Pivot Cycles has today introduced the new Mach 4 SL, a cross country race bike designed “to let World Cup level athletes capitalise on every inch of increasingly technical courses and generate speed where others hesitate”.
The brand has said it is the lightest, fastest 100mm travel XC race bike it has developed. Starting at 1,845 grams, the Mach 4 SL takes a ‘front row seat’ in the ultralight full suspension category and has the “best stiffness to weight ratio” the brand has created. It is over 300 grams lighter than the Mach 429 SL.
“The Mach 4 SL is a total cross country rocket ship,” said Chris Cocalis, president and CEO at Pivot Cycles. “We wanted to give our athletes every advantage possible in the upcoming Olympic year. With the development of the Mach 4 SL we exceeded all our weight and performance targets. This one really takes both the Mach 4’s lightweight and agility as well as the Mach 429SL’s speedy heritage to an entirely new performance level. The bike just flatout rips.”
“Fox Live Valve integration gives the Mach 4 SL next level cross country suspension. The efficiency benefits are undeniable, and the speed gained on every part of the course is truly mind-blowing,” said a statement. “The shock layout may be different, but the 100mm travel dw-link suspension keeps its legendary and familiar ride qualities: ultimate pedalling efficiency, reactive to impacts under power, and fully active while braking – its everything you want from the ultimate XC race bike.”
The Mach 4 SL comes with a slacker head angle, longer reach and shorter stays. It is available in three colour options: Team Blue, Cherry and Stealth. It is available in the UK as a frame/shock for £3,550 or a range of complete bikes £5,250 to £11,800 for the Fox Live, XX1 AXS, Carbon wheels version. The Mach 4 SL is available in five sizes from XS-XL via Pivot Dealers.