SWITCHGRADE™ A game-changing new bike component that lets you change your saddle angle on the fly so you can climb easier, get rowdy on descents, and cover distances in comfort.
I was pretty excited about the switch grade but didn’t think it would impress me as much as it does, complete game changer!
Easy install. Often times products aren’t what they seem. This is exactly as advertised. Incognito seat angle adjustment. Clean, simple bit of tech to solve a problem no other product is addressing. Great product. Will for sure buy again for other builds.
If you ride up a hill, chances are you do, then the switchgrade is an upgrade you'll love. I'll say that it'll be soon the status of a driopper, it'll be odd not to see them.
Over the years I've gotten accustomed to a very rearward seat angle, namely 22°. And when I got a trail bike I obviously can't pedal with a seat like that like that. Being able to adjust my seat between the climb and decent massively improves how well I can ride my trail bike.
I use to ride with my seat constantly in the downward position. Now that I've installed Switchgrade, I can ride comfortably while climbing, going down hill or on flat trails. It's a must have!!
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I really love the functionality of the switchGrade. The transition between settings is really smooth with a nice click to let you know it’s locked in. My only problem is the chrome bolts used on the SwitchGrade and the chrome bolts given to install it. I ordered the black and gold and at that price point they should be black. They stick out like a sore thumb. I had to buy separate bolts to fix it. Now it looks aesthetically pleasing.
J’adore mon SwitchGrade. Améliore la position lors des montées. La selle devient plus confortable et les coups de pédales plus efficaces ! Même chose pour les descentes, on se rapproche du positionnement des MTB de descente.
Legitimately has changed the way I view climbing my bike. Descending is equally improved. I haven’t used the neutral setting since installing and wonder how I compromised both up and down riding with the ‘typical’ saddle angle. Very high quality product. Get one.
Awesome product, works flawlessly and is by far the best addition to my bike. I didn't think I needed such a device before. But now I definitely can't live without it. Really solid piece and amazing customer service.
I simply can’t ride without it now to be honest. The climb mode is absolutely game changing for comfort!
I have installed and ridden with the Switchgrade approx 10 times now on 2 different bikes. The primary interest was for steeper and longer climbs, which we have many of here in Alberta. The dropping of the nose to climb is extremely effective and comfortable, as opposed to having to slide up on the seat to keep the front of the bike down. The new position allows for more power with less effort for climbing. A few comments (not complaints) would be that the lack of a spring to assist in lowering of raising the nose makes the switchgrade a bit finicky to get in the right position while riding. This would likely add weight and bulk, so understandable, but be prepared for a learning curve. A 2nd observation (not a complaint) is the high position where the seat is tilted up on the front. Personally I see no use for this feature, but I am an Enduro guy not a downhiller, so maybe the other guys find a use, but personally I don't see it! Knowing what I know now, I would actually buy this unit with only the 2 positions OR, if possible (not possible currently) would be to have neutral position and 2 lowering positions for climbing and steep climbing. I am considering purchasing a 2nd unit for my 2nd bike as I find it to be a great advantage.
Easy to install and easy to use. Makes you climb better when it's steep and free some room around your legs on the downhill! It's the second one I bought, this time for the down country bike!
It's a simple solution, but they made it simpler! I bought discounted item but it was almost super perfect condition. Superb build quality. Lever is easy to reach even when riding. Haptic feedback is great. Paired with PNW Coast suspension dropper post, THIS IS HEAVEN! I ride Salsa Fargo for any terrain, long or short ride, flat or steep climb. A little suggestion is, make another Switchgrade for gravel rider. Make it only two tilt down angles, and no tilt up.
Warm regards from Indonesia.