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PinkBike First Look at the Pivot Phoenix Carbon

04.11.2014 | Online Media


The first production Phoenix Carbon frames to reach North America were assembled at Pivot and then hand delivered to Bernard Kerr and Micayla Gatto at the World Cup in South Africa. The three resplendent beauties that remained arrived at the Sea Otter Classic last night. Phoenix Carbon frames are designed around 27.5-inch wheels and use a dw-Link rear suspension configuration which is also sync’ed to work with the larger diameter hoops. The parallelogram linkage rocks on deep-groove Enduromax ball bearings which are larger than PIvot specs in its Mach 6 AM machines. As usual, the new chassis is punctuated with details, like internal cable routing ports that double as frame guards near the head tube, and a port for a Stealth dropper post, should the race course or a particular shuttle run require its use.

Phoenix Carbon DH frames, including the coil/over Fox RC4 shock, weigh only eight pounds in the medium size – and the entire bike, featuring a Fox RAD 40 fork and Reynolds’ new Black Label carbon DH wheels, weighs about as much as an enduro bike at only 33.8 pounds – including pedals. Phoenix Carbon frame sizes are offered in small, medium, large and X-large, which is rare for DH and almost unheard of for carbon DH bikes. Prices were quoted for the frame and RC4 shock at $3299 USD and delivery begins late Summer. Colors are Day-Glo lime green and Stealth matte black.

Read the entire review here: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/first-look-pivot-carbon-phoenix-338-pound-dh-race-bike.html

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