First Look: Pivot's Phoenix Dock Tool System

May 18, 2020
by Daniel Sapp  

On the bike storage is highly desirable, and preferred by many riders, as opposed to digging through a pack - especially on shorter rides. There have been various solutions through the years whether it's a hole in the downtube of the bike, a mount of sorts, or a strap. Pivot Cycles now have their own take on it with their new Phoenix Dock system which was developed through a collaboration with Topeak.

The Phoenix Dock system helps keep tools secure and in an easy and quick to access place. The tools can be bolted onto any standard water bottle bosses on a bike. Some bikes, such as Pivot's new Switchblade, along with rides from Transition, Norco, and others have an extra set of bosses on the bottom of the top tube, ideal for mounting the new tools.

The Phoenix Dock system tools attach to any standard water bottle boss, including top tube mounts which are becoming more common on bikes from various brands. The tool, in its case, pivots to allow easy access.
The case is sturdy and has a strong latching mechanism. The tool fits snugly and is rattle free.

The Phoenix Dock system currently has three different configurations to choose from: The Ninja Tool Box T16+, the larger Ninja Tool Box Mini T20 Pro, and Ninja CO2. The tools range in price from $46.99 to $56.99 and are available from Pivot dealers and on Pivot's website now.

The Ninja CO2 holds two 16g CO2 cartridges and an inflator head. It weighs 185g and sells for $46.99 USD / € 56.99

The Ninja Toolbox T16+ has a 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm; 2.5 and 4mm L-Type wrenches, Phillips #2, Flathead, T10, T15, T25, 14g/15g spoke wrenches, chain hook, and a chain tool. It weighs 154g including the case and sells for $52.99 USD / € 64.99
The T20 Pro has a 2L, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm; Phillips #2, Flathead, T10, T25, spoke holder, tire lever, bottle opener, chain pin tool, chain tool, chain hook, Mavic M7/14g/15g/Shimano spoke wrenches and a 3mm for self-maintenance. It weighs 231g and sells for $56.99 USD / € 69.99


bigquotesWe love the idea of on-bike tool storage. However, many hidden tools take longer to access than actually completing the repair. We wanted to design a system that makes accessing the tools faster than reaching into your pack.Chris Cocalis, President/CEO of Pivot


I've had the tool system in use over the last couple weeks, primarily utilizing the Ninja Toolbox 16+ and can say that it's been a nice upgrade from having a multi-tool in my pocket. The tools are high-quality and I'm looking forward to seeing more companies including practical solutions for carrying what is needed for a ride on the bike.



More information can be found at Pivotcycles.com


200 Comments

  • 297 6
 I feel like ‘pockets’ need a more aggressive marketing campaign.
  • 33 0
 How much does one of them cost?
  • 86 0
 So is that like a SWAT box for my jorts?
  • 69 5
 I hate having stuff in my pockets while riding, so I definitely get the notion of mounting as much shit as possible on your bike.
  • 41 3
 Make pockets hot again
  • 9 0
 @JimmyWeir: I got some used ones I’m selling for $10 each.
  • 51 2
 Dude you ever fallen on something hard and rectangular in your pockets? SHIT SUCKS
  • 12 4
 @NorCalNomad: I’ve ridden with a small crank brothers multi tool in my pocket for 12yrs...several major crashes, and countless normal offs...tool never been a problem. Definitely feels like it should have impaled my leg by now lol
  • 4 3
 @Upduro: I concur.

Only things in my pockets on short/cool rides (under 2 hours and under 80F) are phone (for maps and daycare emergency contact) and a collapsable water bowl for the pupper.

