We bumped into World Cup racer Bernard Kerr in Peaslake the other day and spotted a rather good looking machine in the back of his van. It turned out to be the new prototype from Pivot Cycles which is set to replace the excellent Phoenix sometime next year. Bernard has been racing it and riding it for a few months now so we decided to sit him down with a cheese straw and get the low down on this new 27.5 DH rig…

The new Proto in all its glory...

The new Proto in all its glory…

X-Fusion RV1's upfront

X-Fusion RV1’s upfront

A mixture of SRAM and Spank components.

A mixture of SRAM and Spank components.


Interchangeable dropouts allow you to quickly change the effective length of the chainstay for different tracks

The bike is now in New Zealand where Bernard is training for the winter… For more information on how the testing is going check out his Facebook page.

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