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Pivot Cycles    Mar 28, 2024
Video: Brice Shirbach Explores Costa Rica for 'Und Video: Brice Shirbach Explores Costa Rica for 'Underexposed'
Brice Shirbach rides some of Costa Rica's world-class trails.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 18, 2024
Why Did Bernard Kerr's Prototype Frame Break at Cr Why Did Bernard Kerr's Prototype Frame Break at Crankworx Rotorua?
An epoxy bonding issue appears to be the cause of Bernard's catastrophic frame failure.
Jessie-May Morgan    Mar 6, 2024
Review: The Pivot Shadowcat is Niche & Nimble Review: The Pivot Shadowcat is Niche & Nimble
A capable ducker and diver for riders prepared to put creativity before haste and hauling.
Dario DiGiulio    Feb 6, 2024
First Ride: The 2024 Pivot Switchblade Gets Update First Ride: The 2024 Pivot Switchblade Gets Updated, Not Overhauled
The Switchblade receives geometry updates and a few frame refinements for 2024.
Pivot Cycles    Feb 1, 2024
Pivot Cycles Welcomes Jill Kintner & Bryn Atki Pivot Cycles Welcomes Jill Kintner & Bryn Atkinson
After over a decade on Norco Bicycles, Jill and Bryn are onto a new brand.
Betsy Welch    Dec 18, 2023
Review: The Pivot Mach SL 4 Blends XC Speed & Review: The Pivot Mach SL 4 Blends XC Speed & Comfort
Pivot's XC race machine is more capable (and lighter) than ever.
Brice Shirbach    Nov 2, 2023
Video: Brice Shirbach Explores Charlemont, Massach Video: Brice Shirbach Explores Charlemont, Massachusetts
Brice is back with another episode of 'Underexposed': a self-shot and produced series dedicated to showcasing trail advocacy and stewardship while exploring trails in unfamiliar places.
Pivot Cycles    Oct 24, 2023
Video: Chasing Epic in Norway in 'Sight Unseen' Video: Chasing Epic in Norway in 'Sight Unseen'
This season's Sight Unseen follows Pivot athlete Brice Shirbach as he discovers new trails and cultures in Norway.
Pivot Cycles    Aug 29, 2023
Pivot Factory Racing Release Limited Edition Fireb Pivot Factory Racing Release Limited Edition Firebird
The limited edition bike comes in white, blue and gold with Reynolds carbon wheels.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 1, 2023
First Ride: Pivot Shuttle AM eMTB First Ride: Pivot Shuttle AM eMTB
The new Shuttle has 29" wheels, a Bosch motor, and 148mm of rear travel.
Leatt .com    Aug 1, 2023
Video: 'At Home with Bernard Kerr' is Exactly That Video: 'At Home with Bernard Kerr' is Exactly That
How did he go from traveling in a van with friends, to having one of the sickest set ups on the UCI MTB Word Cup circuit?
Henry Quinney    Jun 27, 2023
Video: 5 High-Performance DH Bikes - 3 Prototypes Video: 5 High-Performance DH Bikes - 3 Prototypes and 2 Custom Frames
We see the latest bikes of the fastest downhill riders in the world... plus several inventive ways to hide suspension linkages.
Brice Shirbach    Jun 24, 2023
Video: 'Underexposed' Explores Undiscovered Gunnis Video: 'Underexposed' Explores Undiscovered Gunnison, Colorado
A self-shot and produced series dedicated to showcasing trail advocacy and stewardship.
Matt Beer    Jun 9, 2023
Chris Cocalis Chats About Pivot's Prototype DH Bik Chris Cocalis Chats About Pivot's Prototype DH Bike
The production version will be full carbon, but how good do those lugs look?
Mike Kazimer    Jun 3, 2023
Spotted: Pivot's Lugged Carbon DH Bike Prototype Spotted: Pivot's Lugged Carbon DH Bike Prototype
There's a lot going on here - two chains, lugged carbon, and what looks like a DW6 suspension design.
Dario DiGiulio    May 23, 2023
First Look: Pivot's New Mach 4SL First Look: Pivot's New Mach 4SL
The team at Pivot is touting the whippet as a World Cup bike that can punch above its weight class.
Brice Shirbach    May 1, 2023
Video: Brice Shirbach Explores Unfamiliar Territor Video: Brice Shirbach Explores Unfamiliar Territory in 'Underexposed'
Underexposed is a self-shot series dedicated to stewardship on trails in unfamiliar places.
