Pivot Switchblade – 29
Let’s start off with the name. The Switchblade? Are you kidding? That’s such a great bike name. Pivot made next-gen evolutions to the Switchblade’s geometry, pushing this machine into an enduro-worthy category of it’s own. Notable among these tweaks are chainstays that Enduro Mountainbike Magazine called “unashamedly short” (aka agile and playful) and the introduction of the Super Boost Plus 157 axle. Pair that with longer, slacker angles and you have a convincing all-purpose trail weapon unlike another bike in our line-up. In our 10+ year history with the AZ-based brand, we have come to associate Pivot with quiet, uncompromising quality.