Pivot Shuttle

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44.75 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on 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.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 2 expert reviews
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MTBR
Level 3 expert

Pivot Shuttle Ebike Review

Level 3 expert

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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MountainBIKE
Level 1 expert

Shuttle Service [German]

Level 1 expert

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

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Loam Wolf
Level 2 expert

Pivot Shuttle. The Persuader

Level 2 expert

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
Level 1 expert

Pivot Shuttle Review. A Sublime Electric Mountain Bike

Level 1 expert

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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Bikepark167
Level 2 expert

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

Level 2 expert

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

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Rankings

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Top 30%
#3   Best Enduro
Bottom 50%
#9   Best Mountain
Top 30%
#6   Best Trail
Top 50%
#23   Best of All Bikes
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Comparison

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Pivot Shuttle
90
Average All Bikes
81
Average Pivot Bike
90
Average Mountain Bike
81