Bernard Kerr has been working with the team at Pivot on the development of their bikes for some time now. There's been a good bit of chatter about this bike, and while there have been prototypes spotted, the final specifications have yet to be revealed. I caught up with Bernard at Crankworx Rotorua to take a closer look at the new 29er.
The bike here is not the final production model, but it is very close. There are some details that will change, but Kerr has been running this frame with a few different link setups for some time now and is very pleased with it.
768mm Renthal bars mounted to a 50mm stem. That's narrower than many riders, but Bernard runs his hands as far out as possible on them.
Kerr is currently running an Angleset to try out a few different head angles. Currently, he's at "about 62.5-degrees."
The team has been experimenting with a number of different links. Suspension is set to ramp up quite a lot.
A Shimano drivetrain keeps things spinning.
DMR's Deathgrip seems to be a popular choice among gravity riders.
Industry Nine's hubs have 690 points of engagement. They are paired to Reynolds carbon hoops.