Switchback Frame 16.5″ 4130 Evergreen (Copper Decals, Gloss)
(from £414.17 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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Welcome to 100% pure, undiluted Stanton. Congratulations, you’ve figured out what riding is really all about – playing.
We’ve got good news for you – play is a serious thing (we’ve done the research so you can just tell your mates in the pub). It’s not just how kids learn skills, judge risks and find joy, it’s how us grown-ups do too.
When you stop playing, you start dying. Fact.
TIGHT, NIMBLE, PLAYFUL – THE GEOMETRY OF JOY
“The Switchback does it all with stability and aplomb… the short chainstays and comparatively short top tube make it much more of a knife than a hammer.” Singletrack Magazine
The Switchback puts you in command so you can stay off the brakes, press send and get your mates cheering. And when you maximise the fun everything else just flows – the skills, the speed, the confidence, the creativity, the fun and the freedom.
|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). 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!|
|8. Recommend fork travel: 140mm - 160mm|