Switchblade 27.5 Plus Pro XT/XTR Mountain Bike by Pivot
Pivot was one of the first brands to embrace the benefits of Plus tires when they released the Switchblade back in 2016. A versatile machine that could accept both 29-inch and 27. 5 Plus, it quickly became a favorite among riders wanting a high-end full-suspension bike that let them take advantage of the added traction and confidence of Plus tires. But considering the rapid evolution of mountain bikes in recent years, Pivot had to go back to the drawing board to give the Switchblade some necessary updates to keep it right in line with modern trail bikes. The new model gets a bump in travel, more progressive geometry, an all-new chassis that's stiffer, lighter, and more refined. This particular bike comes with a choice mix of components that includes Fox Factory suspension, a Shimano XT/XTR drivetrain, and DT Swiss M1700 wheels with lofty Maxxis Rekon 2. 8in tires. Taking a closer look at the new Switchblade you'll see it looks very different than the previous generation. The clean lines and fresh colorways are aesthetically pleasing and are sure to draw looks when you're unloading the bike at the trailhead. You'll also notice that the shock is now positioned vertically and driven by a rocker-style upper link rather than the previous generation's horizontal clevis design. This allows for a stiffer, lighter, and more compact frame while freeing up room for a full-size water bottle on all frame sizes. The rocker-style linkage also decreases the load on the shock and offers a more progressive leverage curve along with coil shock compatibility. Rear travel is boosted from 135 to 142mm for a little more forgiveness when the going gets rough, and every build kit comes with a 160mm travel, 44mm offset Fox 36 that brings comfortable handling and precise steering to the equation. The Switchblade V2 geometry moves to a slacker head tube angle, a steeper seat tube angle, longer reach figures, and a shorter seat tube that accommodates longer dropper posts than th...
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