Wickedly Fast. Ridiculously Fun. Our line of LES hardtails has been ridden to victory in professional races around the world. The LES 27.5 is a hardtail aficionado's dream machine. Our latest addition to the LES line-up features an ultra-light chassis with BMX-like handling and the rollover advantage of bigger wheels, all in a snappy, fast-accelerating package that fits a wide range of riders. World Cup Performance for Every Size of Rider The LES 27.5 brings uncompromising performance to riders from 4'10" to 6'1". The LES 27.5 is a revelation of optimized geometry, stand-over clearance, weight, and ride tuning. By including sizes Small and Extra-Small in the range, we've got a LES model to properly fit every size rider who seeks bigger wheel performance. Size-specific carbon molds enable us to use smaller diameters and unique carbon layups to build lighter frames that maintain the same high strength in a more compact frame design. The more compact frame design of the LES 27.5 also makes it possible to build a sub-19.4lb (8.79kg) race bike—an advantage for everyone, but even more so for small riders seeking the best power to weight ratio. The New Standard in Hardtail Performance The lightweight LES 27.5 sets a new standard for stiffness and power transfer. Marshaling our proprietary hollow core, internal–mandrel process, and a custom layup incorporating new, high-modulus carbon fibers, we've created a ride-tuned hardtail that transfers your every watt into pure speed. The LES 27.5 features an oversized, box-section downtube and bottom bracket area, stiffness-enhancing Boost 110 and 148 front and rear spacing, as well as meticulously engineered seat and chainstays. Out on the course, those features add up to amazing power transfer, razor-sharp handling, and a surprisingly forgiving ride quality that staves off fatigue and saves you energy on even the longest courses.
The Racer's Edge 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 low weight that transforms every last watt of output into a race-winning performance. 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. 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, and 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.
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