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All the Mountains, All the Time


Switchblade Gen 3



$11,899 USD

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    Do Everything, And Do It Better

    The new Switchblade has a slacker head angle, steeper seat angle, increased reach and a longer wheelbase than its predecessor. Size-specific chainstays are tucked in and responsive but grow incrementally longer on larger frames. This translates to added stability at warp speeds while still maintaining the snap and pop that is ingrained in the Switchblade’s DNA.

    From Trail To Park

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    Do Everything, And Do It Better

    From Trail To Park

    The new Switchblade is light enough to pedal all day, but stout enough to run a Fox 38 without any worries. You can spin this rig up into the jagged high places, and it is burly enough, composed enough, planted enough and smooth enough to smash every line all the way back down, laughing the whole way.

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    Hail The Evolution!

    The latest iteration of this legendary machine features an incredibly refined dw-Link suspension that stitches together the pedaling response and agility of the Trail 429 with the battle-hardened, EWS-proven, big terrain suspension and handling chops of the Firebird.

    Geometry & Sizing

    A bike for every size.

    ASeat Tube Length (C-T)34.3 cm36.8 cm39.4 cm43.2 cm47.0 cm
    BTop Tube Length (Eff.)56.8 cm60.5 cm63.3 cm64.9 cm66.2 cm
    CHead Tube Length8.5 cm10.0 cm11.2 cm11.7 cm13.0 cm
    DHead Tube Angle65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°65.7°
    ESeat Tube Angle (Eff.)76.5°76.5°76.5°76.5°77.0°
    FChain Stay Length42.9 cm42.9 cm42.9 cm43.1 cm43.5 cm
    GBottom Bracket Height35.0 cm35.0 cm35.0 cm35.0 cm35.0 cm
    HBottom Bracket Drop2.3 cm2.3 cm2.3 cm2.3 cm2.3 cm
    IStandover Height65.6 cm67.2 cm69.4 cm70.6 cm70.7 cm
    JWheelbase115.6 cm119.2 cm122.2 cm124.0 cm127.0 cm
    Reach41.5 cm44.5 cm47.0 cm48.5 cm50.5 cm
    Stack61.1 cm62.4 cm63.5 cm63.9 cm65.1 cm
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    Product Details

    Get everything you need to know about the Switchblade Gen 3.

    • Ultra-Light Hollow Core Carbon Frame.
    • Size Specific Chainstays.
    • Equipped with a 44mm offset 160mm-travel Fox 36 Grip2.
    • Flip Chip for on-trail geometry customization.
    • Featuring the easy to find UDH rear derailleur hanger for peace of mind when traveling.
    • Hassle free full internal routing with Pivot cable port system.
    • Compatible with both 29, 27.5+” and 27.5” rear/29” front (mullet) wheel sizes without compromise thanks to the Flip chip’s adjustable geometry feature.
    • 142mm of supple-yet-efficient dw-link™ suspension travel featuring a vertically mounted trunnion metric air shock.
    • Large Water Bottle Clearance on all sizes.
    • Pivot Tool Dock system compatible with mounts under the top tube and integrated into the underside of the frame.

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