The Switchblade is the definition of a do-it-all bike. If you are a fan of long days in the backcountry or a day at the bike park, our link for the new Switchblade gives the bike the little bit of extra spice you are looking for.
The link increases the bike's progression from 25% to 31%. This increase in progression allows the suspension to be more supple and active at the top of travel while simultaneously helping the bike resist harsh bottom outs when the trail gets rougher. There is no longer a need to over-spring the bike and compromise traction just to keep from bottoming out as often. Rear wheel travel is increased from 142mm to 150mm - a welcome addition when the going gets a bit rougher. The increase in travel and progression help the bike feel more composed across rocks, roots, compressions and everything in between.
While we love to focus on the descents, the Switchblade still maintains excellent climbing composure with our link installed. Although the link helps the suspension feel more plush, the bike's ability to pump through berms and react to rider inputs is retained. The link set seems expensive but keep in mind that it comes with a full set of new bearings pre-installed - this is the rebuild your bike has been asking for. If you want your bike to have a bit more descending prowess to better match your riding style, look no further.