First Ride: Pivot Shuttle AM eMTB

Jul 31, 2023 at 14:38
by Mike Kazimer  
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The new Shuttle AM is the middle child in Pivot's eMTB lineup, sitting between the more gravity oriented Shuttle LT and the lightweight Shuttle SL. As the all-mountain acronym implies, it's designed to be a well rounded machine, with plenty of power and range thanks to the use of Bosch's Performance CX motor and a 750 Wh battery.

The Shuttle AM rolls on 29” wheels, although it can be run with a 27.5” rear wheel if the flip chip is set in the high position. A dw-link suspension layout delivers 148mm of rear travel that's paired with a 160mm Fox 36 fork.

There are three complete builds available, starting with the Ride SLX / XT model for $8,999, followed by the Pro X0 Transmission for $11,799.
Shuttle AM Details

• Wheel size: 29"
• Carbon frame
• Bosch Performance CX or CX Race motor
• 625 or 750 Wh battery
• 148mm rear travel, 160mm fork
• 64.1° or 64.5° head angle
• 444mm chainstays
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• Claimed weight: 47.9 lb / 21.7 kg (Team build)
• MSRP: $8,999 - $13,999 USD
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The Team XX Transmission sits at the top of the lineup, with a sky high price of $13,999 USD. Part of the reason for the tall price tag is the use of Bosch's CX Race motor, along with SRAM's XX Transmission and DT Swiss carbon wheels.

The Pro and Team models both have 750 Wh batteries, while the Ride has a 625 Wh battery. There's also a 250 Wh range extender battery that will be available in October.

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Flip chips can be used to change the head angle and bottom bracket height.
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The Shuttle AM has 12 x 157mm rear hub spacing.

Frame Details

The look of the new Shuttle AM is much more pleasing to the eye than the previous version. The downtube is no longer reminiscent of a boa constrictor that swallowed a pig, and the shock is now oriented vertically, providing room for a water bottle inside the front triangle. That water bottle mount will come in handy once the range extender battery is available, increasing the AM's range even further. Unlike the Shuttle LT, the main battery on the AM is integrated into the frame, which means that it can't be removed without also unbolting the motor.

Bosch's System Controller is integrated into the top tube, where it displays the battery level and ride mode using different colored LEDs. The mode is selected by a handlebar mounted wireless remote, but if that remote was damaged or ran out of battery pushing the +/- button on the System Controller will also switch between the different modes.

Other details include 12 x 157mm rear hub spacing, guided internal cable routing (that thankfully doesn't go through the headset), and universal derailleur hanger compatibility, which is what allows two of the three builds to run SRAM's T-type wireless electronic drivetrain.

The Shuttle AM uses a 185 x 55mm trunnion mounted shock, and it's compatible with both air and coil shocks.

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The Team model gets Bosch's Race motor, while the Ride and Pro models run on the Performance CX motor.


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Geometry

The Shuttle AM is available in four sizes, S, M, L, XL, with reach numbers ranging from 431mm up to 496mm. The head angle sits at either 64.1-degrees in the low setting, or it can be bumped up to 64.5-degrees by changing the orientation of the flip chips on the seatstays. That change will also increase the bottom bracket height by 5 millimeters.

The seat tube angle is 76.4-degrees in the low setting, which is a little slacker than what's become the norm, giving the Shuttle AM a moderately long effective top tube length. The chainstay length measures 444mm across the full size range. It's interesting to see that the Shuttle AM's head angle is almost identical to the LT, its longer travel sibling. The biggest geometry differentiator between the two is the reach - a size large LT has a reach of 488mm, while a size large AM has a reach of 476mm.

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Build Kits

The build kits look well suited to the AM's all-rounder designation, with a Fox 36 instead of the burlier 38 found on the LT, and a 203mm front rotor instead of a 223. The one spec choice that seems out of place is the EXO+ casing tires. Full power e-bikes deserve thicker casing tires, at the very least in the rear. There's really no downside to beefier tires on a bike like this, especially since there's a motor that makes the weight penalty barely noticeable at all.

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Ride Impressions

I was able to get in two days of riding on the Shuttle AM in Crested Butte, Colorado. The sun was shining, the wildflowers were in full bloom, and other than swarms of pesky black flies trying to ruin the party it was an incredibly scenic spot to get acquainted with the new bike.

