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The greatest trail bikes do everything well, no matter what or where you ride.

Our goal when designing the Mach 429 Trail was to create a new category of trail bike – one that takes advantage of the best features of 29 and yet maintains the performance characteristics that make you forget about wheelsize and, instead, translate to the “best-ride-ever,” every time you ride.

The result? A bike with the incredible pedaling efficiency and small bump compliance of the dw-link® design, a slack front end and a short back end that is fast, flickable, energy efficient, with unparalleled descending capabilities in the trail bike category.

To complement this new 29er formula, you’ll find Boost™ 148 spacing, our own hollow core, internal, high compression carbon molding and the obsessive detailing you expect from Pivot. Effortless trail bike handling, incredible power transfer and precise cornering are all yours, without compromise, in the perfectly balanced chassis of the Mach 429 Trail. It is the perfect choice for your next ride.

Pivot’s Mid-Travel Trail Linkage Design
The 429 Trail marks the introduction of Pivot’s mid-travel trail linkage design, specifically for trail bikes. With major influences from the clevis design of the Phoenix DH Carbon and Mach 6 Carbon, the 429 Trail utilizes an entirely new upper linkage to provide the same ultra-precise control and bottomless feel of our longer travel dw-link® designs in a more compact, lighter package for trail applications.

When we pair the new upper linkage design with the same lower linkage design that we utilize on the Mach 6 Carbon, the result is a bike that you can take anywhere and over anything – an incredibly versatile 29er with seemingly endless suspension and noticeably increased traction. The Mach 429 Trail’s dw-link® suspension delivers unmatched handling characteristics combined with pedaling efficiency and climbing capability for riders who demand the best performance in both XC and technical terrain.

Fox Factory Suspension
The 429 Trail is spec’d with the new Fox Float DPS (Dual Piston System) shock custom tuned specifically for 429 Trail. DPS stands for Dual Piston System – the shock features two separate sets of valving, similar to what you would find in Fox’s external reservoir Float X design but in a much lighter package. The Float DPS shock features new settings and a design that allows for an incredibly plush feel with a wide range of damping control while also offering an extremely positive “firm” position, for those long fire-road climbs. These features are direct complements to Pivot’s mid-travel suspension tuning and when combined with the dw-link’s® patented position-sensitive anti-squat, gives riders even better traction on steep climbs and over rough trail, making the Mach 429 Trail an up-trail-conquering, climbing machine with a nearly bottomless feel in even the most aggressive terrain.

To match the never ending feel of the Mach 429 Trail’s rear suspension, we’ve paired it with the 130mm Fox 34 for a perfectly balanced ride both on the ups and downs. This fork sets the new bar for trail specific suspension performance.

Boost 
To complement these trail-proven angles, you’ll find new Boost™ 148 spacing in the rear and 110mm front hub spacing. The extra width between dropouts with the Boost™ system lends itself perfectly to Pivot’s drive to produce the stiffest frames with the best energy transfer available. The extra room between hub flanges gives that 29er wheel a ride feel that is as precise as any wheel size with the added advantage of big-wheel rollover capability. In addition to enhanced frame and wheel stiffness, the Boost™ system also enables us to add more tire clearance, allowing for a wider range of condition-specific tire choices, and 27.5”+ compatibility.

Carbon Frame Design
When creating the Mach 429 Trail, our engineers worked to find the perfect combination of purposeful, clean, composite design for strength, large cross sections for stiffness, and the right combination of composite materials to produce a high value frame worthy of the name Pivot. With our hollow-core, internal-molding process to bring this vision to reality, riders can now put the Mach 429 Trail at the top of the list when it comes to choosing a one-bike quiver.

Additionally, we’ve designed this full carbon frame with value in mind – building on our years of composite layup and construction experience – we’ve maintained the highest levels of stiffness and strength to weight, while making focused changes to keep the costs down and the technical advantages high, such as strategic, easy-to-service external routing combined with key features of the Pivot Cable Port System – including ports for use with an internal dropper post and clean cable/housing routing through the chainstays.

The Details Make The Bike
The Mach 429 Trail features an ultra-clean, removable front derailleur mount. For those that want to run two chainrings, this mount offers the best shifting performance you can get, utilizing Shimano’s new side-swing front derailleur system. For those who love the simple functionality of 1x systems, remove the front derailleur mount for an incredibly sleek, clean installation with almost no evidence of the un-needed hardware.

