Pivot Cycles
Pivot Cycles
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Consider the Bar Officially Raised

Pivot’s renowned Mach 6 Carbon is longer, lower and sets a new benchmark for enduro and aggressive trail bikes. The Mach 6’s peerless pedaling efficiency and downhill handling make it the perfect choice for dropping into black-diamond terrain and hitting technical features at race pace. From peak to podium, the Mach 6 Carbon is enduro performance, redefined.

Values in:

160mm Travel Fork

 
                    
XS
SM
MD
LG
XL
A
Seat Tube Length
14.50 in
15.50 in
16.75 in
18.00 in
19.50 in
B
Top Tube Length
21.46 in
22.36 in
24.04 in
24.94 in
26.06 in
C
Head Tube Length
3.54 in
4.00 in
4.25 in
4.72 in
5.12 in
D
Head Tube Angle
65.80°
65.80°
65.80°
65.80°
65.80°
E
Seat Tube Angle
73.00°
73.00°
74.75°
74.75°
74.75°
F
Chain Stay Length
16.95 in
16.95 in
16.95 in
16.95 in
16.95 in
G
Bottom Bracket Height
13.62 in
13.62 in
13.62 in
13.62 in
13.62 in
H
Standover Height
27.81 in
28.25 in
28.59 in
29.25 in
29.72 in
I
Wheelbase
43.59 in
44.74 in
46.47 in
47.42 in
48.35 in
Stack
22.69 in
23.05 in
23.41 in
24.13 in
24.24 in
Reach
14.57 in
15.35 in
17.32 in
18.11 in
19.09 in

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Full carbon frame featuring leading-edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot’s proprietary hollow-core, internal molding technology

155mm (6.1”) of renowned dw-link® suspension rear and 160mm front travel

Cold-forged,wide and stiff linkages with Enduro Max Cartridge Bearings

12 x 148mm Boost rear spacing for maximum stiffness and control.

Custom-tuned Fox Float DPX2shock with EVOL

Pivot’s size-specific long and low enduro geometry (Medium, Large and XL sizes)

10-year warranty

PIVOT CARBON

Pivot utilizes a proprietary hollow-core internal molding technology to create the highest quality handmade carbon frames available.

Through the employ of hard internal forms for both layup and the molding process, we achieve more consistent pressures, the highest level of material compaction, and extremely tight tolerances over the entire frame structure. This ultra-precise layup method can be optimized to achieve ideal handling characteristics for every model's purpose and for every size in the line up, enabling you to experience renowned Pivot ride quality on every trail.

CABLE PORT SYSTEM

Say hello to the easiest, cleanest and quietest cable routing solution – beloved by mechanics and Pivot owners alike.

No more fishing for cables, no more rattles due to loose housing – our future-proof internal system offers huge access ports for fast assembly, universal housing clamps that keep your Pivot quiet, full Shimano Di2 integration, and future-proof compatibility with all gearing and dropper configurations.

LONG, LOW AND READY TO RIP

We tweaked every angle on the Mach 6 to perfection.

The bike’s slacker 65.75° head angle, steeper 74° seat angle, and long-travel, downhill-influenced linkage, gives it ultra-stable, high-speed handling...and the ability to make short work of wicked, black diamond descents.

When climbing, the newly-steepened seat angle and extended cockpit of the Mach 6 Carbon increases traction and keeps the bike balanced and centered on the most technical climbs, enabling you to conquer obstacles you never thought could be cleaned.

PERFECT BIKES FROM PIVOT

Pivot complete bikes are more than the sum of their parts – every single component is selected to give you the best experience on the trail and our assembly process is the best in the business, bar none.

Pivot complete bikes are more than the sum of their parts – every single component is selected to give you the best experience on the trail.

We take quality and workmanship seriously at Pivot, and know that the details are what make a great rider experience. Every Pivot Cycles frame undergoes an extensive assembly and quality control process to ensure that every ride on the Mach 6 Carbon exceeds your expectations.

WOMEN’S BIKES

At Pivot, we believe the bike should fit the rider, not the other way around.

Our approach to rider-size-specific geometry relies on a balanced fit and adjusted geometry to maintain correct wheelbase length and handling to properly accommodate the proportions of every size ride, including smaller athletes. Our S and XS sizes are built with shorter head tubes to create more stand-over height, enabling you to ride in a centered, athletic position with tons of clearance over the top tube – essential to attacking descents and cornering with confidence and speed.

We create the same handling experience across the range by engineering specifically each frame size. Size-specific carbon molds enable us to use smaller diameters and unique carbon layups for lighter frames in the small sizes while maintaining the same high strength in a more compact design. Additionally, for riders on our extra small bikes, Pivot’s Float DPX2 tune offers an incredibly wide range of shock tuning which enables us to set up the Mach 6 Carbon for a diverse range of rider weights and abilities.

Pivot complete bikes are also designed to intelligently address real-world rider differences, with the option to choose women’s specific saddle on any size as well as shorter crank lengths on our XS sizes.