Everything else (tube, CO2, bacon-strips/dart, chaintool & quicklink, and even including a couple lights for evening rides) goes in the SWAT box, which is just awesome, or bottle cage (24 oz of H20 and multi-tool for exactly each bolt size except cranks)

When it's hot and/or I don't want to have to decide between water for me or for the dog, I wear a small USWE pack with a couple liters in it for me (and some extra CO2, a leatherman, and maybe a handsaw if it's been windy lately) and small bottle in the cage for the dog.
  • 8 0
 @NorCalNomad: there's enough hard, sharp, oddly shaped objects (aka rocks) on my trails that I don't worry too much about what's in my pockets as long as it's relatively dull and not too pointy
  • 3 0
 @forkguardian: with lint?
  • 4 0
 Absolutely. Taking that crazy concept one stage further.......... a pocket with some sort of D30 padding or similar would be ideal. Can't be too difficult to give a bit of protection against key fobs, multi tools etc.
  • 5 0
 Pockets, Pockets, we don't need no stinking pockets.
  • 13 0
 Hope they come out with something to mount my phone, car key and wallet on the top tube.
  • 5 0
 @NorCalNomad: Dude, have you ever fallen on a rock? That shit hurts.
  • 4 0
 @NorCalNomad: Yeah. Then I fell off. For a week I had this bruise that was so realistic it genuinely could have actually opened my Volkswagen! Even had the round bit with the VW logo.
I did not actually give a shit because my arm was in a cast and that was more of a bummer.
  • 7 1
 @Upduro: I agree about pockets, but I hate spending so much money on a light frame then weighing it down with tools, etc. I wear a camelbak for that reason even though they are not cool at the moment.
  • 4 0
 @rxpete: do it like me, I don’t give a shit what my bike weighs as long as it goes down hill fast. I’d rather take a piss at home than save the marginal weight of a multitool.

oh, and I also wear a backpack. My frame only fits a small bottle which isn’t nearly enough for me. 10l evoc with back protector, prevents spinal injuries, enough to drink and don’t have to tape stuff to my bike.
  • 1 1
 Only if it was branded as the PivotPocket. Then it we'd all be using it!!!

I'm just kind of blown away that they really created a pivoting tool mount because it matches their branding...???

If pulling the water bottle out so they can open the tool case without rotating it is too hard... how do they assemble bikes?
  • 2 0
 @jiminthestix: ion shorts have an inbuilt neoprene secure pocket 'in a pocket' perfect for phones/multi tools.
  • 2 0
 @jiminthestix: and I’ll take that further. D30 chamois with room for tools and things. Stick it in your crack if you need to make it back. I’m a pack guy, what do I know. I do like the pocket things.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: Alabama agrees!
  • 2 0
 @NorCalNomad: I fell on my keys. Lovely nurse had the job of pulling it out my leg after she’d happily chopped my shorts to get at them.
  • 1 0
 Have you ever crashed with a big large METAL multi tool in your pocket? Landing on metal doesn't feel good...
  • 1 1
 Often times my pocket is stuffed with food, Garmin inReach, car key, and my phone. I'll carry an extra bottle or two in bib shorts for the real long rides. I hate wearing a pack, especially when it is really hot (I live in SoCal).

My downtube has a pump, tube, patch kit, bacon strips, Wolftooth chain tool, tire lever, shifter cable, multitool with pliers. and bottle of sealant. My headtube has a bike multitool and chain breaker. ALL that stuff is in there because I have not only needed it, but also ride in remote places with no cell signal.
  • 1 0
 @JSTootell: a tube, a patch kit and sealant....the hell?
  • 2 0
 @nvranka: Don't forget the shifter cable. This dude is looking to do a complete rebuild when his bike breaks down and you can still see the 15.
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: honestly at that point I'd just mount a rack on my bike and strap my complete toolbox on it. You never know what you'll need!
  • 2 0
 @JimmyWeir: empty your pockets!
  • 1 0
 @nvranka: Well, my contra-anecdote: I have a 2x2 inch square patch of scar tissue in my right thigh from when I fell on my car keys about 8 years ago. YMMV
  • 2 0
 The CEO of Pockets should be fired. So incompetent!
  • 1 0
 All stuff I have needed to use @nvranka:

Big rides in the desert with no cell reception isn't for the weak, or unprepared. When hiking out, even without your bike, could require you to spend hours in 100+ degree heat, you get prepared. My rides are often times BIG and LONG. In the place I am referring to, I did 72 miles and 12000 foot of climbing. I saw maybe 3 people all day (they were hunters).
  • 1 0
 @JSTootell: not even the same sport at that point lol
  • 123 3
 Docking your tool?

