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LES V2

When Every Second Counts

In a sport where success is measured in half seconds, racers are looking for every possible advantage …and that’s exactly what the Pivot LES provides. The LES combines incredible efficiency with the smoothness and trail tuning that the world’s best athletes need to outlast and outpace the competition.

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Quality Craftsmanship

We strive to build the best-performing cycling products in the world.

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Geometry & Sizing

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Engineer's Corner

Get everything you need to know about the bikename.

Ultra-light, ride-tuned, carbon frame

Frame weight (including dropouts, size medium) is 2.8 lbs (1290 grams)

29” and 27.5+ wheelsize compatibility

New-school hardtail racing geometry

Adjustable chainstay length

Hassle-free, full-length, internal cable routing - fully Di2 compatible

1x, 2x and singlespeed compatible

Fits riders between 5'4" and 6'7"

10-year warranty

To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. However, we can provide a rough guideline: 

 

Small: 5'5" – 5’9”

Medium: 5'9” – 5’11”

Large: 5’11”– 6’3”

X-Large: 6'3" +

Yes, internally routed dropper posts are compatible with the LES.

Variables in frame size, discrepancies in scale calibrations, and method of weighing (with or without pedals and such) all lead to inaccurate comparisons, so we choose not to publish our bike weights. Pivot bicycles are among the lightest available, but the weight is only one of many factors that make a great bicycle. Other aspects such as frame stiffness, strength, durability, and ride quality are just as important as weight to our engineers when designing our Hollow Core Carbon and aluminum frames. Instead of comparing grams online, we suggest you visit your local Pivot dealer and see our attention to detail, smart, high value spec, and class leading features. Bring a scale if you’d like, but take just one demo ride and you’ll feel why Pivot Cycles are the most well-rounded, highest performing bicycles on the market and in many cases, yes, it’s the lightest as well.

There are limitations that each dropper post have for each frame size based on the rider’s saddle height, so it is important to check fit before choosing the travel and model of dropper post for your LES. Use the Dropper Fit Guide under the Tech Specs section to help identify the right post length.

The LES uses Boost 148mm x 12mm hub/wheel spacing. This hub design has wider flanges, so you cannot change the end caps to convert an existing 135mm, 142mm, 150mm, or 157mm hub.

Yes, the Swinger II dropout system makes it easy to switch between geared and single speed set ups. The LES comes spec’d with alloy hardware and is set at a fixed location. The Swinger II adjustable hardware kit includes everything you need to make the system fully adjustable for single speed use or to simply adjust the chainstay length for increased tire and mud clearance.

On 29” wheels we recommend tires up to 2.3” with (up to) 28mm maximum inner width rims.

For 27.5"+ wheels you can use tires up to 2.8” with (up to) 40mm maximum inner width rims.

Rim width and tire manufacture sizing call outs and tire inconsistency can result in huge difference among both tire brands and individual tires. We suggest you check the fit with your chosen rim and tire combination to make sure it has proper clearance before riding

The LES is compatible with both 29” and 27.5”+ wheels.

Pivot uses a 1.5 thread pitch on the rear thru axle.

The LES will accept all cranks designed for the BOOST system and compatible with a Press Fit 92mm bottom bracket. BOOST system means that the rear hub spacing is 148mm and the chain-rings have been shifted out approximately 3mm from where a tradition crank designed for a 142mm rear hub would be so that the chainrings will line up properly with the new position of the cassette on the 148mm rear hub.

You can use non-Boost:

Race Face Next SL 1x cranks

Shimano XT and XTR 1x11 cranks (with 30t or 32t)

Shimano XT and XTR 2x11 cranks (with 24t/34t or 26t/36t)

There may be other 2x non-Boost cranksets available that will work, thought it will depend on the chainline and chainring size. If the chainline is not out far enough, the front derailleur clearance may be tight when shifting in to the small ring – the front derailleur mount has been shifted outwards to accommodate the Boost design.

30.9mm

34.9mm (or 35mm as some manufacturers call it)

An e-type side-swing style front derailleur - Shimano produces the e-type side-swing front derailleur in Deore & SLX for 10-speed drivetrains and XT & XTR for 11-speed drivetrains.

All cranks designed for the Boost system and use a Pressfit BB92 bottom bracket will work on your LES.

163mm

36t

The LES was designed for 100mm to 130mm fork travel. 130mm is the maximum travel length to be used on the LES. We use the new FOX 32 Step Cast 100mm fork in all our complete bike builds. This fork is a 29” race specific fork designed for 29” wheels with up to 2.3” tires and is NOT compatible with 27.5+ tires. If you are planning on using 27.5+ tires on your LES, we offer a FOX 34 X 120mm fork option that will allow clearance for 27.5+ tires up to 3” as will as 29” wheels with clearance for up to 2.4” tires.

The Fox 32 100mm Stepcast we spec on all the standard builds has a 44mm offset.

The Fox 34 120mm fork we spec on the 27.5”+ builds have a 51mm offset.

Zero stack (ZS) 44mm top and ZS 56mm bottom (or a Chris King Inset 2)

180mm

No rear brake adapter is needed for a 160mm rotor. If you would like to put a 180mm rotor on, you will need a direct mount post-to-post adapter.

A detailed PDF of the torque specs can be found in the Tech Specs section.