All-Mountain Attitude, Race Bike Reflexes The Trail 429 might well be the perfect category defying trail bike. Progressive geometry and super capable suspension give hard charging riders the tools they need to thrive in jumpy and steep terrain. 120mm of travel has never felt this plush or this composed. This very same super-refined dw-link suspension also delivers whip-crack pedal response and acceleration, aided and abetted by the strongest, lightest carbon fiber chassis we’ve ever developed. The sharp-end of the stick XC capability of this bike is eye-opening, on par with dedicated flyweight race bikes. This is a bike that you can shred with confidence everywhere from 24-hour race courses to untamed high alpine singletrack. Evolution Of A Classic. This latest iteration of the Trail 429 is a distillation of our constant quest for peak performance; we’ve broadened its capabilities without sacrificing its legendary sharpness. In order to achieve this, we slackened the head angle just enough, increased the reach, and introduced a flip-chip to allow fine tuning of the geometry toward either the rowdy or racy ends of the spectrum. These changes all enhance stability at speed while retaining excellent pedal hammering ergonomics. Through continued evolution of our proprietary Hollow Core carbon frame construction, we carved more than 300 grams from the chassis, achieving an XC-race frame weight with incredible all-mountain strength and stiffness. All-Star Suspension. In order to wring every drop of potential out of 120mm, we’ve reworked the already stellar dw-link suspension. A metric, trunnion mount shock and a more progressive linkage enables improved pedaling efficiency and more capability in big hits. The design provides a more bottomless feel and allows for a greater range of tunability. The Trail 429 combines rocketship pedaling performance with a plushness that genuinely feels like more travel than the numbers indicate. Is it possible for a bike to be both razor sharp and butter smooth? Yes. The Trail 429 is proof. ENGINEER'S CORNER - Refined geometry exemplifies the pinnacle of modern race-to-trail performance - New, more progressive dw-link® prioritizes pedaling efficiency yet still rewards riders with plush, controlled travel - 120mm rear suspension travel featuring a vertically trunnion mounted high-volume air shock delivers unprecedented comfort and tunability - Flip chip adjustability allows riders to tailor geometry for either spirited all-round handling or a more progressive and rowdy demeanor - Hassle-free, full-length, internal cable routing with Pivot’s easy to service and ultra-quiet Pivot Cable Port System - Fits riders between 4'10" and 6'7” with X-Small to X-Large size offerings - Pivot’s full carbon frame feature size-specific ride tuning, leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot's proprietary hollow core molding technology to ensure that every rider from 4'11" to 6'7" has a bike that feels perfect and performs at the optimum level for their size - Pivot Tool Dock system compatible with mounts under the top tube and integrated into the underside of the frame
Crazy Fast Meets Ridiculously Capable There's a dizzying range of bikes out there these days—XC, trail, all-mountain, enduro...What if you just want a bike that rips on nearly every trail? This is that bike. The Trail 429 is brilliant just about everywhere. It accelerates and climbs like a cross-country bike yet more than holds its own on tough terrain. We took the original Mach 429 Trail, completely reshaped the chassis, and gave the bike a truly progressive geometry. The Trail 429 is even more capable on technical terrain than its predecessor yet doesn't sacrifice a thing in the quick and nimble departments. Effortless handling, incredible power transfer, and blazing acceleration are what set the Trail 429 apart from so many other trail bikes. Lightweight, Capable, and Perfectly Balanced The best trail bikes are neither whippy nor overbuilt. They are, in a word, balanced. We sweat the details—painstakingly developing the precise mix of resins, composite fibers, lay-orientation, and frame shaping to create a chassis with the perfect blend of strength and stiffness. We've also given the Trail 429 many of the same strength and stiffness-enhancing features that you'll find on our gravity-oriented bikes, including a double-wishbone rear triangle, Super Boost Plus rear axle spacing, ultra-wide suspension linkages, and burly bearing assemblies. With the Trail 429, we've upped the ante on downhill performance without any loss in versatility. Tuned for the Trail Dave Weagle's dw-link design is renowned for providing great traction and downhill control without adding energy-sucking suspension bob or "squat"—that's also why it's the heart of the Trail 429. We've paired that class-leading dw-link suspension with custom-tuned Fox Float DPS (Dual Piston System) that give the Trail 429 120 millimeters of smooth and controlled rear suspension. The metric-sized Fox DPS shock features an extremely positive "firm" position that makes easy work of long fire-road climbs. To match the Trail 429's deep-feeling rear suspension, we've equipped each model with a 130mm Fox 34 suspension fork.
There's a dizzying range of bikes out there these days—XC, trail, all-mountain, enduro—what if you want a bike that you can just climb onto and ride? The Trail 429 is that bike. It accelerates and climbs like a cross-country bike yet more than holds its own on rough, technical terrain. Effortless handling, incredible power transfer, and blazing acceleration are what set the Trail 429 apart from so many other trail bikes. With the Trail 429 Pivot sweated the details—painstakingly developing the precise mix of resins, composite fibers, layup orientation, and frame shaping to create a chassis with the perfect blend of strength and stiffness. The frame's full-carbon construction uses leading-edge materials and Pivot's proprietary, hollow core, internal molding technology. A 130mm Fox 34 fork is paired with a 120mm Fox DPS rear shock for smooth, efficient suspension that's tuned for trail handling. The dw-linkage offers peerless braking performance, big-hit capability, and the perfect balance of traction and acceleration. This bike is compatible with both 29-inch and 27.5-inch plus tires and provides class-leading mud and tire clearance. Its ultra-short chainstays make easy work of the tightest trails, while the long-and-low geometry offers a confident, stable stance. The end result is a bike that’s calm and neutral on steep technical terrain, yet fun and flickable on the most twisted trails. Pivot gave the Trail 429 many of the same strength and stiffness-enhancing features that you’ll find on their gravity-oriented bikes, including a double-wishbone rear triangle, Super Boost Plus rear axle spacing, ultra-wide suspension linkages, and burly bearing assemblies. With the Trail 429, Pivot has upped the ante on downhill performance without any loss in versatility.
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