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All the mountain, all the time

Trails are evolving. Riders are evolving. Mountain biking is evolving. The new Pivot Switchblade is a highly capable, highly adaptable testament to the powers of adaptability.

Pivot Press Release:

Mountain biking is demonstrably evolving. Trail riding is becoming increasingly dynamic; influenced by the physicality of Enduro racing and the agility of park riding, the best trail bike nowadays has to excel across a wide span of terrain and riding styles.

Adaptability and versatility are key. Bearing this in mind, Pivot set a simple design goal for the all new Switchblade: To build the best all-round mountain bike you can swing a leg over. “The Switchblade makes big gains in its descending performance while improving traction in technical climbing situations,” says Chris Cocalis, founder and CEO of Pivot. “With more capable geometry and updated dw-link kinematics, the new bike handles better, climbs better, and is more comfortable in a bike park setting but retains its standing as a bike you can ride anywhere. This new Switchblade improves upon every area of performance, and sets a new bar for how a 140-150mm travel Trail/Enduro bike should ride.”

Utilization of a slightly longer lower link infused the new Switchblade with Firebird DNA, allowing the 142mm of dw-Link suspension travel to provide better small bump compliance, more tractability and improved bottom out resistance. Geometry has stretched to suit contemporary needs with a slacker head angle, steeper seat angle, increased reach and longer wheelbase. Versatility is added to these refinements with size-specific chainstays and a flip-chip that can fine tune geometry as well as cater to mixed rear wheel configurations. Ride farther, climb better, descend faster, hit every jump. Get a Switchblade.

The Switchblade will also be available in a limited edition colorway. 35 years ago, with a bike called the Sun Eagle Talon, the seeds of innovation were planted, and 35 years later the fruits of those innovations are what we call Pivot Cycles. And to celebrate these 35 years of innovation we are releasing the limited edition Switchblade Talon.

The Switchblade will be available in colors Blue Neptune, Stealth Mojave and limited edition Pink Neon and can be purchased in ten build options from Shimano and SRAM.

• Ultra-Light Hollow Core Carbon Frame.
• Size Specific Chainstays  
• 142mm of supple-yet-efficient dw-link™ suspension travel featuring a vertically mounted trunnion metric air shock.   
• Equipped with a 44mm offset 160mm-travel Fox 36 Grip or Grip2.  
• Flip Chip for on-trail geometry customization.    
• Compatible with both 29, 27.5+" and 27.5” rear/29” front (mullet) wheel sizes without compromise thanks to the Flip chip’s adjustable geometry feature  
• Large Water Bottle Clearance on all sizes.  
• Pivot Tool Dock system compatible with mounts under the top tube and integrated into the underside of the frame.  
• Hassle free full internal routing with Pivot cable port system.  
• Featuring the easy to find UDH rear derailleur hanger for peace of mind when traveling.

_New Switchblade in the Factory Store showroom.


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