Pivot Cycles
Pivot Cycles

From Singletrack to Snow—One Bike Rules It All

The Pivot LES Fat is the world’s most versatile big-tire machine. Compatible with almost every wheelsize available, from fat bike to 27.5+ to 29er, the LES Fat is a four-season hardtail that can take you from singletrack to snow to sand with no compromises.

Values in:

26" x 3.8" w/ 18mm lower cup

Seat Tube Length
15.00 in
17.00 in
19.00 in
Top Tube Length
22.90 in
23.90 in
24.75 in
Head Tube Length
4.00 in
4.60 in
5.25 in
Head Tube Angle
Seat Tube Angle
Chain Stay Length
17.20 in
17.20 in
17.20 in
Bottom Bracket Height
12.26 in
12.26 in
12.26 in
Standover Height
29.72 in
31.34 in
32.95 in
42.99 in
44.04 in
44.93 in
23.91 in
24.47 in
25.07 in
23.91 in
24.47 in
25.07 in
15.59 in
16.42 in
17.08 in
15.59 in
16.42 in
17.08 in

Graphics, colors, and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.

Fits all fat/plus wheelsizes (26 X 3.8, 26 X 4.8, 27.5+ and 29+) via Swinger II dropout system, without geometry compromises

Full carbon frame features svelte top tube and stay shaping for long ride and epic adventure comfort

Adjustable chainstay length

Kind-to-your-knees, narrow Q-factor design

Complete bikes include lower Q factor E-Thirteen fat bike-specific crankset

2x, 1x and singlespeed compatible

197mm rear spacing and optimized design clears 5" tires with massive clearance for unpacked snow, mud and sand

Pivot-designed carbon fork with 150mm spacing. Suspension fork compatible

Integrated rear rack mounts

Three water-bottle mounts

10-year warranty


Pivot utilizes a proprietary hollow-core internal molding technology to create the highest quality handmade carbon frames available.

The full carbon frame of the Pivot LES Fat features leading-edge materials and our proprietary hollow-core, internal-molding process. This coveted technology enables us to create an ultra-lightweight frame featuring the largest downtube in the category and a 132mm Press Fit BB for best-in-class power transfer.

Great geometry with any wheel size

The perfect wheel and tire combination? That’s always open to debate. But one thing is beyond dispute: No matter which wheelsize you choose, your bike should handle great. Our proprietary Swinger II dropout system guarantees that’s always the case, no matter which wheel and tire combination you bolt on the LES Fat. 

Our ingenious dropouts maintain ideal geometry via an indexed adjustment arc designed into the dropouts – the bigger the wheel and the more clearance you choose, the lower the bottom bracket.

We’ve also accounted for how changing wheelsizes affects the front of the bike. Included with every LES Fat frameset and complete bike are two lower headset cup options. When using a 29+ wheelset or the RockShox Bluto suspension fork, choose the Zero Stack option. For 26” wheel options, choose the 18mm cup.



Say hello to the easiest, cleanest and quietest cable routing solution – beloved by mechanics and Pivot owners alike.

Say goodbye to fishing for cables and never listen to rattling housing again. This future-proof internal routing offers huge access ports for fast, easy assembly, universal housing clamps that keep your bike quiet, and compatibility with all gearing and dropper configurations. The Pivot Cable Port System is easily updated to accommodate new technologies, making it the only future-proof routing system available.

Additional foul weather advantages are found in the Pivot Cable Port System. Internal routing for any component is easy to install and maintain via large, easy to access ports and interchangeable covers. Riders have the ability to switch between a variety of cable routing options, allowing for the cleanest possible installation. Rest easy knowing that no matter what components or gearing you choose, now or in the future, we have you covered.



The Pivot LES Fat’s ultra-light carbon frame plays well with every wheelsize, and tracks and accelerates like no other bike in its class.  The LES Fat features the largest downtube in the category and a 132mm Press Fit BB for best-in-class power transfer, yet it also possesses the kind of exceptional vertical compliance that makes epic rides comfortable and fun.


The LES Fat’s proprietary Swinger II dropouts let you choose the perfect chainstay length, based on trail conditions or how you want the bike to handle. Go with the shortest possible setting for a flickable, playful ride previously unknown in the big-tire category – we feature the shortest chainstays for every wheelsize category. Or adjust the dropouts to give you maximum wheelbase and tire clearance (the LES Fat accommodates rubber up to 5” wide) for an incredibly stable ride or for heavy loads and messy conditions.


Ergonomics and gearing are the key to making a big-tire bike into your daily driver. It’s why the LES Fat excels in a wide variety of terrain and riding surfaces and in everything from racing events to multi-week tours. For the best performance in both high and low-cadence conditions, we’ve made sure that the LES Fat is both kind to your knees and that it accommodates a wide variety of 1x, 2x and singlespeed gearing set-ups.


