LES 29 Carbon Race X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike - 2018 by Pivot
If you're on the prowl for a stiff race bike that's ready to take over podiums left and right, it can be easy to nitpick the options, and while many rides have their shortcomings, we're struggling to find them on the 2018 Pivot LES 29 Carbon Race X01 Eagle Complete Mountain Bike. This ultra-stiff ride is ready for the starting line with the incredible efficiency of new-school XC geometry that attacks like a hungry lioness, and smooths out the trail ahead so you can outlast the competition on 24-hour endurance races, or outpace them on the lightning speed XC races. It carries on with the boosted axles that were introduced last year, allowing you to swap from the race-hungry 29er setup to a plush 27. 5+ setup if you're heading out for off-season shredding, or craving a plush feel for pushing out miles on the rough terrain of the Colorado Trail. The LES' geometry is a newer take on classic XC, meaning it's a bit slacker with a 69. 5-degree head tube angle, which allows you to conquer technical courses without sacrificing its nimble handling or climbing prowess. 17. 1-inch chainstays allow for agile cornering when you're negotiating switchbacks and cleaning tight sections of trail. It's equipped with a 100-millimeter FOX 32 Factory Step-Cast Fork, which keeps the geometry in-line with a race bike of this pedigree, as well as keeping overall weight down with the fork's stepped lowers. All told, the latest model is a claimed 50g lighter than the previous LES. This weight loss is largely attributed to updated carbon fiber construction, with hollow core construction featuring an internal-mandrel process, but the new Swinger II dropout system also had something to do with the weight savings, as it's lighter than the original Swinger. Lower weight may sometimes pair its self with less efficiency, however the Swinger II interface is actually stiffer, which is most likely caused by the stretched out rear hub that was updated to Boost 148mm rear axle spacing. Like its heavi...
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