Switchblade 29 Team XTR Live Valve Reynolds Mountain Bike by Pivot
Few bikes can drop in on the burliest trails and steepest lines with the composure of an enduro sled, and then turn around and conquer technical climbs and big-mileage days like a cross-country race rocket. The all-new Pivot Switchblade is one such bike, carving out its own category within the mid-travel 29er world with 5. 6-inches of efficient DW-Link suspension, progressive geometry, and the versatility to accept multiple wheel sizes. Additionally, this elite mountain bike comes equipped with the best components money can buy so you'll never have to worry about upgrading. Shimano's race-ready XTR drivetrain shifts flawlessly ride after ride, and the Reynolds Blacklabel carbon hoops with Industry Nine hubs are a masterpiece in and of themselves. And we mustn't forget the Fox Factory Live Valve suspension that uses electronic sensors to respond instantaneously to changes in terrain, meaning you'll never have to worry about flipping your climb switch while riding because Live Valve maximizes both pedaling efficiency and bump-absorption in realtime. 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 ...
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