Pivot Shuttle

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Pivot Shuttle. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

13 reasons to buy

  • The Shuttle was very light for an e-mountain-bike, falling under 45lbs.
  • Aggressive geometry makes this a real trail bike.
  • Battery life impressed, even on long rides with lots of climbing.
  • Nicely balanced suspension was unaffected by sag, on climbs.
  • The DW-Link rear linkage performed outstandingly.
  • ‘Super Boost plus’ 157mm rear hub spacing delivered a very stiff ride.
  • Shimano’s STEPS E8000 motor was described as durable.
  • The Fox 36 fork’s 160mm of travel was up from previous model’s 150mm.
  • Small to Extra-Large frame sizing fits rider heights from 5’4” to 6’7”.
  • A 10-year frame warranty offered reassurance to buyers.
  • The Shuttle’s frame allows for a long dropper post.
  • The frame was watertight and rattle-free with neat internal cabling.
  • On new models batteries can be removed, mid-ride, in 3-5 minutes.

7 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer felt that the rear Shimano XT brake lacked bite.
  • The motor mode selector takes the desired position of the dropper switch.
  • Some folks felt that battery removal was too fiddly on the trail.
  • Your two price options are ‘very high’ and ‘astronomical’.
  • One reviewer’s motor cut out at 18mph in higher boost modes.
  • Another reviewer felt that there were too many gear-shifts and motor modes.
  • The 5 bar battery indicator made it difficult to attain an accurate reading.

Bottom line

The move to 29 inch wheels and a 160mm fork sets the Shuttle firmly in the sights of aggressive riders. With Shimano’s 504 watt-hour STEPS battery, one tester was able to ride a few longer rides, at 25-30 miles with 4500ft of climbing. The Shuttle is built with aggressive geometry; a 65.2° head angle, short 17.2” chainstays and a 74° seat tube angle. It climbed powerfully while still being at home shredding and jumping on trail descents. If you want the best-of-the-best, you can find it here. But premium performance does come at a premium price.
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Release Year
Charge Time
4 Hours
Maximum Range
50 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
250 W
70 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 14Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
44.75 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews

Pivot Shuttle Ebike Review

It just rides so well, like no e-Bike before it… there are even moments where it seems to perform better than non e-Bikes because the weight plants the tires firmly into rough terrain… It’s that good.

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Shuttle Service [German]

The low center of gravity, the long wheelbase, the short rear… more of a downhill weapon than a chairlift…

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The Loam Wolf

Pivot Shuttle. The Persuader

Whether it was transferring airs, manualing water bars or gapping over chunky features on the trail, the Shuttle let us get places other e-bikes have not.

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Rob Rides EMTB

Pivot Shuttle Review. A Sublime Electric Mountain Bike

Absolutely bloody awesome… the bike is light… DW link suspension is awesome… Di2 shifting takes a bit of getting used to… I would expect it to have carbon rims as well.

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Pivot Shuttle vs Giant Ebike: Is the Pivot worth $10,000?

It’s definitely better…climbs faster, battery lasts longer, lighter weight, easier to throw around…

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Electric Mountain Bike Network

Bernard Kerr’s Pivot Shuttle | EMBN Pro Bike Check

The cool thing about Di2 is that when you’re changing gear, it actually backs off the power so it doesn’t crunch through the gears.

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Pivot Shuttle Review

…a lot of fun on the downhills, excelling there with simultaneously playful and composed handling …small weaknesses in the spec cloud the otherwise positive impression. The price is hefty…

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Pivot’s Updated Shuttle is One of the Lightest Electric MTBs Around

…its eye-catching, full-carbon frame… makes it one of the lightest electric mountain bikes available.

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Review: 2020 Pivot Shuttle eMTB

Overall, I was nothing short of impressed… the Shuttle offers a solid and predictable means for climbing to the top of all your local hills… downhill, the Shuttle quickly turns into a planted traction machine.

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Australian Mountain Bike

Tested: Pivot Shuttle

The Pivot Shuttle is the lightest eMTB we have tested …this is one bad ass package… Riders looking for a refined eMTB with handling like their trail bike… this could be the eMTB for you.

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2019 Pivot Shuttle

…the system is pretty straightforward and intuitive to operate… I found that sometimes the motor would give me more juice than I wanted and then I’d over-cook whatever the next obstacle was.

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Mountain Bike Rider

Pivot Shuttle Team First Ride Review

It’s mega light, looks stunning and the build spares no expense… if you’re looking for a rare and exotic bird, the Pivot Shuttle is a beautiful choice.

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SPOKE Magazine

Review: Pivot Shuttle Team XTR

Overall Pivot has nailed it with the new Shuttle. It’s a category-defining super-E-bike complete with all the trimmings.

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Mountain Bike Magazin

The Pivot Shuttle under Long-Term Testing [German]

The bike now has a good 1500 km (930mi) on the clock, and there are benefits in terms of riding technique… So far there have been no defects…

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Lightweight: Pivot Shuttle EMTB Test [German]

Top chassis, short geometry, ultra lightweight – the Pivot Shuttle shines with top performance in the EMTB test…The cumbersome battery removal costs points.

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Bigger Shuttle – Pivot Sets E-Trailbike to 29 Inch [German]

Overall, the pivot is a very quiet trail bike with enduro genes, conveying enormous safety with its long travel and large wheels.

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