On December 29, Vital MTB awarded the Switchblade the Shreddy award Let’s start off with the name. The Switchblade? Are you kidding? That’s such a great bike name. Pivot made next-gen evolutions to the Switchblade’s geometry, pushing this machine into an enduro-worthy category of it’s own. Notable among these tweaks are chainstays that Enduro Mountainbike Magazine called “unashamedly short” (aka agile and playful) and the introduction of the Super Boost Plus 157 axle. Pair that with longer, slacker angles and you have a convincing all-purpose trail weapon unlike another bike in our line-up. In our 10+ year history with the AZ-based brand, we have come to associate Pivot with quiet, uncompromising quality.
From the very beginning of Pivot's engineering process, the Switchblade was designed to accommodate multiple wheelsizes, and it is this advanced planning that enables them to get so many great features into one unstoppable ride. At the heart of the Switchblade’s dual personality is a full carbon chassis featuring Pivot’s new long and low geometry combined with ultra short, huge clearance chainstays (up to 1cm shorter than the closest competitor). Putting these two holy grails of bike design into a single frame design means that riders will experience both unmatched high-speed stability through chunky terrain and effortless split-second manuals over seemingly impossible obstacles in one amazing machine.
Compatible with both 29 and 27.5+ wheelsizes
Fits 27.5+ tires up to 3.25” wide
Fits 29er tires up to 2.5” wide
Features Pivots new long and low geometry
Ultra short 428mm (16.85”) chainstays beat every other bike in the category
Front derailleur compatible with Pivot’s stealth E-Type mounting system
135mm dw-link rear suspension with upper clevis and linkage and double wishbone rear triangle
Designed for a 150mm fork, fits forks up to 160mm
27.5+ spec’d with either 40mm inner width DT alloy or Reynolds carbon wheels and aggressive new Maxxis REKON 2.8 tires
29” spec’d with 25mm inner width DT rims or 28mm inner width Reynolds Enduro carbon rims and aggressive Maxxis High Roller II 2.3” tires
Pivot Cable Port system for easy internal routing of shifters, brakes and droppers and full Di2 Integration
New ultra quiet low durometer rubberized frame protection
- See more at: http://www.pivotcycles.com/bike/switchblade/#sthash.0jpdlGGM.dpuf