Switchblade

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One Bike. Any Trail.

Versatility—that’s the Switchblade’s calling card and the reason this bike immediately rocketed to the top of several cycling media best-of lists. As a long-travel 29er, the Switchblade is a next-level enduro bike that begs for fast, steep and technical trails. As a 27.5+ machine, the Switchblade combines spider-man traction with the shortest chainstays in the category for the ultimate all-terrain, all-conditions ride. One bike. Any trail.

The mtbr.com review May 27, 2016 states “This bike is an engineering marvel and we’re ready to proclaim it the best bike Pivot has ever made. It rides like a dream both up and down and every detail has been carefully addressed.”

That is quite a reputation to live up to! But we think it does exactly that.

SKU: P-FS-17-SWB Categories: , ,

Product Description

Purpose-built to meet the demands of enduro and aggressive trail riding, Pivot’s Switchblade is a versatile ripper with a huge advantage no matter where you shred. As a long travel 29er, the Switchblade is a next-level enduro bike that begs for fast, steep and technical trails. As a 27.5+ machine, the Switchblade combines spider-man traction with the shortest chainstays in the category for the ultimate all-terrain, all-conditions ride.

CARBON DESIGN

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 Pivot 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.

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Pivot’s frame shapes are 100% driven by their pursuit of the perfectly tuned ride, the cleanest design, the strongest product and the lightest possible weight. With Pivot’s own hollow core, internal, high compression carbon moulding process they can deliver on the performance requests of top athletes by finding the perfect combination of composite materials and shapes for that perfect balance of strength, stiffness and the ultimate ride quality.

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The Switchblade incorporates a Phoenix DH-inspired double wishbone rear triangle and ultra- stiff linkage design, the same design used in the Mach 6 Carbon, resulting in the absolute stiffest frameset available in the trail category – giving you precise control and the ability to tackle new terrain every time you ride.

DW-LINK

Dave Weagle, the brains behind dw‐link® and Chris Cocalis, Pivot’s president and founder, collaborate on every Pivot suspension design – for the Switchblade, they focused on utilising the best attributes of the dw‐link® for the ultimate in enduro/trail performance. dw‐link’s anti-squat and variable wheel travel path means that the Switchblade pedals better than anything else in the category. Because the frame doesn’t squat or bob under pedalling force, Pivot are able to lower the bottom bracket height and slacken the head angle to achieve the best performance in high speed and technical sections while also maintaining precise handling and poppy ride that makes a great trail bike so much fun.

FOX SUSPENSION

The Switchblade is spec’d with the Fox Float DPS shock with the new EVOL air sleeve, tuned specifically for the Switchblade’s dual personality. The new Float DPS features improved bump absorption and firm lockout with a new DPS damper with three on-the- fly lever adjustments – Open, Medium and Firm options cover all of your terrain choices. The EVOL air sleeve significantly reduces the force required to initiate travel for the ultimate in small bump compliance and better bottom-out resistance. When combined with the ultra-low friction Kashima coating, this design offers an incredibly plush feel in every setting. While dw-link® is inherently efficient on its own, the firm option is great for long climbs. These shock features are direct complements to dw-link® suspension tuning and patented position-sensitive anti-squat, giving riders even better traction on steep climbs and over rough trail.

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To match the Switchblade’s rear suspension, we’ve paired it with the newest 150mm Fox 36 – the perfect fork to match any trail rider’s need for aggressive, balanced handling on every part of the mountain.

ALL THE RIGHT DETAILS

Featured on the Switchblade is Pivot’s ultra-clean, removable front derailleur mount. For those that want to run two chainrings, this precisely engineered mount offers the best shifting performance you can get, utilizing Shimano’s new side-swing front derailleur system. For those who love the simple functionality of 1x systems, remove the front derailleur mount for an incredibly sleek, clean installation with almost no evidence of the un-needed hardware.

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The Switchblade offers full Di2 electronic integration and easy, clean internal routing of shifters, brakes and droppers via the Pivot Cable Port system.

Other essential details include ultra-quiet, low durometer, rubberized frame protection in all the key places, post mount disc brake mounts for easy set up and weight savings, and Enduro Max cartridge bearings throughout. The Switchblade is available in five sizes to fit riders from 4’11” to 6’2”+ from XS to XL.

PERFECT BUILDS FROM PIVOT

On a bike as versatile as the Switchblade, the right build kit is essential to dialing in performance. Pivot makes this easy with a range of complete build options in both 29er and 27.5+ wheelsizes. Pivot have carefully selected every part and only spec components they would ride themselves.

