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Developed with input from Pivot’s roster of world-class gravity and enduro athletes, we’ve upgraded almost every feature of our renowned flagship bike – the result is an uncompromising, singletrack-devouring descender with stunning climbing capabilities – a bike that enables everyone, including the best riders in the world, to push their abilities to new levels. Featuring 27.5” wheels, a slack head-angle, short chainstays and low bottom bracket height, the new Mach 6 Carbon is incredibly capable – upping the ante across the enduro/trail category and enabling any rider to conquer new terrain, no matter how technical.
Stiffness, precision and traction equal confidence on even the gnarliest trails, so we’ve completely redesigned key features of the Mach 6 Carbon to give you every technical advantage. The Mach 6 Carbon incorporates an all new, Phoenix DH-inspired double wishbone rear triangle, and ultra-stiff linkage design, all based on real-world testing by our athletes as well as significant in-house prototyping and development:
When combined with the new double wishbone rear triangle design, these add up to the absolute stiffest frameset available in the enduro/trail category – something you will appreciate via the incredibly precise control and the ability to make bold choices every time you tackle a new trail.
The new rear triangle also incorporates Boost® spacing – the extra width produces an overall increase in both frame stiffness and power transfer as well as a massive increase in tire clearance, allowing for a wider range of condition-specific tire options – essential for racers on the Enduro World Series Circuit and for riders who want to make the most of every single day on the dirt.
When you start with a chassis that has already known as the “most versatile enduro bike on the planet” and is touted as the bike to beat by the most respected mountain bike reviewers in the world, any improvements will be truly category-defining. Pivot carbon already features purposeful, clean composite design, with large cross sections for stiffness and the right combination of materials to produce a high value frame worthy of the name Pivot. With our exclusive hollow core internal molding process, we are able to create an incredibly durable frame with the highest levels of stiffness and strength. For the new Mach 6 Carbon, we’ve taken the next step and addressed the extreme weather and gearing demands of enduro via the durability and innovation of the first fully electronic-integrated long-travel bike. The innovative Pivot Cable Port System is the key to this upgrade, developed in direct cooperation with Shimano – giving riders the ultimate in shifting accuracy via the incredible gear-selection intelligence of Di2 componentry. Whether you choose to go the traditional shifting route or opt for Shimano’s game changing system, all of your cables, housing, wires and batteries are neatly tucked away for the ultimate in weather and impact resistance, no matter what set up you choose, now or in the future.
The Mach 6 Carbon features acclaimed dw-link® suspension, dialed for long travel applications. The dw-link®’s famed anti-squat delivers non-stop traction, while the variable wheel travel path provides unmatched square-edge bump absorption and control on technical descents. The responsiveness and bottomless feel of this ride is matched only by the exceptionally efficient climbing capability for faster, easier transfers – getting you to the next killer descent before everyone else.
The Mach 6 Carbon is spec’d with the 2016 Fox Factory Kashima Float X shock with the new EVOL air sleeve, tuned specifically for enduro and trail applications on the Mach 6 Carbon. The new Float X features updated tuning for better support and control while the EVOL air sleeve significantly reduces the force required to initiate travel, for the ultimate in small bump compliance and better bottom-out resistance. When combined with the ultra-low friction Kashima coating, this design offers an incredibly plush feel with a wide range of damping adjustments. The Float X also offers three on-the-fly lever adjustments using the new Open, Medium and Firm options. While dw-link® is inherently efficient in every setting, the firm option is great for long fire road climbs or between stage transfers. These shock features are direct complements to dw-link® suspension tuning and patented position-sensitive anti-squat, giving riders even better traction on steep climbs and over rough trail.
To match Mach 6 Carbon’s rear suspension, we’ve paired it with the newest 160mm Fox 36 – the perfect fork to match any trail rider’s need for aggressive, balanced handling on every part of the mountain.
Featured on the Mach 6 Carbon is Pivot’s 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.
All of 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. The Mach 6 Carbon is available in a five sizes to fit riders from 4’11” to 6’2”+ from XS to XL.
The Mach 6 Carbon is available with a wide range of complete builds – everything from SLX up to XTR with 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 every ride on the Mach 6 Carbon exceeds your expectations.
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K-Rob has ridden a LOT of bikes - he's a reviewer you can trust: "What’s not to like?! Super plush coming down, yet totally capable on the climbs. Responsive, quick, and fun.”
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Mountain Bike Action weighed on the new Mach 6 Carbon in their March 2016 edition:
"This may well be the bike that all other “enduro” bikes will be measured against. It’s truly light and efficient enough to climb even long and steep “transfer” sections. When the trail points down, we’d be hard-pressed to find another bike in this category that could best the Mach 6."
