Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 100 of 345
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    161

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?

    My local shop just started carrying them the Zesty 427 looks nice for $3k
    In the market for 27.5 but know nothing about these. Thanks

    Lapierre Bicycles - Zesty AM 427

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    161
    Now I know why I can't find much info online about them, not many peeps ride them around here, haha....

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Hard to find much on them since they didn't sell them in the US until a few months ago and most of the orders haven't shipped yet.

    That said my Zesty 527 should have shipped today so look for some pictures and a mini review later this week

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    161
    I did not know that, can't wait to read up on your review.

    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    Hard to find much on them since they didn't sell them in the US until a few months ago and most of the orders haven't shipped yet.

    That said my Zesty 527 should have shipped today so look for some pictures and a mini review later this week

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    234
    Zesty?

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    161
    LaPierre 27.5 150MM trail Bike

    Lapierre Bicycles - Zesty AM 427




    Quote Originally Posted by Snopro440 View Post
    Zesty?

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    234
    No I got it, it's just the name.. Zesty... I just think the name is weird...

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    547
    Hi Jolly,
    I don’t know if it helps, but I test rode a Spicy, which is a Zesty with 10mm more travel, resulting in it being a little slacker as well. It was an ei Spicy with 275s.

    I test rode it back to back with the new Zesty 29er, then a Mach 6 and a Bronson.

    I like the new larger front geo on these bikes, Zesty and Spicy, very comfortable and good for aggressive riding. You can really load up the front grip. The ei definitely works and definitely improves climbing and flat track work. I rode a few up sections with the rear shock in open and it felt like a big bike that climbs okay. It was slower going, fine in tech, but for grinding away, it was slower. Reminded me of big AM bikes a few years ago. With the ei on, it was a more modern performance, and grinding was better.

    The Spicy (and therefore by extension to some extent, the Zesty) was best at going down. It was very good. Confident and capable and with the shortish chain stay, you could really back it into some berms and smile. Hit the rougher and steep stuff, no worries at all. Mono, great, nearly fell off the back over some chunk at one stage, had to laugh at myself and say out loud “check, monos fine”.

    For me the top 3 bikes in this travel area are the Mach 6, Bronson and Spicy. The Mach 6 and Bronson climb quicker than the Spicy, but to its credit, the Spicy bettered them on the downs. Then throw in some turns on the downs, and the Spicy relishes it even more. Back to you, the Zesty, with the some front frame, will be a very good bike too. Super fun on the downs.

    My feeling is, if you do more shuttle work, then Spicy is trumps, but if you have to earn your turns, it does it fine, but a Mach 6 and Bronson will do it a little easier. Depends where your preference is, where and how you like to ride. Zesty with less travel will be a little spritelier. Cheers W

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: expatrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,089
    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK View Post
    Hi Jolly,
    I don’t know if it helps, but I test rode a Spicy, which is a Zesty with 10mm more travel, resulting in it being a little slacker as well. It was an ei Spicy with 275s.

    I test rode it back to back with the new Zesty 29er, then a Mach 6 and a Bronson.

    I like the new larger front geo on these bikes, Zesty and Spicy, very comfortable and good for aggressive riding. You can really load up the front grip. The ei definitely works and definitely improves climbing and flat track work. I rode a few up sections with the rear shock in open and it felt like a big bike that climbs okay. It was slower going, fine in tech, but for grinding away, it was slower. Reminded me of big AM bikes a few years ago. With the ei on, it was a more modern performance, and grinding was better.

    The Spicy (and therefore by extension to some extent, the Zesty) was best at going down. It was very good. Confident and capable and with the shortish chain stay, you could really back it into some berms and smile. Hit the rougher and steep stuff, no worries at all. Mono, great, nearly fell off the back over some chunk at one stage, had to laugh at myself and say out loud “check, monos fine”.

    For me the top 3 bikes in this travel area are the Mach 6, Bronson and Spicy. The Mach 6 and Bronson climb quicker than the Spicy, but to its credit, the Spicy bettered them on the downs. Then throw in some turns on the downs, and the Spicy relishes it even more. Back to you, the Zesty, with the some front frame, will be a very good bike too. Super fun on the downs.

    My feeling is, if you do more shuttle work, then Spicy is trumps, but if you have to earn your turns, it does it fine, but a Mach 6 and Bronson will do it a little easier. Depends where your preference is, where and how you like to ride. Zesty with less travel will be a little spritelier. Cheers W
    sorry to hijack - but WilliamK, I would be interested to hear your impressions of M6 v. Bronson - thanks

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Zerort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    753
    Don't want to hijack as well, but don't some of the riding observations come down to things such as body size (of the tester) and the fit of the particular bike geometry to the rider?

    Also, what about tires. Did each of the bikes mentioned above have the same tires, and size of tires?

    I know when I change tires on any one of my bikes I can tell the difference. Especially when it comes to things like climbing. In all fairness I don't think one person can be the deciding judge for three bikes.
    by Silentfoe
    I'm satisfied knowing that what I wear during my "day" job makes me more of a man than you'll ever be.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    377
    Lapierre is a well known brand over here in europe. For 2014 the Spicy and Zesty models share the same frame and only the forks and component spec differs from each other.
    So you could buy a Zesty, change the fork to a Pike for example and you have a Spicy.
    I too got the chance to ride one.
    Build quality is very good and there are no things to complain about. While the frame and seatstays are full carbon the chainstays are made from Lapierres supreme 6 aluminum which should be really strong (ok, that's what they claim at least. ).
    The bike came equipped with XX1 and Ei Shock + Pike in front. Sizing is good and the large one fits me very well with the 50mm stem (being 184cm tall). In the parking lot it felt light and nimble. It was easy to manual or doing wheelies too. On the trail it was snappy and a really good ride.
    On the first climb with the Ei in open position the suspension felt better than the Specialized FSR but being a fully active 4-Bar suspension it didn't climb as strong as my Bronson (with custom suspension). Now it was time to turn the Ei into 'Auto' mode on the remote (it makes 'sirrrr' noices when changing settings). On the next climb I immediately noticed a big difference! The rear suspension almost felt like that of an XC race bike, no more wobbling! Back on a little downhill the suspension was fully active again. Nice!
    On a little longer descent the Lapierre really shows its capability and this should be no surprice when you know that Mr. Downhill Nicolas Vouilloz was heavily involved in development.
    The bike felt stable at speed and was easy to throw around in the corners. Very good and handling and with the roomier cockpit compared to my Bronson I felt comfy on it. The suspension was a bit on the firmer side which is the shock I think (but I haven't had much time to play with the pressure).
    You also notice the shorter chainstays when you are coming from a Bronson and I think that might be a reason why the Lapierre still felt nimble while being very stable at speed.

