So I've got a 2016 Canyon Spectral EX8 on order. I'm sure most folk are aware of the current delays with Canyon and to be honest I don't trust them to deliver when the say, which has got me looking.....

And this looks like a cracking deal? - Lapierre Zesty AM 827 - 2015 - Ubyk

Canyon link here -

Very similar on paper spec wise, but what's folk thoughts on the Lapierre? I've heard without the E shock it doesn't climb very well and the listed weight (11.9kg) is somewhat optimistic.