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New Bike: Pivot Launches the Mach 6 2016

Pivot is ready for the 2016, as they finally release their popular enduro Mach 6 in two versions, both aluminum and carbon. Pivot says that they start to build an aluminum enduro bike due to reason that there are maybe any riders that still want to use aluminum bike than carbon bike. And of course, they want to press the price also.
Pivot Mach 6 2016 Aluminum Highlights
• Frame: variable-thickness hydro-formed aluminum tubes, dw-link suspension, ISCG05 tabs, 148 x 12mm Boost axle spacing, 92mm PressFit bottom bracket.
• New, cold-forged wider and stiffer linkage designs with Enduro Max cartridge bearings
• Suspension Travel: 155mm (6.1”)
• Wheel size: 27.5" 
• Shock: Custom-tuned Fox Factory Kashima Float DPS Shock with EVOL air sleeve 
• Fork: Fox 36 Float (designed to work with forks from 150 to160mm travel, 40mm offset)
• External and internal cable routing 
• Internal stealth dropper post compatible
• New removable front derailleur mount for Shimano’s side-swing front mech'
• Post mount disc brake attachments
• Same geometry as Mach 6 Carbon
• Medium frame weight: 7.4 pounds (3.36kg) including shock
• Sizes: X-small, small, medium, large, X-large
• MSRP: Complete builds start at $3499 USD, Frame and shock - $1999

The new update for the Mach 6 aluminum version (and carbon), is the Boost rear hub spacing and also bigger tires up to 2.40 inch. Except that, Pivot also says that this bike will get new linkage space which gives more stiffness but lighter. And for this aluminum Mach 6, Pivot still using DW Link suspension system. Pivot Mach 6 aluminum version will be available in four sizes, from extra small (XS) to extra large (XL). 
For Mach 6 2016 carbon version, the updates are same with the aluminum version; Boost rear hub spacing, new linkage, and bigger tires. The Mach 6 carbon version will get high parts; Shimano XTR Di2 electronic shifting, and FOX suspension both rear and front. 

Pivot Mach 6 2016 Carbon Highlights
Full carbon frame featuring leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot’s proprietary hollow core internal molding technology.
155mm (6.1”) of renowned dw-link® suspension
27.5-inch wheels
Pivot’s new ultra-stiff, DH-inspired, double-wishbone rear triangle design
All new, cold-forged wider and stiffer upper and lower linkage design with Enduro Max Cartridge Bearings
New 12 x 148mm Boost rear spacing for maximum stiffness and control.
Custom-tuned Fox Factory Kashima Float X shock with EVOL air sleeve.
Designed to work with forks from 150-160mm in travel
All new internal cable routing, featuring Pivot’s Cable Port System and full Di2 integration
Internal stealth dropper post compatible
New Pivot removable front derailleur mount for a clean frame design with 1X and perfect front shifting with Shimano’s side-swing 2X system.
Post mount disc brake mounts for precision and weight savings
PF92 bottom bracket for light weight, durability and ease of maintenance - co-designed by Pivot Cycles and Shimano, now the industry-leading standard for high-end mountain bikes
Rubberized leather chainstay, inner seat stay, and down tube protectors for a quiet ride and higher impact resistance
Medium frame weight: 6.5lbs including shock.
Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL for riders between 4’10" and 6'2"+

For more information about the bike, visit Pivot Cycles.


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