Pivot Les 29er SLX/XT 2014 -
If youre looking for the fastest way to get from point A to point B, the Les 29er is your ride. There are days when the race just demands something a little (or a lot) more rigid. Pivot know that weight matters and that the pursuit of the win is often based on having the lightest, fastest machine possible. With a look and ride like no other, the LES is designed to turn heads on the trail and on the podium.
The Les 29er comes packed with top-end performance products which deliver outstanding reliability regardless of weather and off-road conditions. Firstly you have a mix of Shimano XT/SLX components fitted throughout this fast carbon hardtail. The direct mount front derailleur makes for a stiffer connection and results in faster front shifting (this design also results in weight reduction and a clean look when the bike is run with either a single front ring or in single speed mode). The shifting delivers crisp and precise gear movement and is centred around the Shimano (M625) double 38/24, 10 speed chainset. Take on the climbs, whiz down the descents and power along the trail - with this set-up you can.
Shimano Deore is featured as regards the braking. Powerful stopping power is available at your fingertips with the pads clamping around a set of Mavic Crossride 29er wheels (tubeless ready), which have a set of Kenda Slant 6 2.2 tyres wrapped around them. The 29" wheel has established itself as the most popular MTB wheel size for good reason. The benefits are simple to understand. A bigger wheel rolls over bumps better than a smaller wheel: this increases control, builds confidence, maintains momentum and makes you faster. The big wheels also provide extra traction in corners and off cambers as more rubber is in touch with the ground.
Then you have a pair of Fox 32 CTD OC 100mm travel forks which can handle the punishment as they soak up all front-end hits. Also, FSA are featured front-end to with their Comet riser bars (740mm in length). These inturn come fitted with a pair of Pivot's lock-on grips and also a FSA stem. The seatpost matches the bars and stem (XC255) and features a Pivot WTB Volt Race saddle perched on top.
The Frame Features:
The LES features well thought out internal cable routing that protects the cables from contamination while also being very user serviceable and easy to route which is something that cannot be said for most internal routed designs.
Pivots exclusive hollow box, high-compression internal molding technology allows for greater compaction and smoother internal walls resulting in a lighter, stronger, highly optimized, ride tuned frame design. This technology allows the frame to be extremely lightweight while also having a balanced feel with a great combination of stiffness and ride quality.
The LES features extremely short 17.1 chainstays. This in 26 wheel territory and matches the shortest chainstay lengths out there so riders have a tight handling, responsive bike along with the benefits of 29 wheels. The real magic in the LES design is that they clear some of the biggest 29er tyres in the market. Go ahead and run your 2.3s or even WTBs Weirwolf 2.5. The LES has ample clearance.
The LES geared dropouts (included with every frame) are full molded hi-mod carbon fibre featuring a 142 X 12mm through axle, post style disc brake mounts and a replaceable derailleur hanger. These cleanly integrate into the frame giving little hint that the dropouts are removable.
The 92m wide pressfit BB allows Pivot to run a wider down tube and chainstay/bottom bracket junction. This increases BB stiffness and front-end torsional stiffness allowing the rider to get the power down more efficiently.
For those wanting to go fast with gears (or without), the new Pivot LES offers you the ultimate ultra-lightweight, go fast tool in a high performance race package. Each one is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition.
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