Last year I had the pleasure of trying out a Pivot Mach 5.7 Carbon at Bontrager 24/12.  Now a near 6″ trail bike is not the type of bike you’d normally expect to be doing a 24hr solo race on and to be honest it wouldn’t be my first choice but on the other hand it didn’t hold me back much either.  It was light, and stiff, and on the downhills? well it was incredible.  If only they made a 29er hardtail I thought, maybe out of carbon.

Well that’s what they did, and its rapid, and they are kindly supporting me with one for 2013.


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