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LES SL

A Race Bike Bullet Train

Rip through the field with dominance usually reserved for fighter jets and bullet trains. The LES SL’s modern, progressive geometry and innovative carbon science provides the ideal vertical compliance and liveliness to launch you at the starting line and propel you late in the race.

Rear Travel - Hardtail
Hardtail

Rear Travel

Wheel Size - 29"
29"

Wheel Size

Material - Carbon
Carbon

Material

DOMINANT SPEED

Rip through the field with dominance usually reserved for fighter jets and bullet trains. The LES SL’s modern, progressive geometry and innovative carbon science provides the ideal vertical compliance and liveliness to launch you at the starting line and propel you late in the race.

LESS IS MORE

The LES is more of everything you want and need in an ultra-lightweight hardtail: performance, compliance and speed. Designed to achieve one of the lightest production hardtail frames in the world at just over 800 grams for a medium; the LES SL’s featherlight status is the result of years of research. In that regard, the LES is also less: less weight, less resistance, fewer unnecessary grams.

The Fastest Hardtail We’ve Ever Built

The new LES SL’s geometry features longer reaches and a slacker head angle, leading the pack in a new era of racing hardtails; one that brings a heightened level of capability and aggression to the XC category.

There is no place to hide with a hardtail – the simplest machines are often the most elegant and most challenging to design. Taking this bike to the next level required an extra measure of commitment from our team, and they really nailed not only the weight, but also the performance.

Build your LES SL

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

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Kit
XTR Team
XT Pro
XT Race
Starting Price
$12,999.00
$9,999.00
$7,999.00
Frame
LES SL
LES SL
LES SL
Material
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
Wheel Size
29"
29"
29"
Rear Shock
-
-
-
Fork
ox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset, FIT4 - 100mm
Fox Factory Stepcast 32 29" w/ Remote, 44mm offset, FIT4 - 100mm
Fox Performance Stepcast 32 29", 44mm offset, GRIP - 100mm
Headset
Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge
Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge
Pivot Precision Sealed Integrated Cartridge
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed
Shimano XTR M9100 SGS 12-Speed
Shimano XT M8100 SGS 12-Speed
Shifter
Shimano XTR M9100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
Shimano XT M8100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
Shimano SLX M7100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
Brakes
Shimano XTR M9100 2-piston
Shimano XT M8100 2-piston
Shimano SLX M7100 2-piston
Crankset
Race Face Next SL 34t
Race Face Æffect R 34t
Race Face Ride 32t
Handlebar
Phoenix Team Flat Carbon - 760mm
Phoenix Team Flat Carbon - 760mm
Phoenix Race Low Rise Aluminum - 780mm
Grips
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Phoenix Factory Lock-On
Stem
Phoenix Team XC/Trail
Phoenix Team XC/Trail
Phoenix Team XC/Trail
Seatpost
Phoenix Team Carbon
Phoenix Team Carbon
Phoenix Race Aluminum
Saddle
Phoenix WTB Team Volt (Narrow Width)
Phoenix WTB Pro Volt (Narrow Width)
Phoenix WTB Race Volt (Narrow Width)
Cassette
-
-
-
Wheels
Reynolds Blacklabel 309/289 XC w/ Industry Nine Hydra hub 30mm F 28mm R - 29" 15x110 F/12x148 R
DT Swiss XR1700 w/350 hub 36t Star Ratchet 25mm - 29" 15x110 F/12x148 R
DT Swiss X1900 w/ DT Swiss 370 hub, 25mm - 29" 15x110 F/12x148 R
Tires
Maxxis Rekon Race 29" x 2.4" TR, EXO, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ardent Race 29" x 2.2" TR, EXO, 120 TPI
Maxxis Ardent Race 29" x 2.2" TR, EXO, 120 TPI
Rotors
Shimano XTR CenterLock - 160mm
Shimano XT CenterLock - 160mm
Galfer Wave 6-bolt - 160mm
Chain
Shimano CN-M9100 12-Speed
Shimano CN-M8100 12-Speed
Shimano CN-M7100 12-Speed

