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Available in UK made Reynolds DZB tubing or in Taiwanese triple butted heat treated 4130

UPDATE 13.08.2020 – UK Frames are delayed due to waiting for tube set delivery for welding. Taiwan frames are still due Mid September. Both delays are as a result of market pressures related to lockdown. Thank you to anyone who has purchased and we will get your frames out to you as soon as possible.

This frame rails corners and descends like no other hardtail on the market. Expect to leave the abstract idea that “you’ll be faster on a full sus” behind you, as the new Switchback will have you leaving your full-sus in the garage!

The Switchback Gen 3 has our custom designed swopouts, giving you the ability to run 12×142, standard QR or single speed. The 415mm chain stay length plus the bottom bracket height, head angle and reach measurement gives you an amazingly responsive and agile ride.

The geometry of the Switchback Gen 3 has been optimised to help the rider feel confident on difficult, technical Enduro style terrain, while giving the ideal riding position to express your style and flare on the trail. The frame is designed to suit modern fitments such as a Stealth Dropper compatible seat tube and a 44mm head tube for tapered steerer compatibility and full internal top tube routing.

Features
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 down tube; top tube and custom swaged and butted Reynolds 631 seamless, air-hardened seat tube. Takes full-length gear outer for consistent, weather-proof shifting.
4. Super-short chainstays (415mm) made from cold-worked Reynolds 525.
5. Custom CNC’d Swapout dropouts (12 x 142, 12 x 148, 10 x 135 or single speed). Comes supplied with 12 x 148 as standard unless you specify different dropouts with your order.
6. Custom designed CNC’d yoke providing space for up to 2.8 tyres.
7. I.S.C.G 05 mounts for extra security!

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(3 customer reviews)

£649.00£2,200.00 (from £540.83 ex VAT)

GEN 3 UPDATE – UK frames arriving in 5 weeks. Taiwan made frames arriving at the end of July

This frame rails corners and descends like no other hardtail on the market. Expect to leave the abstract idea that “you’ll be faster on a full sus” behind you, as the new Switchback will have you leaving your full-sus in the garage!

The Switchback Gen 3 has our custom designed swopouts, giving you the ability to run 12×142, standard QR or single speed. The 415mm chain stay length plus the bottom bracket height, head angle and reach measurement gives you an amazingly responsive and agile ride.

The geometry of the Switchback Gen 3 has been optimised to help the rider feel confident on difficult, technical Enduro style terrain, while giving the ideal riding position to express your style and flare on the trail. The frame is designed to suit modern fitments such as a Stealth Dropper compatible seat tube and a 44mm head tube for tapered steerer compatibility and full internal top tube routing.

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Build Specs

Complete Standard

Drive TrainSram SX Eagle drive
BrakesSram Level brakes
ForksRockshox Pike Select fork
WheelsWTB i27.5 rims on Stanton Branded top-end Novatec hubs
TyresWTB Trail Boss 2.4 (R) / WTB Verdict 2.5 (F)
Seat PostRockshox reverb 175
Finishing KitStanton Grips, bars, saddle, stem, headset

Rolling Chassis Standard

ForksRockshox Pike Select fork
WheelsWTB i27.5 rims on Stanton Branded top-end Novatec hubs
Finishing KitHeadset

Frame & Fork Standard

ForksRockshox Pike Select fork
Finishing KitHeadset

Geometry

Switchback Gen 3 16.5"18"
1. Stack (mm)597.13606.19
2. Reach (mm)448.25470.48
3. Virtual Top Tube (mm)610635
4. Actual Top Tube (mm)586.3610.3
5. Seat Tube Length (mm)420457
6. Chainstay Length (mm)415415
7. Wheelbase (mm)1161.321187.77
8. Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)4343
9. Head Tube Length (mm)110120
10. Head Tube Angle65˚65˚
11. Seat tube Angle73˚73˚
12. Measurements based on 2018 140mm 27.5" Pike RCT3 25% in to the Sag.509509

Sizing

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.

Reviews

Ron Kellenaers

Drew

Ben Griffin