Pivot Release Updated Shuttle eMTB with EP8 Motor

Dec 10, 2020
by Daniel Sapp  

PRESS RELEASE: Pivot Cycles

Pivot have announced the release of their redesigned and updated Shuttle eMTB. The bike has more power and range than the previous shuttle. It uses Shimano's EP8 motor and a 726 watt/hour battery in a full-carbon frame.

The new EP8 motor is lighter, quieter, and more powerful than its predecessor. It complements the Shuttle's progressive geometry, capable suspension, and aesthetics. The dw-link suspension and metric sized Fox DPX2 shock provide 140mm of suspension which is paired with a 160mm travel Fox 38 fork.


bigquotesWith the new Shuttle, we build on our vision of making an insanely capable all-mountain bike that cleanly incorporates electric-assist. With more aggressive geometry, a super-refined integrated design, and a big increase in suspension performance matched to a perfectly tuned dw-link design, the new Shuttle is an incredibly fun bike even without mentioning that it’s pedal assist. Add the superior performance of Shimano’s new EP8 system and the bike’s incredible range and you get a whole new level of eMTB experience.Chris Cocalis, Founder of Pivot Cycles


Shimano's EP8 motor is at the heart of the new bike. With its now smoother assist ratio algorithms and smooth power level transitions, it helps riders manage more technical terrain. Coupled to a 726 watt/hour battery, riders can take advantage of additional performance to ride farther and explore deeper. With one bar left, charge time is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours and up to five hours for a dead battery. Pivot's in-house testing claims that an average rider using a combination of all three assist modes can easily ride up to 4 hours on a single battery charge.

The new drive unit is 380 grams lighter and more compact than its predecessor thanks to a new magnesium case. With 85 NM of controllable torque, EP8 is 21% more powerful than before. Refined software with a newly optimized Trail mode features smarter assist ratio algorithms, creating fluid-smooth power level transitions on even the steepest, most technical trails.

The bike comes standard with a 726 W/hr battery but also has a 635 and 508 W/hr. option. The battery is removable with a two-bolt system.

Riders between 5'3" and 6'7" can be accommodated with Pivot's sizing.


Pricing, Specifications, and Availability: The new Shuttle will be available in Treeline Green with orange accents. The Shuttle is available as a complete bike in our Team XTR build configuration priced at a $10,999 USD MSRP. The Shuttle is available now, in all sizes, at key Pivot dealers worldwide.




For more information visit: www.pivotcycles.com





212 Comments

  • 282 0
 still looks like it's due to be calving in 3 weeks
  • 113 0
 It's so that when you ride up behind slower riders you can ask them to Mooooooo-ve out of the way.
*tumbleweed*
I'll get my coat.
  • 7 0
 Eels...many many eels...
  • 67 3
 Look at Commencal for how to do it without looking stupid Pivot...

www.pinkbike.com/photo/17379774
  • 12 0
 @bigtim: I'll get my goat
  • 11 0
 @landscapeben: That does look A LOT better.
  • 2 1
 The way it tapers wider towards the bb is a different look, but it doesn't have quite the motor bulge that some e bikes have.
  • 2 9
flag landscapeben (Dec 10, 2020 at 5:30) (Below Threshold)
 @CustardCountry: True story, though I'd plump for the Commencal over the Marin any day. Marin used to be awesome back in the late 90's but they've been off their game and playing catch up for a while now.
  • 4 1
 @landscapeben: Nah, this, if it ever gets made: forestal.com/en/products/siryon
  • 14 1
 @landscapeben: have you seen their recent bikes, rift zone, alpine trail, new ebike etc, they are 100% back in the game with great geometry and price points
  • 10 0
 @landscapeben: No, I'm pretty sure Pivot did this without looking.
  • 2 0
 @wobbem: Yep that sure looks good!
  • 1 2
 @sewer-rat: Yeah, I've seen and they're doing well now, but they still aren't at the top of the game like they used to be.
  • 5 0
 Looks like a former high school football star, gone to seed. (and yes, I can hear Bruce singing "Glory Days" in the background...)
  • 5 3
 @landscapeben: and half the price with better geometry, pivot is a company i think is so far off the mark. yeah they have a few good pros but they could ride anything. people get caught up in their hype and i truly thinkmost people who buy their bikes dont really ride them.
  • 15 0
 You know it's fat when it makes a Fox 38 look like a toothpick.
  • 6 0
 Lol poor Pivot, 150-plus comments in and I don't think I see a positive one yet (I couldn't think of anything either, sorry...)
  • 3 7
flag stiingya (Dec 10, 2020 at 15:14) (Below Threshold)
 @landscapeben: LOL, and then Commencal puts out an uglier one... Smile Smile Smile

didn't read anything, so maybe it's better? But it's NOT better looking...

