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I had the opportunity to test the then-ground breaking Pivot Switchblade when it was first released in early 2016. The long, low and slack geometry, surprisingly short chainstays and its ability to run multiple wheel sizes was something of a game-changer at the time, and something most other brands have since aimed to replicate.

Pivot Cycles has long built a reputation for well engineered, great-riding race and trail machines that have been ahead of their time in one way or another. There is a downside to this industry-leading design philosophy, though; affordability-wise, a lot of people aren’t able to add them in the mix when looking for a new ride. Enter the Switchblade Aluminium.

Based on the same geometry and DW Link suspension platform as its carbon sibling, the Switchblade Aluminium aims to bring cutting-edge engineering and ride quality to a lower price bracket.

In The Stand

Like the carbon Switchblade, there is a unique look to this bike straight out of the box, as is the

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