Pivot Mach 4 SL – XC weight weenie announced
With just under 10 kg and packed with state of the art technology, the all-new Pivot Mach 4 SL is literally made for racing. You find all the information right in the official press release:
Starting at 1845 grams, the Mach 4 SL takes a front row seat in the ultralight full suspension category and has the best stiffness to weight ratios we’ve ever created. The new Mach 4SL is over 300 grams lighter than its feathery predecessor, the Mach 429 SL.
“The Mach 4 SL is a total cross country rocket ship,” says Pivot Cycles President and CEO, Chris Cocalis. “We wanted to give our athletes every advantage possible in the upcoming Olympic year. With the development of the Mach 4 SL we exceeded all our weight and performance targets. This one really takes both the Mach 4’s lightweight and agility as well as the Mach 429SL’s speedy heritage to an entirely new performance level. The bike just flat out rips.”
Pivot Mach 4 SL Team XTR in detail
Fork Fox Factory Stepcast FIT LIVE 120 mm
Rear shock Fox Factory Live Valve 100 mm
Brakes Shimano XTR
Drivetrain Shimano XTR 1×12
Handlebar Pheonix Team Carbon 740 mm
Stem Phoenix Team 75 mm
Dropper post Fox Transfer 150 mm (Size L-XL)
Wheels DT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE
Tires Maxxis Ardent Race 29″x2.2″
Fox Live Valve integration gives the Mach 4 SL next level cross country suspension. The efficiency benefits are undeniable, and the speed gained on every part of the course is truly mind-blowing. The shock layout may be different, but the 100mm travel dw-link® suspension keeps its legendary and familiar ride qualities: ultimate pedaling efficiency, reactive to impacts under power, and fully active while braking – its everything you want from the ultimate XC race bike.
The Mach 4 SL fits the widest range of riders and all genders without compromise. The new extra-small size fits riders down to 4”10” with a lower standover height than even our Mach 4 Carbon with 27.5” wheels. “With the Mach 4 SL I still have room for handlebar height adjustment and spacers under my stem… I’ve never had that on a 29er before,” says 5’2” Stan’s Pivot athlete, Chloe Woodruff. “and my size XS frame still fits a large water bottle!” The Mach 4 SL comes with a slacker head angle, longer reach and shorter stays for a whole new feel and confidence on the fast, tricky descents that have become increasingly common on World Cup cross country courses.
Geometry of the Mach 4 SL Team XTR
|Seat tube||356 mm||394 mm||419 mm||457 mm||502 mm|
|Top tube||575 mm||588 mm||616 mm||640 mm||671 mm|
|Head tube||85 mm||95 mm||108 mm||119 mm||140 mm|
|Chainstay||431 mm||431 mm||431 mm||431 mm||431 mm|
|BB height||334 mm||334 mm||334 mm||334 mm||334 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,103 mm||1,116 mm||1,146 mm||1,170 mm||1,203 mm|
|Reach||392 mm||402 mm||427 mm||447 mm||472 mm|
|Stack||589 mm||599 mm||611 mm||622 mm||641 mm|
Pricing, specifications and availability
The new Mach 4 SL will be available in three color options—Team Blue, Cherry and Stealth. It is available as a frame, frame kit, and a complete bike in multiple configurations, ranging from $4,599 to $11,299 USD. The Mach 4 SL is available now, in all sizes, at key Pivot Dealers worldwide.
For more information head to pivotcycles.com