situations, the 29×2.5 set up is going to be faster and more capable.

2020 pivot shuttle e-mountain bike gets bigger wheels and more travel

They’ve upped front end travel to 160mm, shortened the fork offset to 44mm, and upgraded the rear shock to a Fox Factory DPX2 to handle bigger hits and sustained descents. It’s still a full carbon frame to keep weight down, but the integrated battery mounting has been simplified for quicker swaps…or just make it easier to remove if you prefer indoor charging.

Another big change is the move away from XTR Di2 groups, instead switching to full mechanical shifting. Why? Because with Di2 and STEPS, if something happened to the shift wire, the entire electrical system would stop working. Now, they can separate the shifting from the drive system. This also let them add a lower priced XT-equipped model.

Now, there’s two options: The top-of-the-line XTR version with the latest 1×12 group and Shimano’s top-end STEPS E8000-series battery-plus-motor drive unit for $10,499. Below that is a new XT model with the STEPS E7000-series drive unit for $7,899.

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2 years ago

I wonder if Shimano lowered the cost of the STEPS stuff, or if Pivot just had to give up margin to stay competitive with Intense.

2 years ago

y’all done raging against e-bikes already?