The all new Pivot Shuttle SL barely looks like an eBike, weighing only 36.25lbs!

What do MTB cyclists really want from an eBike? More power? Longer range? Or how about a bike that blurs the line between assisted riding and the responsiveness you expect from a mountain bike, only weighing less than most ebikes? Sound intriguing? Then you will probably love the new Pivot Shuttle SL.

While Pivot has been electrifying their customers with the Shuttle eMTB for about five years, the Shuttle SL is a completely different beast and looks like it will give the new Trek Fuel EXe some competition. The Shuttle was recently built with a Shimano EP8 motor and huge 726 Wh battery. Compare it to the new Shuttle SL which is based on the new Fazua Ride 60 system with “only” a 430 Wh battery and you start to get an idea of ​​the difference in frame construction.

Pivot Shuttle SL down tube

Fazua Ride 60 transmission system

More than just capturing the look of a traditional mountain bike, the Fazua Ride 60 system claims to add to the ride quality of the new bike in ways that heavier, more powerful motors can’t match. The most obvious is probably the weight. An engine weight of 1.96kg and a 430Wh battery weight of 2.2kg gave the Pivot a starting point for building an ebike under 37lbs.

Pivot claims that the 430 Wh battery provides more than enough power for 3-4 hour rides with over 3000 feet of climbing, although autonomy will depend on the rider’s weight, mode, etc. If more autonomy is desired, the bike will be compatible with the Fazua 210 Wh range extender which is expected to be available in 2023.

Pivot Shuttle SL suspension DW link

Compared to other ebike motor systems, the Ride 60 drive unit is tiny, although not as small as the Tq motor, it seems. . It disengages even when not in use for quiet, drag-free driving. The Shuttle SL is classified as a Class 1 ebike and will stop pedal assist at 20mph.

Pivot Shuttle SL Fazua round 60

While the torque figure is limited to 60Nm, it looks like it could be a worthy compromise for weight. Maximum power is claimed at 450W, which can be delivered via the new Boost function which offers 4 or 12 seconds of boost from the full 450W by pressing the Ring control.

Pivot Shuttle SL Fazua Ring Control *

Pivot Shuttle SL control panel

Pivot Shuttle SL service mode

While it may look a bit like a throttle, the Ring Control is a multi-function remote that lets you change assist modes by activating Boost or Walk mode as well. The simple LED panel on the top tube gives you an indication of which mode you are in (Breeze, River or Rocket) and the amount of battery left.

Pivot Shuttle SL charging port for electronics

You can also open the panel to find a USB-C charging port to charge other electronic devices if needed.

Pivot Shuttle SL Fazua app

The bike is ready to ride as it is, but you can manage further checks and updates by connecting your smartphone to the bike via the Fazua app. The bike offers both Bluetooth and ANT + connectivity, and the app dashboard will allow you to fine-tune power, support and acceleration settings among other details.

Pivot Shuttle SL charging port

To charge the battery, you’ll find a charging port in front of the bottom bracket, and charging a fully discharged battery is said to take just 3.5 hours.

Internal routing Pivot Shuttle SL

Pivot Shuttle SL speed sensor

The rear speed sensor is super neat.

Along these lines, both cabling and cable routing are routed internally using the pivot cable port system. In typical Super Pivot style, the Owner’s Manual provides incredible details on how to set up and maintain your bike.

Frame details

Pivot Shuttle SL corner

After all of this, it’s almost easy to forget that we haven’t talked about the chassis yet. Built around a dw-link platform with 135mm travel, builds will include the option of a 140mm Fox 34 fork and a DPS rear shock for (lighter) World Cup specs, or a Fox 36 fork. 150mm and Float X rear shocks on Team, Pro and Ride level builds.

The Shuttle SL will roll on 29-inch wheels and tires, with Super Boost 157 x 12mm spacing at the rear. Tire clearance is listed at 2.4 “with all full builds shipped with 29 x 2.4” Maxxis tires.

Pivot Shuttle SL non-removable battery

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One of the most important details of the frame is the design of the integrated battery. This means that you will actually have to remove the motor from the frame before you can remove the battery. According to Pivot founder Chris Cocalis, the fixed battery position “allowed us to build the frame with a similar wall thickness to our analog (Switchblade) bikes and also identical stiffness numbers. We estimate that we have saved over a kilo (about 0.6 kg) in this way and have better frame rigidity without the removable battery. It is also quieter than the battery with the release mechanism because there is no rattle or movement of the latch. Finally, it allows the bike to look very traditional (not like an ebike), which was important to us. ”

Geometry

Pivot Shuttle SL geometry

With a slightly slower head tube angle than the Trail 429, the Shuttle SL offers specific chainstay lengths for the four frame sizes. A flip chip allows riders to raise the bottom bracket and increase the head tube angle in the high setting.

Pivot Shuttle SL dropper post

Dimensions of the Pivot Shuttle SL dropper post

As usual, the frames have been optimized for the use of dropper posts. How long can you run with a dropper? Pivot has put together the excellent graph above which gives both the lowest and highest saddle height, taking the guesswork out.

Pivot Shuttle SL chain guide

Pivot Shuttle SL SRAM UDH transmission

Additional frame details include a SRAM universal derailleur hanger and an integrated top chain guide.

Models and prices

Pivot Shuttle SL Team XTR WC 36.25lbs ebike

Team XTR World Cup – 36.25 lbs in the lightest configuration

Pivot Shuttle SL Team XTR

XTR team

Offered in Ride, Pro, Team and Team WC builds, each will be available in Desert Sage Green or Blue Denium. Pricing starts at $ 8,299 for the Ride build and goes up to $ 11,999 for the Team WC. Available now at major Pivot retailers.

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