Video: 2019 Pivot LES Fat video

Eddie Masters showing the world what's up with fat bikes


The LES Fat is back in a big way with new 27.5” Fat bike wheel and tire spec along with a Manitou Mastodon suspension fork option making it the highest performing fat bike in the world. Under the new Ice Blue paint job lies the most versatile fat bike frame ever developed with its low Q-Factor and massive tire clearance.

Pivot Les Fat

Pivot’s LES Fat innovative frame design enables the use of almost any imaginable tire and wheel combination currently on the market. Pivot’s Patented Swinger II dropouts move up as they move back to simultaneously account for the increase in tire diameter and ride height. By combining the rear dropouts adjustments with multiple lower headset cup options, the LES Fat works with everything from traditional 29”x2.4-2.8” trail tires on dirt to the highest volume 5” wide fat bike tires for the softest conditions making it a true four season fat bike.

PivotPhoto: Catherine Fegan-Kim

Pivot’s 27.5” Fat build features Maxxis Minion 3.8” tires mounted on 80mm wide rims for the ultimate in soft surface performance. The shorter sidewall height of 27.5 Fat tires offers improved cornering feel, less weight and the benefits of improved roll-over and momentum carrying characteristics that come with larger diameter wheels.

PivotPhoto: Catherine Fegan-Kim

Pivot also offers the LES Fat with a 27.5+ wheel build option (or as a second wheelset) featuring 50mm wide rims and 3.0” wide Maxxis Chronicle tires. This combination is perfect for the rider looking for a nimble and versatile four-season rig.

Pivot Les Fat

The Manitou’s Mastodon fork option provides best in class fat bike suspension for riders who push the edge of fat bike performance and year-round use. The LES Fat frame is features internal dropper post routing as well.

Pivot Les Fat

Pricing, Specifications, and Availability:
The LES Fat is available in one color option – Ice Blue with Steel Blue highlights. Complete bikes are offered with a Pro XT/XTR build, rigid or Manitou Mastodon fork options and 27.5+ X 3.0” or 27.5” X 3.8” Fat Bike tires with a retail price ranging from $3,999 to $4,250 USD.

Framesets retail at $2,499 USD and come equipped with a rigid fork. The LES Fat is available now, in all sizes, at key Pivot dealers worldwide.

Pivot Les Fat

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  • C. says:

    What a stupid name for a bike company. Like naming your company ‘bearing’, or ‘grease fitting’. I’d never buy one for this reason alone. Of all the idea’s that exist in infinite potential to settle on such a weak sounding, uninteresting if not wholly boring and bland company name it is truly baffling. Now ‘Yeti’ or ‘Evil’…that is the right type of approach. Screw pivot.

    • myke says:

      huh, your comment doesn’t make sense at all!

    • bcbikeman says:

      Wow, those are strong words. I have a much different opinion, after watching this company and this brand grow over the past number of years. The owner of Pivot Cycles has personally driven the quality of the product and the brand – he even personally responded to my email feedback several years ago. A local bike shop, just down the road from my home on Vancouver Island carries Pivot bikes, and I have tested the Switchblade, Firebird, Firebird 29 and Trail 429 – they are amazing bikes! I guess names and brands evoke different emotional responses from different potential customers….

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