The essential mountain bike for the lightweight enthusiast
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SM 5'5"- 5'9" | MD 5'9"- 5'11" | Large 5'11"- 6'3" | XL 6'2"+
Hopping on this bike is like strapping yourself to a rocket! It was no surprise that the bike pedalled extremely well, as that is what anyone would expect from a bike in this category - the real surprise is how well that pedalling efficiency is balanced out with the great steering geometry. Setup with a 120mm suspension fork, and the Swinger dropouts in the front position, it felt wonderfully nimble in the back - without being too hyperactive in the front. Knowing that fork travel could still increase a bit more, and the chainstay length is adjustable made my imagination soar. I pictured myself both racing for the hole-shot, and grinding away in the backcountry - both on the same bike. For a bike that is light, looks good, and is easy to own, the LES makes a strong case.
The LES is Pivot's 29" OR 27.5+" carbon hardtail race bike. Lightweight, stiff and ready to rip up the course.
The LES is compatible with tapered suspension forks ranging from 100mm to 130mm of travel, for a variety of setup options.
DT Swiss 240 straight pull hubs are a solid option on the XMC1200 hundred carbon wheel upgrade.
All pivot Les complete bikes, fox racing shocks suspension forks.This particular bike uses this Fox 32 step-cast factory series with Kashima coated uppers.
The Les frame utilizes internal cable routing, including a space underneath the frame for a Shimano Di2 to battery.
The rear triangle utilizes boost 148 spacing for better structural properties, while allowing more space for various wheels and tires. The swinger dropouts allow for adjustable geometry and single speed compatibility.
With such a lightweight component set and frame, a room is left over to add the weight of a dropper post for increased downhill and cornering performance.
Multiple design features allow for a variety of configurations which makes the Les a very versatile platform to build exactly the hardtail bike you want. Download permissions
The frame's head tube is short and wide allowing for precise steering and the low stack height.
While not standard equipment on the pivot less complete, the Maxis Crossmark II is a popular tire choice for the racer crowd.
Fox factory series suspension allows for a variety of compression damping adjustments on-the-fly to give you just feel you want.
All of Pivot's Top-end builds include the option for a carbon wheel upgrade, allowing another huge boost in performance, at a minimal price increase.
A press-fit style bottom bracket fits inside of a high-volume shell to allow for maximum stiffness at minimal weight.
Cable routing is well thought out, clean, and easy to deal with.
Sure, the LES it is a very fast race bike, but is also a new extremely enjoyable hardtail mountain bike overall.
Whether you are bike packing the Colorado Trail, or racing the Leadville 100 the LES is the go-to bike.
Pivot offers a huge variety of built kit options for the LES, but Golden Bike Shop is happy to help you build the bike of your dreams - Just let us know what you need.
Need a more aggressive tire? The Maxxis Ardent at 29 x 2.4" is a extremely popular front tire option for our trails.
Shimano brakes are a feature of most of Pivot's stock builds.
The Fox 32 step cast fork removes all unnecessary material, creating the most lightweight suspension fork for cross country racing on the market.
Air spring technology is extremely lightweight adjustable and practical.
All technical details aside, the LES is an extremely good looking bike and one that you will want to ride everyday.