The All New Switchblade
A mountain bike with extraordinary versatility and category bending capability that redefines performance across every type of trail. We took the progressive long, and low geometry of the original Switchblade and pushed it even further with a longer reach, slacker head angle and steeper seat angle. Always with an eye on confidence - inspiring design, we shortened and straightened the Switchblade’s seat tube to allow for longer travel Dropper Seatposts in a more compact overall frame design. The adjustable flip chip from our Firebird 29 adds geometry adjustability, enabling the Switchblade to be easily optimized for 29”, 27.5+ or 27.5”/29” reverse mullet setups without compromise. All of this versatility is packaged in a even lighter, Pivot Hollow Core Carbon frame with plenty of room for a large water bottle in all sizes.
New vertical shock layout design builds on dw-link’s legacy of class - leading performance, making it the most capable and adaptable Switchblade ever. A more aggressive rising rate makes 142mm of travel suppler off the top of the stroke, offers more support in the middle and gives it huck-to-flat bottoming control at the end. We worked closely with Fox to develop an all new piston and valve tune on its DPX2 that delivers new levels of sensitivity and traction. Coil Shock compatibility and full Fox Live Valve integration give the new Switchblade mtb unequalled suspension adaptability and performance.
Pivot Switchblade pro XT/XTR
Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4-Piston.
Rotors: Shimano XT Centrelock - 203mm (Front) - 180mm (Rear).
Cassette: Shimano XT M8100 10-51t.
Chain: Shimano CN-M8100 12-Speed.
Shifter: Shimano XT M8100 ISPEC 12-Speed.
Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed.
Crankset: Race Face Aeffect R 32t.
Forks: Fox Factory 36 29" - 160mm.
Rear Shock: Fox Factory Float DPx2.
Grips: Phoenix Factory Lock-On.
Handlebars: Phoenix Team Low Rise Carbon - 760mm (XS) - 780mm (S-L) - 800mm (XL).
Stem: Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail - 35mm (XS) - 45mm (M-XL).
Headset: Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge.
Saddle: Phoenix WTB Pro Hightail Trail (XS-S) - Phoenix WTB Pro Vigo (M-XL).
Seatpost: Fox Factory Kashima Transfer - 100mm (XS) - 125mm (S) - 150mm (M) - 175mm (L-XL).
Tyre Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO, Maxxterra.
Tyre Rear: Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO, Maxxterra.
Wheels: DT Swiss M1700 w/ DT Swiss 350 hub & 36t Star Ratchet 30mm - 29".