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Firebird 29

CRUSHES CLIMBS, SLAYS DECENT…AND REWRITES THE 29ER PLAYBOOK

Enduro courses. World Cup Downhill courses. It’s hard to tell the difference between the two these days. Well, right up until the point when you have to grind your way to the top of the absolute hairball descent—that would be enduro. And that is also where the new Firebird 29 enters the picture—with its speed generating 29er wheels and a penchant for kicking ass. The Firebird 29’s big wheels gobble up miles with ease, roll right over the gnar and add insane levels of traction to the mix. But this is no monster truck. The Firebird 29 is a lightweight machine that boasts a poppy, lively feel that long-travel 29ers have never possessed. Until now.

Rear Travel - 162mm
162mm

Rear Travel

Wheel Size - 29"
29"

Wheel Size

Material - Carbon
Carbon

Material

Playful Yet Stable

The Firebird 29 features a long front center, short chainstays, a low center of gravity and a decidedly slack 65-degree head angle to deliver unmatched stability and handling. Plus, a new flip-chip adjustment system in its upper linkage offers quick and easy geometry fine tuning. Taking a page from the Phoenix DH Carbon’s progressive geometry, the Firebird combines some of the longest reach measurements in the sport, with short, 16.96” (431mm) chainstays. The Firebird’s long and low geometry gives you increased stability at high speeds and on steep technical challenges, while its short chainstays provide a maneuverable, dynamic ride that makes it easy to put the bike precisely where you want it. 

The Bomb-Proof Bantam Weight

The Firebird 29 has a lot to live up to. On one hand, it needs to withstand repeated pummelings at bike parks and on the toughest trails. It has to be bomb proof. On the other hand, it also needs to be incredibly light—this bike is meant to give you an edge on the climbs. Since a 29er wheelset inherently packs more grams than the same wheelset in a smaller, 27.5 diameter, we knew there couldn‘t be any fat on the Firebird 29 frame. So, we made it both bomb proof and lean. Thanks to our own hollow-core, high-compression carbon molding process and an exacting combination of composite materials and shapes, we are able to deliver an ultra-light frame that meets the same stringent testing requirements for strength and stiffness as our World Cup downhill bike. Firebird frames weigh in at a mere 7 pounds (3.2kg) while complete bikes tip the scales at sub-30 pounds(13.5kg).

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Pivot Firebird 29 - Slate Blue - Enduro Mountain Bike Australia
Pivot Firebird 29 - Slate Blue - Enduro Mountain Bike Australia
Slate Blue
Slate Blue
Steel Blue
Steel Blue
Sandstorm
Sandstorm

