Pivot's Les (get it?!) strikes the balance of stiffness, tuned compliance and pedaling performance in a lightweight carbon hardtail. The full carbon frame with modern XC geometry dissects the tightest race courses with scalpel-like precision while handling technical descents, rollers, berms, and jumps like no XC hardtail should. The frame can fit 2.3-inch tires easily, and full internal cable routing keeps things nice and neat. Topped off with a 100mm Fox 32 fork, and your choice of builds, there is no place you can't go.