Lapierre Zesty XM 527 2016
The Lapierre Zesty XM 527 is a big deal! This is no update; the XM is an all-new platform, a short travel trail bike running on 650b hoops! The Lapierre Zesty XM 527is the perfect companion for riders looking not only to rip apart the trail but also cover long distances, where XC style efficiency is as important as downhill performance.
The comparatively steeper geometry of the XM and shorter travel compared to the AM, make the XM a better option for more XC orientated trail riding. The head-angle of the XM is 67-deg, while suspension travel is 130mm front, and 120mm rear; which all sounds like a recipe for a good time up or downhill!
The new frame uses a toptube-mounted shock, which has allowed for weight reduction without sacrificing strength. The shock itself uses a shorter stroke than previous bikes to prevent heat build up, thus preventing deterioration of shock performance over the duration of the ride.
Building on feedback from its customers the 2016 Zesty’s feature 10mm extra tyre clearance, but also slimmed-down chainstay’s, which increases heel clearance when pedalling.
The Lapierre Zesty XM 527 features exciting new components that riders have been waiting to get their hands on! Chief amongst them is Shimano’s all-new Deore XT M8000 groupset. For this bike 2x11 has been chosen to give a large range of gears, as this is a bike designed for all-day epics, up and down. The 11t-40t cassette still has a wide enough range to make a 1x11 conversion entirely suitable. Shimano are famed for excellent reliability and durability, making them incredibly popular. Shimano also overhauled their ‘XT’ brake, improvements seem incomprehensible given the excellent performance of the previous model!
Rockshox suspension keeps the XM 527 in check, with the Revelation fork and Monarch shock providing the rider with complete control with their 130/120mm travel. Raceface Aeffect wheels with Schwalbe tyres make for a great trail set-up. The KS Integra dropper seatpost I also a trail riding essential, allowing the rider to raise or drop the saddle for climbs and descents with just the push of a button on the handlebars. With a suitably short and wide cockpit ad comfy SDG saddle the Lapierre Zesty XM 527 puts you in the perfect position for all-day trail conquering!
|BRAKE||SHIMANO HYDRAULIC XT BRM8000 BLACK|
|Bottom Bracket||SHIMANOSMBB7141A PRESSFIT|
|Cassette||SHIMANO XT CSM8000140 11X40 11-SPEED|
|CRANK SET||SHIMANO XT FCM8000CX66 36X26 170MM (S) / 175MM (M, L, XL)|
|Frame||ROCKSHOX REVELATION RL SOLO AIR 27.5" 130MM 15QR|
|FRONT TYRE||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC PERF TS 27.5X2.25|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO XT FDM8025ED6X E-TYPE|
|FORK||ROCKSHOX REVELATION RL SOLO AIR 27.5" 130MM 15QR|
|HANDLEBAR||LAPIERRE NICO VOUILLOZ SIGNATURE ALU6061 W: 740MM R:|
|HEADSET||FSA ORBIT 1.5E ZS NO.57ECF + 5MM TOP CAP|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO XT RDM8000GS 11-SPEED|
|REAR TYRE||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC PERF TS 27.5X2.25|
|SADDLE||SDG DUSTER LP CUSTOM|
|SEATPOST||KIND SHOCK LEV INTEGRA Ø: 31.6MM L: 392MM TRAVEL: 125MM|
|SHIFTERS||SHIMANO XT SLM8000 2X11-SPEED ISPEC 2|
|STEM||EASTON EA70 6° Ø: 31.8MM L: 60MM (S, M, L) / 70MM (XL)|
|WHEEL||RACE FACE AEFFECT 27.5" 15X100 / 12X142 + LAQR-12-E THRU AXLE|