Pivot Cycles bike brand is quite young, founded in 2007 by Chris Cocalis, a BMX racer, passionate rider, and a long-time bike designer with engineering aptitude. Everything on a Pivot bike is there for a reason and all the components serve its purpose. Incorporating a DW-link suspension design, the dual-link Pivot bikes pedal better and provide increased traction, while maintaining the typical Pivot bike frame stiffness. It is the close cooperation with the linkage designer Dave Weagle and the Fox Racing Shox that makes Pivot Cycles bikes perform so well, regardless whether it is a cross-country, all-mountain, 29er, downhill rig or even a dirtjumping hardtail. The Pivot Cycles portfolio features both aluminum and carbon frame bikes.