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    Lapierre Thread

    Can I start a Lapierre thread, to late I want to see some pics to drool over.
    My Whyte thread may have failed but that was because very few people have them, Lapierre is a much bigger company so someone must have one.

    Here in the UK theyíve only just started to import, and my local Giant dealer has just signed up with them and got a very nice looking 2008 X-Control 410.

    Please post a pic if you have one.


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    This was at my local Lapierre dealer, what a beast!

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    nice!

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    impressive)..
    for trail?

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    Yep! Basically their version of a trail bike, I would have thought it would have a similar purpose to the Santa Cruz Blur with the same travel and type of VPP suspension.

    120mm front suspension but I donít know about the rear travel.

    I cant wait to get a ride on one

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    I am getting my new Lapierre race bike within the week. I will post pictures!!

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    Which one are you going for?

    Cant wait to see pics, hope yours arrive nice and early for you unlike the ones this dealer got in.

    Merry Christmas!

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    It is the X-Race 900 frame, not the 2008, I think the 2007, but I should get it wednesday or thursday!

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    Looks like a very nice bike on the web site.

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    New Lapierre Zesty 914 2008 !





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    congrats

    Looks amazing especially with the white fork and Formula brakes and the carbon derailleur guard is a nice touch, whatís the ride like?

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    Went back to my local Lapierre dealer and found he has the other bikes he ordered. Which now means he stocks Turner, Kona, Giant (my Trance X), Lapierre, Cove, Titus and Chumba so a very good range of bikes.

    If you look closely on this you can see some wonderful innovations such as the rear sus sag measuring instrument (the red ring above the seat stay on the seat tube) and a very nice carbon derailleur guard to provide ultimate protection when matched with the XT Shadow mech.

    With all these beautiful bikes Iím seriously considering putting up a tent in the shop.


    I give you some slightly blurry pics of the Lapierre Zesty 514:



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    Delicious!!!

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    My own Lapierre X-race 300 '07 - Total: 10780 g ->10500 going to be on spring this year.


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    Nice! I like the green forks.

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    Out of interest, where's the UK shop?

    I'm in Cheshire/Peaks and looking to dem the Zesty and Spicy.

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    You probably canít travel this far to get your bike but Nirvana in Westcott, Surrey nr Dorking has a reward scheme where by for every £10 you spend you get £1 off you next purchase. I spent £1500 on a Trance X and they gave me £150 of free stuff OR stuff I swapped onto the bike for free. Absolutely amazing deal if you can get down here.

    Also they have amazing customer service and several Zestyís in stock as seen above and no I donít work there.

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    Have a drool over this beauty with the kind permission of: https://www.flickr.com/photos/omendez/




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    Reveiw of the Zesty 514

    Well, last week I had an opportunity to test the Lapierre. The weight is very light for a pretty ordinary 5.5in bike and was very noticeable. It was very plush and has a stable pedalling platform, that is until you really power it up a steep hill which leads me to question why they didnít at least put an RP2 on the back which should remove any pedal feedback on steep sections. Looking at the pic you can see the level of kit you get with this very good value bike, itís all light and worked perfectly. This bike is extremely confidence inspiring with everything it does, probably because of the high front end. The high front end would be something I would change as it had a negative effect on the steering and uphill performance so I would put a Fox F-120 R on their as I wouldnít personally need 140mm on the front and the bottom bracket being lower would make it more stable, which is another good thing for me, I donít get problems hitting stuff with the BB or cranks and I am a tall rider so it make I high saddle easier without moving my weight up and I wont look like a goon on a step ladder. The tires are another thing that would have to go, Iíd have Conti Mountain King 2.4 protections put on there for speed and grip rather than these banana slicks. Surprisingly the saddle was quite comfortable. The new pressed in BB has me wondering about durability and how I get it in and out but Iím sure Shimano had a good reason for bringing back such an old and hard to perform maintenance on BB system.

    As for the rest of the ride: perfect, no joke.
    As for the rest of the kit: perfect, particularly the Formula Oroís and new XT wheels.
    As for the frame: perfect, its strong and looks stunning with great graphics.



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    Why's this pic so popular

    Can you guys help me out with something, I have a Flickr photo account, youíve seen my nice clear photos of this bike, but so far this blurry pic through the window of my LBS with the reflection of my flash in the window with scratches all over it is the most popular with 209 views, I find this very odd, perhaps itís that dork next to the flash reflection that catches your attention.

    Having said that, I was ignoring the nearly 300 views I got for a pic of 5 cable/frame protectors, which is just plain strange.



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    I hate this answering system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik.M
    I hate this answering system
    Well thatís an odd thing to say, I just cant think what you mean, care to explain?

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    Many times when I am answering to some messages, my answer doesn't go into the right place.

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    Probably someone hotlinked your photo on some other website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik.M
    Probably someone hotlinked your photo on some other website.

    Lets see, and please explain what you are on about, this is very mysterious.

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    I cant say that that has ever happened to me on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik.M
    Probably someone hotlinked your photo on some other website.
    Oh wait what am I on about, yes I know what you mean, I didnít think of that, how rude of them.

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    I suppose the point I am getting is I have 1507 views on my Flickr account and of that, 1150 are of my various pics of the Lapierre Zesty 514 and X-control there seems to be allot of interest in these bikes.

    So thatís 9 pics getting 1150 views and the other 90 only getting 350 views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    I suppose the point I am getting is I have 1507 views on my Flickr account and of that, 1150 are of my various pics of the Lapierre Zesty 514 and X-control there seems to be allot of interest in these bikes.

    So thatís 9 pics getting 1150 views and the other 90 only getting 350 views.
    Flikr will make a record for every time one of the images from your account is served up out of their image database, whether it be on the actual flikr site, or whether it be another site where someone has hotlinked to that image (as mentioned previously). So, for example, your post on 01-04-2008 contains two images of a Lapierre through a window - these two images are hotlinked to flikr, and are therefore served up from your flikr image database. Whenever I view that post (each time I go to page 1 of this thread), flikr will record one more view against each of those images. Same for everytime everyone else views that post. And ... same for any other instance where someone has seen one of your pics and posted it on another site. Make sense? Sorry if I've just explained something you already understand.

    In any case, having not heard of Lapierre until this morning, I have to say - what an awesome looking array of bikes they have. I'll add them to my "bikes I'd like to own one of but will probably never get around to it" list (along with Ibis Mojo).

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    I kind of knew what you were saying but I had forgotten that this also applies if I have the pics on Mtbr, thanks to you I know understand why some of my pics are so popular and others arenít.

    Without further ado lets have some more porno, this one conveniently almost blocks out the idiot over by the counter, Iím going to have to have words with my photographer over this, that person should not be in the pics.