I've spent a lot of time on Bosch's Performance motor this year, both the CX and the Race version, so it didn't take any time at all to get used to its functions on the Shuttle AM. The wireless remote is about as easy to use as it gets, and the different lights on the top tube display are very simple to interpret on the fly.

As far as power delivery goes, at the moment the Bosch system is my favorite for full-power e-bikes. The output is smooth and consistent, and it doesn't take a crazy high cadence to settle into the sweet spot. It's a fairly quiet system too; the whir of the motor fades nicely into the background.

The Shuttle AM I was on had the Race motor, which provides extra assistance after a rider stops pedaling when the Race mode is selected. It's not for that long, but it is enough to help propel you up and over an obstacle like a downed log without needing to pedal. One climb in particular had multiple sections with tall moto whoops that were tricky to navigate without smacking pedals on the top of each roller. Race mode made it possible to stop pedaling just before the top of the roller, and rather than getting hung up I could maintain my speed before pedaling again on the backside.

As I've said before, I wouldn't consider Race mode to be a necessity; I'm more than happy with the behavior of the CX motor, but it is an interesting feature to experiment with. The Race motor does add around $1,000 to a bike's retail price – saving 150 grams and gaining more overrun isn't cheap.

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The climbing position of the Shuttle AM was comfortable, although I still wouldn't mind a slightly steeper seat angle. It's close, but a little more forward position would make it easier to stay centered on steep climbs without needing to get up and out of the saddle. Of course, the motor does help shorten the duration of any climb by a significant amount, so the seat angle ends up being less of a concern.

On the descents, the Shuttle AM was easy to get along with, remaining composed even when faced with awkwardly spaced rollers and dozens of tight switchbacks. It's still a nearly 50-pound bike, so there is a noticeable difference in handling compared to a non-motorized bike, or a lightweight eMTB, but it is quite maneuverable at a variety of speeds. The 148mm of travel was well managed, although it was on the firmer side of things, even when running 30% sag. With more time I'd likely try running a little less shock pressure, or possibly going the coil shock route to increase its bump-eating abilities.

The metaphorical fly in the ointment was a noticeable rattling emanating from inside the frame, likely from the dropper post housing, or possibly the dropper itself. Pivot said that it may have been an assembly issue and that it should be corrected for the versions that will be in shops shortly. Here's hoping that's the case, because it'd be pretty frustrating to spend $13,999 on a rattly bike.

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The Shuttle AM is an interesting entry into Pivot's lineup, especially considering the geometry overlap with the Shuttle LT. To me, it seems like it would have been easier if Pivot offered two versions of the same frame, just with different travel amounts and component specs. That would have baked in more versatility, allowing riders to turn their all-mountain bike into more of a DH machine and vice versa. Granted, the fact that the Shuttle LT has a Shimano motor while the AM has a Bosch motor means that's not exactly possible.

At the end of the day, the Shuttle AM hits the do-it-all mark, a solid (albeit expensive) option for riders who aren't necessarily trying to find the gnarliest descents possible, but who still want the benefits of a full powered eMTB equipped with one of the best motors currently on the market.




Photos: Matt Jones / Pivot

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165 Comments
  • 100 15
 Throw away your ebikes (into the sea) there's a new one out!
  • 24 47
flag carlitouk (Aug 1, 2023 at 3:15) (Below Threshold)
 Yay to lithium pollution! OMG, we really don't think these things through...
  • 7 9
 They can't even make it a 150mm lol
  • 8 1
 15,000 USD wit tax and shipping?
  • 12 8
 With the release of the pinion Motor + Gearbox you may as well throw this dinosaur into the sea as well.

