Switchback Expert 27.5 Grey
Switchback Expert 27.5 Grey
Switchback Expert 27.5 Grey
Switchback Expert 27.5 Grey

Switchback Expert 27.5


Rider Height

5'2" – 6'2"

$849.99 Regular price
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First introduced in 1988, the Mongoose Switchback has been a staple of the Mongoose hardtail mountain bike assortment for over 30 years. The Switchback Expert was designed with everything a rider needs to take on single track trails or put in mile after mile on crushed gravel paths – all at an excellent value.


Frame Icon Frame Tectonic T1, aluminum, 27.5" sport geometry, internal cable routing, 9 mm x 135 mm dropout, replaceable hanger

Fork Icon Fork Xposure, 27.5", steel steerer, lockout, 9 mm x 100 mm, QR, 80 mm travel

Chain Icon Chain KMC Z9

Bottom Bracket Icon Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-UN100, cartridge, 3-piece, threaded 68 mm shell

Shifters Icon Shifters Shimano EF505, 2 x 9

Cog Icon Rear Cog Shimano, 9-speed, 11-36T

Front Derailleur Front Derailleur Shimano FD-M2020, band clamp

Rear Derailleur Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus RD-M2000

Rim Icon Rims Xposure MD-16, aluminum double wall, 19 mm ID, 32H

Hubs Icon Front Hub Xposure, aluminum, ball bearing, 9 mm x 100 mm, 32H, CENTER LOCK

Hubs Icon Rear Hub Xposure, aluminum, ball bearing, 9 mm x 135 mm, 32H, CENTER LOCK

Spokes Icon Spokes 14G, stainless steel

Tires Icon Tires Kenda MTB, 27.5 in x 2.1 in, wire bead

Pedal Icon Pedals Mongoose, nylon

Brakes Icon Brakes Shimano BR-EF505, hydraulic, aluminum, 160 mm rotor

Handlebar Icon Handlebar Xposure, double-butted aluminum, 700 mm width, 25 mm rise, 31.8 mm clamp

Stem Icon Stem Xposure diecast, threadless, 70 mm/90 mm, 7°, 31.8 mm clamp

Headset Icon Headset Threadless, ZS44/ZS44, retainer bearing

Seat Post Icon Seat Post Xposure, aluminum, 350 mm, 20 mm offset, 31.6 mm

Saddle Icon Saddle Mongoose MTB comfort, steel rails

Grips Icon Grips Xposure semi-ergo, Kraton

Geometry & Sizing


Our internal cable routing system feeds cables through the bike frame keeping them protected from stray branches along the trail and any other bumps or snags the bike could come into contact with along the way. Inserts plug openings in the frame to keep water and debris out while firmly holding cables in place.

T1 Tectonic

Tried and true. Our Tectonic T1 6061 aluminum has been put through its paces for years by our pro riders. Lightweight and relentlessly durable, Tectonic T1 aluminum provides a responsive ride, and is ready for any punishment you can throw at it.