KRob is a MTBR.com member and owner of the Stuck in the Spokes Blog. He has posted a nice review of the Pivot Mach 6 Mk2 on his blog which you can read here.
I left him this comment on his post which I’ll repost here since it’s a good summary of my feelings about the 2014 Mach 6 Mk1 I’m riding as my main trail bike.
“Thanks for the review KRob. I bought a M6 in 2014 partially based on your review. It has been a great bike for tight techy forest riding here on Vancouver Island.
I ride my M6 for the spring and summer then switch to a SC Nomad Mk 2 for winter.
Things I love about the M6:
- short wheelbase for TT size makes it very maneuverable it techy tight trails
- efficient pedaling platform but doesn’t get hung up on tech features climbing
- slack STA makes pedalling position good with short WB and keeps front wheel light for powering over tech in the saddle
- our trails are very rocky and rooty the M6 takes all the pounding without complaint
- 12 months of riding and the suspension is still quiet and tight….I have not serviced it yet
- carbon has stood up to lots of abuse without issues
All the things I didn’t love seem to have been solved in the Mk2 Mach 6.
I didn’t notice the lack of stiffness Pivot has solved in the new version, but I am a middle aged enthusiast rider so I don’t push my bike as hard as a lot of folks might.
This is a great do everything bike. From long XC rides to tough DH it can do it all. Unlike some of the other AM rigs it feels more like a burly trail bike than a mini-DH bike. Since I have to climb for all my turns I appreciate getting to the top fast and efficiently.
I’ll be keeping my M6 long-term. I want to see how it does after 5yrs+. I suspect it will stand the test of time vs. whatever else comes out.”