Tested: Pivot Les 27.5
My pedaling pace slowed as the 4WD road began to switchback up a mountainside through an impressive aspen grove. Due to the gradient, I naturally lessened my clip, but I also was entranced by the deep mud holes in the road. They were filled with water from a recent snowstorm, and the last of the summer’s aspen leaves lay sprinkled in the deep puddles. With the late afternoon sunlight softening the smooth, white bark of the tall trees, the landscape looked like a painting.