Pivot relaunches the Vault

One bike to take on cyclocross, road and gravel

Pivot's Vault is being billed as a cyclocross race bike with the chops for also taking on road riding and gravel events. 

Chris Cocalis, president of Pivot states, "The Vault is the only bike most road riders really need. We are excited to dispel myths about what makes a great cyclocross, road racing or gravel bike by offering one truly exceptional machine that excels in every field." 

Pivot Vault features

  • Front and rear thru-axles
  • Full carbon frame
  • Internal cable routing is compatible with both Di2 and mechanical shifting systems
  • BB386EVO bottom bracket 
  • Disc brake compatible with 140-160mm rotors
  • Two bottle cage mounts
  • Available as a complete bike or as a frame/fork/headset
  • Sizes XS, S, M, L for riders between 5'3" and 6'3"
  • Available now

Racking up road bike miles? The Vault wants that
Racking up road bike miles? The Vault wants that

Updates abound

The Vault is constructed with Pivot's proprietary hollow-core, internal-molding carbon process. This production style enables Pivot to create an ultra-lightweight frame with proper stiffness. For consistency, Pivot takes the extra step of size-specific carbon layups so that every rider has the same riding experience.

A 1.5in tapered steerer leads the way
A 1.5in tapered steerer leads the way

A new 1.5in tapered, full carbon fork with 12mm thru-axle is on the front. That fork can handle massive tires up to 48mm. From there, Pivot lowered the bottom bracket, and shortened the chainstays. The refined geometry is said to provide "incredible cornering, great clearance for pedaling and obstacles and the stability you need for those tricky off-camber sections." On or off the dirt, it's built to "bring out the best in your skinny tire skills."

Pivot Vault pricing and availability

The Vault is available now. Pivot is offering it with an Ultegra build kit for $3,999. (UK and Australian pricing TBC.)
Russell Eich

Tech Writer
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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