Our mountain bikes feature the PF92 bottom bracket. Collaboratively developed by our engineers and Shimano, this allows for wider pivots and better bearing support, both of which contribute to increased frame stiffness and strength as well as the best bearing longevity.

Other essential details include post mount disc brake mounts for easy set up and weight savings, internal stealth dropper compatibility and Enduro Max cartridge bearings throughout. There are mounts for 2 waterbottles on every frame and the Mach 429 Trail is available in 4 sizes – S, M, L, XL – and in two great colors.

Build Kits And Assembly
The Mach 429 Trail is available with a wide range of complete builds – in both SRAM and Shimano options. We’ve carefully selected every part and only spec components we would ride ourselves.

We take quality and workmanship seriously at Pivot, and know that the details are what make a great rider experience. Every Pivot Cycles frame undergoes a 28 step assembly and quality control check to ensure that you will be just as excited as we are every time you ride the Mach 429 Trail.

Mach 429 Trail Features

  • Full carbon frame featuring leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot’s proprietary hollow core internal molding technology.
  • New 12 x 148mm Boost rear spacing for maximum stiffness and control.
  • Designed to work with forks from 120-130mm in travel.
  • Fox Float DPS shock, performance tuned for the Mach 429 Trail.
  • 29-inch wheels for the fastest laps and superior rollover in technical terrain.
  • 27.5”+ capable!
  • Easy to use mix of external and internal cable routing with Pivot’s internal cable port system.
  • Internal dropper post compatible.
  • Cold forged alloy linkages with Enduro Max Cartridge Bearings.
  • Pivot’s innovative new mid-travel linkage design.
  • 116mm of renowned dw-link® suspension tuned for trail handling. (truly feels like a 100mm bike when climbing and a 130mm bike when descending)
  • Post mount disc brake mounts for precision and weight savings.
  • PF92 bottom bracket for light weight, durability and ease of maintenance. Co-designed by Pivot Cycles and Shimano, now the industry-leading standard for high-end mountain bikes.
  • New Pivot removable front derailleur mount for a clean frame design with 1X and perfect front shifting with Shimano’s side-swing 2X system.
  • Highly durable rubberized leather downtube and swingarm protection.

Geometry Chart

geometry graphic

Mach 429 Trail 29

  SMLXL
ASeat Tube Length (C-T)16.0017.5019.0020.50
BTop Tube Length 22.85 23.90 24.75 25.60
CHead Tube Length 4.00 4.00 4.70 5.90
DHead Tube Angle 67.50° 67.50° 67.50° 67.50°
ESeat Tube Angle 72.80° 72.80° 72.80° 72.80°
FChain Stay Length 17.45 17.45 17.45 17.45
GBottom Bracket Height 13.19 13.19 13.19 13.19
HStandover Height 28.54 28.98 29.29 30.04
IWheelbase 43.70 44.69 45.47 46.46
 Stack 23.91 23.93 24.59 25.71
 Reach 15.10 16.11 16.66 17.14

Mach 429 Trail 27.5+ w/17mm cup

  SMLXL
ASeat Tube Length (C-T)16.0017.5019.0020.50
BTop Tube Length 22.85 23.90 24.75 25.60
CHead Tube Length 4.00 4.00 4.70 5.90
DHead Tube Angle 67.00° 67.00° 67.00° 67.00°
ESeat Tube Angle 72.30° 72.30° 73.20° 72.30°
FChain Stay Length 17.45 17.45 17.45 17.45
GBottom Bracket Height 13.08 13.08 13.08 13.08
HStandover Height 28.43 28.87 29.18 29.93
IWheelbase 43.87 44.86 45.64 46.63
 Stack 24.05 24.08 24.75 25.87
 Reach 14.87 15.88 16.43 16.90