from $8,499.00

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Kit
Team XTR
Team XX1 AXS
Pro XO1
Pro XT/XTR
Race X01
Race XT
Starting Price
$13,999.00
$15,999.00
$11,999.00
$10,999.00
$9,499.00
$8,499.00
Frame
Firebird 29
Firebird 29
Firebird 29
Firebird 29
Firebird 29
Firebird 29
Material
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
Wheel Size
29"
29"
29"
29"
29"
29"
Rear Shock
Fox Factory Float X2
Fox Factory Float X2
Fox Factory Float X2
Fox Factory Float X2
Fox Performance Float DPX2
Fox Performance Float DPX2
Fork
Fox Factory 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP2 - 170mm
Fox Factory 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP2 - 170mm
Fox Factory 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP2 - 170mm
Fox Factory 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP2 - 170mm
Fox Performance 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP - 170mm
Fox Performance 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP - 170mm
Headset
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed
Sram XX1 Eagle AXS 12-Speed
Sram X01 Eagle 12-Speed
Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed
Sram X01 Eagle 12-Speed
Shimano XT M8100 SGS 12-Speed
Shifter
Shimano XTR M9100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
Sram XX1 Eagle AXS 12-Speed
Sram X01 Eagle 12-Speed
Shimano XT M8100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
Sram GX Eagle 12-Speed
Shimano SLX M7100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
Brakes
Shimano XTR M9120 4-piston
SRAM Code RSC 4-piston
Sram Code RSC 4-piston
Shimano XT M8120 4-piston
Sram Code R 4-piston
Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston
Crankset
Race Face Next R 32t
Sram XX1 Eagle DUB SL 32t
Sram X01 Eagle DUB 32t
Race Face Æffect R 32t
Sram Descendant 7k Eagle DUB 32t
Race Face Ride 32t
Handlebar
Phoenix Team Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
Phoenix Team Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
Phoenix Team Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
Phoenix Team Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum - 800mm
Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum - 800mm
Grips
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Stem
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Seatpost
Fox Transfer Factory Series 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD-LG), 175mm (XL)
Rock Shox Reverb AXS 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD-LG), 170mm (XL)
Fox Transfer Factory Series 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD-LG), 175mm (XL)
Fox Transfer Factory Series 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD-LG), 175mm (XL)
Fox Transfer Performance Elite 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD-LG), 175mm (XL)
Fox Transfer Performance Elite 125mm (SM), 150mm (MD-LG), 175mm (XL)
Saddle
Phoenix WTB Team High Tail Trail
Phoenix WTB Team High Tail Trail
Phoenix WTB Pro High Tail Trail
Phoenix WTB Pro High Tail Trail
Phoenix WTB Race High Tail Trail
Phoenix WTB Race High Tail Trail
Cassette
Shimano XTR M9100 10-51t
Sram XG-1299 10-52t
Sram XG-1275 10-52t
Shimano XT M8100 10-51t
Sram XG-1275 10-52t
Shimano SLX M7100 10-51t
Wheels
DT Swiss CR 1600 SPLINE 22mm - 700C
Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Wide Trail w/ Industry Nine hub, 34mm - 29" 15x110 F/12x157 R
DT Swiss XM1700 w/ DT Swiss 350 hub
DT Swiss XM1700 w/ DT Swiss 350 hub
DT Swiss M1900 w/ DT Swiss 370 hub, 30mm - 29" 15x110 F/12x157 R
DT Swiss M1900 w/ DT Swiss 370 hub, 30mm - 29" 15x110 F/12x157 R
Wheel Upgrades
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Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Wide Trail w/ Industry Nine hub, 34mm - 29" 15x110 F/12x157 R ADD $1,300 MSRP
Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Wide Trail w/ Industry Nine hub, 34mm - 29" 15x110 F/12x157 R ADD $1,300 MSRP
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Tires
Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA
Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA
Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA
Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA
Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA
Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO , MAXXTERRA
Rotors
Shimano XTR CenterLock - 203mm Shimano XTR CenterLock - 180mm
Sram Centerline CenterLock - 200mm Sram Centerline CenterLock - 180mm
Sram Centerline CenterLock - 200mm Sram Centerline CenterLock - 180mm
Shimano XT CenterLock - 203mm Shimano XT CenterLock - 180mm
Sram Centerline 6-bolt - 200mm Sram Centerline 6-bolt - 180mm
Shimano SLX 6-bolt - 203mm Shimano SLX 6-bolt - 180mm
Chain
Shimano CN-M9100 12-Speed
Sram XX1 Eagle 12-Speed
Sram X01 Eagle 12-Speed
Shimano CN-M8100 12-Speed
Sram GX Eagle 12-Speed
Shimano CN-M7100 12-Speed

Geometry & Sizing

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 Firebird 29 Geometry & Sizing
SmallSM
MediumMD
LargeLG
Extra LargeXL
ASeat Tube Length (C-T)
39.37 cm
42.42 cm
45.72 cm
49.53 cm
39.37 cm
42.42 cm
45.72 cm
49.53 cm
BTop Tube Length
59.44 cm
62.48 cm
64.52 cm
67.06 cm
59.44 cm
62.48 cm
64.77 cm
67.06 cm
CHead Tube Length
9.50 cm
10.49 cm
11.51 cm
12.50 cm
9.50 cm
10.49 cm
11.51 cm
12.50 cm
DHead Tube Angle
65.50°
65.50°
65.50°
65.50°
65.00°
65.00°
65.00°
65.00°
ESeat Tube Angle
75.0°
75.0°
75.0°
75.0°
74.5°
74.5°
74.5°
74.5°
FChain Stay Length
42.90 cm
42.90 cm
42.90 cm
42.90 cm
43.10 cm
43.10 cm
43.10 cm
43.10 cm
GBottom Bracket Height
35.38 cm
35.38 cm
35.38 cm
35.38 cm
34.80 cm
34.80 cm
34.80 cm
34.80 cm
HStandover Height
68.94 cm
69.55 cm
70.89 cm
71.91 cm
68.33 cm
68.91 cm
70.28 cm
71.30 cm
IWheelbase
118.6 cm
121.7 cm
124.2 cm
126.6 cm
118.5 cm
121.6 cm
124.0 cm
126.5 cm
Stack
59.94 cm
60.96 cm
61.72 cm
62.74 cm
60.45 cm
61.21 cm
62.23 cm
63.25 cm
Reach
43.18 cm
45.97 cm
48.01 cm
50.04 cm
42.93 cm
45.47 cm
47.50 cm
49.53 cm

