Building on the success of its predecessor, the 2016 Pivot Mach 6 Carbon X01 Complete Mountain Bike features a handful of updates inspired by Pivot's downhill firebird, the Phoenix, to bring it in line with the trend towards bigger, slacker, and more DH inspired enduro profiles. It comes outfitted with a SRAM X01 one by drivetrain, powerful SRAM Guide RS hydraulic brakes, plush Fox suspension package, and a smooth rolling set of DT Spline hoops. The frame's updates are focused primarily in the rear triangle, where the Phoenix's influence is most apparent. The double wishbone rear triangle is clearly carrying some downhill DNA, and it's combined with an ambitious upper linkage design that's 40% wider and engages the frame with larger bearings. Pivot continues the oversized trend in the rear axle with the new Boost 148mm standard, ushering the Mach 6 into the modern era of enduro, where tech seems to always be straddling the lines between trail riding and gravity. The cumulative effect of these changes is a claimed 150% increase in rear triangle stiffness, meaning that though the new Mach 6 leaves a wide, DH footprint it still climbs more like a four inch XC bike. The DW Link suspension design controlling the Mach 6's six inches of travel also does its part to maintain a secure climbing hold on rocky trails. Its anti squat tendencies maintain a firm pedaling platform while cleaning terrain riddled cruxes or picking lines with abandon across trail furniture. That responsiveness is matched on the opposite end of travel with a square edge capacity that feels virtually bottomless, so time saved on the climbs isn't lost because of overly cautious descending. Pivot's hollow core internal molding process returns unchanged 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's slacked out geometry and st...