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Pivot LES SL Carbon Race XT Mountain Bike


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    LES SL Carbon Race XT Mountain Bike

    While some may argue that modern full-suspension bikes are just as capable and snappy when it comes to cross country racing, we'd beg to differ. There's something to be said for the undeniable power of a hardtail, especially when you're soaring up ribbons of single track with a podium on your mind. When it comes to cross-country racing, Pivot's LES has long been a favorite of ours, and in its latest generation it's streamlined for further domination. Pivot's new LES SL scales down its weight, and skips the swap-able drop out system for full carbon, streamlining this race rocket so that you don't have to carry any extra weight with you on ultra-endurance and cross country races. With a size medium frame weighing in at only 2.3lb, the LES SL scales in well over half a pound lighter than its predecessor. That doesn't mean this bike flexes like a wet noodle under power though, because Pivot's expertise in carbon fiber allows them to craft a frame with a high stiffness to weight ratio, all while maintaining the legendary ride quality that Pivot is known for. This allows you to save energy over the long haul while providing planted and predictable handling across any trail surface.

    The LES SL achieves this slimmed down profile thanks to a new carbon lay-up that uses Pivot's proven Hollow Core Molding Technology in conjunction with cutting edge raw materials to create a frame that is both lightweight and stiff, but also has perfectly-tuned compliance so you don't get too beat up when the going gets rough. While the previous LES used the Swinger II dropout system that allowed you to alternate between 29in and 27.5+ wheels as well as geared and singlespeed setups, the LES SL uses ultra-lightweight carbon dropouts that are compatible with 29in wheels only, with enough clearance for up to 2.3in tires. Pivot also made the switch to a fully integrated headset, which saves additional grams and also lowers the stack height—both good things for the discerning rider and racer. You'll also appreciate Pivot's innovative Cable Port System, which works flawlessly with any drivetrain, including electronic systems like Di2, and also makes it easy to run a dropper post if desired.

    The LES SL retains the same progressive XC geometry as its predecessor, characterized by a moderately slack head angle with longer reach figures that pair well with shorter stems, providing the kind of stability that excels over the longest races and the most technical courses, yet maintains the razor-sharp agility that makes it a short track racer's dream bike, too. Pivot felt no need to change the bike's geometry, as it has already racked up numerous wins and course records in races around the world, and is the weapon of choice for their World Cup XC, Tour Divide, and 24-hour racers whenever the course is smooth and fast. With these types of accolades, you know the geometry is already dialed.

    • The LES SL drops grams left and right to rocket to XC podiums
    • Refined carbon layup drops over 1/2lb compared to predecessor
    • Hollow Core molding yields a stiff frame with superb ride quality
    • Progressive XC geometry excels on all types of race courses
    • Carbon dropouts and integrated headset help shed grams
    • Designed to work with 100-130mm forks for an array of riding
    • Compatible with both 1x and 2x drivetrains
    • Optimized Cable Port System for hassle-free, full-length internal cable routing
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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    carbon fiber
    FOX Performance Stepcast 32
    Front Travel
    Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge
    Shimano XT SLX M7100 12-speed
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XT SGS 12-speed
    Race Face Ride
    Chainring Sizes
    Bottom Bracket
    Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
    Cassette Range
    10 - 51t
    Shimano CN-M7100, 12-speed
    Shimano SLX M7100, 2-piston
    Brake Type
    post-mount hydraulic disc
    Shimano SLX 6-bolt, 160mm
    Phoenix Race Low Rise, aluminum
    Handlebar Width
    Phoenix Team Padloc
    Phoenix Race XC/Trail
    Phoenix WTB Race Volt
    Phoenix Race Aluminum
    SUNringle Charger Comp
    SUNringle SRC
    Front Axle
    15 x 110mm Boost
    Rear Axle
    12 x 148mm Boost
    Maxxis Ikon, TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
    Tire Size
    29 x 2.2in
    not included
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    10 years on frame

    Tech Specs

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