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    Being new to this brand of bikes, forgive this question if it seems obvious. Since this 'Zesty' and it's 6" travel sibling 'Spicy' have the shock mounted in the center of the front triangle, does this just mean you're only ever riding with a bladder bag if you want hydration? I've often wondered the same thing about the Ibis Mojo. Both them and these Lapierre frames are pure porn, but does the lack of a bottle cage (or only having one on the underside of the downtube) turn anyone away? Personally I rarely ride without a bladder bag, but just wondered what other's thought.

    N.B. I like the look of the Lapierre DH bike - the DH-230. Custom white 40's and all!

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    Found this nice Spicey 316 in my LBS today. Nirvanaís only a small shop but since the Zesty got some good reviews they have been selling the 514 by the lorry load, between 2-5 a week last time I asked them while the poor X-control sits in the shop gathering dust, I suppose thatís what happens when mbr says it is similar and just as good if not better than the Enduro.





    I love that last one, washing instructions on a bike, someone has a sense of humour at Lapierre.

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    Finally got to try the X-control a few weeks ago, suffice it to say itís now perfectly clear why Velo Vert named it 07 bike of the year, but the Trance 1 still got my vote for various reasons that had nothing to do with how the bikes rode.

    So anyway here it is, with a nice shot of its very responsive yet extremely pedal efficient suspension system:



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    Anyone has ridden Zesty or Spicy besides the last page review? I'm very curious about it.

    In exchange picture of my DH-230
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    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/spicy-516-08-30363

    The Spicy 516 done by MBUK.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/mountain/product/zesty-08-31095

    The Zesty 314 done by WMB.

    The Zesty 514 was also done by mbr a few months back.

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    Yeah I've seen that my google skills are not that bad but these reviews pretty much suck ass. Not informational at all.
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    Having ridden the bikes I’ve found those reviews to be pretty accurate so what info is it that you want?
    Last edited by EGF168; 06-20-2008 at 10:49 AM.

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    The new issue of mbr has a comparison test of the Spicy 516 in it if it was comparisons to other bikes you wanted:

    GT SANCTION 1.0 7/10
    LAPIERRE SPICY 516 9/10
    MARIN ATTACK TRAIL 8/10
    SPECIALIZED ENDURO SL PRO 8/10
    TREK REMEDY 9 8/10

    They would have given it 10 if a few changes were made to the kit but you’ll have to either tell me what info you want or track down the magazine where you live. Oh and Rowan from my LBS did his own review of the Zesty:

    http://www.nirvanacycles.com/news_zesty514.htm



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    Someone elseís Spicy 516, Iím told there were lots of Spicyís at the Mega Avalanche over the weekend.



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    Now, lets get down to business, my LBS has been telling me about a lovely new 7in FR bike called the Frog, naturally in green, anyone else heard anything?

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    Anyone know what the weight and the bottom bracket height of the Zesty is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danish Dynamite
    Anyone know what the weight and the bottom bracket height of the Zesty is?
    Thatís amazing, Iíve lost the only review that told the BB height but the weight of the standard 514 is 27.1lbs.

    The BB felt high to me but then it has to be under the 13.75in of the Spicy.

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    2009 Lappierre bikes, AM-DH:

    https://www.velovert.com/reportages/?idr=15


    Froggy FR bike as promised only 1 day later.

    And more to my liking the Zesty has a new carbon seat stay and Lapierre continues to put XC racing tires on all mountain bikes.
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    I think we need more Lapierre fans on here but there are some of the 09 specs on Bikeradar.com if anyone is interested.





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    Hi folks,

    Well yesterday I had the chance to test test ride a Lapierre Spicy around the trails of the North Downs in the south east of England.

    I have had my Titus Motolite for a few years now and I wanted to see how the new generation of trail bikes compare.

    Setting up the bike is fairly easy as it comes with a sag indicator fitted to the frame with markings for different types of riding. Initially the bike was set up in the xc setting but I took a shock pump with me to play around with the settings.

    The first thing that struck me was how well the bike climbed: Ok it may not be a fair comparison as my ML is currently fitted with super tacky high rollers and Maxxis free-ride tubes, left over from my Canada trip, but it climbs just as well, if not better, than my ML. Certainly better than I expected a 6 inch travel bike to climb.

    The other thing I liked was the slack head angle: It really made a difference on steep descents and did not seem to effect the handling on steep climbs.

    The downsides? Well for most of the ride, the suspension did not seem that plush. In fact on one trail (Golden Birdies/Barryknowsbest if you know the area), the suspension felt very harsh over the roots and seemed slow in comparison to the ML.

    At the bottom of this trail I decided to adjust the suspension: I let some air out of the shock putting it in the slacker setting, and noticed that the rebound had been set on it's fastest setting. I set the rebound 1 click from slowest and it the changes seem to make a world of difference and began to feel how a 6 inch bike should feel.

    I have decided since that the reason the suspension felt harsh was due to the Fox Float R having pro-pedal built in. If I bought one, I would either replace it with an RP23 or get the Float re-tuned at TF Tuned shocks.

    Conclusions?

    Nice bike and I would consider getting one, but there is one problem: The cheaper version I test rode came with the fantastic Fox 36 Vanilla forks which I loved, but the bike is orange and I'm not sure if I could live with an orange bike. The next model up is black, but comes with 36 Talas fork instead. I would be tempted to sell the Talas and buy a Vanilla.
    The problem is, is that the next model up is £600 ($1140 approx.) more although the improvement in spec justifies the price difference.

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    2009 zestys

    Heres the 2009 zestys...





    that 514 has my name written all over it....

    note carbon rear triangle on 714 and 914, and 15mm bolt through fox forks on all apart from 314 (by the looks of it)

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    Very nice, my LBS will sell hundreds of those 09 514’s now more people know how good they are…

    You wouldn’t happen to have any pics of the 09 X-control’s would you?

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    Umm, very nice. Do you have pics of the 09 Spicy's too?

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    2009 spicys...




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    Froggys.....



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    xcontrol 2009







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    Nice, thanks for posting those. If someone gives me a few grand I can start the Lapierre collection Iíve been wanting, I think a Zesty 914 and X-control 710 will be fine for my riding.

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    Why didnít I think to check their web site, seems Lapierreís 09 bikes are up, go to the international site because the US one wont have many FS bikes because of suspension patent issues with selling them in the US.

    http://www.lapierrebikes.com/lapierre/

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    ha thats come online today!
    I think because eurobike is on where they will be showing the new range. good spot

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    Whats the rear mud clearance like on those x controls? Looks pretty crowded around the rear wheel...

    Is that store Nirvana cycles? I've had terrible service from them in the past - avoid like the plague
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside
    Whats the rear mud clearance like on those x controls? Looks pretty crowded around the rear wheel...

    Is that store Nirvana cycles? I've had terrible service from them in the past - avoid like the plague
    Mud clearance is tight but at least it doesnít have the seat to chain stay strut raped as close to the tires as my 08 Giant Trance.

