International Sales Representative
What is John’s favorite model and why?
Pivot Cycles’ International Sales Representative, John Pentecost has been riding since he won his first mountain bike in a department store drawing back in 1990. Like many Pivot employees, John owns quite the quiver: a Trail 429, Mach 5.5, Shuttle and Point but his personal favorite at the moment is his Firebird 29. “I don’t mind taking my time on a climb, but I love coming back down as fast as possible.” He says. “To that end, the FB29 checks all the boxes – it climbs amazingly well, and the descents are ridiculous. I’ve never had a bike that’s as blindingly fast as this thing. The really cool part of it is how well it handles when you’re not going MACH-plaid. The short chainstays (thanks Super Boost!), make it a bike that’s super maneuverable and easy to throw around.”
This summer John took this bike on one of his favorite rides in Whistler, a six-hour long loop that includes Into the Mystic and Lord of the Squirrels trails saying “I could not have asked for a more perfect rig for that terrain.” As a self-professed sucker for 12-speed drivetrains, his 28.5-pound size medium Firebird 29 is equipped Pro X01 build and Reynolds carbon wheel upgrade. John also installed a One Up dropper seatpost and lever highly recommends both.
Height: 5’9” (6’8” with the afro)
Weight: 170lbs (should be 160… goddamn you Taco Bell)
Frame size: medium
Handlebar width: 800mm
Stem Length: 45mm
Saddle Height (center of crank to top of saddle): 28”
Baggies or spandex?
If you could have dinner with one person (living or deceased), who would it be?
The guy who invented Milk Duds. Oh, and Bruce Springsteen.