www.pinkbike.com/news/new-meta-power-tr--power-to-the-trail-2021.html
  • 6 6
 Pivot- just go ahead and make a car already.
  • 1 0
 i mean, it keeps more weight on the bottom of the bike, which is good.
  • 5 3
 Who the hell thumbed me down? Identify yourself!
  • 88 3
 Is no one else worried at how quickly the technology is improving, making the older models obsolete? What do they do with old worn out ebikes and batteries? Its not uncommon to see someone on a 50 year old (acoustic) bike pedalling round your town, but in 50 years will any of these top spec ebikes still be alive? Asking for a friend
  • 64 2
 Agreed! These bikes have a huge carbon footprint and short lifespan. I'm not against e-Bikes but I'm really against irresponsable R&D led by clueless marketing.
  • 17 4
 The same thing one does with an old trail or enduro bike. It hangs in a garage or given to someone just getting into the sport.
  • 4 1
 And here's me thinking that mindless indifference to the future because I've paid for the past and I'm too old to be pedalling uphill like I used to was my [insert preferred deity here]-given right and that's all there is to say about it...
  • 5 0
 The Shimano EP8 bolts to the same mounts as the older motor, so you can upgrade. Well, on most bikes, I suspect enclosing the motor the way Pivot has will rule that out in future.
  • 30 17
 Add em to the pile of old solar panels that people buy thinking they are saving the planet
  • 5 0
 @BigballmcCall: There are no spare parts for most motors and the batteries are dongled. If motor or battery is dead after 10 years you probably won't be able to fix it. So you could use it for flat terrain or shuttle runs/lift assisted riding.
  • 5 1
 @honourablegeorge: You can't upgade because the motor won't be sold seperately. You could buy the e8000 in tiny amoutns in some shop for like 800€ but that's about it.
  • 15 4
 @ihatetomatoes: We got it, Canada is not at the spearfront of reneawble energy, wo why would you know better. Solar Panels have a life expetancy for up to 30-40 years.
  • 4 0
 @BenDonoghuePhotography Acoustic bikes!? Ahahaha.. Thank you for this one Big Grin
  • 12 10
 And now the battle of environmental virtue signaling vs inclusivity virtue signaling. And the winner will be the guy who says you are a loser for not liking how much fun ebikes are.
  • 2 0
 @honourablegeorge: That would only work with e 8000 as e6000 has different mount & if you could get motors on their own, which you currently can not?
  • 4 2
 Sure. The motor unit is removable, and newer ones can be mounted in the same spot. Even if the new units have different design, there will be a company that will make adapting plates. Battery is quite universal too, while the eletronics are quite simple to remove. Just the cables inside will be a pain to remove and add new ones, but hey, internal cable routing is a pain either.
  • 4 7
 @ricardosafreire: I'm afraid to tell you that e-bikes carbon footprint was calculated. And for a comuter e-bike, the carbon footprint is less than a normal bike because of the extra food you have to eat.

wsd-pfb-sparkinfluence.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2019/05/E-bike-Potential-Paper-05_15_19-Final.pdf
  • 12 4
 How is this any different than literally any other tech? New, better products get developed, older products become obsolete. If the older products are built well, you keep using them, if not, they end up in the landfill/recycling center. Why focus exclusively on worn out ebikes? How many 10 year old non-ebikes are we seeing on the trails, let's be honest?

But let's assume a typical battery lasts 1,000 charging cycles and you're getting about 30 miles per charge. That's 30,000 miles. Should be a solid 10 years for all but the most committed mountain biker.
  • 3 1
 If it's replacing a CAR, or a lot of car miles...
  • 1 0
 @Notmeatall: Could you please indicate where I can find this point in the article?
  • 6 0
 If you think regular bikes change fast, hold on to your hat e-bikes are just getting started.
And to answer your question do you still use a 5 year old computer, they and their batteries go who knows where but doubt 10% get recycled.

