The Pivot Shuttle has had a bump up in power and range for the new year.
The popular Pivot Shuttle has had its performanced pushed into a new realm with class leading power, range, and big mountain capability. While the Pivot Shuttle we tested previously was already built from the finest materials, the latest edition has the new Shimano EP8 motor, along with a massive 726Wh battery.
The carbon frame has had an overhaul, with a sleek integration of motor and battery. Shimano’s new EP8 motor is a fitting complement to the Shuttle’s trail capabilities. It’s lighter, quieter and more powerful than its award-winning predecessor, and is the perfect match for the Shuttle’s progressive geometry and super capable suspension.
The geometry matches what you would expect from a modern eMTB, with a long reach, slack head angle, and a modest seat angle. It's good to see the Pivot Shuttle available in 4 sizes as well!
The dw-link suspension and metric Fox DPX2 shock provides 140 mm of plush, controlled performance, matched with a stout, 160mm travel Fox 38 fork. The boost to front end stiffness and support is a boon for anyone really wanting to push their eMTB and find its limit or their own.
”With the new Shuttle, we build on our vision of making an insanely capable all-mountain bike that cleanly incorporates electric-assist. With more aggressive geometry, a super-refined integrated design, and a big increase in suspension performance matched to a perfectly tuned dw-link design, the new Shuttle is an incredibly fun bike even without mentioning that it’s pedal assist. Add the superior performance of Shimano’s new EP8 system and the bike’s incredible range and you get a whole new level of eMTB experience,” says Chris Cocalis, Pivot’s founder and CEO.
With smarter assist ratio algorithms and smooth power transitions, the EP8 drive unit is more natural to ride and the greater torque (now 85Nm) helps with those punchy efforts to get over ledges and up steeppinches. As the new drive unit is lighter, more compact, more efficient and more powerful than before, the 726Wh gives the Shuttle even more range than just the numbers would suggest - thanks to less drag in the motor.
While the Pivot Shuttle still pumps out 140mm of dw-link travel, and other eMTB options are bumping to 150mm or 160mm, don't look past it if you're after a big mountain eMTB. Those who have ridden the Shuttle have been impressed by the ability of the package, and with the 38 up front that is likely to have been extended even further! As they say, it's not about the travel, it's how you use it.
For all the details and availability, get in touch with Pivot Cycles Australia.