    Yes itís Nirvana Cycles, what terrible service did you get from them? At the moment they not only give the best deals round here but theyíre also the only bike shop in the area I will trust with my bike.

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    Hey, your profile says youíve got a Setavento Ti, we didnít happen to meat at Leith Hill tower did we?



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    Nah, that was'nt me - I've since sold that frame and gone with a On One 29er.

    Im around Leith/holmbury every weekend so say hi if you see one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside
    Nah, that was'nt me - I've since sold that frame and gone with a On One 29er.

    Im around Leith/holmbury every weekend so say hi if you see one.
    A black On One? Keep seeing black ones up there, anyway Iíll keep an eye out for On One 29ersÖ

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    hello from slovakia, i ride my 2k8 spicy 316 for a couple of weeks and it really rocks. i ride everything stock except rear mech (sram x9 mid cage), shifters (sram x0 triggers), rear hub (dt cerrit) and maxxis minions...
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    Mud clearance is tight but at least it doesnít have the seat to chain stay strut raped as close to the tires as my 08 Giant Trance
    Would you say it was better / worse than Blur xc, Anthem x?
    Has any body got photos which show the mud clearance on the x-controls?
    For a lot of general riding I tend to run 2.25 tubless bonty tires are these going to fit in comfortably?

    Cheers

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    Thanks for putting this thread up!

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    Glad I found this thread. The Lapierre bikes look great, shame I can't find any in Sheffield! LordOnOne how much thrashing has the Nirvana Zesty 514 demo bike had? Noticed on their website it was on sale. Otherwise I'll be looking at a 314 unless that lottery ticket comes in this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -ASP-
    Glad I found this thread. The Lapierre bikes look great, shame I can't find any in Sheffield! LordOnOne how much thrashing has the Nirvana Zesty 514 demo bike had? Noticed on their website it was on sale. Otherwise I'll be looking at a 314 unless that lottery ticket comes in this week.
    I had a spin on it a few weeks ago, it was either the BB or the rear hub, one of them felt pretty rough, they were already working on the rear brake that needed bleeding and Iím not sure what was wrong with the rear shock but Iím sure they will be able to fix that. I think the main problems are cosmetic, few scratches here and there and general filth. Iím sure if you give it a good cleaning and make sure you get them to fix it up nice it will be fine. I recommend getting some new tires though. At least it was in better shape than the managers Reign.

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    It's late enough in the evening so this will be short. I have my 2008 Lapierre Spicy 316 for about five weeks now. And I've ridden on 35km xc spins through to entering some fairly tough local downhill races on it. Well this bike is amazing, it climbs really well for 160mm of travel, the fork is noticeable when climbing, as in you feel that the front end is a wee bit higher than you would like, but it still climbs so well. Almost like a regular xc machine. The phrase mountain goat sprang to mind on my last outing.

    However it's over the rough stuff and on descents where the bike comes into it's own. I was in shock after my first spin, it was a night ride on some very tech xc trails. Well the bike just chewed up evrything I could throw at it, I could just pick my line and with some persuasion and trust in the bike it just does what you ask.

    On the DH trails it feels right at home, you might not win the race, but it will sure be a serious buzz on the way down. I changed the tyres to Maxxis High Rollers as I am a big fan, the other tires may have been fine, but the High Rollers were in my shed so on they went.

    Bottom Line-Great, great bike...paint seems to chip and rub off easily enough, but I do ride very hard so it's no big surprise, it's a mountain bike at the end off the day so this is bound to happen...Buy one, please, you'll love it

    It has made me fall completely in love with biking again, I have almost become obsessed!..

    My last bike was a 2001 Giant NRS xtc team,..

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    what tire do you use on spicy- i have original mountain king 2,4 and what do you think of org. shifters(on 316) a litle slow to me or i have wrong feeling about them ?

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    Where I ride the terrain is mostly rocky, rooty hand built and quite rough terrain. I use the bike for xc sometimes but have been doing a lot of downhill on it lately. I actually entered my first downhill race on this bike and it coped fine with it.

    I changed the tyres after the first week or so as I was at a local downhill race when I a few riders recommended Maxxis High Rollers. I can't really compare them to Kings as I didn't use them for long enough to give an informed opinion.

    I can tell you though that for 3hour xc spins or a day of dh sessioning the High Rollers are excellent tyres. They cope well with the wet mud which is almost constant here in Ireland. I'm running the 2.3 width. Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by tica22
    what tire do you use on spicy- i have original mountain king 2,4 and what do you think of org. shifters(on 316) a litle slow to me or i have wrong feeling about them ?

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    Most of the Spicyís Iíve seen were running Maxxis High Rollers so I guess they must be better, I havenít ridden the Spicy with the MK 2.4ís but the manager at my LBS says theyíre crap so Iíll take his word for it.

    The Shimano Deore shifters shouldnít feel too slow, they probably need a bit of tweaking to make sure theyíre setup properly. Having a good set of cables will also make a big difference with those shifters.



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    Oooohh Those '09 looks awesome!

    Too bad they are not available anymore here in Canada...

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    LaPierre has some bikes available in North America. I am in contact with them as of recently and will pass on some info. However, the FS bikes are not there, but their HT's, including the "marathon" ones with the banana-type stays are. That would be my hardtail of choice if I didn't go with a Curto Marathon steel.

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    back in October I saw a bike that might have been a Lapierre.
    I think it was carbon but the distinctive thing about it was that it had a wish bone top tube. Soon after the head tube, it split in to two and then two tubes went all the way to the back wheel.

    It looked cool and I just want to find out what it was.

    was it a Lapierre?

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    Can anyone give advice on the following,

    Im really considering a Froggy BUT, the smallest frame size is there 43cm.. with a 22.8" top tube and 16.9" seat tube. I'm 5'5 tall and usually ride a SMALL all my previous frame - commencal, VPFree, Bighit have been smalls. I'm just worried that this beast is going to be too long in the Top tube and not enought stand over height for me. Saying that, I do feel cramped on the Meta when climbing.

    Any sizing help appreciated.

    Also, anyone know what rear wheel size the Froggy uses ? is it maxle, 10, 12mm QR etc ?

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    Hi,

    Just doing my final bits of Lapierre research before picking up my Zesty 714 (08) ffrom Primera in Charminster/Bournemouth. I had a10% deposit down on a 514 09' to pick up on Saturday and just before I went to pick it up...I saw the reduced price of the old 714....

    £2049 ! I CANNOT WAIT!

    http://www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk/home.aspx
    very limited stock though, I'd be surprised if there are any left...

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    Hi!
    Has anyone got a pic of a confirmed size L or XL Zesty?
    Would be epriciated!

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    The white Zesty 514 in this set is a size large I saw at my LBS, I’ve seen an XL but I don’t think I’ve got any pics, the Zesty is quite lucky cos it doesn’t look quite as big as many other XL bikes but still feels big.


