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The greatest trail bikes do everything well, no matter what or where you ride.
Our goal when designing the Mach 429 Trail was to create a new category of trail bike – one that takes advantage of the best features of 29 and yet maintains the performance characteristics that make you forget about wheelsize and, instead, translate to the “best-ride-ever,” every time you ride.
The result? A bike with the incredible pedaling efficiency and small bump compliance of the dw-link® design, a slack front end and a short back end that is fast, flickable, energy efficient, with unparalleled descending capabilities in the trail bike category.
To complement this new 29er formula, you’ll find Boost™ 148 spacing, our own hollow core, internal, high compression carbon molding and the obsessive detailing you expect from Pivot. Effortless trail bike handling, incredible power transfer and precise cornering are all yours, without compromise, in the perfectly balanced chassis of the Mach 429 Trail. It is the perfect choice for your next ride.
Pivot’s Mid-Travel Trail Linkage Design
The 429 Trail marks the introduction of Pivot’s mid-travel trail linkage design, specifically for trail bikes. With major influences from the clevis design of the Phoenix DH Carbon and Mach 6 Carbon, the 429 Trail utilizes an entirely new upper linkage to provide the same ultra-precise control and bottomless feel of our longer travel dw-link® designs in a more compact, lighter package for trail applications.
When we pair the new upper linkage design with the same lower linkage design that we utilize on the Mach 6 Carbon, the result is a bike that you can take anywhere and over anything – an incredibly versatile 29er with seemingly endless suspension and noticeably increased traction. The Mach 429 Trail’s dw-link® suspension delivers unmatched handling characteristics combined with pedaling efficiency and climbing capability for riders who demand the best performance in both XC and technical terrain.
The 429 Trail is spec’d with the new Fox Float DPS (Dual Piston System) shock custom tuned specifically for 429 Trail. DPS stands for Dual Piston System – the shock features two separate sets of valving, similar to what you would find in Fox’s external reservoir Float X design but in a much lighter package. The Float DPS shock features new settings and a design that allows for an incredibly plush feel with a wide range of damping control while also offering an extremely positive “firm” position, for those long fire-road climbs. These features are direct complements to Pivot’s mid-travel suspension tuning and when combined with the dw-link’s® patented position-sensitive anti-squat, gives riders even better traction on steep climbs and over rough trail, making the Mach 429 Trail an up-trail-conquering, climbing machine with a nearly bottomless feel in even the most aggressive terrain.
To match the never ending feel of the Mach 429 Trail’s rear suspension, we’ve paired it with the 130mm Fox 34 for a perfectly balanced ride both on the ups and downs. This fork sets the new bar for trail specific suspension performance.
To complement these trail-proven angles, you’ll find new Boost™ 148 spacing in the rear and 110mm front hub spacing. The extra width between dropouts with the Boost™ system lends itself perfectly to Pivot’s drive to produce the stiffest frames with the best energy transfer available. The extra room between hub flanges gives that 29er wheel a ride feel that is as precise as any wheel size with the added advantage of big-wheel rollover capability. In addition to enhanced frame and wheel stiffness, the Boost™ system also enables us to add more tire clearance, allowing for a wider range of condition-specific tire choices, and 27.5”+ compatibility.
Carbon Frame Design
When creating the Mach 429 Trail, our engineers worked to find the perfect combination of purposeful, clean, composite design for strength, large cross sections for stiffness, and the right combination of composite materials to produce a high value frame worthy of the name Pivot. With our hollow-core, internal-molding process to bring this vision to reality, riders can now put the Mach 429 Trail at the top of the list when it comes to choosing a one-bike quiver.
Additionally, we’ve designed this full carbon frame with value in mind – building on our years of composite layup and construction experience – we’ve maintained the highest levels of stiffness and strength to weight, while making focused changes to keep the costs down and the technical advantages high, such as strategic, easy-to-service external routing combined with key features of the Pivot Cable Port System – including ports for use with an internal dropper post and clean cable/housing routing through the chainstays.
The Details Make The Bike
The Mach 429 Trail features an ultra-clean, removable front derailleur mount. For those that want to run two chainrings, this mount offers the best shifting performance you can get, utilizing Shimano’s new side-swing front derailleur system. For those who love the simple functionality of 1x systems, remove the front derailleur mount for an incredibly sleek, clean installation with almost no evidence of the un-needed hardware.
