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Pivot Shuttle LT eMTB with 756Wh battery says extra, is in reality, extra


Pivot not too long ago introduced the Shuttle SL, their Fazua Experience 60-equipped tremendous light-weight eMTB geared toward those that subscribe to the concept that much less is extra. Whereas the lighter, much less highly effective eBikes enchantment to riders searching for a journey expertise extra carefully matched to that delivered by an everyday mountain bike, others need extra. Much more. Useful then, that the Pivot Shuttle LT delivers simply that.

pivot shuttle lt team model fox factory suspension

The Pivot Shuttle LT Workforce (pictured) weighs a claimed 49.8 lbs (22.5 kg) in a measurement medium

Extra of what precisely? Nicely, all the things. Extra journey, extra battery capability, extra vary, but in addition extra consideration to element, apparently. The Shuttle LT completes the Pivot eBike trilogy with a 160mm journey enduro-inspired choice slotting in alongside the 140mm journey all-mountain oriented Pivot Shuttle, which stays within the lineup. Taking cues from Pivot’s EWS enduro race bike, the Firebird, the Shuttle LT is an entire 29er, pairing a 160mm journey dw-link suspension platform with a 170mm fork with an eBike-specific tune.

Pivot Shuttle LT eMTB

pivot shuttle lt emtb shimano ep8 drive unit 765 wh battery

The Shuttle LT’s Shimano EP8 drive unit weighs 5.73lb (2.6kg) and the 756Wh battery weighs 8.59lb (3.9kg).

Pivot are sticking with the Shimano EP8 drive unit for the Shuttle LT, pairing it with a good greater battery this time. Contained in the downtube sits a 756Wh battery, with 30Wh extra capability over the Shuttle’s battery. The motor gives a most torque of 85Nm and a most energy output of 500 Watts, with a steady energy ranking of 250 Watts.

“You’ll immediately acknowledge the balanced and planted really feel you anticipate from a Pivot, but with out giving up the ‘pop’ we’ve bred into all our EWS-inspired bikes. We actually pulled out all of the stops with the Shuttle LT. This bike has the center for enduro racing and remains to be the bike you’ll need to journey each” – Chris Cocalis, co-founder of Pivot Cycles.

pivot shuttle lt emtb piloted by bernard kerr

Pivot Manufacturing unit Workforce Rider, Bernard Kerr, places the brand new Shuttle LT via its paces

  • eBike: Pivot Shuttle LT
  • Intention: Enduro eBike Racing
  • Fork Journey: 170mm
  • Rear Wheel Journey: 160mm
  • Wheel Dimension: 29″ or Combined
  • Motor: Shimano EP8
  • Battery: 756Wh 
  • Body Materials: Carbon
  • Sizing Choices: S-XL
  • Beginning Value: $9,899 / 9,999€
pivot shuttle lt class 1 emtb 160mm enduro ebike

The Shuttle is a Class 1 eMTB that can present help as much as 20mph (25kph in Europe)

Aesthetically, the Pivot Shuttle LT is distinct from its shorter-travel all-mountain sibling due to the vertical shock placement throughout the entrance triangle. This structure is extra much like that seen on their EWS-inspired enduro bike, the Firebird. Regardless of the variations, that is merely one other iteration of the dw-link suspension platform that Pivot has used for over a decade. The are two co-rotating hyperlinks between the swingarm and entrance triangle, the higher one in all which drives the rear shock.

pivot shuttle lt water bottle accessory mount front triangle clearance

The Pivot Shuttle LT has clearance for a water bottle contained in the entrance triangle, and the Phoenix Dock Ninja Software from Topeak

Pivot tells us that the vertical shock placement does have its benefits over the horizontal structure seen on the Shuttle. First off, it makes for a lighter weight design because it requires much less carbon materials, it ends in extra space for a water bottle contained in the entrance triangle, it provides extra scope for elevated shock price development, and it permits Pivot higher management over the bike’s standover peak.