Values in inches    CM

Graphics, colors, and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.
MODELTEAM XTR 2x
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERXTR Side Swing E-Type
SHIFTERSXTR 11Spd L/R
BRAKESXTR M9020 TRAIL
CRANKSRace Face NEXT SL 24x34 Boost
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm or 150mm, LEV Integra option for S
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO TEAM
CASSETTEXTR M9000 11-40 11Spd
WHEELS REYNOLDS Trail Carbon w/ I9 Hubs BOOST F/R
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRES High Roller II 29X2.3 Front and Ardent 29X2.25 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$8,099.00
MODELTEAM XTR 1x
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXTR 11Spd R
BRAKESXTR M9020 TRAIL
CRANKSRace Face NEXT SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTFOX Transfer 125mm or 150mm, LEV Integra option for S
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO TEAM
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11Spd
WHEELS REYNOLDS Trail Carbon w/ I9 Hubs BOOST F/R
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRES High Roller II 29X2.3 Front and Ardent 29X2.25 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$7,599.00
MODELTEAM XX1 Eagle (12 Speed)
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXX1 Eagle 12Spd
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXX1 Eagle 12Spd
BRAKESSRAM Guide ULTIMATE
CRANKS SRAM XX1 Eagle 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTFOX Transfer 125mm or 150mm, LEV Integra option for S
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO TEAM
CASSETTE XX1 Eagle 10-50 12Spd
WHEELS REYNOLDS Trail Carbon w/ I9 Hubs BOOST F/R
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRES High Roller II 29X2.3 Front and Ardent 29X2.25 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$8,199.00
MODELPRO XO1 Eagle (12 Speed)
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXO1 Eagle 12Spd
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXO1 Eagle 12Spd
BRAKESXT 8000
CRANKSSRAM X01 Eagle 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTPhoenix Pro Carbon (dropper options available)
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO RACE
CASSETTEXO1 Eagle 10-50 12Spd
WHEELSDT XM421 29” 25mm inner rim with DT 350 hub and 36T star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE REYNOLDS Trail Carbon w/ I9 Hubs BOOST F/R
TIRES High Roller II 29X2.3 Front and Ardent 29X2.25 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$6,199.00
MODELPRO XT/XTR 2x
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERXT Side Swing E-Type
SHIFTERSXT 11Spd L/R
BRAKESXT 8000
CRANKSXT M8000 24x34
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTPhoenix Pro Carbon (dropper options available)
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO RACE
CASSETTEXT M8000 11-42 11Spd
WHEELSDT XM421 29” 25mm inner rim with DT 350 hub and 36T star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE REYNOLDS Trail Carbon w/ I9 Hubs BOOST F/R
TIRES High Roller II 29X2.3 Front and Ardent 29X2.25 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$5,499.00
MODELPRO XT/XTR 1x
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXT 11Spd R
BRAKESXT 8000
CRANKSRace Face AEFFECT SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTPhoenix Pro Carbon (dropper options available)
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO RACE
CASSETTEXT M8000 11-46 11Spd
WHEELSDT XM421 29” 25mm inner rim with DT 350 hub and 36T star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE REYNOLDS Trail Carbon w/ I9 Hubs BOOST F/R
TIRES High Roller II 29X2.3 Front and Ardent 29X2.25 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$5,299.00
MODELRACE XT 1x
FRAME MACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCK FOX FLOAT DPS BLACK
FORK FOX 34 PERFORMANCE BLACK 29" 130mm BOOST 110QR
HEADSET PIVOT SEMI-SEALED CARTRIDGE
REAR DER XT 11Spd GS
FRONT DER N/A
SHIFTERS SLX 11Spd R
BRAKES Shimano M615
CRANKS Race Face AEFFECT SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Race Aluminum 35mm - 750mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POST Phoenix Race Aluminum (dropper options available)
SEAT PIVOT WTB VIGO RACE
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11Spd
WHEELS SUN RINGLE DUROC 30MM BOOST F/R
WHEEL UPGRADE N/A
TIRES High Roller II 29X2.3 Front and Ardent 29X2.25 Rear
SIZE S, M, L, XL
MSRP$ 4,199
MODELTEAM XTR 2x 27.5+
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERXTR Side Swing E-Type
SHIFTERSXTR 11Spd L/R
BRAKESXTR M9020 TRAIL
CRANKSRace Face NEXT SL 24x34 Boost
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm or 150mm, LEV Integra option for S
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO TEAM
CASSETTEXTR M9000 11-40 11Spd
WHEELS REYNOLDS / I9 275 PLUS CARBON
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRES MAXXIS REKON 275+X2.8 Front MAXXIS IKON 27.5X2.8 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$8,099.00
MODELTEAM XTR 1x 27.5+
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXTR 11Spd R
BRAKESXTR M9020 TRAIL
CRANKSRace Face NEXT SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm or 150mm, LEV Integra option for S
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO TEAM
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11Spd
WHEELS REYNOLDS / I9 275 PLUS CARBON
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRES MAXXIS REKON 275+X2.8 Front MAXXIS IKON 27.5X2.8 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$7,599.00
MODELTEAM XX1 EAGLE 27.5+ (12 Speed)
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXX1 Eagle 12Spd
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXX1 Eagle 12Spd
BRAKESSRAM Guide ULTIMATE
CRANKS SRAM XX1 Eagle 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm or 150mm, LEV Integra option for S
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO TEAM
CASSETTEXX1 Eagle 10-50 12Spd
WHEELS REYNOLDS / I9 275 PLUS CARBON
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRESMAXXIS REKON 275+X2.8 Front MAXXIS IKON 27.5X2.8 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$8,299.00
MODELPRO XO1 Eagle 27.5+ (12 Speed)
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXO1 Eagle 12Spd
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXO1 Eagle 12Spd
BRAKES XT 8000
CRANKSSRAM X01 Eagle 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTPhoenix Pro Carbon (dropper options available)
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO RACE
CASSETTE XO1 Eagle 10-50 12Spd
WHEELSDT XM551 275+ with DT 350 hub and 36T star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE REYNOLDS / I9 275 PLUS CARBON
TIRESMAXXIS REKON 275+X2.8 Front MAXXIS IKON 27.5X2.8 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$6,299.00
MODELPRO XT/XTR 2x 27.5+
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERXT Side Swing E-Type
SHIFTERSXT 11Spd L/R
BRAKESXT 8000
CRANKSXT M8000 24x34
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTPhoenix Pro Carbon (dropper options available)
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO RACE
CASSETTEXT M8000 11-42 11Spd
WHEELS DT XM551 275+ with DT 350 hub and 36T star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE REYNOLDS / I9 275 PLUS CARBON
TIRES MAXXIS REKON 275+X2.8 Front MAXXIS IKON 27.5X2.8 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$5,599.00
MODELPRO XT/XTR 1x 27.5+
FRAMEMACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS KASHIMA
FORKFOX 34 FACTORY 29" 130mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSETPIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXT 11Spd R
BRAKESXT 8000
CRANKSRace Face AEFFECT SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm - 760mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POSTPhoenix Pro Carbon (dropper options available)
SEATPIVOT WTB VIGO RACE
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11Spd
WHEELS DT XM551 275+ with DT 350 hub and 36T star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE REYNOLDS / I9 275 PLUS CARBON
TIRESMAXXIS REKON 275+X2.8 Front MAXXIS IKON 27.5X2.8 Rear
SIZES, M, L, XL
MSRP$5,399.00
MODELRACE XT 1x 27.5+
FRAME MACH 429 TRAIL
SHOCK FOX FLOAT DPS BLACK
FORK FOX 34 PERFORMANCE BLACK 29" 130mm BOOST 110QR
HEADSET PIVOT SEMI-SEALED CARTRIDGE
REAR DER XT 11Spd GS
FRONT DER N/A
SHIFTERS SLX 11Spd R
BRAKES Shimano M615
CRANKS Race Face AEFFECT SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Race Aluminum 35mm - 750mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Trail 35mm dia. clamp. Length: S - 45mm, M, L, XL - 65mm
POST Phoenix Race Aluminum (dropper options available)
SEAT PIVOT WTB VIGO SPORT
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11Spd
WHEELS SUN RINGLE CHARGER COMP BOOST F/R
WHEEL UPGRADE N/A
TIRES MAXXIS Rekon F Ikon R 27.5 2.8 TR
SIZE S, M, L, XL
MSRP$ 4,299.00
Graphics, colors, and specifications are subject to change without prior notification..

