Yesterday our latest test bike showed up ready for its Spoke beatdown. As you can see it's something totally new to New Zealand and that is the Lapierre brand. Our Zesty 314 test bike is part of a small shipment that has shown up prior to the main range of bikes, so don't go rushing into stores just yet (you can email Lapierre here to find out who will be stocking them and when). Anyhow the 140mm travel Zesty is one of Lapierre's two all round trail bikes, the 160mm travel Spicy is the other. The Zesty comes in five models ranging from the full carbon blinged out 914 model, down to the 214, we have the second from the bottom model the 314.

Much like the Specialized Pitch we reviewed recently, essentially you're getting the same frame as on the higher models with a slightly more thrifty build, surprisingly though the Zesty 314 build kit is reasonably sound. It's getting its first ride today so until then we can't really tell you much more about it, other that we are pretty dam excited to get this bike out on the trail and to finally see Lapierre bikes available in New Zealand.

Lapierre Zesty 314 Build Kit.

Frame : ZESTY 314 Alloy 7005 SL OST 140mm Rear Shock : FOX Float R 200x57 Fork : FOX 32 FRL Open Bath 140 White Headset : Alu S-Integrated Cartridge Tapered Bottom Bracket : Shimano Integrated bearings BB SMBB7141A Crankset : SHIMANO SLX 10S 24x32x42 175mm Stem : LAPIERRE XM 31.8x80mm Seatpost : LAPIERRE Pro Light 31.6x350 Handlesbars : LAPIERRE Rizer Pro 30x680 2011 Front derailleur : SHIMANO SLX 10S FDM66010E6X Rear derailleur : SHIMANO XT RDM773SGS 10S Brakes : FORMULA RX 180mm White/Red Shifters : SHIMANO SLX 3x10S Saddle : FIZIK Goby XM White/Grey Wheel : FULCRUM Red Metal 5 Sprocket : Shimano HG81 11x36 10S Tyres : CONTINENTAL Mtn. King 2.40/Race King 2.20 Weight : 12.9kg Size : 42-46-50-54