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    Thanks a bunch! I just wanted to make sure it didnīt look as goofy as other size Large bikes can do. I know it shouldnīt matter but it does to me!:P

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    hey, does anybody know the weight of the frame of an alu-zesty?

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    Hi again!
    You who actually own a Zesty canīt you please tell me what height you are and what size you ride?

    According to the lapierre website I should go for the Large model since I am 181cm tall, but I just want a second opinion and also se how you feel about your rides.
    Thanks!
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    Hello!

    I've got a 2008 Zesty 714 in LARGE - I'm 5ft 11 and a bit.... I was nervous about having large but two things helped my purchase, the bike was set up by the shop I purchased from... and about 140mm of seat post is visible.... the 2nd fact is large was all they had ....

    I've owned it now for about 6-7 weeks, and I feel very comfortable on it... I was used to a smaller shorted, hardtail which had me hunched quite badly I think, so to be sat tall and comfy with all geometry set for me is a revelation...

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    just to add...5ft 11 and a bit is 181cm!

    If you prefer the long seat post look, go Medium....but I'm fine with Large and so is a 185cm mate of mine who got one at the same time as me...

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    Pretty much a rule to post pictures if you talk about the bike...

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    I am 183cm/6ft and I have an inside leg of 32cm...I have a Lapierre Spicy and it's medium (56cm)and it fits like a glove....

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    my mate on a Large (185cm):

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    i was thinking of getting a zesty 314 would you guys recomend it i just had my marin rock springs nicked ): i realy enjoyed that bike. what size do i need i a zesty i'm 6ft 183cm cheers!

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    You're on a Lapierre thread, we're biased! they're great bikes.... for a 6ft'er, so far you have 2 guys on Large (me and a mate (pictured above)) and one on a Medium, that 'fits like a glove'.... brochure suggests Large but go and sit on one.... you won't regret it. Beautifully detailed bike.

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    Thanks a bunch for your input! I think Large is the way to go seeing how your friend dwarfs his bike and is only 4 cm taller than me!=)

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    sit on both to be sure! (he may be a smidge over 185.....)

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    cheers guys i'll go a try one out probably go for large,the other thing i was worried about how are the zestys when climing i want to keep up with my mates a couple have got xc bikes

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    I've actually climbed faster... the anti bob geometry works a treat...that may because its new and so I just 'want' it to feel faster.... but its certainly no slower than my previous Hardtail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Strangelove
    I am 183cm/6ft and I have an inside leg of 32cm...I have a Lapierre Spicy and it's medium (56cm)and it fits like a glove....
    Are you shure you got the numbers right? 32 cm inside leg sounds pretty short to me:S
    Medium spicy is 46 cm if im not mistaken or are you thinking of the top-tube?
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    I got a reply from James Blackwell on an email I sent him regarding the size since he is longterm testing the Zesty in the Mountainbiking UK magazine so now I have no doubt in my mind that Large is the way to go.

    "Hi there William. I am 5, 7Ē and ride the medium which is spot on. If you are 5, 11Ē then a large would fit you as I think you will find the top tube to short and the ride to cramped on a medium. Lappierre are awesome bikes and you will not regret buying one! Hope this helps Regards James"

    Gonna talk to my bikeshop and probobly order one on friday=)

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    Hi all, am thinking of going for the 314 in that funky green and doing a fair number of parts swaps. Has anyone done this and gotten a frame weight in the process? cheers, Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by foureyes
    Hi all, am thinking of going for the 314 in that funky green and doing a fair number of parts swaps. Has anyone done this and gotten a frame weight in the process? cheers, Adam
    I don’t know but as whole bikes the Zesty and Spicy come up pretty light so it can’t be too bad.

    If anyone is thinking of buying a Lapierre go to a real bike shop and not Evans, they NEVER give you a deal or swap any parts you don’t like and are only selling Lapierre so they can jump on what’s hot this year. On top of that they’re buying up loads of stock they don’t need at the moment which is making it difficult for people who actually want the bikes to get them. They rarely develop a personal relationship with their customers and never have test bikes so it’s always better to go to a real dealer.

    I took a few photos of the 2009 Zesty 314 and Spicy 516 at Nirvana Cycles and put them up on Flickr, just click on the photos.




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    What size is that zesty pictured? 46 or 50cm??

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    Itīs a 50 cm (Large)

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    Can you get a Zesty frame alone?? In the US or Canada??

    The bikes are great, no doubt, but there are some stubborn people that have a batch of parts laying around or a frame that needs retiring but the kit stuck to it can still go a few years.

    I'd love a Zesty...
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    You can get a frame, but you have to contact a dealer overseas. Big volume dealers are capable of doing it easily.

    My LBS has a LaPierre with a BOS setup in the store.

    I spent a lot of time with LaPierre at EB and they are fantastic in person.

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    I'm not sure the Zesty is available in a frame only option. The Lapierre site and the UK distributor only list the Spicy, Froggy and DH 920 as being available in a ďframe KitĒ???

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    I'm glad to see all the support for the Lapierres here- i absolutley love my Zesty 514- its upped my mileage massively as i can't wait to ride every day, it's such fun to ride and light for an all mountain 5" rig - so I can really keep up with the guys aswell as still jump off everything the North Downs has to offer.

    Nirvana Cycles where Lordonone is taking all the photos are now selling them online http://www.nirvanacycles.com/shop/se...7/1/suspension so I guess that helps all you Europeans get your hands on them but sorry North Americans I don't think they ship to US yet. Hope you can get your hands on one.

    Bringing mine to ride Moab and Whistler sometime this summer- so you can drool over it!

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    Lapierre Zesty 514L

    Quote Originally Posted by kendyck1
    I'm glad to see all the support for the Lapierres here- i absolutley love my Zesty 514- its upped my mileage massively as i can't wait to ride every day, it's such fun to ride and light for an all mountain 5" rig - so I can really keep up with the guys aswell as still jump off everything the North Downs has to offer.

    Nirvana Cycles where Lordonone is taking all the photos are now selling them online https://www.nirvanacycles.com/shop/s...7/1/suspension so I guess that helps all you Europeans get your hands on them but sorry North Americans I don't think they ship to US yet. Hope you can get your hands on one.

    Bringing mine to ride Moab and Whistler sometime this summer- so you can drool over it!

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    Just regarding the sizing issue, as far as I know, inside leg measurement rather than height is the most important. I'm 6'2, but only have a 32/33 inch inside leg measurement. The medium felt like the right fit for me. The large felt too big.

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    Just wanted to share some experiences of buying and owning the Lapierre Zesty 314 for anyone thinking of getting this bike.

    Hope this helps potential buyers. Anyone with the 314 I would love to hear your buying, owning experiences, or kit changes.

