Pivot has just announced a new addition to their LES hardtail line, the LES 27.5. Previously the LES was only available with 29″ wheels, 27.5+, or 29+ and full-fat on the LES Fat. Now, you can get this lightweight race whip with the smaller wheel size.
The lightweight, carbon LES 27.5 exceeds previous standards for stiffness and power transfer. This new design incorporates Boost 110mm front and 148mm rear dropout spacing enabling riders to take advantage of wider hub spacing for stiffer wheels and the most precise handling and rider input. “Our LES 29 is a World Cup winner, with a recent victory in the first 2017 Men’s Eliminator event. The new LES 27.5 shares the LES 29’s carbon frame features and shaping but has the super nimble handling of 27.5” wheels and really short chainstays, giving it an entirely different personality” said Pivot President/CEO, Chris Cocalis, “ it’s a fun bike that really rips through berms and technical sections.”
The LES 27.5 is available in sizes from extra small (XS) to large (L). Size XS easily fits a large waterbottle inside the frame’s main triangle. “With this design, we are able to fit riders all the way down to 4’10”, meaning that almost anyone can have a world class race bike. “said Cocalis. “We support a lot of professional female racers across every discipline. Our top XC racer, Chloe Woodruff, is just 5’1”, and making a bike that can take her to the front of the pack is a huge priority for us. She has been racing and winning on the prototype for almost a year in both World Cups and in National XC and short track events.”
For more details, be sure to watch the video above, and visit Pivot’s website.