Let’s start 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-worth 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. Paired with dual wheel compatibility and longer, slacker angles that Switchblade is a trail weapon. Wheel size selection is heavily dependent upon rider style and terrain, but we’ve seen the Switchblade handle everything we can throw at it with either 29″ or 27.5+ tires. It begs to be thrown down rough trails. We carry the Switchblade – stable and strong, but never sluggish – because it literally hold trails at knifepoint.