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MTBR Awards Mach 6 “MOST VERSATILE”

03.18.2014 | Online Media

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BEST OF TEST WINNER: MOST VERSATILE

Clearly many of the bikes in our test can do a lot of things well. But the Pivot Mach 6 stood out as the one bike that covered the entire range with the fewest compromises. While you could swap out parts on several of the bikes and tune their capabilities towards one end of the spectrum or the other, the Mach 6 can dance one minute and brawl the next without changing a thing. If we had one basket to put all our eggs in, the Pivot Mach 6 would be it.

To discuss any of the bikes in our test is to talk about versatility. And in the case of the Pivot, the breadth-of-intent is abundantly clear—bring the best of their shorter-travel Mach 5.7 together with the burlier 167mm Firebird all-mountain bruiser and deliver a Holy Grail-status, no-compromise, do-everything, in-betweener carbon offspring called the Mach 6.

The other happy (professional) union here is that of industry luminaries—for-hire suspension guru Dave Weagle of dw-link fame, and bike company impresario/designer Chris Cocalis of Pivot (née Titus). Bringing the collective talents to bear on the mission at hand, it’s easy to see why the Mach 6 is so highly anticipated.

Read the entire review.


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