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E-Vault

Own The Road Less Traveled

Tame the city streets, glide assertively through gridlock, potholed asphalt dissolving beneath your wheels. Take charge of your destiny, trace that line of gravel arcing over the horizon. This is the e-Vault’s world: a place where investment quality craftsmanship melds with integrated power-assist technology, affording you the agency to take charge of both destination and destiny, to ride farther and faster over more varied terrain than ever before. A world where boundaries fall away and possibilities are limitless.

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Hardtail

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700c

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Carbon

Material

Design Refinement

The new E-Vault shares the same sophisticated, proprietary carbon fiber construction and velvet smooth ride qualities as our acclaimed Vault. It offers surefooted yet intuitively responsive handling, provides clearance for the widest tires available, and features the ride-smoothing comfort of our patent pending ISO-FLEX damping technology. Derived from this highly versatile, multi-terrain all-star, the e-Vault enhances your ride experience with the seamless incorporation of a Fazua motor and battery module. Built so cleanly into the chassis as to be invisible, this motor-assist ushers in a whole new way of riding; augmenting your power, extending your range, expanding your horizons.

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Invisible Strength

Lightweight and discreet, the Fazua motor/battery unit is the stealth bomber of electric-assist technology. It features a compact and incredibly clean execution, making it a perfect pairing to fit unobtrusively into the redesigned chassis. Battery and motor combined are incredibly lightweight, and the drive unit utilizes an angular contact gearbox that completely decouples from the bottom bracket when not engaged. This is hugely important – most e-assist motors remain engaged, rendering pedaling without assist akin to plowing through quicksand. With the e-Vault, you get to power up your riding when you need, without any drawbacks when pedaling just by muscle alone.

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Build Your E-Vault

We strive to build the best-performing cycling products in the world.

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Starting at

$9,299.00

Graphics, colors, and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.
KITTeam GRX Di2 - 700cTeam GRX Di2 w/ Carbon Wheels - 700c
AVAILABILITY--
STARTING PRICE$9,299.00 USD$9,999.00 USD
FRAMEE-VaultE-Vault
WEIGHT
MATERIALCarbonCarbon
WHEEL SIZE700c700c
FORKPivot Vault CarbonPivot Vault Carbon
HEADSETPivot Precision Sealed Integrated CartridgePivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge
FRONT DERShimano Di2 Double GRX FD-RX815 Shimano Di2 Double GRX FD-RX815
REAR DERShimano GRX 815 Di2 11-SpeedShimano GRX 815 Di2 11-Speed
SHIFTERShimano GRX 815 Di2 11-SpeedShimano GRX 815 Di2 11-Speed
BRAKESShimano GRX 810 2-pistonShimano GRX 810 2-piston
CRANKSETFazua Carbon 50/34Fazua Carbon 50/34
DRIVEUNITFazua EvationFazua Evation
HANDLEBAREaston EC70 SL Carbon - 40cm (XS) 42cm (SM) 44cm (MD) 46cm (LG-XL)Easton EC70 SL Carbon - 40cm (XS) 42cm (SM) 44cm (MD) 46cm (LG-XL)
STEMPhoenix Team 31.8mmPhoenix Team 31.8mm
SEATPOSTPhoenix Pro ISO Flex CarbonPhoenix Pro ISO Flex Carbon
SADDLEPhoenix WTB Team Volt (Narrow Width)Phoenix WTB Team Volt (Narrow Width)
CASSETTEShimano Ultegra HG-800 11-34tShimano Ultegra HG-800 11-34t
WHEELSDT Swiss GR 1600, 25mm 700C
12x100 F/12x142 R
Reynolds ATRx 23mm Carbon - 700C
12x100 F/12x142 R
TIRESMaxxis RE-FUSE 700c x 32mm TR - Black (Stealth) Skinwall (Green) Maxxis RE-FUSE 700c x 32mm TR - Black (Stealth) Skinwall (Green)
ROTORShimano XT CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XT CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XT CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XT CenterLock - 160mm
CHAINShimano CN-HG600 11-SpeedShimano CN-HG600 11-Speed

Quality Craftsmanship

We strive to build the best-performing cycling products in the world.

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Geometry & Sizing

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Engineer's Corner

Get everything you need to know about the bikename.

Lightest, most compact Fazua Evation drive train and battery module with 252 Watt/hours of pedal assist

Top-tube integrated sensitive touch control panel with three levels of riding assistance.

Elegant full carbon frame design featuring proprietary Hollow Core internal molding technology for an optimal stiffness to weight ratio.

Next generation gravel / road geometry for all-day comfort on any surface.

Patent pending ISO FLEX Technology fits isolates the seatpost from the frame for extraordinary comfort with uncompromising frame stiffness and control.

Hidden fender mounts for clean, sleek accommodation of all-weather riding and commuting accessories

Additional Fazua batteries and custom on-the-bike battery bags available at Pivot retailers make ease of carrying a second battery

Fits up to 700 x 47c and 650b x 2.0” tires

Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL for riders between 5’ (152 cm) and 6’5” (196 cm).

Small Parts Schematic Save tech spec
Dropper Fit Guide Save tech spec
ISO Flex Installation Guide Save tech spec
E-Vault User Manual Save tech spec

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”

The E-Vault’s battery no longer assists once the rider reaches 28 miles per hour—at that point, it’s like you’re riding a regular bike.  The E-Vault is a Class 3 ebikes. As with any bicycle, your downhill speed is a function of your riding skill, comfort level, and terrain or road conditions.

