2024 PIVOT SWITCHBLADE price features data sheet review

The new Pivot Switchblade mountain bike model promises to offer an even more comfortable riding experience thanks to longer geometry and a revised suspension.

With changes to suspension geometry and kinematics, Pivot aims to make the new Switchblade even more versatile and adaptable to challenging terrain.

The previous model of the Switchblade was launched in 2016 and updated in 2020. The current version features a number of changes, including a slacker head angle, longer reach, a steeper seat angle and different chainstay lengths based on to the dimensions of the frame.

While the amount of rear suspension travel remains unchanged, Pivot has changed the way it is delivered to make it more comfortable and suitable for all types of terrain, from singletrack to the most demanding trails.

The new Switchblade is made of carbon fiber and features 29-inch wheels as standard, but thanks to an adjustable chip in the geometry, it can also accept a smaller 27.5-inch rear wheel.

By using carbon, Pivot is able to adjust the stiffness of the frame, ensuring that each frame size has the same riding characteristics, regardless of the size of the rider.

Despite the changes, the new Switchblade remains lively and fun to drive, but with changes to the suspension kinematics to improve comfort and traction on rough terrain.

The 142mm travel rear suspension is handled by the DW-link system, designed around a 160mm travel fork.

For 2024, Pivot has lengthened the lower arm of the two suspension links to create a softer feel at the 142mm of travel, moving closer to the enduro model in the range, the Firebird.

The new Switchblade also offers frame improvements, such as increased insertion depth for the dropper post and mounts under the top tube for attaching tools, thanks to the Pivot Dock Tool System developed in collaboration with Topeak.

Among other features, the 12x157mm rear axle spacing and the possibility of mounting 29x2.5 inch or 27.5x2.8 inch tires stand out.

The adjustable chip in geometry allows you to change the head tube angle and seat angle, as well as the chainstay length. These options allow you to adapt the behavior of the bicycle to the cyclist's preferences and the type of route.

Furthermore, the new model offers specific chainstay lengths for each frame size, ensuring an optimal ride for every cyclist.

Pivot offers the new Switchblade in three trim levels: Ride, Pro and Team, with SRAM or Shimano drivetrain options.

The special edition Switchblade Talon model will be available in 300 units with Pro and Team configurations.

Ultimately, the new Pivot Switchblade seems to promise an even more fun and adaptable driving experience for a variety of terrains and driving styles.

These are the versions and prices for Europe:

SWITCHBLADE Team – 12,199 euros

SWITCHBLADE Talon Pro – 10,479 euros

SWITCHBLADE Ride – 7,399 euros