    I narrowed down to two bikes the Specialized FSR Elite and a Lapierre Zesty 314 and last weekend got to ride both side-by-side and opted for the Lapierre Zesty. I rode the FSR Elite 4-5 times, the Zesty 2-3. I was pretty much set on buying the Elite, when a friend said I should try the Zesty. Took me a month of testing to decide. I am 6ft 4 so use a XL frame. It does feel / look at little small under me, due to frame geometry, but actually is longer than the Spec Elite (I measured it)

    In the end the Zesty just kept putting a smile on my face and thatís why I bought it.

    On paper the Elite is better speced and my wife has the Spez Comp which is a terrific bike, really nice build, great equipment. On paper the Zesty looks not so good, but on the trial itís just fantastic and rides brilliantly.

    Overall the bike (Lapierre) I would say is not so well refined as the FSR Elite, but itís the ride that really made the difference, I was much faster on the Zesty and smiles all the way.

    Couple of things I am changing on the Zesty. First the tyres (Continental race) are not good. Theyíre fast but not grippy enough and I will change those in next couple of days.

    The saddle and seat post is also pretty awful and Iíll change those (probably due to my size)

    Personally, if I had the option I would have also changed the brakes from Formula Oro to Avid Elixir, as they later have some lever adjustment and have more stopping power and much better build quality.

    The ride is just great and the more you push it the more the bike soaks up the trial. The rear shock is terrific, easy to set up and soaks up bumps. The front Fox floats, I am having difficulty getting set right and I am getting some twanging and rattling noise, so they might be failing. I only had the bike 2 days and rode 25 miles so will know once I settle into it. It also accelerates like crazy and can run away on descents unless you keep it under control. Climbing is good, but not great as I had read, with the front prone to getting very light.

    It is such great fun to ride and has scarred the hell outa me a couple of times, but I wake up thinking about getting out on it, which has to be a good sign.

    Hope this helps.

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    I'm in search for a new full suspension bike and LaPierre caught my attention.. the options are Froggy and Spicy.

    I'm looking for a freeride capable bike, but to be honest, I mostly pedal trail, still I want something that can handle just about anything, I'm not in for fast and long xc riding but rather have fun with everything.

    A carbon rear triangle would not be my first choice, but the Froggy seems a little oversized for my needs and is marketed as a freeride bike, pedal capabilities are not mentioned anywhere, anyone with any thoughts on that?

    How big is the difference between Froggy and Spicy?

    Weight is not really an issue, but I wish to keep it resonable for a trail bike.
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    @pean: if I were you I would put a bash and chain tensioner on a spicy, a bit more chunky tires, shorter stem and go abuse

    but if you want a more stiff frame with a 20mm more travel at the back end, you can throw a 160mm travel fork on a froggy, and believe me this bike can climb surprisingly well in this setup, for 180mm freeride bike. It makes the bike a lot more lighter in the front and more agile!



    sorry for out of date picture though

    and with 66 RC3 fork

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    @majmun325, that is exactly what I planned to do. Having trouble deciding if I should go for Spicy or Zesty though, unfortunately it seems like Zesty is sold out.

    Froggy is not an option, I want more of a trail bike than a freeride bike.

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    then go for spicy! Zesty is a pure marathon machine, and you still have cross country filling on spicy pedalling uphill. The bike is really fast. I was having spicy 316 '08 on test for a two months and I was blown away!
    The bike goes big. I wasnt jumping or hucking with it, but did a lot of agressive trail riding and it feels superb and supreme on this kind of terrain...

    So yes, my vote goes to spicy

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    I have to give it some more thought. Great to hear your experiences with the bikes though, havn't found a lot of information about Spicy in reviews and test, Zesty on the other hand get great reviews from what I've read.

    My original though was to get something with shorter chainstays, like Sunn Kern och Yeti 575 but some more traction in the back might not be a bad idea. Most of my riding is on flat trails, not much of up- or downhill here, very technical though.

    Thanks for you input though, appreciate it.

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    Here you have two links of spicy's review:
    https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/categ...y-516-08-30363

    https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/categ...y-516-09-32457

    As I said I was amazed how playfull the bike is, the traction is really awesome due to OST technology, and horst link... With my height 175cm (5.74ft) I would go for 46 (medium size) and a shorter stem, which makes bike more nimble. The wheelbase is short enough to make bike agile on steep techical terrain.

    On the other hand, cause you mentioned Yeti 575, I am just having this bike at the moment. I am happy how the bike handles...very short, light, and you can really enjoy. I made a bit more enduro setup with 160mm fork, bashring, chaintensioner, big tires... I did only three rides on it yet, so I can not say much at the moment. Have to say I love it, but time will tell. I am liking the prototype of a new Transition Covert. The geo seems perfect (for me), and I am keen on trying a Transition bike.

    Picture of Yeti:


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    I'd really like to hear your comparasion between Spicy and 575 once you've ridden it some more since the Yeti is a biked I've actually tried.

    The Covert look really really good, a bit on the heave side and once again, long chainstays.

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    Just wanted to show the picture of the Froggy with Marzocchi suspension kit:
    66 RC3 2008
    Roco WC RC coil



    To let you all know, who had been playing with idea of putting a Roco on Froggy - Roco needs tuning to work on Frogg, it doesnt work as it comes in stock setup.

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    Lapierra bikes looks really really good. I was a bit sceptical about the brown color but you really make it work.

    They look, light and fast, but sturdy.

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    Any replacement tyre recommendation for a Zesty 314 ?

    Running hopeless Conti Race Kings.

    Want to change to Maxxi Minions but only come in 2.35 wideth which seems a bit wide for the frame ?

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    Im running the 2.4 mountain kings on my Zesty - they fit just fine and are a great match.
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    Good job!

    Hi there!
    Here is my new wonderful Spicy 516.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168

    This was at my local Lapierre dealer, what a beast!
    My wife bought that exact bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingboy
    My wife bought that exact bike!
    Well she has a very nice bike thenÖI nearly bought one.

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    I agree, it her was choice and I was actually really impressed when i took it for a spin how well it rode. Its also light as well considering the price point too. The only thing Im not a fan of is the XT wheel decals but she likes them and thats whats important.

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    Strange noise from my 314 back wheel anyone had similar?

    Like a metallic pinging noise that is in time with the rotation of the wheel. Sound a bit like a spoke being pinged!

    Itís not the brakes, derailleur or chain. Even thought it was a stone in the tread but itís not. Only happens after a couple of hours of riding and it driving me nuts and my Specialized biking mates are taking the Mickey non-stop

    Could it be the rear wheel bearing?

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    I'm slightly confused, the previous quote stated a magazine writer of 5'7 was on a medium bike, yet I'm 5'6 and I've been suggested the small (42cm) Spicy. Anyone got any opinions?

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    Not sure if anyone know this already, but lapierre are releasing a carbon zesty model for 2010. There is a picture in MBR this month of one of the marketing managers carbon version! sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by broom broom
    Not sure if anyone know this already, but lapierre are releasing a carbon zesty model for 2010. There is a picture in MBR this month of one of the marketing managers carbon version! sweet
    Yep, that spy shot was taken about a month ago. Since then Lapierre have held their annual bike launch in France. There’s a new full carbon Zesty 714 and 914 and the 514 gets a carbon rear triangle and slightly redesigned TT/ST junction. I haven’t seen much on the Spicy but the X-control gets redesigned with a carbon rear triangle.



