Founder Chris Cocalis wanted to pursue his passion for building bikes that push the envelope. Pivot wanted to pay homage to the belief that technology can better a riding experience. Way back in 2007 carbon was just starting to appear in the mountain bike world but Pivot felt that carbon wasn’t an advantage, so they stuck to aluminium for the Mach 4 and the Mach 5.
The Mach 4 is still in Pivot’s lineup and the Mach 5 has grown into the Mach 5.5. Pivot has also added the Mach 6, the Phoenix DH bike, the Shuttle e-bike and a number of different models.
A lot has changed since Pivot’s humble beginnings in 2007. What hasn’t changed is that their full suspension bikes are still using Dave Weagle’s famed DW-Link. A design that was made famous in the early 2000’s by the Iron Horse Sunday. The DW-Link has been used on the Pivot’s since 2005 and can still be found on all of their full suspension bikes.