Pivot Mach 6 Carbon “XXTR”
The wheelset further demonstrates our creativity in component selection. We opted for the wider ENVE M60 Fourty rim rather than the lighter ENVE M50 Fifty. The Edition One hubs from French manufacturer Aivee are a new product for us, but we’re impressed by their excellent balance of weight-consciousness, durability, and precision construction; we’re excited to have these built into a wheelset and ready to have some miles put on them. To save some weight on a wheelset that was stacking up to be a little on the heavy side for this build, we looked to spoke selection. Using Pillar X-Tra Ti spokes, we were able to save more than 70 grams over lightweight steel spokes such as Sapim CX-Rays or DT Revolutions.
We opted for a super light, high end cockpit with an Extralite Hyperstem and custom Schmolke TLO Lowriser bar. A Tune Speedneedle saddle tops off the KS Lev Integra dropper post, from which we shaved a little weight by again using Mini-Ilink housing paired with a KCNC titanium cable. The Magura TS8 suspension fork was a simple choice for us because it’s a proven performer, and nearly a pound lighter than Fox’s 36mm Float.
All said and done, the bike came in at lightweight but healthy 22.6 pounds. We’ll note that replacing the dropper post with a standard seatpost would allow nearly a full pound drop in weight. As far as we’re aware, this is the lightest 6-inch travel bike with a dropper post that’s ever been built.
|Frame / Fork||Pivot Mach6 Carbon|
|Hubs||Aivee Edition One|
|Rims||Enve M60-40 27.5|
|Skewers||Extralite Black Lock|
|Tires||Schwalbe Knobby Nick 2.35|
|Crankset||Race Face Next SL|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face Cinch|
|Chainrings||Race Face Direct Mount|
|Bars||Schmolke TLO Low Rise|
|Grips||KCNC EVA Foam|
|Shift Levers||Shimano XTR SL-M9000|
|Headset Spacers||Parts of Passion|
|Saddle||Tune Speedneedle Alcantara|
|Seatpost||KS Lev Integra|
|Seatpost Clamp||KCNC SC11|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XTR RD-M9000|
|Cassette||SRAM XO1 10-42|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR BL-M9000|
|Brake Rotors||Ashima AiNeon|
|Cable Set||Aican B-link|