Pivot Bikes Buyer's Guide
Compare and contrast Pivot bikes
If you're sold on getting a Pivot for your next mountain or gravel bike, welcome to the club! As one of the biggest Pivot dealers in the US, we love these incredible models and have tons of experience helping riders find the perfect one for their style of riding.
Use this guide to help you narrow down your search and find a Pivot that checks all your boxes. Or, head to our catalog and shop all our Pivot bikes there.
Pivot Trail Mountain Bikes
For riders who prioritize fun, capability, and high performance in equal measures, Pivot's trail bikes offer mountain bikers some epic models that can do it all and do it all incredibly well, all over the mountain.
Pivot Trail 429 vs Shadowcat
Choose the Pivot Trail 429 if: you're looking for an all-mountain trail slayer that's fast as all get out, climbs like a goat, and has enough travel to rip down any terrain with confidence.
Choose the Pivot Shadowcat if: you're a rider who loves a nimble bike and who's always getting airborne, hitting creative lines, and sending it big as often as you can.
Pivot Electric Bikes
Pivot's electric bikes stem from the brand's desire to make the most capable, fun bikes around — and their ebike models stay true to those values and give riders more capability (and more fun) than they've ever had before. With eMTB and electric gravel/road options, there's a model for every kind of rider.
Pivot Shuttle SL vs Shuttle LT
Choose the Pivot Shuttle SL if: you are looking for a lighter, more natural feeling eMTB that can help you expand your capabilities on longer routes, faster loops, and bigger climbs.
Choose the Pivot Shuttle LT if: you want to shred the most technical terrain on the mountain and want to be able to pedal yourself back up for multiple laps without wrecking yourself on the climbs.
Pivot Enduro Mountain Bikes
For gravity loving riders who want to ride the steepest and most technical terrain with tons of speed and confidence, Pivot's enduro mountain bikes are some of the best in the industry. So whether you're an enduro racer or you just live for the adrenaline, these models should be solid candidates for your next upgrade.
Pivot Gravel Bikes
As a primarily mountain bike focused brand, you'd be crazy to expect anything but a super capable and fun gravel bike from Pivot. The Vault is all that and more — check it out below and see what a mountain biker's gravel bike looks like.
The Pivot Vault gravel bike brings everything the brand knows about off road performance and combines it with an innovative frame for gravel racing and riding. The Vault is light as can be thanks to the frame weighing in at just 998 grams due to their Hollow Core technology. You can run 700c or 650b, 1x or 2x, and 272 or 30.9 seatposts for tons of versatility. It's built to race, and fun to rip.
Style: gravel / gravel race
Wheel size: 700c (650b compatible)
Max tire size: 700 x 47c or 650b x 2.0"
Pivot XC Mountain Bikes
If you race or ride XC style trails where performance on the climbs matters just as much as speed on the descents, check out these Pivot XC mountain bikes.
Pivot LES SL vs MACH 4 SL
Choose the Pivot LES SL if: you prioritize the simplicity and weight savings of a hardtail, or if the terrain you ride has smaller, less technical ups and downs where you'll be pedaling most of the time.
Choose the Pivot MACH 4 SL if: if you want to compete in more technical XC races where the climbs are big and the descents are longer and more challenging, or if you want a bike that can double as a super fun short travel trail ripper.
Pivot Downhill Mountain Bikes
Gravity lovers, park rats, and downhill demons: you know who you are. Pivot's downhill bikes are second to none, and worthy of any rider's upgrade. Check it out below.
The Phoenix is Pivot's dedicated downhill mountain bike that's racked up awards, medals, and reputation as a one of the baddest bikes around. It's light and nimble for picking the best lines down the mountain but can monster truck its way through chunder like no other when asked to. This bike tracks like a missile when you want to keep it planted but begs to be hucked off the biggest jumps you're willing to send.
Style: downhill / park
Wheel size: 29"
Travel: 203mm fork / 190mm shock