Pivot Shuttle SL 16.4 kg electric mountain bike now available
Pivot has launched the Shuttle SL electric mountain bike. The company claims to be “flipping the script that most e-bike builders are following”, focusing on building a lightweight e-bike with precise handling. An integrated FAZUA Ride 60 drive system provides up to 60 Nm of torque and peak power of 450 W.
The electric bicycle has a 430 Wh battery for a four-hour ride with a 3,000 ft (~914 m) climb. You can fully recharge the battery in around 3.5 hours, and range extender batteries for the bike should be available early next year. The superlight drive system weighs 9.25 lbs (~4.2 kg). A built-in FAZUA Ring Control allows you to switch speed modes, including walk assist. Plus, an LED hub indicates your battery level and assistance mode and provides a USB-C port which you can use to charge your gadgets on the go. The electric bike has 132 mm DW-Link rear suspension and a 140 mm or 150 mm-travel front fork.
The Shuttle SL has a proprietary carbon fiber frame with a longer wheelbase from 118.6 to 127.2 cm (~46.7 to 50.1-in). The lightest model in the range, the World Cup build, weighs 36.3 lbs (~16.4 kg) in total. You can buy the Pivot Shuttle SL electric mountain bike from US$8,299. The bike is available in two colorways, Blue Denim and Desert Sage Green, with US shipping expected from September 15.