High Quality Bike
Lapierre has been in the bicycling industry for long time and they are making good moves by launching wide line of mountain bikes, suspension design and new technology. We can just say Lapierre mountain bikes are sexy and impressive. Lapierre bike is a well established French brand and less known to UK. Not many people own them but when considering overall bike setup they are the efficient and high quality bikes. They own a good value for money and the brand name is established very quickly in all European countries.
Versatile Mountain Bike
It’s all about Lapierre Zesty 314 mountain bike, which has earned the name as trail bike of the year. It is one of the best rated machines for trail/AM riding and has impressive knack for attention to details with winning combination. It took 15 years for Lapierre to build this All mountain bike platform. Lapierre Zesty 314 is the most popular trail bike that can also do All Mountain ride when it is required. It suits well for sort of trail riders who want to experience their bike pushing up and down on trail and at the same time allowing them to do AM riding style. The overall weight comes around 12.7 kg and most of the weight saving is due to its well built component setting that all bring together makes the bike light weight.
Unique Frame Design
Lapierre Zesty 314 trail bike is made with hydro-formed alloy frame with sorted geometry, which is nimble and very quick in its movement. The bike frame looks strong and stunning with laser etched logos and torque numbers. It features 68-degree of head angle and 140mm of long travel. This trail bike has 575mm long top tube for medium sized Zesty 314 bike and with proportionate designed frame tubes, riders get enough space in the front to handle the bike at top speed. The frame design is new and unique and different from aesthetically similar and fast Gaint and Specialized frame design. This AM bike also comes with built in chain guide mounts and has great advantage over hills. The bottom bracket is a press fit type and being a lower BB shell you get more stable ride. OST (optimized suspension technology) suspension design plays a major role in organizing the Zesty 314 bike suspension action.
Lapierre Zesty 314 All mountain bike is a light weight mountain bike from the shelf and well specked with Fox 32FRL open bath front fork rather then Rockshox. The bike is fitted with slick transmission provided by Shimano XT with smooth flow of shifters for easy gear change. It is important to have sufficient braking control for a bike that has inspiring All mountain bike suspension setup and slick transmission, Lapierre Zesty 314 fulfils it with Formula RX hydraulic disc brakes. The good stopping power is well accompanied by 180mm rotor in front and back brake. Continental Mountain Bike Sport is a better suited tyres for mid-winter mudfest rides and with 2.6” tyre size, this trial bike has enough tyre clearance. Quality components such as stem, saddle, bar, seatpost are put-up to good finish for Lapierre Zesty and selling like hotcakes in UK.
Efficient Rear suspension
Lapierre has given innovative details to the problem they faced two years back that they could not tuned the rear shock specifically for Hammerschmidt. Later they themselves designed rear suspension that made all the Lapierre bikes to run on OST (Horst Link) suspension and this rear suspension design is similar to VPP (Virtual Pivot Point) that better response to long travel bikes. Lapierre Zesty 314 trail bike runs on OST rear suspension platform, which gives extra sag setting.
With correct setting you get very little pedal feedback, which could completely eliminate pedal bob on steep section. This trail bike is fitted with Fox Float R rear shock that gives stable pedalling platform when you really power it up a steep hill. The rear section has neat features and cannot be compared with Specialized Stumpjumper though because the riding style is different. This mountain bike uses the similar chainstay pivot but it gives more stiffness and efficiency with plush riding.
This efficient AM bike performs better in rockier and steeper terrain and the lateral section of the bike is stiff enough to give perfect balance. The front end allows you to confidently try new trail with maximum traction without fuss. You can push the bike to the limit and damping adjustment on the fork gives distinguishable difference on the trail. The fork action is well balanced by rear suspension that driven by swing link and gives good balance even on the low traction situations. Most of the rider likes their All mountain bike perform best while pointing downhill in that case Zesty 314 performance is excelled. With 140mm of long travel, this mountain bike is also slightly better for downhill rockier routes. When compared to Trek bikes it is lighter in weight and does lots of climbing and fun to ride. Overall weight of the bike is light and it is noticeable for such an ordinary 5.5” bike.
Lapierre Zesty is available in five models in which the most popular zesty are 214 and 314. Lapierre Zesty 214 mountain bike is a lower model, it is a pretty good bike and better choice if you think of upgrading latter and it cost around £1400. Lapierre Zesty 314 is a well specked bike and no need for any upgrades, it cost around £1750. If you plan to buy Trail/AM bike in a budget £1500 – to £2000 there are lot of options available from different brands but some stand out and excel in performance, Lapierre Zesty 314 is one among them. If you are thinking of buying Lapierre Zesty trail bike definitely you will not go wrong. It’s truly a rider’s choice who can thoroughly enjoy riding whether on flat or on mountain and that is the Lapierre Zesty’s attribute.
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Lapierre Zesty 314 Tril Bike – Technical Specification Details
|Brand Name: Lapierre Zesty 314|
|Full Suspension Bike|
|Trial/AM mountain bike|
|Light weight Trial/AM|
|Bike weight 12.7 kg|
|Usage: Trail and All mountain riding|
|Alloy hydroformed frame|
|Maximum stiffness in the rear|
|68 degree head angle|
|Long top tube|
|Built in chain guide mounts|
|Press fit BB shell|
|140mm front fork|
|Suitable for both climbing and downhill|
|OST rear suspension platform|
|Extra sag setting for rear suspension|
|Available Frame sizes 42, 46, 50, 54cm|
|Frame: Hydroformed Alloy SL|
|Fork: 140mm Fox 32FRL (Open Bath)|
|Rear: Fox Float R|
|Brakes: Formula RX with 180mm rotor|
|Shifters: Shimano New Deore|
|Tires: Continental Mountain King Sport 26″|
|Drivetrain: Shimano SLX and RT|
|BBshell: Press fit|