PRESS RELEASE: Pivot Cycles
The Phoenix Carbon returns. New colours. Same fast. Same strong... Still years ahead of the pack.
There’s fast and then there’s fast – as in jaw-dropping, berm-railing, rock-garden-blasting fast. For 2018 our Phoenix Carbon continues to set the standard as the world’s lightest, strongest, most advanced and flat-out fastest DH bike available. Consider the facts. In 2017 alone our riders piloted the Phoenix onto the podium at the Red Bull Hardline, Fort William, Leogang and Lenzerheide World Cups, plus Crankworx Innsbruck, Les Gets and Whistler.
Pivot Factory Racing is poised to do it all over again and they have the perfect weapon…. and so do everyday gravity fiends looking to up their game between the tape, at the park and on the trail. Since it’s a new year, we’re now also offering the Phoenix in new colours – Aqua Blue with red highlights and Sterling Silver with bold yellow accents.
We can’t promise that the new colours make you any faster – fortunately, the bike already has that handled.
A World Cup-proven gravity machine that weighs less than many all-mountain bikes – that, in a nutshell, is the Phoenix Carbon. We spent years perfecting our proprietary Hollow Core carbon moulding process. We use hard internal forms for both layup and moulding – this gives us precise, even compaction of the carbon layers. No voids. No bondo. No compromises.
What you do get is a stronger, lighter frame that takes a true pounding on the world’s toughest tracks – backed by a 10-year warranty. You’re cleared to go big.
Truly Progressive Geometry
The Phoenix was doing the “long, low and slack” thing long before it became a buzz phrase. Here’s what it actually means. Ultra short (440 millimeter) chainstays make the bike easy to whip through corners, while a longer front centre and slack head angle add high-speed stability.
Since every size Phoenix Carbon frame has the same head and seat-tube lengths—you just pick the reach that fits your riding style. If you’re looking for a racecourse missile, run a larger size to get a longer top tube and roomier race stance. Want a shorter, more playful fit for bike park riding? Go down a size for a bike that handles the park with style.
Unrivaled Rear Suspension
No other DH bike can touch the Phoenix Carbon when it comes to transferring your power into speed. Thanks to Dave Weagle’s dw‐link® the Phoenix Carbon doesn’t squat or bob under pedalling forces; that fact allowed us to lower the Phoenix’s bottom bracket and slacken its head angle. End result? You get absolute control in the most technical sections and precise handling on the fast, wide-open sections of the course.
Fast Made Pretty
Two new colors. Same World Cup-proven performance.