LAS VEGAS, USA (AVING Special Report on 'interbike 2008') -- <Visual News> Pivot Cycles launched its newest trail bike at the Interbike Expo in Las Vegas from September 24-26, 2008. The much anticipated Pivot Firebird is a 167mm (6.5 – inch) travel bike that is at home on epic rides as it is on shuttle runs.
Dave Weagle, dw-link designer, and Pivot designer Kevin Tisue collaborated with Cocalis to get this bike dialed. Weagle's successful downhill bikes combined with Tisue's downhill racing experience gave the Firebird touches that every go big rider loves.
The dw-link's position sensitive anti-squat characteristics allows the Firebird to soak up the big hits, but makes for a bike with exceptional climbing and snappy acceleration.
One secret to the Firebird's downhill prowess is the floating shock mount that gives the bike a variable shock rate, giving precise control over the suspension performance at every point in the travel.
The result is awesome small bump compliance and a controlled ride for every size and speed of hit imaginable, allowing you to ride faster and in control.
The Firebird features patent-pending technology to improve the overall trail riding experience. The Pivot Firebird is equipped to run a triple chainring for trail riding, but comes with ISCG mounts to mount a single ring chain guide setup for shuttle runs.
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