Our mountain bikes feature the PF92 bottom bracket. Collaboratively developed by our engineers and Shimano, this allows for wider pivots and better bearing support, both of which contribute to increased frame stiffness and strength as well as the best bearing longevity.
Other essential details include post mount disc brake mounts for easy set up and weight savings, internal stealth dropper compatibility and Enduro Max cartridge bearings throughout. There are mounts for 2 waterbottles on every frame and the Mach 429 Trail is available in 4 sizes – S, M, L, XL – and in two great colors.
Build Kits And Assembly
The Mach 429 Trail is available with a wide range of complete builds – in both SRAM and Shimano options. We’ve carefully selected every part and only spec components we would ride ourselves.
We take quality and workmanship seriously at Pivot, and know that the details are what make a great rider experience. Every Pivot Cycles frame undergoes a 28 step assembly and quality control check to ensure that you will be just as excited as we are every time you ride the Mach 429 Trail.
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"It ticks all the right boxes in climbing, descending, and handling. One of its best traits, in my opinion, is that it’s fun to ride all the time."
Singletracks.com's Aaron Chamberlin loved the Mach 429 Trail, saying it was perfect for everything from the twisty and technical trails around metro Atlanta, to all-day rides in Ellijay, and backcountry epics in Pisgah.
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"A fleet-footed brawler with deeper-feeling travel than the numbers suggest"
The Mach 429 Trail is changing all the rules when it comes to finding the perfect do-anything bike. Bike magazine knows this and has a great video review and written review here. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the page - there is a great Q&A with Chris Cocalis, guy in charge at Pivot...
"a sweet bike in a sweet spot"
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"at the top of the heap when it comes to general trail riding, making the pilot happy on both climbs and descents. It’s a bike that simply works—and works very well."
Mountain Bike Action loved the Mach 429 trail, citing the chassis' versatility and performance on anything you throw at it - get the details from MBA's...
PHOENIX, AZ – June 23, 2015 – The greatest trail bikes do everything well, no matter what or where you ride, and Pivot’s new Mach 429 Trail raises the bar for amazing bikes even higher. Our goal when designing the Mach 429 Trail was to create a new category of trail bike - one that takes advantage of the best features of 29 and yet maintains the performance characteristics that make you forget about...
To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. However, we can provide a rough guideline:
Small: 5'4" – 5’8”
Medium: 5'7" – 5'10”
Large: 5'10" – 6’2”
X-Large: 6'2" +
Pivot is the first frame manufacturer to feature the 92mm wide bottom bracket shell standard, originally developed in conjunction with Shimano XTR. With the press fit 92 system, there are no external washers or threads in the shell. The bearings are housed in light composite resin cups with a full sealed sleeve to keep out the elements. This design allows for easy crank installation, with no frame facing or special spacers required. Chain line is perfectly optimized and as an added advantage, the bearings are extremely easy to replace. Another bonus is that the XTR version includes a 3 year warranty from Shimano. The system works with Shimano, FSA and Race Face cranks (all compatible with the Shimano cup design) as well as the SRAM GXP system for which SRAM offers both standard and ceramic versions. In addition, Enduro and several other aftermarket companies offer both replacement bottom brackets and bearings to support every major crank brand.
We use a Press Fit 92 BB (sometimes called PF92 or BB92) design. Almost every crank and BB manufacturer offers a bottom bracket that is compatible with the Press Fit 92 system.
The Mach 429 Trail will accept all cranks designed for the BOOST system and compatible with a press fit 92mm bottom bracket. BOOST system means that the rear hub spacing is 148mm and the chain-rings have been shifted out approximately 3mm from where a tradition crank designed for a 142mm rear hub would be so that the chainrings will line up properly with the new position of the cassette on the 148mm rear hub.
