If we were told we could only ride one bike for the rest of our lives, it'd probably be the Pivot Switchblade. A true all-mountain bike, every detail on the Switchblade is optimized for conquering any mountain--up or down--regardless of variations in terrain and difficulty. Big mileage days on undulating desert singletrack, a weekend of fast-paced enduro racing, lift-serviced downhill laps, and day-to-day trail rides on our local network--the Switchblade does it all well. 160mm of front travel pairs with 142mm in the rear, all driven by the ultra-efficient, supportive, yet remarkably plush DW-Link suspension platform. It's just enough bike to do any job without being held back by an overly hefty enduro sled. This model comes decked-out with an XT/XTR Pro build with DT Swiss carbon wheels--a nice starting point for privateer racers that don't want to worry about upgrading right away. At first glance you'll notice that this Switchblade 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's geometry moves to a slacker head tube angle, a steeper seat tube angle, longer reach, and a shorter seat tube that accommodates longer dropper posts than the previ..