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    The carbon 714 looks really sweet, I love the look of lapierre bikes already and a full carbon version is pretty special! I wonder how much this will affect the price tag, isn't the 714 alu around £3199? The carbon one must be around the £4000 mark?

    Almost makes me sad when a bike like this is release because its one more awesome bike I wont own (unless I sell a kidney)

    . . . If anyone is interested one good kidney for sale, like new, one previous owner £4000 on nearest offer

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    Apparently there is a new Zesty 214 and Spicy 216 but I canít find any pics.

    Hereís a link to the 2010 Froggy 718 and 918.

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    Finally got my Froggy!! Almost a month of waiting in agony!



    Photo from the first ride, rides like a dream! =)
    Can't wait to get it to the bike park!
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    What's the BB height of the Spicy Range?

    What's the BB height of the Spicy Range? I've heard they're high, around 14.6"?

    Is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bug74
    What's the BB height of the Spicy Range? I've heard they're high, around 14.6"?

    Is this true?
    If you trust bike mags and their measuring skills then 13.58in for the 09 and 14.75in for the 08. That doesnít sound right to me but people are bound to get things wrong when manufacturers donít list one of the most important geometry measurements.

    Lapierreís full line of bikes will be available in the US and Canada for 2010 according to Pinkbike.

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    Wow, it's dropped a lot! I remember a review saying they were high, I didn't realise they had dropped them by that much!

    Cheers.

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    Had a great time at the bike park his saturday but I'm not that impressed by the Alex FR32 rims...

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    Help: Pre-2009 Lapierre's

    I'm looking for the specifications for the x-control 410 (pictured at the begining of this forum).
    Has anyone any ideas where I may find this, bikepedia does not list lapierre and the lapierre site itself does not contain any links to older models.
    I'm going to get this same bike but just want to see if I should just go with the ('09) model which is not in stock in the shop where I'm going to purchase so I cant do a visual comparision.
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    So how do people rate the handling of the Spicy's?

    How do they compare to other Horst Link bikes? How stiff are the rear ends? How efficient are they? Is there are trade off of suppleness vs efficiency, or vice versa?

    Are the TT's pretty rangy compared to other manufacturers? How do Oro brakes stand up?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Curious as to the answers to bug74s questions as well.

    Also, I keep hearing discrepancies as to whether or not these are coming to the US for 2010... Any definitive word as to whether they are or aren't? They are going to Canada for sure through correct?

    Spicys look like such nice bikes. Next summer I'll be in the market for a 6in all mountain bike, and I like to be different. Lapierre looks to have some really nice bikes in its stable.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bug74
    So how do people rate the handling of the Spicy's?

    How do Oro brakes stand up?

    Thanks in advance.
    The Oro brakes have scored well in many reviews and here on MTBR: http://www.mtbr.com/cat/brakes/disc_...S_1507crx.aspx

    Should be of least concern. =)
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    Oros are fine brakes. There are some reasons I wouldn't use them myself, but they work and work well.

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    Anyone got any comments on ride quality compared to DW style link bikes then?

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    Spicy 516

    Just received my Spicy 516 2 weeks ago. That rear suspension ensures for a fantastic ride up/down. It climbs great, weight is surprisingly good considering the size of the suspension, and quite the looker, but...

    I've been surprised by how easily the chain comes off the front chainring during downhill. Just bumpy terrain, nothing extreme in my opinion. Anyone experienced the same thing? Somewhat surprising for a 'big mountain' bike. The front derailleur seems to be setup correctly.

    Any recommendations? Would a chain tensioner do the trick? Other options? (without having to change the whole drive set, please!)

    Thanks, RJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjaggy
    Just received my Spicy 516 2 weeks ago. That rear suspension ensures for a fantastic ride up/down. It climbs great, weight is surprisingly good considering the size of the suspension, and quite the looker, but...

    I've been surprised by how easily the chain comes off the front chainring during downhill. Just bumpy terrain, nothing extreme in my opinion. Anyone experienced the same thing? Somewhat surprising for a 'big mountain' bike. The front derailleur seems to be setup correctly.

    Any recommendations? Would a chain tensioner do the trick? Other options? (without having to change the whole drive set, please!)

    Thanks, RJ
    Maybe the chain is too long? A chain should not come off the ring.

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    I'm thinking about a Froggy myself, possibly the 318 and then putting Totems and my own stuff on it. Would use for uplift DH days, Alps and mucking about on.

    Can the Froggy owners here say anything more about their bikes? What kind of riding do you do? How does the bike compare to others you've ridden? What are it's strengths and weaknesses?

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    Guys.

    Any1 knows what size BB do Froggys take 68/73 or 83?

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlinethin
    Guys.

    Any1 knows what size BB do Froggys take 68/73 or 83?

    Many thanks.

    73mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus
    Maybe the chain is too long? A chain should not come off the ring.
    The chain is jumping off quite easily on stock models. You should change the rear derraileur with shorter cage one and/or chain tensioner. You have ISCG 05.

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    Guys im serious thinking of getting a froggy frame to replace my old orange 7+ Im 5.8 so would get the 43....

    How doable is this?? The multi compatible headset can take a 1.5 steerer right? Im running shermans and like em and dont wnat to change.

    What sort of options have I got for the rear axle? Im on a 150 20mm bolt thru at the mo...

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    hey! froggy would be an awesome replacement! yeah, hedaset can take 1.5" steerer, and for the rear axle froggy is using 150◊10 which you are having probably aswell on your orange and not 150◊20!!

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    also - whats the standover height like for a froggy??

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    I have put a deposit down on the Spicy 516 2010....im told i will have it by the end of this month, will post pics when it does....

    Im a little excited......not much haha
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    what's the deal with the press-fit bb bearings - is there any way to make a hammerschmidt bb fit?

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    pics as promised, my Spicy 516





    Last edited by G4VNJ; 10-08-2009 at 07:52 AM.
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    I bought a froggy last weekend. Havent had chance to do any real downhill but had a blast round the trail center - my dad said I was markedly faster. I hadnt read the center for over six months and it was the first time on that bike - thing that strikes me is how well the frame tracks - just corners on rails - not bad considering the naff conti tyres it came with!!! Ill switch to soft minions and itll be unbelievable. It doesnt feel too big at all - im 5.8 and have switched from a 15.5 patriot 7+

    I had the 2009 518 version - its white.... shop weighed it - 37lbs - could drop to 35 no probs with different tyres and rims etc

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    Lapierre vs Spesh

    Anyone riding a Spicy or similar having previously ridden the Spesh range of fsr linkages? Any comments on how they compare? More or less plush? Easier to pedal?

