Lapierre Zesty XM 827 2016
The Lapierre Zesty XM 827 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 827 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.
Whether for XC or DH a single ring drivetrain makes a lot of sense, hence the Sram XO1 gearing. The 30t chainring and 10-42t cassette offers all the gears you need with no excess. 1x11 gearing keeps weight down, improves shift action, and is easier to maintain/more reliable. To keep the Lapierre Zesty XM 827 planted is Rockshox suspension. The 130mm travel Revelation fork is lighter than a Pike and is still very well controlled, and adjustable. The Monarch shock provides an additional 120mm of silky smooth travel at the rear.
The XM 827 comes with the option of manual or E:I shock control. Sram Roam wheels could have been made for this bike due to their ideal balance of weight and strength. Schwalbe’s new Nobby Nic is much improved and also an excellent choice for the Zesty XM. Breaking the Sram theme is the Shimano XT brakes; but that’s fine by us! Xt brakes are incredibly powerful despite their low weight. The Lapierre Zesty XM 827 is packed with great parts such as the SDG saddle and Easton stem, all adding to create an immense XC/trail bike.
|BRAKE||SHIMANO HYDRAULIC XT BRM8000 BLACK|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP PRESSFIT|
|Cassette||SRAM XG 1175 10X42 11-SPEED|
|CRANK SET||SRAM X01 RED 30T 170MM (S) / 175MM (M, L, XL)|
|Frame||ZESTY XM 27.5" CARBON OST+ 120MM REAR TRAVEL|
|FRONT TYRE||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC TUBELESS EASY 27.5X2.25|
|FORK||ROCKSHOX REVELATION RL SOLO AIR 27.5" 130MM 15QR|
|HANDLEBAR||LAPIERRE NICO VOUILLOZ SIGNATURE ALU7075 W: 740MM R: 15MM Ø: 31.8MM|
|HEADSET||FSA ORBIT 1.5E ZS NO.57ECF + 5MM TOP CAP|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM X01 CARBON RED 11-SPEED|
|REAR TYRE||SCHWALBE NOBBY NIC TUBELESS EASY 27.5X2.25|
|SADDLE||SDG DUSTER LP CUSTOM|
|SEATPOST||ROCKSHOX REVERB STEALTH Ø: 31.6MM L: 380MM (S, M) / 400MM (L, XL)TRAVEL: 125MM|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM GX TRIGGER RED 11-SPEED|
|STEM||EASTON EA70 6° Ø: 31.8MM L: 60MM (S, M, L) / 70MM (XL)|
|WHEEL||SRAM ROAM 30 TUBELESS READY BLACK & RED 27.5" 15X100 / 12X142 +LAQR-12-E THRU AXLE|