18
Aug
2016

2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

8/18/2016 : sicklines

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

Pivot Cycles has revamped the Firebird! Featuring 170mm of travel with new long and low geometry. Details inside from Pivot along with some detailed photos we took at Whistler.

The new Firebird features some of the longest reach measurements in the sport, combined with super-short 16.95” chainstays and Boost spacing, and fits 27.5” wheels with tires up to 2.5” wide.

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

 

The Firebird is the no-compromise, Holy Grail of long travel mountain bikes – both an enduro bike that devours park runs and a technical climber that relishes huge lines and blazing descents. Building on its reputation as the bike for all-day missions on black diamond terrain, the Firebird now features Phoenix DH-inspired long reach measurements combined with a 65-degree head angle to deliver unmatched stability and handling.

“The Firebird is already known as long travel bike that can take huge hits and is also an incredibly capable technical climber,” said Pivot Cycles President and CEO, Chris Cocalis. “This new bike takes that reputation for enduro-versatility and ups the ante by incorporating our long and low geometry, and super short chainstays. This geometry really puts the rider “in” the bike, and adds up to an incredibly stable ride at high speeds and in super steep technical challenges.”

The Firebird, with 170mm of dw-link™ suspension, is the best choice for riders seeking a no-compromises bike for all-day missions on black-diamond terrain. The new carbon frame design enabled Pivot’s engineering team to drop weight (it is easy to build a complete Firebird under 28 pounds), increase strength and stiffness, and incorporate Pivot’s signature design features – the same double wishbone rear triangle and linkage design found on the Phoenix DH, Boost spacing, the Pivot Cable Port System for super clean internal cable routing and fully Di2 integration and ultra-quiet, low durometer rubberized frame protection.

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

Pricing, Specifications, and Availability:

The Firebird is available as a complete bike in 9 different configurations ranging from $4,999 to $9,899 USD. The Firebird is available immediately, in all sizes, at key Pivot Dealers worldwide.

  • Full carbon frame featuring leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot’s proprietary hollow core internal molding technology
  • Phoenix DH-influenced long and low geometry
  • Short 430mm (16.95”) chainstays
  • 170mm dw-link™ rear suspension with upper clevis and linkage and double wishbone rear triangle
  • Fox Float Factory X2 rear shock*
  • Features a 170mm Fox 36 Factory fork
  • 27.5 wheel compatible, fits tires up to 2.5” wide
  • Boost™ spacing front and rear ? Front derailleur compatible with Pivot’s stealth E-Type mounting system.
  • 180mm rear post mounts (no adaptor required)
  • Pivot Cable Port system for easy internal routing of shifters, brakes and droppers and full Di2 Integration
  • Internal dropper post compatible ? Cold forged alloy linkages with Enduro Max Cartridge Bearings
  • New ultra quiet low durometer rubberized frame protection
  • Available in sizes S, M, L, XL for riders between 5’4″ and 6’7

The Firebird is the no-compromise, Holy Grail of long travel mountain bikes – both an enduro bike that devours park runs and a technical climber that relishes huge lines and blazing descents. Building on its reputation as the bike for all-day missions on black diamond terrain, the Firebird now features Phoenix DH-inspired long reach measurements combined with a 65-degree head angle to deliver unmatched stability and handling.

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

For enduro racers, the tough and light Firebird’s peerless climbing traction, descending capability and instant acceleration makes this the perfect choice for the steep courses of the Enduro World Series. For park riders, the Firebird’s long front-center and short chainstay combination provides that nimble, snappy feel that encourages bold line choices while staying fully in control at World Cup speeds.

GEOMETRY Chart
Taking a page from the Phoenix DH Carbon’s progressive geometry, the Firebird features some of the longest reach measurements in the sport, combined with super-short, 16.95”chainstays. The resulting long front-center keeps the front wheel in contact with the trail on the ups and gives the Firebird a perfectly balanced, highly capable technical climbing ability over rough terrain. When descending, the Firebird’s long and low geometry puts the rider “in” the bike for increased stability at high speeds and on steep technical challenges while the short chainstay
measurements provide a maneuverable, dynamic ride that makes it easy to put the bike where you want it. DW-Link Dave Weagle, the brains behind dw-link® and Chris Cocalis, Pivot’s president and founder, collaborate on every Pivot suspension design.

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

* XTR/XT Pro, and XO1 Eagle Pro bikes feature the Float X2 Performance rear shock, which features hard anodized body and independent low speed compression and rebound adjustments. XT Race builds feature the Float X Performance rear shock and Fox 36 Performance Boost fork.

CARBON DESIGN Long days both up and down the mountain require a strong chassis that is light enough to make climbing fun. The heart of the new Firebird is a uniquely designed Pivot carbon frame with a Phoenix DH-inspired double wishbone rear triangle and ultra-stiff linkage design. With our own hollow core, internal, high compression carbon molding process and the right combination of composite materials and shapes, we are able to deliver a high end frame that meets the same stringent testing requirements for strength and stiffness as our downhill bike at a lower weight, making it possible to build a complete bike below 28 pounds.

ALL THE RIGHT DETAILS The Firebird features the latest version of the Pivot Cable Port system. This system offers easy, clean internal routing of shifters, brakes and droppers and features large ports for quick and easy routing and service. Housing clamps each entry and exit point keep all your lines 100% secure and quiet, because nobody likes a noisy bike.

, 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon – 170mm DW-Link, 27.5″ wheels

For those seeking every advantage, the Firebird offers full Di2 electronic shifting integration co-developed in partnership with Shimano. The Firebird comes all prepped and ready for 1X gearing, but is easily set up for two chainrings via Pivot’s ultra-clean, removable front derailleur mount.

This precisely engineered mount offers the best shifting performance you can get, utilizing Shimano’s new side-swing front derailleur system and is included with every frame. Other essential details include ultra-quiet, low durometer, rubberized frame protection in all the key locations, 180mm post mount disc brake mounts for easy set up and weight savings, and Enduro Max cartridge bearings throughout.

The Firebird is available in four sizes to fit riders from 5’4” to 6’7”+ from S to XL.

How wide of a tire can I run on the Firebird?
The Firebird was designed to run 27.5” wheels with up to 2.5” tires. We are partial to the new line of Maxxis Wide Trail tires that come in either 2.4” or 2.5” depending on the model. All Firebird complete bikes come with 2.5”Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5” Wide Trail front and 2.4”Minion DHRII Wide Trail rear. The Firebird is not 27.5+ compatible.

PERFECT BUILDS FROM PIVOT The Firebird complete bike models are designed with high-performance, rugged riding in mind, with both durability and light weight as key considerations. Pivot offers a full range of specification levels to meet your performance requirements, and every build is one we ride ourselves.

Visit our complete bike tab for complete details on the many different available for your bike. We take quality and workmanship seriously at Pivot, and know that the details are what make a great rider experience. Every Pivot Cycles frame undergoes a 28-step assembly and quality control check to ensure that every ride on the Firebird exceeds your expectations.
http://www.pivotcycles.com/bike/firebird


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