Switchback FS 160 Standard Build

£3,975.00

Find out more about the colours HERE

Images not of complete bike spec. Correct images coming soon.

The first 100 frames sold will be numbered and available in a range of custom colours and geometry

Launch Editions will ship with Fox X2 Air or Ohlins TTX Coil please specify on your order!

Fork 160/170mm depending on rear travel selected

FRAME INFO

”The original aim of the Switchback was to design the most playful natured and confidence inspiring aggressive frame that we possibly could.”

Forks Marzocchi Bomber Z1 160mm Fit Grip Technology
HeadsetStanton Super Series
StemStanton Super Series
Bars Stanton Super Series (800mm wide)
GripsStanton Super Series Lock-on
Seat postRock Shox Reverb Stealth B1 170 (unless specified differently)
SeatStanton Rigel
Wheels/TyresStans Arch Flow - With Goodyear Tyres
Drive TrainSRAM NX Eagle
CrankSRAM NX Eagle
BrakesSRAM Guide RE Brakes
Rotors 160 rear and 180 front
Rear ShockMarzocchi Bomber CR Coil

This statement has become the design ethos that underpins the whole of the Stanton Switch frame range, with our newest offering to the market being the Switchback FS 27.5″.

The Switchback FS is our 27.5” wheeled frame, with kinematics designed to reflect the positive ride characteristics evolved from our award winning Switchback 631 and Ti hard tail frames.

Burst acceleration, stoically stable descending, agility in the corners and eye watering pace, the Switchback FS 27.5” has all these characteristics in abundance. It is as happy being thrashed down bike park black runs as it is racing the Mega Avalanche.

Our progressively designed suspension allows for a bottomless feel, while the dual link pivot system aids small bump control by allowing rearward movement as the back wheel travels through the start of the suspension arc.

This model is our 160mm Enduro/Park offering.

1. Reynolds 631 44mm head tube (fits all steerers), gusseted down tube and our super-sweet alloy head badge.

2. 30.9 Stealth dropper-compatible seat tube (34.9 clamp) with internal routing round the BB and into the down tube.

3. Triple-butted Reynolds 631 DZB seamless, air-hardened top tube, and down tube and custom swaged and butted Reynolds 631 seamless, air-hardened seat tube. Takes full-length gear outer for consistent, weather-proof shifting.

4. Fully CNC’d linkage pieces

5. Fully CNC’d bottom bracket shell and first linkage piece known as “the egg”

6. Heat treated super short aluminum chainstays 445mm

7. Custom CNC’d Swapout dropouts 12 x 148 Boost as Standard

8. 15″ frame weight – 3.95kg without shock, 4.47kg with shock

9. Frame designed around a Q factor of 172mm or greater

10. Designed for a headset cup depth of 9mm

This guide is a basic structure to how we feel the frames should fit. However, sizing a bike is a very personal thing and many factors should be taken into consideration.

For instance, if you’re around 5’10″ and you’re used to larger bikes, the 18″  might suit you better than the 16.5″.

If you’re a bit taller, around 6′2″, with a riding style that’s nimble, playful and aggressive, and you’re looking to do no more than short trail-centre loops or smash DH runs in the woods, the 18″ should suit you better than the 19.5″.

Switchback FS 140 Trail

Switchback FS15"16.5"18"19.5"
1. Stack (mm)592602612622
2. Reach (mm)413438466494
3. Virtual Top Tube (mm)569594619649
4. Actual Top Tube (mm)573598623643
5. Seat Tube Length (mm)381419457495
6. Chainstay Length (mm)435435435435
7. Shock Length eye to eye (mm)230 Metric with 65mm Stroke230 Metric with 65mm Stroke230 Metric with 65mm Stroke230 Metric with 65mm Stroke
8. Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)16161616
9. Head Tube Length (mm) 110120130140
10. Head Tube Angle65656565
11. Seat tube Angle 77777777
12. Axle to crown height used for above static measurements (mm)548548548548
13. Wheel Base (mm)1190121512401270

Switchback FS 160 Enduro/Park

Switchback FS15"16.5"18"19.5"
1. Stack (mm)592602612622
2. Reach (mm)410435462491
3. Virtual Top Tube (mm)566591616646
4. Actual Top Tube (mm)573598623643
5. Seat Tube Length (mm)381419457495
6. Chainstay Length (mm)435435435435
7. Shock Length eye to eye (mm)230 Metric with 65mm Stroke230 Metric with 65mm Stroke230 Metric with 65mm Stroke230 Metric with 65mm Stroke
8. Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)13131313
9. Head Tube Length (mm) 110120130140
10. Head Tube Angle64.564.564.564.5
11. Seat tube Angle 76767676
12. Axle to crown height used for above static measurements (mm)558558558558
13. Wheel Base (mm)1190121512401270

We took our freshly finished U.K made Switchback FS down to Dan Bateson in Woburn to see what he thought of it. He got on with it very well…

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