Pivot SwitchBlade Mountain Bike Review

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March 7, 2017
 
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: - Climbs like a shorter travel bike - Descends like a longer travel bike - Stiff frame - 29 or plus compatible - Room for H2O bottle inside front triangle - Quiet internal cable routing

Cons: - Heavy for a carbon bike - 12x157 rear axle spacing can limit wheel choices

Recommendation: After riding the Switchblade and the 429 Trail, I'd go with the Switchblade. It's an even more confident descender than the Trail and gives up little on the climbs.

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March 6, 2017
 
Model/Year: PIVOT Switchblade 2017

Pros: Agile, fast, responsive, stiff, versatile.

Cons: Can't win a XC race.

Recommendation: If you get the 29" option, leave the lower big headset bearing cup.

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Pivot SwitchBlade 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.