BikeRadar.com – Pivot Phoenix Carbon – first look
04.14.2014 | Online Media
Pivot recently unveiled the latest generation of its downhill race bike, the Phoenix. The new Phoenix features a full carbon frame and upsized, 650B (27.5in) wheels.
The new gravity rig takes a significant number of design cues from the 165mm-travel Mach 6 introduced last year. In many ways, the updated Phoenix can be thought of as a scaled-up version of its all-mountain brother. It uses a similar dw-link arrangement, with a clevis link mounted to the upper link driving the shock, rather than the rocker link used on the previous iteration. The Phoenix also gets full cable routing through the 8lb/3.6kg carbon frame as well — there’s even a port for a dropper seatpost for courses that require sustained pedaling.