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Consider the Bar Officially Raised

Pivot’s renowned Mach 6 Carbon is longer, lower and sets a new benchmark for enduro andaggressive trail bikes. The Mach 6’s peerless pedaling efficiency and downhill handling make it the perfectchoice for dropping into black-diamond terrain and hitting technical features at race pace. From peak to podium, the Mach 6 Carbon is enduro performance, redefined.

Long, Low and Ready to Rip

We tweaked every angle on the Mach 6 to perfection. The bike’s slacker 65.75-degree head angle, steeper 74-degree seat angle, and long-travel, downhill-influenced linkage, give it ultra-stable, high-speed handling…and the ability to make short work of wicked, black diamond descents.

When climbing, the newly-steepened seat angle and extended cockpit of the Mach 6 Carbon increase traction and keep the bike balanced and centered on the most technical climbs, enabling you to conquer obstacles you never thought could be cleaned.

Though we went long and low on the Mach 6, smaller riders still fit the bike easily. That’s because our Medium, Large and X-Large see significant increases in top tube length, while our Small and X-Small models remain compact, in keeping with our rider-size-specific design philosophy. What’s more, smaller riders still reap the climbing advantages of the steeper seat angle and the capable descending traits that come courtesy of the slacker head angle.

Cutting-Edge Carbon Frame

With our exclusive hollow-core,internal molding process and the right combination of carbon materials and design features, we’ve created a bike with an incredibly lightweight and durable chassis. The Mach 6 boasts a combination of stiffness and strength that’s close to what you’ll find on our World Cup downhill designs. The large frame cross sections, double wishbone rear triangle, ultra-stiff clevis and linkage, and large, suspension specific, EnduroMax bearings…add them all up and you get the class-leading power transfer and the point-and-shoot ride quality essential in a top-flight enduro bike.

Suspension Perfected

The Mach 6 features Dave Weagle’s acclaimed dw-link® suspension, dialed for long-travel applications. The dw-link®’s famed anti-squat delivers non-stop traction, while the variable wheel travel path provides unmatched square-edge bump absorption and control on technical descents. The responsiveness and bottomless feel of the Mach 6 is matched only by its exceptionally efficient climbing for faster, easier ascents –getting you to the next descent before everyone else.We spec’d the Mach 6 with a FOX Factory Kashima Float DPX2 shock, tuned specifically for enduro and trail applications. The new Float DPX2 features X2 oil-flow architecture in a lighter, better pedaling package. The DPX2 also offers an incredibly wide range of tuning options to suit a wide range of rider weights and preferences; those include three on-the-fly lever adjustments—Open, Medium and Firm options,with an additional adjustment for tuning low speed compression on the open setting.

The EVOL air sleeve on the Mach 6’s DPX2 significantly reduces the force required to initiate travel, for the ultimate in small bump compliance and better bottom-out resistance. When combined with the ultra-low friction Kashima coating, this design offers an incredibly plush feel with a wide range of damping adjustments.

Up front, the Mach 6 is spearheaded by the latest 160mm FOX 36 fork,now featuring an EVOL air spring and updated uppers for unparalleled small bump sensitivity. It’s the perfect fork for aggressive riding.

Mach 6 Carbon Features

  • Full carbon frame featuring leading-edge carbon fiber materialsand Pivot’s proprietary hollow-core,internal molding technology
  • 155mm (6.1”) of renowned dw-link® suspension rear and 160mm front travel
  • Pivot’s size-specific long and low enduro geometry (Medium, Large and XL sizes)
  • Cold-forged,wide and stiff linkageswith Enduro Max Cartridge Bearings
  • 12 x 148mm Boost rear spacing for maximum stiffness and control
  • Custom-tuned Fox Float DPX2shock with EVOL
  • 10-year warranty

Geometry Chart

geometry graphic
  XSSMLXL
ASeat Tube Length (C-T)14.5015.5016.7518.0019.50
BTop Tube Length 21.46 22.36 24.04 24.94 26.06
CHead Tube Length 3.54 4.00 4.25 4.72 5.12
DHead Tube Angle 65.80° 65.80° 65.80° 65.80° 65.80°
ESeat Tube Angle 73.00° 73.00° 74.00° 74.00° 74.00°
FChain Stay Length 16.95 16.95 16.95 16.95 16.95
GBottom Bracket Height 13.62 13.62 13.62 13.62 13.62
HStandover Height 27.81 28.25 28.59 29.25 29.72
IWheelbase 43.59 44.74 46.47 47.42 48.35
 Stack 22.69 23.05 23.41 24.13 24.24
 Reach 14.57 15.35 17.32 18.11 19.09

