Pivot Shuttle LT EMTB



Pivot Shuttle LT EMTB



A bird with bigger wings
We knew the Firebird would inspire our long travel e-bike. The LT really reveals how powerful our cornerstone technologies are. Our proprietary carbon molding processes and dw-Link suspension allowed us to build phenomenal performance characteristics into a bike with 160mm of travel.

Rear Travel - 160mm

Rear Travel

Wheel Size - 29"

Wheel Size

Material - Carbon



Race ready and ultra-refined, the new Shuttle LT is the hyper capable brainchild of the Pivot engineering team that delivered our EWS-proven Firebird. Pivot’s deadly accurate combination of dw-Link suspension and proprietary carbon molding technology come together in a bike that embodies ambition.

Shimano EP8, Class 1

  • 85 Nm of torque
  • System Weight 14.32 lbs

We feature this drive unit on our current Shuttle builds, the EP8 brings a new level of riding to the Shuttle being lighter, quieter, and more powerful than its predecessor. The Shuttle gives you full power assisted riding experience. Open your trail map and ride to the edges and back knowing you have the range and power to ride anything that comes your way. 

Get everything you need to know about the Shuttle LT.

  • Full-Carbon Frame Constructed with- Pivot's Proprietary Molding Technology
  • Flip Chip Geometry Customization
  • Light, Efficient, and Powerful- Shimano Drive Unit
  • Massive 756 Watt-hour- Battery
  • 160mm Travel- DW-Link Suspension
  • Trunnion Mounted Fox Float X Shock
  • 170mm Fox 38 Fork with custom eMTB tune
  • Ergonomic Power Button
  • 85 Nm of Torque
  • Integrated 756 Wh Battery
  • USB-C Charging Port
  • High Grip Maxxis Assegai Tires
  • Full-size water bottle fits inside the front triangle
  • 223mm Front and 203mm Rear Rotors
  • Clean Internal Routing with Pivot Cable Port System
FRAME Shuttle LT Shimano
REAR SHOCK Fox Performance Float X
FORK Fox Performance E-MTB 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP - 170mm
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DER Shimano XT M8100 SGS 12-Speed
CASSETTE Shimano Deore M6100 10-51t
SHIFTER Shimano SLX M7100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
BRAKES Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston
CRANKSET Shimano EM600 E-MTB 34t
HANDLEBAR Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum
GRIPS Phoenix Factory Lock-On
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
SEATPOST E13 Vario 150mm - 180mm (SM-LG), 180mm - 210mm (XL)
SADDLE WTB High Tail Trail Race (SM), Phoenix WTB Pro Volt (Medium Width) (MD), Pivot Pro E-Bike (LG-XL)
WHEELS DT Swiss Hybrid H1900. 30mm - 29"
15x110 F/12x157 R
TIRES Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5" TR, EXO+, 3C
Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5" TR, EXO+, 3C
ROTOR Galfer Rotor 223mm
Galfer Rotor 203mm
CHAIN Shimano CN-M6100 12 Speed
FRAME Shuttle LT Shimano
REAR SHOCK Fox Factory Float X
FORK Fox Factory E-MTB 38 29", 44mm offset, GRIP2 - 170mm
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DER Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed
CASSETTE Shimano XT M8100 10-51t
SHIFTER Shimano XTR M9100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
BRAKES Shimano XTR M9120 4-piston
CRANKSET Shimano XT M8150 E-MTB 34t
HANDLEBAR Phoenix Team Low Rise Carbon
GRIPS Phoenix Factory Lock-On
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
SEATPOST Fox Transfer Factory Series 150mm (SM), 175mm (MD-LG), 200mm (XL)
SADDLE WTB High Tail Trail Pro (SM), Phoenix WTB Pro Volt (Medium Width) (MD), Pivot Pro E-Bike (LG-XL)
WHEELS DT Swiss Hybrid HX1501, 30mm - 29"
15x110 F/12x157 R
TIRES Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5" TR, EXO+, 3C
Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.5" TR, EXO+, 3C
ROTOR Galfer Rotor 223mm
Galfer Rotor 203mm
CHAIN Shimano CN-M8100 12-Speed


Which size bike should I purchase?