That's a bold strategy Cotten, lets see if it pays off for them.
  • 41 3
 Mormons stand up
  • 3 1
 Came here to make a comment similarly. Glad this is the top post.
  • 3 0
 Also, “docking” a “ninja”?
  • 2 0
 Docking your tool in MUD!
  • 6 0
 @pargolf8: That'd be soaking your tool.
  • 2 0
 Port thrusters to 15%
  • 66 0
 Call it the Phoenix because it fits every bike in thier catalogue, except for the phoenix
  • 50 1
 Yup, Oneup edc pump is still better.
  • 55 40
 Agreed. OneUp tool is amazeballs since it is hidden inside either head tube or pump while being perfectly functional.
  • 50 0
 @WAKIdesigns: other than a totally unnecessary use of "amazeballs", I don't know why you got downvoted. For once ;-)
  • 24 26
 @mountainsofsussex: what is wrong with amazeballs? Does anyone prefer Amazelabia because you cannot downvote it without being a sexist? Yeah no upvotes for that comment either. The Topeak elitists are after me
  • 10 1
 @mountainsofsussex: might just be his usual anti-fanclub
  • 3 2
 @WAKIdesigns: functional while inside pump? Amazeballs indeed.
  • 8 10
 @mi-bike: what's wrong with that? EDC pump works with the tool inside as well as without it in there. If you want to take the tool out... you pull it out? EDC tool fitting into 100mm long EDC pump has room for almost every allen, chain breaker, tire lever, as well as tubeless repair kit/ optionally Co2 cartridge. I call that amazebally functional.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I just didn't think anyone used it in 2020, that's all!
  • 3 6
 @mountainsofsussex: I am a visionaire
  • 2 1
 Still prefer velcro straps or the swat box over all these.
  • 4 4
 @WAKIdesigns: Amazelabia ?

Just when I think you can't get any lower or more disappointing you go and.....

Totally redeem yourself !
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Amazleabia...lol
  • 3 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Actually "Amazevories " would be a more direct crossover
  • 40 2
 Topeak did the Tool and we drilled the holes into the frame :-p another two bolted multitool like the dozens that are already available.Does your frame support bottle carrying? than you can have something similar or better.

good marketing though!!
  • 31 8
 TWAT Dock
  • 3 0
 @scary1: Tool With A Torx
  • 2 0
 @scary1: You just made me choke on my sunflower seeds...
  • 36 5
 Have people stopped wearing hydration packs now? I fit everything I need in mine, including a thin folding waterproof jacket in the winter and spring, mini pump, multitools spoke tools you name it, wallet, phone, a nice can of cherry coke and a flapjack bar for a half way snack, of and 2 litres of water
  • 50 23
 Thats what i take camping dude. Yes no one rides with packs anymore
  • 40 5
 Tell me you honestly role around with 2 liters of water and a cherry coke
  • 31 2
 @pargolf8: he rides longer than you
  • 20 2
 Then you're just not one of the cool kids. You probably don't wear a $200 flannel shirt made of high-tech not-flannel material or enduro style knee pads on every casual ride either.
  • 9 0
 I ride with a pack as it has a back protector built in, plus my first aid kit, normally some snacks, and my phone that I would rather not fall on. I carry as much heavy stuff on the bike as possible. So oneup in the steerer, spare tube, mini-pump and levers on the frame, water bottle in the frame. I normally end up with a collapsible water bottle in my pack for medium rides - the water goes in the frame bottle when that's empty. I find a heavy pack hurts my back and wears out my arms.
  • 1 0
 I ride with a pack as well, still prefer the extra weight...
  • 3 10
flag pargolf8 (May 18, 2020 at 7:38) (Below Threshold)
 @Dethphist: thats called wool son. Dont hate on people with class
  • 1 10
flag pargolf8 (May 18, 2020 at 7:54) (Below Threshold)
 @Sontator: nothing to be proud of..
  • 7 1
 I use a backpack if I'm joining friends on an all day epic but for general purpose use I go for my Evoc hip-pack with a 1.5ltr bladder, I can't be bothered strapping tools to my bike as it looks crap, nor an I pretending to be an Enduro pro.
  • 2 0
 I don’t know either, people like drinking from gritty ass water bottles I guess. Small backs are still the way to go for me, especially when your riding solo.