Pivot take quality and workmanship seriously, and know that the details are what make a great rider experience. Every Pivot Cycles frame undergoes a 28-step assembly and quality control check to ensure that every ride on the Switchblade exceeds your expectations.

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Additional Information

Size

X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Build kit

Frame + Crank, Plus Race SLX, Plus Race GX, Plus Pro XT, Plus Pro XT Wheel Upgrade, Plus X01, Plus X01 Wheel Upgrade, Team XTR, Race SLX 29er, Race GX 29er, Pro XT 29er, Pro XT 29er Wheel Upgrade, Pro X01 29er, X01 29er Wheel Upgrade, Team XTR 29er

Colour

Gloss blue, Factory Red

MODEL TEAM XTR Di2 2x 29 TEAM XTR Di2 2x 27.5+ TEAM XTR Di2 1x 29 TEAM XTR Di2 1x 27.5+ TEAM XTR 2x 29 TEAM XTR 2x 27.5+ TEAM XTR 1x 29
FRAME SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE
SHOCK FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA
FORK FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR
HEADSET PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DER XTR DI2 11SPD GS XTR DI2 11SPD GS XTR DI2 11SPD GS XTR DI2 11SPD GS XTR 11SPD GS XTR 11SPD GS XTR 11SPD GS
FRONT DER XTR DI2 XTR DI2 NA NA XTR SIDESWING XTR SIDESWING NA
SHIFTERS XTR DI2 11SPD L/R XTR DI2 11SPD L/R XTR DI2 11SPD R XTR DI2 11SPD R XTR 11SPD L/R XTR 11SPD L/R XTR 11SPD R
BRAKES XTR M9020 XTR M9020 XTR M9020 XTR M9020 XTR M9020 XTR M9020 XTR M9020
CRANKS RACE FACE NEXT SL 34/24T RACE FACE NEXT SL 34/24T RACE FACE NEXT SL 30T RACE FACE NEXT SL 30T RACE FACE NEXT SL 34/24T RACE FACE NEXT SL 34/24T RACE FACE NEXT SL 30T
BAR PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM
GRIPS PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON
STEM PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO
POST FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM)
SEAT M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL
CASSETTE XTR M9000 11-40 11SPD XTR M9000 11-40 11SPD XT 11-42 11 SPEED WITH ONE UP 45KIT XT 11-42 11 SPEED WITH ONE UP 45T KIT XTR M9000 11-40 11SPD XTR M9000 11-40 11SPD XT 11-42 11 SPEED WITH ONE UP 45T KIT
WHEELS REYNOLDS CARBON 29 ENDURO CARBON 28mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 27.5+ 40mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 29 ENDURO CARBON 28mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 27.5+ 40mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 29 ENDURO CARBON 28mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 27.5+ 40mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 29 ENDURO CARBON 28mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS
WHEEL UPGRADE NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
TIRES MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.3 TR MAXXIS REKON 27.5X2.8 TR MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.3 TR MAXXIS REKON 27.5X2.8 TR MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.3 TR MAXXIS REKON 27.5X2.8 TR MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.3 TR
SIZE XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL
MODEL TEAM XTR 1x 27.5+ PRO XT/XTR 1x 29 PRO XT/XTR 1x 27.5+ PRO XT/XTR 2x 29 PRO XT/XTR 2x 27.5+ RACE XT 1x 27.5+ RACE XT 1x 29
FRAME SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE SWITCHBLADE Carbon SWITCHBLADE Carbon
SHOCK FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT FACTORY DPS EVOL KASHIMA FOX FLOAT DPS BLACK FOX FLOAT DPS BLACK
FORK FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 FACTORY 150mm KASHIMA BOOST 110QR FOX 36 PERFORMANCE 29″ 150mm BLACK BOOST 110QR FOX 36 PERFORMANCE 29″ 150mm BLACK BOOST 110QR
HEADSET PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING PIVOT PRECISION SEALED BEARING
REAR DER XTR 11SPD GS XTR 11SPD GS XTR 11SPD GS XTR 11SPD GS XTR 11SPD GS XT 11Spd GS XT 11Spd GS
FRONT DER NA N/A N/A XT SIDESWING XT SIDESWING N/A N/A
SHIFTERS XTR 11SPD R XT 11 SPEED R XT 11 SPEED R XT 11 SPEED XT 11 SPEED SLX 11Spd R SLX 11Spd R
BRAKES XTR M9020 XT 8000 XT 8000 XT 8000 XT 8000 Shimano M615 Shimano M615
CRANKS RACE FACE NEXT SL 30T RACE FACE AEFFECT SL 30T RACE FACE AEFFECT SL 30T RACE FACE AEFFECT SL 34/24 RACE FACE AEFFECT SL 34/24 Race Face AEFFECT SL 30T Race Face AEFFECT SL 30T
BAR PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM PHOENIX CARBON RISER 740MM Race Face Ride Race Face Ride
GRIPS PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX LOCK ON PHOENIX Lock On PHOENIX Lock On
STEM PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO PHOENIX TRAIL ENDURO
POST FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM) FOX Transfer 125mm (LEV INTEGRA 100mm on XS/SM)
SEAT M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO RACE. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO RACE. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO RACE. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO RACE. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL M/ L/XL: WTB VIGO TEAM. XS/SM: WTB HIGHTAIL
CASSETTE XT 11-42 11 SPEED WITH ONE UP 45T KIT XT 11-42 11 SPEED WITH ONE UP 45T KIT XT 11-42 11 SPEED WITH ONE UP 45T KIT XT 11-42 11 SPEED XT 11-42 11 SPEED XT M8000 11-46 11Spd XT M8000 11-46 11Spd
WHEELS REYNOLDS CARBON 27.5+ 40mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS DT XM series 27.5+ 40mm inner rim, w/ 36T star ratchet upgrade DT XM series 29” 25mm inner rim, w/ 36T star ratchet upgrade DT XM series 29” 25mm inner rim, w/ 36T star ratchet upgrade DT XM series 27.5+ 40mm inner rim, w/ 36T star ratchet upgrade SUN 27.5+ DUROC 40 COMP BOOST 110mm F 157mm Rear SUN RINGLE CHARGER COMP 29 BOOST 110 F 157mm R
WHEEL UPGRADE NA REYNOLDS CARBON 27.5+ 40mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 29 ENDURO CARBON 28mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 29 ENDURO CARBON 28mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS REYNOLDS CARBON 27.5+ 40mm inner rim w/i-9 HUBS N/A N/A
TIRES MAXXIS REKON 27.5X2.8 TR MAXXIS REKON 27.5X2.8 TR MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.3 TR MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.3 TR MAXXIS REKON 27.5X2.8 TR MAXXIS Rekon F 27.5 2.8 TR MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 29X2.3 TR
SIZE XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL XS, S, M, L, XL

