Lapierre Zesty 3.0 2019
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Half-way between a full-suspension XC and an enduro, with a clearance of 150mm on the 27.5 frame and 140mm on the 29, it will improve uphill sensations compared to a pure enduro bike and yet is more stable downhill than a full-suspension XC. To sum up, a bike that offers it all, and more.
Our challenge was to entirely redesign two models which were a huge hit with endurance and all-mountain riders. So, we have entirely redesigned our two models to evolve with riding practices.
To do this, we opted for a shared platform, at the same time preserving the separate identities of the Zesty and the Spicy. A shared framework, but totally different behaviours. Zesty and Spicy make their come-back.
Developed with the help of pro riders, notably Nicolas Vouilloz, 10 times world downhill champion, we have gone to great lengths to get maximum thrills, in terms of downhill for the Spicy and all-mountain capabilities for Zesty.
The challenge was to preserve the character of each bike: Spicy, the ultimate endurance bike, great for speed; and Zesty, an exceptional all-mountain explorer. We focused on the details. In particular three main areas: the FIT programme, kinematics and geometry modernisation. In relationship with users’ expectations, across the full aluminium and carbon range.
Frame: NEW ZESTY AM FIT SUPREME 5 150mm (27.5), 140mm (29) travel PRESSFIT, BOOST, METRIC, THRU AXLE Fork: NEW ROCKSHOX SEKTOR RL BOOST 150MM (27.5), 140MM (29) Shock: NEW LAPIERRE AF2 AIR TRUNNION METRIC REBOUND & LOCKOUT Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX 11SPD Crankset: FSA GAMMA PRO 1x MEGA EXO, 1x11, 30T Bottom Bracket: FSA PRESS FIT BB92 MEGA EXO Cassette: SUNRACE CSM8 11SPD 11-46 Chain: SRAM PC1110 11SPD Brakes (front-rear): NEW SHIMANO MT400 Rotors: SHIMANO SM-RT30 180MM Shiftlevers: SRAM NX 11SPD Headset: FSA ORBIT ZERO STACK + ANGLESET 0.5° Handlebar: LP 6061DB 760MM, 15MM RISE, 31.8 BAR BORE Grips: LP LOCK-ON Stem: LP ALLOY 0° 35MM (S, M, L), 45MM (XL) Seatpost: LP DROPPER by JD 80(S), 100(M), 125 (L, XL) Saddle: NEW Lapierre CRMO by Velo Front hub: NEW SHIMANO MT400, BOOST 15x110, CENTERLOCK, 32H Rear hub: NEW SHIMANO MT400, BOOST 12x148, CENTERLOCK, 32H Rims: LP AM - FRONT : 27.5x30c (S, M), 29x30c (M, L, XL), REAR : 27.5x27c (S, M), 29x27c (M, L, XL). TUBELESS READY. 32H (1) Tires: NEW MICHELIN WILD ENDURO 27.5x2.40 (S, M), 29x2.40 (M, L, XL) (2)
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