Geometry & Sizing

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

 LES SL Geometry & Sizing
Extra SmallXS
SmallSM
MediumMD
LargeLG
Extra LargeXL
ASeat Tube Length (C-T)
35.5 cm
39.5 cm
42.0 cm
47.0 cm
51.0 cm
BTop Tube Length
56.5 cm
59.2 cm
62.0cm
63.8 cm
66.8 cm
CHead Tube Length
8.5 cm
9.0 cm
10.0 cm
11.0 cm
13.0 cm
DHead Tube Angle
68
68.5°
68.5°
68.5°
68.5°
ESeat Tube Angle
75°
74.5°
74.5°
74.5°
74.5°
FChain Stay Length
42.9 cm
42.9 cm
42.9 cm
42.9 cm
42.9 cm
GBottom Bracket Height
31.0 cm
31.0 cm
31.0 cm
31.0 cm
31.0 cm
HBottom Bracket Drop
6.4 cm
6.4 cm
6.4 cm
6.4 cm
6.4 cm
IStandover Height
6.2 cm
6.4 cm
6.6 cm
6.7 cm
6.7 cm
JWheelbase
108.6 cm
110.3 cm
113.2 cm
115.0 cm
118.3 cm
Stack
59.4 cm
60.1 cm
60.1 cm
62.0 cm
63.8 cm
Reach
40.0 cm
42.0 cm
44.5 cm
46.0 cm
48.5 cm

Engineer's Corner

Get everything you need to know about the LES SL.

  • Ultra-Featherlight Hollow Core Carbon Frame (800g)
  • Best-in-Class Stiffness to Weight Ratios
  • Lightweight Integrated Headset
  • New-school hardtail racing geometry
  • Low Standover Fits Riders 4’10” to 6’ 7”
  • Internal Routing with Pivot Cable Port System
  • Pivot Dock Tool System Compatible, Under the Top Tube and Bottom Bracket
  • Featuring the easy to find UDH rear derailleur hanger for peace of mind when traveling
What is the size of the seatpost?
27.2mm
Can you set up the LES SL as a single speed?
The new LES SL does not use our Swinger adjustable dropouts so there is no adjusment built into the frames for easy chain tensioning. That said, If you want to set up the LES SL as a single speed, you will need an independent chain tensioner that attaches to the derailleur hanger in place of the derailleur.
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:
XS: 4'10" – 5’5” (147cm - 165cm)
Small: 5'3" – 5’8” (160cm - 172cm)
Medium: 5'5” – 5’11” (165cm - 180cm)
Large: 5’10”– 6’1” (178cm - 185cm)
X-Large: 6'1" (185cm )
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 seat clamp?
28.6mm
What is the seat tube insertion depth on the LES SL?
XS- 230mm
S - 240mm
M - 260mm
L - 300mm
XL - 390mm
*Please check seat post measurements carefully before installing the post.
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.
How wide of a tire and what size wheels can I run on the LES SL?
29” x 2.4 WT XC Specific tires is the widest on a 28-30mm rim.
What wheel sizes are compatible?
The LES SL is only compatible with 29” wheels
What kind of rear derailleur hanger does the Les SL use?
The Les SL uses the new Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) standard developed by SRAM. This derailleur hanger is compatible with all derailleurs on the market – not just SRAM. We spec this hanger because it has some clever derailleur saving features and is more likely to be found at any shop and are also available in our webstore.
What rear axle does the Les SL use?
The Les SL uses an axle for 148mm rear spacing designed for the new Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) standard. The rear axle supplied with the frame is a Pivot specific design using a 12mm X 1.0mm thread pitch. SRAM also makes compatible 148mm UDH axles. Pivot 148mm UDH compatible axles can be found in our webstore.
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.
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?
38t
Can I install a front derailleur on the LES SL?
No, the LES SL is designed to be 1x only.
What travel fork can I use on my LES SL?
The LES SL was designed for 100mm to 120mm fork travel. 120mm is the maximum travel length to be used on the LES SL. We use the 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?
44mm
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
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 under the "Tech Specs" tab in the small parts schematic.
How much does it weigh?
A size medium LES SL frame weighs just 1.7 lbs (800 grams). The complete Team XTR build weighs 19.8 lbs (9 kg.) 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 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.