Most consumer stuff the same, that's the beauty of bikes so simple they can last forever.
  • 6 0
 Maybe there is room for someone to make a bottom bracket conversion that bolts in place of the motor and turns it into a regular bike. Strip off the motor, battery and wires, recycle it all, and you still have a bike that can be ridden around. Sure it is ugly and heavy but think of all the snacks you could store where the battery was!
  • 4 1
 @rickybobby18: If it's replacing a car, you just pop in a new battery and keep grinding. While also reducing your carbon footprint by a huge amount.
  • 1 0
 @honourablegeorge: I'm pretty sure the motor is removable on the Pivot too. I found some other pictures on vital and it looks like the lower part of the frame the wraps around the motor comes off allowing you to have access to the motor. It looks like it's there to protect it.
  • 4 0
 @aug7hallak: Here's another article that talks about the carbon footprint of the different modes of transport. It also concludes that e-bikes are the most environmentally friendly for commuting: www.bikeradar.com/features/long-reads/cycling-environmental-impact
  • 5 1
 @Notmeatall: That is really interesting! Thanks for sharing. But this study takes in consideration e-bikes for a commuting share system. One bike has several users and the CO2 footprint their food is divided among them. E-mtbs are in most cases consumer products with a single owner. It may be sold down the roade but i doesn't change the fact that the batteries and motor will depreciate. Even if they are exchangeable they will still need to manufactured or refurbished.
  • 10 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: Come on, 98% of ebikes are still driven to the trailhead like the majority of mountain bikes...
  • 6 0
 @johnnyo5: But this is not a commuter ebike
  • 1 0
 @Notmeatall: I suppose people could further reduce their carbon footprint by not exercising altogether.
  • 1 0
 @shakabro: You could do the same by not breathing. But hey, eachother to their choices.
  • 1 0
 @ricardosafreire: I agree with you in everything. The big problem is that the notion of individual carbon emission was created by a series of big north american corporations to change the problem from their corporations to the individuals.

Now we are way deep in to this concept. Anyways, we should choose brands that are better to the enviroment than regulate the individual carbon footprint, In my opinion, we can reduce the amount poluted simply by choosing the right brand, the right entrepreneur, instead of blaming someone that wanted an electric bike.

