RA LIGHT. ULTRA STRONG.
Weight matters…and so does strength. The Mach 5.5 Carbon matches Mach 6 Carbon durability while achieving Mach 429 SL Carbon weights. The result is the perfect balance of frame stiffness and ride feel. The frame’s carbon structure features our proprietary hollow core internal molding process combined with a highly optimized lay-up design, utilizing lighter weight, high modulus materials that save up to a pound (.45kg) over other trail and enduro bike designs. The Mach 5.5 Carbon is available as a complete bike, with builds weighing under 27lbs (12.2kg) complete with dropper, and with frame weights as low as 5.2lbs (2.35kg).
The Mach 5.5 Carbon’s well-balanced geometry makes it the ultimate trail bike weapon. We combined a long and low cockpit with a 66.5-degree head angle for high-speed stability and amazing downhill performance. The bike’s short (430mm) chainstays and relatively steep seat angle help it rail the tightest corners and absolutely crush the steepest climbs. We’ve also evolved our mid-travel link design. By utilizing the same rear-shock pivot cartridge-bearing design found in our longer-travel models (such as the Firebird and Phoenix), we’ve given the Mach 5.5 Carbon the unmatched, small-bump compliance and traction that Pivot is known for—in a lighter weight and more compact design. We’ve taken this ultimate trail bike idea one step further by combining it with Maxxis’ new Wide Trail 2.6” Minion DHF/Rekon tire combination mounted on 35mm wide rims for maximum control and maximum fun in a wide variety of conditions. This wider 2.6” tire option gives you incredible traction and rollover advantages with nearly the speed of a full on enduro race tire set up. The Mach 5.5 Carbon can run any 27.5 tire combination, from 2.1-2.6, so your options are nearly unlimited.
Mach 5.5 Carbon Features
-140mm dw-link™ rear suspension with Pivot’s mid-travel specific linkage design
-Designed for forks up to 160mm travel. All Pivot complete builds come with a 160mm travel fork
-27.5” wheels with extra clearance for larger tire sizes
-Designed to fit 27.5 X 2.1” to 2.6” tires. Complete bikes spec’d with new Maxxis 2.6 Wide Trail Tires on 35mm wide rims
-Features Pivot’s new long and low geometry
-Short 430mm (16.9”) chainstays
-12 x 148mm Boost rear spacing for maximum stiffness and control
-180mm rear post mount disk brake
-Every size clears a full size water bottle inside the front triangle
-Available in 5 sizes from X-Small to X-large
-Pivot Cable Port system for easy internal routing of shifters, brakes and droppers and full Di2 Integration
-Front derailleur compatible with Pivot’s stealth E-Type mounting system
-New ultra quiet low durometer rubberized frame protection