Values in inches    CM

Graphics, colors, and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.
MODELTEAM XTR Di2 1x
FRAMEMACH 6 Carbon
SHOCKFox Float Factory DPX2 EVOL
FORK FOX 36 Factory 27.5" 160mm FIT4 - Boost
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERXTR Di2 11Spd GS
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXTR Di2 11 Speed R
BRAKESXTR M9020 TRAIL
CRANKS Race Face Next SL 30T - 175mm
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm – 800mm
GRIPSPhoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm dia. clamp. Length: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL – 45mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm, FOX Transfer 150mm or LEV Integra 100mm
SEAT Phoenix WTB Vigo Team
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11 Speed
WHEELS Reynolds Enduro Carbon with Industry Nine hub
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5" x 2.5" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO, DHRII WT 27.5" x 2.4" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO
SIZEXS, S, M, L, XL
MSRP$9,199
MODELTEAM XTR 1x
FRAMEMach 6 Carbon
SHOCKFox Float Factory DPX2 EVOL
FORK FOX 36 Factory 27.5" 160mm FIT4 - Boost
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERXTR 11Spd GS
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXTR 11 Speed R
BRAKESXTR M9020 TRAIL
CRANKS Race Face Next SL 30T - 175mm
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm – 800mm
GRIPSPhoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm dia. clamp. Length: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL – 45mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm, FOX Transfer 150mm or LEV Integra 100mm
SEAT Phoenix WTB Vigo Team
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11 Speed
WHEELS Reynolds Enduro Carbon with Industry Nine hub
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5" x 2.5" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO, DHRII WT 27.5" x 2.4" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO
SIZEXS, S, M, L, XL
MSRP$8,299
MODELTEAM XX1 Eagle
FRAMEMach 6 Carbon
SHOCKFox Float Factory DPX2 EVOL
FORK FOX 36 Factory 27.5" 160mm FIT4 - Boost
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERXX1 Eagle 12 Speed
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXX1 Eagle 12 Speed
BRAKESSRAM Guide Ultimate
CRANKS XX1 Eagle 32T - 175mm
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm – 800mm
GRIPSPhoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm dia. clamp. Length: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL – 45mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm, FOX Transfer 150mm or LEV Integra 100mm
SEAT Phoenix WTB Vigo Team
CASSETTEXX1 Eagle 10-50 12 Speed
WHEELSReynolds Enduro Carbon with Industry Nine hub
WHEEL UPGRADEN/A
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5" x 2.5" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO, DHRII WT 27.5" x 2.4" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO
SIZEXS, S, M, L, XL
MSRP$9,099
MODELPRO XT/XTR 1x
FRAMEMach 6 Carbon
SHOCKFox Float Factory DPX2 EVOL
FORK FOX 36 Factory 27.5" 160mm FIT4 - Boost
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERXTR 11 Speed GS
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXT 11 Speed
BRAKES XT 8000
CRANKSRace Face Aeffect SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm – 800mm
GRIPSPhoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm dia. clamp. Length: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL – 45mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm, FOX Transfer 150mm or LEV Integra 100mm
SEAT Phoenix WTB Vigo Pro
CASSETTE XT M8000 11-46 11 Speed
WHEELSDT Swiss M1700 30mm with 36t star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE Reynolds Enduro Carbon with Industry Nine hub
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5" x 2.5" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO, DHRII WT 27.5" x 2.4" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO
SIZEXS, S, M, L, XL
MSRP$6,199
MODELPRO XO1 Eagle
FRAMEMach 6 Carbon
SHOCKFox Float Factory DPX2 EVOL
FORK FOX 36 Factory 27.5" 160mm FIT4 - Boost
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERXO1 Eagle 12 Speed
FRONT DERN/A
SHIFTERSXO1 Eagle 12 Speed
BRAKES XT 8000
CRANKS XO1 Eagle DUB 32T - 175mm
BAR Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm – 800mm
GRIPSPhoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm dia. clamp. Length: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL – 45mm
POST FOX Transfer 125mm, FOX Transfer 150mm or LEV Integra 100mm
SEAT Phoenix WTB Vigo Pro
CASSETTE XO1 Eagle 10-50 12Spd
WHEELS DT Swiss M1700 30mm with 36t star ratchet upgrade
WHEEL UPGRADE Reynolds Enduro Carbon with Industry Nine hub
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5" x 2.5" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO, DHRII WT 27.5" x 2.4" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO
SIZEXS, S, M, L, XL
MSRP$7,199
MODELRACE XT 1x
FRAME Mach 6 Carbon
SHOCK Fox Float Factory DPS EVOL
FORK FOX 36 Performance 27.5" 160mm - Boost
HEADSET Pivot Semi-Sealed Cartridge
REAR DER XT 11 Speed GS
FRONT DER N/A
SHIFTERS SLX 11 Speed R
BRAKES SLX M7000
CRANKS Race Face Aeffect SL 30T
BAR Phoenix Race Aluminum 35mm - 800mm
GRIPSPhoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm dia. clamp. Length: XS, SM, M, L, XL - 45mm
POSTFOX Transfer 125mm, FOX Transfer 150mm or LEV Integra 100mm
SEAT Phoenix WTB Vigo Race
CASSETTE SLX M7000 11-46 11 Speed
WHEELS Sun Ringle Duroc 30mm
WHEEL UPGRADE N/A
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5" x 2.5" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO, DHRII WT 27.5" x 2.4" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO
SIZEXS, S, M, L, XL
MSRP$ 5,099
MODELRACE XO1
FRAME Mach 6 Carbon
SHOCK Fox Float Factory DPS EVOL
FORK FOX 36 Performance 27.5" 160mm - Boost
HEADSET Pivot Semi-Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERXO1 Eagle 12 Speed
FRONT DER N/A
SHIFTERS GX1 Eagle 12 Speed
BRAKES SLX M7000
CRANKS Truvativ Descendant DUB 30t
BAR Phoenix Race Aluminum 35mm - 800mm
GRIPSPhoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm dia. clamp. Length: XS, SM, M, L, XL - 45mm
POSTFOX Transfer 125mm, FOX Transfer 150mm or LEV Integra 100mm
SEAT Phoenix WTB Vigo Race
CASSETTE GX1 Eagle 10-50t 12 Speed
WHEELS Sun Ringle Duroc 30mm
WHEEL UPGRADE N/A
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF WT 27.5" x 2.5" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO, DHRII WT 27.5" x 2.4" TR/3C/MAXXTERRA/EXO
SIZEXS, S, M, L, XL
MSRP$ 5,499
Graphics, colors, and specifications are subject to change without prior notification..