To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit us to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. We can, however, provide a rough guideline to get you started. These recommendations are based on our experience, athlete preference and customer feedback:

Small: 5'3" – 5'8"

Medium: 5'7" – 6'0"

Large: 5'10" – 6'2'

X-Large: 6'1" +

We suggest that you pick your Shuttle LT size based on your riding style. The Shuttle LT features trail bike long and low geometry with shorter seat tube measurements per size – this geometry means that most riders can go up or down a size and should base their choice on riding-style, reach and stem length preferences.

Can I remove the battery if I need to charge it off the bike?

Although the Shuttle LT battery is designed to be fully integrated into the frame without the need to remove it for charging, it can still be removed in about a minute. We’ve included simple instructions showing how to remove the battery in your Shuttle LT’s owner’s manual that can be accessed in the Tech Specs.

How many Kms can I get out of each battery charge?

There is no single answer to this question—it really depends on how much you are asking of the battery and drive unit during your ride. If you do your entire ride in the most powerful pedal-assist mode (Boost), you’ll demand more energy from the battery than if you are operating the bike in less powerful (Trail or Eco) modes.

Here’s our own experience: In our several years of testing this system, we’ve found that most of our rides involve shifting between the different modes—Boost winds up providing more power than you want on descents, flats or (unless you are completely bonked) even rolling terrain. Accordingly, when we start our rides with a fully-charged battery showing five energy bars on the display, we can routinely finish a 3 to 4-hour ride with 1 or 2 energy bars still showing on the display. If you were riding in strictly Trail or Eco mode, you can complete even longer days in the saddle on a single charge. A rider on a technical ride with a fair amount of climbing that switches between Eco, Trail and Boost as the terrain varies can do a 5 hour ride which is quite the adventure for most riders.

Can you hack the Shimano drive unit and make the Shuttle LT faster than the speed of light?

Generally no. We have heard of hacks that move or remove the top speed limitations or artificially change the wheel size to gain more top speed assist. However, these hacks generally result in a loss of torque and take fun and performance out of the system in the areas and speeds you ride most. If you are already over 25 kph, most likely you are flying down hill and don’t need more assist. If you climbing up hill and you’ve gone over 25kph, then congratulations, you are one incredibly fit individual, and you also don’t need additional assist. Although it’s in our nature to always want a little more, in the long run, it’s best to make sure that your Shuttle LT remains the Class 1 eMTB that it was intended to be and can be ridden in more places without a negative impact on trail access. Additionally, leaving your drive unit stock means that your warranty will stay intact. The Shuttle LT was not designed or tested to be run with a setting that is more powerful and/or changes or removes the top speed limits for the battery assist. Changes in the stock system will void the warranty not just of the system but of your entire bike. It is also against the law.

What happens if my drive unit breaks—am I stranded on the trail?

In the unlikely event of a drive unit malfunction, your Shuttle LT is still absolutely ride-worthy. We designed the Shuttle LT to be a great mountain bike—even with the pedal assist disengaged. Thanks to the DW Link design, the bike pedals efficiently. It’s a bit like riding a Firebird. True, the Shuttle LT weighs more than its non-motorized siblings, and you’ll feel that with the drive unit turned off (there’s no getting around physics), but it’s still fun to ride even with the drive unit turned off.

What hub/wheel spacing does the Shuttle LT use?

The Shuttle LT uses a 157mm rear hub spacing in a configuration called Super Boost Plus 157. Super Boost Plus 157 builds on the idea of wider flange spacing pioneered by Boost 148. Super Boost Plus spreads the flanges even wider (up to 14mm wider then a 142mm hub) and increases wheel stiffness substantially (Approximately 30% stiffer than boost), which is a huge benefit on e-bike wheels.

How much does it weigh?

