Spoke Magazine


Posted by Caleb Smith on Wednesday December 22 2010

The 140mm travel Lapierre Zesty.

Lapierre bikes will finally be on our shores for 2011. This isn’t exactly breaking news but it’s pretty awesome, especially for Sam Blenkinsop fans out there. Bikes International has picked up the agency as much for Lapierre’s amazing road bikes as their highly regarded MTB rigs. The 140mm travel Zesty and the 160mm travel Spicy are my picks of the bunch and of course if you wanna be like Sam (and Cam) there is the Pendbox DH frame that the both of them will be racing on at the World Cup this year. I’m not too sure who’s stocking them or when they will be available but you could email Bikes International, I’m sure they will be able to give you an idea.

The 160mm travel Lapierre Spicy.

A few years back David Vazquez and the Lapierre team came through New Zealand with Blenki and Justin Leov. There were all on 160mm Spicys and they were killing it, sending drops like this on all-mountain rigs with single crown forks! Photo: Caleb Smith

Vazquez whips it up at Long Gully in Wellington. Photo: Caleb Smith

The Lapierre DH Team, as ridden by Sam Blenkinsop, Cam Cole, Sam Flockart and Nico Vouilloz.

Blenki at Champery earlier this year on board the Pendbox DH Team. Photo: Caleb Smith

  • Adrian

    Hey, I know that track :) Great pics Caleb!

  • josh

    that is a nice bike