    To sum it up: I really liked it and it is on my short list for a new rig.
    I think suspension will be a bit plusher on the downhills when you put in a Monarch Plus RC3 or Float X. Or maybe Rock Shocks will offer a Ei Monarch Plus one day?
    I really wish I could ride one of those new Orbea Rallon bikes and the new GT Force too to compare it with the Lapierre but what I can say for sure is that you won't be disappointed when going with the Lapierre. I don't know pricing in the US but over here in europe they are reasonable priced compared with the competition.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    161
    Great replies and thanks for the feedback. I guess since they are just arriving in the states there have not been many reviews and write ups. The pricing seems pretty good in the States. I am going to check the Zesty out next week at my LBS. So far leading my hunt for a new bike is the SC 5010 with the Zesty not to far behind. I do like the Trance as I rode it for 25 miles last summer but not in love with the "looks" this year.
    Decisions, decisions.....

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    547
    I ride a Solo C, in the C variety it will be lighter and climb a little better. Great for trails. The Zesty will better it on the downs though. Choose something that suits the trails you ride the most. Have fun testing. Cheers.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Found out yesterday my bikes ship date has been pushed back to the end of December now. I ordered it at the end of September so I thought it would be here by now but I guess with the good pricing also came with a wait.

  15. #15
    Baby Bear is in the house
    Reputation: r1Gel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,033
    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamK View Post
    The Spicy (and therefore by extension to some extent, the Zesty) was best at going down. It was very good. Confident and capable and with the shortish chain stay, you could really back it into some berms and smile. Hit the rougher and steep stuff, no worries at all. Mono, great, nearly fell off the back over some chunk at one stage, had to laugh at myself and say out loud “check, monos fine”.
    What's "mono?"
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MustG0Faster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    88

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?

    Quote Originally Posted by r1Gel View Post
    What's "mono?"
    My guess would be mono = manual.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    100
    My top 3 picks for 2014 ! Lapierre Spicy, Knolly Warden, Pivot Mach 6. Can't go wrong with any of them. It's going to come down to which local shop gives me the best services. I live in B.C where Knolly is made, that's a huge bonus. The reports and results of the new Spicy are just to good to ignore. All 3 manufactures too their time to build these bikes.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    100
    2014 Top Picks !
    Attached Files Attached Files

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    7

    Lapierre Spicy

    I own a Lapierre Spicy 327 (my training bike) and I'm waiting for a Spicy Team (my racing bike) that will arrive soon. These are fantastic bikes. These are not XC bikes but you can clinb very well. The fun starts when you go downhill: the bike is precise, predictable, stable and reactive. The last season I raced with a Scott Genius LT and with the Spicy (with the 327) I feel faster: I cannot figure out how faster can I feel with the Spicy Team ;-)

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    I'm stuck deciding between the Zesty AM 527 and the Zesty TR529. I ride big back country and also some technical steep single track. Love the 150mm on the AM but concerned about the climbing ability vs the TR. Head Angle 67 on the AM vs 69 on the TR. All my riding mates ride 29ers so dont want them to kill me on the climbs.

    Which one to choose???

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    Anyone know if a frame only option is available in the U.S? Also, what eye to eye & stroke shock sizes are on the Spicy?

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Anyone know if a frame only option is available in the U.S? Also, what eye to eye & stroke shock sizes are on the Spicy?
    I placed a call to a dealer in my city before the holidays asking the same thing, I should have an answer at the end of the week. If they offer frame only in B.C Canada, they will offer it in the US. I do know they offer frames in the UK. Go to twelve50bikes.com go to the Spicy or the Zesty and they state : available also as a frame only so you can custom build one yourself, or we can help you with that! Also : Overseas residents are responsible for any import duty levied in their own countries. Twelve50 Bikes will provide a full UK VAT invoice on the outside of the packaging for Customs purposes. So you can get a frame only sent to you if your dealers can't. Trying to dig for your shock info.

    Cheers

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MustG0Faster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    88

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?

    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Anyone know if a frame only option is available in the U.S? Also, what eye to eye & stroke shock sizes are on the Spicy?
    For 2014 these are available as frame only;
    DH Team
    Pro Race 929
    XR 929
    Spicy Team

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    27
    I have the 427, if your in SOCal you can go to bikeco.com in Mission Viejo and check them out. I have to say that the top tube is perfect for enduro/trail riding. I think the bike climbs amazing. I have the trek slash 9 and a Scott Spark 910 and the Zesty climbed like my Scott and rode down hill like my Slash. Perfect blend I was very pleased with the overall performance. The only thing that I would really change about the bike is the fork = Pike or a fox34.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    Has anyone that rode a 2014 Spicy or Zesty any comments or issues with the chainstay width. I have seen in some early reviews that the chainstays are so wide that your heels tend to hit the chain/seat stays on a regular basis to a level where if you use Clipless pedals this could cause knee issue over time from twisting your heels outwards to avoid the stays. I am a size 11 foot and this is the only concern I have with the Zesty?