    Cheers.

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    to be honest i dont think there is so much difference in the plushnes and cinematics. I would more consider the background where the different brands are coming from - US terrain compared to European alpine style. Different testing playgrounds for the factory ryders are for sure one of the key factors to decide...
    Again just my humble oppinion.

    Oh and I was riding Lapierre Froggy 318 2009 in the same day as Specialized SX-Trail II 2008. In this case I preffered the froggy's activness in the back and a really precise progression curve. I rode aswell Spicy and Zesty and I have to say that I was amazed, but I had never ridden Enduro or Stumpy. So for this reason I cant say exactly which one would feel better for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bug74
    Anyone riding a Spicy or similar having previously ridden the Spesh range of fsr linkages? Any comments on how they compare? More or less plush? Easier to pedal?

    Cheers.
    My old bike was a Pitch Pro but you cant really compare a £1400 (£1599 now) with a £3199 priced bike, it is obviously a lot better, well it should be..... If i had to say, it would probably be, the Pitch climbed a little better with it being 10mm less travel and the Spicy is so much better on the descent....so plush, so easy to keep online, do what u want with it....suprises me and gets better everytime i ride it...

    GET A LAPIERRE
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    OOC - does anyone have any ideas how a Spicy with Bos Ndee and Stoy would ride??????
    Im looking for something capable of taking some fast & heavy XC/AM riding.

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    I think the Spicy is ready for all that straight out of the box, I can't believe how good mine is..

    However, if u have you heart set on BOS forks & shock, I think the closest you will get for a real good review is in a UK mag read where vouilloz modded a froggy for DH endurance with BOS forks... I havnt read the review so forgive me if I have got it wrong, I just seen it on a cover a few months back
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    I've had a Spicy for almost 2 years now and fitted a chain device, bash guard instead of outer ring and shortened the chain after about a month of riding it. The problem seems to be when the chain is long enough for an outer ring and you're descending in the middle, or small, ring. I recently removed the chain tensioner as I bent it and the chain hasn't jumped off since, just shortening the chain seems to work but you obviously have to remove the outer ring if you do that... I find running a 24/36 and bashguard combo is much better for the type of riding this bike is capable of!

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    Dirt mag article on BOS on Lapierre

    Read it. - Its just praise praise praise. My froggy 518 09 model is awesome - such a nice bike.

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    does anybody knows what BB width is the one that DH920 takes?

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    Ok,finally a Lapierre dedicated post.

    here is my beast,delivery is due early feb 2010. Looks like a cool piece of french elegance. Hopefully will be ready to take some abuse tho.....it just look soo beautiful to be trashed !!
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    Hi,

    People who read this thread probably allready know this. But regarding the size. Lapierre are big bikes for their sizes compared to other brands. So if in doubt, get the smaller one, IMO.

    I don't know if you are familliar with this site but here is a size chart. It's pretty rough but still.
    http://www.welovelapierre.com/sizing.php

    Isn't it strange that Lapierre doesn't have a size chart on their official website?

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    Correct.

    The X control I've ordered comes in size "L",with the exact same size of my FRW wich is a "XL". The sale guy would have suggested me even an "M",did not want to take the risk anyway and stayed with the same sizes of my FRW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebike
    Isn't it strange that Lapierre doesn't have a size chart on their official website?
    et voila.....http://www.cycles-lapierre.fr/lapier...sir-taille-VTT

    Im just building my spicy up now, 09 frame, lyrik coil DHs, crossmax sx, formula brakes, easton bars, thomson stem&post & 1x9 gears. Will post some pics up when its finished.....still awaiting forks to arrive, damn xmas post.

    Has anybody replaced the standard bottom bracket bearings, they dont feel too clever to me? Perhaps Enduro ceramics? Not really sure whats out there TBH to improve ont he integrated XTR set. The headset bearings are poor too - Ive already swapped them out for CC110's,
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    Vikingboy, thanks for the link. What do you mean by 0 frame? I guess you mean 09 frame since that's in your signature? It seems you're building a pretty expensive bike.

    I bought a 09 Spicy just before x-mas but it hasn't been shipped yet. I got a good deal. I'm gonna ride it for a while before I change anything.

    Regarding the bottom bracket bearings, I thought there were no bearings if you bought the fram only? What bearings do you have now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingboy
    et voila.....http://www.cycles-lapierre.fr/lapier...sir-taille-VTT

    Im just building my spicy up now, 09 frame, lyrik coil DHs, crossmax sx, formula brakes, easton bars, thomson stem&post & 1x9 gears. Will post some pics up when its finished.....still awaiting forks to arrive, damn xmas post.

    Has anybody replaced the standard bottom bracket bearings, they dont feel too clever to me? Perhaps Enduro ceramics? Not really sure whats out there TBH to improve ont he integrated XTR set. The headset bearings are poor too - Ive already swapped them out for CC110's,

    Viking, nice pick up on the Lapierre Spicy. Can't wait to see the pics and here your ride report. The Spicy should be perfect for those rides where the ML is not enough. Would also be interested in your comparison of the ML and Spicy (besides the obvious 40mm of travel difference!).

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    x-control 310 L

    What size should get a women who is 5'3?
    According on the Lapierre site it should be 40 (cm).
    http://www.cycles-lapierre.fr/lapier...rol-310-l-2010

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    i just picked up a 02-03 X-Control Team a few weeks ago. I havent been able to ride it much yet but cant wait to hit up some more trails. I'll try and get some pics up later today

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    Has anyone checked the geo (especially HA) on 2010 Zesty alloy version with/without carbon rear end? I've been wondering about getting a Zesty, but I want one that's as slack as they were last year. I am under the impression that 2009 frames had a HA of about 67 even though it's stated to be 68 in the geo charts. The 2010 carbon version has been measured to be 67.7 btw.

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    Lapierre DH - Is there anyone out there with some time spent on a 2010 DH?

    I am wondering how it compares to a Commencal Supreme DH or Intense 951.

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    Hi ALL, Can anyone share with me the specs and geometry for the X-Race 900...I've just pulled a trigger on one and it's a size 46...i;m 6 feet tall with inseam approx. 32"...worried it's too small for me now....

    Are there anything i should worry about this 2007 frame...

    thanks in advance...

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    magpies14, I think you can have eihter 46 or 50. It all depends on your riding style and intended use. If you do alot of technical stuff, stick with the 46.

    If you're planning on doing xc-races, then I think either 46 or 50 will be fine. A smaller bike will always be more playfull........

    I don't know the specs and geometry for the 07 model but I assume you have looked att the Lapierre website and the 2010 models should give you an idea.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepidity
    Has anyone checked the geo (especially HA) on 2010 Zesty alloy version with/without carbon rear end? I've been wondering about getting a Zesty, but I want one that's as slack as they were last year. I am under the impression that 2009 frames had a HA of about 67 even though it's stated to be 68 in the geo charts. The 2010 carbon version has been measured to be 67.7 btw.
    spicy has 67 angle, not zesty! though im not sure whether this was measured with the bike sagged or with shock fully extended...