Product Reviews

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Pivot Mach 429 Trail: Singletracks.com Long Term Review

11.03.2016 | Online Media

"It ticks all the right boxes in climbing, descending, and handling. One of its best traits, in my opinion, is that it’s fun to ride all the time." Singletracks.com's Aaron Chamberlin loved the Mach 429 Trail, saying it was perfect for everything from the twisty and technical trails around metro Atlanta, to all-day rides in Ellijay, and backcountry epics in Pisgah. Read the whole review...

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“The Mach 429 Trail truly punches above its weight class.”

03.02.2016 | Online Media

"A fleet-footed brawler with deeper-feeling travel than the numbers suggest" The Mach 429 Trail is changing all the rules when it comes to finding the perfect do-anything bike. Bike magazine knows this and has a great video review and written review here. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the page - there is a great Q&A with Chris Cocalis, guy in charge at Pivot...

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The New Mach 429 Trail!

06.23.2015 | News

PHOENIX, AZ – June 23, 2015 – The greatest trail bikes do everything well, no matter what or where you ride, and Pivot’s new Mach 429 Trail raises the bar for amazing bikes even higher. Our goal when designing the Mach 429 Trail was to create a new category of trail bike - one that takes advantage of the best features of 29 and yet maintains the performance characteristics that make you forget about...