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    27
    Im a 10 a I did notice that I would clip my heal everyonce in a while only on down hill sections. I had to adjust my cleat a just a little bit on my right foot. My right foot cleat is always pushed out as far as it could go to bring my foot in closer to the crank arm so if your cleat is in the neutral position you should be fine and clear by a bunch. I did notice that my foot hit less than on the Kona Process. If that helps any

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Salespunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    4,926
    Quote Originally Posted by socalMX View Post
    Anyone know if a frame only option is available in the U.S? Also, what eye to eye & stroke shock sizes are on the Spicy?
    Bikeco in Irvine has a bunch of them on the floor now. You can check with them on frame only availability.

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Mine is in, but the shop is having trouble getting the KS LEV dropper post adjusted right. First impression is that it is a nice looking bike but man does it have a lot of cables a 1X10 setup maybe in its future to cut the number down.

    Hoping to be riding it by tomorrow!

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-imag0119.jpg


    Does anyone know if the Raceface Turbine rims need tape to be setup tubeless or just a value stem?

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    I've got a couple rides in on my Zesty 527 with the electronic shock now. We had to replace the cable for the dropper post because the Teflon one that came on it kept binding up. Now it seems to be working great. Overall the bike seems to really love to go downhill and is very playful. Uphill the E:i really helps make the bike easier to pedal by locking up the rear shock. Still working to get the fork and shock setup exactly how I want and it's been too muddy to get in a good jump session.

    I angle my feet when I ride so if you look every bike I've had has rubbed off paint on the crank or chain stay. On the Zesty I can feel my feet rub from time to time but it doesn't bother me or seem worse then most bikes. Didn't even have problems when I had thick shoe covers on. The bikes come with protective tape on the area where most people shoes would rub.

    Weight tubeless (Stans conversion) with Crank brother candy pedals:
    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-imag0123.jpg

    Rear derailleur protection:
    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-imag0124.jpg


    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-imag0130.jpg

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: socalMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    2,275
    Yea they liked it, that's great!

    @ Dan4jeepin, could you measure the eye to eye on the shock please!?

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    377
    Shocksize is 200x57 on the Zesty and Spicy 2014.

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Interesting the reviewers didn't like the auto modes. So far I've found that it does a great job of adjusting to the terrain.

    I agree on the tires they seem to suck and the fork would probably be better as a 34. I thought about getting a Spicy but for the money I could get the Zesty in Carbon vs Alloy spicy. If I find it bothers me I'll look into upgrading it.

    Also they mention the brakes the US model comes with Avid trail brakes instead of the Formula brakes.

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    30
    I run My Spicy Team in auto 1 mode with sensitivity set at 1 and it is fantastic.Set the front and rear sag at 30% and it's perfect for me. The seat and chain stays are a little wide and I do notice an occasional rub with the heal of my Five Tens.I run flat pedals so no problem moving my feet out a little. The suspension is nothing short of amazing, i also have a Turner 5 Spot with Fox kashima front and rear (push tuned as well on the Rp23) and it's no match for the Spicy which is super smooth with very little dive on the fork.
    Here it is

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    Mine is in, but the shop is having trouble getting the KS LEV dropper post adjusted right. First impression is that it is a nice looking bike but man does it have a lot of cables a 1X10 setup maybe in its future to cut the number down.

    Hoping to be riding it by tomorrow!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMAG0119.jpg 
Views:	1137 
Size:	138.1 KB 
ID:	860735


    Does anyone know if the Raceface Turbine rims need tape to be setup tubeless or just a value stem?
    Yes I emailed Race face and they responded really quick, they said to use Gorilla tape or stans tape until there kit is available which should be soon. Be careful tho check to see if your tires are tubeless ready.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    27
    I remember reading a review talking about seatstays changing mid-year do to heel rub does anyone else remember this article if so can you send it to me...

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MustG0Faster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    88

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?

    I remember reading that the prototype bikes had the issue with wide seatstays.

    The articles said that the production bikes were supposed to have a design change to reduce the width (to prevent rubbing of shoes).

    Can anyone verify that this has been done for the production models? Or will it be a mid 2014 change?

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    I have seen one of the prototype (all black) demo bikes Lapierre used at their early press launch. The chain stays are much wider than the production frames. Maybe 15-20mm wider. IMO too wide for me to ride

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Got a call earlier from the LBS. The latest batch of 2014 bikes are coming with narrower seat/chain stays and if you already got one with the wider stays they will replace them for you if you have foot rub issues. They aren't sure yet if they are going to color match them or if they will all be flat black.

    The wide ones don't bother me much but I figure the narrower ones will appeal to more people when I go to sell it.

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    Got a call earlier from the LBS. The latest batch of 2014 bikes are coming with narrower seat/chain stays and if you already got one with the wider stays they will replace them for you if you have foot rub issues. They aren't sure yet if they are going to color match them or if they will all be flat black.

    The wide ones don't bother me much but I figure the narrower ones will appeal to more people when I go to sell it.
    This is good news. The chain/seat stays have been in the back of my mind if they might cause an issue for my big feet. That's made my mind up. Dan4jeepin, can you give a measurement of the width of the stays on your bike? Be helpful to check if the new stock due into me Lbs will have the narrower stays?

  41. #41
    mtbr member
    Reputation: reformed roadie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,582
    I also heard through a dealer looking into availability that the production bikes are 15mm narrower.
    I am very close to putting the order in...

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
    I also heard through a dealer looking into availability that the production bikes are 15mm narrower.
    I am very close to putting the order in...
    The production bike were 15mm narrower than the black demo bikes but it looks like Lapierre are further reducing the chain stay width in the next batch of frames. I wonder if the rear brake calliper will remain on the inside of the stay on this new narrower design. IMO the reason the stays were so big in the first place was when adding a 27.5" wheel to the rear suspension they had to remove the bridge across the seat stays which was on the 26" spicy last year. This forced them to beef up the stay size to keep rear end stiffness. Hope the reduced size stays are going to remain as stiff as the current ones

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Rough measurements 7in for chain stay and almost 8 inches for thr seat stay. I measured near the widest point that your foot would rub. I hope the narrower stays don't give up the stiffness. If anyone finds any information or pictures of the new ones please share.