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    ... and if we just ... Spicy 516 on the way

    Ok, so my Spicy 516 -09 will be sent tomorrow!

    You cant haz it! Iz mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by majmun325
    spicy has 67 angle, not zesty! though im not sure whether this was measured with the bike sagged or with shock fully extended...
    Attached is the zesty geometry for 2010 range - shows 67 degree

    My 714 certainly feels slacker than my Ransom which is 68 degree
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    im checking the geo now and now i see why they say you cant feel the difference between zesty and spicy. Looks to be there is none
    seat angle, headtube angle, chainstay...all the same
    i guess spicy has only reinforced frame, if at all...and more rear travel, i dont see BB height data (probably different)

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    If you look on the french site of Lapierre, the Zesty is still 68 degrees... Spicy still at 67!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    If you look on the french site of Lapierre, the Zesty is still 68 degrees... Spicy still at 67!
    Don't know what site you're looking at - this one: http://www.cycles-lapierre.fr/lapier...spicy-916-2010 has these tables (Zesty first, Spicy second)
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    Just wanna check with you guys...where can i buy the X-race parts ie bearing kit , rear shock spacers or bearing covers online as i'm from malaysia. What is the stock Rear shock for the X-race 900 (as it comes with remote lockout) and what would be ideal replacement rear shock for the X-race 900.

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    Interesting, only the Zesty 914 has the 68 degree HA...

    http://www.cycles-lapierre.fr/lapier...2010/geometrie

    Same as the UK site after all...
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    All right! Finally i got my Spicy today! Can't wait do get out and ride.

    Everyting is stock and I intend to keep it that way. Will probably use spd's sometimes and flats sometimes.

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    looks awesome! I much prefer the look of the 09 decals to this years more flashy ones too.
    Your going to have a blast on it thats for sure!

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    Thanks. First I thought that the '10 model looked nicer. But now I like the '09 better. But I have to admit that I haven't seen the '10 IRL.

    Sorry for the crappy picture. When I open the picture in PS3 it says one size. But in windows explorer when I right-click it says something else so I never understand what size the picture actually is.

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    As the Zesty frames were measured to 67 HA last year, I suppose they kept the geo for the alu models this year and just changed the geo charts..?

    I'm interested in the carbon frame, but only if it has 67 HA. Kind of weird if the 914 and 714 doesn't share the chassis..? Does the 714 frame really have 67 HA as stated..? Anyone..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepidity
    As the Zesty frames were measured to 67 HA last year, I suppose they kept the geo for the alu models this year and just changed the geo charts..?

    I'm interested in the carbon frame, but only if it has 67 HA. Kind of weird if the 914 and 714 doesn't share the chassis..? Does the 714 frame really have 67 HA as stated..? Anyone..?
    Seriously, I wouldn't get so hung up on the HA. First of all, all manufacurers measure differently. Some measure with sag, some without. Also, the HA will vary depending on how much sag YOU use on the shock. There are so many factors.
    But if you're interested in the Zesty, go for it. You can't go wrong. Just read all the "expert" tests and user tests.

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    Also, there's NO WAY you can tell "this is a 67 HA bike" or "this is a 68 HA bike. It's the whole package that make the properties of a bike.
    That's why bikes that have the exact same geometry on paper still can feel very different when you actually ride them.

    I didn't answer your question, just some thoughts.

    /K

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebike
    Also, there's NO WAY you can tell "this is a 67 HA bike" or "this is a 68 HA bike. It's the whole package that make the properties of a bike.
    That's why bikes that have the exact same geometry on paper still can feel very different when you actually ride them.

    I didn't answer your question, just some thoughts.

    /K
    Ok, I repeat the background for my question;
    Alu versions of Zesty seems to have had 67HA all the time according to measurements even though it used to be stated 68HA in the geo charts. The new 914 has listed 68HA and has been measured to 67,7 (might be 68HA with identical tires front&rear). If I don't get an answer I suppose the stated 67HA for the 714 is correct even though it's a bit weird with different geo on the two full-carbon bikes.

    I find knowing if the 714 has 67HA or 68HA vital information before making a choice as I will rather pick the 67HA 514 frame than a 68HA carbon frame if getting a Zesty.

    Given the same exact specs beside the HA; yes, I do beleive i could tell the difference. In this case the frames seems fairly identical beside the HA. Why would I pay more for a carbon frame if it's got a less suitable geo for my taste? Btw, the tests you refer to are pretty much all done on the 67HA Zestys as the full-carbon 914 with 68HA is new this year.

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    Well, that is strange that the HA is different on the two carbon frames. The only thing I read was that the head tube is a tiny bit longer on the carbon version (compared to the alloy).

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    Hey does anyone know where I can get a spare derailleur hanger for my Zesty 714?

    Its the 3 bolt version for the carbon rear.

    I tried Hotlines and they told me to go to leisurelakes????

    Oh and I need it to be shipped to Singapore!
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    Try this and see if this type fits ?? http://derailleurhanger.com/lapierre.htm

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    In the UK, www.welovelapierre.co.UK has most parts including hangers and bearings.

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    Thanks for your help guys...

    Viking - your suggested supplier has the 3 bolt in stock!

    Beers on me next time youre in Singapore.
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    A few photos of the 2010 Lapierres at Nirvana Cycles, more on Flickr.




















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    Some more of my Spicy.

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    awesome bike!

    Does anyone know if rubber queen 2.4s fit on the spicy?

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    I don't know. The Mountain Kings 2.4 are really slim to be 2.4. I have about 1cm to spare on each side. If you look further up in thids thread, there's a spicy with rubber queen 2.2.

    So perhaps 2.4 will work?

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    Gaaahh!! I'm sick and tired of winter. I want it to be summer now!!! I wanna go out and ride my Spicy. I'm seriously considering moving somewhere where there's summer year around.

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    Any way to get a Lapierre in the United States? Those things are mighty pretty.

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    Its hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn !! 3 freaking months of wait but my bomb it's here. It goes like nothing else I've ever pedaled on. I'm sure she hides a computer somewhere that tells her how to adapt to road conditions.....just amazin !!!" width="549">
    Roadie DNA,mtbike curious.

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    Sweeeeet! Are those Race Kings any good? I like those wheels.

    Sunn Xchox, yes you can get Lapierre in the US, check their website. However, you can't get all models due to patent issues. At least it used to be that way.

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    Race Kings smooth and very fast rolling but don't count on them for fast turns.....scary scary scary.....
    Roadie DNA,mtbike curious.

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    I bet that 910 is a rocket....my missus rides a 410 and its hella fast and will n doubt be a few good lbs heavier than your carbon 910. Really nice bike - I hope it was worth the wait.

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