The Pivot Mach 6 enduro mountain bike is completely updated, getting new size-specific geometry from XS all the way up to XL, with 27.5″ wheels, downhill-derived handling and slack 65.75º head tubes infiltrating the entire range. For XS and Small, the reach was kept appropriately short to fit those riders, but Medium, Large and XL all get stretched top tubes. All of the changes are available in carbon and aluminum frames, too.

“The Mach 6 Carbon is one of our most loved and best Pivot designs ever, so we took the update of this model very seriously.” said Pivot President/CEO Chris Cocalis. “This new design takes the Mach 6 performance to another level by maintaining the climbing and all-around trail bike performance that the Mach 6 is famous for, while giving it the aggressive descending capabilities of our longer travel bikes. With the new Mach 6 we continue to expand the boundaries of versatility as both the ultimate enduro machine and the right choice for aggressive trail riding.”

2018 PIVOT MACH 6 CARBON

2018 Pivot Mach 6 carbon enduro mountain bike

The new carbon Mach 6 keeps 155mm of rear wheel travel, paired with a 160mm Fox 36 Factory (Kashima) fork and DPX2 rear shock.

2018 Pivot Mach 6 carbon enduro mountain bike

It may not look like it, but all of the frames are 1x and 2x compatible, as well as Di2 ready. The carbon models use internal cable and hose routing throughout the front triangle.

2018 Pivot Mach 6 carbon enduro mountain bike

Overbuilt alloy linkages are borrowed from their Pheonix DH bike and roll on Enduro Max sealed cartridge bearings, keeping the rear end very stiff. Like their other bikes, it uses a DW-Link design to maximize pedaling efficiency, something Pivot does very well. After all, you’ve got to pedal it up the hill between stages, right?

2018 Pivot Mach 6 carbon enduro mountain bike

Other specs include post mount brakes for 180mm rotors, Boost axle spacing, stealth dropper compatibility and rubberized leather frame guards on chainstay and downtube. Look for complete bikes with DT Swiss alloy wheels and Reynolds carbon rim upgrades. Tire clearance maxes out at 27.5 x 2.6 for the carbon frames.

2018 PIVOT MACH 6 ALLOY

2018 Pivot Mach 6 alloy enduro mountain bike

The aluminum models get Fox Performance level forks and shocks, with a hydroformed, variable-thickness alloy frame. Here, cables and hoses run externally, with a port underneath to accommodate stealth dropper seatposts.

2018 Pivot Mach 6 alloy enduro mountain bike

A removable front derailleur mount keeps it clean when you’re running a 1x drivetrain.

2018 Pivot Mach 6 alloy enduro mountain bike

Both carbon and alloy models use a PressFit 92 bottom bracket. Tire clearance on the Mach 6 Alloy is limited to 27.5 x 2.4.

2018 Pivot Mach 6 alloy enduro mountain bike

A stealth thru axle tidies up the rear end. Look for the same rubberized frame protectors on the alloy bike, too.

GEOMETRY & PRICING

Click to enlarge geometry chart, inches on the left, centimeters on right. The Pivot Mach 6 Aluminum and Mach 6 Carbon models range in price from $3,899 to $10,398 USD, with both Shimano and SRAM options at every level. Available immediately.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Small is too small. I need something like 580 TT. 40 mm size drop is absurd. One again bike companies fail to understand small riders.

    • Understand modern carbon bike geometry, stand over height hardly increases by frame size = you choose the bike based on the reach you want.

      In your case; small to medium results in a 1cm increase in stand over.

      • I never said anything about stand over, I said Top Tube. Going from 567 to 610 is a huge jump. There is no simple stemming the difference, jumping to a 70mm stem or a 30mm stem would make a terrible bike.

        • Not at all. The bike will be leaps more responsive with a 35mm stem compared to a 70mm. If you are running anything more than a 50mm stem on and enduro, you are missing out. Dont stem an enduro the same as an XC bike.

  2. That’s a good looking bike…. if you like a lot of large words and matching paint on everythng. Does it come with matching purse and heels? The worst part is the crazy slack head tube angle. It such a chopper. That cannot handle well at slower speeds or climbing anything but glass smooth trails.

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