Also: The motor I think is developed to 95+ % of efficiency. The controller will certainly be upgraded and batteries too. Batteries are easy to swap, and the controller will depend on cables and sensors. Very very easy in my opinion, regarding the complexity involved in designing and producing.
  • 4 0
 @ihatetomatoes: Yeah! Give us our coal burning powerplants back. The sun is a hoax.
  • 3 1
 Asking questions like that is not how a good consumer is supposed to act. Shut up, spend your $, and repeat next year.
  • 4 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: Sorry to piss on your fireworks but i have had my Trek powerfly for 3yrs 8mths and about 7000 miles ,when new i could get approx 25 miles(500w battery) now i struggle to get 16/17 miles and approx 3000ft of climbing around the surrey hills, i have loved every moment riding the Trek and have now bought a Whyte 29er E-bike which i like even more. I could list all my reasons for riding E-bikes but i won't because it's nobodies business but mine.
  • 4 1
 The batteries can always be refurbished, no one uses proprietary cells. Even if that battery model is not for sale in the future there will be someone around to repair it, because it's not complicated. The battery refurb business for older hybrids is booming.
  • 5 2
 This has got to be the saddest thing about ebikes. The grin factor is balanced out with a huge amount of trash, worn parts, dead batteries, dead motors and for sure in a few years dead bikes. Working in the industrie it kills me to see and even more when i pedal round my ancient road bike knowing its the last of its kind, but maybe we are too ??
  • 1 0
 @ricardosafreire: how many shuttle laps do you have to skip, or motor vehicle trips around town do you have to skip, to come out on top in terms of CO2 footprint?
  • 3 3
 All ebikes come with information about how to recycle the battery. Its not a big deal.
  • 1 0
 @shakabro: if we keep the pace this may happen sooner then we think.
  • 1 0
 @ianmp: Also not currently not able for robots to take that job, will defiantly be a growth market for refurbished batteries rather than £700 for replacement?
  • 1 0
 @slayerdegnar: Wut? Somehow Shimano is never listed when I visit some refurbisher sites.
  • 2 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: Tech is not different. In the end it's just more trash and co2 that pollutes our environment and recycling is mostly a scam. Also battery degradation is not as advertised. Some batteries drop to 80% battery health after 20 cycles.
  • 1 0
 @wibblywobbly: you should see Trek's new catalog/periodicals lol. all climate change and exlcusively 'inclusive' models used.
  • 1 0
 @tabletop84: Well their could be a reason for that, but know that shimano batteries have 2 voltages?
  • 31 1
 Damn that's a chunky downtube
  • 11 0
 Maybe that's where the put the water bottle.
  • 15 0
 @R-M-R: Water bottle? For how big and expensive it is it better be inframe storage lined with alcantara!
  • 13 0
 I believe that bike may be pregnant....
  • 14 0
 "It complements the Shuttle's progressive geometry, capable suspension, and aesthetics."
Turns out a beer belly is 'Progressive'. Awesome, I'll have a pint please.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: Your round...
  • 3 0
 It's kinda weird though. I think it's kinda enhanced by the weird curve linkage shape. if you block out that one part with the tip of your finger it's a great-looking bike and quite slim bike. But somehow the way that curve makes the overall shape flow totally bloats and ruins it. hmm.
  • 4 0
 @silentbutdeadly: am i perganate?
  • 9 0
 Kids these days use the word "Thick"
  • 1 0
 @tealdub: I don't know...
  • 10 0
 @mr-fabio: I believe they spell it "Thicc"
  • 1 0
 No in-frame storage?
  • 2 0
 @Tinshield: Of course there is. Battery storage, that is. :-)
  • 2 1
 @mr-fabio: you mean "thicc" lol. Kids these days.
  • 5 0
 I get it - the pivot shuttle, jump in, put you're bike inside the down tube and shuttle up with you're mates. There's room for a few bikes and riders in the belly.
  • 28 1
 someone took it out too soon from the oven, my godness thats hideous
  • 4 0
 He took....it out
  • 23 1
 I like that the 11000 dollar "xtr" ebike comes with an xt cassette, chain, rotors, and alloy wheels. If you're going to make a really expensive top end ebike why not add an extra 1000 or 2000 and make it actually top end? Could add nicer cranks too, though Shimano doesn't make those.
  • 17 0
 Isn't that what Pivot does with every model...every year. I'm waiting on the new Trail429 GX complete with GX chain and SX gruppo.
  • 3 0
 Or how if you want a frame, you have to buy a crank, so they can skin you for another couple hundred markup.
  • 17 0
 It's ugly and nickling and diming on parts. What's with this half-assed spec sheet? XT cranks, rotors, chain, and cassette? DT Swiss wheelset that's not even on their website? On an $11000 'XTR' bike? People give Yeti a lot of shit for their spec, but when you pay Yeti prices for a specific trim, you get all parts in that groupset. Not this Pivot cherry picking bullshit.
  • 3 7
flag needmoregears (Dec 10, 2020 at 7:42) (Below Threshold)
 Just an FYI, There is no such thing as an XTR e-bike crank. And the XT cassette will last WAY longer than an XTR cassette on an e-bike.
  • 14 0
 @needmoregears: then call it an XT. Or better yet - don't use a naming convention tied to groupset. Call it the shuttle 1, shuttle 2, shuttle 3, or whatever.

