Daily Rental: $89
Purchase Price: $5199
Pivot Mach 5.5 Description
The Pivot Mach 5.5 is probably the most overlooked and underestimated bike in our lineup. Strike that – the most overlooked bike in the industry! Right now, if it isn’t a featherweight XC bike, if it doesn’t have big wheels or 180mm of travel, no one cares. However, the Pivot Mach 5.5 is one of the most capable, versatile and fun trail bikes we carry. With 140mm of rear wheel travel, 160mm up front, 27.5 wheels equipped with meaty 2.6 rubber and carefully calculated geometry, the Pivot Mach 5.5 deftly splits the difference between a trail bike and an enduro rig. There’s almost nothing the Mach 5.5 can’t handle. This gets said way too much, but – if you want one bike that can really handle everything in the Hurricane trail portfolio, the Pivot Mach 5.5 is it.
The formula for the Mach 5.5’s scrappy versatility is threefold – geometry, suspension and tires. The reverse mullet suspension is 140mm of DW Link business in the back and 160mm of Fox 36 gravity party in the front. Do a careful geometry comparison and you’ll find the Mach 5.5 falls between enduro and trail bike territory. It’s an incredibly balanced and intuitive bike that’s as nearly as comfortable climbing as it is descending.
No one’s going to confuse the Mach 5.5 with a cross-country race bike. But it’s no slouch when you’re pedaling, either. Comfort and traction are not a problem. The 74.25° seat tube angle and DW Link rear suspension make it easy to sit, spin and keep things moving forward. When the climb gets steeper and rockier, the 66.5° head angle is a good compromise, helping keep the front wheel on the ground and allowing you to easily maneuver the bike up, over and around obstacles. Whether you’re spinning up Dead Ringer in the JEM trail system or finessing technical slickrock on Gooseberry Mesa, the Mach 5.5 has what it takes.
The Mach 5.5’s 2.6-inch Maxxis tires will surprise a lot of people. With lower pressure and more rubber on the trail, there’s a noticeable traction improvement and a smoother ride, uphill and down. They’re especially good on loose, rocky trails. There seems to be little or no downside, even when compared to 2.3 or 2.4 tires you’d expect to be faster and more efficient. The 2.6 Maxxis rubber makes the Mach 5.5 more stable, confident and fun on any kind of trail. What’s not to love?
We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t say a few words about the Pivot Mach 5.5’s DW Link suspension. Designed by suspension genius Dave Weigel, the DW Link is one of the most loved and respected mountain bike linkage systems. Mr. Weigel has designed a whole bunch of suspension systems but the DW Link is undoubtedly his most popular design. The reason? The DW Link is versatile, customizable and it does what it’s supposed to; it provides a smooth controlled ride in the rough and efficient pedaling on all kinds of trail surfaces. The Pivot Mach 5.5’s suspension feels a tad plusher than previous Pivot mountain bikes. The Mach 5.5 still pedals just as well as its predecessors, the Mach 6 and Mach 5.7. But it takes the edge off square-edged hits a little better than those bikes did – especially when you’re pedaling.
If you really want one bike to do it all, you’re not gonna do any better than the Pivot Mach 5.5. Different strokes for different folks and all that, but a 27.5 trail bike that’s just as much fun pedaling Hurricane Rim as it is on Grafton Mesa? The Mach 5.5 is your ride. We wouldn’t recommend it for a cross-country race or Red Bull Rampage. But for most anything in between, the Pivot Mach 5.5 will get ‘er done and leave you smiling!
Our Pivot Mach 5.5 rental build has a Shimano XT 1×11 drivetrain, Shimano SLX disc brakes, Fox 36 Performance Series fork and Fox DPS Performance Series shock, SUNringlé Düroc 35 aluminum wheelset and 2.6 Maxxis tires. It’s a reliable and reasonably-priced build that will perform well for all but the pickiest riders. If you have a good time on one of our Pivot Mach 5.5 rental bikes and we’ll happily send it home with you after adjusting the price for the number of days it’s been used. We can also get you a brand new Mach 5.5 – any build Pivot offers from SRAM XO1 to the “Team” XTR or XX1 bikes with Reynolds carbon wheels and top-of-the-line Fox Factory suspension. Even better – we’ll build you the custom, no-limits Pivot Mach 5.5 of your dreams. Tell us what you want, from decals to spokes, and we’ll make it happen.
