Mach 6 Carbon
Unleash your trail-slaying potential with the new Mach 6 Carbon – the world’s most versatile enduro/trail machine.
Developed with input from Pivot’s roster of world-class gravity and enduro athletes, the Mach 6 Carbon 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 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.
All New Rear Triangle And Linkage Design
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:
- All new linkages offer huge gains in overall stiffness – the upper linkage alone is 40% wider, 150% stiffer and utilizes larger bearings at the frame attachment point.
- The new, redesigned clevis is now lighter, stronger and provides increased clamping force on the shock body.
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.
DW-Link® And Fox Suspension
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 Fox Factory Kashima Float X shock with the 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.
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