Pivot and Leatt join forces for a limited edition PRT Firebird MTB with a matching apparel range

Pivot Factory Racing Limited Edition Firebird
Matchy matchy fans rejoice! (Image credit: Pivot)

Pivot Factory Racing and Leatt are two of the industry leaders in the mountain bike world. Pivot produces some of the best mountain bikes developed and raced by Bernard Kerr and his Pivot Factory Race Team. South African brand Leatt is renowned for its head-to-toe mountain bike and moto ranges that includes some of the best mountain bike helmets, protective body armor and apparel.

The two brands already work closely together with Kerr and the rest of the Pivot Factory Race Team wearing Leatt kit at World Cups and EWS events around the globe. They're now taking their collaboration a step further with the launch of the Pivot Factory Racing (PFR) Limited Edition Firebird, alongside the Leatt limited edition PFR kit. The PFR LTD Edition Firebird and the limited edition gear are set to make their debut at the next round of the UCI Downhill World Cup in Loudenvielle, France this weekend.

Pivot Factory Racing Limited Edition Firebird

The Pivot Limited Edition Firebird comes in a variety of builds (Image credit: Pivot)

The award-winning Firebird is already established as a lightweight long-travel 29er MTB equally at home on World Cup Downhill and Enduro courses. Featuring a long front center, short chainstays, a low center of gravity and a slack 65-degree head angle all aimed to deliver stability and handling. 

The Firebird also has a flip-chip adjustment system for custom geometry fine-tuning. It takes inspiration from the Pivot pure downhill machine, the Phoenix Carbon, with its progressive geometry, and the Firebird has some of the longest reach measurements around at 475mm on a large, with short, 431mm chainstays. The long and low geometry looks to increase stability at high speeds and on steep technical challenges, while its short chainstays provide a maneuverable and dynamic ride giving riders complete control.

Pivot Factory Racing Limited Edition Firebird and matching Leatt kit

There are only 100 limited edition Firebird's available (Image credit: Pivot)

Tyler Reitz, Global Marketing Manager at Pivot Cycles spoke about the Pivot x Leatt Firebird collaboration, "We are excited to introduce this eye-catching exclusive Firebird to the world, Leatt's amazing kit design ignited a fire within us, inspiring the birth of the Pivot Factory Racing Limited Edition Firebird. This bike is a symbol of our dedication to innovation and a tribute to the collaborative spirit that drives our industry forward." 

Close up on the color of the Pivot Firebird

The color of white, blue, and gold is eye-catching (Image credit: Pivot)

PFR LTD Edition Firebird pricing and specifications

The PFR LTD Edition Firebird comes in an eye-catching combination of white, blue, and gold coloring and comes in a variety of different complete build options from Shimano and SRAM, including Fox air, coil, and Live Valve shock options, complete with Reynolds carbon wheels. The PFR LTD Edition Firebird is a strictly limited edition release with under 100 models made. Priced from $9,399 to $12,099 in sizes S through XL, from Pivot dealers worldwide. 

The launch of the PFR LTD Edition Firebird features a behind-the-scenes video of the PFR team debating the bike colorway, check it out below, and for more information visit Pivotcycles.com.

Pro XT/XTR – Coil

PFR LTD Edition Firebird side on view

The PFR LTD Edition Firebird Pro XT/XTR – Coil model (Image credit: Pivot)
  • Frame: Firebird Carbon
  • Fork: Fox Factory 38 29”, 44mm offset, GRIP2 170mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory DHX2
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed
  • Shifters: Shimano XT M8100 ISPEC EV
  • Stem: Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
  • Bar: One Up Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
  • Crankset: Race Face Æffect R 32t
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Series 150mm (SM), 175mm (MD-LG), 200mm (XL)
  • Saddle: Phoenix WTB Volt Team
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4-piston 203mm 
  • Wheels: Reynolds Blacklabel Trail Pro
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” 
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $9,599 / £N/A / €N/A

Team XTR – Live

Pivot PFR LTD Team XTR - Live

The PFR LTD Edition Firebird Team XTR – Live model (Image credit: Pivot)
  • Frame: Firebird Carbon
  • Fork: Fox Factory 38 29”, 44mm offset, FIT LIVE - 170mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Live Valve
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR M9100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
  • Stem: Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
  • Bar: One Up Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
  • Crankset: Race Face Next R 32t
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Series 150mm (SM), 175mm (MD-LG), 200mm (XL)
  • Saddle: Phoenix WTB Volt Team
  • Brakes: Shimano XTR M9100 4-piston 203mm 
  • Wheels: Reynolds Blacklabel Trail Pro
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” 
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $10,199 / £N/A / €N/A

Team XX Eagle – Air

Pivot Team XX Eagle - Air

The PFR LTD Edition Firebird Team XX Eagle – Air model (Image credit: Pivot)
  • Frame: Firebird Carbon
  • Fork: Fox Factory 38 29”, 44mm offset, GRIP2 170mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory Float X2
  • Rear Derailleur: Sram XX Eagle Transmission 12-Speed
  • Shifters: SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate Controller
  • Stem: Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
  • Bar: One Up Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
  • Crankset: Sram XX Eagle DUB 32t
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS 125mm (SM), 170mm (MD-XL)
  • Saddle: Phoenix WTB Volt Team
  • Brakes: SRAM Code Ultimate Stealth 4-piston 200mm 
  • Wheels: Reynolds Blacklabel Trail Pro
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” 
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $11,899 / £N/A / €N/A

Team XX Eagle – Coil

Pivot PFR Team XX Eagle - Coil

The PFR LTD Edition Firebird Team XX Eagle – Coil model (Image credit: Pivot)
  • Frame: Firebird Carbon
  • Fork: Fox Factory 38 29”, 44mm offset, GRIP2 170mm
  • Shock: Fox Factory DHX2
  • Rear Derailleur: Sram XX Eagle Transmission 12-Speed
  • Shifters: SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate Controller
  • Stem: Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
  • Bar: One Up Low Rise Carbon - 800mm
  • Crankset: Sram XX Eagle DUB 32t
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS 125mm (SM), 170mm (MD-XL)
  • Saddle: Phoenix WTB Volt Team
  • Brakes: SRAM Code Ultimate Stealth 4-piston 200mm 
  • Wheels: Reynolds Blacklabel Trail Pro
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai 29” x 2.5” 
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $12,099 / £N/A / €N/A
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Based in Edinburgh, Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.


Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm