Shuttle is ridiculously priced though. $10kusd, vs $5800 for a Devinci AC or DC. Practically a 2x factor there
the alu vs carbon will not make a difference imho. And I ride a carbon eMTB. Just makes it look a little prettier, not much functional difference. Carbon has its strength to weight, but then it doesn't like being hit with rocks without shattering
Don't know why one would toot the bugle of only the Shuttle when there are at least ten other equivalent high end eMTB on the market today, many which cost a bit less, some with unique features that might out do the Shuttle, including at climbing, manualling, throttle engagement, etc. The 500WH battery capacity is a outright disaster for them in 2019. 43.9cm chainstays? why that is shorter than the new Turbo Levo at 45.5cm, but signif longer than my 42.6cm chain stays on my less expensive Powerplay. I also found I prefer having the EX groupset with 8 cogs which surprised me as appropriately simpler yet tougher componentry, not needing the 11 or 12 cogs for non-assisted bikes. Several brands offer quick swappable batteries, or dual batteries, which the Pivot does not offer (neither does Rocky), but for some this can be important.
140mm rear, might as well have 150 and 3 modes since you don't have to provide all the climb power with your own legs imho. 140mm makes it a touch less desirable for bike park use. Depends entirely on the trails in question and the rider's intentions of course.
The trouble with the idea of XX bike being the 'best bike' is that bike becomes the target and get nipped off the top step 4 months later by the next best thing. And the cycle repeats. Saw a lot of that in the last 12 months on eMTB