Vault V4

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.

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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.


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Geometry & Sizing

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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 47C 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)

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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 Vault can accommodate tires up to 700C x 47C and 650b (27.5”) x 2.0”

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 Vault frame can use a 27.2mm or 30.9mm seatposts by simply swapping the ISO FLEX inserts. The Vault comes standard with a 27.2mm ISO FLEX insert but the 30.9mm size can be purchased through any Pivot dealer.

XS - 180mm

S - 248mm

M - 268mm

L - 289mm

XL - 308mm

*Please check seat post measurements carefully before installing the post.

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. 

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

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

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

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.

The fork offset on the Vault is 45mm.

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)

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

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

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

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

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.

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. 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.

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

For the Pivot 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 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.

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.