MACH 6 CARBON DETAILS

CUTTING-EDGE CARBON FRAME

With our exclusive hollow-core, internal molding process and the right combination of carbon materials and design features, we’ve created a bike with an incredibly lightweight and durable chassis. The Mach 6 boasts a combination of stiffness and strength that’s close to what you’ll find on our World Cup downhill designs. The large frame cross sections, double wishbone rear triangle, ultra-stiff clevis and linkage, and large, suspension specific, EnduroMax bearings...add them all up and you get the class-leading power transfer and the point-and-shoot ride quality essential in a top-flight enduro bike.

LONGER, LOWER...FOR EVERY SIZE OF RIDER

The Mach 6 features truly progressive geometry: A slacker head angle and long cockpit for
stability and poise on the steepest descents; a steeper seat angle to help you scale the worst climbs; and shorter chainstays for snappy handling on the tightest trails. On a lot of bikes "long and low" essentially means "This isn't going to fit you smaller riders". But that's not the case here.  Though we went long and low on the new Mach 6, smaller riders still fit the bike easily. That’s because our Medium, Large and X-Large see significant increases in top tube length, while our Small and X-Small models remain compact, in keeping with our rider-size-specificdesign philosophy. What’s more, smaller riders still reap the climbing advantages of the steeper seat angle and the capable descending traits that come courtesy of the slacker head angle.

SUSPENSION PERFECTED

We spec’d the Mach 6 with a Fox Factory Kashima Float DPX2 shock, tuned specifically for enduro and trail applications. The Float DPX2 features X2 oil-flow architecture in a lighter, better pedaling package. The DPX2 also offers an incredibly wide range of tuning options to suit a wide range of rider weights and preferences; those include three on-the-fly lever adjustments—Open, Medium and Firm options, with an additional adjustment for tuning low speed compression on the open setting. The EVOL air sleeve on the Mach 6’s DPX2 significantly reduces the force required to initiate travel, for the ultimate in small bump compliance and better bottom-out resistance. When combined with the ultra-low friction Kashima coating, this design offers an incredibly plush feel with a wide range of damping adjustments. Up front, the Mach 6 is spearheaded by the latest 160mm Fox 36 fork, now featuring an EVOL air spring and updated uppers for unparalleled small bump sensitivity. It’s the perfect fork for aggressive riding.

REVIEWS

FAQS

Which size bike should I purchase?

We suggest that you pick your Mach 6 size based on your riding style. The Medium, Large and X-Large Mach 6 features enduro/trail bike long and low geometry with both shorter seat tube and head tube measurements per size – this geometry means that most riders can go up or down a size and should base their choice on riding-style, reach and stem length preferences. For shorter riders already running short stems, the Mach 6 X-Small and Small sizes feature rider size appropriate reach and geometry to make sure that your Mach 6 handles perfectly for you. Be sure to also consult our dropper post fit guide when making your selection. You can always reach out to us on Live Chat for additional guidance.

Mach 6 Carbon Sizing Recommendations:

X-Small: 4'11" – 5’4”
Small: 5'3" – 5’6”
Medium: 5'6” – 5’11”
Large: 5'10” – 6'3”
X-Large: 6'2” +

What dropper post length should I use on my Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon features a low stand-over height and short seat tubes to allow the use of longer travel dropper posts and/or more flexibility for a wider range of rider sizes.

There are some limitations that each dropper post can accommodate for each frame size based on the individual rider’s saddle height, so it is important to check fit before choosing the travel and model of dropper post for your Mach 6 Carbon. Use the Dropper Fit Guide under the Tech Specs section to find the right length post for your bike.

How do I set the sag on my Mach 6 Carbon?

We make it easy to get the best ride out of your Pivot bike with a simple sag indicator already installed on your bike. Please consult our suspension set up guide and/or this follow-along video featuring our own Bernard Kerr:

https://vimeo.com/pivotcycles/sag

Can I run a water bottle on the Mach 6 Carbon?

Yes, the Mach 6 Carbon features two sets of water bottle cage mounts on the medium to x-large frames - one on the top of the down tube and the other is underneath the down tube. 

On the small and x-small frames, there is one bottle cage mount underneath the down tube.

What hub/wheel spacing does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses the Boost 148mm X 12mm hub/wheel spacing. This is a hub design with wider flanges so you cannot take a current 135mm, 142mm, 150mm, or 157mm hub and change end caps to convert an existing hub.

What is the thread pitch on the rear axle?

Pivot uses a 1.5 thread pitch on the rear thru axle. This is the same thread pitch and axle length as the Shimano Boost 148mm x 12mm through axle.

What size seatpost does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon frame uses a 30.9mm seatpost.

What size seat clamp does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon frame uses a 34.9mm or 35mm (as some manufacturers call it) seatpost clamp.

Can I mount a chain guide on my Mach 6 Carbon?

Yes. The Mach 6 Carbon features ISCG05 mounts on the frame. Most upper guides on the market will fit and you can either use the ISCG05 mounts or some of the more compact versions that attach to an E-Type front derailleur mount. For full upper and lower guides, we recommend the MRP AMG for the Mach 6 Carbon.

