Credit for pictures : Pivot cycles
New Pivot Mach 6 is a brand new bike, not just an evolution of the current carbon Mach frame. The brand worked during two years to increase the efficiency of its killing suspension system (DW link) and to integrate with dynamism new 650B wheels.
So here is how an pure american brand thinks about an enduro bike.
There is no doubt – the bike is the signature of Pivot. The (incomplete) internal cable routing, as the nice integrated protections, are good to glamour and to protect the nice treatment of the carbon fiber.
Rear travel is managed by an evolution of the DW link suspension design. Mach 6 is for 6 inches of travel – 155mn. The last suspension design was already recognized as super stiff and efficient. The move of the upper link behind the avanced seat tube is explained as a solution to increase versatility and efficiency. it promises a lot !
Short chainstay (430mn) associated to a 66° head tube angle are great up-to-date ratios for most of the enduro bikes.