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation: aliikane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    920
    [QUOTE=Jolly705;10877719]My local shop just started carrying them the Zesty 427 looks nice for $3k
    In the market for 27.5 but know nothing about these. Thanks

    Bike Magazine did a youtube video of the 2014 Lapierre Zesty. They had good things to say about the frame but the fork didn't allow to utilize the rear suspension well. So, they suggest putting on a 160mm fork.

    2014 Bible of Bike Tests: LaPierre Zesty AM 527 - YouTube

    The frame looks sick but I don't really care for the electronic brain they have on it. I want just the frame to build up but Lapierre only sells as a complete.

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    [QUOTE=aliikane;10964096]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly705 View Post
    My local shop just started carrying them the Zesty 427 looks nice for $3k
    In the market for 27.5 but know nothing about these. Thanks

    Bike Magazine did a youtube video of the 2014 Lapierre Zesty. They had good things to say about the frame but the fork didn't allow to utilize the rear suspension well. So, they suggest putting on a 160mm fork.

    2014 Bible of Bike Tests: LaPierre Zesty AM 527 - YouTube

    The frame looks sick but I don't really care for the electronic brain they have on it. I want just the frame to build up but Lapierre only sells as a complete.
    I think the Bike Bible's point on the Fox 32 - 150mm was more an issue with the 32mm stanchions than the Forks 150mm travel. Which is why they ended with saying that Lapierre should drop the Zesty AM range and just have the Spicy range which all have a 34mm fork or RS Pike. This is one upgrade I will be doing on my 527 before my first endure race this year.

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Quote Originally Posted by aliikane View Post
    The frame looks sick but I don't really care for the electronic brain they have on it. I want just the frame to build up but Lapierre only sells as a complete.
    You can get all but the top of the line models without the E:i shock system.

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    16
    Hello, does anyone know if both the front and rear shock can be locked out from handlebar mounted controls if you order one without the ei, electronics and wires? Anyone have a Z AM727 that can give me their two Centimes?
    Thanks,
    Chris

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhd12 View Post
    I run My Spicy Team in auto 1 mode with sensitivity set at 1 and it is fantastic.Set the front and rear sag at 30% and it's perfect for me. The seat and chain stays are a little wide and I do notice an occasional rub with the heal of my Five Tens.I run flat pedals so no problem moving my feet out a little. The suspension is nothing short of amazing, i also have a Turner 5 Spot with Fox kashima front and rear (push tuned as well on the Rp23) and it's no match for the Spicy which is super smooth with very little dive on the fork.
    Here it is
    What size frame is your spicy team.

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    12

    190mm wide Seat Stays

    I picked up a new Spicy 527 a few weeks ago, and I was having a few issues with the heal rub. I also thought it had been resolved for the production run bikes.
    I contacted the local importer: he said that 254 bikes worldwide had slipped through with the wider seat stays.
    The "wide" version measures 190mm at its widest point, while the "narrow" version measures in at 175mm.
    All that was needed was a warrantee claim, and Lapierre will ship out the revised "narrow" ones to replace them.
    Other than that I am loving the bike.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-dsc_0457.jpg  

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-dsc_0428.jpg  


  50. #50
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    111
    ^^^^ That is a really nice looking bike!!!

  51. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    40
    Quote Originally Posted by Downward View Post
    I picked up a new Spicy 527 a few weeks ago, and I was having a few issues with the heal rub. I also thought it had been resolved for the production run bikes.
    I contacted the local importer: he said that 254 bikes worldwide had slipped through with the wider seat stays.
    The "wide" version measures 190mm at its widest point, while the "narrow" version measures in at 175mm.
    All that was needed was a warrantee claim, and Lapierre will ship out the revised "narrow" ones to replace them.
    Other than that I am loving the bike.
    I'd be interested to hear how you get on with getting hold of the narrower version as I'm also suffering with the same heal rub problem on my Spicy 327, my seat stays measure 190mm at the widest point too. My LBS is waiting to hear back from Hot Lines the UK distributer.

  52. #52
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    I got the wide version of the seat stay swapped out for the narrow thru my local shop. They added me to a list Lappeire had wanting the narrower version about a month ago and they just got the seat stay in this week. They color matched it and the styling and look is pretty much the same as the wider version. Couldn't tell any difference in the stiffness of the bike and now my heels don't rub anymore.

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    30
    @Jmal26, it,s a large. Best bike I have ever ridden. Now looks like this,to deal with the British mud.
    They have become quite hard to get hold of though.

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    40
    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    I got the wide version of the seat stay swapped out for the narrow thru my local shop. They added me to a list Lappeire had wanting the narrower version about a month ago and they just got the seat stay in this week. They color matched it and the styling and look is pretty much the same as the wider version. Couldn't tell any difference in the stiffness of the bike and now my heels don't rub anymore.
    My LBS heard back from Hot Lines today and they confirmed I'll be getting my wide seat stays replaced with the narrow version in, hopefully, the not too distant future

  55. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by bilbobaggyshorts View Post
    I'd be interested to hear how you get on with getting hold of the narrower version as I'm also suffering with the same heal rub problem on my Spicy 327, my seat stays measure 190mm at the widest point too. My LBS is waiting to hear back from Hot Lines the UK distributer.
    I just got a call back from my LBS, they were told the replacement would arrive from France in only a week.
    I am Australia, and the importers Advance Traders have been really helpful, and extremely quick to respond and act on the issue.
    Just need to get some more time out on bike!!!
    Last edited by Downward; 03-20-2014 at 07:46 PM.

