Pivot Cycles LES 27.5 27.5 Hardtail

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $4299.00

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The 29er fans among us will be loathe to admit it, but 27.5-inch wheels have proven that they're not just a fad. In fact, already with a string of elite level XC victories this year, there's a strong case to be made that the mid-sized wheels are the fastest option on dirt. So if you're...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by team huffy a Racer

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2015

Strengths:    Light, incredible torsional rigidity, feels strong. accelerates like a banshee, carves curves like a knife.

Weaknesses:    As with any painted carbon frame, when you crash, they scratch.

Bottom Line:   
Mine is built up different than the bike in this review, I built it from the ground up with top shelf parts, I love this bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mtbmitch2 a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2014

Strengths:    The frame including the bottom bracket, headset cups, seatpost clamp and derailleur hanger weighs 2.76 pounds(medium size). Big plus on the lack of heft. Steep climbs require less effort than 29ers. Quick handling but also stable with the 69.25 head angle. Soaks up rocks at speed better than one would think a carbon hardtail could. Internal cable routing made easy with removable bottom plate. Direct mount front derailleur is a nice touch for a quick installation of the FD. Bike cleans up easily.

Weaknesses:    Not a weakness but would like to see the rear brake line support tabs underneath the left seat stay instead of
on top.
stock Shimano bb has lots of drag

Bottom Line:   
Bike build up right at 21.7 including a water bottle cage and gps. Pacenti tl28 rims with hope rear hub and nuke proof front hub. Race face turbine 22,32,40 and a xtr 11-36 rear. Magura mt-6 brakes. Upgraded the high drag shimano bb to an enduro bearing set up. Fox kashima cdt 100mm fork is a bit of a let down. Rave reviews by the press but not worth the money. Maybe after some massaging they will work better. Running an 80mm stem at 685 width on the bars Pedals are the carbon non ti Time atac. Fun bike to ride. Climbing hills is so much less effort than a dually 29er. Have to work the descents more but since 70% of the time is spent climbing the trade off is worth it. I do plan to get LB 35mm rims to add more air volume and comfort. Even with the 28mm rims, the bigger contact patch over the narrow rims(past 650b bike) is noticeable.
Shorter and lighter riders will enjoy the Les 275. A hardtail that accelerates fast but absorbs bumps well. Suggest to demo a 275 whether it is a Turner Flux or a Les 275, the wheel size is a good compromise.

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Favorite Trail:   most any trail in Sedona

Duration Product Used:   3 weeks

Purchased At:   The Spoke/Cyclogical

Similar Products Used:   26er hardtails
Scott Scale 30
Dean colonel and a merlin ?

Bike Setup:   more trail than xc. A hardcore weight winnie could get the Les 275 under 20 pounds for xc type of riding.
bike build pic is in the Pivot forum

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Pivot LES 27.5 Review

Due to the lack of reviews, figured I'd chime in on the Pivot LES 27.5 as I had the opportunity to demo the SLX build twice now. Going into the demo, I was already struggling with the 650b platform as I had been extremely disappointed with the Santa Cruz 5010c a few weeks earlier (know I'll catch ... Read More »

Pivot Les 27.5 and Yeti ARC Carbon!!

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pivot les 27.5

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Anyone has input on Pivot Les 27.5?

Hi, i'm highly interested in buying one of these frames. Has anyone ridden it and have feedback on how it handles as a race bike? thanks. I'm 5'4.Read More »

Pivot Les 27.5 availability

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