Mike Levy    Feb 16, 2023
The Pinkbike Podcast: Pivot's Chris Cocalis on Sta The Pinkbike Podcast: Pivot's Chris Cocalis on Starting a Bike Company, US-Made Carbon, & High Prices
Chris also gets into leaving Titus and that the time he wanted to buy an In-N-Out Burger, e-bike sales versus mountain bike sales, and running a bike company during the pandemic. 
Mike Levy    Feb 15, 2023
Inside Pivot's Secret Carbon Fiber R&D Facilit Inside Pivot's Secret Carbon Fiber R&D Facility
Pivot has been quietly building some of the most exotic carbon fiber frames that the world has never seen.
Mike Levy    Feb 2, 2023
Video: Grim Donut Part 3 - We Made It Less Terribl Video: Grim Donut Part 3 - We Made It Less Terrible
The new Donut employs our proprietary Turn Helper Concept, a revolutionary geometry technology that integrates a forward-thinking approach guaranteed to deliver a paradigm-shifting handling experience for the modern mountain biker in the modern world.
Pivot Cycles    Dec 15, 2022
Video: Bernard Kerr's 'A Week in Whistler' Video: Bernard Kerr's 'A Week in Whistler'
Step beyond Bernard Kerr's LSD's for a week at Crankworx Whistler.
Pivot Cycles    Dec 8, 2022
Pivot Factory Racing Signs Jakob Jewett Pivot Factory Racing Signs Jakob Jewett
Jakob joins teammates Ed Masters, Matt Walker, and Morgane Charre.
Matt Beer    Sep 20, 2022
13 Bikes That Could See An Update In 2023 13 Bikes That Could See An Update In 2023
A baker's dozen worth of bikes that could be due for a revision in the next year or so.
Matt Beer    Sep 1, 2022
First Look: Pivot's New Shuttle LT eMTB First Look: Pivot's New Shuttle LT eMTB
The Shuttle LT is a full-powered eMTB with 170mm of travel and a 756 Wh battery.
Matt Beer    Aug 2, 2022
First Look: Pivot's New Shuttle SL is a Flyweight First Look: Pivot's New Shuttle SL is a Flyweight eMTB
The Shuttle SL uses Fazua's Ride 60 motor to help get the weight under 37 pounds.
Sarah Moore    Jun 22, 2022
Pivot Cycles Names Bryan Mason as New President Pivot Cycles Names Bryan Mason as New President
Bryan Mason will transition from Global Sales Manager to the new leadership role.
Pinkbike Originals    Jun 3, 2022
Video: Pro Rider VS Pro Mechanic - Eddie Masters' Video: Pro Rider VS Pro Mechanic - Eddie Masters' Pivot Firebird Bike Check
Who knows more about a race bike, the pro rider who races it all weekend or the pro mechanic who keep its running?
Raphael Auclair    May 11, 2022
Video: 'The Course is Less Hard, Slightly, But Sti Video: 'The Course is Less Hard, Slightly, But Still Fun' - Nove Mesto World Cup XC 2022
Course recon ahead of this weekend's World Cup race in the Czech Republic with the Pivot Cycles - OTE team.
Brice Shirbach    Apr 30, 2022
Video: Finding Flow State in Guatemala Video: Finding Flow State in Guatemala
Brice Shirbach traveled to Central America to meet World Ride founder Julie Cornelius, and ride trails where Guatemalan women are among those building local mountain biking culture.
Samantha Saskia Dugon    Apr 18, 2022
Bike Check: Sam Hodgson's Darkfest Dual Crown Pivo Bike Check: Sam Hodgson's Darkfest Dual Crown Pivot Firebird
For his second visit to Darkfest Sam Hodgson was riding a Pivot Firebird Enduro bike with a dual crown fork.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 29, 2022
Pivot Releases New Les SL Lightweight XC Hardtail Pivot Releases New Les SL Lightweight XC Hardtail
The new Les SL is 300 grams lighter than the previous version.
Ed Spratt    Jan 24, 2022
Round Up: 19 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right No Round Up: 19 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
Fancy a new job where you're most likely to be able to jump out for a ride at lunch or get to geek over bike-related things all day?
Ed Spratt    Nov 5, 2021
Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right No Round Up: 17 Bike Industry Jobs Available Right Now
Fancy a new job where where you're most likely to be able to jump out for a ride at lunch or get to geek over bike-related things all day?
Mike Levy    Oct 8, 2021
Spotted: New Grim Donut Prototype? Spotted: New Grim Donut Prototype?
