Pivot Cycles – The New Mach 5.5 Carbon will be available to try out at this year’s Emerald Enduro at Carrick Mountain in Glenealy – May 26th to 28th. We’re very excited to showcase this new trail bike at the expo with Pivot. Come along and see some of the best MTB riders at this three day festival and expo and try out the Mach 5.5 for yourself….
Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon at The Sports Room
The new Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon builds on the legacy of Pivot’s renowned Mach 5.7 Carbon as the quintessential trail bike. With 140mm of dw-link™ rear travel, it sticks to and claws up just about anything, with unparalleled pedaling efficiency. On descents, the Mach 5.5 Carbon’s incredible square edge bump performance and 160mm travel Fox 36 fork enables you to conquer terrain that makes other bikes cower. It’s a bike that inspires you to climb while looking forward to the descents and that begs you to push your limits while putting a smile on your face.
Evolved Mid-Travel Linkage Design
To make the new Mach 5.5 Carbon truly exceptional, Pivot have evolved their mid-travel link design. The new linkage utilises the same rear shock pivot cartridge bearing design found in their longer travel clevis designs (such as the Firebird and Phoenix), to give the Mach 5.5 Carbon the unmatched small bump compliance and traction that Pivot is known for, in a lighter weight and more compact design.
Lighter Weight – Saving up a pound in comparison to other Trail / Enduro Bike Designs
When engineering the ultimate trail bike chassis, weight matters. The Mach 5.5 Carbon matches Mach 6 Carbon durability while achieving Mach 429 SL Carbon weights and the perfect balance of frame stiffness and ride feel that Pivot frames are known for. The frame’s carbon structure features our proprietary hollow core internal molding process combined with a highly optimized lay-up design, utilizing lighter weight, high modulus materials that save up to a pound (.45kg) over other trail/enduro bike designs. The Mach 5.5 Carbon is available as a complete bike, with builds weighing under 27lbs (12.2kg) complete with dropper, and with frame weights as low as 5.2lbs (2.35kg).
The geometry of the Mach 5.5 Carbon is tuned to support its well-rounded trail bike personality – the optimized long and low geometry with a 66.5-degree head angle provides high-speed stability, contributing to its amazing descending capabilities. Combined with short 430mm chainstays and relatively steep 73.5-degree seat angle, it absolutely crushes the steepest of climbs. The Mach 5.5 Carbon’s overall balanced geometry makes it the ultimate trail bike weapon.
Pivot Cycles owner and head of engineering, Chris Cocalis, and the legendary Aaron Chase took the new Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon for a spin on Phoenix’s famous South Mountain trail system. Renowned for its technical challenges, this is the perfect place to learn about what the Mach 5.5 Carbon has to offer. Riders looking for the ultimate high performance trail bike need to check this one out!
The Bike Room in The Sports Room, Wicklow Town, stockists of Pivot Cycles.