Pivot Cycles
Pivot Cycles
ALL BIKES XC / TRAIL TRAIL / ENDURO GRAVITY / DH eMTB DJ / PARK FAT GRAVEL / CX / ROAD
BUILD BIKE

Ride Further, Ride Harder…
And Feel Like a Superhero While You’re At It. 

We didn’t set out to simply build an eMTB. We set out to create a class-leading enduro/trail bike that broke barriers and opened new doors to your riding. Say “Hello” to the Pivot Shuttle—the lightest, most capable and, dare we say it, utterly badass eMTB in the world.

We created a thoroughly modern mountain bike featuring progressive geometry, ultra-capable suspension, and a state-of-the-art carbon-fiber chassis. Then we added a class-leading power supply to the mix…which, we might add, we accomplished in a thoroughly innovative fashion.

Ride further, ride harder…and feel like a superhero while you’re at it.

Values in:

150mm fork

 
                    
  
SM
MD
LG
XL
A
Seat Tube Length (C-T)
15.50 in
16.75 in
18.00 in
19.50 in
B
Top Tube Length
23.54 in
24.43 in
25.32 in
26.40 in
C
Head Tube Length
4.33 in
4.72 in
5.12 in
5.51 in
D
Head Tube Angle
65.80°
65.80°
65.80°
65.80°
E
Seat Tube Angle
74.00°
74.00°
74.00°
74.00°
F
Chain Stay Length
17.20 in
17.20 in
17.20 in
17.20 in
G
Bottom Bracket Height
13.70 in
13.70 in
13.70 in
13.70 in
H
Standover Height
27.78 in
27.78 in
28.06 in
28.21 in
I
Wheelbase
46.63 in
47.58 in
48.53 in
49.68 in
Stack
23.73 in
24.09 in
24.45 in
24.81 in
Reach
16.73 in
17.52 in
18.31 in
19.29 in

Graphics, colors, and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.

The world’s lightest, Class 1 e-MTB in the category

Strong yet lightweight, thanks to a full carbon frame and uniquely integrated battery

Lightest, most powerful and longest-lasting eMTB battery (Shimano STEPS E8000)

Confidence-inspiring geometry for fast, technical riding

140mm of acclaimed dw‐link® rear suspension

Fox 36 fork and custom-valved DPX 2 shock, tuned for the demands of an e-MTB

Plays nice with both 27.5+ and 29-inch wheels (27.5+ come stock)

Fits more riders than any other eMTB. Sizing accommodates riders between 5'4" and 6'7"

10-year frame warranty

We are partnering with IMBA, Trail Forks, People For Bikes and Shimano on trail access and where to ride your new Shuttle.

SHUTTLE DETAILS

THE NEXT STEP IN MOUNTAIN BIKING

The Pivot Shuttle combines every renowned feature of Pivot Cycles design and engineering with the most advanced eMTB system available, to produce an entirely new approach to trail riding. The heart of the design is a 140mm travel full carbon frame with fully integrated Shimano Steps E8000 pedal assist system. We’ve utilized our proprietary hollow core internal carbon molding process and custom-integrated Shimano’s powerful battery system to create the most compact eMTB drive system available – fully encased inside the carbon downtube with a molded carbon composite skidplate for additional protection. We’ve incorporated all the features you expect from a Pivot trail / enduro bike – long and low enduro/ trail geometry, 157mm Superboost Plus spacing for stiffness and tire clearance, sub-437mm short chainstays for effortless manuals, and dw-link suspension – tuned specifically for the demands of eMTB. The net effect is a chassis that both looks and rides exactly like any of Pivot’s world-class enduro bikes, at an incredibly low weight of just 19.95kg, (44lbs) to set a new standard for light weight in the eMTB category.

