What is your favorite model and why?
President and CEO of Pivot Cycles, Chris Cocalis, the man who owns and rides every model Pivot makes picks the Switchblade as his current favorite bike “It’s super versatile. I can climb all day on it, but even more so, it kills it when descending,” he says. “I always feel like I have more than enough bike for the job. It’s just super fun.”
If he could ride his Switchblade anywhere on earth, it would be the Whole Enchilada in Moab, Utah. “It has a lot of everything I love, and you still wind up doing a ton of climbing,” says Chris. Other than a One Up 47T cog on the cassette, his bike is built with our standard XTR build and is “light enough that I don’t need to think about it.” He also built his Switchblade with a 160mm travel, 44mm offset fork – now standard equipment on all models because of the impressive boost in overall performance.
Rider and Bike Stats: Rider Height: 5’11”, Frame Size: Large, Handlebar Width: 760mm, Stem Length: 45mm, Saddle Height (center of crank to top of saddle): 29.375”