The 2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail 27. 5 X01 Complete Mountain Bike pairs all the versatility we loved in the 2016 version and adds 27. 5 wheels for an even smoother, more confident ride. Kitted out with SRAM's X01 one by and Guide RS hydraulic brakes, FOX's trail suspension kit, and smooth rolling DT Swiss XM 551 hoops, this whip straddles the worlds of XC and enduro to bring big hit durability and blazing speed to any trail.The 429 Trail's DW Link suspension owes its capabilities to a handful of queues taken from the Mach 6 and Phoenix, teasing a depth out of the 116mm travel that feels closer to a proper five inch trail bike. The canny cyclist may spot elements of Pivot's DH clevis and enduro lower linkage in this model, but the completely new upper linkage translates those big hit designs to the traction focused language of a trail bike. By bringing the 429SL's small bump compliance and race worthy trail contact into conversation with the Mach 6's terrain erasing capabilities, the 429 Trail defines the crossroads where XC speed meets fearless, enduro aggression.The frame itself begins life with Pivot's hollow core internal molding process for uniform, controlled wall thicknesses and material distribution. This process virtually eliminates inconsistencies and resin pooling, increasing structural integrity while targeting areas for weight loss. The frame rises from the mold with a 67. 5 degree head tube and relatively stubby chainstays, making it slack enough to challenge lines across rock gardens but nimble enough to pick its way through enduro grade terrain all while sticking climbs and roosting berms in the manner that made us fall in love with its immediate predecessor, the 429SL.The wide PF92 bottom bracket anchors the unbelievably stiff Boost 148110 axles, accommodating wider pivot placement for longer life in the suspension's bearings and a stiffer rear triangle. We suspect that the PF92Boost 148 collaboration is also responsible for the room to slam...