PIVOT FIREBIRD 29 XT/XTR

PRICE: R69 000 (BUILD KIT: FRAME, REAR SHOCK, FORK, HEAD­SET, BB, CRANKS) WWW.GETSTOKED.CO.ZA

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Birth Of An Icon - – Louis Maz­zante

This bike shouldn’t be. It shouldn’t be agile (can you even see the front wheel with all that reach?). It shouldn’t climb eas­ily (170mm of travel is for lifts, right?). It shouldn’t ac­cel­er­ate (it’s what, 13, 14kg?). It shouldn’t pop off rocks and roots and bend to your whims in the air (be­cause that’s just not what big bikes do!). But this big 29er with Pivot’s DW-Link sus­pen­sion does all that – su­perbly. Of ev­ery bike I’ve tried, this one most fully de­liv­ers on the prom­ise of a bike that you can ride – fast – on any ter­rain. I’d take it to the bike park. I’d take it to my punchy XC trails. I’d take it any­where. This bike shouldn’t ex­ist, but it does. And it’s chang­ing ev­ery­thing.

BIG WHEELS AND EVEN BIG­GER (170MM) TRAVEL!

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