Just have the sea can from china "lost at sea" file the insurance claim, and start the design process over....except do it right this time.
  • 18 1
 We must feed the electric eels!
  • 45 6
 Spend an extra grand more for over run, or save a couple grand and buy a dirt bike with unlimited over run…
  • 17 4
 Your not wrong. I just bought 2024 ktm 300xcw, it was under $14,000 out the door.
  • 25 11
 While it’s not a price I’d pay, the frequent comparison to motos isn’t very accurate. Could also buy a nice car for that much $$, but they are different experiences and allowed different places. I have both a moto and ebike, the ebike has much more overlap to what a moto can do than a moto what an ebike can do. If given one for free I’d take an ebike over the moto any day.
  • 17 7
 @Betacygni: "the ebike has much more overlap to what a moto can do than a moto what an ebike can do." LOL. The overlap is the same. It's o.ver.lap.
  • 19 18
 @Betacygni: You should try an actual real Mountain Bike.
  • 5 1
 @mi-bike: i thought the same thing. if you make a venn diagram with two things, the shared area for both items is the exact same.
  • 21 1
 @Three6ty: been riding a real mountain bike for over 30 years and still do. Not sure where the elitism comes from, but I enjoy all 3 modes of recreation. They all differ and are fun in different ways.
  • 14 1
 @mi-bike: Overlap perhaps not the best word, but point being I can ride an ebike on moto trails that are not physically rideable on a regular bike. I cannot however ride my moto on most trails that I can ride a regular bike. Point being the ebike has significantly greater use potential than the moto, and more “value for the dollar” than an equivalent cost moto. Short of very long rides (over 30 miles) there is nothing the moto can do that I can’t do on my ebike. Even where there is true overlap the experiences are different and fun in different ways. They are apples to oranges.
  • 3 0
 @Betacygni: since i have my ebike, my very in shape xcountry friend dont like to ride with as much.... I am out of shape
  • 3 3
 @edless: This is one area i think e-bike advocates are wrong, e-bikes are less of a work out than regular bikes in my experience. The ratio between uphill riding (which can be just as good of exercise as a regular bike) vs downhill changes. For example an hour of riding on the same loop on a regular bike I do approximately 40 minutes of climbing and 20 minutes of descending. On an ebike that ratio flips, more like 40 minutes descending and 20 minutes climbing. If you just care about going downhill it’s a great trade, if you’re into the fitness aspect not so much, as you’re definitely working harder on the ups.
  • 1 0
 @Betacygni: by you analogy, that means a person doing a 12 Ironman is fitter than a person doing an 8 hr Ironman, an ebike is less muscular and more cardio if you push harder. You can also ride easier on it for easy days, it’s just more tuneable to each different rider.
  • 1 0
 @norona: You can max out an effort on an e-bike the same as a regular bike. The issue is the effort going downhill is essentially the same on either bike. If you go uphill at max effort twice as fast on the e-bike, you are doing the hard efforts on your ride for half as long. So to get an equivalent workout the e-bike ride would have to be longer in duration, it’s not “same workout but you just ride further.” This might be true for flat terrain, but isn’t with normal mountain biking with significant downhill time. It makes sense if you pay attention to the ratio in my prior post. If you’re putting in a hard effort on an e-bike for 20 minutes, but on a regular bike the hard effort is 40 minutes, on the same total duration of 60 minute ride, obviously the 40 minute effort is the better workout.
  • 1 0
 @Betacygni: you can actually go harder on an emtb, ask yourself this if you are riding uphill on a regular bike and your legs do t build up lactate as they normally do, would you go faster? The answer is always yes, so because you are using less muscular on an ebike allows you to push harder up cardio wise. if you still don’t get this then you don’t understand training or also don’t u d’état and how intervals or motorpacing works. So you can actually achieve a higher cardio on an ebike and obiously you are doing less muscular , so it also depends how you define fitness, is it a gym monkey or or an elite xc skier going up hill. And again all this is moot as no one questions every other ride out there about the effort they are putting into your ride, it is only measurable by the individual. So it just shows how many people are riding around comparing themselves to others, and if we did that with say money and the guy walking around talking about how big his bank account is…we’ll what would we call him, a dick! So all you kids worried about other people’s fitness or how much effort one is putting into their ride can just introspect on their own self and compare that to the best in the world and drown in your disappointment! I spend 20 years racing 40-42 times year in endurance sports from xc skiing to adventure racing 24 hr mtb racing and I now I only ride e-mtb because for
Me it is the superior workout and allows me to ride a huge amount of kilometres in a shorter amount of time so I can efoil-surf foil , trials ride and boat and spend half a day with my daughter doing cool stuff while my wife does here fun stuff. It’s personal and if you want to judge judge yourself to the highest standard not some Joey you run into or pass on your ride. You don’t want to compare your life to mine that’s for sure
  • 1 0
 @norona: You can certainly argue there are some variables, particularly in regards to terrain, but the simple math is on my local loop (all up then down, no flats to speak of) I’m noticeably less tired after doing repeats of that lap for an hour on my ebike vs an hour of laps on my regular bike. I wasn’t sure why at first, since I had bought into the idea of e-bikes being just more distance with same effort. Then next time I rode my laps I paid attention to the workout and realized why I was less tired on the e-bike after the save amount of riding time. In that hours time I was doing significantly more descending and less climbing. So much more of that hour ride time was spent coasting down the hill rather than peddling up it (though obviously my upper body it’s getting more of a workout though). I’m not sure how you can argue against that math. 40 minutes of climbing is better exercise than 40 minutes of coasting down a hill. But again, if it’s flat terrain where you’re pedaling 100% of the time I’d agree with they are equal, my rides don’t look like that though.
  • 31 1
 pop the SX in there with a smaller battery and Im in. After selling my children into slavery
  • 10 0
 20k$ CAD for this bike!! I love the brand and the geo looks like a sweet spot, but damn investing this much cash into a tool that I’m gonna want to smash down trails just seems wrong. The used bike market is looking more and more attractive nowadays.
  • 1 0
 Easy to find a wicked e-mtb for 8-9 grand Canadian that will handle anything a rider throws at it. And yes it is more money than a comparable regular bike but you will ride 3-4 times more so smiles per kilometre are cheaper and with anything that is good and cost money, which is every thing these days, that is the ratio to work off, I have an efoil 20 grand a boat trials bikes sleds etc and they all cost money and are all different but the main fun factor is smiles per miles as you can do more experience more and at the end of the I personally am looking for that.
  • 13 0
 My Transition Dirtbag weighed less than this, golly! But, oh wait I had to use my truck to get it to the top.
  • 19 8
 emtb is looking better and better and not like it’s 6 months pregnant.
  • 40 2
 Only 3 months in now...
  • 2 1
 Least it’s available sooner than 6 months from now ;~}
  • 13 0
 IDK a child might be cheaper.
  • 8 1
 Minus the fact that you just dropped $9k and have to look at SLX components.

