Christoph from Germany with his Firebird

Dear Pivot,

Yesterday I became the owner of the best bike I have ever owned (which means 4 Enduros of the 160/170-category over the last years and I just received my personal all time favorite. My Firebird 2017 in size M brand new with my custom build mainly X01.

1I am directly writing this after the first day of riding straight out of St. Moritz where I will be staying for the next days until Sunday.

We did some rough trails today, some shuttling, some built lines and some self pedalling ( technical stuff with roots and rocks as well as fireroad climbing). Like at both Pivot test events that I  joined before buying the bike – the ride is a different dimension. Up and down.
So smooth downwards, I always had to hit the brakes not to run into the rider in front of me (who is usually same speed as me on my old bike).
A blast. Rear suspension kills square edged bumps and roots – most I didn’t even notice.
Coming from a bike with lever-adjusted geometry changing where you never have the right option for the trail right in front of you even though there are 3 of them-now your Firebird is my very own swiss knife for all kinds of trail.

2Tomorrow: St. Moritz shuttle rides

Saturday: Adventure tour with Mountain Lodge overnight.

Thanks for making such a ride, Pivot!

Christoph (from Stuttgart, Germany)


Amnon’s Mach 429 Carbon

Got my new PIVOT Mach 429 carbon 29′ with full XT and “cobalt 2” wheels about 2 month ago. My new PIVOT are an amazing bike with endless “hunger”  for any challenge. No matter if I go x-country, uphill or downhill,  the bike are perfectly balanced ,with great responsiveness to my demands through any technical obstacle. My average riding speed has increased dramatically and the bike simply energize me to go more and more and more…

In our beautiful country we have almost any type of train a biker would want to ride through … A true “bike park” stretching along hundreds of kilometers, starting at the Golan Heights with rough volcanic train at the north, throughout the great beaches of Tel Aviv at the center of the country, climbing to Jerusalem and the Old city at about 900 meters,  down to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea at minus 400 meters…ending on the south end at the Red Sea. My next challenge is to ride from the north border at Mount Hermon all the way to the city of Eilat at the north shores of the Red sea… about 1100 Km of trails…

Have fun with your PIVOT,

Amnon Raviv



Jeff’s Mach 6

Just wanted to say thanks for making such an awesome bike.  I first rode one at OuterBike in Moab, Utah last fall and knew I had to get one.  This shot is from the North Skyline trail in North Ogden, Utah at the base of Mt. Ben Lomand.  I couldn’t be more happy with this bike.
Thanks again !

Jeff Cole, North Ogden Utah


Jake’s Mach 6

Hi Guys,
Just wanted to say thanks for making such an awesome bike. I’ve been riding my Mach 6 Carbon for a couple of months now, Ive ridden all of my local trails and some trail centres on it, and both me and my riding buddy’s have noticed how much quicker I am! Awesome! It’s a real confidence boosting bike that inspires you to try stuff you didn’t dare before!

Thanks again.

This is me riding at the amazing Bike Park Wales.

Jake Ansell, Devon, UK


Jim’s New M429C

The 429 Carbon is pretty sweet and like you said, it’s different from the alloy ones that I’ve had in the past. I built it up last week after it arrived and then took it out for a weekend of camping and mountain biking here in CO with a group of 40-50 friends. It was multiple rides per day and lots of BS around the camp fires while drinking beers.

I love the bike. Even kept me ahead of the storm on the way back to camp to seek shelter! Storms roll in fast out here in the CO mountains!

—Jim, Grand Junction, CO