Pivot Firebird Review, VitalMTB Test Sessions
03.14.2017 | News
Pivot Firebird Review: VitalMTB Test Sessions – is the Firebird everything that Pivot claims?
Check out this Pivot Firebird review from VitalMTB – the authorities on big bike performance. Few people know this, but editor Brandon Turman isn’t just a bike geek – he’s also a mechanical engineer and a world class rider – here is what he had to say:
“Holding true to Pivot’s bold claims of downhill performance, the Firebird proves to be a top contender amongst 170mm travel 27.5-inch bikes. Confident and stable, yet poppy and playful, the Firebird is a race-ready trail slayer. The fact that it was taunting us to be pushed harder around every bend left us certain that the Firebird belongs in the bike park, crushing Enduro World Series events, and even proving itself in some downhill races. Despite its exceptional descending capabilities, the Firebird remains efficient when making the haul back to the top by rivaling the pedaling performance of shorter travel bikes. Living for rowdy descents, the newly re-designed, full carbon fiber Firebird definitely deserves to be a top consideration for riders looking to crush gnarly descents and pedal back to the top.”
About the Pivot Firebird
The Firebird is the no-compromise, Holy Grail of long travel mountain bikes – both an enduro bike that devours park runs and a technical climber that relishes huge lines and blazing descents. Building on its reputation as the bike for all-day missions on black diamond terrain, the Firebird features Phoenix DH-inspired long reach measurements combined with a 65-degree head angle to deliver unmatched stability and handling.
For enduro racers, the tough and light Firebird’s peerless climbing traction, descending capability and instant acceleration makes this the perfect choice for the steep courses of the Enduro World Series. For park riders, the Firebird’s long front-center and short chainstay combination provides that nimble, snappy feel that encourages bold line choices while staying fully in control at World Cup speeds.