BIKE CHECK: FAROZ AND THE VERSATILE PIVOT SWITCHBLADE

BIKE CHECK: FAROZ AND

THE VERSATILE  PIVOT SWITCHBLADE

WHO'S RIDING WHAT? IS THE SWITCHBLADE

ABLE TO MEET ALL HIS EXPECTATIONS

 

 

The Pivot Switchblade has had a long accolade of good reviews. And with its split personality of being able to SWITCH from a 27.5+ to a 29er, there really are very few reasons (if any at all) not to like this bike. And don't let its 135 mm travel fool anyone! In the hands of an experienced rider like Faroz, this bike is one of the most competent do-it-all bike that money can buy at the moment. Let's take a closer look at Faroz's rig.

 

MAIN SKELETON

Frame: Pivot Switchblade 

Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS Evol

Fork: Fox Float 36 Fit4

 

 

COCKPIT

Grips: Kore Ikon Lock-on

Handlebars: Atomlab SL 760mm width

Stem: Atomlab SL 35mm clamp, 50mm length

Headset: Pivot Precision Sealed with 17mm cup

Saddle: WTB Volt Pro 142mm, Singapore Edition

Seat post: KS Lev Integra 100mm

Brakes: Shimano Deore XT M8000 with fin pads, Ice-tech centre locking rotors

 

 

 

 

DRIVETRAIN

Cranks: RaceFace Next SL G4

Pedals: Shimano Deore XT M8020

Chain Ring: absoluteBLACK 32t oval

Cassette: SunRace 11-46t

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT M8000

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M8000

Chain: Shimano Deore XT 11 speed

 

 

 

 

WHEELSET

Rims: Easton ARC 45

Hubs: DT Swiss 350 Straightpull with 36t ratchet

Spokes: DT Swiss Completion DB black

Tyres: Nobby Nic Front/Rocket Ron Rear 27.5×2.8”

Tubeless: e*Thirteen Valves with TireCare Sealant

 

 

 

 

OTHERS:

Frame Protection: Allmountainstyle Camouflage & Clear frame guard

 

 

RIDER INFORMATION

Name: Faroz Marzoki

Facebook Page: Faroz Marzoki (@farozmtb)

Age: 30

Affiliated Ride Group: Team TRAIL+

How often do you ride: 1-2 times per week

Favourite Trail: Chestnut North & T15

Years on 2 Wheels: 10

Favourite Rider: Bernard Kerr & Danny Hart

Dream Bike: Ducati 1299 Superleggera

 

 

 

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Bike Check: Who's Riding What? is an on-going feature that showcases regular riders and their very own customized (or stock) builds. It's always fun to see what frames and components our local riders are sporting. Photos of Bike Check: Who's Riding What? will be shot by riders themselves in most cases unless we bump into them at the trails and volunteer to shoot the bike. We invite everyone to contact us and showcase your very own build! Send your email to editor@bikezilla.com.sg and title your email "Bike Check: Who's Riding What?". Include just one (01) photo in the email so that we know you are a genuine rider. We will reply with our Bike Check Form. Hear from you soon! Ride!

 

 

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