They say good things take time, and this couldn't ring more true with Pivot. It's a lot of work, manufacturing premium mountain bikes, and that means we can't always have what you want on hand. If the bike of your dreams isn't available, contact us here and we'll make sure to get one in for you. Trust us when we say the wait is worth it!
Crushes Climbs, Slays Descents...And Rewrites the 29er Playbook
Enduro courses. World Cup Downhill courses. It's hard to tell the difference between the two these days. Well, right up until the point when you have to grind your way to the top of the absolute hairball descent that would be enduro. And that is also where the new Firebird 29 enters the picture with its speed generating 29er wheels and a penchant for kicking ass. The Firebird 29's big wheels gobble up miles with ease, roll right over the gnar and add insane levels of traction to the mix. But this is no monster truck. The Firebird 29 is a lightweight machine that boasts a poppy, lively feel that long-travel 29ers have never possessed. Until now.
Playful Yet Stable
Â The Firebird 29 features a long front center, short chainstays, a low center of gravity and a decidedly slack 65-degree head angle to deliver unmatched stability and handling. Plus, a new flip-chip adjustment system in its upper linkage offers quick and easy geometry fine tuning. Taking a page from the Phoenix DH Carbon's progressive geometry, the Firebird combines some of the longest reach measurements in the sport, with short, 16.96" (431mm) chainstays. The Firebird's long and low geometry gives you increased stability at high speeds and on steep technical challenges, while its short chainstays provide a maneuverable, dynamic ride that makes it easy to put the bike precisely where you want it.
The Bomb-Proof Bantam Weight
Â The Firebird 29 has a lot to live up to. On one hand, it needs to withstand repeated pummelings at bike parks and on the toughest trails. It has to be bomb proof. On the other hand, it also needs to be incredibly light, this bike is meant to give you an edge on the climbs. Since a 29er wheelset inherently packs more grams than the same wheelset in a smaller, 27.5 diameter, we knew there couldn't be any fat on the Firebird 29 frame. So, we made it both bomb proof and lean. Thanks to our own hollow-core, high-compression carbon molding process and an exacting combination of composite materials and shapes, we are able to deliver an ultra-light frame that meets the same stringent testing requirements for strength and stiffness as our World Cup downhill bike. Firebird frames weigh in at a mere 7 pounds (3.2kg) while complete bikes tip the scales at sub-30 pounds(13.5kg).
Pivot roped in local shredder Ed Masters to put together a video showcasing what the Firebird is capable of, and what better proving ground than our very own Queenstown?! Take a look below.
**Please note, componentry may differ to that listed below dependent on availability**
RACE XT Spec
Race X01 Spec
|Brakes||Hayes Dominion A4
SRAM Code R 4-piston
|Cassette||Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed, 10-51 tooth||SRAM XG-1275 10-50T|
|Chain||Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed||SRAM GX1 12-speed|
||Race Face Aeffect R||SRAM GX Eagle DUB 32T - 170mm|
Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed, SGS cage
|SRAM X01 12-speed|
FOX FLOAT 38 Factory, GRIP2 damper, 44mm offset, 170mm
Phoenix Team Padloc
Phoenix Team Low Rise Carbon, 800mm
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
FOX FLOAT X2 Factory
Phoenix WTB Race High Tail Trail
Fox Transfer 125mm (S), 150mm (M/L), 175mm (XL)
Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed
|SRAM GX1 12-speed|
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail - 45mm
Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXTERRA
Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXTERRA
DT Swiss M1700 w/ DT Swiss 350 hub & 36T Star Ratchet 30mm - 29"
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