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Pivot joins the lightweight eMTB ranks with the new Shuttle SL

Pivot joins the lightweight eMTB ranks with the new Shuttle SL

Pivot has been in the electric mountain bike game since 2017, when it launched the Shuttle . In 2022, it has joined the growing number…

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Pivot has been in the electric mountain bike game since 2017, when it launched the Shuttle . In 2022, it has joined the growing number of companies offering a lightweight, slightly lower-powered eMTB with the Shuttle SL.

The Shuttle SL delivers 132mm of DW-Link suspension at the rear, with either 140mm or 150mm-travel forks at the front. The carbon frame holds a Fazua Ride 60 motor, as well as a 430Wh battery.

The news of the Shuttle quickly follows the launch of Trek’s Fuel EXe , and bikes such as the Orbea Rise and Specialized’s SL versions of its numerous eMTB offerings.

Pivot decided it wanted to deviate from the script of most eMTB builders by offering a bike that, it says, focuses on the dynamic of trail riding, with low weight, refined suspension, crisp handling and claimed game-changing performance.

As such, at the top end of the build options, the Team WC model comes in below 16.5kg – very light for a bike of this type. Pivot Shuttle SL battery and motor details

Pivot has turned to Fazua to power the Shuttle SL, with the brand’s Ride 60 motor providing the drive.

The motor is relatively compact, and weighs just under 2kg. It provides up to 60Nm of torque, 10Nm more than Trek’s motor, and the same as the tuned-down Shimano motor in the Orbea Rise.It’s paired with a 430Wh battery, integrated (and non-removable) low down in the bike’s down tube. This is larger in capacity than the batteries found in the Trek, […]

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