Pivot refreshes Point dirt jump bike

Pivot Point
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Pivot Cycles has refreshed its Point steel dirt jumper bike for riders who are at home on dirt jumps, pump tracks, skate parks and street spots. 

The new Point is TIG-welded with double-butted 4130 Chromoly steel to provide a tough frame with a ride quality that fans of steel frames know well. 

Pivot says that the new bike has "modern park geometry," with short chainstays, a long reach, and a tapered head tube. The 385mm chainstays provide a snappy feel for getting up to speed and popping off of lips. The chainstays are actually adjustable from 358 to 400mm, which is a part of a chain tension system. In addition, a 425.8mm reach adds stability so riders can stay in control.

Pivot Point

(Image credit: Pivot)

The bike can be purchased as either a frame or as a complete build. The bike features cable routing, so riders can switch between geared or singlespeed setups. There will only be one size available, which Pivot calls "one-size-fits-most."

Complete bikes will come as a singlespeed setup with 28/16T gearing and a two-piece crank. It will feature a 100mm Manitou Circus 34 Expert fork and a SRAM Level rear brake with a 160mm rotor. Alex FR30 Double Wall rims are built around Novatec S-Team hubs, which will roll on Maxxis Holy Roller 26x2.2" tires. The rest of the finishing kit is a mix of components from Spank and Pivot.

Frames cost $599 while complete builds cost $1,599. The new Point is now available from Pivot dealers.

Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 

Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4