Lapierre Zesty XM 427 2016
The Lapierre Zesty XM 427 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 427 is 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 higher spec of the 2 alloy models in the range, the Lapierre Zesty XM 427 packs some serious kit to get you down the trail! The transmission is composed of Shimano’s highly proven XT and Deore groups, in addition to a Raceface Turbine chainset. The 2x10 gearing gives ample range for arduous rides in the hills. The gears drive Raceface’s new Aeffect wheelset, which are designed to perfectly suit the sort of trail riding you would expect aboard the Zesty XM. Schwalbe’s new Nobby Nic tyres are not only light but also significantly grippier than the previous version.
A highlight of the Lapierre Zesty XM 427 is the suspension. The Fox 32 performance fork uses the new Fit4 damping which reviewers have praised for its supple and controlled stroke, with performance being noticeably improved over the previous ‘ctd’ damping. The 427 also comes with the option of a standard or E:I Monarch shock from Rockshox. Either way a smooth and composed rear-end is guaranteed. With a KS dropper seatpost, an SDG saddle, and a wide cockpit, the Lapierre Zesty XM 427 has all the bases covered!
|BRAKE||SHIMANO HYDRAULIC BRM615 BLACK|
|Bottom Bracket||SHIMANO SMBB7141A PRESSFIT|
|Cassette||SHIMANO CSHG5010136 11X36 10-SPEED|
|CRANK SET||RACE FACE AEFFECT SL 36X22 170MM (S) / 175MM (M, L, XL)|
|Frame||ZESTY XM 27.5" ALLOY SUPREME 6 OST+ 120MM REAR TRAVEL|
|FRONT TYRE||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC PERF TS 27.5X2.25|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO DEORE FDM618E6X E-TYPE|
|FORK||FOX FLOAT 32 PERFORMANCE 3POS 27.5" 130MM 15QR|
|HANDLEBAR||LAPIERRE NICO VOUILLOZ SIGNATURE ALU6061 W: 740MM R: 15MM Ø: 31.8MM|
|HEADSET||FSA ORBIT 1.5E ZS NO.57E + 8MM TOP CAP|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SHIMANO XT RDM786GSL 10-SPEED|
|REAR TYRE||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC PERF TS 27.5X2.25|
|SADDLE||SDG DUSTER LP CUSTOM|
|SEATPOST||KIND SHOCK CRUXI Ø: 31.6MM L: 420MM TRAVEL: 100MM|
|SHIFTERS||SHIMANO DEORE SLM610 2X10-SPEED ISPEC|
|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|