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On the right course, nothing is faster than a hardtail, and nothing delivers the stiffness to weight ratio and raw speed as a Pivot LES SL. The LES SL is engineered to the Nth degree to deliver the kind of handling, extreme power transfer and weight that transforms every last watt of output into a race-winning performance.

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KIT Pro XO1 Pro XT/XTR 12 Speed Team XX1 AXS Team XX1 Team XTR Race XO1 Race XT 12-Speed Team Frame Kit Team Frame
PRICE $5,599.00 $4,999.00 $8,199.00 $7,699.00 $7,199.00 $4,299.00 $3,999.00 $3,099.00 $2,099.00
FRAME LES SL LES SL LES SL LES SL LES SL LES SL LES SL LES SL LES SL
MATERIAL Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon Carbon
WHEEL SIZE 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
FORK Fox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset - 100mm Fox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset - 100mm Fox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset - 100mm Fox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset - 100mm Fox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset - 100mm Fox Performance Stepcast 32 29", 44mm offset - 100mm Fox Performance Stepcast 32 29", 44mm offset - 100mm Fox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset - 100mm
HEADSET Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge
REAR DER Sram XO1 12-Speed Shimano XTR GS 12-Speed Sram XX1 Eagle AXS Sram XX1 12-Speed Shimano XTR GS 12-Speed Sram XO1 12-Speed Shimano XT SGS 12-Speed
SHIFTER Sram XO1 12-Speed Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed Sram XX1 Eagle AXS Sram XX1 12-Speed Shimano XTR M9100 ISPEC 12-Speed Sram GX1 12-Speed Shimano SLX M7100 12-Speed
BRAKES Sram Level TLM Shimano XT M8100 2-Piston SRAM LEVEL Ultimate SRAM LEVEL Ultimate Shimano XTR M9100 2-Piston Sram Level TL Shimano SLX M7100 2-piston
CRANKSET Sram XO1 Eagle DUB 32T Race Face Aeffect 34t Sram XX1 Eagle DUB SL 32T Sram XX1 Eagle DUB SL 32T Race Face Next SL 34T Sram GX Eagle DUB 32T Race Face Ride 32T
HANDLEBAR Phoenix Team Flat Carbon - 760mm Phoenix Team Flat Carbon - 760mm Phoenix Team Flat Carbon - 760mm Phoenix Team Flat Carbon - 760mm Phoenix Team Flat Carbon - 760mm Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum - 750mm Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum - 750mm
GRIPS Phoenix Team Padloc Phoenix Team Padloc Phoenix Team Padloc Phoenix Team Padloc Phoenix Team Padloc Phoenix Team Padloc Phoenix Team Padloc
STEM Phoenix Team XC/Trail Phoenix Team XC/Trail Phoenix Team XC/Trail Phoenix Team XC/Trail Phoenix Team XC/Trail Phoenix Race XC/Trail Phoenix Race XC/Trail
SEATPOST Phoenix Pro Carbon Phoenix Pro Carbon Phoenix Team Carbon Phoenix Team Carbon Phoenix Team Carbon Phoenix Race Aluminum Phoenix Race Aluminum
SADDLE Phoenix WTB Pro Volt Phoenix WTB Pro Volt Phoenix WTB Team Volt Phoenix WTB Team Volt Phoenix WTB Team Volt Phoenix WTB Race Volt Phoenix WTB Race Volt
CASSETTE Sram XG-1275 10-50T Shimano XT M8100 10-51t Sram XX1 XG-1299 10-50T Sram XX1 XG-1299 10-50T Shimano XTR M9100 10-51T Sram XG-1275 10-50T Shimano SLX M7100 10-51T
WHEELS DT Swiss M1700 w/ DT Swiss 350 hub & 36T Star Ratchet 25mm - 29" DT Swiss M1700 w/ DT Swiss 350 hub & 36T Star Ratchet 25mm - 29" DT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE w/ 36t star ratchet, 25mm - 29" DT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE w/ 36t star ratchet, 25mm - 29" DT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE w/ 36t star ratchet, 25mm - 29" SUNringlé Charger Comp w/ SUNringlé SRC hub, 27mm - 29" SUNringlé Charger Comp w/ SUNringlé SRC hub, 27mm - 29"
WHEEL UPGRADES DT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE w/ 36t star ratchet, 25mm - 29" DT Swiss XRC 1200 SPLINE w/ 36t star ratchet, 25mm - 29"
TIRES Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ikon 29" x 2.2" TR, 3C, EXO, MAXXSPEED, 120 TPI
ROTOR Sram Centerline CenterLock - 160mm
Sram Centerline CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XT CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XT CenterLock - 160mm
Sram CenterLine CenterLock - 160mm
Sram CenterLine CenterLock - 160mm
Sram CenterLine CenterLock - 160mm
Sram CenterLine CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XTR CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XTR CenterLock - 160mm
Sram Centerline 6 Bolt - 160mm
Sram Centerline 6 Bolt - 160mm
Shimano SLX 6-bolt - 160mm
Shimano SLX 6-bolt - 160mm
CHAIN Sram XO1 12-Speed Shimano CN-M8100 12-Speed Sram XX1 12-Speed Sram XX1 12-Speed Shimano CN-M9100 12-Speed Sram GX1 12-Speed Shimano CN-M7100 12-Speed


