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Red Switchblade is a Restricted Version Homage to the Unique Solar Eagle Talon


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35 years in the past, Chris Colalis planted the seeds that will in the end give upward push to Pivot Cycles. Best again then, it was once with a fledgling motorcycle corporate began through Alan Vaughn known as Solar Eagle Bicycle Works. It was once right here that Cocalis would learn to construct frames with assist from Vaughn, which yielded the Solar Eagle Talon.

On the time, the body was once (and nonetheless is) a wild design with increased chainstays that necessarily hooked up to the top tube, and a best tube that didn’t in truth achieve the top tube. The crimson body proven above is manufacturing body #2 consistent with MOMBAT, and was once constructed through Alan Vaughn and Chris Cocalis.

After taking within the neon crimson tubes, you understand the whimsical mountain bikers painted everywhere the body. As the tale is going, Chris had the body powder-coated crimson after which passed it off to Dino at Zooloo Graphics (who additionally did one of the most end paintings for Fats Probability on the time). Chris didn’t have any concept what to anticipate, and Dino stunned him with the bicycle owner cool animated film characters.

Inbuilt 1989, this actual motorcycle has been down the waterfall at South Mountain greater than 100 instances consistent with Chris, who rode it day by day earlier than faculty (the considered driving this motorcycle down the Waterfall is frankly terrifying). This similar motorcycle has additionally been hit through a Camaro, main Chris to angrily shout, “The place’s my Oakleys!?,” earlier than knowing that his ankle was once significantly damaged. We’ve all been there, proper?

One way or the other, the motorcycle remains to be in a single piece despite the fact that it was once only a body and fork till lately. After deciding to create a unique version Switchblade, Cocalis made up our minds it was once time to rebuild the body into an entire motorcycle. Thankfully, they discovered a brand spanking new 1989 Fuji that had simply been traded in at Absolute Motorcycles in Salida, CO. The Talon remains to be operating the unique Fats Probability fork, however lots of the construct equipment was once sourced from that Fuji.

thirty fifth Anniversary Talon (Switchblade)

However we will’t all have our personal Solar Eagle Talon, so that you could pay homage to the unique motorcycle, Pivot is providing 300 limited-edition Switchblades.

To be had in Crew and Professional Builds in each SRAM or Shimano and all with carbon wheels, the Talon thirty fifth Anniversary motorcycles lift a $200 top class over the usual construct which matches out to retail costs of $9,199 to $11,599.

If you happen to fail to notice a type of 300 motorcycles, or don’t need to spend the $10k, you’ll be able to nonetheless get your Talon repair with a limited-edition hat and water bottle. If you wish to have the matching hip pack and sunglasses, you’ll must get the ones instantly from Wave or Pit Viper.


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