*Price and specs subject to change.
Pivot Mach 5.5 Specs
The specs below are for our standard Pivot Mach 5.5 rental bikes. If you’d like to buy a bike, we can build it out with almost any components you want. Dream big!
|Drivetrain:||Shimano XT GS 1×11|
|Wheels:||SUNringlé Düroc 40|
|Tires:||Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR & Rekon EXO TR, 27.5×2.6|
|Frame:||140mm-travel Mach 5.5 carbon with Boost spacing|
|Fork:||160mm Fox Performance 36 with Boost spacing|
|Shock:||Fox Performance Float DPS|
|Brakes:||Shimano SLX M7000 disc brakes with 180mm rotors|
|Stem:||Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail – 55mm|
|Handlebar:||750mm Phoenix Race Low Rise aluminum|
|Seatpost:||KS LEV 100mm-150mm (XS-M)/Fox Transfer 150mm (L,XL)|
|Saddle:||Phoenix WTB Race Vigo|
|Headset:||Pivot Semi-Sealed Cartridge|
|Grips:||Phoenix Team Padloc|
*Prices and specs subject to change.
Pivot Mach 5.5 Geometry
|Size||XS (14.0″/ 356mm)||SM (15.5″/ 394mm)||MD (16.75″/ 426mm)||LG (18.0″/ 457mm)||XL (19.5″/ 495mm)|
|Virtual TT||21.96 in. / 558mm||22.99 in. / 584mm||24.28 in. / 617mm||25.17 in. / 639mm||26.26 in. / 667mm|
|Seat Tube Length||14.0 in. / 356mm||15.5 in. / 394mm||16.75 in. / 426mm||18.0 in. / 457mm||19.5 in. / 495mm|
|Head Tube Length||3.54 in. / 90mm||4.13 in. / 105mm||4.53 in. / 115mm||4.92 in. / 125mm||5.31 in. / 135mm|
|Bottom-Bracket Height||13.4 in. / 340mm||13.4 in. / 340mm||13.4 in. / 340mm||13.4 in. / 340mm||13.4 in. / 340mm|
|Chainstay Length||16.93 in. / 430mm||16.93 in. / 430mm||16.93 in. / 430mm||16.93 in. / 430mm||16.93 in. / 430mm|
|Stack Height||22.93 in. / 582mm||23.48 in. / 596mm||23.84 in. / 606mm||24.21 in. / 615mm||24.58 in. / 624mm|
|Reach Length||15.35 in. / 390mm||16.14 in. / 410mm||17.32 in. / 440mm||18.11 in. / 460mm||19.09 in. / 485mm|
|Standover Height||27.0 in. / 686mm||27.18 in. / 690mm||27.2 in. / 691mm||27.23 in. / 692mm||28.0 in. / 711mm|
|Wheelbase||43.95 in. / 1116mm||44.98 in. / 1143mm||46.32 in. / 1177mm||47.26 in. / 1200mm||48.4 in. / 1229mm|
Pivot Mach 5.5 Pricing
The prices and specs below are for standard kits offered by Pivot. If you want something else, feel free to mix and match as you please. We can build a custom Pivot Mach 5.5 for you with almost any component spec you want. We love building custom bikes! If you have any questions or want to talk about ordering and building your very own Pivot Mach 5.5 mountain bike, give us a call: (435)635-5455
|Race XT||Carbon||Shimano XT/SLX 1×11||Fox Performance 36||Fox Performance Float DPS||SUNringlé Düroc 35||$5,199|
|Race XO1||Carbon||SRAM Eagle XO1/GX 1×12||Fox Performance 36||Fox Performance Float DPS||SUNringlé Düroc 35||$5,699|
|Pro XT/XTR||Carbon||Shimano XT/XTR 1×11||Fox Factory 36||Fox Factory Float DPX2||DT Swiss M1700||$6,499|
|Pro XO1||Carbon||SRAM Eagle XO1 1×12||Fox Factory 36||Fox Factory Float DPX2||DT Swiss M1700||$7,499|
|Team XTR||Carbon||Shimano XTR 1×12||Fox Factory 36||Fox Factory Float DPX2||Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro||$8,899|
|Team XX1||Carbon||SRAM Eagle XX1 1×12||Fox Factory 36||Fox Factory Float DPX2||Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro||$9,399|
*Prices and specs subject to change.