The Versatile Pivot Switchblade Goes 29 or 27.5+


As the market for enduro-capable 29ers gets more and more crowded, the cool thing is that many of them are adding 27.5+ capability while they are at it. To do this, the Pivot Switchblade employs a twist on an existing DH hub standard (157×12) and calls it Super Boost+ 157.

The benefits of going with DH hubs is that this 135mm travel 29er can still sport ultra-short 428mm chainstays (kapow). Stays of that length would be all-but impossible without Super Boost+ 157. Many riders will be perplexed yet again by yet another hub embodiment, but here we are, friends.

This long-travel platform will undoubtedly deliver a capable ride for those looking to push big wheels harder, higher and farther.

The Pivot Switchblade in XTR Kit with Reynolds Carbon Wheels.

The Pivot Switchblade in XTR Kit with Reynolds Carbon Wheels.

Key features of the Pivot Switchblade

  • 135mm rear travel via DW-Link
  • Designed around 150mm fork, but can go to 160mm
  • Modern, long/low geometry
  • Compatible with 29 or 27.5+ (requires extra wheels)
  • Short 428mm chainstays
  • Full Di2-friendly cable routing
  • Available in over 12 variations
  • Pricing: $6399 – $10,099

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