Pivot Switchblade 2 Carbon Race Spec
They say good things take time, and this couldn't ring more true with Pivot. It's a lot of work, manufacturing premium mountain bikes, and that means we can't always have what you want on hand. If the bike of your dreams isn't available, contact us here and we'll make sure to get one in for you. Trust us when we say the wait is worth it!
The sequel to the Switchblade story heralds a new era of all mountain riding, with more travel, unrivaled versatility and progressive geometry.
It unleashes dominance over enduro inspired descents, generates speed, and delivers the finesse needed for power moves on technical climbs. With a masterfully designed new dw-link™ shock layout, riders can optimize suspension performance like never before. The all-new Switchblade cleans the impossible, threads the needle, and delivers the freedom to explore. From bike park flow trails to raw backcountry routes, the Switchblade amplifies every rider's skills and excels on any trail.
Optimized for the Entire Mountain
We tailored every detail of the Switchblade to deliver a bike that’s ready to conquer the entire mountain. Progressive geometry broadens the performance envelope while retaining the versatility that made the original so good. Always with an eye on confidence-inspiring design, we shortened, straightened, and steepened the Switchblade’s seat tube to allow for longer travel dropper seat posts. The all-new compact frame design reduces weight and increases stiffness, but perhaps best of all, it allows for greatly reduced stand over height across a broad range of sizes. With an industry-leading fit philosophy, the Switchblade offers an ideal fit for riders from 5’ to 6’7” tall.
The Switchblade was already a bike ahead of its time and the new Switchblade pushes the versatility envelope even further. It doesn’t matter if you want to run 29er wheels, 27.5" X 2.8” plus tires or even a 29”/27.5” combo – the Switchblade can be perfected for all. A new flip chip with two settings means there isn’t any compromise in geometry. Choose the geometry that best fits your setup or handling preferences. The all-new Switchblade’s extraordinary versatility and category bending capability redefine performance across every type of trail.
Is it worth your money?
Seems like it's worth Ed Masters' and Matt Walker's coin, so the Switchblade is probably worth you investing in, too. Watch the video below to see the Switchblade put through it's paces.
**Please note, componentry may differ to that listed below dependent on availability**
|RACE XT Spec||
RACE X01 Spec
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston||SRAM Code R 4-piston|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX M7100 11-51T 12sp||
SRAM XG1275 10-50T 12sp
|Chain||Shimano M7100 12sp||SRAM GX1 12sp|
|Crankset||Race Face Rode 32T||SRAM GX Eagle DUB 32T|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT SGS 12sp||SRAM X01 12sp|
|Fork||Fox Performance 36 29", 44mm offset, GRIP - 160mm|
|Handlebar||Pivot Sport Aluminum - 780mm (XS/S/M/L), 800mm (XL)|
|Headset||Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float DPX2|
|Rotor||Shimano SLX RT66 6-bolt - 203/180mm||SRAM Centreline 6-bolt - 200/180mm|
|Saddle||Phoenix WTB Hightail Sports (XS/S), Vigo Sport (M/L/XL)|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer 100mm (XS), 125mm (S), 150mm (M), 175mm (L/XL)|
|Shifter||Shimano SLX M7100 12sp||SRAM GX1 12sp|
|Stem||Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail 35mm (XS), 45mm (S/M/L/XL)|
|Front Tyre||Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXTERRA|
|Rear Tyre||Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXTERRA|
|Wheels||DT Swiss M1900 w/ DT Swiss Hub, 30mm - 29"|