2009 Lapierre X-Control 310

KernowCB
KernowCB Posts: 174
edited May 2009 in MTB general
Hey guys,

Has anyone had some first hand experience with this bike? I have half an eye open for a bike at the mo and thought it looked quite tasty :twisted:

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/categ ... 0-09-32443
Whyte 905

Comments

  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    WMB reviewed the 210 which got slated for the poor rear sus design.
  • jam1e
    jam1e Posts: 1,068
    Was it not the shocks on the 210 that got slated specifically? IIRC they said the frame gave excellent stiffness and no bob etc but the shocks couldn't cope with the rough stuff. However on smoother trails it was faster than a fast thing... (I may be wrong on this :wink:)

    I've ridden one and found it like a very fast lightweight hardtail which ironed out "blue route bumps" really well - so it'd be best as an all day xc bike rather than a trail centre bike...

    The 310 got highly rated by MBUK when they "first looked" it but the 410 comes with Fox F&R so would be the one to go for if you wanted a bit more big hit capability.
  • KernowCB
    KernowCB Posts: 174
    ah right - the 410 is definately more than i would spend!!

    Would you say the Giant Anthem X2 is the style of bike?
    Whyte 905
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    it was the pedal kickback - shocks can't solve that!