2018 Bike Check: Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

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US company Pivot has updated its popular enduro rig for 2017 – and it looks like a cracker.

The 155mm rear travel Mach 6 Carbon is both longer and lower than the outgoing bike, but retains its DW Link rear end, Boost rear spacing and full carbon construction.

It’ll also ship with Fox’s EVOL-equipped Float DPX2 rear shock with Open, Medium and Firm settings available to fine-tune the ride to suit the terrain.

Pivot recommends a 160mm fork but says a 170mm travel unit will also work.

Pivot looks after riders of all persuasions, fitting shorter head tubes to XS and S frames, as well as varying the carbon layup for each size to save weight where it can.

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In raw numbers, and taking the Large as an example, the Mach 6 is almost a half-degree slacker in the head tube at 65.80 degrees, while its top tube has grown by about 30mm, which addresses some complaints about the compactness of the previous generation machine.

It can also be ordered with pretty much every build set under the sun, from Shimano XTR Di2 and SRAM XX Eagle through to STX/XT and X1.

If you want to find out more, JetBlack is the Aussie distributor.

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