Does the 'Grim Donut' logo on the top tube mean that this is the new Grim Donut? We can only speculate, but at least it can fit a water bottle.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 10, 2021
First Ride: 2022 Pivot Firebird - Ready to Fly First Ride: 2022 Pivot Firebird - Ready to Fly
The new Firebird underwent the longer and slacker treatment, plus there's now plenty of room for a water bottle.
Brian Park    Apr 1, 2021
[April Fools, Kinda] Pivot Cycles to Produce the G [April Fools, Kinda] Pivot Cycles to Produce the Grim Donut V2
There will be a very limited number of production Grim Donut bikes made available for the public to purchase.
Alicia Leggett    Mar 23, 2021
Pivot Releases New Point Steel DJ Bike Pivot Releases New Point Steel DJ Bike
Pivot claim the Point is built to weather an apocalypse. The steel one-size-fits-most frame sells for $599 USD.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 22, 2021
First Ride: 2021 Pivot Trail 429 First Ride: 2021 Pivot Trail 429
The Trail 429's geometry and suspension layout have been updated for 2021.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 20, 2021
Pivot Launches New Youth Program With Squamish Rip Pivot Launches New Youth Program With Squamish Rippers Dane Jewett and Ryan Griffith
Dane and Ryan will be the first riders in the new PFR Next Gen program, which will give promising young racers opportunities to race at the international level.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 12, 2021
The Stan's-Pivot Pro Team Has Disbanded The Stan's-Pivot Pro Team Has Disbanded
Chloe Woodruff, who started the team in 2015, announced that the time seemed right to move forward to new opportunities.
GrowCyclingFoundation    Dec 14, 2020
Video: Kialani Hines Tells Her Story in 'Validatio Video: Kialani Hines Tells Her Story in 'Validation'
Kialani and Pivot are also giving away a brand new Mach 5.5 Carbon to support the Grow Cycling Foundation.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 10, 2020
Pivot Release Updated Shuttle eMTB with EP8 Motor Pivot Release Updated Shuttle eMTB with EP8 Motor
Pivot's $11,000 eMTB receives updated geometry and a new motor.
Daniel Sapp    Dec 7, 2020
First Look: 2021 Pivot Mach 6 First Look: 2021 Pivot Mach 6
The Mach 6 gets an update, but don't worry, those 27.5" wheels haven't gone anywhere.
Mike Kazimer    Oct 30, 2020
Dangerholm vs. Kapfinger: The World's Finest DH Bi Dangerholm vs. Kapfinger: The World's Finest DH Bike Challenge - Pinkbike Poll
It's Dangerholm vs. Kapfinger in the quest to create the world's finest downhill bike - vote now to decide who wins a one-of-a-kind prize.
Sarah Moore    Oct 29, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 28 - All About Women The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 28 - All About Women's Bikes
We examine the different approaches brands take to women's bikes, as well as interview Kelli from Juliana, Brook from Liv, and Elorie from Pivot.
Pivot Cycles    Sep 29, 2020
Video: Bernard Kerr and Lada the Pup Shred London Video: Bernard Kerr and Lada the Pup Shred London After Lockdown
From inner-city BMX tracks to the Surrey Hills, Kerr shows off the best of London riding.
Pivot Cycles    Sep 23, 2020
Pivot Cycles Races Back to the Podium at Pietra Li Pivot Cycles Races Back to the Podium at Pietra Ligure
Pivot Factory Racing had another stellar weekend in Pietra Ligure that left the team standing on the top step of the overall team competition.
Pivot Cycles    Aug 28, 2020
Video: Ripping Endless Alpine Singletrack in Bould Video: Ripping Endless Alpine Singletrack in Boulder, Colorado
Brice Shirbach shares his passion for blind riding in 'Sight Unseen: Boulder'.
Ed Spratt    Jul 17, 2020
Video: The Birth of Pivot Factory Racing in 'The B Video: The Birth of Pivot Factory Racing in 'The Bernard Kerr Story' Ep. 2
The decade long story of Bernard Kerr and Pivot Cycles resumes with the creation of the Pivot Factory Racing team.
Daniel Sapp    May 18, 2020
First Look: Pivot's Phoenix Dock Tool System First Look: Pivot's Phoenix Dock Tool System
Pivot's new tool solution keeps necessities easily accessible.
Ed Spratt    Apr 28, 2020
Video Round Up: 20 Unconventional Bike Launch Edit Video Round Up: 20 Unconventional Bike Launch Edits
With the new YT Izzo launching with one of the most unique launch videos we have ever seen, we decided to look through the archives and find some other unconventional edits.
