If fast and light is your bag then you’d do well to pay attention in class today as Pivot launch their new LES hardtail race monster. Featuring 29er and 27.5+ build options and a Boost rear this new steed is sure to be one stiff little trail whippet. NUE Series race winner, Taylor Lideen takes us through the details and show us how to go at it flat out on the trails.

“Pivot Cycles have launched their stunning new carbon LES hardtail at the Sea Otter Classic. Coming in at £1600.00 for the frame only (outgoing LES 29″ frames are now £1500.00). Upgrade Bikes Ltd will be offering frame only with any build kit options only as special order from US specs.”

Contenders chasing victory want a cross country hardtail that presents every advantage. In a sport where success is measured in half seconds, racers recognize that having the right equipment is paramount. The new Pivot LES combines incredible efficiency with the smoothness and trail tuning that the world’s best athletes need to outlast and outpace the competition.

pivotcycles.com/bike/LES

Key Details

  • New ultralight ride-tuned carbon frame featuring leading edge carbon fiber materials and Pivot’s proprietary hollow core internal molding technology
  • Complete bikes available under 20lbs
  • 29” or 27.5+ wheel size compatibility (27.5+ Pivot kit options use Fox 34 X 120mm fork)
  • New-school racing geometry
  • Boost 110mm front and 148mm rear spacing for ultimate in responsiveness and handling precision
  • New Swinger II dropouts with race-weight hardware design for easy adjustments between wheelsizes and singlespeed or geared set ups.
  • Designed to work with forks from 100-130mm in travel
  • Full length internal cable routing and internal Shimano Di2 integration via Pivot’s exclusive, easy-to-maintain Cable Port System
  • 1x and 2x gearing compatible
  • Available in sizes S, M, L, XL for riders between 5’4″ and 6’7″
  • 29” or 27.5+ wheel size compatibility (up to 2.8″ rear tyre on 27.5)
  • Boost 148mm rear spacing for ultimate in responsiveness and handling precision.
  • New Swinger II dropouts, offer adjustability between single speed or geared set ups as standard on the frame, no swapping of drop outs.
  • Full length internal cable routing and internal Shimano Di2 integration via Pivot’s exclusive, easy-to-maintain Cable Port System

Pivot claim that these bikes are building up very light with a factory XTR 1 build in a medium coming in sub 20 lbs.

The new LES does not influence the LES 27.5” which will remain unchanged through calendar year 2017.

Mon 18th Apr, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

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