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2017 Pivot Switchblade Carbon 29 XT Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike

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2017 Pivot Switchblade Carbon 29 XT Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike

 

Once relegated to industry fiction and our own daydream fantasies, long-travel 29ers have officially become not only the stuff of reality, but the norm. This transition has only happened over the past few years, so we’re still adjusting from hoping to expecting; however, that didn't stop Pivot Cycles from raising our still-nascent expectations even more with the Switchblade Carbon 29 XTR 1x Complete Mountain Bike. The all-mountain bar for 29ers is already set pretty high, but the Switchblade raises it by a measure of 9mm, 12mm, or 16.85in, depending on where you take the measurement.

If you were to start at the root of the change (our preferred method), you'd highlight the number nine first, as in: The Switchback's Super Boost Plus 157 rear axle adds 9mm to the standard Boost axle spacing, bringing it up from 148 to a gravity-inspired 157mm. This change's most tangible on-trail effect comes in the form of the number 12, as in: The Switchblade's Super Boost rear axle nets 12 additional millimeters of tire clearance. That 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 Super Boost axle's additional real estate also makes for a still stiffer spoke bracing angle, which 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.

Of course, an impressive launching pad is no use if you're just tossing paper airplanes off of it, so Pivot spec'd the Pro 29er build to take flight. The build kit strolls straight passed the hang-on-the-wall-and-admire tier of components, opting for XT M8000, which is Shimano's one-by version of a wilderness survival hatchet: durable, simple, and effective at what it does. The drivetrain is finished with a Race Face Aeffect SL crankset, which is ubiquitous for a reason, and the reliable imprimatur of DT Swiss on the wagon wheels themselves. A stealth-routed KS LEV dropper puts the cherry on the, err, hatchet, because an overly ambitious trail adventurer can't live on slack head tubes alone.

A 29er that defines the crossroads of trail and enduro

135mm of DW-Link suspension keeps pedaling sharp

Long, slack geometry bails you out on bigger than expected lines

Super Boost rear axle adds DH aggression to the rear triangle

Linkage inspired by Pivot's gravity machine, the Phoenix

Fast-rolling wagon wheels maintain pressure on ups and downs

2017 Pivot Switchblade Carbon 29 XT Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike

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 XT M8000 (right-only)

Front Derailleur:

n/a

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano XTR

ISCG Tabs:

yes, ISCG 05

Crankset:

30 t Race Face Aeffect SL

Bottom Bracket:

PressFit 92

Cassette:

11 - 42 t Shimano XT M8000

Brakeset:

Shimano XT M8000

Brake Type:

hydraulic disc

Handlebar:

Phoenix carbon riser

Handlebar Width:

740 mm

Grips:

Phoenix lock-on

Stem:

Phoenix Trail Enduro

Saddle:

[sizes medium, large, x-large] WTB Vigo Race, [sizes x-small, small] WTB Hightail

Seatpost:

KS LEV Integra dropper

Wheelset:

DT Swiss XM

Hubs:

DT Swiss Star Ratchet freehub

Front Axle:

15 x 110mm Boost QR thru-axle

Rear Axle:

12 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, all-mountain

Manufacturer Warranty:

3 years on frame

 

2017 Pivot Switchblade Carbon 29 XT Pro 1x Complete Mountain Bike

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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