Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon

When I got back into mountain biking, a few seasons ago, one of the bikes I rode and LOVED was the Pivot Mach 5. That was the bike I realized, “Whoa, MTBs are really good now.”

They are and by bringing back the Mach 5, Pivot is returning to their roots.

The original Mach 5.7 Carbon was the most popular, best loved bike we’ve ever produced. We wanted to update the design, and knew that it had to be absolutely perfect for all the riders out there waiting for the next generation,” said Pivot Cycles President and CEO, Chris Cocalis. “The Mach 5.5 Carbon embodies everything that made the original rise above the competition, with key updates to make it a true next-generation trail bike – it features our trail-adapted long and low geometry, an evolved mid-travel linkage for incredible small bump compliance, an all-new carbon layup with lighter weight, higher modulus materials, and clearance for up to 2.6” wide tires.

The Mach 5.5 Carbon builds on Pivot’s legacy of their renowned Mach 5.7 Carbon as a quintessential trail bike. With 140mm of rear travel, it sticks the dirt and pedals efficiently. That’s what got my attention, I was riding a full suspension bike that handled like a hardtail when climbing.

On descents, the 160mm travel Fox 36 fork sucks up the bumps. And, the 5.5 is just fun, as it should be.


The Mach 5.5 Carbon is offered in five sizes to fit riders from 4’11” to 6’7”. Every size option, including size XS, fits a full-size water bottle inside the front triangle. It is available as a complete bike, with builds weighing under 27lbs (12.2kg), complete with a dropper, and with frame weights as low as 5.2lbs(2.35kg).


The Mach 5.5 Carbon complete bike is available immediately in two color options (black or red), and in nine different Shimano or SRAM configurations ranging from $4,899 to $10,199 USD. It is also available as a frameset for $3,099.

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