Introducing the Pivot Cycles Mach 5.5 Carbon 1

With an eye toward the future, Pivot Cycles proudly presents their all-new Mach 5.5 Carbon trail bike. Catch the intro videos then jump over to our in-depth First Ride feature discussing the bike's finer details and ride qualities.

"The new Mach 5.5 Carbon builds on the legacy of Pivot's renowned Mach 5.7 Carbon as the quintessential trail bike. With 140mm of dw-link rear travel, it sticks to and claws up just about anything with unparalleled pedaling efficiency. On descents, the Mach 5.5 Carbon’s incredible square-edge bump performance and 160mm travel FOX 36 fork enables you to conquer terrain that makes other bikes cower. It’s a bike that inspires you to climb while looking forward to the descents and that begs you to push your limits while putting a smile on your face."

Pivot Cycles owner and head of engineering, Chris Cocalis, and the legendary Aaron Chase also took the new Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon for a spin on Phoenix's famous South Mountain trail system. Renowned for its technical challenges, this is the perfect place to learn about what the Mach 5.5 Carbon has to offer:

 

"The original Mach 5.7 Carbon was the most popular, best loved bike we’ve ever produced. We wanted to update the design, and knew that it had to be absolutely perfect for all the riders out there waiting for the next generation," said Pivot Cycles President and CEO, Chris Cocalis. "The Mach 5.5 Carbon embodies everything that made the original rise above the competition, with key updates to make it a true next-generation trail bike – it features our trail-adapted long and low geometry, an evolved mid-travel linkage for incredible small bump compliance, an all-new carbon layup with lighter weight, higher modulus materials, and clearance for up to 2.6-inch wide tires."

Highlights

  • High-modulus carbon frame
  • 27.5-inch wheels
  • 140mm (5.5-inches) of rear wheel travel // 160mm (6.3-inches) fork travel
  • dw-link rear suspension with mid-travel specific linkage design
  • Clearance for 2.6-inch Wide Trail tires
  • Pivot Cable Port system
  • Shimano Di2 electronic drivetrain integration
  • FOX Live electronic suspension integration
  • Enduro Max cartridge bearings
  • Front derailleur compatible with removable stealth E-Type mount
  • Low durometer rubberized frame protection
  • 180mm post mount rear brake
  • 12x148mm Boost rear axle spacing
  • Press Fit 92mm bottom bracket with ISCG05 mounts
  • Claimed complete weight (size medium, no pedals, XTR 1X build): Sub 27-pounds (12.2kg)
  • Claimed frame weight (size medium with shock): 5.2-pounds (2.35kg)
  • Offered in five sizes to fit riders from 4’11” to 6’7”

The Mach 5.5 Carbon complete bike is available immediately in black and red color options, and in nine different Shimano or SRAM configurations ranging from $4,899 to $10,199 USD. It's also available as a frameset for $3,099. 

Learn more at pivotcycles.com/bike/mach-5-5-carbon.

Credit: Pivot Cycles // Intro video by Lear Miller // Action photos by Boris Beyer
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