Pivot is [very clearly] putting a marketing spin on their naming conventions. ....which works fine for any given market at large, but is not appreciated by people in the know. The people who know what's up lose respect for that bullshit.
  • 3 0
 13/10 roast
  • 20 1
 Who the hell wants a downtube that looks like that?
I don't care if it's function over form. Awful.
  • 12 0
 I live in Phoenix Arizona and ride at South Mountain. I love Chris Cocalis and Pivot Cycles. But this is the most expensive and worst ebike that I've ever ridden. I was really hoping that they would make an electric Firebird 29 this year and they didn't. I really wanted to buy a bike from them because I believe their quality is excellent but I can't when I can get a vastly superior bike for half the price. YT Decoy. Commencal Meta Power 29. Norco Sight VLT. Just one man's opinion but I hope this is a constructive comment for their R &D team.
  • 2 1
 The riders that can afford this won't see any of those models on the showroom floor of the upscale shop that they frequent. I guess there's a market for this hideous bike. There must be to justify the cost of the molds. And damn, I'm finally warming up to Commencal with their latest crop of bikes. I'm still far out from 'needing' and ebike, but theirs looks tops right now.
  • 12 0
 This is hideous. Pivot and Intense should look in the mirror and realize their e-bikes are ugly pieces of shit, especially when compared to the competition like the Turbo Levo.
  • 11 1
 $10,999 plus tax. And financing is still not readily available in the MTB industry! A few companies (YT, Evil) offer outside financing but that's still not an easy process. Who's got 11 g's sitting around for this humback chub?? Get outta here
  • 36 1
 Who the hell is financing a bicycle? If you’re even considering this you deserve to be poor.
  • 3 0
 @mrosie: who wouldn’t want to finance something that there’s a good chance of ploughing into a tree?! “Does sir want the damage insurance and excess waiver added on to his finance? No it doesn’t cover theft away from the home”
  • 3 0
 Orthodontist Periodontist Endodontist . . .
  • 5 0
 @mashrv1: MX bikes are financed all the time.
  • 17 4
 @Tormy: Just because people do it all the time doesn’t make it any less stupid. Buying leisure items you can’t afford to pay cash for is foolish.
  • 11 0
 @mrosie: Depends on your age a little bit. If a 19 year old wants to buy a bike and pay it off over 12 months I wouldn't hate that, provided it was low interest. Making all the payments would build some credit history and it makes it more affordable for somebody that age to get something decent.

The rational adult in me says you shouldn't spend a significant amount of your annual income on a bicycle that depreciates rapidly. If you can't afford to pay cash for it you probably shouldn't get it. The kid in me though says buy the damn bike. We're not here for that long, might as well hit some sweet jumps.
  • 3 2
 @mrosie: I financed all of my bikes with 0% interest. It’s a fantastic way to do it and saves you from pulling massive amount of cash out .

You always should put down as little as possible in my opinion. It’s easier to pay 100 dollars a month (or whatever it is) than it is to save up 10k dollars again.

Same thing with cars, you put as little down as you possibly can because you never get that money back
  • 4 0
 @mrosie: this is the American way, though
  • 2 0
 @tom666: not sure what the laws for interest are over there, here they are not protecting the consumer. One example being Affirm, financing bikes at 10-30% interest rates!! If you buy a bike paying that kind of interest you are a fool.
  • 1 2
 @Solorider13: If you finance something with 0% interest that only means that the seller has to finance your finance "deal". That also means that the price of the 0%-finance item (bike, car, whatever) is higher than it could have been had you paid cash, aka *money that you never get back*. Just sayin'
  • 3 2
 @mrosie: you’re aware money is cheap yes?

Anyone paying cash for stuff that can be financed at 2-3% is likely poor as they are also likely unintelligent.

Financing things doesn’t have to mean you can’t pay cash for them.

And if you’re a young guy and want your dream bike, who cares...I say yolo. It isn’t going to bankrupt you if you have a job. Life is too short.
  • 4 0
 @nvranka: if you can beat the interest rate of the loan with your investment(s) over the term of the loan, then sure finance something you could pay cash for.
  • 9 0
 @nvranka: The problem is, regardless of interest rate, financing pushes most people to spend way more money than they would have if they had to pay cash. If you’re the exception to this, that’s great, but you know what I’m saying is true for the majority of people.

Paying cash is just a good practice to keep you from over-extending yourself financially.

Don’t learn this lesson the way I had to, clawing my way out of debt in my thirties because I spent on credit like an idiot in my twenties (mostly low interest, btw). I’m finally debt free (besides my mortgage) and it’s amazing how quickly I can save now that I have no monthly debt obligations. Just some food for thought but it’s a free country. Yolo and deal with the consequences later.
  • 2 0
 @mi-bike: that’s not true all the time, both of my bikes were on sale for less than they would have sold had I bought them anywhere else. Usually (it seems) the finance company bets on you not paying it off in time and paying deferred interest.
  • 1 0
 @mrosie: I’m not saying buy recklessly, Snd you definitely have a point . What I’m saying is that financing expensive things isn’t the devil it’s made out to be if you do it with intent and smart(ly?) .

