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 200×57
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 31.6×350
Handlesbars : LAPIERRE Rizer Pro 30×680 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 11×36 10S
Tyres : CONTINENTAL Mtn. King 2.40/Race King 2.20
Weight : 12.9kg
Size : 42-46-50-54