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  • Pivot Carbon 29 Pro X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
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PivotSwitchblade
Carbon 29 Pro X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018
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Description

The power wagon.

Your friends might think you're on a warpath when you hit the trails on the 2018 Pivot Switchblade Carbon 29 Pro X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike, and we can't entirely blame them, its versatility and all-around trail hungry geometry puts it among the top all-mountain trail weapons we've been able to get out hands on. Its 2017 release showed us just how far Pivot's engineers wanted to push Boost axle standards, allowing for more room than before for tire clearance, while shortening chainstays and keeping your Q-factor where it's comfortable. This trail-ready machine is ready to conquer the whole mountain, and slide its way from trail to enduro and back again, thanks to its beefy 150mm fork that soaks up big hits, while 135mm of DW-link suspension comes along to lock your traction to the ground when powering up long climbs. This model is paired with the huge, versatile gearing of SRAM's X01 eagle, to keep you pedaling though the techiest terrain filled with big power moves, and a full FOX suspension, to soak up the chunder when things get a bit rowdy.

Not content with merely rocking the Boost standards now ubiquitous with plus-sized rigs and aggressive 29ers, Pivot invented their own Super Boost Plus 157 axle for the rear end. This new axle standard adds an additional 9 millimeters of room to the rear axle, which results in 12 millimeters of additional tire clearance. Essentially, it combines a DH chainline with a typical 5-inch bike's Q-factor and heel clearance. The introduction of a gravity-sized rear axle has serious implications for an aggressive all-mountain rig, and these implications travel far beyond the dramatic increase in wheel stiffness afforded by its spoke bracing angle.

The biggest effect of the Super Boost rear hub is that the Switchblade enjoys the clearance to run traditional 29-inch hoops, or if you're feeling it, you can add an additional element of bump compliance and traction with 27.5+ wheels and tires. Either way, the extra-wide spacing allows Pivot to go freaky-short with chainstay lengths on the Switchblade, chopping them down to an astonishing 16.85 inches by moving the rear wheel up towards the seat tube. That's a dimension that embarrasses bikes with standard BOOST rear axles, and it pairs well with a Phoenix-inspired, double-wishbone rear triangle that stiffens both the pedaling interface and linkage design.

Geometry wise, the rest of the Switchblade is similarly capable of making mincemeat of dicey lines and rolling over large obstacles standing in your way. The snappy-short rear end makes for quick turning when you're whipping through tight trees and negotiating sketchy sections of trail where instantaneous response is necessary. The low-slung chassis sticks to the trail while 29-inch wagon wheels roll over root and rock impediments without the jarring sensation normally attributed to smaller wheels. Its longer top tube and reach keep things comfortable on long descents, so you're not cramped in the cockpit. Another geometry nuance is the relatively steep seat tube, which optimizes pedaling efficiency on long uphills sections.

  • Charge from trail to enduro on this chunder hungry ride
  • Short chainstays keep this all mountain machine lively and bright
  • Soak up chunky lines with a beefy 150mm fork
  • Long and slack geometry conquers rowdy lines
  • Super Boost rear axle for extra tire clearance
  • Built with wagon wheels for banging out maximum miles
  • High-modulus carbon frame is light, stiff, and strong
Tech SpecsGeometry
Tech Specs
Frame Material
carbon fiber
Suspension
DW-link
Rear Shock
FOX Factory Float DPS EVOL
Rear Travel
135mm
Fork
FOX 36 Factory FIT4
Front Travel
150mm
Headset
Pivot precision sealed cartridge
Shifters
SRAM XO1 Eagle
Rear Derailleur
SRAM XO1 Eagle
ISCG Tabs
ISCG-05
Crankset
XO1 Eagle with OneUP SB+ Switch Spider and 32t ring
Bottom Bracket
PF92
Cassette
XO1 Eagle 10-50t 12 speed
Chain
XO1 Eagle
Brakeset
Shimano XT 8000
Brake Type
post-mount 160
Rotors
[front & rear] 180mm
Handlebar
Phoenix Team Carbon 35mm
Handlebar Width
760mm
Grips
Phoenix Team Padloc
Stem
Phoenix Team Enduro 35mm clamp
Stem Length
[xs] 35mm, [small] 45mm, [medium, large, xl] 55mm
Saddle
[xs, small] WTB Hightail, [medium, large, xl] WTB Vigo Team
Seatpost
[xs] 100mm KS Lev Integra, [small, medium] 125mm FOX Transfer, [large, xl] 150mm FOX Transfer
Seatpost Diameter
30.9mm
Seat Collar
34.9mm
Wheelset
DT Swiss M1700
Front Axle
15 x 110mm
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm
Tires
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF TR/3C/EXO/Maxxterra, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHRII TR/3C/EXO/Maxxterra
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.5in, [rear] 29 x 2.4in
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
10 years
Geometry

29er - 150mm Travel Fork

 
SMLXL
a Seat Tube
16in16.75in18in19.5in
b Effective Top Tube
22.9in24.2in25in26in
c Stack
23.82in24.21in24.41in24.8in
d Reach
16.14in17.32in18.11in19.09in
e Stand Over
27.75in27.9in28in28.8in
f Head Tube
3.54in4in4.25in4.72in
g Head Tube Angle
67.25o67.25o67.25o67.25o
h Seat Tube Angle
74.5o74.25o74.25o74.25o
i Bottom Bracket Height
13.38in13.38in13.38in13.38in
j Bottom Bracket Drop
    
k Chainstay
16.85in16.85in16.85in16.85in
l Wheelbase
44.61in45.96in46.85in48.02in

27.5+ - 150mm Travel Fork

 
SMLXL
a Seat Tube
16in16.75in18in19.5in
b Effective Top Tube
22.9in24.2in25in26in
c Stack
24.02in24.46in24.7in25.14in
d Reach
15.75in16.93in17.72in18.7in
e Stand Over
27.65in27.87in27.9in28.82in
f Head Tube
3.54in4in4.25in4.72in
g Head Tube Angle
66.5o66.5o66.5o66.5o
h Seat Tube Angle
73.75o73.5o73.5o73.5o
i Bottom Bracket Height
13.27in13.27in13.27in13.27in
j Bottom Bracket Drop
    
k Chainstay
16.85in16.85in16.85in16.85in
l Wheelbase
44.78in46.14in47.02in48.19in
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Favorite bike I've owned.

    Favorite bike ever. Liked my first one so much, I bought a second one as a back up! I'm a big guy (6'6", 300lbs.), and this is just the most comfortable bike I've ever owned. As the terrain gets more aggressive, it just wants to go faster, and it will soak up just about anything I've thrown at it (which isn't too crazy since I'm in Texas). I've owned a Rip9 Carbon, Intense Carbine 29, SC Hightower (non-LT), and a Pivot Mach 429SL, and the Switchblade is by far my favorite. Easy to manual, and fairly quick turning radius for something that feels as comfortable and slack as it is. Did I mention it is my favorite bike ever?

    SB1 set up: XX1 Eagle, Reynolds/i9 carbon hoops, Loaded 840mm bars (love these!), Zee brakes with 180mm rotors, Next seat post, Next cranks, Racing Ralph front tire, Saguaro Rear tire.

    SB2 set up: XO1 Eagle, Reynolds/i9 carbon hoops, Pivot 800mm bar (don't love these), Fox Transfer 150mm, Next cranks, Aggressor F/R tires.

    Cons: None so far, but more technical (ie, better) riders might feel it isn't as snappy as they would like. At my height and weight it does everything I need it to do and it does it in comfort!