Switchblade Frame Geometry

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    XS S M L XL
A Seat Tube Length (C-T) 36.83 40.64 42.55 45.72 49.53
B Top Tube Length 55.50 58.17 61.47 63.50 66.04
C Head Tube Length 8.51 8.99 10.16 10.79 11.99
D Head Tube Angle 67.25° 67.25° 67.25° 67.25° 67.25°
E Seat Tube Angle 74.75° 74.50° 74.25° 74.25° 74.25°
F Chain Stay Length 42.80 42.80 42.80 42.80 42.80
G Bottom Bracket Height 33.99 33.99 33.99 33.99 33.99
H Standover Height 68.33 70.48 70.87 71.12 73.15
I Wheelbase 111.12 113.31 116.74 119.00 121.97
  Stack 59.99 60.50 61.49 62.00 62.99
  Reach 38.99 41.00 43.99 46.00 48.49

SWITCHBLADE 27.5 w/17mm cup

    XS S M L XL
A Seat Tube Length (C-T) 36.83 40.64 42.55 45.72 49.53
B Top Tube Length 55.50 58.17 61.47 63.50 66.04
C Head Tube Length 8.51 8.99 10.16 10.79 11.99
D Head Tube Angle 66.50° 66.50° 66.50° 66.50° 66.50°
E Seat Tube Angle 74.00° 73.75° 73.50° 73.50° 73.50°
F Chain Stay Length 42.80 42.80 42.80 42.80 42.80
G Bottom Bracket Height 33.71 33.71 33.71 33.71 33.71
H Standover Height 68.07 70.23 70.79 70.87 73.20
I Wheelbase 111.56 113.74 117.20 119.43 122.40
  Stack 60.53 61.01 62.13 62.74 63.86
  Reach 38.00 40.01 43.00 45.01 47.50

Values in centimeters

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