Pivot has introduced the next generation of its trail bike range, the Trail 429.
The new release features shorter chainstays, longer reach, a slacker head angle and a steeper seat angle.
“We shortened up the bike’s rear end while increasing its reach,” explains Pivot Cycles president and CEO Chris Cocalis. “The overall wheelbase grew in length, which adds stability, but it’s not so long that it takes away the bike’s versatility. The shorter chainstays actually add to the Trail 429’s ability to quickly accelerate and keep the bike nimble in tight conditions.”
The frame also integrates many of the same stiffness and strength-enhancing features found on Pivot’s longer-travel models, including a double-wishbone rear triangle, Super Boost Plus rear spacing, ultra-wide suspension linkages and burly bearing assemblies. The bike boasts 120mm of dw-link rear suspension, paired with a 130mm travel Fox 34 fork. The Trail 429 is available in both 29 and 27.5+ options.
“Versatility is what made the original Mach 429 Trail our most popular bike,” said Cocalis. “Our goal here was to retain that awesome range while improving the bike’s descending abilities. People are pushing trail bikes harder and harder. The Trail 429 hits that sweet spot.”
The new Trail 429 will be available in two colour options—steel blue with sky blue accents and crimson with bright red accents.