Mach 429SL Carbon 29 Race X01 Eagle Mountain Bike - 2018 by Pivot
You've been blasting through laps at the local XC trails, and as perfectly dialed as your hard tail is, you're ready for a bit of squish in your ride to soak up blows. Give yourself a little forgiveness from trail chatter with the Pivot's 2018 Mach 429SL Carbon 29 Race X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike. This race-ready ride springs into action with 100-millimeters of DW-link suspension to eat up the rocks and roots, while its wagon wheels power you through the miles earning KOM's left and right. The 2018 Mach 429SL carries on with the same geometry loved by XC speed demons, with the stretched out rear-axle that was upgraded last year to stiffen your wheel for snappier actuation, and the flexibility to swap your wheelset out for a plush 27. 5+ hoop when you want a bit more forgiveness, and supple traction that sends you beyond the beaten path and dive into the backcountry. To achieve this singletrack-to-backcountry versatility, the 429SL uses new-school racing geometry paired with supple and responsive DW-link suspension. Throwing these two features together results in a ride that has incredibly quick, nimble handing, with plush travel to soak up the rocks and roots along the way. In order to create this quick-handling platform, the 420SL uses a steep 70. 3-degree head tube angle that keeps you forward for fast maneuvering in your attack position, paired with an equally-steep 72. 9-degree seat tube angle that holds you centered in the cockpit for maximum power output. The bike uses a short top tube, and is paired with a longer XC-friendly stem length to keep your bike responding fast to every movement you make. This short and forward stance not only keeps you in a great XC-race position, but also lends to long-ride comfort for endurance racing or deep adventures into the backcountry. The latest iteration of DW-link is paired with a Fox Float DPS Kashima coated shock that's been fine-tuned specifically for the 429SL. Its tune works to soak up square edge bumps wit...
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