Shedding grams however gaining geo. Pivot makes its lightest mountain bike, even higher.
The Arizonan model’s Les SL is now accessible as a V2. Designers and engineers at Pivot have decreased body weight on the Les SL V2 – which is wonderful, because the Les SL V1 was one of many lightest devoted XC and XCO frames.
What makes the brand new Les SL V2’s weight discount much more spectacular is the truth that it has grown in dimension, to accommodate progressive geometry traits.
Formed for higher downhill dealing with
Pivot’s Les SL V2 is an ultralight carbon hardtail. Focused at these race snakes who obsessive depend grams. The scale medium model charges at 800g. Not the lightest body at school, however actually mild sufficient to drift up double-digit share gradients.
Geometry adjustments with the brand new Les SL V2 are vital. The frames are longer and slacker, making them extra adaptable to technically difficult XCO programs.
Pivot’s product crew has steepened the seat tube angle by two levels, whereas slackening the top tube by a level. Constructed with a 100mm fork, the Les SL V2 sits at a 68.5-degree head angle. Extra telling is the rise in attain. The cockpit is now longitudinally extra roomy on a dimension giant, with a attain improve from 423- to 460mm.
All Les SL V2 body sizes characteristic equally compact 423mm chainstays, to retain agile switchback climbing and descending functionality.
No Les SL V2 singlespeed choice – for now…
Hydration is a matter for dash and marathon riders. The entrance triangle accommodates two water bottles within the, whereas having ample clearance for a instrument mount underneath the highest tube. Want to hold extra gear? There’s a set of bolt mounts underneath the down tube, too.
If you’re eager to leverage all of the descending skill of this Pivot’s improved body geometry, you’ll must supply a 27.2mm dropper put up.
The Les vary has favoured light-weight singlespeed choice, with earlier iterations that includes a horizontally sliding rear dropout configuration. That’s not accessible with the V2, however Pivot did introduce a singlespeed specification Les in 2019, to supply the ‘one-gear-no-fear’ crowd with an answer.
May there be a singlespeed model with the newest Pivot XC geometry on supply quickly? The singlespeed crowd will definitely hope so.