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Keegan Swenson’s Pivot Vault

Keegan Swenson’s Pivot Vault

Pro Bike Check: Keegan Swenson’s Pivot Vault. We had a chance to catch up with Keegan Swenson after the Belgian Waffle Ride in Cedar City and check out the Pivot Vault gravel bike he rode to victory.

Keegan Swenson's Pivot Vault
The 125 mile gravel race stayed together in a small group for a while and eventually ended with a dramatic sprint between Peter Stetina and Keegan Swenson. Photo credit Ian Matteson

The Vault frame is designed for racing and going fast. With clearance for up to 700 x 45mm or 650b x 47mm tires; the improved tire clearance is partially due to the dropped chainstay design, a trick also employed by Open bikes. In addition to tire clearance, the Vault also has enough clearance for non-drive power meter modules like Stages and Shimano.

Also, Keegan is not running a dropper post, the Vault features an Iso Flex sleeve in the seat tube. Made of a combination of rubber and nylon, this sleeve sits between the frame and seatpost and offers a more compliant ride to the seated rider than a traditional seat tube/seatpost configuration.

The frame is compatible with 2x drivetrains but Keegan has opted for a 1x. When not running a 2x, the front derailleur mount can be removed to save weight, look cleaner, and catch less mud.

Learn more on Pivotcycles.com. Available at certain local retailers and online at backcountry.com.

Keegan Swenson's Pivot Vault
Keegan Swenson’s Pivot Vault is spec’d with a full Shimano GRX Groupset and Stan’s Grail Wheels
Keegan Swenson's Pivot Vault
The Iso Flex sleeve in the seat tube features a combination of rubber and nylon, this sleeve sits between the frame and seatpost and offers a more compliant ride to the seated rider.
Keegan Swenson's Pivot Vault
The frame is compatible with 2x drivetrains but Keegan has opted for a 1x. When not running a 2x, the front derailleur mount can be removed to save weight, look cleaner and catch less mud.
Shimano Handlebars
PRO components handle the steering while a Wahoo XX at a very interesting angle handles all the data.
Stans Wheels
Stan’s Grail CB7 Pro Wheelset are mounted front and rear. The Grail rims weigh in at an ultralight 300 grams each and feature a 21.6 internal width.
Stans Wheels
Maxxis provides the tires and Keegan was running the Maxxis Rambler in a 700x38c size.

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