But, lots of people just go out on 5-7 mile rides, about 30 - 45 minutes at a time here in groups, right from the parking area, main trails only. If I’m doing that I’ll just take a water bottle and no pack
  • 2 1
 I didn't for years but now I do. I just started using my swat. Tube and tire levers. Pump and Leatherman in the hydration pack as well as car keys, snack, knee pads etc. Swat multi tool in my headset.
  • 2 0
 @mountainsofsussex: phone that you'd rather not fall on is in the same place as the back protector... seems odd. do you put padding in the pocket where your phone normally lives?
  • 1 0
 @just6979: it's pretty well protected where I put it. And had it been in a hip pocket on Friday, it would have been new phone time!! I'll be walking with a gangsta limp for a while...
  • 3 0
 @pargolf8: well, here goes... I honestly ride with 2 litres of water in my pack, with a cherry Coke, sometimes normal coke. I'd rather have more than less water especially as it's getting warmer.
  • 1 0
 @Jamestyrrell: I ride with at least 1 depending on where I'm heading.
  • 2 0
 Yes a lot of us have. Bring what you actually use and not what you think you might need. I’m one of those guys that absolutely will not buy a trail bike that can’t fit a full size water bottle. SWAT multi tool in the head tube. Phone, keys, wallet and collapsible water bowl for the dog.
  • 1 0
 Some good lols were had from this thread
  • 29 0
 so now you have to wash your tool after riding? ... thats what she said
  • 4 3
 When it fits in so many different slots...
  • 1 0
 Yeah, what's that tool like after sitting on the back of my car for a week of gritty rain & dirt roads?
  • 4 0
 @blowmyfuse: Why is your bike on your car for a week?

But... considering the state of a Topeak multi-tool that lived in the waist-belt pocket on my old pack for a couple years, it'll be functional but quite rusty and difficult to swivel the tools out.

And so far (8ish months, decent mudding, decent washes), my Specialized SWAT EMT tool that lives on the bottle cage is as shiny as new...
  • 1 0
 @just6979: because that's how it gets to and from the trails, on the back of the car on a rack. I learned a long time ago that 99% of corrosion and grit on and in my bikes & parts isn't from the trails, but from transport to, from and then the times sitting in the parking lot at work baking, marinating, brining or rinsing in whatever weather is at work or on the way to/from the trail.

Sticking a multi-tool on my bike makes it as prone to corrosion as the bearings.
  • 1 0
 Don’t need to wash if you have protection!
  • 15 2
 I assume you have to buy a new box to switch the tool between bikes. Would have been nice if they'd used the Fidlock system so the tool could be easily swapped between bikes
  • 11 1
 Exactly where I grab the frame to pick it up and lift it over gates that I don't want to open. Sorry, this will not work for me.
  • 4 3
 I'm told you're not supposed to lift a bike by the saddle (pulls air into the dropper), so this is exactly where I've trained myself to pick my bike up from.
  • 2 0
 I'd not noticed that until you pointed it out. It's where I hang my bike on the wall and where my boot mounted carrier holds the bike. And where some of the chair lifts in champerey carry bikes! Even without the tool in there, that's probably not great for the frame!
  • 2 0
 @rojo-1: Only some droppers (only Reverb?). Shouldn't hurt a Fox Transfer because of how the spool valve works, and doesn't seem to affect the two PNWs I have (nor the backup/take-off Specialized because that's mechanical).
  • 1 0
 @rojo-1: wow that could be a problem - often hike for 30-40 minutes with the saddle nose hanging on my shoulder. But I'm running a Transfer and before that a command post so not a problem, but I'll keep that in mind if I ever buy a different dropper.
  • 6 1
 Maybe I'm the weird one here, but I'd much rather have a pound of tube/inflator/tools on my body than on my bike. I can immediately notice an extra pound on my bike, but not really in my bag. I always ride with either a hydration pack or a hip/bum/fanny/enduro pack for extra water anyway so the gear goes there just fine.
  • 10 6
 They look cheap and they don't even have Pivot branding, just a generic Topeak tool in a box, they would have been better partnering with Fidlock for a cleaner more practical application, as they stand they won't be getting fixed to my new Switchblade.
  • 3 1
 I've had the same Topean Aliex XS for something like 15+ years. Tool works great & always has. Not a generic tool.