I think if you know your financial situation and do the math to pay it off before deferred interest , and you can afford that payment it is a no brainer . They are literally loaning you money for nothing and you don’t have to pull a massive amount of cash out.
  • 1 0
 @DHhack: 10-30% Interest is a joke. Here lots of the big online shops will offer 0% finance. If they didn't offer that you could apply for a loan from your bank (you can actually do it online) and you'd get a sub 5% interest loan for a bike no problem - so long as you don't have bad credit history.
  • 1 0
 @Solorider13: True, true.

And if you take the money you would’ve spent and put it in some type of interest bearing account that’s even better!
  • 2 0
 @tom666: I don’t disagree and the same options might exist here, I wouldn’t know. If I don’t have the cash I don’t buy it. End of the day, it’s a toy. Don’t finance toys.
  • 8 0
 Shimano slimmed their motor, but Pivot added an extra double layer of chunk.
  • 9 1
 Shuttle Bike... 140mm of rear travel... Come on, stopped reading right there.
  • 9 1
 This. No E bike should have less than 150mm, ever. Weight and efficiency and distant considerations
  • 3 0
 @tcmtnbikr: I mean while I'm inclined to agree with you(i like my ebikes big and squishy), I can see why someone may spring for a 120-130mm full sus ebike. But none of any of the bikes you, I, or this artcicle just mentioned should be even close to what is described as a shuttle bike... Cause the way I'm reading it, 140mm on a normal bike = downcountry/trail, but 140mm on an ebike = bad ass brappy shred wagon? These words are literally to the point they mean nothing.
  • 6 0
 Even dirt bikes from the beginning of the moto in the 70s looked cool. So why is it taking so long for bike companies to hide the battery?
  • 6 0
 Ah yes, the pivot "XTR" spec. With the most expensive bits downgraded to XT, while still demanding a premium price tag for the bike.
  • 3 0
 Something else interesting I noticed is the charge time, if you leave one bar left you half the charge time. The odd thing is is lithium ion batteries charge fastest from drained and slow down as they approach 100 percent. I wonder why it's different here. I'm not an expert in electricals, perhaps someone could explain.
  • 2 0
 Where do you get that from? Lithium batteries don't like being fully discharged, a lot of power tool manufacturers have them cut off around 40% charge to protect the cells.
  • 7 0
 From the standpoint of the battery (not the battery charger), here's what I know: the reason lithium batteries are slow in the last 10% is because the cells need to trickle charge each-other at the end. The parallel cells give the capacity and the series cells give the voltage, right? Let's call each chunk of parallel cells a brick. So when you charge a battery, a battery monitoring board notices when the first cell reaches its max voltage. You don't want to overcharge any of the cells after all. That would cause the ions to crystallize on the electrodes, reducing the cell's ability to quickly send energy (like clogging a screen). So in order to get the other cells topped off, the full cell in a brick is connected to the other cells in that brick and trickles off its excess juice till the other cells are balanced out. Then more power is given from the charger to all, and the first cell gets full again, and then it trickles off some more, and so on and so forth.