Battery removal or battery swaps are very efficient with the Evation motor system. We’ve included simple instructions showing how to remove the battery in your E-Vault’s owner’s manual that can be accessed in the Tech Specs.

It can take up to 3.5 hours to recharge the battery from being completely dead.  In our experience, a battery with some charge tends to charge faster.

You can climb up to approximately 1000 meters (3,280 feet) when operating the bike in the middle – River – assist level (200 Watts of support).  Many variables impact the total riding distance per battery charge, including but not limited to rider and gear weight, tire pressure, how much time is spent in each riding mode (Breeze, River or Rocket), wind or weather, elevation, and tire profile.  During in-house testing we repeatedly were able to ride 45-50 miles on mixed surfaces with almost 3000 feet of climbing on one battery charge.

The 252 W/hr. battery lithium-ion battery that comes standard on the E-Vault retails for $460. E-Vault batteries are available for purchase from Pivot dealers.

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, effectively removing performance (and fun) from the system under the conditions and speeds you ride most. If you are already over 28 mph, most likely you are flying downhill and don’t need more assist. If you climb up hill at speeds exceeding 28 mph, congratulations! You are one incredibly fit individual, and you also don’t need additional assist.  Additionally, leaving your drive unit in its original stock settings means your warranty will stay intact. The E-Vault 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.

Drive units are completely sealed in order to keep the electronics and mechanical pieces perfectly clean year after year. Like most Fazua components, it has a 2-year warranty. If something mechanical were to fail after that point, the solution would be to contact Fazua for repair or replacement of the drive unit. Drive unit service and warranty claims are handled through an authorized Pivot retailer.  Firmware related problems may still be solved by a dealer with the Fazua Toolbox Software.  The software displays various different parameters for your system and allows you to independently perform a firmware update: https://fazua.com/en/drive-system/software/toolbox-software/?chosen_download=windows

In the unlikely event of a drive unit malfunction, your E-Vault is still absolutely ride-worthy. True, the E-Vault weighs more than its non-motorized siblings.  Due to the sleek, minimalist E-Vault frame design, you’ll feel that additional weight only slightly with the drive unit turned off (there’s no getting around physics), but it’s still fun to ride with the drive unit turned off.  The gearbox completely decouples for natural, drag-free, non-assist pedaling when the motor is not running.

Beyond occasional firmware updates, described above, 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.  Please note that Fazua strongly advises against pressure washing, as high pressure washing can create problems with the drive unit, including connectivity problems.  For additional information regarding troubleshooting drive train creaking noises or connectivity problems, please refer to your E-Vault Owner’s Manual.  

Fits up to 700 x 45c and 650b x 47c (27.5” x 2.0”) tires

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.

The E-Vault  comes stock with use a 27.2mm seat post and insert.  The ISO FLEX system is also compatible with 30.9mm seat posts by simply swapping the ISO FLEX inserts. The 30.9mm ISO FLEX insert  can be purchased through any Pivot dealer or on our webstore (depending on country).

 

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 counterclockwise 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. If there is any play in the system DO NOT overtighten.  You will need to install 1 of the washers included with the ISO FLEX kit between the lock ring and the insert.  Start with the smallest washer and then change to thicker ones as needed until the play is eliminated.  For more detailed instructions with photos please see our Tech Specs tab.

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

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

The Fazua system provides power meter or cadence information via Bluetooth to most bike computers, including Garmin and Wahoo.  Additionally, through the Fazua Rider App you can access a full range of sensor- and system-generated data, including but not limited to speedometer, cadence, rider power, and rider torque. For more information about the Fazua Rider App and other digital tools, see the Fazua website:  https://fazua.com/en/drive-system/software/mobile-apps/

Yes, the E-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.

The fork offset on the E-Vault is 45mm.

The Praxis Carbon cranks used on the E-Vault have a 163mm q-factor

The E-Vault features 12x142mm thru axle spacing in the rear and 12X100mm thru axle spacing in the front. Both use 1.5 thread pitch thru axles.

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.  

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

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.  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. The E-Vault uses 160mm rotors front and rear.

Yes, The E-Vault has sleek hidden fender mounts for easy attaching fenders to the frame and fork.  

We do not recommend mounting racks directly to the E-Vault frame or fork. The threaded inserts are only for mounting fenders and not designed for direct rack mounting. However, you can use a seat post mounted rack or any number of frame bags for on the bike storage.

The E-Vault uses a braze-on style Di2 front derailleur. The E Vault is not compatible with mechanical shifting systems. You cannot use a SRAM AXS Wireless system with a front derailleur as SRAM does not certify their front shifting systems for use in E-bike applications.  Even if you chose to ignore SRAM’s warnings, rear tire size choices are limited due to the rearward location of the battery on SRAM front derailleur using up tire clearance space.      

For the Pivot E-Vault, we use an integrated style headset. The upper bearing measures 1-1/8" with 45°/45° ACB & has an OD of 41.8mm. The lower bearing measures 1-1/2" with 45°/45° ACB & has an OD of 51.9mm.

The Shimano Di2 system is powered by a separate battery in the seat tube.  This battery is not intended to be removed for charging, and can be charged using a Shimano Di2 charging cord from the end of the handlebar on the right (drive side) of the bike.   If a problem occurs with your battery and it needs to be removed from your bike, please contact your local Pivot dealer.   For additional information regarding Di2 system operation and maintenance, please refer to the Shimano Di2 operating manual. To learn more about customizable settings off the bike, visit the Shimano E-Tube project online at https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/e-tube/project.html

The E-Vault complete bike in medium, Di2 GRX build with carbon wheels weighs 29.9 lbs (13.56 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 our Hollow Core Carbon 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.