We tailored every detail of the Switchblade to deliver a bike that’s ready to conquer the entire mountain. Progressive geometry broadens the performance envelope while retaining the versatility that made the original so good. Always with an eye on confidence-inspiring design, we shortened, straightened, and steepened the Switchblade’s seat tube to allow for longer travel dropper seat posts. The all-new compact frame design reduces weight and increases stiffness, but perhaps best of all, it allows for greatly reduced stand over height across a broad range of sizes. With an industry-leading fit philosophy, the Switchblade offers an ideal fit for riders from 5’ to 6’7” tall.
A new vertical shock layout builds on dw-link’s legacy of class-leading performance, making it the most capable and adaptable Switchblade ever. With 142mm of rear wheel travel and a more aggressive rising rate linkage design, the new Switchblade gives the rider a plusher, more connected feel, more support in the middle of the stroke - enabling you to push harder, and increased bottoming control, so that there’s always extra in reserve for the big hits. We worked closely with Fox to develop all new internals on its DPX2 that delivers coil shock like sensitivity and traction. Still want to run a coilover shock? Go for it. The Switchblade’s new rising rate shock linkage and vertical trunnion shock mount is optimized for all shock types. A wider lower link boosts frame stiffness where it matters most, ensuring you stay on line when the trail turns unpredictable. As always, dw-link’s ultra-efficient pedaling lends itself to big days in the saddle so we made sure there’s room for a large water bottle on all sizes. Regardless of your shock option, you can leave your hydration pack behind.