SLX is great, but it should never be found on an expensive bike like this.
  • 10 12
 Still got that heinous derailleur thing hanging off the back end.

E bike manufacturers: Don't bother unless it's got Pinion, derailleur based technology is shit.
  • 2 0
 Just make sure you definitely want it, no turning back now I the US once its pregnant
  • 14 6
 Saw 148mm and got excited they’re finically ditching Supa Boost. GT, Spesh, and Transition all make DH bikes with 148 rears now for the record.
  • 6 0
 Not sure why you're getting downvoted. Common wheels across DH + trail/enduro bikes FTW. I love it.
  • 5 0
 Oh, man: I really really hate to be the one to tell you, but the 148 mm is the rear travel (not the rear hub spacing…) // it’s a Pivot and it is still a 12 x 157 mm superboost rear hub. : /
  • 3 2
 @flow-state: Yup, probably why I don't ever get a Pivot, Da Vinci, etc. Too many other good bikes out there with lower switching costs (at 148mm axles).

Though at some point I know I'll probably have to update to ultra-super-boost 160mm spacing once that's the new standard.
  • 1 0
 @robotdave: yep, we'll get USB... then USB-A.. USB-2... USB-C
  • 4 0
 @mikekazimer - Thanks for the first impressions. Are you sure that it's not the motor that's rattling? Bosch Performance CX motors are known for rattling when coasting through higher speed technical terrain. Some folks say their bike doesn't rattle or it stopped rattling after a while, etc., but an online search shows it's a common issue (Rob from emtb forums has said that almost every bike he's tested with a Bosch motor had the rattle, some more than others). I also speak from experience because the Bosch motor on my ebike definitely rattles.

