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2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail 27.5+ XT/XTR Pro Complete Mountain Bike

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2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail 27.5+ XT/XTR Pro Complete Mountain Bike

 

The much-loved Pivot Mach 429 Trail is back for the 2017 model year relatively unchanged save for the expansion to include a 27.5+ wheel size option for an added dose of versatility. The 2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail 27.5+ XT/XTR Pro Complete Mountain pairs the aggressiveness of a nimble XC rig with beefy axle widths and plus-sized tires for a stiff, responsive ride. Kitted out with a mix of Shimano’s XT and XTR componentry, 130mm of plush Fox Racing Shox front travel, and a fast rolling set of DT Swiss XM 551 hoops, this whip is ready to shred.

Pivot developed its hollow-core internal molding process for uniform, controlled wall thicknesses and material distribution. This process virtually eliminates inconsistencies and resin pooling, increasing structural integrity while targeting areas for weight loss. The frame has a 67.5-degree head tube and relatively stubby chainstays, making it slack enough to challenge lines across rock gardens but nimble enough to pick its way through enduro-grade terrain—all while sticking climbs and roosting berms in the manner that made us fall in love with its immediate predecessor, the 429SL.

The 429 Trail’s DW-Link suspension takes a handful of queues from Pivot’s Mach 6 and Phoenix frames, teasing a depth out of the 116mm of travel that feels closer to a proper five-inch trail bike. The canny cyclist may spot elements of Pivot’s DH clevis and enduro lower linkage in this model, but the completely new upper linkage translates those big-hit designs to the traction-focused language of a trail bike. By bringing the 429SL’s small-bump compliance and race-worthy trail-contact into conversation with the Mach 6’s terrain-erasing capabilities, the 429 Trail defines the crossroads where XC speed meets fearless, enduro aggression — especially when paired with the responsiveness and decreased deflection of the wider, Boost hub standard.

The Boost 148 rear and 110 front axle standards allow for more width across the board: hubs, chainstays, bottom bracket, and chassis. This makes for a shallower spoke angle, which considerably stiffens the 429 Trail’s wagon wheels. It also accommodates wider pivot placement for longer life in the suspension bearings and a stiffer rear triangle. That extra width leaves room to slam the rear wheel up, too, shortening the chainstays for even more efficiency and dexterity, and allows compatibility with 27.5+ tires. The externally routed cables make for easy maintenance, which we like, and also lower the bar for entry by reducing the manufacturing cost, which we like even more.

 

2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail 27.5+ XT/XTR Pro Complete Mountain Bike

Frame Material:

carbon fiber

Suspension:

DW-Link

Rear Shock:

FOX Float DPS Kashima

Rear Travel:

116 mm

Fork:

FOX 34 Factory Kashima

Front Travel:

130 mm

Headset:

Pivot Precision Sealed Bearing

Shifters:

Shimano XT M8000

Front Derailleur:

Shimano XT side swing E-Type

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano XTR M8000 GS

ISCG Tabs:

yes, ISCG 05

Crankset:

24 / 34 t Shimano XT M8000

Bottom Bracket:

PF92

Cassette:

11 – 42 t Shimano XT M8000 11-speed

Brakeset:

Shimano XT M8000

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Handlebar:

Phoenix Carbon Riser

Handlebar Width:

740 mm

Grips:

Phoenix Lock On

Stem:

Phoenix Team

Saddle:

Pivot WTB Vigo Race

Seatpost:

Phoenix Team Carbon

Wheelset:

DT Swiss XM 551

Hubs:

DT Swiss 350

Front Axle:

15 x 110mm Boost

Rear Axle:

12 x 148mm Boost

Tires:

[front] Maxxis Rekon, [rear] Maxxis Ikon

Tire Size:

27.5 x 2.8 in

Pedals:

not included

Recommended Use:

trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

3 years on frame

Actual Weight:

Electric Blue, M: 12680g

 

2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail 27.5+ XT/XTR Pro Complete Mountain Bike

GEOMETRY CHART

Mach 429 Trail
  Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
S 16in 22.85in 23.91in 15.1in 28.54in 4in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 43.7in
M 17.5in 23.9in 23.93in 16.11in 28.98in 4in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 44.69in
L 19in 24.75in 24.59in 16.66in 29.29in 4.7in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 45.47in
XL 20.5in 25.6in 25.71in 17.14in 30.04in 5.9in 67.5o 72.8o 13.19in 17.45in 46.46in

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