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UNRIVALED GRAVEL SPEED,
UNCOMPROMISING VERSATILITY

Bring speed and versatility to your gravel quest with the all-new Pivot Vault. Massive tire clearance, pro-caliber power transfer, and ride tuned frame compliance come together for the fastest thing to ever hit backcountry roads. Patent pending ISO FLEX technology allows you to fine tune your ride and comfortably lay down the watts over the roughest washboard. Say “Hello” to the new realm of the multi-dimensional drop bar road bike. Say “Hello” to the all-new Pivot Vault.

  • Next-generation cross/gravel/road geometry – works for any surface

  • Gobs of tire clearance and 1x or 2x drivetrain compatible

  • Clears sub-compact chainrings, traditional road gearing and 1x systems with clearance for crank arm based power meters

  • Removable FD mount with integrated cover

  • Fits up to 700 X 45C and 650b x 2.0” tires

  • Patent pending ISO FLEX Technology fits 27.2 or 30.9 seatposts and isolates the seatpost from the frame for extraordinary comfort with uncompromising frame stiffness and control

  • Internal cable routing for all lines including stealth style dropper posts via Pivot’s easy to service and silent Cable Port System

  • Top tube bag mounts to fuel the longest rides

  • Hidden fender mounts for a clean, sleek appearance and all weather versatility

  • Full carbon frame featuring proprietary hollow core internal molding technology for a high stiffness to weight ratio

  • Optimized layup structure with ideal top tube and stay shaping for comfort and power output on long rides, rough roads and epic adventures

  • BB386EVO bottom bracket substantially increases torsional rigidity, strength and power transfer, while providing increased rear tire clearance

  • Frame weight: 998 grams

  • Available as a complete bike or as a frame/fork/headset

  • Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL for riders between 5′ (152cm) and 6’5″ (196cm)

 Pivot Rigid Fork

XS SM MD LG XL
A Seat Tube Length
45.8 cm
52.8 cm
54.8 cm
56.8 cm
58.8 cm
B Top Tube Length 51.5 cm 53.8 cm 56.5 cm 57.80 cm 59.00 cm
C Head Tube Length 10.50 cm 13.00 cm 15.50 cm 17.00 cm 19.50 cm
D Head Tube Angle 70.0° 71.5° 72° 72° 72°
E Seat Tube Angle (Eff.) 74.8° 74° 73.5° 73.0° 73.0°
F Chain Stay Length 42.00 cm 42.00 cm 42.00 cm 42.00 cm 42.00 cm
G Bottom Bracket Drop 7.00 cm 7.00 cm 7.00 cm 7.00 cm 7.00 cm
H Standover Height 70.50 cm 76.60 cm 78.70 cm 80.50 cm 82.50 cm
I Wheelbase 100.10 cm 100.20 cm 102.00 cm 102.80 cm 103.80 cm
Stack 52.00 cm 54.90 cm 57.40 cm 58.90 cm 61.20 cm
Reach 37.40 cm 38.10 cm 39.50 cm 39.80 cm 40.00 cm

 

THROWING STONES

Gravel, road, or cross, the all-new Pivot Vault checks all the boxes with massive tire clearance, tight 420mm seatstays, and an ultra-light race tuned Hollow Core Carbon frame. Progressive new school geometry excels on variable road surfaces, race courses, and any time a ride turns into an adventure. Tuned tube shapes and carbon layups tame the roughest roads and washboard for a stable and smooth ride hour after hour. The added real estate of the BB386EVO bottom bracket pushes power transfer into the stratosphere while offering all the tire clearance you’ll ever need. The all-new Vault fuels an athlete’s need for speed on all surfaces and all drop bar disciplines.

ENDLESS DROP BAR POSSIBILITIES

With generous tire clearance thanks to dual dropped chainstays, the Vault is a tire change away from being ready for a ride on any surface. Throw on some 25c’s and ultralight aero wheels for a road race or mount a set of cross specific tires for that sloppy cyclocross race. Bikepacking or a raw, primitive gravel route on the agenda? Throw on some 45c’s or a set of high volume 650b’s for an even smoother ride and total control. No matter how big, long, fast or rough your ride is, the Vault is ready to take on the perfect tire to match the needs of your drop bar quest.

CUSTOM TUNED RIDER COMFORT

Take control of your comfort level with Pivot’s Patent pending ISO FLEX technology. This innovative seatpost system isolates the seatpost from the frame for the ultimate in rider comfort while maintaining race-level torsional frame stiffness. In minutes, you can swap insert sizes too. Choose 27.2mm for maximum seatpost deflection and comfort or go 30.9mm for dropper post applications. The Vault’s ISO FLEX seat tube design brings comfort to unforgiving dropper seatposts – even on the roughest roads, you get to have your cake and eat it too.     

ULTIMATE VERSATILITY

The Pivot Vault will take you farther than you’ve ever dared push before, so we added top tube bag bosses to fuel your ride. Hidden fender mounts go unnoticed until they’re needed – then, the Vault morphs into a high-performance commuter or winter training bike. Not only did we make the front derailleur mount incredibly stiff for perfect 2x shifting, we also made it removable for 1x drivetrains, and its integrated cover virtually disappears with ultra-clean lines. The Pivot Vault is optimized for all the drivetrains, has all the mounts, fits all the tires, and has all the performance for gravel racing and much, much more.

TECH SPECS

FAQ

Which size bike should I purchase?

To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. However, we can provide a rough guideline: 

X-Small: 5’0″ – 5’4”

Small: 5’4″ – 5’8”

Medium: 5’8” – 6’

Large: 6’-6’2”

X-Large: 6’2” – 6’6”

How wide of a tire can I run on the Vault?