I suspect the issue when a battery completely dies is that the cell's imbalance becomes even more exacerbated, and it takes longer to get them all evened out.
  • 7 0
 its pregnant..
  • 2 0
 Just fat
  • 1 0
 @karoliusz: shoot, so no hope :-)
  • 6 0
 Holy slack STA! Why didn't they update the geo?
  • 5 3
 With e-assist, the feel of lounging on a plush reclining chair is more optimal? That's my theory.
  • 3 0
 @shapethings: surely with the extra power of an ebike you really want to be centered on the bike when climbing? Going to be doing wheelies up every climb
  • 5 0
 I pity the 6'7" rider who is being "accommodated" by the 485 reach on the XL.
  • 1 0
 An ebike is made for climbing and they couldn't even get the seat angle right! It should be 78-80º not 74º!
  • 1 0
 @honourablegeorge: Ridiculous. They screwed up their DH bike sizing too!
  • 2 0
 Also, all this redesign and you can't fit a bottle cage? Pivot knows this is a desire of riders, heck Cocalis even acknowledged it during the Switchblade launch. Ah well. I'm sure it will sell. Lot's of YOLO going on at the moment and people want their stuff.
  • 6 0
 Kill it before it lays eggs.
  • 3 0
 How is it that they can produce one of the best bikes of 2020, SWITCHBLADE, and then produce this pot bellied pig Cocalis needs to stop believing his own hype and take a look around at what an e-bike could look like.
  • 4 0
 In a decades time when we’re all forced to buy an mtb with some kind of motor on it this bike is gonna be funny af
  • 4 0
 Would one rather have an old Shimano motor without the rattle, or the new, more powerful and smaller Shimano motor with it?
  • 5 0
 For when your beer belly needs to match your bike...
  • 1 0
 I applaud the custom battery, 726wh is very nice and would give great range. Unfortunately the geometry on this minus the head tube angle is outdated as is the super long seat tube. I suppose they are marketing it towards just an aging trail rider not the athlete who uses it for gravity training, that's the only explanation for 140mm travel, Fox 36 vs 38, outdated geo etc. Pivot take a lesson from Santa Cruz or Commencal, etc.
  • 2 1
 I'd take a light bike with 1/2 the power over one of these pigs any day. Why are companies so obsessed with making heavy ebikes with massive amounts of batteries and motors so powerful we don't need to pedal? They need to make light ones that have nothing more than ECO mode if they want to attract more existing mountain biking audience and thus make them more mainstream in N. America. These heavy bikes aren't going to win over existing riders.
  • 2 1
 Yes it’s chunky. Also for the publicist, Watts/hour isn’t a measurement of energy storage, it’s a measure of how much power delivery changes. Like acceleration but for watts as opposed to meters. Watts themselves are actually just a unit representing joules per second.
  • 1 0
 Such a shame that the BB is still so high, which it seems to have inherited when the old bike when from 27.5 to 29" wheels with no frame changes. I was so much hoping that this would have been changed on the new version, but nope Frown
  • 1 0
 How much does it weigh? A lot of brands are trying to trim their bikes weight down to make them more fun and nimble...Spesh and Orbea are in the 36-38# range and some are even lighter! The Shuttle is a PIG at 48#
  • 1 0
 Just built one up and it’s 49.5 lbs Medium
Orbea Rise M10 41lbs Medium
  • 1 1
 The Travis Pastrana Subaru video was so much better than this article. There is really no comparison. It makes no sense to me how they can both be submitted as content to the same place. They need to show the Ace of Spades Brannigan video 5 times in a row to make up for this horror show. At some point, this ebike content will be your legacy as a journalist.
  • 4 0
 i paid $9999 for a 2019 honda crf 450L.hmmmmm seems a little more legit..
  • 1 0
 What do you get when a Intense Tazer and Pivot shuttle have babies together?
A. Fat good for nothing Ebike rider
B. Your 60 year old mom and stupid stepfather
C. E-tards
D. All Of the above
  • 7 4
 How much is rego and insurance on this motorcycle?
  • 15 16
 Remeber when Pinkbike used to have interesting articles? Not just advertising and promotion? I miss those days.
Maybe put even a quarter of the budget of Pinkbime Academy back into some stuff mountain bikers would actuallybe interested in instead of doubling your advertising/advertorial content and spending it making pseudo-TV shows.
Jason Lucas even said on the last podcast they were partly aiming at a non-mtb specific viewer for the show...
WTF??!! Why ?
  • 10 0
 I dunno...they've done a couple of pretty rad "Shootouts" this year; one was a week ago.

How soon we forget.
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flag ridealltheb1kes (Dec 10, 2020 at 5:32) (Below Threshold)
 PB sucks lately.
  • 9 1
 PB Academy is just one thing they do for the non-mtb specific viewer. The hope there is to turn them into a mtb specific viewer, which grows our sport. The popularity of this site shows that it is resonating with many people. They are doing a great job, imo.
  • 2 0
 Field test, Walk the Talk, Podcasts, product reviews, etc... What are you even talking about?
  • 6 3
 They made it pear-shaped to match its target market.
  • 2 0
 One model. $11k. Maybe that’s a hidden bong in the downtube, because they be smoking something.
  • 1 0
 I get having a flagship model, but I don’t understand why you don’t have the lower tier products to sell enough volume to lower unit costs on the frames.
  • 3 0
 I have 11k reasons not to get this bike.
  • 2 0
 Can we get some weight included on ebikes? Seems like this should be a standard spec to provide..
  • 1 0
 There are so many cool bikes on the market at present , one has to wonder if some of these companies will fold due to the massive competition .
  • 1 0
 I'll keep the $11,000 I don't have, one damn ugly bike there, wouldn't pay $11,000 for that but would by me 2 dirt bikes for that price if I had $11,000 to blow.
  • 2 0
 My first real car was bough for 10k lasted 11 years w/230k miles. I'm just here for the comments.
  • 2 0
 A 36 on a shuttle e bike? What?