In some cases you can run a conventional non-BOOST 1X or 2X crank. The Race Face NEXT 1X and other Cinch system 1X cranks are dual compatible between standard 142mm and 148mm Boost rear ends. Some smaller chainring combination 1X (30 and 32T) Shimano XT and XTR 11 will also work. In some cases 2X standard cranks may also work with 24/34, 26/36 and 22/36 combinations. Shimano’s new 11 Speed XTR and XT standard cranks feature both 24/34 and 26/36 chainring options which work perfectly with the 429 trail frame as Shimano’s chainline dimensions already tend to run wider than others in the market. There may be other 2X non-boost cranks available that will work although it is dependent on specific chainline and chainring size. If the chainline is not out far enough, the front derailleur clearance may be tight when shifting into the small ring as the front derailleur mount on the 429 Trail is also shifted outwards to accommodate the BOOST design.
Additionally, you cannot run cranks designed specifically with a narrower Q Factor such as XTR Race 158mm Q factor crank and the SRAM XX1 156Q crank (In fact, for any SRAM 1X cranks, you need to run their specific BOOST version of the crank).
You cannot run a triple front chainring set up on the Mach 429 Trail. It is designed for only 1X (single) and 2X (double) front chainring combinations.
The Mach 429 Trail uses an e-type Shimano side-swing style front derailleur only. Shimano produces the new e-type side-swing front derailleur in Deore and SLX for 10 speed drivetrains and XT and XTR for 11 speed drivetrains.
Yes. The Mach 429 Trail features ISCG05 mounts on the frame. Most upper guides on the market will fit.
The Mach 429 Trail uses the Boost 148mm X 12mm hub/wheel spacing. This is a new hub design with wider flanges so you cannot take a current 135mm, 142mm, 150mm, or 157mm hub and change end caps to convert an existing hub.
The Mach 429 Trail frame uses a 30.9mm seatpost.
The Mach 429 Trail frame uses a 34.9mm or 35mm (as some manufacturers call it) seatpost clamp.
The Mach 429 Trail is designed for internal routing dropper post so any internal routed dropper post is compatible with the 429 Trail frame.
The Mach 429 Trail uses a ZS (zero stack) 44mm top and (zero stack) 56mm bottom, or a Chris King Inset 2.
Yes, the Mach 429 Trail was designed to clear a large water bottle on top of the down tube. For best clearance, we suggest removing the front bolt of the rear shock and then rotate the air can so the adjusters are facing up towards the top tube. This will open up the clearance at the front allowing easy access to the larger bottles. We designed the frame to be run this way for those wanting to use large bottles with maximum clearance.
We use the Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2 in our complete bike builds. However, the Mach 429 Trail is designed to easily accept most 2.3 tires in the market. For instance, a Maxxis High-Roller II 2.3 fits with plenty of clearance. For 2.35-2.4 29er tires in the market, most should fit, but rim width and tire manufacture sizing call outs and tire inconsistency can result in huge difference among both tire brands and individual tires. For anything beyond a 2.3, we suggest you check the fit with your chosen rim and tire combination to make sure it has proper clearance before riding.
The 429 Trail will fit 27.5+ tires in 2.8" (WTB) with up to 40mm (inner) rims.
The Mach 429 Trail will clear either a 160mm or 180mm rotor.
No brake adapter is needed for a 160mm rotor. However, many manufacturers make adapters for 180mm rotor sizes, in which case you would need a 180mm direct mount/ post to post adapter.
The Mach 429 Trail was designed for a 120- 130mm fork. We use a 130mm fork in all our complete bike builds. The maximum travel length that can be used on the Mach 429 Trail is 140mm travel.
The fork offset for the 130mm Fox 34 Forks on the 429 Trail is 51mm
The eye to eye shock length is 7.25 inches and the stroke length is 1.75 inches.
The Mach 429 Trail shock uses M8 through bolt hardware on both the front and rear. Shock spacer dimensions are 22mm wide front and rear. The frame is designed around a standard size air can volume and we typically run light to medium valving on the compression side (depending on rider weight) and medium rebound damping.
You cannot run a coil-over on your Mach 429 Trail! The Mach 429 Trail was designed to work with the progressiveness of an air spring. A coil-over shock (even one with separate bottoming control) does not offer the progressive spring curve that the Mach 429 Trail requires. Running a coil-over shock on the Mach 429 Trail will result in hard bottoming and damage to the frame.
A detailed PDF of the torque specs can be found under the "Tech Info" tab.
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