Also, I have the Race motor and, in addition to the overrun, it definitely feels like it delivers more power than the emtb, turbo+, and eco modes, or it may be that you don't need to pedal as hard/quickly to get it to deliver the same power. I notice this especially on fire road climbs that are not super steep. I recently rode my ebike ~140 miles in 3 days and, on the last day, the Race motor was a welcome relief!
  • 11 3
 Holy shit. How much ?!
  • 6 2
 So aside from the different motor, what is the reason to get this over the LT. both weigh the same and have very similar batteries. So why not get the larger bike with the better parts and just be more comfortable.
  • 13 3
 Bosch is quite a bit better than Shimano, but yes, that's the only reason!
  • 5 1
 Not everyone wants big travel? I don’t.
  • 3 4
 Not everyone wants to ride a FF eBike. It's really not the same experience as riding a lightweight eBike. A FF eBike is more similar to a lightweight moto vs a heavy bicycle (I say that as someone who rides a FF Kenevo).
  • 3 0
 @rojo-1: agreed. I dont really like e-mtb and have tried all the lightweights including new Levo SL, full fats etc (not pinion). Yamaha and Bosch are definitely the best feeling motors of them all.
  • 4 0
 this bike is an electric version Switchblade, the LT is an electric version of the Firebird
  • 4 1
 Interesting thing is all of the manufactures that have gone to the Bosch system have increase the price of there eMTBs:/
The manufactures that have gone with Shimano system have lowered their eMTB prices.
As motor technology advances the price should be going down.
  • 2 0
 Not 'round here partnah, not 'round here. Welcome to mtb.
  • 6 2
 Rode this with the Pivot team a few weeks ago in Crested Butte, it's a phenomenal machine, and lines up perfectly with the Switchblade in the line up. Needless to say i ordered one of these for myself. @guthriebike
  • 6 1
 YT is selling their Decoy Core 4 eMTB for $6k. Just buy two of them in case your battery dies. It’s still cheaper than the top shelf Pivot Shuttle.
  • 1 0
 Fair,!!and you can lend it To Your neighbor, co worker or out of town visitor!
  • 2 0
 Those bikes are rad... But this drive train is miles better than the one in the Decoy.
  • 1 0
 Still having a ton of fun on my '19 decoy. Im looking at a couple new emtb's but i cant when the decoy rides very close to any current long travel emtb. The e8000 motor still gets it done but a bosch cx would be a nice improvement
  • 5 2
 Every time we see another appealing eMTB post it has the power of The One Ring - eventually most will succumb. I can resist now because my bank says I can't afford.
  • 1 0
 The rattle was found problem solved . The motor has no rattle issue on this bike . You might want to try some other reviews from ex pros and serious mtb bloggers . Calling this the greatest emtb in it's class today ...nothing touches this bike in any catagory. Fyi...none of you pink bikers need more than a 160/150 anyway.
  • 9 9
 "The Shuttle AM I was on had the Race motor, which provides extra assistance after a rider stops pedaling. It's not for that long, but it is enough to help propel you up and over an obstacle like a downed log without needing to pedal."

Perfect, already starting to blur the lines of what a Class I E-bike is. Why would you want this feature? It must really mess up your pedal stroke.
  • 10 2
 The next sentence in the article explains when I found it to be useful. That feature is also only enabled in the Race mode - all of the other motor modes are more 'normal'.
  • 7 13
flag shoreboy1866 (Aug 1, 2023 at 13:02) (Below Threshold)
 @mikekazimer: So it takes the skill and timing required out of the equation on a technical climb? What if you are pausing on a climb to regain balance or re-positioning your pedals? That would be very disconcerting for it to keep you moving in those cases.
  • 1 2
 @shoreboy1866: From an EMTB rider you adapt to it very quickly.
  • 6 1
 @shoreboy1866, again, it's in just one of the modes, and it's aimed more at racers or riders who are trying to ascend a quickly as possible.
  • 7 22
flag Corkster9 (Aug 1, 2023 at 15:40) (Below Threshold)
 @mikekazimer: this is how the industry gradually erodes our entire hobby and yiu are helping them destroy mountain biking as we know it. They are slowly pushing the boundaries until its nothing more than an electric dirt bike. When do we draw a line on the weight, power, the type of assist, and corresponding level of trail damage? Imagine for a second that its the exact same bike but with a gas motor assist instead of electric, would we be ok with that on the trail?
  • 8 2
 @Corkster9, nah, I'm not too worried. Regular bikes are still fun as hell, and they aren't going anywhere. E-bikes can be fun too, and there's a huge difference between them and electric dirt bikes. The trails I rode the Pivot on are also used by dirt bikes, and they cause way more trail wear than an e-bike does.
  • 4 1
 @Corkster9: MikeKazimer "The Destroyer of Mountain Biking". That's a new one ! :-)
  • 5 0
 @mikekazimer:

