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2017 Pivot Switchblade Carbon 29 XTR 1x Complete Mountain Bike

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2017 Pivot Switchblade Carbon 29 XTR 1x Complete Mountain Bike

Since the platform was first introduced, it seems that each successive generation of 29ers has been met with a new body of prejudicial assumptions. The kneejerk push back against wagon wheels is so pronounced that Pivot Cycles' Switchblade Carbon 29 XTR 1x Complete Mountain Bike, just released for the 2017 model year, may be the first 29er that hasn’t set sail with an equally large barge of critical baggage in its wake—it's pretty much a faultless 29er. There are several reasons why, but the most immediately obvious one is that it comes equipped with rear hub spacing that's even Boostier than Boost.

When naming the new standard, Pivot showed a bit more ingenuity than us, calling it Super Boost Plus 157. The key takeaway is that the rear hub is a gravity-tier 157mm wide, which makes for a stiffer spoke bracing angle (no more "twenty noodler" jokes) and packs a chainline with 12mm of additional tire clearance. That added clearance lets Pivot shove the rear wheel up even more than a standard Boost axle, chopping the chainstays down to a mere 16.85in while allowing 27.5+ or (as is the case here) 29in wheels and preserving a Q-factor on par with typical 5in bikes.

The increased wheel stiffness conspires with a double wishbone rear triangle and Phoenix-inspired clevis to stiffen both the pedaling interface and the linkage design. This makes the rear triangle more resistance to torsional flex, which increases pedaling efficiency and decreases the stress put on the pivot bearings. It's easier on your legs and on the hardware you rely on to bail you out of situations where overly ambitious line selection lands you in water that's just a little too deep.

The rest of the geometry is similarly capable. Where the concise back end makes for a sharp knife while dicing rooty sections, the relatively steep head tube and low bottom bracket height make for a slack, low chassis that further contributes to DH stability. Despite the frame's big-line parachute qualities, its seat tube sits relatively steep, keeping you forward and on top of the pedal stroke while climbing. Compared to Pivot's Mach 429 Trail frame, the Switchblade is slacker up front and steeper in the seat tube, perfecting the art of aggression whether you're climbing out or dropping in.

In case you've missed it, the undertone of all of the above is: this is a trail race bike that's ready to go as hard and fast as you are. Given that sky's-the-limit attitude, we're not surprised Pivot opted to upgrade the usual DT Swiss alloy wheels to Reynolds' Enduro model. Not only are the rims full carbon, but they're laced to a set of hubs machined by the CNC geniuses at Industry Nine. The rims are also 28mm wide, internally, so they allow for a greater air volume and lower PSI. With the exception of a Race Face Next SL crankset, the entire drivetrain is Shimano's peerless XTR model, and the build is finished with a stealth-routed KS LEV dropper.

 

  • A 29er with trail-bike travel designed purely for racing
  • DW-Link suspension keeps the 135mm of travel firm while pedaling
  • Aggressive geometry drops in like enduro but climbs like XC
  • Rear axle bulges to Super Boost for stiffness and tire clearance
  • The DH-specific Phoenix's DNA surfaces in linkage
  • Stubby stays and carbon construction maintain stiffness
  • Shimano's flagship racing drivetrain leaves nothing to chance

 

Frame Material:

carbon fiber

Suspension:

DW-Link

Rear Shock:

FOX Float Factory DPS EVOL Kashima

Rear Travel:

135 mm

Fork:

FOX Factory 36 Float Kashima

Front Travel:

150 mm

Headset:

Pivot Precision Sealed Bearing

Shifters:

Shimano XTR

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano XTR

ISCG Tabs:

yes, ISCG 05

Crankset:

30 t Race Face Next SL

Bottom Bracket:

PressFit 92

Cassette:

11 - 42 t Shimano XTR

Brakeset:

Shimano XTR

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Handlebar:

Phoenix carbon riser

Handlebar Width:

740 mm

Grips:

Phoenix lock-on

Stem:

Phoenix Trail Enduro

Saddle:

[sizes mediu, large, x-large] WTB Vigo Team, [sizes x-small, small] WTB Hightail

Seatpost:

KS LEV Integra dropper

Wheelset:

Reynolds Carbon 29 Enduro

Hubs:

Industry Nine

Front Axle:

15 x 110mm Boost QR thru-axle

Rear Axle:

14 x 157mm Super Boost Plus 157 thru-axle

Tires:

Maxxis High Roller II TR

Tire Size:

29 x 2.3 in

Pedals:

not included

Recommended Use:

trail

Manufacturer Warranty:

3 years on frame

Actual Weight:

Blue/Red, M: 13230g

 

GEOMETRY CHART

Switchblade 29er

150mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

S

16in

22.9in

23.82in

16.14in

27.75in

3.54in

67.25o

74.5o

13.38in

16.85in

44.61in

M

16.75in

24.2in

24.21in

17.32in

27.9in

4in

67.25o

74.25o

13.38in

16.85in

45.96in

L

18in

25in

24.41in

18.11in

28in

4.25in

67.25o

74.25o

13.38in

16.85in

46.85in

XL

19.5in

26in

24.8in

19.09in

28.8in

4.72in

67.25o

74.25o

13.38in

16.85in

48.02in

 

Switchblade 27.5+

150mm Travel Fork

 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Height

(BBH)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

S

16in

22.9in

24.02in

15.75in

27.65in

3.54in

66.5o

73.75o

13.27in

16.85in

44.78in

M

16.75in

24.2in

24.46in

16.93in

27.87in

4in

66.5o

73.5o

13.27in

16.85in

46.14in

L

18in

25in

24.7in

17.72in

27.9in

4.25in

66.5o

73.5o

13.27in

16.85in

47.02in

XL

19.5in

26in

25.14in

18.7in

28.82in

4.72in

66.5o

73.5o

13.27in

16.85in

48.19in


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  1. “AAA Plus”

    Posted by Ryan Molenda on 27th Aug 2017

    great service and customer support



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