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Engineer's Corner

Get everything you need to know about the Firebird 29.

  • Aggressive geometry for the ultimate in all-mountain, enduro, bike park and extreme trail performance.
  • Phoenix DH inspired longer dw-link® maximizes the Mach 6’s rearward wheel-path for erasing square edge bumps and maximizing control.
  • 158mm rear suspension travel featuring a vertically mounted trunnion metric coil-over or air shocks combined with 160mm front travel for unrivaled suspension performance.
  • 160mm-travel Fox 38 Grip 2 fork with a DHX2 coil shock on Pro and Team builds deliver legendary park and extreme terrain performance with confidence for the big hits.
  • Lightweight FOX 36 with Float X2 air shock and FOX Live Valve options maximize pedaling performance while reducing overall weight.
  • Race level builds equipped with the incredible Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Air and Bomber CR coil-over shock for no hassle performance and maximum fun.
  • Quick accelerating 27.5" wheels guarantee a nimble, playful ride quality across all build options.
  • Fits tires up to 27.5x2.6” wide and comes stock with Maxxis Assegai 2.5” tires front and rear.
  • Hassle-free, full-length, internal cable routing with Pivot’s easy to service and ultra-quiet Pivot Cable Port System.
  • Fits riders between 4'10" and 6'2” with X-Small to Large size offerings.
  • Pivot’s full carbon frame feature size-specific ride tuning, leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot's proprietary hollow core molding technology to ensure that every rider from 4’10” to 6’2” has a bike that feels perfect and performs at the optimum level for their size.
  • Pivot Tool Dock system compatible with mounts under the top tube and integrated into the underside of the frame.
Which size bike should I purchase?
To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. However, we can provide a rough guideline:

- Small: 5’4? – 5’9?
- Medium: 5’8? – 5’11”
- Large: 5’11” – 6’3?
- X-Large: 6’2?

We suggest that you pick your Firebird 29 size based on your riding style. The Firebird 29 features our longest geometry to date (increased reach measurements). Combined with both shorter seat tube and head tube measurements per size – this geometry means that most riders can go up or down a size and should base their choice on riding-style, reach and stem length preferences. Be sure to also consult our dropper post fit guide when making your selection. You can always reach out to us on Live Chat for additional guidance.
How do I set the sag on my bike?
We make it easy to get the best ride out of your Pivot bike with a simple sag indicator already installed on your shock, and this follow-along video featuring our own Bernard Kerr:

https://vimeo.com/pivotcycles/sag
How much does it weigh?
Variables in frame size, discrepancies in scale calibrations, and method of weighing (with or without pedals and such) all lead to inaccurate comparisons, so we choose not to publish our bike weights. Pivot bicycles are among the lightest available, but the weight is only one of many factors that make a great bicycle. Other aspects such as frame stiffness, strength, durability, and ride quality are just as important as weight to our engineers when designing our Hollow Core Carbon and aluminum frames. Instead of comparing grams online, we suggest you visit your local Pivot dealer and see our attention to detail, smart, high value spec, and class leading features. Bring a scale if you’d like, but take just one demo ride and you’ll feel why Pivot Cycles are the most well-rounded, highest performing bicycles on the market and in many cases, yes, it’s the lightest as well.
What is the “flip chip” on the Firebird 29 and when would I want to use it?
The flip chip is a simple way to adjust the geometry on your Firebird 29. It allows you to either adjust the geometry for different trail conditions (using 29” wheels) or can allow for the use of 27.5 wheels X with 2.6’-2.8” tires as well. The chip comes set up in the low BB setting. This is perfect for riding fast, technical and steep terrain. However If the you preference is for a little more crank clearance and slightly quicker handling for tighter terrain with more climbing and/or roots and rocks, you may prefer the high BB setting. The high BB setting will raise the bottom bracket and steepen the head angle by ½ degree giving the bike faster turn in. Additionally, if you want to run 27.5 wheels X with 2.6’-2.8” tires, you would also need to run the bike in the High BB setting combined with our 17mm extended headset cup (more on that below). The combination of the higher BB setting and the taller cup allow the smaller diameter wheels to be used while maintain the same geometry and similar BB height to the bike set up with 29” wheels.
What rear hub spacing is used on the Firebird 29?
The Firebird 29 uses a 157mm rear hub spacing in a configuration called Super Boost Plus 157. The rear hub spacing is the standard 157mm spacing available from every hub manufacturer in the world so any 157mm X 12mm hub is compatible with the Firebird 29. Super Boost Plus 157 builds on the idea of wider flange spacing pioneered by Boost 148. Super Boost Plus spreads the flanges even wider (up to 14mm wider than a 142mm hub) and increases wheel stiffness substantially, which is a huge benefit on 29” enduro and 27.5” wheels. Although any 12mm X 157mm hub can be used, the special Super Boost Plus versions developed with Pivot, DT Swiss, Industry 9, and Reynolds makes for a highly optimized 29er enduro and 27.5 wheel combinations that take wheel performance to another level. SRAM also offers a similar concept 157mm hub in their standard XO line. Super Boost Plus Hub flange spacing is also available on wheels from Stan’s and hubs from Onyx. Most hub companies are adopting the Super Boost wider flange spacing to their 157mm hubs so if you have a particular brand of hub that you are looking at, its best to check with the manufacturer as to what they are running.
So, what exactly is Super Boost Plus 157, and why can't I live without it?
Super Boost Plus 157 uses the existing chainline developed for DH bikes but uses standard trailbike BB widths and crank combinations to take 29” and Plus bike performance to the next level. The current Boost 148 standard moves the drivetrain out 3mm (providing 6mm more tire clearance) which is perfect for XC, and 27.5” enduro bikes, but it did not go far enough to meet the rapidly evolving 29” trail, enduro and 27.5” bike needs. Super Boost Plus 157 takes the concept further and optimizes it for 29” trail, enduro and Plus bikes by moving the drivetrain out a full 6mm (with a 12mm tire clearance gain) while maintaining the same Q factor (crank width) and heel clearance of our Boost 148 equipped bikes. Super Boost Plus 157 is a highly optimized combination of existing standards and technologies with a totally ridiculous (but highly descriptive) name. The Super Boost Plus 157 idea has enabled us to build the Firebird 29 with a level of performance previously unattainable with any other 29” or 27.5” enduro bike in the market.



* Ultra Short 16.96” (431mm) chainstays perfectly complements the Firebird 29’s long and low stature allowing you to manual up and over even the gnarliest obstacles while keeping the wheelbase length in check so that you can still clean tight switchbacks and rail corners with confidence and agility like you’ve never experienced before.

* A massive increase in tire clearance for running up 3.0” X 27.5 and 2.6” X 29” tires with incredible mud clearance: Who doesn’t like that! You can run your racy 29” X 2.4WT tires in the summer and then step up to something much wider in bad weather to extend your riding season or just plow through the mud on your 29er wheels with confidence knowing that the Firebird 29 can handle it all.

* Increased frame stiffness: A better performing bike allows you to push the limits even further and the Firebird 29 has no weak links. This is the bike that allows you to set new boundaries.

* Increased wheel stiffness: The Super Boost Plus specific hubs on all our Firebird 29 builds increase the hub flange width and provide for more even (better) spoke tension and the results are incredible. On a DT Swiss 29er alloy wheel with a 25mm inner width rim, the Super Boost Plus wheel is 46% stiffer then the same wheel built with a 142mm hub and 30% stiffer than the same wheel built with a Boost 148mm hub. Interestingly, the Super Boost Plus rear wheel and a standard Boost front wheel wi