INTRODUCING THE TRAIL 429
PIVOT’S TRAIL BIKE GAINS CAPABILTY, RETAINS FAMED VERSATILITY
Pivot’s new Trail 429 retains the versatility of its predecessor—the popular Mach 429 Trail—and introduces an even higher level of stability and control over technical terrain with innovative frame design and progressive geometry.
When it debuted, Pivot Cycles’ original Mach 429 Trail quickly earned praise from media and riders around the world. No small feat. Today, Pivot introduces the next generation of trail bike—the Trail 429. Like its predecessor, this is a bike that offers world-class power transfer, acceleration and nimble handling. The Trail 429, however, was reshaped to make Pivot’s trail model even more stable and confident at high speeds and in rough terrain. The Trail 429 excels on the widest range of trails. Pivot “upped the ante” on the bike’s descending abilities without sacrificing the agility that made the original Mach 429 Trail so popular.
New evolved geometry. As 29er configuration (Large frame): Shorter chainstays (430mm); Longer reach (460mm); Slacker head angle (67.3 degrees); Steeper seat angle (74 degrees).
“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 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 afforded by the 1X specific frame design. 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,” says 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 head on.”
Available in six different build options, ranging from £4,749 to £8,249. Colours: “Steel Blue” with sky blue accents and “Crimson” with bright red accents. The Trail 429 is available from UK Pivot dealers today https://www.upgradebikes.co.uk/Catalogue/Pivot/Bikes-and-Frames