Super Serious: Meet the All-New 2019 Pivot Firebird 29, Featuring Eddie Masters 12

There's another long-travel big wheel contender in town. See the Firebird 29.

 

Leave it to Eddie Masters to keep things fun. Tasked with showcasing the new Firebird 29, Eddie pulled out all the stops with this lighthearted video intro. Featuring 162mm of travel out back and 170mm up front, this rig is designed to "crush climbs, slay descents," and look good while doing it. The Firebird 29 pushes things in an even more aggressive direction for Pivot, and, as we've come to expect of their bikes, all of the little details are dialed.

Firebird 29 Highlights

  • Compatible with both 29 and 27.5+ wheel sizes
  • Full carbon frame with leading edge materials and proprietary molding technology
  • 162mm (6.4-inches) rear travel via new dw‐link rear suspension design with mini clevis
  • 170mm (6.7-inches) fork travel via FOX 36 with shorter 44mm offset
  • Metric 230x65mm FOX Float X2 shock
  • More progression than previous Pivot models
  • Phoenix DH inspired mega-wide, beefy upper and lower links
  • Dual upright swingarm
  • Adjustable geometry with a flip-chip upper link mount and lower headset cup options
  • Large headtube for Angleset compatibility
  • 1X drivetrain only
  • Pivot Cable Port System
  • Di2 battery port
  • 180mm post mount rear brake
  • 12x157mm Super Boost Plus rear hub
  • Tire clearance up to 29x2.6" or 27.5x2.8"
  • Press fit BB92 bottom bracket with ISCG05 mounts
  • Bottle mounts under downtube
  • Frame Weight: 7.0-pounds (3.2kg, with shock)
  • Complete Weights: As low as 29.7-pounds (13.5kg)
  • Colors: Sandstorm with orange, steel blue with yellow
  • 10-year warranty

"This is no monster truck. The Firebird 29 is a lightweight enduro machine that boasts a poppy, lively feel long-travel 29ers have never possessed. Until now." - Pivot Cycles

Geometry

The Firebird 29 features Pivot's longest reach numbers to date. A new flip chip in the upper link mount allows you to make geometry adjustments without changing the shock rate.

Suggested Sizing: Small - 5'4" to 5'9" // Medium - 5'8" to 5'11" // Large - 5'11" to 6'3" // X-Large - 6'2" to 6'7"

Build Kits, Pricing and Availability

This bad boy comes in multiple builds ranging from $5,099 to $9,199 USD. It's available now at Pivot dealers worldwide.

View Team build specs | View Pro build specs | View Race build specs

  • Team XX1 Eagle - $9,199 USD
  • Team XTR 1X - $8,299
  • Pro X01 Eagle - $7,499
  • Pro XT/XTR 1X - $6,399
  • Race X01 - $5,499
  • Race XT 1X - $5,099
  • Upgrade Pro models to FOX Float X2 Factory shock: + $125
  • Upgrade Pro models to Reynolds carbon wheels: + $1,300

How does it ride? Vital has been banging out laps in Moab, Durango, and Angel Fire in order to bring you the full scoop. Keep an eye out for our video review and additional insight coming soon!

In the meantime, fly over to www.pivotcycles.com for more details.

Photos by Zach Faulkner, Jens Staudt and Pivot Cycles

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