The pinnacle of dw-link® performance: Pivot has delivered a bike with over 8” of rear travel and proven World Cup performance. With the heritage of 6 World Championships built into it and plenty of podiums on its own, the Phoenix is a serious DH rig, for the serious DH rider. No other DH bike can boast the bump compliance, consistency & control, pedaling efficiency and frame stiffness of the Phoenix. Raced to a 4th place Podium in the US Downhill National Championships by Kyle Strait and top 20 World Cup finishes by Mitch Delfs of Team Lex/Pivot
Add to that the incredible attention to detail, quality and long term durability and you have a bike that allows you to set new personal bests run after run. Ask any rider that has thrown a leg over this bike and they will rave about the performance, speed and confidence it has brought to their riding. The Shock and main linkage are mounted as low as possible in the frame, giving the Phoenix DH excellent cornering and handling characteristics and access to all damping adjustments on the shock while the two-part hollow BB/seat tube/main pivot forging is both lightweight and incredibly stiff. The Phoenix is the performance benchmark for all other DH bikes to follow.
Rear Travel: 8.15” (207mm)
Shock: Fox RC4
Head Angle: Adjustable with 0, and +/- ½, 1, or 1.375 degree settings via the Cane Creek Angleset
Bottom Bracket: Standard 83mm Threaded shell with ISCG mounts
Rear axle:150mm rear spacing with 12mm through axle. Changeable dropouts allow easy adjustment of wheelbase and BB height to suit course conditions
and rider preferences
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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