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHICH SIZE BIKE SHOULD I PURCHASE?

To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. However, we can provide a rough guideline:

Small: 5'4" – 5’8”
Medium: 5'7" – 5'10”
Large: 5'10" – 6’2”
X-Large: 6'2" +

HOW DO I SET THE SAG ON MY MACH 429 TRAIL?

We make it easy to get the best ride out of your Pivot bike with a simple sag indicator already installed on your bike, and this follow-along video featuring our own Bernard Kerr:

https://vimeo.com/pivotcycles/sag

WHAT BOTTOM BRACKET IS USED ON THE MACH 429 TRAIL AND WHICH CRANKS ARE COMPATIBLE?

Pivot is the first frame manufacturer to feature the 92mm wide bottom bracket shell standard, originally developed in conjunction with Shimano XTR. With the press fit 92 system, there are no external washers or threads in the shell. The bearings are housed in light composite resin cups with a full sealed sleeve to keep out the elements. This design allows for easy crank installation, with no frame facing or special spacers required. Chain line is perfectly optimized and as an added advantage, the bearings are extremely easy to replace. Another bonus is that the XTR version includes a 3 year warranty from Shimano. The system works with Shimano, FSA and Race Face cranks (all compatible with the Shimano cup design) as well as the SRAM GXP system for which SRAM offers both standard and ceramic versions. In addition, Enduro and several other aftermarket companies offer both replacement bottom brackets and bearings to support every major crank brand.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER BOTTOM BRACKETS THAT WILL WORK WITH THE MACH 429 TRAIL? CAN YOU UPGRADE TO CERAMIC BEARINGS?

We use a Press Fit 92 BB (sometimes called PF92 or BB92) design. Almost every crank and BB manufacturer offers a bottom bracket that is compatible with the Press Fit 92 system.

WHAT CRANKS WILL THE 429 TRAIL ACCEPT?

The Mach 429 Trail will accept all cranks designed for the BOOST system and compatible with a press fit 92mm bottom bracket. BOOST system means that the rear hub spacing is 148mm and the chain-rings have been shifted out approximately 3mm from where a tradition crank designed for a 142mm rear hub would be so that the chainrings will line up properly with the new position of the cassette on the 148mm rear hub.

CAN I RUN NON-BOOST CRANKS ON MY 429 TRAIL?

In some cases you can run a conventional non-BOOST 1X or 2X crank. The Race Face NEXT 1X and other Cinch system 1X cranks are dual compatible between standard 142mm and 148mm Boost rear ends. Some smaller chainring combination 1X (30 and 32T) Shimano XT and XTR 11 will also work. In some cases 2X standard cranks may also work with 24/34, 26/36 and 22/36 combinations. Shimano’s new 11 Speed XTR and XT standard cranks feature both 24/34 and 26/36 chainring options which work perfectly with the 429 trail frame as Shimano’s chainline dimensions already tend to run wider than others in the market. There may be other 2X non-boost cranks available that will work although it is dependent on specific chainline and chainring size. If the chainline is not out far enough, the front derailleur clearance may be tight when shifting into the small ring as the front derailleur mount on the 429 Trail is also shifted outwards to accommodate the BOOST design.

Additionally, you cannot run cranks designed specifically with a narrower Q Factor such as XTR Race 158mm Q factor crank and the SRAM XX1 156Q crank (In fact, for any SRAM 1X cranks, you need to run their specific BOOST version of the crank).

CAN I RUN A TRIPLE CRANK ON THE MACH 429 TRAIL?

You cannot run a triple front chainring set up on the Mach 429 Trail. It is designed for only 1X (single) and 2X (double) front chainring combinations.

WHAT FRONT DERAILLEUR DOES THE MACH 429 TRAIL CARBON USE?

The Mach 429 Trail uses an e-type Shimano side-swing style front derailleur only. Shimano produces the new e-type side-swing front derailleur in Deore and SLX for 10 speed drivetrains and XT and XTR for 11 speed drivetrains.

CAN I MOUNT A CHAIN GUIDE ON MY MACH 429 TRAIL?

Yes. The Mach 429 Trail features ISCG05 mounts on the frame. Most upper guides on the market will fit.

WHAT HUB/WHEEL SPACING DOES THE 429 TRAIL USE?