DW-LINK™ AND FOX SUSPENSION FOR EMTB

dw-link™ suspension, combined with the Shimano pedal assist, is an ideal system for eMTB designs, allowing us to place pivot locations exactly where we needed them to produce the best suspension performance and to achieve the shortest chainstays (sub-437mm) on any eMTB. The dw-link’s™ patented anti-squat characteristics are perfectly tuned to match the combined power output of the rider and the Shimano pedal assist system, for no bobbing under power. The Shuttle utilizes an eMTB- specific version of our mid-travel linkage, with a wider and burlier version of our rear shock pivot cartridge bearing design found in our longer travel clevis designs (such as the Firebird and Phoenix), giving it incredible small bump compliance and the extra traction needed to truly take advantage of the pedal assist system when you need it most. This 140mm travel dw-link™ eMTB features a Fox DPX 2 custom-tuned for the Shuttle with higher levels of compression support, and includes bearings and linkages specifically engineered for the increased speeds and additional torque of pedal assist. To match the Shuttle’s rear suspension, we’ve paired it with the newest 150mm Fox 36 29er fork, giving you aggressive, balanced handling on every part of the mountain.

THE WIDEST RANGE OF SIZES IN EMTB

Because of the compact design of the battery housing, the Shuttle is available in a complete range of five sizes, from S-XL, to fit riders from 162 to 193cm (5’4” to 6’3”+). This wide range of sizing options also gives riders the ability to choose the reach that best fits their ride style. For a more playful feel, size down. For point and shoot stability over the most technical terrain, choose the longer reach.

SHIMANO STEPS E8000 – INTUITIVE MTB PEDAL ASSIST

The Shimano Steps E8000 system is the first off-road specific pedal assist system, one that is truly complementary to a mountain biker’s natural riding style. With no power lag and easy to use controls, the system responds to your pedaling in a way that is natural and fully integrated into the ride. The Shuttle enables you to confidently dominate terrain that other eMTBs can’t touch, and makes rallying the climbs as much fun as it is to descend. You’ll find yourself extending your rides and tackling routes you would not consider possible on a traditional mountain bike.

INNOVATIVE BATTERY INTEGRATION

The Shuttle incorporates Shimano’s most compact, powerful and lightest e-bike battery, mounted to a bottom-load, full carbon tray. When combined with automotive style gaskets and vibration damping materials, this innovative design enables us to create the most secure, compact, lightest, and strongest frame design possible. As an added bonus, this design enables easy accessibility and simple battery removal. The Shuttle features externally accessible charging ports for easy charging without removing the battery, automotive quality gaskets and the Pivot Cable Port system for all cable and dropper routing, for a rattle free, incredibly quiet machine.

FAQS

Which size bike should I purchase?

To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. We can, however, provide a rough guideline to get you started. These recommendations are based on our experience, athlete preference and customer feedback:

Small: 5'4" – 5'7"

Medium: 5'7" – 5'11"

Large: 5'11" – 6'2'

X-Large: 6'2" +

 

We suggest that you pick your Shuttle size based on your riding style. The Shuttle features trail bike long and low geometry with shorter seat 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. 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. 

What dropper post length should I use on my Shuttle?

The Shuttle 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.

 

The Shuttle comes equipped with a 125mm FOX dropper on the small frame size and 150mm dropper on the Medium - X-Large.  There are some limitations that each dropper post can accommodate for each frame size based on the individual rider’s saddle height.  Use the guide under Tech Specs to determine if the included dropper post will work correctly for the size bike that you are considering.  Often times this can be a helpful tool in deciding which size bike to choose as well.

How do I set up the suspension on my Shuttle?

We make it easy to get the best ride out of your Pivot bike with a simple sag indicator already installed on your bike, and this follow-along video featuring our own Bernard Kerr: https://vimeo.com/pivotcycles/sag

There is also a complete shock set up guide included in your Shuttle’s owners manual that can also be accessed under Tech Specs.

Can I remove the battery if I need to charge it off the bike?

Although the Shuttle battery is designed to be fully integrated into the frame without the need to remove it for charging, it can still be removed in about 1-2 minutes with the use of a 4mm hex wrench.  A full battery swap can even be performed on the trail in about 5 minutes for those wanting to carry an additional battery for those extra long adventures. The user manual provides a simple guide to removing the battery.

What hub/wheel spacing does the Shuttle use?

The Shuttle uses a 157mm rear hub spacing in a configuration called Super Boost Plus 157. Super Boost Plus 157 builds on the idea of wider flange spacing pioneered by Boost 148. Super Boost Plus spreads the flanges even wider (up to 14mm wider then a 142mm hub) and increases wheel stiffness substantially (Approximately 30% stiffer than boost), which is a huge benefit on eMTB wheels. Our custom developed DT EB1550 wheels on the Shuttle take eMTB wheel strength, stiffness and lightweight to another level. 

