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Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Firebird 29 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Firebird 29 2019
Pivot Cycles Firebird 29

Earlier this year, Pivot filled one of the last gaps in their range with the arrival of a long travel 29er. Previously, the Switchblade had been their most progressive big wheeler, but this still had trail bike tendencies and was an excellent ride in those scenarios but not in bigger terrain. Their biggest hitting non-DH bike was the Firebird, which…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 4SL 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 4SL 2019
Pivot Cycles Mach 4SL

There is a lot of hype surrounding the new wave of XC bikes that have arrived in the last twelve months. These short travel, lightweight and capable bikes may yet spawn their own genre but for the time being, we are seeing a response to more taxing World Cup courses and the application of kit that can be both light…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Trail 429 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Trail 429 2018
Pivot Cycles Trail 429

Pivot has wasted very little time in overhauling their range, delivering new versions and brand new models at what seems like an alarming rate. Switchblade, Firebird, Mach 5.5, Mach 6, all of these feel like they were released only yesterday. The style, engineering and even elements of geometry have been shared across the range to produce a coherent collection of…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Firebird 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Firebird 2017
Pivot Cycles Firebird

For Pivot, there are two big bikes of the year, the Switchblade, tested recently, and the Firebird seen here. Both obviously share the same genes, but more than that, they represent a step forward in the evolution of Pivot bikes. Boost, refined rear ends, and longer geometry bring them to the forefront of modern mountain bike design as some of…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 5.5 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 5.5 2017
Pivot Cycles Mach 5.5

Pivot appear to be on a non-stop bike producing mission. The last year has seen new models and revisions across the range including the well-received Switchblade and Firebird. As I write this they have done it again with the launch of their e-bike; the Shuttle, at Eurobike adding yet another bike to the range. The Mach 5.5 dropped into the…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Switchblade 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Switchblade 2017
Pivot Cycles Switchblade

2017 is an important year for Pivot, with two new bikes creating waves in the highly competitive trail and enduro market. Creators of top end bikes with price tags to match, Pivot have produced both the Switchblade and it's bigger brother, the Firebird. Both feature new geometry and new technology to create machines to make mountain bikers go weak at…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Trail 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Trail 2016
Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Trail

Straight out of the box the Pivot Mach 429 Trail screamed ‘ride me!’ Big organic carbon tubes that hint at a strength in depth and a bang up-to-date wish list of geometry numbers and frame features had me salivating. The Mach 429 Trail is aimed at the rider looking for a capable and fast trail bike with the added bonus…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles LES 27.5 2015
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles LES 27.5 2015
Pivot Cycles LES 27.5

Subtlety has never been a strong point of mine, but at least you always know where you stand, something that is shared by the lime green LES 27.5. From the moment I opened the box I could tell this bike wanted to be ridden, and ridden fast. Pairing the bright paint job with a solid build and still coming out…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Phoenix Carbon  2015
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Phoenix Carbon  2015
Pivot Cycles Phoenix Carbon

A couple of summers back I was lucky enough to have a Pivot Phoenix as my trusty steed on a month long alpine road trip. It performed flawlessly and is, to this day, one of my favourite downhill rigs. When I was told a Phoenix Carbon was about to rock up at the office I was both excited and a…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Carbon  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Carbon  2014
Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Carbon

When it comes to looks nothing gets my juices flowing more than a stealthy, muscular bike. Ogling the Pivot Mach 429 Carbon in matt carbon with blue detailing certainly had me salivating The oversize carbon frame on this bike looks like it has been bulking up on the steroids! This kind of styling and extra strength might be expected from…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon XO1  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon XO1  2014
Pivot Cycles Mach 6 Carbon XO1

Chris Cocalis and the team at Pivot have been working on this new 27.5 bike for the last two years. Since the launch of the Mach 5.7 it has arguably been one of the most anticipated bikes they have launched. We’ve seen it and drooled at shows, and even swung a leg over it in a car park. When the…

Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Firebird  2013
Mountain Bike Reviews - Pivot Cycles Firebird  2013
Pivot Cycles Firebird

Pivot have only been around for 6 years but in that time they have established themselves as a serious player in the high performance mountain bike sector. Chris Cocalis has been in the bike industry for pretty much all of his life, racing BMX at an early age, he designed his first frame at the tender age of just 16!…

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In the Sight Unseen series, Pivot rider Brice Sherbach tries to explain the beauty and ecstasy of riding a trail for the first time.

