Switchblade wins Gear of the Year from Bikepacking.com
01.10.2017 | News
Bikepacking.com has selected the Switchblade as Gear of the Year / Gamechanger of the Year, recognizing that the SuperBoostPlus spacing opens the doors for a range of innovations.
“With the introduction of their Switchblade, Pivot reinvented and rebranded an old standard — Super Boost Plus. What is it? In a nutshell Pivot employed a 157mm hub — a decade old downhill standard — and paired it with standard non-DH cranks and a standard width bottom bracket. Like BOOST (but better) this offsets the chainline outward for more tire clearance (the Switchblade can fit 3.25″ tires) without negatively impacting shifting, and adds frame stiffness. Now that’s how to use old standards to solve problems.”
Read the entire review here.
Purpose-built to meet the demands of enduro and aggressive trail riding, Pivot’s Switchblade is a versatile ripper with a huge advantage no matter where you shred. As a long travel 29er, it is a next-level enduro bike that begs for fast, steep and technical trails. As a 27.5+ machine, it combines spider-man traction with the shortest chainstays in the category for the ultimate all-terrain, all-conditions ride. – Learn more about the Switchblade, here.