talk only for your area of riding. In Europe, the craze is so big, everyone wants one(ebike, I mean); the adoption of it is out of charts. No friend or riding buddy I know, that does not have one already(purchased in the last year or two) wants anything else than an ebike. On chat groups, we only discuss ebikes as no one is interested anymore in normal bikes(and, honestly, I actually try to push normal bikes into discussions but no one seems to care); the retaillers offer tons of discounts for normal bikes but no or very minimal discounts to ebikes. Everyone wants one. In the biggest city with the biggest mtb comunity in my country, you'll see on trails now mostly ebikes. Even xc lycra crowd are going electric as they get ebikes and do tours of 40 to 60 miles and 5k to 8k in elevation on them.. basically, going further and higher than on their xc bikes in the same amount of time.
So, I don't know what's happening in USA and Canada... but all around me(my country) and Europe.. everyone is getting ebikes. Only 15-20 yearolds get normal bikes because, of course, they cannot afford 6-8-10k bikes but, even some if them get 2-3 year old electrics and use them everywhere, including in the short urban trails we have around... and all of them are interested in electrics and nothing else. They look at me, on my 170mm normal bike, like I am some sort of dinosaur(and actually, that's how I feel, look).. in the same way, probably, I looked at the HT/XC guys 10 years ago, from my then 140-150mm bike...., basically, ppl who did not understand what mtb is.
What I wanted to exacerbate is the insane appetite for electrics in Europe. I don't know if you remember Decathlon from your Trans - savoie/alp/idk, I cannot remember at what race you went but, Decathlon products are pretty decent and, just last week, Decathlon launched a full susp 170mm coil marzocchi susp, code Rs, NX, 750Wh battery, mullet modern geometry, all for 5k price at launch. That's full price. In a couple of months, that would be a 3.5-4k brand new ebike. At this rate, in 5 years, only xc guys that do some racing and maybe the client that wants to spend 500 bucks on a bike will ride normal bikes. Here, in Europe, right now, the electrics seem to have won "the war"...to the extent that everyone wants to sell their normal bike and no one buys them. I brought a giga factory (and added some upgrades) in December 2021; I paid for it ~7k. If I want to sell it now, it will be with less than 3.8k. there are two in my area, one at 4k and one at 3.8k...and those bikes are available for sell since a couple of months ago.. and no one wants to buy them. There are 10-12 pages of promoted ads for normal enduro bikes(and dh bikes, for that matter) and no one buys them; everyone wants to go electric and everyone wants to buy electrics. When my xc friends started to get electric bikes, I knew it was game over. When Decathlon launched a nicely specced 170mm ebike for 5k..which in December-February will be 4k, I knew it was game over x2!, ppl just want to ride easier and farther...and the electric bikes seem to be the answer.
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 "edit": just to explain a little the adoption rate.
2 years ago, there were no electric bike category at any enduro race in my country, only at amateur xc(m) races where the electric bike riders were, very obviously, ppl who don't ride or ride very very easy flat xc trails.

One year ago, at my favourite enduro race, were something like 10-12 electric bikes from ~120-130 riders..I don't remember exactly how many participants were present and racing.

