Close Up: Kyle Strait’s New Pivot M4X Four Cross Mountain Bike

2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait

Pivot Bikes brought out their new M4X four-cross mountain bike just for their sponsored riders to race at Sea Otter. Not only did they test it out through the slaloms and jumps, but Kyle Strait raced his to a 12th place in the downhill.

The new bike uses their DW Link suspension design with 4″ of travel. It has a much much shorter lower link than the DH, but about the same as the Mach4. Because there’s no front derailleur, Chris Cocalis, Pivot’s founder, could really box section and overbuild the front of the rear triangle and linkage. Lower link bearings are set really wide and double row like the new Pheonix DH bike, and the tubeset is same as the Firebird.

More pics and specs after the break…

2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait 2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait

2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait 2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait

Other features include a 12×142 rear, tapered headtube, single chainring only with ISCG05 mounts.

2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait 2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait

Oh, and here’s Chris’ cheat sheet for geometry:

2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait

As is typical with 4X/DJ bikes, the two sizes simply reflect long and short.

2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait

This one isn’t Strait’s bike but is more like what a production build will be sold as. Weight is 27lbs 8oz.

2012 pivot M4X four cros mountain bike ridden by kyle strait

Frame with shock is 6lbs 1oz. MSRP is $2500, available late this year.

Comments

Steve - 04/29/11 - 9:37am

Virtual copy of the Blur 4x,but better.

Kevin - 04/29/11 - 10:35am

Wonder if it comes with the auto drop seatpost like the Mach 4. I didn’t notice any carbon paste.

Ratatat - 04/29/11 - 2:40pm

What? Blur 4x? Your kidding right? Very very different, but nice try.

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