The Shuttle LT Team XTR bike weighs 49.8 lbs. (22.5 kg.) 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 the Shuttle LT. Instead of comparing grams, we suggest you visit us and see our attention to detail, smart, high-value spec, and class-leading features, but most of all the incredible performance of the new Shuttle LT. Bring a scale if you’d like, but take just one demo ride and you’ll feel why the Shuttle LT is the most well-rounded, highest performing long-travel e-bike on the market and, yes, it is among the lightest as well.

What size seat clamp does the Shuttle LT use?

The Shuttle LT frame uses a 36.4mm seatpost clamp, some manufacturers call it a 36.5mm.

What dropper post length should I use on my Shuttle LT?

The Shuttle LT Features a low stand-over height and short seat tubes to allow the use of longer travel dropper posts and/or more flexibility for a wider range of rider sizes.

There are some limitations that each dropper post can accommodate for each frame size based on individual rider's saddle height. Use the Dropper Fit Guide (found under Tech Specs) to determine if the included dropper post will work correctly for the size bike that you are considering.

What rear axle does the Shuttle LT use?

The Shuttle LT uses an axle for 157mm rear spacing designed for the new Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) standard. The rear axle supplied with the frame is a Pivot specific design using a 12mm X 1.0mm thread pitch.  SRAM also makes compatible 157mm UDH axles. Pivot 157mm UDH compatible axles can be found in our webstore.

What chainring sizes can I use on the Shuttle LT?

The Shuttle LT is optimized around a 34t chainring. It can fit up to a 38t chainring, but we recommend using a 34t chainring for the best performance from the DW-Link suspension, drive unit, and drivetrain. The smallest size you can use is a 34t.

How wide of a tire can I run on the Shuttle LT?

The Shuttle LT can run 29” wheels with MAXXIS tires up to 2.5” wide. For other tires in the market, most will fit up to these dimensions. If you decide to change the tires or wheels that we have on our builds, we suggest you check the fit with your chosen rim and tire combination to make sure it has proper clearance.

What travel fork can I use on my Shuttle LT?

The Shuttle LT was designed for a 170mm fork. The maximum travel length that can be used on the Shuttle LT is 180mm travel.

What is the fork offset on the Shuttle LT?


If I want to run a different brand of shock on my Shuttle LT, what else do I need to know?

The Shuttle LT shock features a trunnion style upper mount and uses M8 through bolt hardware on the bottom mount. Shock spacer dimensions are 30mm wide on the bottom mount. We typically run medium valving on the compression side (depending on rider weight) and medium rebound damping.

Can I put a coil-over shock on my Shuttle LT?

Yes, the Shuttle LT features a rising-rate design that functions well with coil-over shocks. We recommend and spec Fox DHX2 for their best in class performance, reliability, and adjustability.

Please check all clearances prior to using any shock other than those spec’d or specifically recommended by Pivot. Your Shuttle LT will not be covered under warranty if damage occurs due to shock incompatibility.

How do I use the flip-chip system?

The Shuttle LT’s flip chip geometry adjustment system is super easy to use. Simply loosen using a 6mm hex wrench (these are reverse, so you need to turn the wrench to the right to loosen). Partially back out the bolts – there is no need to completely remove the bolts. Then pull the chips out and rotate them to your desired position, tighten the bolts to 35 Nm and enjoy your bike’s new handling and feel. Please see the geometry chart for the numbers associated with the different settings.

Can I mount a chainguide on my Shuttle LT?

The Shuttle LT includes an upper chainguide. It does not have ISCG tabs so after market chainguides will not fit on the Shuttle LT.

Can I adjust the assist levels of the Shuttle LT?

Yes, you can easily customize your system to better fit your local trails or your range preferences. This can easily be done using the E-Tube app on your smartphone. However, through our own testing of the system we have loaded our own presets for the parameters for each of the assist modes to give you what we find to be the best balance for the system.

Does the Shuttle LT have a throttle?

No, the Shuttle LT doesn’t have a throttle. Instead, it’s a Class 1 pedal-assist style e-bike. In other words, the Shuttle LT’s 250-watt electric drive unit assists your own pedaling effort. You can choose between three different pedal-assisting power modes while riding (Eco, Trail, and Boost) and you can change from one to the other by using a thumb shifter that’s a lot like a typical gear shifter.

