Pivot Mach 429 Carbon Mountain Bike Review

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Pivot Mach 429 Trail
 


July 7, 2016
 
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Efficient pedaler
Great technical climber
Confident on descents
Stiff frame

Cons: Heavy for a full carbon bike
BB drops too low with plus wheels

Recommendation: The Trail is a great bike for all-day rides. If it could drop a few pounds, it would make a great marathon race bike.





October 1, 2014
 
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Can be a trail, XC bike or both
Great pedal platform
light for its stiffness and sense of strength

Cons: Can't think of any

Recommendation: Would recommend for XC or Trail duties. Climbs great and descends well. Fun on every trail I have had it on. Seems to give you the feeling you have more than 4" of travel.





December 31, 2013
 
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Light
Climbs well
Makes tighter corners than a 29er usually does

Cons: still a 29er wheelbase
Sits a bit more upright than I usually like

Recommendation: Super awesome 4inch travel trail bike, great for those who love climbing but still want to be able to descend. But truly best for those in the east who have lots of rolling technical terrain it'll keep you moving fast!





May 20, 2013
 
Model/Year: 2013 429 Carbon w/ fox float fork XT/XTR package

Pros: Great handling, like it's on rails, very nimble for a 29er
Obstacles... what obstacles?
Soaks up roots, rocks, etc
Very fast downhill

Cons: Price (but you get what you pay for)
Heavier than my 26" hardtail

Recommendation: After demoing many bikes, this one was a no brainer, it just felt "right" from the beginning and inspired confidence from that moment on.



Pivot Mach 429 Carbon 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.