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The redesigned Pivot LES-SL is the latest addition to the Arizona-based manufacturer’s hardtail lineup. This new LES-SL is now one of the lightest production hardtail frames in the world. At just over 800 grams for a medium, Pivot shaved 300 grams off its predecessor. While this bike will no doubt be popular with XC racers, it also looks like a good option for endurance riders and lightweight-focused bikepackers. The new LES-SL is available in two colors, Black Sunset and Blue Ribbon, and can be purchased in six different complete bike configurations with additional carbon wheel options priced from USD $4,999 to $9,799. Available now, in sizes XS through XL, at key Pivot dealers worldwide.
- Tire clearance for the latest generation of 2.4” wide trail XC race tires
- Spec’d with 28-30mm inner width carbon wheels on “team” builds
- Frame features 3 bottle mounts
- Two additional mounts for Pivot tool doc system
- Dropper compatible frame with a 27.2mm seatpost
- Pivot Cable Port System for easy, and secure cable routing
- Universal Derailleur Hanger integration
- A complete LES SL XTR Team build (medium) weighs approximately 20lbs
See more at Pivot
Last year, we reviewed some prototype Buckhorn Bags Panniers and John really liked these minimal, yet stylish options for those not wanting to cram your stuff into a saddle bag. Sam from Buckhorn just opened up a pre-order, so roll on over to snag a pair if you’re interested and if you’re on the fence still, read John’s review in our archives.
The heroes of paint design and application at Black Magic Paint have a run of these limited editions, custom painted OPEN WI.DE. bikes for sale on their webshop. At $8,499.99, the complete bikes might be a bit much for some of us to stomach, so they’re offering up custom-painted frames as well for $3,600. See the full spec breakdown at Black Magic Paint.
“For to Pedal” is a short, animated narrative about an overnight bikepacking trip. The two person team at Cafe to Nowhere believes in slowing down and appreciating life’s simple pleasures and, as two cyclists, they can’t think of a better way than this. Enjoy!
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What would you build in your backyard?
Stuff we see on the ‘net that causes pause…
Photo by @Jarrod_From_Hope
The open road in the American West is the subject of many great photos, including this one!
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