  56. #56
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    26
    My zesty 427, 150mm all round, absolutely love this bike. Climbs really well and loves to be pointed down a hill, so much fun and well worth buying


  57. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    19
    Got my zesty 327 on the 25th, how can i swap to narrower version ? noticed clipping my heel when im using my toe area to pedal, but when i position my foot in the center it doesnt hit
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-1381415_10201839288044713_1906281224_n.jpg  


  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    40
    Good news, my LBS, Rockin Bikes in Yelverton, Devon, swapped out my wide seat stays for the narrow ones yesterday. Hard to believe that a reduction in width of only 15mm could make such a difference, No more heel rub )

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    12

    Wink Spicy 527

    Added a few upgrades:
    -RockShox Pike RCT3 160mm Fork
    -Renthal 50mm Duo Stem
    -Renthal Lite Carbon Bars
    -Blackspire Narrow Wide 34T Chain Ring (40T cassette ring to follow)
    -Easton Lock on grips

    Have removed the front derailleur, shifter, and chain rings. Removed tubes & added sealant.

    We are starting to find the sweet spot.
    This bike is seriously good... can't wait for each weekend to come!!

    Still waiting on the replacement seat stays to turn up...each week they seem to be asking for another set of serial numbers off the frame.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-dsc_0481.jpg  


  60. #60
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    58
    Are you running a standard shock, or an E:I? Your bike looks great, btw.

  61. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    68
    Quote Originally Posted by Downward View Post
    Added a few upgrades:
    -RockShox Pike RCT3 160mm Fork
    -Renthal 50mm Duo Stem
    -Renthal Lite Carbon Bars
    -Blackspire Narrow Wide 34T Chain Ring (40T cassette ring to follow)
    -Easton Lock on grips

    Have removed the front derailleur, shifter, and chain rings. Removed tubes & added sealant.

    We are starting to find the sweet spot.
    This bike is seriously good... can't wait for each weekend to come!!

    Still waiting on the replacement seat stays to turn up...each week they seem to be asking for another set of serial numbers off the frame.
    Bike looks great. Sorry if a missed it but what shock you running.
    I have a 327 with the standard RP23, but find that it blows through the travel on smallish drops.
    I'm also running a 160 pike, and loving it.

  62. #62
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by Skottsparc View Post
    Bike looks great. Sorry if a missed it but what shock you running.
    I have a 327 with the standard RP23, but find that it blows through the travel on smallish drops.
    I'm also running a 160 pike, and loving it.
    I am running the stock shock that comes with the non-EI bike. It's a Fox Float CTD with Boost Valve, but it is a "Performance Series" shock (as was the original Fox Float Fork). Not sure exactly what the upgrades over the standard "Evolution Series" are., but seems to be doing ok so far.... I have not had any issues bottoming out yet.
    Been putting a few $$$ aside to upgrade to either a Float X or a RS Monarch Plus in a few months....
    I know it's the standard answer, but if you are blowing through the travel on smallish drops, you might want to check your air pressures. Are you getting 20 - 25% sag when you are sitting static on the bike?
    There is a indicator for this on some of the models.

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-dsc_0432.jpg

    I have been pushing the oring off the end of the shock on some of the bigger jumps & drops, but it never feels harsh, or like it is bottoming out... Think something is not quite right there.

  63. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    I just placed any order for zesty 527. Do you know any film protector for the frame?

    How good are the Fomula RX brakes compared to xt brakes?

    What is the widest tire you can fit on the rear without rubbing the frame?

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by rave81 View Post
    I just placed any order for zesty 527. Do you know any film protector for the frame?

    How good are the Fomula RX brakes compared to xt brakes?

    What is the widest tire you can fit on the rear without rubbing the frame?
    I have an Invisiframe kiit on my Spicy Team had it fitted by them. Superb job,you really have to look to see it and seems to be keeping the scratches away. The Formula's should be fine,maybe not as fit and forget as the Shimano's. Had some formula R1's on a previous bike and they were superb.Can recommend Aztec sintered pads, no noise wet or dry and good life. Don't think you will have a problem tyre wise,the seat stays are over 80mm inside where the tyre is. I had a 2.35 Hans Damph and now have a 2.4 Ardent on,both big tyres and there is loads of clearance.

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by rave81 View Post
    I just placed any order for zesty 527. Do you know any film protector for the frame?

    How good are the Fomula RX brakes compared to xt brakes?

    What is the widest tire you can fit on the rear without rubbing the frame?
    I use Shelter frame protection tape. In addition to that I also installed on the downtube an additional Cannondale frame protection (the one for the Jekill).

    I like the Formula RX brakes: I installed the Feeling Control System (FCS) valve and they are perfect for my needs (I'm racing in the italian Superenduro series with my Spicy). In my opinion, compared to the XT, the formula brakes have more modulation so, if I were in you, I'll give them a chance ;-)

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-img_1992.jpg

  66. #66
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by cicciotopone View Post
    I use Shelter frame protection tape. In addition to that I also installed on the downtube an additional Cannondale frame protection (the one for the Jekill).

    I like the Formula RX brakes: I installed the Feeling Control System (FCS) valve and they are perfect for my needs (I'm racing in the italian Superenduro series with my Spicy). In my opinion, compared to the XT, the formula brakes have more modulation so, if I were in you, I'll give them a chance ;-)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1992.jpg 
Views:	528 
Size:	207.1 KB 
ID:	892968

    Could you please post the link whete you purchased your downtube protector or at least the part no.

    I can't waiting for my zesty 527. Im gonna ride it during the australian enduro race this year.

    Probably I have to replace the fork to pike and brakes to shimano saints and also change the tires maxxis highrollers 2/dhr combo

  67. #67
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by rave81 View Post
    Could you please post the link whete you purchased your downtube protector or at least the part no.

    I can't waiting for my zesty 527. Im gonna ride it during the australian enduro race this year.

    Probably I have to replace the fork to pike and brakes to shimano saints and also change the tires maxxis highrollers 2/dhr combo
    The downtube protection can be found here: Shelter Frame Protective Adhesive Kit > Accessories > Bicycle Protection > Chainstay Protectors | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

  68. #68
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831

    Thanks for the link.

    What is the measurement of the wider version and (fixed version) of seatstay/chainstay.

    Also what is the length on the rear shox. I'm planning to upgrade mine to fox ctd once I pick up my bike tomorrow
    Last edited by rave81; 05-20-2014 at 10:15 PM.

