Heading into the Eurobike/Interbike swing, Pivot is coming out of the gate with an all-new version of their flagship Mach 6 bike. Now available in both carbon and aluminum, the 2016 Mach 6 also features a number of improvements — some of them class-leading.
As an enduro/trail bike, the Mach 6 has won over many riders with its capability and the smoothness of the DW-Link chassis (arguably the current gold standard). The updated version now features a slackened head angle, shorter chainstays and a lower bottom bracket. Some of those improvements are due to the adoption of Boost 148 rear spacing (yes, another “standard”). We all gripe, but the wider rear hub spacing does allow for shorter chainstays and increased tire clearance.
Have a look at the launch video:
The DW-Link rear triangle is stiffer and stronger while remaining smooth in all terrain. This is due to revised linkages and borrowing from the burly Phoenix DH rig. Additional stiffness comes from Pivot’s hollow core internal molding process for a more consistent and targeted carbon layup.
The industry-first (in the enduro category) is the full electronic integration for Shimano Di2 drivetrains. The battery is securely mounted in the lower downtube. If you’re spending that kind of coin, this is the sexiest way to do it.
Key 2016 Mach 6 Features:
- Available in carbon and aluminum models
- Carbon uses hollow core internal molding process
- Optimized DW-Link suspension with 155mm (6.1″) travel
- Rolls on 27.5″ wheels
- Updated geometry that’s slacker, lower and more nimble
- Updated linkages for stiffness
- Electronic drivetrain integration
- Boost 148 rear spacing on both models
- Removable front derailleur mount
- PF92 bottom bracket
- Built around the latest Fox shocks and forks
- Frame Weight: 6.5 lbs (carbon), 7.4 lbs (aluminum)
- Pricing and availability TBD