The Pivot Vault incorporates a BB386EVO bottom bracket system. This maximum-size, maximum-stiffness design standard was created by Pivot’s own Chris Cocalis and is featured in hundreds of bicycles and cranksets throughout the industry. Advantages include increased torsional rigidity, higher frame strength and better power transfer via an oversized 30mm diameter spindle and bigger bottom bracket
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: 5'3" – 5’7” Small: 5'6" – 5’9” Medium: 5'8” – 5’11” Large: 5'11” – 6’3”
What is the standover height?
Selecting larger or smaller tire size options will affect standover height. Numbers listed are with the stock Maxxis Mudwrestler tires. X-Small: 748mm / 29.44" Small: 774mm / 30.47" Medium: 796mm / 31.33" Large: 813mm / 32.00"
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 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 and TRP offer these for 160mm rotors and 140mm rotors. The rear mount is designed to use 20mm long mounting hardware.
What size seatpost does the Vault use?
The Vault frame uses a 31.6mm seatpost.
What size seat clamp does the Vault use?
The Vault frame uses a 34.9mm or 35mm (as some manufacturers call it) seatpost clamp.
Can I use a dropper post with this frame?
Yes, although there is not dropper specific routing on this model. However, any dropper post with external routing can be used on this frame.
What front derailleur does the Vault use?
You will require a 34.9mm clamp-on road or cyclocross specific front derailleur (Shimano calls this size an “L”). Routing is bottom pull. You can also use a braze-on style F/D with a 34.9mm adaptor clamp.
What headset do I need for the Vault?
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 46mm. The lower bearing measures 1-1/2" with 36°/45° ACB & has an OD of 56mm.
How wide of a tire can I run on the Vault?
The Vault can run all standard 700C X 33C cyclocross tires on the market and, depending on rim width and tire specification, can fit up to 38C tires. For reference, one of the largest tires we have come across for the category is the Clement X’PLOR MSO that’s called out as a 40C tire. It clears the frame by about
1mm or less on each side. We would not recommend this tire as any grit or debris on the tire would cause rubbing.
The new Vault fork can accommodate tires up to 700C X 38C and 27.5” up to 2” as well.
I would like to run Shimano Di2 on my Vault. What battery should I order? Can the cables be run internally?
In order to run Di2 shifting on your Vault, you will need to order the external battery that is mounted on the underside of the downtube. All Di2 cable routing is internal and the Shimano disc brakes that come in the standard Vault build kit are fully compatible with Shimano Di2 set ups. You may also be able to utilize Shimano’s seat post battery provided that your seatpost design can accept this style battery. However, we prefer the external battery as the weight is kept in the lowest point possible and the battery can be easily removed for charging.