Having spent more than 2 years developing it, Pivot really outdid itself with the new Mach 6, a 27’s inch mountain bike with an optimized frame geometry for this wheel format. Top performance is expected in enduro riding, as the bike excels when being aggressively rode on any type of terrain, both up- and downhill.
Several features ensure that the bike’s performances live up to the promise, of which we mention state-of-the-art DW-Link suspension, rear shock travel of 155mm, low bottom bracket (13.6 inches), a longer top tube, and a slack head tube angle of 66 degrees. All these are there in order to make you want to push your limits, but also to reward you if you do that.
Increased stability is what Mach 6 has in mind, and regardless if you reach the speed of sound with it or not, you’re probably in for quite an experience. The 155mm DW-Link rear shock makes the best of the situation, be it pedalling, accelerating of crossing a technical area of the course. Performance is further enhanced by the hollow-box frame that features thinner walls that lead to a lower weight figure.
Efficiency, but also aesthetics have a lot to gain from the internal routing of the cables. However, Mach 6 includes a dropper seat post, so the down tube is reserved for the corresponding cable, while the rear derailleur’s cable passes through the top tube. And don’t worry about chain slap and scratches, because the manufacturer mounted guards both on the chain stay, and on the wheel-facing side of the down tube.