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Pivot Cycles Firebird 29 Race XT - 2021

Pivot Cycles Firebird 29 Race XT
  • Color: Slate Blue
  • Color: Steel Blue
  • Color: Sandstorm
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Crushes Climbs, Slays Descents...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.

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).


Frame Firebird 29 Carbon
Fork Fox Performance 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP - 170mm
Headset Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Rear Shock Fox Performance DPX2
Rims/Wheels DT Swiss M1900 w/ DT Swiss 370 hub, 30mm - 29"
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29 x 2.5" TR, 3C, EXO+, MAXXTERRA
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.4" TR, 3C, EXOX, MAXXTERRA
Crankset Race Face Ride 32t
Chain Shimano CN-M7100 12-Speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT SGS 12-Speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano SLX M7100 10-51t
Shifters Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed
Handlebars Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum - 800mm
Tape/Grips Phoenix Team Padloc
Stem Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Brakes Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston w/Shimano SLX 6-bolt 203/180mm rotors
Pedals Sold separately
Saddle Phoenix WTB Race High Tail Trail
Seat Post Fox Transfer Performance Series 125mm (SM) 150mm (MD-LG), 175mm (XL)

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option MPN
Slate Blue / Small 00F9CV129ASXA--SLTSMDRPDN
Slate Blue / Medium 00F9CV129ASXA--SLTMDDRPDN
Slate Blue / Large 00F9CV129ASXA--SLTLGDRPDN
Slate Blue / X-Large 00F9CV129ASXA--SLTXLDRPDN
Steel Blue / Small 00F9CV129ASXA--BLUSMDRPDN
Steel Blue / Medium 00F9CV129ASXA--BLUMDDRPDN
Steel Blue / Large 00F9CV129ASXA--BLULGDRPDN
Steel Blue / X-Large 00F9CV129ASXA--BLUXLDRPDN
Sandstorm / Small 00F9CV129ASXA--SSTSMDRPDN
Sandstorm / Medium 00F9CV129ASXA--SSTMDDRPDN
Sandstorm / Large 00F9CV129ASXA--SSTLGDRPDN
Sandstorm / X-Large 00F9CV129ASXA--SSTXLDRPDN