The Pivot Mach 4 SL TEAM/ FOX Live Valve strikes a superb balance between efficiency, rfun and downhill performance and thus defines a whole new generation of XC bikes. The built-in Fox Live Valve suspension ensures good acceleration from a standstill and simultaneously allows active suspension performance on rough terrain. The system always generates enough traction and doesn’t require to be locked out manually – instead the Live Valve system automatically adapts your suspension to the current riding situation and trail conditions. The bike’s downhill performance is outstanding and its suspension system always offers enough reserves. A dropper post provides good freedom of movement and perfectly matches the downhill-oriented geometry. The spec is spot on and the aesthetics mind-boggling. The Pivot Mach 4 SL TEAM is incredibly quiet and convinces with outstanding workmanship quality. The high-end American bike manufacturer delivers an explosive, two-wheeled cocktail of fun and efficiency, making the Pivot Mach 4 SL TEAM/ FOX Live Valve the ideal trail bike for fierce weekend warriors and pros alike.
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The ultimate bike for all adventurers with a soft spot for drop bars. Whether you prefer to stick to the tarmac or love to challenge yourself on gravel paths and moderate trails, the Pivot Vault Team Force handles almost any surface without breaking a sweat. Whilst the clever Isoflex system, which isolates the seat post from the frame with an elastomer insert, ensures good compliance and comfort, the frame is also stiff when pedalling and accelerates well. On gravel paths and moderate trails, the lively character and balanced geometry of the Vault Team Force also managed to impress our the members of our jury with a mountain biking background. A removable front derailleur-mount, discreet and neatly integrated rack- and mudguard mounts and dropper post compatibility round off the well thought-out overall concept. With regards to aesthetics, the streamlined shape and raw carbon look very elegant. In a nutshell, the Pivot Vault Team Force is a versatile, comfortable and fun option for committed gravel racers.
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