The Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Transmission is the most expensive e-mountainbike in the entire test field but, according to the manufacturer, it’s the bike that hits the all-mountain sweet spot, proving the ultimate compromise for all types of eMTB riders. To deliver their (com)promise, Pivot rely on a Bosch Performance Line CX Race motor and 160/148 mm of travel(f/r). But how did the Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Transmission fare in our group test?

Pivot Shuttle AM Team | Bosch Performance Line CX Race/750 Wh | 160/148 mm (f/r)
21.6 kg in size L | € 14,399 | Manufacturer’s website

American premium brand Pivot offer their proven Shuttle model with 3 different motors. The Shuttle SL light eMTB comes with a FAZUA motor, while the Shuttle LT comes with a Shimano drive system. . With the Shuttle AM, Pivot introduce their first Bosch bike, which relies on an 85 Nm Performance Line CX Race motor – one of the most powerful drives in this test! The motor system draws its power from a Bosch PowerTube 750 Wh battery, which can be expanded to a whopping 1000 Wh using the optional 250 Wh range extender. According to Pivot, the Shuttle AM, which relies on a classic DW-Link rear suspension design, hits the all-mountain sweet spot, providing a playful trail companion for all occasions. Generating 160/148 mm of travel, the Shuttle AM sits right between the short-travel SL variant (132 mm) and long-legged LT version, which offers a generous 160 mm of travel at the rear. At 21.6 kg in size L, the Shuttle AM is the lightest full-fat bike in the entire test field by a huge margin, with its competitors tipping the scales at an average of 23.9 kg. The Team XX Eagle Transmission spec variant we tested retails at € 14,399, which also makes it the most expensive competitor. Is the Pivot worth its eye-watering price tag?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2024 – 27 of the most exciting models in our comparison test

Are you even shuttling, bro? What sets the Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission 2024 apart from the competition?

Pivot enter the race with the Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission, which relies on an elegant, rectilinear frame silhouette and stylish “Blue Neptune” paint finish – and you can also choose a “Mojave Willow Green” from their website. The Shuttle takes on the competition with a full carbon frame with an integrated flip chip on the upper shock mount, and classic rear linkage design. The flip chip allows you to change the head and seat tube angles by almost half a degree. Moreover, the Pivot can be converted to a mullet bike with a 29″ wheel at the front and smaller 27.5″ wheel at the rear. If you decide to let your hair down and runn a mullet setup, you can compensate for the slacker geometry by switching into high mode.

Using a 6 mm Allen key, you can change the position of the flip chip on the upper shock link to adjust the geometry of the bike.
Bosch’s standard rubber charging port cover might be annoyingly fiddly, but it protects the connector from water and dirt.
Pivot also relies on the proven DW-Link rear suspension for the Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission.

The Shuttle AM’s elegant design looks as if it were cast from a single mould, and relies on Pivot’s classic DW-Link rear suspension design. The clean look is underlined by the seamless integration of the Bosch Performance Line CX Race motor, which hides discreetly in the bottom bracket area. The Bosch PowerTube battery is permanently integrated into the down tube, which looks rather massive next to the lean Orbea WILD, but not as humongous as the Canyon Strive:ON. The battery can’t be charged externally, meaning that you’ll have to schlep the bike into your house if you don’t have a plug in your garage – or a garage at all. For the charging port, Pivot opted for Bosch’s finicky standard solution, which positions it right above the motor and protects it with a flimsy rubber cover. Two bosses on the top tube allow you to secure a tool mount directly to the frame, while the additional mounting point on the down tube can be used to carry either a water bottle or a range extender battery. The clean look spreads all the way to the cockpit, with all cables disappearing neatly into the frame through cable ports on the frame, and only a small section of brake line re-appearing between the main frame and the swingarm. An extended sized down tube protector shields the frame against stray rocks, while a generously sized chainstay protector extends all the way to the seat stay, effectively preventing chain slap and stone chips.

ICE ICE Baby! The XT CenterLock rotors feature Shimano’s finned ICE TECHNOLOGIES FREEZA technology, which improves heat dissipation and the overall braking performance of the bike.
The only display on the Pivot Shuttle AM is the Bosch System Controller, which shows the battery charge status in 10% increments.

