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Welcome Jill Kintner & Bryn Atkinson

Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson Join the Pivot Cycles Family

Pivot Cycles proudly welcomes two mountain biking legends, Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson, to the Pivot Cycles roster. The pairing of these extraordinary athletes with the Pivot brand promises an exciting chapter in the world of mountain biking. 

Jill Kintner

Jill Kintner, a powerhouse in the world of mountain biking, brings a legacy of accomplishments to Pivot Cycles. Boasting an Olympic Bronze medal in BMX, three-time Mountain Bike World Champion and an astounding 25-time USA National Champion across five disciplines (Downhill, Enduro, Slalom, 4X and BMX), Jill is a true trailblazer. 

In a recent statement, Jill expressed her excitement about joining Pivot: “It’s been interesting getting to peek behind the scenes at Pivot and talk and ride with Chris Cocalis and the team. Chris is very involved with engineering and marketing and cares a lot about the quality and performance of his bikes, which makes me happy to be involved with.” 

Jill's enthusiasm extends to the Pivot Firebird,

which she describes as eye-opening in terms of climbing weight and efficiency. She also commended the attention to detail in packaging at the Pivot facility, emphasizing a commitment to sustainability with minimal plastic waste. 

Looking ahead to 2024, Jill and Bryn have outlined an exciting calendar, carefully selecting the best events and planning various engagements, including festivals, media projects, skills coaching and showcasing Jill’s unique artwork through sponsor collaborations. 

Thank You

Jill took a moment to express gratitude, saying, “I just want to say thanks to Fox, Shimano and Maxxis for putting in a good word for us at Pivot. This year is crazy in the bike world, and we are fortunate to have awesome people backing us, and will make the most of this opportunity.” 

Bryn Atkinson

A pivotal figure in the Aussie invasion, Bryn Atkinson, helped to reshape downhill racing, adding his multifaceted talent to the Pivot Cycles family. With multiple World Cup top tens, victories at events like the US Open, and the Pro Gravity Tour Series overall title, Bryn’s smooth and powerful riding style has indelibly marked the sport. 

Bryn’s transition into filmmaking and photography, coupled with his contributions to product development and testing for industry-leading brands, exemplifies his dedication to advancing the sport. He is excited about the prospect of being part of Pivot’s in-house prototyping, seeing it as an opportunity for future development. 

G'd Up

Expressing his excitement for the partnership, Bryn stated, “I’m so G’d up to be riding a Pivot – simple, efficient, exceptional handling bikes. The more I learn about Chris, the more I’m impressed by what he’s done, and continues to do not only for Pivot but mountain biking’s progression as a whole. Bryn expressed gratitude to his long-time sponsors, including Shimano, Fox, Maxxis, Rapha, Bell and Renthal, for their steadfast support through uncertain times in the bike industry. 

The addition of Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson to the Pivot Cycles roster is a highlight to watch in 2024.

Pivot is excited to welcome these exceptional athletes on board, and the entire mountain biking community is poised for the excitement that will undoubtedly accompany the adventures, innovations, and triumphs of this formidable partnership. Get ready for an invigorating ride ahead!