Today Pivot is introducing the new Firebird 29 – a long travel 29er suited to enduro racers and park riders.
The Firebird 29 features 162mm of dw-link rear suspension and progressive geometry.
Taking inspiration from Pivot’s race-winning Phoenix DH geometry, the new Firebird 29 pairs some of the longest reach measurements in the sport with short, 16.96” chainstays and a low centre of gravity.
“The Firebird 29 is an absolutely amazing bike,” said Pivot Cycles president and CEO Chris Cocalis. “In a technical enduro setting or in the bike park, it really has no equal. It has that trophy truck, crush-anything kind of capability, but it’s way more manoeuvrable than other long-travel 29ers. It has this poppy, lively feel that this category of bike hasn’t offered up until this point.”
The Firebird 29’s complete carbon frame weighs seven pounds, yet meets the same strength and stiffness standards as Pivot’s World Cup DH race bike, the Phoenix. Standout features include adjustable geometry, a double-wishbone rear triangle, the ability to run both 29 and 27.5 wheel and tire combos, strength and stiffness-enhancing Super Boost Plus rear spacing and ultra-wide and durable suspension linkages and bearing assemblies.
Firebird 29 models are equipped with 44mm offset 170mm- travel Fox 36 forks and Fox Float Float X2 (metric) or DPX2 rear shocks.
The new Firebird 29 will be available in two colour options—sandstorm with orange highlights or steel blue with yellow highlights.