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All photos courtesy Pivot Cycles

Pivot has just released their new Mach 5.5 Carbon, which features 140mm of rear wheel suspension, 160mm up front, and is designed around 27.5″ wheels with tires measuring 2.6″ wide. We’ve been hearing from several brands that 2.6″ could very well be where tire sizes settle down into a happy medium, and it appears that Pivot is giving this size a shot.

“The original Mach 5.7 Carbon was the most popular, best loved bike we’ve ever produced. We wanted to update the design, and knew that it had to be absolutely perfect for all the riders out there waiting for the next generation,” said Pivot Cycles President and CEO, Chris Cocalis. “The Mach 5.5 Carbon embodies everything that made the original rise above the competition, with key updates to make it a true next-generation trail bike – it features our trail-adapted long and low geometry, an evolved mid-travel linkage for incredible small bump compliance, an all-new carbon layup with lighter weight, higher modulus materials, and clearance for up to 2.6” wide tires.”

Get a taste of how the new 5.5 rides here:

The Mach 5.5 can fit riders from 4’11” all the way up to 6’7″ thanks to their wide range of frame sizes. Complete bike weights go as low as 27lbs.

Check this video for an overview of the tech specs:

The 5.5 is available now in nine different build configurations ranging from $4,899 to $10,199, and as a frameset for $3,099.

Rider: Bernard Kerr. Photo: Boris Beyer

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