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which size bike should I purchase?

We suggest that you pick your Mach 6 size based on your riding style. The Medium, Large and X-Large Mach 6 features enduro/trail bike long and low geometry with both shorter seat tube and head tube measurements per size – this geometry means that most riders can go up or down a size and should base their choice on riding-style, reach and stem length preferences. For shorter riders already running short stems, the Mach 6 X-Small and Small sizes feature rider size appropriate reach and geometry to make sure that your Mach 6 handles perfectly for you. Be sure to also consult our dropper post fit guide when making your selection. You can always reach out to us on Live Chat for additional guidance.
Mach 6 Carbon and Aluminum Sizing Recommendations:
X-Small: 4'11" – 5’4”
Small: 5'3" – 5’6”
Medium: 5'6” – 5’11”
Large: 5'10” – 6'3”
X-Large: 6'2” +

What dropper post length should I use on my Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon features a low stand-over height and short seat tubes to allow the use of longer travel dropper posts and/or more flexibility for a wider range of rider sizes.

There are some limitations that each dropper post can accommodate for each frame size based on the individual rider’s saddle height, so it is important to check fit before choosing the travel and model of dropper post for your Mach 6 Carbon. Use this guide to find the right post for your bike:

http://www.pivotcycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Mach-6C-V3-Dropper-Fit-Guide.pdf

How do I set the sag on my Mach 6 Carbon?

We make it easy to get the best ride out of your Pivot bike with a simple sag indicator already installed on your bike. Please consult our suspension set up guide and/or this follow-along video featuring our own Bernard Kerr:

https://vimeo.com/pivotcycles/sag

How do I enduro with the Mach 6 Carbon?

#1 Purchase a blue Mach 6 Carbon. The stealth grey will work, but ideally your bike will match your Enduro kit. If your bike and kit do not match, you suck or at least everyone will think you suck.

#2 Document everything. Every ride, session, and race must be thoroughly recorded. Appropriate methods of documentation include Go Pros, Strava, and having your photographer/ videographer friend follow you around and make sick edits.

#3 Enduro-specific helmets and goggles are required at all times when descending. Be sure to bring your spare XC lid for climbing. As a special tip, FLY makes a sick full face that perfectly matches the new blue Mach 6 carbon. It’s even designed for goggles and will make your look as fast as Bernard even if you aren’t: http://www.flyracing.com/product/mtb/riderwear/helmets/werx-ultra-helmet/4926/blueredblack

#4 You must wear a minimum of three articles of Troy Lee Designs or FLY clothing at all times. If not, have fun on your cross country ride. Don’t mix your gear either. Running a FLY jersey, Troy Lee shorts and Race Face knee pads is just wrong (although we do it all the time – just not without criticism)

#5 Wear a fanny pack (Sorry…now it’s called a waist pack). These are cool again (in case you didn’t know).

#6 Be sure to get pro name decals with your state/ country flag so that you can easily identify your bike. (We do this so that our personal bikes don’t get loaned out at demo events. At least that’s how we rationalize it).