  69. #69
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    I just got my Zesty 527 yesterday and test rode it today. All I can say is very awesome bike. It climbs faster than my Trance X 29er and its really good in downhill and very tight turns. However, my heels keep on hitting the seatstay.

    I measured the width of the seatstay mine is 20cm. I've contacted the distributor according to them they swap it with a narrower version which is 17.5cm

  70. #70
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by Downward View Post
    The "wide" version measures 190mm at its widest point, while the "narrow" version measures in at 175mm.
    .
    That is the measurement to the outside of the two seat stays at it widest point, not the width of an individual stay.
    The shock size is 200 x 57mm taken from the spec sheet.
    If you are going for a RockShox Monarch Plus, you need to find out if the bike needs a Firm / Med / Soft Setting before you purchase it. I have not got a response back from my LBS but not in a position to purchase one for a while either..... Best of luck.
    Attached Files Attached Files

  71. #71
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by Downward View Post
    Added a few upgrades:
    -RockShox Pike RCT3 160mm Fork
    -Renthal 50mm Duo Stem
    -Renthal Lite Carbon Bars
    -Blackspire Narrow Wide 34T Chain Ring (40T cassette ring to follow)
    -Easton Lock on grips

    Have removed the front derailleur, shifter, and chain rings. Removed tubes & added sealant.

    We are starting to find the sweet spot.
    This bike is seriously good... can't wait for each weekend to come!!

    Still waiting on the replacement seat stays to turn up...each week they seem to be asking for another set of serial numbers off the frame.
    How do find the 160mm pike fork does climb better?

  72. #72
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Broke another main pivot bolt yesterday! That makes two in the matter of months and this time it was on a smooth fireroad. Also the bike computer has stopped getting anything information from the bike. There sending another one with longer contacts. Between all the little things that this bike is having I'm starting to feel that Lapierre didn't really test them before putting them in production.

  73. #73
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    Broke another main pivot bolt yesterday! That makes two in the matter of months and this time it was on a smooth fireroad. Also the bike computer has stopped getting anything information from the bike. There sending another one with longer contacts. Between all the little things that this bike is having I'm starting to feel that Lapierre didn't really test them before putting them in production.

    Was is over tigthen? I got the non ie version of 527 upgrade the shocks monarch plus rc plus 2015 and pike solo 160mm. Bombarding rocky downhill, crashed it hard. At this stage I havent broken anything yet. Pretty awesome bike. My only complaints are super wide seatstay and odd position of the rear brake.

  74. #74
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    It was tightened to the 8-10nm that is printed on the bolt. Lapierre is claiming that what is printed on the bolt is wrong and it should be 6-7. Still that isn't much difference. The shop just gave me a new bolt and are going to call and see what they say this time around. Both times the bike started creaking before so if your bike starts making noise when standing and pedaling I would pull it and check before it snaps like mine. Looking at the bolt it looked like it cracked half way thru a while back before finally snapping.

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    It was tightened to the 8-10nm that is printed on the bolt. Lapierre is claiming that what is printed on the bolt is wrong and it should be 6-7. Still that isn't much difference. The shop just gave me a new bolt and are going to call and see what they say this time around. Both times the bike started creaking before so if your bike starts making noise when standing and pedaling I would pull it and check before it snaps like mine. Looking at the bolt it looked like it cracked half way thru a while back before finally snapping.
    thanks for letting me know about the required torque. That is crap, they should have amended those minor issue before shipping those frames.

  76. #76
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    I've been wanting to upgrade the rear shox to Vivid Air R2c / Monarch plus 2015. However According to Lapierre all rear shox with piggyback are not compatible with the zesty or spicy 2015 frame because it will hit the top tube and crack the frame. In the end I jst ordered a Monarch DebonAir 2015 version 200x57mm to replace the fox rear shox.

  77. #77
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by rave81 View Post
    I've been wanting to upgrade the rear shox to Vivid Air R2c / Monarch plus 2015. However According to Lapierre all rear shox with piggyback are not compatible with the zesty or spicy 2015 frame because it will hit the top tube and crack the frame. In the end I jst ordered a Monarch DebonAir 2015 version 200x57mm to replace the fox rear shox.
    Is 200x57mm definitely the rear shock size for the bike mate? I'm looking at upgrading mine at some point soon and was wondering on the size

  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    30
    According to the Lapierre website the rear shock is 200 x 57. I am waiting for the Rockshox debon air upgrade to become available for my Spicy Team. Simon @ Loco reckons another month or so yet. Should make it more like my Pikes in performance

  79. #79
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by rave81 View Post
    I've been wanting to upgrade the rear shox to Vivid Air R2c / Monarch plus 2015. However According to Lapierre all rear shox with piggyback are not compatible with the zesty or spicy 2015 frame because it will hit the top tube and crack the frame. In the end I jst ordered a Monarch DebonAir 2015 version 200x57mm to replace the fox rear shox.
    Strange that. Here is a Rockshox Pike promo video showing a Spicy Team with a Monarch Plus fitted? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXZ_WWjIQdA

  80. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    26
    I hope it's not true, since i was planning on fitting a piggyback rear shock, most likely a Fox Float X

  81. #81
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Thats according to Lapierre Australia. The person I discussed regarding the piggyback rear shox, they fitted vivid air r2c and monarch plus 2 weeks ago during the release of new Spicy and Zesty 2015 version in Europe. At full compression the piggyback hits the top tube. So he advice me to install a monarch RT3 debonAir.

    if anyone successfully installed a monarch plus in their zesty/spicy 2014 without any problem please share it to us. So in the near future we could upgrade .

    Anyway I upgraded my fork to 160mm Pike and still waiting for the monarch RT3 2015 and the narrower seat stay next week to be fitted.

    The color scheme of the Zesty 2015 is nicer than 2014. New 2015 Lapierre Mountains Bikes, Electronic Suspension Tech, and A La Carte Ordering

  82. #82
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-_dsf0306.jpg

    Here it goes I stripped off the fork and rear shock, I replaced it with RockShox Pike 160mm and Monarch RT3 DebonAir. I also replaced the bike to Shimano Saint M820. Now its rides every better, very plush.