The Mach 429 Trail uses the Boost 148mm X 12mm hub/wheel spacing. This is a new hub design with wider flanges so you cannot take a current 135mm, 142mm, 150mm, or 157mm hub and change end caps to convert an existing hub.

WHAT IS THE THREAD PITCH ON THE REAR AXLE?

Pivot uses a 1.5 thread pitch on the rear thru axle. You can order one through our online store here:

http://www.pivotcycles.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&path=60&product_id=132

WHAT SIZE SEATPOST DOES THE MACH 429 TRAIL USE?

The Mach 429 Trail frame uses a 30.9mm seatpost.

WHAT SIZE SEAT CLAMP DOES THE MACH 429 TRAIL USE?

The Mach 429 Trail frame uses a 34.9mm or 35mm (as some manufacturers call it) seatpost clamp.

CAN I USE A DROPPER POST WITH THIS FRAME?

The Mach 429 Trail is designed for internal routing dropper post so any internal routed dropper post is compatible with the 429 Trail frame.

WHAT HEADSET DO I NEED FOR THE MACH 429 TRAIL?

The Mach 429 Trail uses a ZS (zero stack) 44mm top and (zero stack) 56mm bottom, or a Chris King Inset 2.

CAN I RUN A LARGE WATER BOTTLE ON THE MACH 429 TRAIL?

Yes, the Mach 429 Trail was designed to clear a large water bottle on top of the down tube. For best clearance, we suggest removing the front bolt of the rear shock and then rotate the air can so the adjusters are facing up towards the top tube. This will open up the clearance at the front allowing easy access to the larger bottles. We designed the frame to be run this way for those wanting to use large bottles with maximum clearance.

HOW WIDE OF A TIRE CAN I RUN ON THE MACH 429 TRAIL?

We use the Maxxis Ardent Race 2.2 in our complete bike builds. However, the Mach 429 Trail is designed to easily accept most 2.3 tires in the market. For instance, a Maxxis High-Roller II 2.3 fits with plenty of clearance. For 2.35-2.4 29er tires in the market, most should fit, but rim width and tire manufacture sizing call outs and tire inconsistency can result in huge difference among both tire brands and individual tires. For anything beyond a 2.3, we suggest you check the fit with your chosen rim and tire combination to make sure it has proper clearance before riding.

CAN I RUN 27.5+ WHEELS ON MY MACH 429 TRAIL?

The 429 Trail will fit 27.5+ tires in 2.8" (WTB) with up to 40mm (inner) rims.

HOW LARGE OF A ROTOR WILL FIT ON THE MACH 429 TRAIL?

The Mach 429 Trail will clear either a 160mm or 180mm rotor.

WHAT TYPE OF REAR BRAKE ADAPTER DO I NEED?

No brake adapter is needed for a 160mm rotor. However, many manufacturers make adapters for 180mm rotor sizes, in which case you would need a 180mm direct mount/ post to post adapter.

WHAT TRAVEL FORK CAN I USE ON MY MACH 429 TRAIL?

The Mach 429 Trail was designed for a 120- 130mm fork. We use a 130mm fork in all our complete bike builds. The maximum travel length that can be used on the Mach 429 Trail is 140mm travel.

WHAT IS THE FORK OFFSET ON THE MACH 429 TRAIL?

The fork offset for the Mach 429 Trail is 51mm.

WHAT IS THE EYE-TO-EYE SHOCK LENGTH AND STROKE LENGTH ON THE MACH 429 TRAIL?

The eye to eye shock length is 7.25 inches and the stroke length is 1.75 inches.

IF I WANT TO RUN A DIFFERENT BRAND OF SHOCK ON MY MACH 429 TRAIL, WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

The Mach 429 Trail shock uses M8 through bolt hardware on both the front and rear. Shock spacer dimensions are 22mm wide front and rear. The frame is designed around a standard size air can volume and we typically run light to medium valving on the compression side (depending on rider weight) and medium rebound damping.

CAN I PUT A COIL-OVER SHOCK ON MY MACH 429 TRAIL?

You cannot run a coil-over on your Mach 429 Trail! The Mach 429 Trail was designed to work with the progressiveness of an air spring. A coil-over shock (even one with separate bottoming control) does not offer the progressive spring curve that the Mach 429 Trail requires. Running a coil-over shock on the Mach 429 Trail will result in hard bottoming and damage to the frame.

WHAT ARE THE TORQUE SPECS?

A detailed PDF of the torque specs can be found under the "Tech Info" tab.