#7 Equip your bike with Enduro-specific components, including but not limited to stems, wheels, and grips. (Fortunately, these are all included in our awesome Pivot complete builds.)

Can I run a water bottle on the Mach 6 Carbon?

Yes, the Mach 6 Carbon features two sets of water bottle cage mounts on the medium to x-large frame -
one on the top of the down tube and the other is underneath the down tube.
On the small and x-small frame, there is one bottle cage mount underneath the down tube.

What hub/wheel spacing does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses the Boost 148mm X 12mm hub/wheel spacing. This is a 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. This is also the same thread pitch and axle length as the Shimano Boost 148mm X 12mm through axle so most Shimano compatible axle should work as well if you somehow manage to lose your Pivot or DT Swiss rear axle and need something compatible to keep you going.

http://www.pivotcycles.com/store/

What size seatpost does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon frame uses a 30.9mm seatpost.

What size seat clamp does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon frame uses a 34.9mm or 35mm (as some manufacturers call it) seatpost clamp.

Can I mount a chain guide on my Mach 6 Carbon?

Yes. The Mach 6 Carbon features ISCG05 mounts on the frame. Most upper guides on the market will fit and you can either use the ISCG05 mounts or some of the more compact versions that attach to an E-Type front derailleur mount. For full upper and lower guides, we recommend the MRP AMG for the Mach 6 Carbon.

What front derailleur does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses an e-type Shimano side-swing style front derailleur only. Shimano produces the e-type side-swing front derailleur in Deore and SLX for 10 speed drivetrains and XT and XTR for 11 speed drivetrains.

What travel fork can I use on my Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon was designed for a 160mm fork. The maximum travel length that can be used on the Mach 6 Carbon is 170mm travel.

What is the fork offset on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The fork offset on the Mach 6 Carbon is 44mm.

How wide of a tire can I run on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon can run 27.5” tires up to 2.6” inches.

What headset do I need for the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses a ZS (zero stack) 44mm top and (zero stack) 56mm bottom, or a Chris King Inset 2.

How large of a rotor will fit on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon was designed for a 180mm rotor and features a 180mm post mount design so you cannot fit a 160mm rotor on the Mach 6 Carbon frame.

What type of rear brake adapter do I need?

No brake adapter is needed for a 180mm rotor. However, many manufacturers make adapters for larger rotor sizes, in which case you would need the proper direct mount/post to post adapter to go from a 180mm to 203mm rotor.

What cranks will the Mach 6 Carbon accept?

The Mach 6 Carbon 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 Mach 6 Carbon?

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 Mach 6 Carbon 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 Mach 6 Carbon 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).

What is the narrowest Q factor crank that the Mach 6 Carbon will accept?

The Mach 6 Carbon will accept cranks with a standard Q factor measurement as low as 163mm. 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

What bottom bracket is used on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses a Press Fit 92mm BB. Some bottom bracket manufacturers may refer to it as BB92 or PF92 as well. Every crank manufacture offers Press Fit 92mm BB options.

What is the eye-to-eye shock length and stroke length on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The eye-to-eye shock length is 8.5 inches and the stroke length is 2.5 inches.

If I want to run a different brand of shock on my Mach 6 Carbon, what else do I need to know?

The Mach 6 Carbon shock uses M8 through bolt hardware on the front and no hardware on the rear. Shock spacer dimensions are 22mm wide front. On the rear of the shock, the spacer hardware and bushing will need to be removed as the strut mounts directly to the shock body. Some shocks may have a different spec then the Fox shock (that the Mach 6 Carbon is designed for) and may not fit properly. Also, as we cannot test every shock on the market, riders assume some risk if they choose a shock that does not fit properly or is not tuned correctly for the bike. The frame is designed around a large volume air can. We run medium compression valving and medium rebound damping.

Can I run a Cane Creek Double Barrel shock on my Mach 6 Carbon?

Yes, as long as you order the correct eyelet size (15mm eyelet). Additionally, the fit of the Cane Creek shocks into our strut is not as precise as that on the Fox shocks so extra care needs to be taken to make sure that the shock is not able to rotate or move in the strut as any sideways movement during riding can damage the frame.

Can I put a coil-over shock on my Mach 6 Carbon?

In general, you cannot run a coil-over on your Mach 6 Carbon! The Mach 6 Carbon 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 6 Carbon requires. Running a coil-over shock on the Mach 6 Carbon will result in hard bottoming and damage to the frame. That said, we have done extensive testing with the PUSH industries ElevenSIX shock and have arrived at settings that are approved for the Mach 6 Carbon. If you choose to run this shock, it is the user’s responsibility to follow the tune guidelines that PUSH provides. Any frame damage occurring due to issues related to any shock that is not what is supplied with the bike or offered as an upgrade for the Mach 6 through Pivot Cycles will not be covered under warranty.

What are the torque specs?

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