How long does it take to recharge the battery?

It can take up to 5 hours to recharge the battery from being completely dead. In our experience, it’s hard to completely drain that battery and a battery with some charge tends to charge faster. Even with 1 bar left, charge time usually not more than 3.5 hours.

How many times can you recharge the battery before you have to replace it?

All rechargeable batteries gradually store less power with each recharge. The Shuttle LT’s battery unit is designed to provide 1,000 recharges before it reaches the point at which replacing the battery is advised. At that point, the battery will hold 60% of its capacity vs. when new.

What kind of maintenance do I have to do on the drive unit and how often?

Beyond occasional firmware updates, there is no maintenance required on the drive unit. The clean environment that keeps the electronics happy also keeps the gears and bearings running smoothly for years. The chainring is easily removable so that it can be replaced after regular drive train wear.

What is the Q factor of the Shimano cranks on the EP8 drive unit used on the Shuttle LT?

The EP8 cranks used on the Shuttle LT have a 175mm q-factor which is similar to a standard XT or Race Face trail bike crank on an analog bike.

What size seatpost does the Shuttle LT use?


What is the seat tube insertion depth on the Shuttle LT?

S – 245mm

M – 270mm

L – 310mm

XL – 348mm

What kind of rear derailleur hanger does the Shuttle LT use?

The Shuttle LT uses the new Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) standard developed by SRAM. This derailleur hanger is compatible with all derailleurs on the market – not just SRAM.

The Shuttle LT uses the new Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) standard developed by SRAM. This derailleur hanger is compatible with all derailleurs on the market – not just SRAM.

What headset do I need for the Shuttle LT?

The Shuttle LT uses a ZS (zero stack) 44mm top and (zero stack) 56mm bottom.

What Rotors will fit on the Shuttle LT?

The Shuttle LT is designed for a 203mm rear rotor. A 203mm rotor is the only size rotor that can be used on the rear. On the front, we spec the Shuttle LT with a 223mm front rotor and an adaptor to convert from 180mm post mount to a 223mm post mount. The fork can also accept a 203mm rotor with the proper adaptor or a 180mm rotor with no adaptor.

Can I use a dual crown fork on the Shuttle LT?

No. Although the Shuttle LT is a longer travel bike capable descending the steepest and roughest trails, it is only designed for use with single crown forks.

What is the “flip chip” on the Shuttle LT and when would I want to use it?

The flip chip is a simple way to adjust the Shuttle LT’s geometry for different trail conditions. The chip comes set up in the low BB setting. This is perfect for riding fast, technical and steep terrain. However, if your preference is for a little more crank clearance and slightly quicker handling for tighter terrain with more climbing and/or roots and rocks, you may prefer the high BB setting. The high BB setting will raise the bottom bracket and steepen the head angle by .5° degree giving the bike faster turn in.

Can I run the Shuttle LT as a mullet?

It is possible if you really want to set it up with mixed wheels. You will need to buy a super boost 157mm x 27.5” rear wheel. The mixed wheel setup will slacken the Shuttle LT headtube angle and drop the bottom bracket height so you will want to run the flip chip in the “high” position to maintain proper geometry. If running a 27.5” rear wheel, we suggest running a 2.6” rear tire.

What is the Shuttle LT’s rider weight limit?

330lbs (149kg) for the rider plus any payload or accessory such as a hydration pack. Also, note that maximum air pressure for the Shuttle LT’s Fox Float X shock is 350 PSI – within the range needed to achieve proper sag settings up to the bike’s weight limit.

What are the specs of the EP8 system on the Shuttle LT?

The Drive unit provides 85Nm of Torque with a continuous power rating of 250 watts and a maximum power of 500 watts. The Shuttle LT features a 756 W/h battery. The drive unit weighs 5.73 lbs (2.6kg) and the battery weighs 8.59 lbs (3.9 kg).

Are the components of the EP8 System waterproof?

All components and parts of the EP8 system are protected against the ingress of moisture and dust according to IP54. This means that the system is protected from water splashing from any angle but is not rated for high pressure spray or immersion.

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