So, what exactly is Super Boost Plus 157?

Super Boost Plus 157 uses the existing chainline developed for DH bikes but uses standard Shimano E8000 compatible cranks and chainrings.  Super Boost Plus 157 optimizes the entire eMTB system by moving the drivetrain outboard (3mm over Boost) resulting in increased tire and mud clearance, a stiffer overall frame design and the ability to run shorter chainstays*.  The Super Boost Plus 157 idea has enabled us to build the New Shuttle with a level of performance unattainable with other designs in the market.

* Ultra Short Sub-437mm (17.2”) chainstays perfectly complements the Shuttle’s long and low stature allowing you to manual up and over even the gnarliest obstacles while keeping the wheelbase length in check so that you can still clean tight switchbacks and rail corners with confidence and agility like you’ve never experienced before.

What is the Q factor of the Shimano XT cranks on the E8000 motor used on the Shuttle?

The XT cranks used on the Shuttle, in conjunction with the E8000 motor, has the same Q factor as a standard Shimano XT crankset, which is 174mm. 

What is the thread pitch on the rear axle?

Pivot uses a 1.5 thread pitch on the rear thru axle.

What size seatpost does the Shuttle use?

30.9mm

What travel fork can I use on my Shuttle?

The Shuttle was designed for either a 150mm or 160mm fork. The Shuttle comes spec’d with a 150mm travel fork that can be increased in travel to 160mm.  The maximum travel length that can be used on the Shuttle is 160mm travel.

What is the fork offset on the Shuttle?

51mm

Why doesn’t the Shuttle come with the eMTB specific Fox 36 fork?

Because all Fox 36 forks are class 1 and 2 eMTB rated passing all tests, strength requirements and comes with a full warranty. The eMTB specific 36 fork is rated for Class 3 or Speed Pedalec eBIKES and it simply doesn’t offer the same level of performance as it’s standard counterpart. The standard 36 used on the Shuttle is not only lighter but also comes with a larger, higher volume damper cartridge for better performance and durability. Because of the eMTB specific model’s thicker stanchions (upper fork tubes), only a smaller 34 model damper cartridge can fit inside.

How wide of a tire can I run on the Shuttle?

The Shuttle can run 27.5”+ tires up to 3” inches and 29” wheels/tires up to 2.5”. 

How large of a rotor will fit on the Shuttle?

The Shuttle was designed for a 180mm rear rotor and features a 180mm post mount design so you cannot fit a 160mm rotor on the Shuttle.

The front brake comes with a 203mm rotor, which uses a 180mm-to-203mm post mount adapter. 

What type of rear brake adapter do I need?

No rear brake adapter is needed for a 180mm rotor.

What is the eye-to-eye shock length and stroke length on the Shuttle?

The eye-to-eye shock length is 7.875 inches (200mm) and the stroke length is 2 inches (50.8mm).

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

The Shuttle 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 rocker mounts directly to the shock body. Some shocks may have a different spec then the Fox shock (that the Shuttle 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 put a coil-over shock on my Shuttle?

You cannot run a coil-over on your Shuttle! The Shuttle 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 Shuttle requires. Running a coil-over shock on the Shuttle will result in hard bottoming and damage to the frame.

What is the Shuttle’s rider weight limit?

130kg for the rider plus any payload or accessory such as a hydration pack. Also note that maximum air pressure for the Shuttle’s Fox DPX2 shock is 350 PSI – within the range needed to achieve proper sag settings up to the bike’s weight limit.

Can I change the top speed setting on the Shimano motor?

You cannot change the top speed of the motor.   The Shimano STEPS  8000 system is designed to be a Class 1 pedal assist ebike.  This means that it has a maximum assist speed of 25 KPH.  Anything beyond this would take make the Shuttle as well as the Shimano system illegal in most riding areas.  Please do not tamper with or try to adjust the motor’s top speed or output. Doing so will void Shimano's warranty on the system.

What are the torque specs?

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