Off the back of a strong season in WC Downhill with Bernard Kerr steering the Pivot Phoenix into the consistent top 20 placings, Pivot have revamped the Phoenix and it looks faster than ever! Get all the details direct from Pivot below:

Just in time for the 2016 season, Pivot Cycles has unveiled the all new Phoenix DH Carbon. Driven directly by Pivot’s work with the Pivot Factory racing team, the new chassis is 2/3 of a pound lighter and yet incredibly strong and stiff. With tons of new details that make it the fastest and most technically advanced World Cup-tested downhill design available, this is the right choice for racers on the hunt for podium spots in 2016.

Pivot Phoenix Action Shot

In a video filled with great riding in Queenstown, NZ, the Pivot Factory Racing team (including 2015 King of Crankworx, Bernard Kerr), share their experiences on the Phoenix – details include Eliot Jackson’s perspective on using frame size as a tuning option, the team’s decision to run the incredible Fox Float X2 rear shock, and Emilie Siegenthaler’s take on setting up the Phoenix DH Carbon for riders from 5’4” all the way up to 6’7”.

The Phoenix DH Carbon frame itself features even more tire clearance for big knobs and muddy tracks, new additional frame protection on the rear-triangle upright, chainstay and seatstay, as well as the mechanic-endorsed Pivot Cable Port System for clean, easy to maintain internal routing for all your component choices.
Pricing, Specifications, and Availability: The Phoenix DH Carbon frameset features a Fox Factory Float X2 shock with EVOL air sleeve and will retail for $3,299USD (approx €2950).

Pivot Phoenix Action Shot 2

Pivot offers 2 complete bike builds, with either Shimano Saint ($7,599USD)(approx €6800) or Zee ($5,499)(approx €4920) drivetrains. The Saint complete bike also includes the option to upgrade to the same Reynolds Carbon wheelset as used by the Pivot Factory Racing team, as pictured above for a complete bike price of $8,499USD(approx €7600). All build options are in stock and ready to ship now, as are sizes Small, Medium and Large. Size X-large begins shipping in 4 weeks. All options can be ordered immediately from authorized Pivot Dealers.

For more information on the Phoenix visit the Pivot-Website.

Words: Pivot PR Photos: Pivot PR / Colin Meagher

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