Developed with input from Pivot's roster of world-class gravity and enduro athletes, we've upgraded almost every feature of our renowned flagship bike – the result is an uncompromising, singletrack-devouring descender with stunning climbing capabilities – a bike that enables everyone, including the best riders in the world, to push their abilities to new levels. Featuring 27.5” wheels, a slack head-angle, short chainstays and low bottom bracket height, the new Mach 6 Carbon is incredibly capable – upping the ante across the enduro/trail category and enabling any rider to conquer new terrain, no matter how technical.
Stiffness, precision and traction equal confidence on even the gnarliest trails, so we've completely redesigned key features of the Mach 6 Carbon to give you every technical advantage. The Mach 6 Carbon incorporates an all new, Phoenix DH-inspired double wishbone rear triangle, and ultra-stiff linkage design, all based on real-world testing by our athletes as well as significant in-house prototyping and development:
When combined with the new double wishbone rear triangle design, these add up to the absolute stiffest frameset available in the enduro/trail category – something you will appreciate via the incredibly precise control and the ability to make bold choices every time you tackle a new trail.
The new rear triangle also incorporates Boost® spacing – the extra width produces an overall increase in both frame stiffness and power transfer as well as a massive increase in tire clearance, allowing for a wider range of condition-specific tire options – essential for racers on the Enduro World Series Circuit and for riders who want to make the most of every single day on the dirt.
When you start with a chassis that has already known as the “most versatile enduro bike on the planet” and is touted as the bike to beat by the most respected mountain bike reviewers in the world, any improvements will be truly category-defining. Pivot carbon already features purposeful, clean composite design, with large cross sections for stiffness and the right combination of materials to produce a high value frame worthy of the name Pivot. With our exclusive hollow core internal molding process, we are able to create an incredibly durable frame with the highest levels of stiffness and strength. For the new Mach 6 Carbon, we've taken the next step and addressed the extreme weather and gearing demands of enduro via the durability and innovation of the first fully electronic-integrated long-travel bike. The innovative Pivot Cable Port System is the key to this upgrade, developed in direct cooperation with Shimano – giving riders the ultimate in shifting accuracy via the incredible gear-selection intelligence of Di2 componentry. Whether you choose to go the traditional shifting route or opt for Shimano's game changing system, all of your cables, housing, wires and batteries are neatly tucked away for the ultimate in weather and impact resistance, no matter what set up you choose, now or in the future.
The Mach 6 Carbon features acclaimed dw-link® suspension, dialed for long travel applications. The dw-link®'s famed anti-squat delivers non-stop traction, while the variable wheel travel path provides unmatched square-edge bump absorption and control on technical descents. The responsiveness and bottomless feel of this ride is matched only by the exceptionally efficient climbing capability for faster, easier transfers – getting you to the next killer descent before everyone else.
The Mach 6 Carbon is spec'd with the 2016 Fox Factory Kashima Float X shock with the new EVOL air sleeve, tuned specifically for enduro and trail applications on the Mach 6 Carbon. The new Float X features updated tuning for better support and control while the EVOL air sleeve significantly reduces the force required to initiate travel, for the ultimate in small bump compliance and better bottom-out resistance. When combined with the ultra-low friction Kashima coating, this design offers an incredibly plush feel with a wide range of damping adjustments. The Float X also offers three on-the-fly lever adjustments using the new Open, Medium and Firm options. While dw-link® is inherently efficient in every setting, the firm option is great for long fire road climbs or between stage transfers. These shock features are direct complements to dw-link® suspension tuning and patented position-sensitive anti-squat, giving riders even better traction on steep climbs and over rough trail.
To match Mach 6 Carbon's rear suspension, we've paired it with the newest 160mm Fox 36 – the perfect fork to match any trail rider's need for aggressive, balanced handling on every part of the mountain.
Featured on the Mach 6 Carbon is Pivot's ultra-clean, removable front derailleur mount. For those that want to run two chainrings, this mount offers the best shifting performance you can get, utilizing Shimano's new side-swing front derailleur system. For those who love the simple functionality of 1x systems, remove the front derailleur mount for an incredibly sleek, clean installation with almost no evidence of the un-needed hardware.
All of our mountain bikes feature the PF92 bottom bracket. Collaboratively developed by our engineers and Shimano, this allows for wider pivots and better bearing support, both of which contribute to increased frame stiffness and strength as well as the best bearing longevity. Other essential details include post mount disc brake mounts for easy set up and weight savings, internal stealth dropper compatibility and Enduro Max cartridge bearings throughout. The Mach 6 Carbon is available in a five sizes to fit riders from 4'11” to 6'2”+ from XS to XL.
The Mach 6 Carbon is available with a wide range of complete builds – everything from SLX up to XTR with both SRAM and Shimano options. We've carefully selected every part and only spec components we would ride ourselves.
We take quality and workmanship seriously at Pivot, and know that the details are what make a great rider experience. Every Pivot Cycles frame undergoes a 28-step assembly and quality control check to ensure that every ride on the Mach 6 Carbon exceeds your expectations.
Mach 6 Carbon Features