38 170/180mm feels appropriate for a shuttle E.
  • 1 0
 Not with a 140mm rear travel. It will ruin the (outdated) geo.
  • 2 0
 @norfiril: well yeah, 140 rear for a shuttle E is even more stupid haha.
  • 2 0
 Id rather spend the same or even a bit less on a proper motorbike and get and actual gas motor.
  • 1 0
 This is what happens when a company puts a heavy influence on great engineering and forgets to hire designers. Say what you will, looks are important.
  • 1 0
 If Pivot is smart they will put out an apology ad on Pinkbike, pull the bike from their site and fire their e-mtb R&D team.
  • 1 0
 Edit: I just went to their website, its their front page... one model available for 11 grand. Wow what a miss from a great bike company. Hey Pivot. go to Marin's page and see what an Ebike should look like.
  • 2 0
 So this is what happens if you graft a Lahar onto a normal frame
  • 2 0
 Love that colour, looks like my old SX trail
  • 3 1
 Dear god thats one ugly looking motor bike.
  • 1 0
 Where did they get the audacity to name a single crown equipped bike the Shuttle?
  • 1 0
 It looks pregnant. The previous one looks a hell of a lot better since it could almost pass off as a regular mtb.
  • 2 0
 Well at least their other bikes look nice.
  • 3 1
 Yea there’s no way I’d buy that bike. It’s hideous IMO
  • 1 0
 Worse looking than a lot of newer ebikes but still not as ugly as Intense's
  • 4 1
 I just threw up a little
  • 1 0
 I think the unit of measure for battery capacity should be watt*hour, not watt/hour.
  • 1 0
 This was on my list before I opted for the Heckler but they still haven't got a bottle cage and that's a killer for me.
  • 1 0
 At 6’4” I can be pretty sure someone that’s 6’7” isn’t going to like that XL sizing.
  • 1 0
 One more thing...is this why the down tube is square now on the new S.B? Asking for a friend.
  • 1 0
 I think the idea here is to make the rider look slimmer. That bike hit every branch of the ugly tree man.
  • 2 0
 I don't find this aesthetically pleasing
  • 2 0
 Ah Pivot still persisting with the "pregnant seahorse" frame design?
  • 1 0
 Lol, came from the commencal comments to here just to read comments again. 10/10 did not disappoint.
  • 1 0
 It's impossible for a brand to release a worse / fugly bike than Santa Cruz Heckler ebike.

Chris Cocalis: Hold my beer
  • 3 0
 Pregnant praying mantis
  • 2 0
 Who need a carbon motorcycle ?
  • 1 0
 Nice touch putting the bike next to a pretty sunset to distract people from how fugly this thing is.
  • 2 0
 It’s husky.
  • 1 0
 What a stark contrast to new gen ebike like Kellys Theos F
  • 1 0
 Such a relief for the Specialized marketing manager.
  • 1 0
 14 build kits on the Mach 6, 1 on the new Shuttle. Adds up
  • 2 0
 This is like fat Thor.
  • 2 1
 $11,000...... This is insane. Where do they come up with this?
  • 2 0
 i'm thinking these recent price hikes are going to backfire soon . The prices for these Super Bikes was already on the border of absurd and now they have gone up even more . some of these companies are going to look pretty stupid when their sales go into the toilet.
  • 1 1
 Finance it. Then when the motor or battery s**ts the bed, call em up..."come get your turd off my lawn"
  • 2 0
 looks like a dam guppy
  • 2 0
 ugly af
  • 1 0
 Call it what you will...but she fugly.
  • 1 0
 Ugh...as is ugly. Marin did it better.
  • 1 0
 Toptube is 64cm?? Wtf!!!
  • 2 1
 Ugh.....
  • 1 0
 Funny - @KK11, I didn't see your comment before making mine. I expect better from Pivot.
  • 3 4
 I have a pivot and live it, would totally buy this.......if I had the money
  • 1 0
 no water bottle?!
  • 2 1
 eww so ugly
  • 3 2
 Looks like a TANK
  • 1 1
 Kinda like it. Big battery=lots of miles
  • 1 0
 Eww. Kill it.
  • 1 1
 Looks like a Tazer
  • 1 1
 Meh!
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