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Mountain Bikes

Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon

The Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon is the carbon embodiment of everyone’s ultimate do-it-all bike. It’s so versatile that it can’t be put in a particular category. Like all the full-suspension Pivot models, the Mach 5.5 has a DW-Link rear suspension setup, which marries sublimely with the 160 mm FOX 36 fork up front, despite having 20 mm less travel. On both the ups and the downs, the bike is able to generate masses of traction and comfort. Its handling is sublimely predictable, yet also lively and smooth. The Mach 5.5 isn’t a race bike per se, but stands out as an indomitable rig for any sort of riding adventure. It’s equally as home on flow trails as it is when tearing its way down gnarly mountainsides or hitting a bike park. Not just a visual highlight, the low-sloping top tube means you can really make the most of the space to keep the bike controlled. It’s right up there with Pivot’s top-end manufacturing quality, and the stylish, linear design language bring the Mach 5.5 to the forefront of every conversation. Technically and aesthetically, this is a long way from your regular trail bike.

Weight: 12.96 kg | Price: € 10,699 (for XX1 build)
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About the Award

The Design & Innovation Award is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. The Design & Innovation Award is more than just a title-giver or a round of applause for brands. It’s the definitive award that decisively tests products in the real world, assessing them in their entirety and reaching considered verdicts. This year once again saw select international journalists, professional test riders, and industry experts invest more than 6,000 hours of their time to partake in the DI.A process.

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