Lapierre Zesty 314 Full Suspension Mountain Bike - Medium Frame. This bike is in great condition. Bottom bracket: Roulements de boitier intégrés SHIMANO BB7141A Brakes: FORMULA RX / DISC FORMULA RX PM180 Black/Gold Cassette: SHIMANO Deore CS-HG62-10 11x36 10 speeds Crankset: SHIMANO XT FCM780 42x32x24 XL / 170mm : size 42.175mm : size 46/50/54 Fork typeb FOX Float RL140mm Tapered Black Frame type: ZESTY 314 Alloy 7005 SL OST+® 140mm Tapered HeadTube Front derailleur: SHIMANO SLX FDM660E6X 10 speeds Headset: Alloy Semi-Integrated Cartridge Tapered Hub front: MAVIC Crossride Disc Hub rear: MAVIC Crossride Disc Rear derailleur: SHIMANO XT M780 SGSL 10 speedsRecommended forAll mountain Rims type: MAVIC Crossride Disc Black 9x100 / MAVIC Crossride Disc Black 9x135 Saddle: FIZIK Gobi XM Mg Black/White 2012 Shifters: SHIMANO SLX 10 speeds Shock type: FOX Float RP2 200x57 for OST+® Stem: LAPIERRE AMR 31.8x80mm 2012. A really well spec'd bike that will give you loads of fun on the trails. Just serviced at a very reputable bike shop and ready to hit the trials now - Perfect timing post #Lockdown.. Review on the bike below.
Lapierre's Zesty is a truly outstanding ride, even if some of the componentry on the 314 model is begging for upgrades. The Zesty is saddled with a twisty fork, under-levered cockpit and plastic tyres, which makes the way this bike transformed the riding of most testers who tried it even more remarkable. Despite its 29.34lb (13.31kg) weight, it pedals with such stability yet consistent grip that it drops most others in its travel category (140mm) with ease on technical climbs.Not only does it pedal and float the small stuff sweetly, the OST+ suspension sucks up squares edges with impressive economy and efficiency. It also controls the bike's position and response so well that it seems to actually pump the Zesty forwards over punishing sections. It doesn't matter if it's the big boulder blocks of rougher trail centres or geological chunder on a gnarly bridleway, the Lapierre stays mobile and fluid where other bikes stutter and choke. Modifications to the shock rate for 2012 means it now handles the biggest hits better too, landing serious launches like a cat. Consistent shock control, impeccable weight balance plus frame and rear end stiffness mean no stumble or stagger when you push it to the limits either. No hesitation, no heart stopping'what happens next? Off-line horror - just check your line, release the brakes, drop in, land and collect control instantly before driving straight out. Through every technical section it accumulates not just speed, but confidence, momentum and an unparalleled, insolent playfulness. We've watched everyone from enduro downhill racers hitting the lines and times they normally reserve for their big-hit race bikes to hardcore roadies suddenly ripping the descents like serious rad addicts on the Zesty and it'll likely do the same for you. Frame & equipment: Stiff chassis needs component upgrades to unlock its ultimate potential. The Zesty has undergone a subtle but significant evolution for 2012. The head angle is a degree slacker and the bottom drops for increased stability too. The chainstays are also significantly shorter, bringing them inline with the category average and increasingly 3D agility. Tubing is lighter in most areas but tighter at the pivots for a stiffer overall feel.
Decent tyre clearance, tidy cable routing and carbon mech protector fin are all still present. The OST suspension has been tweaked to create OST+. This moves the shock mount forward and adds a blanking block onto the rear of the can.This reduces the angle change in the shock as it goes through the stroke and creates a more progressive compression rate. It also means you can fit a longer shock and link to give 160mm of travel, like the bigger Spicy model. The Fox fork rides well but the quick-release tips and Mavic wheels feel flexy when pushed. The bar is narrow and the stem long considering the chaos tackling capability of the chassis. Formula brakes and Shimano gears provide a superb stop/go combo. We like the balance of chunkier Mountain King II front tread and lower-profile, faster X-King rear on the Continental tyre combo but the hard compound is slippery when wet.
The top level Black Chili version of the tyres (or another brand entirely) would really let the Zesty shine. Lapierre Zesty 314 Mountain Bike - Medium Frame - 2012. The item "Lapierre Zesty 314 Full Suspension Mountain Bike Medium Frame" is in sale since Monday, July 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes". The seller is "l0dgef0rm" and is located in Selby.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.