Overview

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Shipping Update 06.08.2020 – The first batch of Gen 3 titanium frames were originally arriving at the end of July. However due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be receiving them until mid September. This is due to shipping delays and not all frames being ready in time for the single shipment originally scheduled.

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

Designed around the 27.5” wheel and the 27.5+” wheel platform, the Switchback Ti has our custom designed Yoke that creates space in the chain stays to accommodate large volume, deep tread 2.4” tyres on 27.5” wheels or 2.8” Plus tyres on super wide plus 27.5” rims, while not effecting the incredibly short 415mm chain stay length as we refuse to compromise our class leading geometry! The 415mm chain stay length plus the bottom bracket height, head angle and reach measurement gives you an amazingly responsive and agile ride.

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 Switchback Ti will have you leaving your full-sus in the garage!

The geometry of the Switchback Ti 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
Frame Weight – 1.9kg
1. 3AL-2.5V titanium 44mm head tube, gusseted down tube and our super-sweet alloy head badge.
2. ISCG 05 mounts and 73mm BB shell, Custom designed CNC’d Yoke that accommodates standard 27.5” or 27.5+ 2.8 tyre set-up.
3. Super-short chainstays (415mm) made from 3AL-2.5V aerospace-grade titanium tubing.
4. Custom CNC’d Swapout dropouts (12 x 142, 12 x 148, 10 x 135 or single speed). Comes supplied with boost as standard unless you specify different dropouts with your order.
5. Triple-butted 3AL-2.5V aerospace-grade titanium tubing with custom seat tube. Full internal routing takes full-length gear outer for consistent, weather-proof shifting.
6. 31.6 stealth routing dropper-compatible seat tube (34.9 clamp) with custom tubing.
Soon to be available in regular or long in both 16.5” and 18” frames.

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(11 customer reviews)

£2,000.00£4,400.00 (from £1,666.67 ex VAT)

GEN 3 UPDATE – Frames arriving at the end of July

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

Designed around the 27.5” wheel and the 27.5+” wheel platform, the Switchback Ti has our custom designed Yoke that creates space in the chain stays to accommodate large volume, deep tread 2.4” tyres on 27.5” wheels or 2.8” Plus tyres on super wide plus 27.5” rims, while not effecting the incredibly short 415mm chain stay length as we refuse to compromise our class leading geometry! The 415mm chain stay length plus the bottom bracket height, head angle and reach measurement gives you an amazingly responsive and agile ride.

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 Switchback Ti will have you leaving your full-sus in the garage!

The geometry of the Switchback Ti 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 Elite

Drive TrainXT 12 Speed + 10-51T Cassette
BrakesDual Pot XT Brakes
ForksOhlins RFX Forks
WheelsHope Fortus 30
TyresWTB Trail Boss 2.4 (R) / WTB Verdict 2.5 (F)
Seat PostRockshox Dropper 175mm Seat Post (stealth routed)
Finishing KitStanton Grips, bars, saddle, stem, headset

Rolling Chassis Elite

ForksOhlins RFX Forks
WheelsHope Fortus 30
Finishing KitHeadset

Frame & Fork Elite

ForksOhlins RFX Forks
Finishing KitHeadset

Geometry

Switchback Ti 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)1161.32 1187.77
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

The 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′, 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 16.5″ would suit you better.

Reviews

Birchy

poggs38

Gareth Shaw

Al

simon

Austin Saxon

Mark D

Brett

Sam Court

Robert Saxon

Marcus

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