I had a chance today to take out a Pivot Mach 429 for ride around Murphy. I gotta say, for someone who almost always rides a hard tail 29 I was quite impressed. I could have used a slightly longer post and stem but I made do. The best thing about this bike that I noticed was while climbing up root-y or rocky sections. The rear suspension made the jolts disappear leaving me with less body english to work it through. This bike will be at the shop for about 2 weeks so if you are looking at full-sus options your more than welcome to take it out for a real ride.
Oh, it’s a medium. Check the Pivot website and see if this is your size before coming over.