The LES Fat is the one bike you can ride in every season or under any conditions. The LES Fat features our patented Swinger II dropout system, which enables you to run almost any available plus or fat-bike wheel and tire combination. You can also easily switch between singlespeed and geared drivetrains. 


The LES Fat frameset includes a Pivot-designed carbon, rigid fork that easily accommodates any wheelsize with clearance to spare. This full carbon fork features 150mm dropout spacing – the same spacing as a RockShox Bluto suspension fork. Want to switch between the supplied rigid fork and a Bluto fork? You‘ll only need one 150mm-compatible wheelset to work with either option.

Athletes on the LES Fat Carbon

Athletes on the
LES Fat Carbon

Sofia Gomez-Villafane


Which size bike should I purchase?

To ensure the best sizing, we recommend that you visit your local Pivot dealer to get a professional fit and refer to our geometry chart to check your measurements. However, we can provide a rough guideline:


Small: 5'5" – 5’9”

Medium: 5'9” – 5’11”

Large: 5’11”– 6’3”


Can I use a dropper post with this frame?

Yes, internally routed dropper posts are compatible with the LES.

What dropper post length should I use?

There are limitations that each dropper post have for each frame size based on the rider’s saddle height, so it is important to check fit before choosing the travel and model of dropper post for your LES. Use the Dropper Fit Guide under the Tech Specs section to help identify the right post length.

What is the hub/wheel spacing?

The LES Fat features 197mm x 12mm rear hub/wheel spacing. The front hub/wheel spacing is 150mm x 15mm.

Can you set up the LES Fat as a single speed?

Yes, the Swinger II dropout system makes it easy to switch between geared and single speed set ups. The LES comes spec’d with alloy hardware and is set at a fixed location. The Swinger II adjustable hardware kit includes everything you need to make the system fully adjustable for single speed use or to simply adjust the chainstay length for increased tire and mud clearance.

What wheel sizes are compatible?

The LES Fat is compatible with 26”, 27.5”+ and 29”+. 

What is the thread pitch on the rear axle?

We use a 1.5 thread pitch on the rear thru axle. You can order one through our online store.

How wide of a tire can I run on the LES Fat?

For 26” wheels with a 60-90mm rim, you can fit tires from 3.8”-5”.

For 27.5”+ wheels with a 38-55mm rim, you can fit tires from 2.8”-3.25”/

For 29” wheels with a 38-55mm rim, you can fit tires up to 3”. You can also build up standard 29” wheels on to 150mm and 197mm hubs to run more conventional trail tires (2-2.4”). 

What is the size of the seatpost?


What is the size of the seat clamp?

34.9mm (or 35mm as some manufacturers call it)

What front derailleur does the LES use?

An e-type side-swing style front derailleur - Shimano produces the e-type side-swing front derailleur in Deore & SLX for 10-speed drivetrains and XT & XTR for 11-speed drivetrains.

What crank and bottom bracket will work with my bike?

Any fat bike specific (197mm rear spaced) cranksets will work when paired with a 132mm press-fit BB. If the crankset you wish to use does not offer a pressfit BB option, Enduro, e-thirteen, and RaceFace offer pressfit BB cups compatible with 30mm spindles. Shimano, FSA, Chris King, Enduro and RaceFace offer pressfit BB cups compatible with 24mm spindles. 

What is the narrowest Q-Factor crank I can run?

The LES Fat has a Q-Factor of 210mm when paired with the Pivot/E-Thirteen co-designed fat bike crank that is included in all LES Fat Complete builds. This is similar to the Q-Factor on bikes designed for the narrower 170mm rear hub spacing.

What is the maximum size chain ring I can run?


What headset do I need?

Zero stack (ZS) 44mm top and ZS 56mm bottom (or a Chris King Inset 2)

What is the largest rotor I can fit?


Do I need a rear brake adapter?

No rear brake adapter is needed for a 160mm rotor. If you would like to put a 180mm rotor on, you will need a direct mount post-to-post adapter.

What travel fork can I use?

The LES Fat was designed for fork lengths between 90-120mm.

What is the fork offset?


How do I allow for multiple headset stack heights when cutting the carbon fork steer tube?

When installing your Pivot carbon fat bike fork, it is important to note that the steer tube should be cut long enough to allow for the use of the 18mm lower headset cup. If you are setting your bike up with the zero stack cup, placing an additional 15mm spacer on the steer tube when measuring will ensure that it is long enough to take advantage of the versatility of the LES Fat.

Is the LES Fat a good choice for bikepacking?

Yes, the integrated rear rack mounts make this bike great for bikepacking. Please consult with the rack manufacturer for clearance and fit details.

Can I mount a chainguide on the LES Fat?

Yes, the LES Fat features ISCG05 mounts, most upper guides on the market will fit.

How many bottles can I fit on my bike?

There are three bottle cage mounts on the LES Fat.

What are the torque specs?

A detailed PDF of the torque specs can be found in the Tech Specs section. 

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