The Bosch System Controller shows the battery charge level in 10% increments. We found the wireless, 12-speed SRAM XX Eagle Transmission drivetrain to be incredibly robust, and it contributes nicely to the clean overall look of the bike. Shimano XTR four-piston brakes with 203 mm Shimano XT CenterLock rotors provide reliable and powerful deceleration. Another highlight is the bling FOX Factory suspension, consisting of a 160 mm 36 fork and matching FLOAT X shock, which manages 148 mm of travel at the rear. The fork comes equipped with FOX’s superior GRIP2 damper, which offers countless adjustment options and delivers a tremendous performance on the trail. You’ll find a practical sag indicator on the shock to help with setup. FOX also supply the Transfer Factory dropper post, which perfectly matches the suspension with its fancy Kashima coating but offers too little travel at 175 mm, especially for tall riders. The Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission flagship model rolls on a 29″ NEWMEN ADVANCED carbon wheelset and MAXXIS tires, with a Minion DHF at the front and Minion DHR II at the rear, both in the harder MaxxTerra rubber compound and EXO+ casing. To protect the expensive carbon rims and squeeze the last ounce of performance out of the Pivot, we recommend upgrading to more robust tires with a tougher Doubledown casing, at least at the rear. While you’re at it, you should also change to the softer MaxxGrip rubber compound at the front for more traction.

Pivot Shuttle AM Team

€ 14,399


Motor Bosch Performance Line CX Race 85 Nm
Battery Bosch PowerTube 750 Wh
Display Bosch System Controller
Fork FOX 36 Factory GRIP2 160 mm
Rear Shock FOX FLOAT X Factory 148 mm
Seatpost FOX Transfer Factory 175 mm
Brakes Shimano XT 203/203 mm
Drivetrain SRAM XX Eagle AXS Transmission 1x12
Stem Phoenix Team Enduro 35 mm
Handlebar Phoenix Race Low Rise Carbon 780 mm
Wheelset NEWMEN ADVANCED Carbon 29"
Tires MAXXIS Minion DHF, MaxxTerra, EXO+/MAXXIS Minion DHR II, MaxxTerra, EXO+ 2.5/2.4

Technical Data

Size S M L XL
Weight 21.6 kg
Perm. total weight 140 kg
Max. payload (rider/equipment) 118 kg
Trailer approval no
Kickstand mount no

Specific Features


Tuning tip: Heavy and aggressive riders should upgrade the rear tire to the robust Doubledown casing

Hitting the all-mountain sweet spot? How did the 2024 Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission fare on the trail?

Like the Orbea WILD, the Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission places you in an upright, comfortable pedalling position, which is partly due to the high front end. And while the Pivot might be slightly less comfortable than MERIDA eONE-SIXTY, it’s still absolutely suitable for touring. The rear suspension is on the firm side but generates excellent traction on gravel roads, and the Bosch Performance Line CX Race motor packs a punch, providing powerful assistance on your way to the trailhead. The motor’s long overrun allows you to overcome obstacles in technical sections, where you have to stop pedalling to actively shift your weight forward and avoid pedal strikes. Moreover, the Bosch CX Race drive’s direct response makes it easy to pick up speed, especially when starting a steep climb. However, beginners should take it easy at first until they’ve come to terms with the motor’s powerful character.

The Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission is an excellent climber, with the Bosch Performance Line CX Race motor providing powerful assistance on technical climbs with its long overrun.
The Shuttle AM’s agile character and nimble handling come to life especially in tight, fast corners.

When gravity takes over, the integrated riding position and balanced weight distribution make you feel at ease from the first pedal stroke. The Shuttle AM feels nimble and agile, with its intuitive handling making it easy to throw the bike around the trail, which is truly impressive given the size of the motor and battery. The Pivot implements steering input precisely and directly, without any surprises. The agile character works its magic particularly well when cornering, earning the Pivot the “cornering king” title in this test. In a nutshell, the Shuttle AM scores top marks for its fun factor. The FOX suspension feels plush in the car park, but provides shed loads of support and pop on the trail, encouraging you to play with the terrain. At the same time, it’s impressively sensitive, effortlessly absorbing small trail chatter and generating lots of speed from flowing trails. Here the Shuttle AM can easily keep up with the top dogs in this test, like the SCOR 4060 Z ST GX, mainly due to its excellent suspension – one of the best in this test! However, on rough, demanding trails, it has to pass on the fun crown to the top performers in this test, the Orbea WILD and Canyon Strive:ON. Nevertheless, the Shuttle AM is one of the strongest competitors in the entire test field, delivering a tremendous performance downhill.

The Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission E-MTB is intuitive to ride and scores with a nimble, playful character on the trail.

Size S M L XL
Top tube 598 mm 630 mm 647 mm 670 mm
Seat tube 378 mm 399 mm 432 mm 470 mm
Head tube 110 mm 120 mm 130 mm 140 mm
Head angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Seat angle 76.8° 76.8° 76.8° 76.8°
Chainstay 440 mm 440 mm 440 mm 440 mm
BB Drop 24 mm 24 mm 24 mm 24 mm
Wheelbase 1,216 mm 1,250 mm 1,269 mm 1,294 mm
Reach 435 mm 465 mm 480 mm 500 mm
Stack 629 mm 638 mm 647 mm 656 mm
Helmet Giro Merrit Spherical | Glasses Coast Optics Nita | Jersey Velocio Delta Trail Longsleeve
Pants Velocio Trail Access Pant | Shoes Ride Concepts Accomplice

Who should take a closer look at the 2024 Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission and who should look elsewhere?

The Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission is a reliable, fun companion for anyone who’s prepared to pay the high price. With the Shuttle AM, the American premium manufacturer is targeting active riders who are looking for a sporty, agile bike that enables maximum trail fun with its powerful motor and big battery. It is one of the best bikes in the test, and rewards active riders with plenty of speed. The big battery and comfortable pedalling position also make the Shuttle AM an excellent option for longer tours.

Riding Characteristics


  1. unbalanced
  2. coherent


  1. cumbersome
  2. clever


  1. flop
  2. top


  1. low
  2. high


  1. demanding
  2. intuitive


  1. boring
  2. lively

Intended Use

Gravel roads

Technical climbs

Flowtrail descents

Technical descents

Our conclusions about the 2024 Pivot Shuttle AM Team

The Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission comes as a high-priced e-mountainbike and presents itself with solid high-end components and clever features. On the trail, it impresses with efficient climbing characteristics and agile, intuitive handling downhill. The Shuttle AM delivers a tremendous performance on the trail and tons of fun, and earns the “cornering king” title in this test.


  • Clean Look
  • Excellent and very capable rear suspension
  • Agile handling


  • Expensive

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The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best eMTB of 2024 – 27 of the most exciting models in our comparison test

All bikes in test: BULLS VUCA EVO AM 2 (Click for review) | BULLS SONIC EVO AM SX-I (Click for review) | Canyon Strive:ON CFR LTD (Click for review) | Canyon Torque:ON CF Roczen (Click for review) | CENTURION No Pogo SL R8000i (Click for review) | CUBE AMS Hybrid ONE44 (Click for review) | FLYER Uproc X 8.70 (Click for review) | FOCUS SAM² 6.9 (Click for review) | GASGAS ECC 6 (Click for review) | GIANT Trance X Advanced E+ Elite 0 (Click for review) | KTM Macina Scarp SX Prime (Click for review) | Lapierre Overvolt GLP3 (Click for review) | Merida eOne-Sixty 10K (Click for review) | Mondraker Neat RR SL (Click for review) | Moustache Samedi 29 Game 11 FOX (Click for review) | Orbea WILD M-LTD (Click for review) | Pivot Shuttle AM Team | Propain Ekano 2 CF (Click for review) | RADON RENDER 10.0 HD (Click for review) | ROTWILD R.X 1000 Ultra (Click for review) | Santa Cruz Heckler SL XX AXS RSV (Click for review) | SCOR 4060 ST (Click for review) | SCOTT Voltage eRide 900 Tuned (Click for review) | SIMPLON Rapcon Pmax Pinion (Click for review) | Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert (Click for review) | Specialized Turbo Levo Pro (Click for review) | Spherik E-SMT XX AXS (Click for review)

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Words: bschmidt Photos: Peter Walker