The Mach 429 has won awards and high praise from the MTBR, Outside magazine, Dirt Rag, MBA as well as countless European magazines. In the 2012 Mountain Bike Action reader survey, the Mach 429 was picked as the #1 future purchase beating all other manufactures and brands of 29” bikes. That puts it at the top of a very elite group and for good reason. The Mach 429 has that special “something” that few if any other bikes can match. Sure, you’ve heard it all before from every manufacturer advertising that their 29er accelerates and handles like a 26” bike and theirs feels better then everyone else’s. The difference with the Mach 429 is that IT DOES, and has countless reviews to back it up. The combination of dw-link suspension and Pivot engineering results in a bike that makes the ground beneath you nearly disappear and delivers acceleration, stiffness, traction and precision that can’t be matched. It’s light, nimble, and stable; inspiring confidence whether you are racing or just riding your favourite trail. When you throw a leg over the Mach 429 you know immediately that you’re riding the most efficient and fastest 29er full suspension bike in the world.
Material: Mach 429 Alloy
Suspension: Double row bearing carbon dw-link®, and high modulus carbon rocker with Enduro cartridge bearings add to the Mach 429’s superior frames stiffness and incredible long-term durability
Head Tube: Tapered 1.5” headtube
Bottom Bracket: PF92 bottom bracket
Front Derailleur: Direct mount
Shock: Pivot specific, custom tuned Fox Float CTD shock technology: Increased performance and adjustment range allows riders to quickly and easily adjust for changing course or trail conditions
Rear axle:142mm rear spacing with 12mm through axle and 160mm post mount dropouts for maximum frame stiffness
Dw-link® Suspension: One of the primary benefits of the dw-link® suspension design is position-sensitive anti-squat. Put simply, the dw-link® is the first and only suspension design that takes into account the rider’s weight and position on the bike (i.e. the rider’s centre of mass). When you stand up to sprint or shift your weight back to climb, your weight along with the force on the pedals is the dominant force on the suspension. This bob or “squat” caused by the rider’s mass shift is a good part of the reason why ProPedal, SPV, Brain, lockouts, and a host of various other “platform damping” solutions exist: to resist suspension bob and squat. With the dw-link®’s anti-squat design, the dual suspension links are positioned in such a way that your weight shifts do not result in unwanted suspension movement or “squat” under power. This allows for tuning of the rear shock with lighter valving, making the bike free to absorb bumps and follow the terrain better.
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