Also, people wanting the Fidlock for a tool kit doesn't seem smart. You can (although difficult to do) knock a Fidlock off your bike. Sure if it happens with a water bottle you're out 15-$30 for a new Fidlock bottle, but a $60 multi-tool on a Fidlock mount?
  • 2 1
 @blowmyfuse: I NEVER knocked my Fidlock bottle off so far, same counts for my buddies.
  • 9 3
 Just slap ENVE or YETI on it and you can increase the price 5-fold
  • 3 0
 @nolimit: Never said you did. But...you CAN knock a Fidloc bottle off. But you can't knock a Pivot/Topeak tool off. That's all I'm saying.
  • 3 1
 @blowmyfuse: I would say that it is generic as it is no way specific to Pivot but I agree that Topeak are quality tools.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: And that's a fact!
  • 2 4
 @Shafferd912: And if it’s for roadies? A Ceramic Speed!
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Am I reading this right?? $714 for BEARINGS???
  • 4 3
 @Shafferd912: Hambini aged five has a really good take on them
  • 5 0
 Looks like this could just as easily be fixed to any frame with a shaped contact pad and adhesive. 3d print a contact to the tube profile of a bike and you're good. Don't like it? Take it off and there's no damage.
  • 7 2
 I still think the specialized SWAT CC(Concealed Carry) is still the best option. A quick flip of a cap and the multitool pops out. The One EDC is cool, put I constantly hear about people losing then when riding tech.
  • 4 0
 or the swat bottle cage tool. Seems like a better use of space. I suppose this has a bigger multi tool. But if i had them I’d want to use the top tube bolts for something else, like a mini pump
  • 8 1
 You’re saying the Oneup EDC is coming out of people’s steerer tubes while riding? This is the first time I’ve ever heard that.
  • 2 2
 @lj17: I never heard of it too.

The Swat doesnt avoid your warranty of your fork tought. No need to drill the steerer tube
  • 1 0
 The SWAT CC is probably the best out there, but I didn't have problems with the EDC coming out so much as not being able to get it out without a fight when I needed it.
  • 1 0
 @NotNamed: tap, not drill. And not necessary anymore with their stem.
  • 2 0
 @just6979: as much as I love OneUp's products the stem solution is still a pretty elaborate one vs the way Specialized handled preloading the headset. The one downer with the Big S version is that there's no room for CO2 if that's a deal breaker.
  • 1 0
 @DrPete: I’ll give you that the EDC install is more involved. I could see how that could be a turn off for some. The Specialized is nice though, but it doesn’t have room for as many tools. I have the tire plug/quick link pliers add on with my EDC, and with everything else it has I don’t feel the need to carry anything else, except for a small pump.
  • 1 0
 @lj17: it is true that the EDC gives you a little more room in exchange for a bit more struggle.
  • 1 1
 @just6979: the stem isn't the best of designs. I've ended up taking it off as it comes loose way too often for my liking.
  • 2 0
 @filryan: I don't need to carry tools I'm just guna borrow yours ????
  • 1 0
 Hahaha well your riding around on my wheel so you may aswell use my tools
  • 8 2
 Cool, but placing it there would make it a bit more difficult to carry your bike when it's time to hike-a-bike.
  • 6 0
 Exactly how is this an improvement over an under-the-seat-bag (aside from the perceived dork factor of said bag)?
  • 3 1
 There's no room under a seat if you are using a long-travel dropper.
  • 7 1
 This thing is way dorkier if you asked me.
  • 5 0
 I still feel like OneUp EDC is king of on-bike tool storage - arguable takes even less time to access than this and it's not ugly.
  • 4 0
 I thought so too, till I got a bike with the Specialized SWAT CC.
  • 7 0
 Please, everybody tell us how you carry water and tools. It’s riveting.
  • 5 0
 I riveted a bottle cage to the downtube and use one of those choad pringles cans to hold a full allen and torx set and a cresent wrench
  • 1 0
 I would but I’m busy forcing people to read PB comments at gunpoint.
  • 2 0
 As I get older and hate to have the back pack on I've worked it out to 3 options these days. 1. Trail rides where you are never too far from car, only take a car key in pocket and a water bottle. Leave extra water and tools in car. 2. Full hydration backpack for really big rides. 3 hour plus and many miles from car. 3. Camelbak Podium flow belt but with water bottle on bike instead for all other rides. The things is great and never thought I would use a fanny pack type thing but it holds all you need and is comfortable. I have to check to make sure it's still on sometimes. Hardly even know it's there. Could have water bottle on belt and bike also for hot longer rides. I've only had it for 4-5 weeks but it's been the perfect solution to minimally carry all you need if something goes wrong miles from your car.
  • 2 0
 My friend left his bag in my car after a short workday ride and it was about 20lbs. I said if we can walk home from our furthest point before dark a water bottle will do. He laughed and agreed.
  • 2 0
 Isn’t their downhill bike called the Phoenix? That’s not confusing at all.
“Check out my Phoenix.”
“Bike or tool?”