  83. #83
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    26
    Really really nice that mate, i'm looking at getting a set of the Saint brakes aswell

  84. #84
    mtbr member
    Reputation: danmtchl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    454
    I test rode a Zesty 527 the other day, like the one above in the pic, and it rode great. The only thing I did not like about it was the constant ticking noise from the constant adjustment. If I may ask Rave81 why did you change out the suspension? Too pay the 5k and totally swap out the suspension is a drastic move.

  85. #85
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831

    Wink

    I bought my zesty 527 for $3500 aud plus $500 cashback. I didnt like the fox fork 32 and the float ctd, because even though I lowered the psi it doesnt ride as plush as the pike and debonair.

    Also I rockshock needs servicing every 100hrs compared to fox which is every 30hrs.

    Ive been wanting to install a fox float x or monarch plus however at full compression the piggyback hits the top tube which will eventually damage the frame.

    The components comes with zesty/spicy 2014 isnt as good as the 2015 version. I believe the 2015 version comes with pike or fox 36 and monarch debonair. Wait for the 2015 version its color scheme are pretty cool.

  86. #86
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    12
    I have been looking into the shock upgrade on my 2014 Spicy 527 for the past few weeks, and have got heard the recommendations from Lapierre that there is a fitting issue with the piggyback shocks. I have a large size frame, and the space seems like they should fit. I have let the air out of the shock to see how / where it moves during compression, but still seems like it should fit.
    Did you try fitting a piggyback shock, or just went on recommendations, if so what size frame do you have?

  87. #87
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Try the monarch rt3 debonair.

    It seems the sram x7 front der. needs constant adjustment almost every ride, has anyone have this problem with their zesty/ spicy?

    @downward

    How did you managed to remove your race face turbine chain set? I loosen the 8mm bolt but I wasn't able to remove the crank arm.

    Try Monarch RT3 DebonAir it made my bike plusher than then fox float rear shox. another option is the DB inline.

    Do you find 34T easier to climb technical hills?
    Last edited by rave81; 07-30-2014 at 10:03 PM.

  88. #88
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dan4jeepin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    428
    Yet another broken main pivot bolt on my zesty 527. Lapierre now says there is no way it would break unless it was loose. Which is the opposite since the first time it broke they claimed it was over tightened. The only thing they seem to want to offer is another bolt which at the rate I've been going will last about 2 months. Also the new computer with longer contacts continues to only work about 50% of the time. Again no real help from Lapierre they just claim I don't charge the bike often enough or say they don't believe it.

    I'll probably be selling this bike and will for sure be avoiding all Lapierre bikes in the future.

  89. #89
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    Yet another broken main pivot bolt on my zesty 527. Lapierre now says there is no way it would break unless it was loose. Which is the opposite since the first time it broke they claimed it was over tightened. The only thing they seem to want to offer is another bolt which at the rate I've been going will last about 2 months. Also the new computer with longer contacts continues to only work about 50% of the time. Again no real help from Lapierre they just claim I don't charge the bike often enough or say they don't believe it.

    I'll probably be selling this bike and will for sure be avoiding all Lapierre bikes in the future.
    I got no problems with my Lapierre Zesty 527, I raced in Enduro I haven't broken anything I even accidentally crash onto a rock and not a single crack on the frame. The only problem I encountered is the front der sram x7 needs constant adjustment. So I'll be replacing that with Shimano XT version more reliable and durable component.


    Did you fit the pivot your or your lbs?
    Could you please post a pic of the broken pivot here.
    Last edited by rave81; 08-14-2014 at 08:09 AM.

  90. #90
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2

    Am 727

    I am a Newbie, so go easy.

    Here is my new AM 727. I pick it up when I get back to Adelaide, Australia in about 2 weeks time. Can't wait. Have got a four day ride up at Melrose planned with my brother and his new Trek Remedy 9.0 and my father, who is also a keen mtb'r.

    Upgraded to RCT3 160mm immediately and upgraded to Maxxis High Roller 2 on the front, as you can see. Will run the NN's on the back and see how that works out for now.

    Have had the lbs check torque on the main pivot bolt. Hoping to not have any issues with that or the Ei, which I'm a bit nervous about still.

    Wish me luck!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-lappy727.jpg  


  91. #91
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by Stef.Ski View Post
    I am a Newbie, so go easy.

    Here is my new AM 727. I pick it up when I get back to Adelaide, Australia in about 2 weeks time. Can't wait. Have got a four day ride up at Melrose planned with my brother and his new Trek Remedy 9.0 and my father, who is also a keen mtb'r.

    Upgraded to RCT3 160mm immediately and upgraded to Maxxis High Roller 2 on the front, as you can see. Will run the NN's on the back and see how that works out for now.

    Have had the lbs check torque on the main pivot bolt. Hoping to not have any issues with that or the Ei, which I'm a bit nervous about still.

    Wish me luck!

    You should have waited for the 2015 version, coz the color is better and they fix the problem with wide seat stay.

    I recently raced my Zesty 527 in WA gravity Enduro. this bike is amazing. It climb easily and it really likes the downhill .

  92. #92
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by rave81 View Post
    You should have waited for the 2015 version, coz the color is better and they fix the problem with wide seat stay.

    I recently raced my Zesty 527 in WA gravity Enduro. this bike is amazing. It climb easily and it really likes the downhill .
    Agreed, the colour scheme is far from my first choice, but I don't think I would have got the deal I got if I'd ordered the 2015. I am taking some comfort from the 'murdered out' matt black on the downtube. I think the fork lower is matt also, I have ordered some matt frameskins just in case. I will be satisfied with function over form regardless.

    Not sure the 2015 would have been here in time for the ride either.

    I checked heel clearance on my Giant, Anthem, and I seem to have plenty of room, but time will tell.

  93. #93
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    68
    Cool bike Stef. I'm loving my Zesty.
    Cant wait to get back in the saddle .. nursing a broken collar bone at the moment.