Pivot Cycles    Apr 2, 2020
Video: Bernard Kerr Gets Wild on his e-MTB in New Video: Bernard Kerr Gets Wild on his e-MTB in New Zealand
Bernard Kerr reaches new heights on the Dream Track in New Zealand with his e-MTB.
Aidan Oliver    Apr 1, 2020
Bike Check: Matt Walker's Pivot Switchblade 29 Bike Check: Matt Walker's Pivot Switchblade 29
We discovered some more interesting quirks about Matt's bike set up as well as some new Fox parts
Sarah Moore    Feb 4, 2020
Video: Eddie Masters & Matt Walker Evaluate th Video: Eddie Masters & Matt Walker Evaluate the New Pivot Switchblade in 'The Cellar'
In this episode of The Cellar, Eddie Masters and Matt Walker evaluate the new Pivot Switchblade.
Ed Spratt    Jan 30, 2020
14 Bikes From The Core Bike Show 2020 14 Bikes From The Core Bike Show 2020
The builds that caught our eyes while perusing Whittlebury Hall at the Core Show.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 27, 2020
Pivot Factory Racing Signs Morgane Charre Pivot Factory Racing Signs Morgane Charre
The downhill World Champion turned EWS racer is the latest addition to the Pivot ranks.
Sarah Moore    Dec 27, 2019
Ed Masters Hints He's Moving on From Pivot for 202 Ed Masters Hints He's Moving on From Pivot for 2020
It looks like Ed Masters may be moving on after 2 years on Pivot.
James Smurthwaite    Nov 25, 2019
Quiver: The Many Bikes of Bernard Kerr Quiver: The Many Bikes of Bernard Kerr
Take a look at the fleet of training tools that Bernard Kerr uses to get ready for the World Cup DH season and Hardline.
Pivot Cycles    Nov 19, 2019
Video: Bernard Kerr Blows Off Steam on a Limited E Video: Bernard Kerr Blows Off Steam on a Limited Edition Pivot Trail 429 Enduro Build
Bernard Kerr rallying a burlier version of the Pivot Trail 429 aimed at hard-charging customers and based on Pivot staff rides.
Pivot Cycles    Sep 4, 2019
Video: Pivot Cycles Announces New Phoenix 29, then Video: Pivot Cycles Announces New Phoenix 29, then Bernard Kerr, Matt Walker, & Eddie Masters Send It
Pivot says that the lower, more compact 190mm travel design of the dw-link on the new Pivot 29 increases overall stiffness and lowers the center of gravity.
Pivot Cycles    Aug 27, 2019
Pivot Announces New Les SL XC Hardtail Pivot Announces New Les SL XC Hardtail
The LES SL is up to three-quarters of a pound lighter than its predecessor.
chris pilling    Aug 16, 2019
10 Speed and Style Bikes - Crankworx Whistler 2019 10 Speed and Style Bikes - Crankworx Whistler 2019
We caught up with a few of the Crankworx competitors in practice to see what kind of bikes they were running and what they have done to them to help give them an advantage.
Pinkbike Originals    Jul 25, 2019
The Privateer: Visiting Fox Racing & Pivot Cyc The Privateer: Visiting Fox Racing & Pivot Cycles Plus New Bike Day
After a disappointing result at the Sea Otter Classic, Adam takes time out of his busy training schedule to head down to Fox Racing & Pivot Cycles to meet with the brands supporting his journey.
Pivot Cycles    Jul 18, 2019
Video: Bringing Slopestyle to the Trails in 'Wake Video: Bringing Slopestyle to the Trails in 'Wake Up'
When German Pivot Cycles athlete Jonny Kielhorn isn't competing in FMB Gold and Crankworx events, he's out at the bike park or dirt jumps honing his skills.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 7, 2019
Podcast: Behind Enemy Lines - Eddie Masters, Berna Podcast: Behind Enemy Lines - Eddie Masters, Bernard Kerr & Matt Walker Talk Smack & Pick Leogang Winners
Unfiltered DH veterans predict who's going to win this weekend, reveal their worst World Cups, and argue who could win a Supercross race..
Pinkbike Originals    Jun 6, 2019
Video: The Privateer is Back - Off Season Riding w Video: The Privateer is Back - Off Season Riding with Yoann Barelli & Fitness Testing
Adam heads out on a classic winter ride with Yoann Barelli and then visits the gym for baseline fitness testing.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 21, 2018
Field Test: Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom Field Test: Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom
Pinkbike's tech editors choose between the Pivot Firebird, Devinci Spartan, and the Scott Ransom. Which one would you pick?