More importantly have they moved the cables away from the bottom of the Firebird? Do that and we’ll have something to talk about.
  • 2 0
 Okay cool, it carries either tools or Co2, but don't you kinda need to carry both? Maybe a tube as well? I suppose the other two essentials could go in your pack, but if you're wearing a pack, couldn't you just put everything in there?
  • 19 14
 Just wear a backpack for crying out loud!
  • 9 0
 Unnecessary for an hour ride, especially when warm.
  • 3 0
 I dont need a backpack though!
  • 4 1
 @jrocksdh: but tools are unnecessary for an hour ride as well
  • 8 5
 What sort of wimp only rides for an hour?
  • 6 0
 @ReddyKilowatt: people on a lunch ride. people who have to get home before wife gets mad. etc.
  • 2 0
 Frame triangles in general just need more bolts/bosses to mount stuff. Water bottle or not, why not use the space available. I hate straps on the frame but right now it's a necessity without a pack.
  • 2 1
 My props go to the first company that makes a safe and convenient/quick slot to fit a three way allen tool. Or even better, two of them. 3/4/5mm allen on one, 8mm/T25/PH2 on the other. I'd still carry a separate chain breaker, spoke key and tire-plugger set as I feel these are a bit clumsy to have integrated in a single tool anyway. But for the regular jobs, those simple inflexible Y-shaped tools are great for when your hands are cold and wet but seem scary to carry directly on your body.
  • 2 0
 And Im waiting for the torque wrench that clips to my chainstays.
  • 1 0
 @heckler73: with integrated chain silencer!
  • 1 0
 Fix-it Sticks stored in a SWAT down tube would get you there. Not a true Y tool but close.
  • 1 1
 @DrPete: Yeah these are clever depending on your preferences. Loose bits are versatile and compact, but I'm afraid to drop them in the mud (imagine it typically being wet, cold and maybe already getting dark when shit hits the fan and your bike breaks) so I rather see my tools stay in one piece. Obviously for home tools and for a torque wrench in particular, loose bits are ideal.

I noticed Crankbrothers has a nice middle ground series of Y shaped tools. That is, they have a Y15 and Y16 set that gets you a pair of Y shaped tools and some loose parts for when you really need them. Not necessarily what I mentioned but at least you're getting Y-tools safely packaged so that I wouldn't mind carrying that on my body.

What I was aiming at though was that ideally you'd have some simple spring steel clamps on the frame that'd clamp the Y-tool but you can grab and put it away in a second for quick adjustments. Wolftooth already makes a nice single tool with a chain breaker and tire plugger in one so that compliments this nicely.

