The new Pivot LES Fat is the most versatile Fatbike we’ve encountered. Not using any existing Fatbike designs currently available, they built a newly patented Swinger dropout system that enables riders to quickly and easily change both chainstay length and bottom bracket height. The bike can accommodate 4- and 5-inch wide tires as well as 27.5- and 29-inch wheel sizes. All the while keeping the geometry on point with correct BB height and CS length for each wheel size. Impressive.
By lowering the bottom bracket, the LES Fat maintains ideal geometry via the indexed adjustment arc of the dropouts. Shorter length makes the bike easier to handle and longer adds more tire clearance and stability for heavy loads and rough terrain. Included with the frameset and complete bike are two headset cup options (Zero Stack and 18mm), for perfectly balanced front-end geo.
The full carbon frame features Pivot’s high quality materials, and their proprietary hollow-core, internal-molding process. This enabled them to create an ultra-lightweight frame that features a slim top tube and seatstay profiles, as well as the largest downtube in the category. Power transfer and vertical compliance should be on point with the 132mm Press Fit BB.
The frame includes a Pivot-design taper-steerer carbon fork with 150mm dropout spacing and is also RockShox Bluto compatible – one wheelset will work with both fork options. The frame is also ready for 2x, 1x and SS gearing and the rear spacing is a generous 197mm. It also features internal cable routing with easy access ports and interchangeable covers, rear rack mounts, internal dropper post routing and 3 water bottle mounts.
Learn more at Pivot Cycles.