Values in:

Geometry

 
                    
  
SM
MD
LG
XL
A
Seat Tube Length (C-T)
16.00 in
17.75 in
19.00 in
21.00 in
B
Top Tube Length
22.90 in
23.90 in
24.50 in
25.50 in
C
Head Tube Length
3.85 in
4.00 in
4.45 in
5.50 in
D
Head Tube Angle
69.30°
69.50°
69.50°
70.00°
E
Seat Tube Angle (Eff.)
73.00°
72.50°
72.50°
72.50°
F
Chain Stay Length
17.10 in
17.10 in
17.10 in
17.10 in
G
Bottom Bracket Height
12.10 in
12.10 in
12.10 in
12.10 in
H
Standover Height
28.50 in
29.20 in
29.60 in
29.70 in
I
Wheelbase
42.58 in
43.27 in
43.90 in
44.74 in
Stack
23.96 in
24.13 in
24.83 in
25.64 in
Reach
15.57 in
16.29 in
16.66 in
17.43 in

Super-light, ride-tuned, carbon frame

Frame weight (size medium) is 2.3 lbs (1045 grams)

Ultra-lightweight carbon dropouts

Integrated headset for a lighter frame and lighter overall system weight

New-school hardtail racing geometry

Optimized Pivot Cable Port System for hassle-free, full-length, internal cable routing

1x, 2x compatible

LES SL DETAILS

A NEW PARADIGM IN HARDTAIL PERFORMANCE.

A tenth of a second gained here, a hundredth there, over and over across the length of an hour and a half long cross country race really add up at the finish line. The LES SL is up to three-quarters of a pound (that’s 300 grams!) lighter than it’s already svelte predecessor making it a racer’s dream that can turn seconds saved into minutes - all while retaining the quality and handling that has pushed Pivot athletes to cross country race wins at the elite level across the world. With new carbon dropouts, an integrated headset and new layup schedule utilizing Hollow Core Molding Technology and cutting edge carbon materials, the LES SL is by far the lightest hardtail we’ve ever built. Pivot’s race-winning hardtail legacy takes a quantum leap forward with a lighter, faster and sharper-edged tool with only one goal in mind: getting from point A to point B as fast as possible.

LIGHT, BALANCED, BUT ABOVE ALL, EYE WATERING FAST

An ultralight hardtail with the rigidity of a wet noodle and unrealistic weight limits might look good on a scale, but they don’t perform under high wattage producing athletes out on the race course. Incredibly light at 2.3 lbs (1045 grams), the LES SL offers best in class stiffness to weight ratio and power transfer with laser-focused yet predictable handling. Our engineers managed to cut those grams while retaining that legendary Pivot ride quality and compliance that the LES line is known for – the kind that saves energy over the long haul and keeps the bike planted and predictable over all surfaces. The LES SL is the perfect hardtail trifecta of lightweight, stiffness and ride quality that lets racers excel at the highest levels.