One solution I was thinking of would be to suspend a piece of tube between two tubes (I ride a hardtail so I've got room down low between the seattube and the downtube, most suspension designs are crowded there). Punch two holes in there and the tool will probably stay in place. By far the ugliest and dirtiest way to do it, but it would probably work. The industry could easily realize a prettier solution. Wolftooth being Wolftooth, they'd probably just realize this in two months if they read this (and they agree). Or as this article was about integrating it in the frame, they could really make something that snaps it in one corner of the front triangle.
  • 1 0
 Strap the 3 way under the seat.
  • 1 0
 @RonSauce: Thanks that's clever, I'll look into that! I don't want it to extend beyond the saddle deck but I've got a smaller one from Tacx too so that one might fit there. Ideal would be if it just securely snaps in place so without having to resort to straps etc. Obviously there are loads of ways to strap something like this onto the bike. The company that gets my props is the one that comes up with something neat that does just that, you securely clip it in place and can grab it in a second.
  • 1 0
 I use a soft saddlebag, reinforced with an additional velcro strap, fixed on one of the "extra triangles" of my frame. Since it was a PITA to get stuff out, and get it back without having to completely reorganise everything in it, i installed the "under bottle cage" ninja toolbox, for easier multitool access. Noisiest thing i ever mounted on my bike, on every rock it sounded like the weight of the tool would rip it off. Tool moved back to the bag, lives happily in its old home.
  • 3 0
 Very neat and tidy...so why am I so happy to just use gaffer tape to do the same thing?
  • 4 0
 you don't need a drill if you have strong 3M adhesives
  • 3 3
 In the UK this will be covered in mud most of the time making it harder to use and it will likely jam up or break.
For short rides...tool in pocket.
For long rides...tool in back/hip pack.
If that doesn’t work for you then buy a carbon specialized/trek or One up tool.
The Pivot “solution” is a bodge at best.
  • 2 0
 It's the same as the topeak ninja tool, which goes on the topeak bottle cage. That's sealed, so shouldn't get muddy and rusty. Well, not straight away anyway. And it's inside the main triangle so it shouldn't be toooooo bad
  • 2 0
 I've had ninja tool for almost a year and it's lasted perfectly well through 3 seasons in the northern uk. Just a squirt of gt85 on the hinge after every wash and it's good to go. It's a handy place to have a tool too as it saves you having to take your bag off and rummage through it at the side of the trail. Not life changing by any means but nice to have.
  • 3 0
 "The tool, in its case, pivots to allow easy access." No pun intended Pinkbike?!
  • 2 1
 Dont see any point in designing great looking bikes just so that we can mount stuff all over them, hip pack or camel back work best and where do you pack your jacket?? Up your ass??
  • 3 1
 Some of us live in environments where we don’t ever need a jacket. So no jacket in my ass.
  • 1 0
 I guess you could say the same about cars.
  • 1 0
 They make these things..they're called "top tube bags" and they're rad. I have a hard tail with a dropper so it's mo betta than a saddle bag. It's a cheap one from Planet Bike and it's rad and durable, and fits my chit.
  • 3 0
 The Pivot tool.. pivots. Of course it does!
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 Yeah, but why? Just one more thing to check before a run: got to make sure the toolbox door is latched _and_ the box is pivoted back to the center detent (I'm assuming there is a detent, because if there isn't, then that's just stupid).

They even showed it open and not pivoted...
  • 2 0
 @just6979: yes the rotation locks to 0 and 90 degrees either way, it's a robust latch too so a quick cursory glance will tell you if it's open or locked.
  • 1 0
 Neat, but I'm 'bout this high-pivot trail bike stuff right now. Integrate that with a Pinion drivetrain and I'm in for a new bike!
  • 2 0
 I'd prefer a hard case that fits on the bottle mount under the down tube. Lower center of gravity and out of the way.
  • 4 0
 You can, in fact, mount it there as well if your bike has the appropriate bolts.
  • 1 0
 more bikes are coming with mounts on the bottom of the top
tube, what is out there that you can actually use to store tools, co2, etc?
  • 1 0
 There is literally nothing this can do that a Raceface stash tool wrap or Oneup EDC kit can't do. Pure marketing gimmick here.
  • 2 0
 Pockets for short rides, hydration bum bag for medium/long rides and back pack for long/massive rides.

