Bike Profile: Pivot LES 29er Mountain Bike

The Pivot LES 29 is my do-it-all mountain bike. It is stiff and fast enough to race XC; yet capable enough to take to the mountains. Set up with a 1x10 drivetrain, tubeless alloy wheels, and a mixture of carbon and alloy finishing kit; it is a reliable, light and fast machine!

If my Eastway Emitter has a certain Italian finish to it, then the Pivot LES 29 has a definite British (or rather Lancastrian) vibe. It features wheels, brakes, headset, cranks and grips from Hope Technology; a brand that I am a huge fan of, for their no-nonsense, durable and reliable approach to components.

Meet LES...


Bike Specifications:



The Pivot LES 29 is a lightweight, but durable build


The 1x10 drivetrain offers simple, effective gearing


There is a definite British theme - with lots of Hope Technology products


Hope Technology Crankset and Look S-Track Pedals


The Hope Tech 3 X2 Disc Brakes are incredible stoppers


Hope Technology Floating Saw Rotors, fitted to Hope Hoops wheels


The RockShox Reba fork uses a 20mm front axle, for added stiffness


Beautiful machining on this Hope X2 Caliper


Tyre choice up front - The Vittoria Peyote


Tyre choice out back - The Vittoria Barzo


An Italian saddle-seatbag combo - The Scicon Hipo and fi'zi:k Tundra


Finishing touches - like these Lizard Skins Carbon Leather patches to protect the top tube in case the bars swing round in a crash



Critical Measurements:

  • A. Effective top tube: 620mm
  • B. Stem length: 85mm
  • C. Saddle tip to bar: 560mm
  • D. Saddle tip to brake hood: n/a
  • E. Saddle to floor: 1050mm
  • F: Bar to floor: 1000mm
  • G: Saddle height: 780mm
  • H: Saddle setback: 20mm
  • I: Saddle length: 290mm
  • J: Saddle offset: 0mm
  • K: Crank length: 175mm
  • Bar width: 750mm



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