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Yeah, you read that right. This Pivot Phoenix Carbon weighs in at just 30.8 pounds (14kg)! That's with a very sensible build, too.

How'd they pull it off? We caught up with Chris Cocalis, the Founder of Pivot Cycles, to find out. Listen in on our conversation for all the details, including how they kept the frame weight to just 8.1 pounds with a coil shock.



First introduced at Sea Otter 2014, the Phoenix Carbon is now available. The frame retails for $3,299 with a shock. Two complete builds are available at $5,499 and $7,399. The higher end complete build weighs 33.5 pounds, taking the coveted title of "lightest production downhill bike." While the build shown here may not be available as a complete, it certainly shows you the potential.

Don't miss this video that covers many of the finer frame details:



Pivot Phoenix Carbon Highlights
- 204mm dw-link suspension
- Full carbon frame featuring Pivot exclusive hollow box internal molding technology
- 27.5” wheels
- S, M, L, & XL sizing  
- Adjustable +/- .75 degree headset option
- Full length internal cable routing with Pivot’s exclusive cable port system 
- Dropper post compatible with internal routing
- Enduro Max cartridge bearings used throughout 
- Fox DHX RC4 Coil-Over rear shock
- Frame weight from 7.1/3.2kg lbs (small w/air shock) or 8.1lbs/3.6kg (small w/coil shock)
- Complete Shimano Saint equipped w/Fox 40 fork, Maxxis DH tires, and pedals from 33.5 lbs
- Rubberized integrated downtube and swingarm protection.
- Carbon ISCG-05 tabs
- 157mm X 12mm rear end
- 107mm full carbon BB shell
- 180mm rear carbon post mounts

Click next to see the components used on this unique super light build.

Credit: Brandon Turman
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