Pivot Cycles unveils the Phoenix 2011, its first downhill mountain bike. Although it may have similar leverage ratio curve with the Iron Horse Sunday, it has 207mm travel and provides a different feel on suspension and spring.
The Phoenix is made with aluminum, hydroformed tubes and machined pieces. It uses Dave Weagle’s DW-link suspension design and has pivots that run on EnduroMax bearings. The lower link is 17mm and upper link axles are 16mm.
It features a headtube with 64 degrees slack that can be modified by +/- ½, 1 or 1.375 degrees. The dropouts are replaceable and permits chainstay length and bottom bracket height tuning. The chainstays are set at 17.25 inches while the bottom bracket is at 13.6 inches.
The Phoenix features Fox RC4 shock and 83mm bottom bracket. ISCG mounts are in place with a 12mm-through rear axle. It weighs 16.8kg and colors are black and white. The Pivot Phoenix will be available by January 2011.