Meet The New Boss - Pivot Cycles Introduces Firebird 27.5
Redesigned Model Set to Debut at Sea Otter
you're sending it in Whistler, gunning for the overall in Downieville or
pinning 30-minute descents on a 6-hour epic through the Rockies, the Firebird
27.5 has your back. By many accounts, the 26-inch version was the ultimate
long-travel trail bike, revered for its unique combination of climbing
traction, acceleration, and descending capabilities. That excellent pedigree
made it the ideal starting point for a 27.5 chassis.
new Firebird 27.5-inch model takes everything that's great about the Firebird
and makes it better. It's definitely a favorite around our office," offers
Pivot president and CEO Chris Cocalis, "Within a line of very versatile
bikes it stands out because it really is a quiver-of-one. It rewards and
inspires confidence for an aggressive rider."
original 26-inch Firebird was unique. The level of engineering sophistication,
obsessive production tolerances and attention to detail rare qualities in the
category. The 27.5 shares all of those attributes. For a brawler of a bike,
there was (and still is) a ton going on both on the surface and under it, a
quality defining all of Pivot's offerings.
evolution to the 27.5-inch standard is a testament to Pivot's belief that boundaries
exist to be pushed against, in this case re-engineering a very successful and
award-winning platform to accommodate a wheel size that made more sense for its
make the best even better, the headtube angle has been slackened, the low BB
height maintained, and the amazing Fox Racing Shox 34 added, a 160mm travel
27.5-specific fork that complements already best-in-class handling.
Firebird 27.5 continues the tradition of its predecessor. It's a showcase of
cross-functional capability, providing riders with the confidence, capability
and performance to excel across a wide range of demands. With the update to
27.5 wheels, the boundaries between disciplines become less defined; the
frontiers pushed back to reveal new terrain, new speeds and record-breaking
performance in enduro racing, park and gravity riding or the occasional DH
spanking new Firebird 27.5. Now with more BRAAP. We can talk all day about how
rad it is. But riding is believing.
new Firebird 27.5 along with the rest of the Pivot Cycles line will be
available for media and consumer demo at this weekend's Sea Otter Classic with
bikes shipping in May. To view a schedule of upcoming demo stops or to locate a
Pivot dealer, please visit www.pivotcycles.com.
- 6.6" (167mm) rear travel.
- dw-link suspension design with rearward wheel travel path.
Incredible square edge bump performance and unparalleled pedaling
- Pivot specific, custom valved Fox CTD or DHX Kashima coated
shock technology featuring increased rider tunability and incredible small bump
- Full 1.5 head tube with custom Pivot angled headset design
optimizing the Firebird 27.5 as an ultimate Enduro machine.
- ISCG O5 mounts included for single ring and chain guide
- Patented Pivot floating front derailleur mount. Keeps the
chain in the sweet spot of the derailleur for better chain retention. Combined
with our custom MRP LRP 2X chain guide, our floating front derailleur mount
creates perfect shifting performance and worry-free chain retention even
the roughest conditions.
- 142mm rear spacing with 12mm through axle and 160mm post
mount dropouts. Why? Maximum. Frame. Stiffness.