PROGRESSIVE XC GEOMETRY

When a bike racks up wins and course records in races around the world and is the weapon of choice for our World Cup XC, Tour Divide, 24-Hour racers every time the course is smooth and fast, you know that geometry is dialed. That’s why the LES SL retains the same great fit and handling that has made the LES a favorite with our elite racers across multiple disciplines. New school cross country race geometry relies on slacker head angles, shorter stems and longer reaches for the kind of stability that excels over the longest races and technical World Cup race courses with razor-sharp agility that makes it a short track racer’s advantage.

OPTIMIZED CABLE PORT SYSTEM

An optimized layout of Pivot’s innovative Cable Port System on the LES SL means perfectly clean, rattle free cable routing every time. Not only is it incredibly easy to service and route but it’s compatible with all drivetrain types and dropper posts that are quickly becoming all the rage with cross country racers.

FAQS

Which size bike should I purchase?

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” (165cm - 175cm)

Medium: 5'9” – 5’11” (175cm - 180cm)

Large: 5’11”– 6’3” (180cm - 190.5cm)

X-Large: 6'3" + (190.5cm +)

Can I use a dropper post with this frame?

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

What dropper post length should I use?

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

What is the size of the seatpost?

30.9mm

What is the size of the seat clamp?

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

What is the hub/wheel spacing?

The LES SL 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.

Can you set up the LES SL as a single speed?

No, not easily. If you see a single speed setup in your future check out the LES with its Swinger II dropouts. The system fully adjustable for single speed use or to simply adjust the chainstay length for increased tire and mud clearance.

How wide of a tire and what size wheels can I run on the LES SL?

We recommend tires up to 2.3” wide with (up to) 28mm maximum inner width rims on 29” wheels for the LES SL. 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

What wheel sizes are compatible?

The LES SL is compatible with 29” wheels

What is the thread pitch on the rear axle?

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

What cranks will the LES SL accept?

The LES SL 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 (approximately) a 52mm chainline. 

Can I use a non-Boost crankset?

You can use non-Boost: Race Face Next SL 1x cranks, Shimano XT and XTR 11 speed 1x11 cranks (with 30t or 32t), and Shimano XT 11 and XTR 11 speed 2x11 cranks (with 24t/34t or 26t/36t). There may be other 2x non-Boost cranksets available that will work, though 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 into the small ring – the front derailleur mount has been shifted outwards to accommodate the Boost design.

What bottom bracket will work with my bike?

The LES SL uses a Pressfit BB92 (PF92) bottom bracket.  All major crank manufacturers and many aftermarket companies make PF92 bottom brackets.  However, if you are running a crank with a 30mm diameter spindle (like Race face) we highly recommend using a bottom bracket with a double row bearing design such as our Pivot Enduro BB.   

What is the narrowest Q-Factor crank I can run?

163mm

What is the maximum size chain ring I can run?

36t (for 1x)

What front derailleur is compatible with the LES SL frame?

An e-type side-swing style front derailleur - Shimano produces the e-type side-swing front derailleur in:

- Deore & SLX for 10-speed drivetrains

- XT & XTR for 11-speed drivetrains

- SLX, XT & XTR for 12-speed drivetrains

What travel fork can I use on my LES SL?

The LES SL was designed for 100mm to 130mm fork travel. 130mm is the maximum travel length to be used on the LES SL. 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. 

What is the fork offset on the LES SL?

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

What headset do I need for the LES SL?

For the LES SL, we use an integrated style headset. The upper bearing measures 1-1/8" with 45°/45° ACB & has an OD of 41.8mm. The lower bearing measures 1-1/2" with 45°/45° ACB & has an OD of 51.9mm.

What is the largest rotor I can fit?

180mm

Do I need a rear brake adapter?

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.

What are the torque specs?

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

How much does it weigh?

A size medium LES SL frame weighs just 2.3 lbs (1045 grams). 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.