This year, I was shocked.. there were more than 40 electric bikes and ppl on them really knew how to ride. In fact, two of my team members were on electrics. Considering the participants number was a little over 100, that's close to 40% electric bikes at, basically, the most popular enduro race in my country. That's ~350% increase year to year. I am very curious already about what's going to happen next year. Who knows, I might even become one of those ebike riders. Smile ))))))
  • 1 0
 @shoreboy1866: easy to get use to as it is a skill to learn. Just like people said you might shoot ahead off something when emtb first arrived, nope.
  • 3 0
 Great to see a healthy dose of deore components on an SLX/XT build. For $9k they can't do a SLX cassette, rotors and chain?
  • 1 0
 I didn’t make them up and I grew up
On the side of the bay that had legal single track w specialized. Santa Cruz mtns baby !!! If anything, Marin should
Have had a bad alter ego name . Blah!
  • 3 0
 $14k for the team. Not that I cant afford it, but come on. When are these prices gonna stop?
  • 3 0
 Never.
  • 2 0
 The rattle will probably be the clutch in the motor when coasting. First time I rode a Trek Rail I thought the shock was broken until I realised it was the motor.
  • 3 0
 This will definitely Shuttle cash out of your account
  • 1 0
 Yea levo rules where I live, only decent shop here won’t service any non specialized bikes right now, e or non e. Bummer.!!!
  • 2 0
 The goldilocks eMTB the people need, at the price they can't afford.
  • 3 4
 Does anybody know why we can’t just use 148 for everything now? If a 12 speed fits on 148 what’s the point in going to a wider hub? Especially on a bike like this where you’d want to have interchangeable wheels.
  • 2 1
 Better motor and battery set up that the SC Bullit and what... $2k less? Interesting.
  • 2 2
 What? The Normal Cx model offers "over run" aswell...... its not a Race motor feature lol.
  • 1 0
 The over run last longer (a tiny bit) on the race motor. It makes a difference.
  • 1 0
 @bikedrd: Is it really worth it though? I want the race motor but I really dont wanna spend $14k!
  • 5 3
 Ebike vroooooom
  • 14 17
 clink clonk clank...that's what you'll be hearing when descending...It really surprises me to see companies offering overpriced bikes without having solved their most common issue: NOISE (when descending!!).. How could it be this hard? It's been ages since we landed to the moon!!!
  • 3 2
 The noise may just resolve on its own. I ride a Pivot (not their ebike) and when I first got it there was a rattle inside the frame. It went away months ago.
  • 5 2
 Maybe something is loose in your head?
  • 4 7
 @generictrailrider: no it wont.. it's the Bosch motor that is noisy. I had one and speak from experience. All e bike motors rattle.
  • 2 3
 @stavros81: the review talks about NOISE inside the frame and not the motor. Hence my original comment. Good day, mate.
  • 2 1
 @stavros81: Specialized non-SL motors don’t rattle at all. Bosch and Shimano are rattle-cans.
  • 6 1
 @bogey: I've got a bosch motor and ands super quiet on the downs.
  • 3 1
 psht - you still believe in the moon landing?
  • 1 1
 @panaphonic: same MY 22 Rail 9.8
  • 2 2
 @bogey: they are so loud, dump em, seller cheap to me please.
  • 4 7
 Can someone please tell me:
1. Is an e-bike ok if it sticks below a certain power threshold, or…
2. Its ok if it only provides assistance if I pedal?
3. Or if it stays below a certain max speed?
4. Or if it doesn’t have a throttle,
5. Or if it uses electricity instead of petrol?

Seems to me that the industry is intentionally trying to blur the lines and erode the definition in search of growing market share and journalists will push whatever brings in advertising dollars.

Call it over-run if you want but I call it eroding the standard and if this keeps happening all the jokes about motorcycles will be foreshadowing and we will lose trail access.
  • 3 0
 Class 1 e-bikes, the only ones that you'll see on this website, are pedal-assist only, with no throttle, and have a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph.
  • 4 2
 @mikekazimer: what is the limit on over-run? Is 5 seconds ok, what about 15 seconds or perhaps a minute? Or is it completely arbitrary?
  • 4 4
 funny, they dropped the shimano motor....
  • 6 2
 shitmano is still on the Shuttle LT
  • 2 2
 @professed: Lame, 3 of the 5 ebikes i've owned have had the shimano motors and all of them sh1t themself.
  • 7 6
 Bwahahaha KTM pricing.
  • 4 1
 Sorry, my bad, this eMoto is more expensive than an 890 Adventure.
  • 6 5
 Not enough travel!
  • 3 1
 Short stroke shock too.. explains the harsh ride.
  • 1 0
 Very nice!
  • 1 1
 Why an xt derailleur but an slx shifter ??
  • 1 2
 Dear Pivot Bicycles....don't knock the intern.
  • 1 2
 The price point is spot on @pivotcycles NOT!
  • 9 11
 A "Shuttle" bike with 148mm of rear travel? no thanks.
  • 2 0
 Huge sender bro? I’ll take the pictures!!!!
  • 1 0
 150/160 bikes are plenty for lots of people....

Though I'm a bit like you... looking for a full power e-bike that's essentially a DH bike you can climb with. LOL!
  • 2 4
 I just dont get this big mtb company makes small travel ebike..Frown
  • 1 4
 21kg in 2023 - loooooooool
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