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  1. Pivot Cycles
    Hey, has anyone had the chance to ride the new switchblade with fox live valve and again without? Thoughts? I’m demoing a 2021 switchblade right now and all I can say after 30 minutes of riding is “how can I get one?” It’s that awesome, but now I’m wondering if live-valve would make it even...
  2. General Discussion
    Pivot has debuted a more affordable aluminum version of its Switchblade trail bike that brings the same innovative geometry, suspension, and on-trail performance to a wider audience. Pivot's carbon Switchblade debuted in 2016, pioneering the use of Super Boost Plus 157 on a trail bike. The...
  3. 29er Bikes
    The Switchblade performed better in 29er form than as a 27.5+ set-up. Editor's Note: Once again, Mtbr welcomes longtime forum member Kent Robertson to the front page. Kent - or KRob - has been riding and evaluating bikes for two decades. This year, he and testing partner Ben Slabaugh headed to...
  4. Apparel and Protection
    What is it? Equipped with the multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS), the Giro Switchblade MIPS is triple-certified to CPSC, EN-1078, and ASTM-1952 downhill safety standards - both with and without its chin bar, which is quickly and easily removable and replaceable without tools...
  5. 29er Bikes
    Dropping in a rock slot with the Pivot Switchblade (click to enlarge). Photo by Lear Miller What is it? The Pivot Switchblade is an aggressive trail bike with 135mm of rear travel and 150mm up front. It ships with either a 29" or 27.5+ wheelset thanks to the frame's cavernous tire clearance...
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