Paul Aston    Dec 18, 2018
Field Test: Pivot Firebird 29 Field Test: Pivot Firebird 29
The Firebird 29 is built for speed, whether that's in the bike park or between the tape at an enduro race.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 6, 2018
Bike Check: Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix DH - Val Bike Check: Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix DH - Val di Sole World Cup DH 2018
Bernard Kerr is back aboard his 27.5" Pivot Phoenix in Val di Sole. We check out the finer details of his bike with his mechanic Bo MacArthur.
Yaroslav Alpizar    Jun 28, 2018
10 Bikes From The French Enduro National Champions 10 Bikes From The French Enduro National Championships
What were the top French enduro riders on at the Val d'Allos French Enduro Series and National Championships?
Paul Aston    Jun 24, 2018
Bernard Kerr's Winning DS Bike Check - Crankworx L Bernard Kerr's Winning DS Bike Check - Crankworx Les Gets 2018
Kerr took the Dual Slalom win on a 140mm travel, 27.5" wheeled Pivot Mach 5.5.
Mike Levy    Oct 4, 2017
Pivot's New Carbon and Alloy Enduro Bikes - First Pivot's New Carbon and Alloy Enduro Bikes - First Look
Here are all the details on Pivot's new Mach 6 Carbon and Mach 6 Aluminum enduro bikes.
flag Pinkbike Staff    Aug 30, 2017
Pivot's Shuttle eMTB - First Look Pivot's Shuttle eMTB - First Look
A full-carbon contender from Arizona. Pivot founder Chris Cocalis talks eMTB and why their elite-level trail machine is key to their mission.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 29, 2017
Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon - Review Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon - Review
The Phoenix DH is one of the lightest downhill bikes in existence, but how does it ride?
Vernon Felton    May 29, 2017
Pivot Switchblade – Review Pivot Switchblade – Review
Pivot turned heads, on the trail and within the cycling media, last spring when they rolled out the Switchblade—a two-fisted brawler of a bike. Here's our review after a season aboard the bike.
Vernon Felton    Aug 29, 2016
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Review Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Review
Light, burly and capable...the Mach 6 Carbon has a lot going for it. It's also a a bit of a throwback. Is that a good or bad thing? It depends.
Vernon Felton    Aug 18, 2016
Pivot Firebird - Crankworx Whistler 2016 Pivot Firebird - Crankworx Whistler 2016
Pivot has a new bike that they are billing as the "Holy Grail of long-travel bikes". Here's the story behind the new Pivot Firebird.
Vernon Felton    May 27, 2016
Pivot Switchblade - First Look Pivot Switchblade - First Look
Pivot's next-gen trail bike has contemporary geometry, a carbon chassis, and it can run either 27.5+ or 29-inch wheels.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 23, 2015
First Look: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Trail First Look: Pivot Cycles Mach 429 Trail
Pivot has a new carbon fiber trail machine on the way.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 15, 2015
Pivot Mach 4 Carbon - Review Pivot Mach 4 Carbon - Review
PB gives the new carbon fiber version of Pivot's original cross-country trailbike a run for its money.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 11, 2014
Pivot Carbon Phoenix - 33.8 Pound DH Race Bike - S Pivot Carbon Phoenix - 33.8 Pound DH Race Bike - Sea Otter 2014
Pivot Cycles bypasses aluminum and goes straight to carbon fiber for its new World Cup DH contender
Richard Cunningham    Feb 3, 2014
Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Reviewed Pivot Mach 6 Carbon - Reviewed
This could be the closest you can get to the mythical one bike that does everything well.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 29, 2013
Pivot M4X Review Pivot M4X Review
Pivot's M4X is purpose built for four-cross and dual slalom racing.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 16, 2011
Pinkbike Product Picks Pinkbike Product Picks
Pivot Chain guide Adapter • Caffélatex Tubeless Tire Sealant • Jagwire Ripcord Shift-Cable System

Product Picks is a weekly feature that lets you see the latest gear that we're rocking and how it performs.
Richard Cunningham    Dec 1, 2011
Pivot Mach 5.7 Review Pivot Mach 5.7 Review
More travel, more capable and a full pound lighter - Pivot's replacement for its Mach 5 offers all-mountain performance to all-day trail riders.
Sharon Bader    Oct 15, 2010
Pivot Firebird - Reviewed Pivot Firebird - Reviewed
What weighs close to thirty pounds and has 170mm of travel? Inside we take a closer look at Pivot's lightweight and hard hitting Firebird, a bike that is sure to break molds and open people's minds to the possibility of taking their long travel bikes to new places. Inside you can check out all of the details and specs, as well as multiple videos and lots of photos.

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