Pivot Introduces the Bernard Kerr Collector's Edition Phoenix 29

Aug 18, 2020
by Pivot Cycles  


Press Release: Pivot

A Decade of Pushing the Limits

The Bernard Kerr Collector’s Edition Phoenix 29 celebrates a decade of DH development. Few riders go bigger or ride harder than Bernard Kerr, with a King of Crankworx title and two Redbull Hardline wins to prove it. This bike is a replica of what Bernard races and wins on. It is a bike born of Bernard's speed, all-out style, and penchant for pushing the limits on a Pivot. Nobody puts equipment to the test like Bernard and the Phoenix 29 is the descendant of his hard-charging style.

The release of the Bernard Kerr Collector’s Edition Phoenix 29 culminates a summer of celebrating the 10th anniversary not only of Bernard’s career with the brand but also the first decade of Pivot Factory Racing. Beginning in June, we shared the inextricably linked stories of Pivot Cycling and Pivot Factory Racing in a three-part video series, “The Caravan Years”, “PFR is Born”, and “10 Years of Factory Racing”.



The Bernard Kerr Collector's Edition Phoenix 29 build highlights include: commemorative 10th anniversary silver paint, Shimano Saint derailleur, shifter and brakes, Reynolds Bernard Kerr Special Edition Blacklabel DH wheels, 30mm rise Renthal Fatbar, Renthal Integra 50mm stem, thin gum DMR Deathgrip flanged grips and a WTB Bernard Kerr Team High Tail saddle. The Bernard Kerr Collector’s Edition Phoenix 29 will be available in one build and as a complete bike only with a retail price of $9,199 USD. Only 30 of these exclusive Collector’s Edition bikes will be offered.



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More info: Pivotcycles.com


70 Comments

  • 34 4
 Dear Pivot Cycles. Would you mind sending me one of these to evaluate? I've heard they're real beauts. I promise to ride it gently and send it back to you as soon as I can. Yours truly, SD.
  • 2 0
 I hope this works out for you mate, I wanna know how it goes inflating these new stemless Reynolds rims!
  • 1 0
 @nation: what are these stemless rims you speak of?
  • 2 0
 @SoddenDeath: unless I'm blind which is very possible, I can't find a valve stem anywhere on those wheels. Super secret tech I'm sure lol
  • 1 0
 @nation: they are missing in the first pic but there in the last pic. What sorcery is this! Some magic valve steams that teleport into existence when you need to fill your tire!?! I can't keep up with bike tech anymore.
  • 1 0
 @freestyIAM: it’s a new standard
  • 25 1
 Doesn't have 3 wheels and come in Reliant Robin Red, can't truly be the Bernard Kerr edition.
  • 29 9
 I see a future where twenty eight storage spaces with varying standards of lighting and dust control are found with a brand new unridden bicycle, named for a bloke who's achievements, sadly, few really remember without referring to Wikipedia... despite protests to the contrary. I would prefer if that future contained 30 unrecognisable bicycles that have been heavily beaten on over thousands of hours on trails all round the world while being modified and upgraded many times over...
  • 13 3
 They put his achievements on the frame so nobody needs to google it. Kerr is an absolute badass on a bike, but this seems a little over the top.
  • 6 1
 pivot likes to do special edition bikes.
  • 2 1
 @mtbikemccoy: 100%, waaaaay OTT
  • 20 1
 Kerrlectors edition. I'll see myself out.
  • 9 1
 So white or orange Fox? Very deceiving lol.
  • 11 4
 Should have been able to race Supercross.
  • 3 0
 I need another DH bike like a diabetic needs a soda, but IMHO, the Pivot Phoenix is the best looking full-sus bike made. All the new Santa Crauzes, the YT Izzo, and the Mondraker Super-Foxy are close, but the phoenix burns the others with Hot-Fiyah and rises above. Braaap!
  • 7 1
 That paint scheme is lit
  • 6 1
 mint.
  • 5 1
 Ooooooft ya attractive piece of biking hardware.
  • 5 1
 limited repo collectors edition
  • 2 0
 Imagine take it to the bike park, go in for a burger, come out and just poof gone
  • 5 2
 it says on the frame that he won hardline in 2017 and 2019 when he actually won is 2016 and 2019
  • 2 0
 Have they even sold that many Phoenix 29ers? They look like amazing bikes but I've never seen one outside of the Sea Otter booth.
  • 2 0
 Hm, conscious decision not to use matchmaker shifter/brake combo? Awesome colourway mind, noice!
  • 1 0
 I don’t know what size Kerr’s hands are, but MMX does place the levers in a slightly awkward position if you have big hands.
  • 6 4
 Nope not bothered thanks....
  • 5 4
 Bernards own and the one you can buy off pivot don’t even have the same model of tyre one has assegai the other minion dhf
  • 29 0
 Damn I was gonna get one until your comment alerted me of this atrocity
  • 1 1
 Pretty sure Bernard Kerr runs DHF’s primarily and is why his signature model comes with those.
  • 1 0
 Oh nvm. I misread that. I’m guessing pivot has a deal on a bunch of Assegai’s. Either way, both tires are good.
  • 1 0
 @TannerValhouli: I know right like they could actually try and get some af the parts the same
  • 3 1
 Are these disposable Wheels? Or wyh they don't have valves?
  • 1 0
 Needle fill through the sidewall?
  • 1 0
 Maybe hidden behind the fork and chainstay?
  • 1 1
 Maybe new tech in the pipeline??
  • 2 0
 They better have photoshopped out the valves because if those Maxxis logos aren't aligned there's going to be trouble around here...

[edit] last photo confirms we can all stand down.
  • 3 2
 That's a looker.

Netherlands themed?
  • 1 0
 Boet it’s another older flag Wink jk jk jk... seriously jk
  • 1 0
 It looks white in the main photo, not silver. Also in the video it has a white fork?
  • 1 0
 No it’s actually Edmonton Oilers themed....
  • 2 0
 Collect them all!
  • 3 1
 Just looks fast.
  • 2 0
 I read covid edition.
  • 1 1
 dentist edition
  • 3 2
 But I want a collectors edition Grim Donut instead!
  • 2 0
 Rotten.
  • 1 1
 Wow. Those new Reynolds wheels are valve stem-less Gotta be a PITA trying to get air into those tires
  • 1 0
 Over 9k for a bike with saint group? Really? Can build it cheaper yourself
  • 1 0
 Ironic, they release this on Eddie Masters` birthday....
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