It works.
  • 5 2
 SWAT
  • 2 0
 The perfect tool for whilst we are in dock down
  • 2 1
 What an "elegant" solution....NOT! As the first poster pointed out, just another bolt on tool. Way to go Pivot!
  • 2 0
 Um, hold my Beer, and give me a universal Quadlock, watch this...
  • 1 1
 Pretty sure Forbidden was the first to do this on their Druid and since then everyone's copied the idea. Pivot's just trying to make it look new by getting Topeak involved
  • 3 0
 Water bottle mounts have been on the undersides of top tubes for about as long as water bottle mounts have existed, probably since before you were born. Bolt on bike tools have existed for decades, perhaps even a century. Topeak has been making a line of products almost exactly like this for many years before this co-branding with pivot. In other words, your accusation of copying the Druid is completely wrong.
  • 1 0
 @dfiler: yes a bottle mount is nothing new but forbidden
  • 1 1
 @dfiler: yes a bottle mount is nothing new but forbidden were the first (at least recently) to put a mount on the underside of the top tube for tool use only and even if they didn't invent it, it's appeared on a lot of new bikes since. And yes topeak has been making these products for years to mount onto a bottle cage for years so the only new thing here is the direct mount from topeak
  • 1 0
 The forbidden druid is a cool bike but you're wrong about them inventing mounts on the underside of the top tube. Companies started cramming more and more mounting points into weird locations at various points in history. Most recently it is because hydration packs fell out of fashion while big travel full suspension bikes came into fashion. Limited space within the front triangle made designers get creative. Forbidden is one of many companies putting limited space to good use.
  • 1 0
 Can they please hire a product designer to sit with their engineers. So FUGLY!
  • 2 1
 Everyone trying to catch up to Specialized. Say what you will but they have been on point with in/ on frame storage.
  • 1 0
 Finally some use for those water bottle cages on Pivot bikes that don't actually fit a water bottle!
  • 1 0
 If it goes on a bottle mount you were not using for water doesn't an empty water bottle replace all these tool holders?
  • 2 0
 I didn't realize Pivot was spelled T-O-P-E-A-K
  • 2 0
 Where does the dentist tools go?
  • 1 0
 I wish my Firebird 29 had this capabilityFrown
  • 27 0
 It does if you own a drill.
  • 1 0
 I have drilled some carbon in my time.
  • 1 0
 @JohanG: I’ve drilled the holes, what should I do next?
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 Looks like s***. As it is it's probably very cool for those types that like to put a rear fender on their 170mm travel (electric) full sus....
  • 1 0
 wondering if I can mount one on my SJ EVO with some 3M tape....
  • 1 0
 Doesn't the EVO come with down tube storage? Even without that the SWAT CC head tube option is way better.
  • 1 0
 Ok you have a tool mount. What about a tube and tire lever?
  • 1 0
 On my Remedy that has holes just like the pivot- I have a wolftooth strap mounted to the holes then a Topeak Ninja Mountainbox which mounts the same way. The mount would be great. Which is a great size and I carry a crankbros multitool, park boots, a stans dart kit, and a co2 cartridge. It's incredibly convenient. I think Pivot showed the wrong tool set to show what their new device can hold
  • 2 0
 LAME
  • 2 0
 It's April again?
  • 1 0
 what kind of SWAT is this one ?
  • 1 0
 What’s a “chain hook” for, again?
  • 1 0
 made this out of go pro parts last year.
  • 1 1
 I know let's all buy lightweight carbon super bikes then stick shit all over them, Jesus Christ
  • 1 0
 I don't give a shit how my mates carry their tools.
  • 1 1
 Your mates have tools HAHA! My mate has a box, she carries she my tools!!
  • 1 0
 That’s the SWiTCHBLADE all day and not the DH bike
  • 1 0
 Yeah, i'll stick with my OneUp
  • 1 0
 What a bunch a
Of duchbags.
Whee you put ya CHAINSAW?
  • 1 0
 Till ya leave ya bike outside the dairy.... nek Minnit!
  • 4 3
 PWAT
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