First Look: 2013 Pivot Mach 429 Carbon 2

<b>With 100mm of rear travel and some snappy handling characteristics, the Mach 429 Carbon is geared towards the cross-country and trail crowd.</b>

<b>Two years were dedicated to the testing and design of the carbon version. Compared to the aluminum version, the carbon frame has shorter chainstays (17.65 from 17.95-inches), a lower bottom bracket (13 from 13.1-inches), and improved standover.</b>

<b>Pivot says their revised dw-link suspension design with position-sensitive anti-squat makes for a 29er that pedals, accelerates and handles like a 26-inch bike. Kashima-coated Fox CTD suspension keeps things active and easily adjustable front and rear.</b>

<b>Also new for 2013 is the addition of ISCG 05 tabs surrounding the PF92 bottom bracket. The bike is equipped with a direct mount front derailleur.</b>

<b>The head angle measures 69.3-degrees when equipped with a 120mm fork, just 0.1-degrees steeper than a medium aluminum Mach 429. A tapered headtube helps stiffen things up front.</b>

<b>A 142x12mm rear axle keeps the rear end snappy.</b>

<b>160mm post mount brakes add to the frame's stiffness.</b>

<b>Internal shift cable routing and dropper mounts clean the overall appearance up nicely.</b>

<b>To protect all that carbon, a rubberized leather chainstay, inner seat stay, and down tube protector help with impact resistance and quiet the bike.</b>

<b>Pivot developed their exclusive hollow box, high-compression internal molding technology when they came up with the Carbon Mach 5.7.</b>

<b>The Mach 429 Carbon will be available in green, black/blue, and black/red color schemes in a variety of build kits. Check out <u><a href="" target="_blank"></a></u> for more details.</b>

Based on their best selling aluminum Mach 429, Pivot is excited to introduce the all-new 2013 Pivot Mach 429 Carbon. Take a gander and learn what's new in this first look feature.
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  • 91001

    10/10/2012 9:51 PM

    I'm Ron Burgandy?

  • Randy_Geniec

    10/10/2012 4:24 PM

    I rode this at interbike back to back with many bikes and this bike was by far the fastest of the far. A 120mm fork on this think would make a great all around bike you could take anywhere.