2020 Pivot Switchblade

Pivot Switchblade 29er
Price: Starting at $5499
Daily Rental: $89.99
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• All-Mountain Bike
• Wheel Size: 29er / 27.5+
• Frame: Carbon
• Travel: 142mm rear/160mm front
• Suspension: DW Link
• Drivetrain: Shimano XT 1x12
 2020 Pivot Switchblade

Daily Rental: $89

Price: Starting at $5499

Specs Geometry Pricing

2020 Pivot Switchblade Description

In case you forgot, the original Switchblade was a game changer. It wasn’t the first convertible 29er/27.5+ all-mountain bike, but it was arguably the most influential. People went nuts for it. The new 2020 Pivot Switchblade builds on that platform with more travel, refined DW Link suspension, updated geometry and more. Pivot says the new Switchblade, “amplifies every rider’s skills.” Word from the mountain bike press confirms that claim.

In the meantime, here are a few details on key changes to the 2020 Switchblade. Rear-wheel travel is now 142mm (compared to 135mm on the original), the 66° head angle is over a degree slacker and the reach has increased by 15mm. The DW Link has been reconfigured for a vertical shock and it’s more progressive so it plays well with coil suspension. The anti-squat has been tweaked for better mid-stroke support. According to testers who rode the bike at the launch in Arizona, it pedals through rocky technical terrain without bobbing or pedal strikes. Since chunky, rocky trails are kind of our thing in Hurricane, this is great news.

Stay tuned for more. Once the new 2020 Pivot Switchblade lands in Hurricane (we expect to have it by early next week), we’ll get it out on the slickrock for a glamor shoot and full hands-on review.

*Price and specs subject to change.


2020 Pivot Switchblade Specs

The specs below are for our standard 2020 Pivot Switchblade rental bikes. If you’d like a different build, just let us know. We love building custom bikes!

Drivetrain: Shimano XT 12-speed
Wheels: DT Swiss M1900 w/ DT Swiss 370 hub
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front / Maxxis Minion DHRII 2.4 rear
Frame: 142mm-travel size-specific optimized—full Hollow Core Carbon
Fork: 160mm Fox Performance 36, 44mm offset
Shock: Fox Performance DPX2
Brakes: Shimano SLX 4-piston disc brakes with 203mm front and 180mm rear rotor
Stem: Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail 45mm (35mm XS)
Handlebar: 780mm Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum (800mm XL)
Seatpost: Fox Performance Transfer dropper (100, 125, 150 or 175mm)
Saddle: Phoenix WTB Race Hightail Trail (XS-SM), Phoenix WTB Race Vigo (MD-XL)
Headset: Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
Grips: Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Weight (actual): TBD
All specifications subject to change.

*Prices and specs subject to change.


2020 Pivot Switchblade Geometry

Size XS (13.5″/ 343mm) SM (14.5″/ 368mm) MD (15.5″/ 394mm) LG (17.0″/ 432mm) XL (18.5″/ 470mm)
Head Angle (Low BB / High BB) 66° / 66.5° 66° / 66.5° 66° / 66.5° 66° / 66.5° 66° / 66.5°
Seat Angle 75.5° / 76° 75.5° / 76° 75.5° / 76° 75.5° / 76° 75.5° / 76°
Virtual TT 22.4 in. / 569mm 23.3 in. / 592mm 24.4 in. / 620mm 25.1 in. / 638mm 26.0 in. / 661mm
Seat Tube Length 13.5 in. / 343mm 14.5 in. / 368mm 15.5 in. / 394mm 17.0 in. / 432mm 18.5 in. / 470mm
Head Tube Length 3.4 in. / 85mm 3.5 in. / 90mm 4.0 in. / 102mm 4.2 in. / 108mm 4.7 in. / 120mm
Bottom-Bracket Height (Low BB) 13.6 in. / 346mm 13.6 in. / 346mm 13.6 in. / 346mm 13.6 in. / 346mm 13.6 in. / 346mm
Bottom-Bracket Height (High BB) 13.8 in. / 352mm 13.8 in. / 352mm 13.8 in. / 352mm 13.8 in. / 352mm 13.8 in. / 352mm
Chainstay Length 16.97 in. / 431mm 16.97 in. / 431mm 16.97 in. / 431mm 16.97 in. / 431mm 16.97 in. / 431mm
Stack Height 24.00 in. / 610mm 24.17 in. / 614mm 24.61 in. / 625mm 24.80 in. / 630mm 25.24 in. / 641mm
Reach Length 16.14 in. / 410mm 16.93 in. / 430mm 17.91 in. / 455mm 18.50 in. / 470mm 19.29 in. / 490mm
Standover Height 25.5 in. / 648mm 26.3 in. / 668mm 27.3 in. / 694mm 27.4 in. / 696mm 27.6 in. / 700mm
Wheelbase 45.14 in. / 1147mm 46.01 in. / 1169mm 47.00 in. / 1193mm 47.90 in. / 1216mm 48.90 in. / 1241mm