Each the Experience and Workforce fashions of the Pivot Shuttle LT each include 205mm x 65mm air shocks, with a Trunnion type higher mount. The rising price leverage curve is, nevertheless, stated to work properly with a coil shock, too, such because the Fox DHX2. 

pivot shuttle lt rear brake 203mm rotor only super boost 157mm spacing extra stiff

Just like the 140mm journey Shuttle, the Shuttle LT has Tremendous Enhance Plus 157mm rear-end spacing for the elevated rear wheel stiffness that comes with the broader spacing of the hub flanges. The rear brake works with a 203mm rotor solely. The caliper is instantly mounted to the swingarm; there’s inadequate clearance for a bigger rotor.

pivot shuttle lt 223mm front brake rotor

On the fork, a Galfer publish mount adapter positions the caliper for a 223mm Galfer rotor to supply extra highly effective, constant braking up entrance

Pivot Shuttle LT Geometry

pivot shuttle lt ride model

Each the Experience (pictured) and Workforce fashions can be found in Northern Lights Inexperienced and Bass Boat Tri Tone (blue) colours

2022 pivot shuttle lt geometry

The Shuttle LT is obtainable in sizes S-XL with rear-center lengths constant all through. The vary ought to accommodate riders from 5′-3″ to six′-1″ and past. Seat tube lengths are impressively quick, although, and will permit riders to base their buying resolution on Attain with out an excessive amount of concern for standover clearance.

  Small Medium Giant Additional Giant
Seat Tube Size 380mm 400mm 430mm 470mm
Most Seat Publish Insertion 245mm 270mm 310mm 348mm
Inventory Dropper Size (RIDE) 150mm-180mm 180mm-210mm
Inventory Dropper Size (TEAM) 150mm 175mm 175mm 200mm

The attain is beneficiant, spanning a 445mm to 510mm vary, coming in at 488mm on the big.

There are two attainable geometry settings due to the inclusion of a flip-chip on the swingarm-rocker interface. The bike is shipped within the low place, whereby the top angle is 64°, the rear-center size is 441mm, the seat tube angle is 76.5-77.5°, and the underside bracket drop is 22mm. This mode is advisable for driving quick, technical and steep terrain.

pivot shuttle lt flip-chip geometry adjustment

Switching the flip-chip to the excessive place raises the BB by round 5mm, making for improved pedal-ground clearance. That is advisable for driving via uneven, undulating terrain the place you’re extra more likely to get tripped up by an ill-timed pedal stroke. Concomitantly, the excessive place ends in a steeper head tube angle of 64.5°, and a steeper seat tube angle of 77-78°. I quote a variety for the seat tube angles right here as Pivot alter this for measurement, largely to make sure that taller riders don’t find yourself with a large rear wheel bias when within the seated pedaling place.

The Shuttle LT is designed for 29″ wheels, primarily. They do, nevertheless, approve the eBike to be used with a 27.5″ rear wheel in the event you actually need to run a mullet setup. For that to work, you’re going to want to place the flip-chip into the excessive setting to account for the decrease backside bracket peak and slacker angles that can come up from the decrease rear axle peak. This may be an aftermarket improve, requiring a Tremendous Enhance 157mm rear wheel, and so they additionally advocate a 2.6″ large tire.

The bike lacks ISCG tabs, however does include Pivot’s personal higher chain information. The utmost chainring measurement is 38t, however the suspension is designed to carry out greatest with the chainline produced by a 34t chainring, thus that is how is the bike comes inventory.

pivot shuttle lt internal cable routing

The Shuttle LT has inside cable routing however, fortunately, it’s not inside to the headset

Pivot Shuttle LT Fashions and Pricing

There isn’t actually an entry-level choice in terms of the Pivot Shuttle LT; each the Experience and Workforce fashions are pretty high-end. The extra reasonably priced of the 2 is the Shuttle LT Experience. It boasts a Fox Efficiency 38 fork and Float X shock, a Shimano XT/SLX 12 velocity drivetrain, Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes, e*13 Vario dropper seat publish, DT Swiss Hybrid H1900 wheelset and Maxxis Assegai tires with the EXO+ casing. That one will go away you $9,899 / 9,999€ out of pocket.

The Pivot Shuttle LT Workforce mannequin will get Fox Manufacturing unit suspension, a Shimano XT/XTR 12 velocity drivetrain, XTR 4-piston brakes, Fox Switch dropper seat publish, DT SWISS Hybrid HX 1501 wheelset and EXO+ Maxxis Assegais. Shell out $11,999 / 11,999€ for that one. Each can be found now at key Pivot sellers worldwide.

Each the Experience and Workforce fashions can be found in Northern Lights Inexperienced and Bass Boat Tri Tone (blue) colours.

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