The Vault can accommodate tires up to 700C x 45C and 650b (27.5”) x 2.0”

What is ISO FLEX?

ISO FLEX is a Pivot designed, Patent Pending system that isolates the seatpost from the frame for extraordinary comfort while maintaining elite level frame stiffness. The lightweight rubber insert comes in two sizes: 27.2mm and 30.9mm allowing the rider to use any seatpost on the market including dropper posts with class-leading comfort. 27.2mm is included with the frame and the 30.9mm size is available for purchase through your local Pivot Cycles dealer. 

How do I change the ISO FLEX insert?

Removing the ISO FLEX insert is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. Start by removing the seatpost and seat collar. Next, using a Shimano Hollowtech II bottom bracket tool (we recommend the genuine Shimano TL-FC32 Bottom Bracket Tool), unscrew the lock ring counter clockwise and remove the lock ring and washer from the frame. Reinstall the seat collar, seatpost, and tighten the collar bolt. Gently rock the saddle back and forth while pulling up until the ISO FLEX insert assembly slides out of the frame. Loosen the collar and remove the insert from the seatpost. To reinstall, lightly grease the outside of the insert and slide it into the frame. Reinstall the washer and lock ring by turning it clockwise by hand until it bottoms out on the insert. Then, using the TL-FC32 Bottom Bracket Tool, snug down the lockring, reinstall the seat collar, insert the seatpost to your desired height and tighten the collar bolt to 5 Nm. For more detailed instructions with photos please see our tech document under the Tech Specs tab. 

What is the narrowest Q factor crank that the Vault will accept?

The Vault will accept standard road cranks from all major manufacturers where Q factor measurements are generally standardized.

WhatWhat size seat clamp does the Vault use?

The Vault frame uses a proprietary seatpost clamp designed to work with the ISO FLEX system. Standard seat collars will not work. 

Can I use a dropper post with this frame?

Yes, the Vault is designed for stealth internal dropper seatpost routing and works with any 27.2mm or 30.9mm dropper seatpost.

Can I use a power meter on the Vault?

Yes, the Vault will accept all pedal and crank-based power meters and has clearance for crank arm types such as Stages and Shimano.

Is the Vault frame compatible with suspension forks?

Yes, the Vault frame is compatible with the suspension gravel forks currently on the market such as the Fox 32 Stepcast AX or Lauf Grit and Grit SL models. Alternatively, we have had excellent results using the Redshift ShockStop suspension stem.

What bottom bracket is used on the Vault and which cranks are compatible?

The Vault frame features the BB386EVO bottom bracket system (designed by our own Chris Cocalis). This maximum size BB greatly increases torsional rigidity and strength and improves power transfer for a more efficient ride while also providing for more tire clearance to clear the widest rims on the market.

Any 24mm spindle cranks from Shimano or SRAM are fully compatible with the proper 30mm BB conversion. The system is also compatible with Campy and of course 386EVO specific cranks from Rotor and FSA (BB30 specific cranks are not compatible with the 386EVO system)

Are there any other bottom brackets that will work with the Vault? Can you upgrade to ceramic bearings?

Any press fit 30 cups can be used with the 386Evo system.

What is the narrowest Q factor crank that the Vault will accept?

The Vault will accept standard road cranks from all major manufacturers where Q factor measurements are generally standardized.

What is the thread pitch on the rear axle?

Pivot uses a 1.5 thread pitch on the rear thru axle.

What hub/wheel spacing does the Vault use?

The Vault features 12x142mm thru axle spacing in the rear and the front hub/wheel spacing is 100mm with a 12mm thru axle.

What brakes does the Vault use?

The Vault is a disc brake only bike and can be used with any road specific hydraulic or mechanical disc brake on the market that is compatible with Shimano’s flat mount standard. There are options in the market to adapt post mount style calipers to work on the flat mount standard.

What size rotors will work on my Vault?

The Vault will work with 140-160mm rotors on the front and rear.

What type of rear brake adapter do I need?

On the front, Shimano’s flat mount brakes come with a plate that is reversible for either a 140mm or 160mm rotor. No additional brake adapter is required. The rear also uses Shimano’s new direct mount standard. With the new Shimano direct mount rear caliper and a 140mm rear rotor, there is no adaptor required. With the new Shimano direct mount rear caliper and a 160mm rear rotor, the correct adaptor is available from Shimano. For any standard post mount calipers from Shimano, SRAM, TRP, Hayes, etc. you will need the specific adaptor to go from the Shimano direct mount to the post mount standard. Currently, both Shimano, SRAM, and TRP offer these for 160mm rotors and 140mm rotors. The rear mount is 30mm thick and designed to use mounting bolts that are 37mm long with SRAM and 43.2mm long for Shimano flat mount brakes.

What front derailleur does the Vault use?

The Vault uses a braze-on style front derailleur. Cable routing is bottom pull. 

How much does it weigh?

The Vault frame weighs just 998 grams and the complete Force build comes in at 17.98lbs. Pivot bicycles are among the lightest available, but the weight is only one of many factors that make a great bicycle. Other aspects such as frame stiffness, strength, durability, and ride quality are just as important as weight to our engineers when designing our Hollow Core Carbon and aluminum frames. Instead of comparing grams online, we suggest you visit your local Pivot dealer and see our attention to detail, smart, high value spec, and class leading features. Bring a scale if you’d like, but take just one demo ride and you’ll feel why Pivot Cycles are the most well-rounded, highest performing bicycles on the market and in many cases, yes, it’s the lightest as well.

I would like to run Shimano Di2 on my Vault. What battery should I order? Can the cables be run internally?

The Vault is optimized for all drivetrain types including Shimano Di2. At the bottom of the frame is a large battery port designed to securely hold a Shimano Di2 BT-DN110 internal battery. All wires should be internally routed.