PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Pivot’s new Trail 429 model is an evolution of the popular Mach 429 Trail. The brand said the new model “introduces an even higher level of stability and control over technical terrain with innovative frame design and progressive geometry.”
The Trail 429’s geometry has evolved shorter chainstays, longer reach, slacker head angle and steeper seat angle.
“We shortened up the bike’s rear end while increasing its reach,” said 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 benefits from 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, and ultra-wide suspension linkages and burly bearing assemblies.
The bike boasts 120 millimeters of dw-link rear suspension, paired with a 130-millimeter 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 …read more