New Pivot Les Fat

It’s been about a year since I visited the Bicycle Doctor to check out the 2021 Pivot Les Fat. (Now I work there part-time) When I showed up to work last week, there was a size medium 2022 Pivot Les Fat, resplendent in Forest Sage Green hanging in the work stand.

Dan was building it up to go out on the sales floor. We all gave our two cents about the color and the graphics. El Dorado mentioned the color matching the water in Lake Michigan and that helped it kind of grow on me as the bike came together. There are some home appliance-inspired color blocks on the seat stays that rather clash with the sublime aqua tones. On a positive note, Pivot spec’s a color-matched Manitou Mastodon fork on this build. The bike looks great when it’s fully built and it might just resemble glacial ice when photographed in the snow.

The downtube at the bottom bracket is massive on this bike! Pivot states the Les fat is “Compatible with almost every wheel size available, from 26” and 27.5” Fat 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.” The 2022 Les Fat comes spec’d with 27.5 Fat wheels and a 12 speed Shimano XT drivetrain.

The Build Spec’s

KITPro XT w/ Manitou Suspension Fork – 27″ FatPro XT w/ Pivot Carbon Rigid Fork – 27″ Fat
STARTING PRICE$4,999.00 USD$4,699.00 USD
WHEEL SIZE27″ Fat27″ Fat
FORKManitou Mastodon Comp 34 – 100mmPivot LES Fat Carbon
HEADSETPivot Precision Sealed CartridgePivot Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERShimano XT M8100 SGS 12-SpeedShimano XT M8100 SGS 12-Speed
SHIFTERShimano XT M8100 ISPEC EV 12-SpeedShimano XT M8100 ISPEC EV 12-Speed
photo by Luca
BRAKESShimano XT M8100 2-pistonShimano XT M8100 2-piston
CRANKSETRace Face Turbine 30t Fat BikeRace Face Turbine 30t Fat Bike
HANDLEBARPhoenix Team Low Rise Carbon – 760mmPhoenix Team Low Rise Carbon – 760mm
GRIPSPhoenix Factory Lock-OnPhoenix Factory Lock-On
STEMPhoenix Team XC/TrailPhoenix Team XC/Trail
SEATPOSTPhoenix Pro CarbonPhoenix Pro Carbon
SADDLEPhoenix WTB Pro VigoPhoenix WTB Pro Vigo
CASSETTEShimano SLX M7100 10-51tShimano SLX M7100 10-51t
WHEELSSUNringlé Mulefüt 80SL w/ SUNringlé SRC hub – 27.5″
15×150 F/12x197R
SUNringlé Mulefüt 80SL w/ SUNringlé SRC hub – 27.5″
15×150 F/12x197R
TIRESMaxxis Minion FBF 27.5″ x 3.8″ EXO, TR
Maxxis Minion FBR 27.5″ x 3.8″ EXO, TR
Maxxis Minion FBF 27.5″ x 3.8″ EXO, TR
Maxxis Minion FBR 27.5″ x 3.8″ EXO, TR
ROTORShimano SLX 6-bolt – 180mm
Shimano SLX 6-bolt – 180mm
Shimano SLX 6-bolt – 180mm
Shimano SLX 6-bolt – 180mm
CHAINShimano CN-M8100 12-SpeedShimano CN-M8100 12-Speed

I’ve ridden both the 2021 and ’22 Les Fat and I’d ride this bike if I ever found myself in need of a new fat-bike. I think that Pivot should offer an option for carbon wheels but you can always work that out with your local Pivot dealer at the time of purchase. Speaking of that….you can find your local Pivot dealer at

For more information about Les Fat visit –

Full disclosure: I currently work part-time at a Pivot Dealer and they’ve got a full size run of the 22’s along with a lone ’21 and they won’t be there for long (igual que yo). Stop on by and take a test ride.

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One Response to New Pivot Les Fat

  1. Maciej Nowak November 16, 2021 at 9:38 am #

    Sweet nectar !

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