I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen thus far from Pivot Cycles. Building all their bikes on the successful DW-Link suspension design, every bike in the line is guaranteed to be plush and efficient–the holy grail of suspension design.

Complementing the Pivot Mach 4 and Mach 5 is the all-new Pivot Mach 429. Why 429? Well, because it’s a Mach 4 that’s been re-engineered around beautiful, trail-smoothing 29-inch wheels. I’m a believer in the 29-er revolution and apparently Chris Cocalis and the crew at Pivot are also. It is currently in prototype stage, but I’m sure it will be production ready come this fall when the Interbike Outdoor Demo rolls around again.

One cool thing that Chris mentions in the following video is the way the headtube is designed to accommodate a 50mm zero-stack headset, which then lowers the front end of the bike much more than many other 29-ers and allows you to run a small riser bar. Nice work!

Specs on the Pivot Mach 429

  • Travel: 100mm
  • Sizes: Small (23-inch TT), Medium (24-inch TT), Large (25-inch TT)
  • Price: $2195 (Frame-only)
  • Weight: Built up (as is) 26 lbs.!!!

It will be on the top of my list to ride and report back to you.

More Info: Visit PivotCycles.com

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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