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BEHIND THE SCENES: TRAIL 429 LAUNCH

BEHIND THE SCENES: TRAIL 429 LAUNCH

My forehead pushed into the airplane window as the clouds parted and we descended over Seattle. If you live in the arid American West, you never forget the first time you fly into the Pacific Northwest. It’s a region and ecosystem teeming with life that leaves a lasting impression on you. Our journey would take us far outside metro Seattle, to a place with no stop lights, only accessible by boat or plane.

An hour-long ferry ride through the San Juan Archipelago took us through hundreds of islands between Vancouver Island and the continental mainland. Our destination, Orcas Island, is...


SPOKE Magazine - Trail 429 Review

SPOKE Magazine - Trail 429 Review

The Trail 429 is no slouch. But don't just take our word for it. Geoff Wright from SPOKE magazine put it to the test!

BIKE Mag Reviews Pivot Trail 429

BIKE Mag Reviews Pivot Trail 429

We loved the previous edition of this bike, which Pivot called the Mach 429 Trail. It was a 116-millimeter-travel 29er trail bike, derived from an XC platform, that punched way above its weight. We loved exactly where it sat in the spectrum of trail bikes—not too aggressive, not too cross-country. It was quick as hell, but maintained remarkable composure when things would get nasty.