What front derailleur does the Mach 6 Carbon use?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses an e-type Shimano side-swing style front derailleur only. Shimano produces the e-type side-swing front derailleur in Deore and SLX for 10 speed drivetrains and XT and XTR for 11 speed drivetrains.

What travel fork can I use on my Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon was designed for a 160mm fork. The maximum travel length that can be used on the Mach 6 Carbon is 170mm travel.

What is the fork offset on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The fork offset on the Mach 6 Carbon is 44mm.

How wide of a tire can I run on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon can run 27.5” tires up to 2.6” inches.

What headset do I need for the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses a ZS (zero stack) 44mm top and (zero stack) 56mm bottom, or a Chris King Inset 2.

How large of a rotor will fit on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon was designed for a 180mm rotor and features a 180mm post mount design so you cannot fit a 160mm rotor on the Mach 6 Carbon frame.

What type of rear brake adapter do I need?

No brake adapter is needed for a 180mm rotor. However, if you'd prefer to run a 203mm rotor, you would need a proper direct mount/post to post adapter to go from a 180mm to 203mm rotor.

What cranks will the Mach 6 Carbon accept?

The Mach 6 Carbon will accept all cranks designed for the BOOST system and compatible with a press fit 92mm bottom bracket. BOOST means that the rear hub spacing is 148mm and the chain-rings have been shifted out approximately 3mm from where a traditional crank designed for a 142mm rear hub would be. This allows the chainrings to line up properly with the new position of the cassette.

Can I run non-Boost™ cranks on my Mach 6 Carbon?

In some cases you can run a conventional non-BOOST 1X or 2X crank. The Race Face NEXT 1X and other Cinch system 1X cranks are dual compatible between standard 142mm and 148mm Boost rear ends. Some smaller chainring combination 1X (30 and 32T) Shimano XT and XTR 11 will also work. In some cases 2X standard cranks may also work with 24/34, 26/36, and 22/36 combinations. Shimano’s new 11 Speed XTR and XT standard cranks feature both 24/34 and 26/36 chainring options, which work perfectly with the Mach 6 Carbon frame as Shimano’s chainline dimensions already tend to run wider than others in the market. There may be other 2X non- boost cranks available that will work although it is dependent on specific chainline and chainring size. If the chainline is not out far enough, the front derailleur clearance may be tight when shifting into the small ring as the front derailleur mount on the Mach 6 Carbon is also shifted outwards to accommodate the BOOST design.

Additionally, you cannot run cranks designed specifically with a narrower Q Factor such as XTR Race 158mm Q factor crank and the SRAM XX1 156Q crank (In fact, for any SRAM 1X cranks, you need to run their specific BOOST version of the crank).

What is the narrowest Q factor crank that the Mach 6 Carbon will accept?

The Mach 6 Carbon will accept cranks with a standard Q factor measurement as low as 163mm. You cannot run cranks designed with a narrower Q Factor, such as XTR Race 158mm or the SRAM XX1 156mm.

What bottom bracket is used on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon uses a Press Fit 92mm BB. Some bottom bracket manufacturers may refer to it as BB92 or PF92 as well. Every crank manufacture offers Press Fit 92mm BB options.

What is the eye-to-eye shock length and stroke length on the Mach 6 Carbon?

The eye-to-eye shock length is 8.5 inches and the stroke length is 2.5 inches.

If I want to run a different brand of shock on my Mach 6 Carbon, what else do I need to know?

The Mach 6 Carbon shock uses M8 through bolt hardware on the front and no hardware on the rear. Shock spacer dimensions are 22mm wide front. On the rear of the shock, the spacer hardware and bushing will need to be removed as the strut mounts directly to the shock body. Some shocks may have a different spec then the Fox shock (that the Mach 6 Carbon is designed for) and may not fit properly. Also, as we cannot test every shock on the market, riders assume some risk if they choose a shock that does not fit properly or is not tuned correctly for the bike. The frame is designed around a large volume air can. We run medium compression valving and medium rebound damping.

Can I run a Cane Creek Double Barrel shock on my Mach 6 Carbon?

Yes, as long as you order the correct eyelet size (15mm eyelet). Additionally, the fit of the Cane Creek shocks into our strut is not as precise as that on the Fox shocks so extra care needs to be taken to make sure that the shock is not able to rotate or move in the strut as any sideways movement during riding can damage the frame.

Can I put a coil-over shock on my Mach 6 Carbon?

The Mach 6 Carbon was designed to work with the progressiveness of an air spring. A coil-over shock (even one with separate bottoming control) does not offer the progressive spring curve that the Mach 6 Carbon requires. Running a coil-over shock on the Mach 6 Carbon will result in hard bottoming and damage to the frame. That said, we have done extensive testing with the PUSH industries ElevenSIX shock and have arrived at settings that are approved for the Mach 6 Carbon. If you choose to run this shock, it is the user’s responsibility to follow the tune guidelines that PUSH provides. Any frame damage occurring due to issues related to any shock that is not what is supplied with the bike or offered as an upgrade for the Mach 6 through Pivot Cycles will not be covered under warranty.

What are the torque specs?

A detailed PDF of the torque specs can be found under Tech Specs.

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