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The Mach 6 models are designed to accommodate a wide range of rider styles and capabilities, so it is sometimes the case that a rider could fit on multiple sizes of bikes based on this chart. This is based on some riders preferences for a longer front center. If your preference is to run between a 40mm-60mm stem, then we recommend going with the larger size in the size range. For example, if you are 5’9” and prefer a 50mm stem, our recommendation would be to go with a large frame. That said, it is important to consider your saddle weight as well to make sure that you have at least 7.5” (190mm) of seat post out of the frame in order to run a 125mm dropper or 6.5” (165mm) of seatpost to run a 100mm dropper. 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.
Mach 6 Carbon and Aluminum Sizing Recommendations:
X-Small: 4'11" – 5’4”
Small: 5'4" – 5’7”
Medium: 5'6” – 5’9”
Large: 5'8” – 5'11”
X-Large: 5'11” +
#1 Purchase a blue/orange Mach 6 Carbon. The black and green or stealth black will work, but ideally your bike will match your Enduro orange kit. If your bike and kit do not match, you will not look as cool nor go as fast.
#2 Document everything. Every ride, session, and race must be thoroughly recorded in no less than two manners. Appropriate methods of documentation include Go Pros, Strava, and having your photographer/ videographer friend follow you around and make sick edits.
#3 Enduro-specific helmets and goggles are required at all times when descending. Be sure to bring your spare XC lid for climbing.
#4 You must wear a minimum of three articles of Troy Lee Designs clothing at all time. If you cannot afford Troy Lee, have fun on your cross country ride.
#5 Create a Hookit profile to maximize sponsorship exposure.
#6 Be sure to get pro name decals with your state/ country flag so that you can easily identify your bike.
#7 Equip your bike with Enduro-specific components, including but not limited to stems, wheels, and grips. (Fortunately, these are all included in our awesome Pivot complete builds.)
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.
The Mach 6 Carbon 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 Mach 6 Carbon 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 Mach 6 Carbon 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).
The Mach 6 Carbon will accept cranks with a standard Q factor measurement as low as 163mm. 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
The Mach 6 Carbon 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 6 Carbon frame uses a 30.9mm seatpost.
The Mach 6 Carbon frame uses a 34.9mm or 35mm (as some manufacturers call it) seatpost clamp.
Yes, both internal stealth and externally-routed dropper posts are compatible with the Mach 6 Carbon frame.
The Mach 6 Carbon 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 6 Carbon features ISCG05 mounts on the frame. Most upper guides on the market will fit. For full upper and lower guides, the two chain guides we found that fit best are the Blackspire Twinty2x, ISG05/36T - 40t and the 32 - 36t.
The Mach 6 Carbon uses a ZS (zero stack) 44mm top and (zero stack) 56mm bottom, or a Chris King Inset 2.
The Mach 6 Carbon was designed for either a 150mm or 160mm fork. The maximum travel length that can be used on the Mach 6 Carbon is 160mm travel.
The fork offset on the Mach 6 Carbon is 44mm.
The Mach 6 Carbon can run tires up to 2.4 in width, including the Continental Trail King, which cleared with 8mm to spare in our tests. For other tires in the market, most will 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. We suggest you check the fit with your chosen rim and tire combination to make sure it has proper clearance before riding if you choose to use something that is not our standard specification.
The Mach 6 Carbon was designed for either a 160mm or 180mm rotor.
No brake adapter is needed for a 160mm rotor. However, many manufacturers make adapters for larger rotor sizes, in which case you would need a 160mm direct mount/ post to post adapter.
The eye-to-eye shock length is 8.5 inches and the stroke length is 2.5 inches.
The Mach 6 Carbon shock uses M8 through bolt hardware on the front and no hardware on the rear. Shock spacer dimensions are 22mm wide front. On the rear of the shock, the spacer hardware and bushing will need to be removed as the strut mounts directly to the shock body. Some shocks may have a different spec then the Fox shock (that the Mach 6 Carbon is designed for) and may not fit properly. Also, as we cannot test every shock on the market, riders assume some risk if they choose a shock that does not fit properly or is not tuned correctly for the bike. The frame is designed around a large volume air can. With the Fox shock, we run a +.4 or +.6 cubic inch volume spacer in the can to reduce the volume back down. We run medium compression valving and medium rebound damping.
Yes, as long as you order the correct eyelet size (15mm eyelet). Additionally, the fit of the Cane Creek shocks into our strut is not as precise as that on the Fox shocks so extra care needs to be taken to make sure that the shock is not able to rotate or move in the strut as any sideways movement during riding can damage the frame.
In general, you cannot run a coil-over on your Mach 6 Carbon! The Mach 6 Carbon 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 6 Carbon requires. Running a coil-over shock on the Mach 6 Carbon will result in hard bottoming and damage to the frame. That said, we have done extensive testing with the PUSH industries ElevenSIX shock and have arrived at settings that are approved for the Mach 6 Carbon. If you choose to run this shock, it is the user’s responsibility to follow the tune guidelines that PUSH provides. Any frame damage occurring due to excessive bottoming would be a result of not using the recommended shock settings and spring weight and would therefore not be covered under warranty.
A detailed PDF of the torque specs can be found under the "Tech Specs" tab.
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