Pivot Phoenix Carbon
Fast. As. Hell.
The Phoenix Carbon is the lightest, strongest, fastest, most technically advanced downhill chassis in the world. This is the same bike that’s been ridden to success at Crankworx, on the World Cup downhill circuit and at the Red Bull Hardline — it’s also the rig that countless everyday shredders have used to reach the podium, drop jaws at the bike park and thoroughly blow minds out on the trail. You’re looking at a gravity sled that shrugs off monster gaps, is ridiculously quick on the gas and blends high-speed control with jump-line playfulness. This is the Phoenix Carbon. This is fast.
Crazy Light. Crazy Strong. Completely Carbon.
When you’re flying down a World Cup-level DH run, you don’t want to be thinking, “Is this carbon frame good enough?” At times like that, good enough is never good enough. Which is why the Phoenix Carbon chassis is constructed using our own hollow-core, internal, high-compression carbon molding process. The result is perfect carbon consistency and class-leading strength.
Or, to put a finer point on it, the result is a sub 31-pound downhill bike that you (particularly, if you’re Bernard Kerr) can use to land a 30-foot gap into a nose wheelie with total confidence. It’s confidence backed by a 10-year warranty. Let ‘er rip.
Unrivaled Rear Suspension
Dave Weagle’s dw‐link® rear suspension is renowned for its ability to devour massive hits, yet pedal efficiently—it’s why no other DH bike can touch the Phoenix Carbon when it comes to transferring your power into speed. What’s more, because the Phoenix Carbon doesn’t squat or bob under pedaling forces, we are able to lower the Phoenix’s bottom bracket and slacken its head angle.
The end result? You get absolute control in the most technical sections and precise handling on the faster, wide-open sections of the course.
Exceptional Control and Adjustability
We equip the Phoenix with a Fox Float X2—an air-sprung shock with a wealth of World Cup wins to its credit. We’ve extensively tested the Phoenix with a variety of coil shocks. Fox’s Float X2, however, offers the best performance. Hands down. All of our team riders prefer its superior control, adjustability and plush feel.
Fox’s X2 shock gives you amazing tuning options thanks to features such as volume-adjust spacers, as well as independent high and low-speed compression and rebound adjusters. What else do we like about the X2? Amazing sensitivity, great durability and a seamless transition between the response to small and large impacts.
In short, the air-sprung Fox Float X2 is a shock that lets you ride faster, with greater confidence.
A lot of bikes do only one thing well—either bike park or downhill racing. We designed the Phoenix to excel at both and its geometry is key to that. The bike is long up front, short out back and decidedly low. What’s more, the Phoenix is available in a range of reach measurements that accommodate a wide range of rider sizes and riding styles.
Every size Phoenix Carbon frame has the same headtube length and seat tube lengths — you just pick the reach that fits your style.
If you’re looking for a racecourse missile, run a larger size to get a longer toptube and roomier race stance. Want a shorter, more playful fit for bike park riding? Go down a size for a bike that handles the park with style.
On top of that, you can sharpen or slacken the Phoenix’s head angle with our adjustable +/‐ .75 degree headset option. With the Phoenix Carbon, you have options.
Every Detail Matters
Downhill bikes take a beating—we built the Phoenix to hold up for the long haul. Our cold-forged links, for instance, pivot on Enduro Max Cartridge Bearings for seasons of silky-smooth performance. Ultra durable, rubberized, molded downtube and swingarm protection fend off flying rocks. Integrated rubber fork stops at the headtube offer even more protection; and those same stops are part of the Pivot Cable Port System—the cleanest and easiest-to-use internal routing system around. No chairlift in sight and you need to pedal to the top? We made the Phoenix Carbon compatible with internal dropper posts for just that reason.
Phoenix DH Carbon Features
- Bomber—yet ultra light—full carbon frame featuring leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot's proprietary molding technology
- 204mm of supple yet efficient dw‐link® suspension
- 27.5‐inch wheels for faster runs, bigger tire contact patch and increased stability
- Ultra-adjustable Fox Float X2 Evol shock
- Hassle-free, full-length, internal cable routing w/ Pivot's exclusive cable port system
- Available in sizes S, M, L, XL for riders between 5'4" and 6'7"
- Complete bike and frame-only options
- 10-year warranty