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3 months ago

The bike world first saw Pivot Factory Racing's mystery bikes at the Val di Fassa EWS opener. The suspense didn't actually kill us, but the…

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3 months ago

Bernard Kerr has been crowned champion of Red Bull Hardline 2021, taking the victory with an incredible time of 2.33.533 down the world’s toughest downhill…

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6 months ago

Sam: This week in the garden we have special guest world cup downhill / pro freerider Bernard Kerr arrive and help us test the first…

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7 months ago

Riding by instinct in the Pacific North West, the 'Sight Unseen' series captures Pivot Cycles' athlete Brice Shirbach's passion for riding blind, with stunning one…

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7 months ago

Steve Peat, Brendan Fairclough, Olly Wilkins, Sam Reynolds & myself head to wales for a lads-on-tour MTB work trip too Revolutions & Dyfi Bike park!…

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7 months ago

The new Pivot Point is a modern classic; a steel hardtail dirt jumper built to weather any apocalypse! When it comes to crafting a contemporary…

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8 months ago

Pivot Cycles have today announced a new partnership with women's technical apparel company, Wild Rye. Don't just expect Pivot branding on their clothes either, oh…

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8 months ago

Bikes. They've taken me across the world. Introduced me to people and communities. Given me health, motivation, and a way of life; they make me…

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8 months ago

Here is a fly by of the Pivot Trail 429 – a potent, lightweight trail weapon with the handling and suspension chops to go hard…

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10 months ago

Bernard Kerr and crew head out to Rogate in the UK where it's been raining a little more than usual of late...

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10 months ago

Team manager Bernard Kerr and rider Ed Masters are very clear when describing the Pivot Factory Racing team. We're all idiots in our own way'',…

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Issue 67

Just pictures with no purpose.

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Issue 66

Just pictures with no purpose.

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Issue 64

Jordi takes a trip to the Spanish Isle of Mallorca. Known as a beach and party resort, but still packed with singletracks and even a bike park!

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Issue 63

It feels like the UK has been living in a storm after a run of seriously wild weather, is it time we all started giving back to our damaged trails?

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Issue 63

Check out these awesome MTB photos!

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Issue 62

Linkage forks came and went some years ago, but Trust have pushed things to the next level with fresh ideas and a desire to create a better suspension experience for riders. We chat to Dave Weagle about forks and how Trust are shaping the future.

2 years ago
Issue 61

Downhill racing has never been so exciting, this season the women's racing has been wild, unpredictable and refreshing. We caught up with a few of the key racers looking to build on their success from this year into the 2020 season.

2 years ago
Issue 60

We swing a leg over Pivots rocket ship XC bike, Radon's bargain enduro rig and hit the jumps on DMRs Sect. Short travel forks from Fox, RockShox and Suntour get put through their paces alongside kit from Magura, Leatt and Ortlieb.

2 years ago
Issue 60

This issue we chat to Dr Chris Leatt, the man behind the neck brace to get the low down on the development of this iconic piece of kit.

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Issue 59

Time's are a-changin' once again: this time it's cross-country bikes that are getting the long, low and slack treatment and Ewen Turner is all for it! Ditch the Lycra, but keep the speed with modern XC bikes.

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Issue 58

More images with no particular place to call home this issue!

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Issue 57

Pivot's new Firebird 29 gets rated alongside Polygon's budget Siskiu N9. Rose keep things electric and Merida offer up a dropbar winter training tool. Plus the verdict on the mighty Rockshox Lyric.

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