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Switchblade Ride GX/X01 Mountain Bike

3.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Current price: $4,759.30 Original price: $6,799.00
30% off
Color:Bass Boat Blue


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Why We Like The Switchblade Ride GX/X01 Mountain Bike

We’d categorize the Switchblade Ride GX/X01 Mountain Bike as a mid-travel rig that feels every bit as nimble and reactive as a short-travel bike when climbing and maneuvering rolling terrain. But when we point it down steep and technical trails, its 142mm of DW-Link suspension provides all of the bottom-out forgiveness and rock-gobbling traction that we could possibly need. The beauty of DW-Link is its supportive feel that lets the rider sit high in the travel for undulating terrain, yet offers incredible rear-wheel traction in the mid and end stroke when the descent starts to get fast and loose.

Pivot kept the head tube angle in line with modern trends on this mid-travel 29er, only it’s slightly towards the steeper end of the spectrum at 66 degrees in the low setting. This makes it extremely reactive for jibbing off every trailside takeoff in sight, or navigating the tight switchbacks that can be found near Pivot’s HQ in Phoenix. The Ride GX/X01 Build offers high-quality components from SRAM, including a hybrid GX and X01 Eagle drivetrain that offers lightweight, reliable performance. Bomber aluminum M1900 wheels from DT Swiss stand up to use and abuse on rowdy trails, and Fox Performance suspension components provide a wide range of adjustments to get you dialed in.

*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


  • Quiver killer mid-travel trail bike for hot laps and alpine epics
  • 142mm of DW-Link travel supplies predictable rear-wheel traction
  • Fox Performance 36 fork provides enduro-ready descending
  • X01/GX groupset provides crisp shifting and lightweight components
  • Steep 76-degree seat tube angle provides an efficient climbing position
  • Code R brakes keep us stopping on a dime on fast flow trails
  • Grippy Maxxis rubber with EXO+ casing keeps us locked into corners
  • 29in wheels hold momentum and provide excellent roll-over capabilities
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Frame Material
Rear Shock
Fox Performance FLOATX
Rear Travel
Fox Performance 36 GRIP
Front Travel
Pivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM Descendant 7K Eagle DUB
Chainring Sizes
Crank Arm Length
[x-small, small, medium] 170mm, [large, x-large] 175mm
Bottom Bracket
Press-fit BB92
SRAM XG-1275
Cassette Range
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brake Type
4-piston hydraulic
SRAM Centerline
Phoenix Race low rise aluminum
Handlebar Width
[x-small, small, medium, large] 780mm, [x-large] 800mm
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Team Enduro/Trail
Stem Length
[x-small, small] Phoenix WTB Race High Tail Trail, [medium, large, x-large] Phoenix WBT Race Vigo
Fox Transfer Performance Elite
Seatpost Travel
[x-small] 125mm, [small] 150mm, [medium] 175mm, [large, x-large] 200mm
DT Swiss M1900
DT Swiss 370
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 157mm Superboost
[front] Maxxis Minion DHF, 3C, EXO+, MaxxTerra, [rear] Maxxis Minion DHRII, 3C, EXO+, MaxxTerra
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.5in, [rear] 29 x 2.4in
not included
downtube protector, chainstay protector
Claimed Weight
[large] 32lb 15.7oz (14.9kg)
trail, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] 10 years

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 2 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2022

Love the Switchblade

I've put it through the wringer

I have a medium Pro XT/XTR build. This bike kicks butt, it floats right through the chunk and pedals beautifully. It took some time to get the suspension set up correctly, but once I found that sweet spot the bike came alive. I have two other bikes which are both VPP. Those bikes are a lot of fun, but the DW link Pivot is just so smooth on the climbs.

Titian D

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

2 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2022

Overall a poor experience

I've used it several times

I'll start by saying that I was really excited about owning a Pivot, and especially a Switchblade. After having owned numerous Santa Cruz and Yetis over the years, I decided to give Pivot a chance. The bike arrived from BC with lots of issues: a defective Fox Float X shock right out of the box. The brakes were also super spongey and needed a bleed. The adhesive on the dust shield also wasn't properly applied, and every time the suspension flexes, you hear the sound of glue stretching or tearing. Lastly, the drivetrain wasn't even close to being adjusted correctly and the cable routing rattles. The pluses-- the bike looks great, and it does ride well, although I wouldn't say its life changing or objectively any better than an SB130 or Hightower. I was expecting a lot from Pivot, and they and BC just didn't deliver, especially for the price. BC attempted to make it right, but the whole process saw me having to buy a new shock out of pocket just to be able to catch the start of riding season while they figured out how to fix the problem.

Andrew B

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com