Pivot Cycles Switchblade Ride SLX/XT

Size: M


The Pivot Cycles Switchblade 29 Ride SLX/XT is a modern blend of trail and enduro geometry, so it's as capable on the trails as it is in the bikepark.

The ultra-light Hollow Core Carbon frame pushes the limits of versatility, allowing you to run 29″ wheels, 27.5″ wheels or a mullet setup without concession, thanks to the flip chip's adjustable geometry design. Whether your thing is riding downhill or on the trails, or somewhere in between, you'll find the Switchblade pushes the performance envelope further than ever before.

With its Super Boost Plus 157 spacing, achieved through short chainstays, a stiff frame and rigid Super Boost Plus hubs, with wider flanges that promote spoke tension and wheel stiffness, the Switchblade will offer impressive tyre clearance and mud shedding.

When you're tackling technical trails, you'll be glad of the dw-linkTM suspension that limits suspension bob for more control and gives greater confidence to tackle big jumps, while also improving your traction. Pivot has also shortened, straightened and steepened the seat tube of the Switchblade to allow longer travel dropper posts to inspire more confidence on steep descents.

The Fox Performance Float X shock offers 142mm of travel for traction on the climbs, aided by the SLX M7100 groupset that gives you excellent and efficient shifting as the terrain flows and changes. Braking is taken care of by Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston brakes, which guarantee great performance.

Up front, the Switchblade is fitted with Fox Performance 36 GRIP2 fork. With its 44mm offset, superior high and low speed compression and rebound adjustability, it offers an impressive 160mm of travel for control on rocky descents.

The wheels contribute to this all-encompassing performance. Thanks to the handy flip chip, which works to adjust the height of the bottom bracket, you can opt for a stable 29″ wheel or a more manoeuvrable 27.5″ wheel for technical trails, or perhaps even a mullet setup for the best of both worlds.

The bike comes fitted with tubeless compatible alloy DT Swiss M9100 wheels that are developed for all mountain riding, to give the optimal balance of durability and performance. These are paired with a Maxxis Minion tyres, either the grippy 29″ x 2.5″ DHF variety that holds the track brilliantly, with excellent rolling speed, or the slightly narrower but 29″ x 2.4″ DHR II tyres which offer solid traction and improve your braking on steep downhills.

All these features add up to make the Pivot Cycles Switchblade 29 Ride SLX/XT a bike that has the versatility to handle whatever terrain you ride, whether you're racing enduro or exploring flowing trails. dw-linkTM suspension blended with the Switchblade geometry will give you unrivalled performance that will inspire you to ride harder than ever before.

Key features:
  • Pivot's ultra-light Hollow Core frame
  • Progressive, easily adjustable geometry, compatible with 29″, 27.5+″ and 27.5″ rear and 29″ front wheel sizes
  • dw-linkTM suspension system to maximise pedalling efficiency
  • 142mm of rear travel
  • Metric-sized Fox Performance Float X shock
  • Fox Performance 36 GRIP fork, 44mm offset, 160mm of travel
  • DT Swiss M1900 wheels, 30mm - 29″ 15x110 F/12x157 R
  • Maxxis Minion DHF or Minion DHR II tyres
  • Shimano XT M8100 SGS 12-Speed Rear Derailleur
  • Shimano SLX M7100 10-51t cassette
  • Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed shifter
  • Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston calliper
  • Race Face Ride 32t crankset
  • Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminium
  • Pivot Cycles' Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail stem
  • Fox Transfer Performance Elite seatpost
  • Phoenix WTB Race High Tail Trail saddle (XS, SM) or Phoenix WTB Volt Race Vigo (MD-XL)


FRAME Switchblade
FORK Fox Performance 36 29", 44mm offset, GRIP - 160mm
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DER Shimano XT M8100 SGS 12-Speed
CASSETTE Shimano SLX M7100 10-51t
SHIFTER Shimano SLX M7100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
BRAKES Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston
CRANKSET Race Face Ride 32t
HANDLEBAR Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum - 780mm (XS-LG), 800mm (XL)
GRIPS Phoenix Factory Lock-On
STEM Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
SEATPOST Fox Transfer Performance Elite 125mm (XS), 150mm (SM), 175mm (MD-XL)
SADDLE Phoenix WTB Race High Tail Trail (XS, SM), Phoenix WTB Race VOLT Medium Width (MD-XL)
WHEELS DT Swiss M1900 w/ DT Swiss 370 hub, 30mm - 29"
15x110 F/12x157 R
TIRES Maxxis Minion DHF 29" x 2.5" WT, TR, 3C, EXO+, MAXXTERRA
Maxxis Minion DHRII 29" x 2.4" WT, TR, 3C, EXO+, MAXXTERRA
ROTOR Shimano SLX 6-bolt - 203mm
Shimano SLX 6-bolt - 180mm
CHAIN Shimano CN-M7100 12-Speed

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Geometry and sizing

High BB Setting

A Seat Tube Length (C-T) 34.3 cm 36.8 cm 39.4 cm 43.2 cm 47 cm
B Top Tube Length 56.8 cm 59 cm 61.9 cm 63.6 cm 66 cm
C Head Tube Length 8.5 cm 9 cm 10.2 cm 10.8 cm 12 cm
D Head Tube Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
E Seat Tube Angle (Eff.) 76° 76° 76° 76° 76°
F Chainstay Length 43 cm 43 cm 43 cm 43 cm 43 cm
G Bottom Bracket Height 35.2 cm 35.2 cm 35.2 cm 35.2 cm 35.2 cm
H Standover 65.4 cm 67.3 cm 69.9 cm 70.1 cm 70.6 cm
I Wheelbase 114.6 cm 116.8 cm 119.2 cm 121.5 cm 124 cm
Stack 60.6 cm 61.1 cm 62.1 cm 62.7 cm 63.8 cm
Reach 41.5 cm 43.5 cm 46 cm 47.5 cm 49.5 cm


Low BB Setting

A Seat Tube Length (C-T) 34.3 cm 36.8 cm 39.4 cm 43.2 cm 47 cm
B Top Tube Length 56.9 cm 59.2 cm 62 cm 63.8 cm 66.1 cm
C Head Tube Length 8.5 cm 9 cm 10.2 cm 10.8 cm 12 cm
D Head Tube Angle 66° 66° 66° 66° 66°
E Seat Tube Angle (Eff.) 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
F Chainstay Length 43.1 cm 43.1 cm 43.1 cm 43.1 cm 43.1 cm
G Bottom Bracket Height 34.6 cm 34.6 cm 34.6 cm 34.6 cm 34.6 cm
H Standover 64.8 cm 66.8 cm 69.4 cm 69.6 cm 70 cm
I Wheelbase 114.7 cm 116.9 cm 119.3 cm 121.6 cm 124.1 cm
Stack 61 cm 61.4 cm 62.5 cm 63 cm 64.1 cm
Reach 41 cm 43 cm 45.5 cm 47 cm 49 cm
Size: M

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