  94. #94
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-zesty420_dsf0314.jpg

    I converted my zesty to spicy by installing Pike 160mm and also I changed the rear shock to Monarch RT3 Debon Air, it makes the bike plusher to ride.

    I also changed the stem to 50mm thomson with Fatbar Carbon 780mm (not shown in this email)

    I'm keeping the raceface 2x10 coz i need i like long climbs but I installed e.thirteen chain guide. Also changed the shifters to XTR and changed the front der to XT, because the x7 requires constant adjustment since I got this bike.

    I changed the pedals to time atac mx8 more suitable for enduro racing.


    @Stef

    Frameskin has not existing precut for zesty/spicy did you purchase the generic?

    I have to get mine at invisiframe it cost more.

  95. #95
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    9
    Hi!

    I have the Spicy team, with E:I, but im not really happy with it.
    So im thinking to change it for a Debonair, what Tune did you choose Rave81?
    I just broke the part that holds the display on the Stem in a crash, I thought i could fix it with super glue, but there`s no connection with the display. Not sure if some cables broke, hard to see.
    I understand why Lapierre did some changes with the system for 2015..
    otherwise im really happy with the bike, great allrounder.

  96. #96
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by lector View Post
    Hi!

    I have the Spicy team, with E:I, but im not really happy with it.
    So im thinking to change it for a Debonair, what Tune did you choose Rave81?
    I just broke the part that holds the display on the Stem in a crash, I thought i could fix it with super glue, but there`s no connection with the display. Not sure if some cables broke, hard to see.
    I understand why Lapierre did some changes with the system for 2015..
    otherwise im really happy with the bike, great allrounder.

    Thats the main reason I did not chose the I:e version. Electronic component in mountain bike wont last.

    I havd the m/l tune.

    has anyone of your have constant main issue with the Sram X7 front der. I have to adjust it every 2 to 3 rides.
    Last edited by rave81; 08-26-2014 at 12:24 AM.

  97. #97
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-20140831_131042.jpg

    What is the torque specification for rear shock bolt?

  98. #98
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    12

    2014 Spicy LARGE FRAME with piggyback shock - Cane Creek

    Just to add some info on the piggyback shocks suitability on the 2014 Spicy / Zesty.....
    I got my hands on a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air (200 x 75 size match to Original) and had a crack at fitting it......
    Please NOTE : This is a size LARGE FRAME.

    As you can see, there is about 8 - 10mm clearance between the frame and the piggyback, when in full compression.
    With this confirmed, I went back to Rock Shock for some more info (specific measurements), which they impressed me in providing in quick time.
    The critical measurements I was after, was the distance from the top eye down to the end of the piggyback, and the distance from the centerline of the shock to the outer edge of the piggyback at such point.
    The said that for the Monarch Plus Debonair (200 x 57) the length to the end of the piggyback was 100mm down from the eye, and from the centerline out was 56mm.
    As you can see from the first photo, there is somewhere around 65mm available.......
    Success.... I have now ordered the new shock, and wait patiently to see if I have made the correct decision... Wish me luck.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-dsc_0026%5B1%5D.jpg  

    LaPierre 27.5 Anyone riding one with feedback?-dsc_0030%5B1%5D.jpg  


  99. #99
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by Downward View Post
    Just to add some info on the piggyback shocks suitability on the 2014 Spicy / Zesty.....
    I got my hands on a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air (200 x 75 size match to Original) and had a crack at fitting it......
    Please NOTE : This is a size LARGE FRAME.

    As you can see, there is about 8 - 10mm clearance between the frame and the piggyback, when in full compression.
    With this confirmed, I went back to Rock Shock for some more info (specific measurements), which they impressed me in providing in quick time.
    The critical measurements I was after, was the distance from the top eye down to the end of the piggyback, and the distance from the centerline of the shock to the outer edge of the piggyback at such point.
    The said that for the Monarch Plus Debonair (200 x 57) the length to the end of the piggyback was 100mm down from the eye, and from the centerline out was 56mm.
    As you can see from the first photo, there is somewhere around 65mm available.......
    Success.... I have now ordered the new shock, and wait patiently to see if I have made the correct decision... Wish me luck.
    Please keep us posted with ur piggyBack rear shox. What is the torque specific for those bolts?

  100. #100
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Downward View Post
    Just to add some info on the piggyback shocks suitability on the 2014 Spicy / Zesty.....
    I got my hands on a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air (200 x 75 size match to Original) and had a crack at fitting it......
    Please NOTE : This is a size LARGE FRAME.

    As you can see, there is about 8 - 10mm clearance between the frame and the piggyback, when in full compression.
    With this confirmed, I went back to Rock Shock for some more info (specific measurements), which they impressed me in providing in quick time.
    The critical measurements I was after, was the distance from the top eye down to the end of the piggyback, and the distance from the centerline of the shock to the outer edge of the piggyback at such point.
    The said that for the Monarch Plus Debonair (200 x 57) the length to the end of the piggyback was 100mm down from the eye, and from the centerline out was 56mm.
    As you can see from the first photo, there is somewhere around 65mm available.......
    Success.... I have now ordered the new shock, and wait patiently to see if I have made the correct decision... Wish me luck.
    Really looking forward to reading your information regarding that piggyback in a large frame. Thinking about a Monarch Plus Debonair or a CC DBinline for my bike. Not liking the Fox Float CTD at all.

    Building my dream bike from a Lapierre Zesty 527 and all that's left is that rear shock.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Lapierre fan boys
    By sixteenornumber in forum Passion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-29-2013, 01:19 AM
  2. Lapierre Demo
    By kilosjmech in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2013, 12:46 PM
  3. LaPierre
    By LCW in forum 27.5
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-16-2013, 03:28 PM
  4. LaPierre first FS 29er
    By Ojos Azules in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-12-2011, 05:52 PM
  5. lapierre dh 720
    By sundace in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 06-30-2011, 04:04 PM

Members who have read this thread: 29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •