lapierre xelius 400 2010 any good ?

ilovegrace
ilovegrace Posts: 677
edited June 2013 in Road buying advice
I have been into cycling now for a Year or so and want to upgrade from my Giant cyclo cross to a carbon bike.
A local guy has a 2010 lapierre xelius 400 I do not know much about these bikes
He bought it new, reduced to £1800 a year ago and is asking for £1000.
Say i got it for £900 is this a decent bike and price ?

Ps
I posted a similar thread a couple of days ago , did it fall foul of the mods ?
If so ,why/

Comments

  • Calpol
    Calpol Posts: 1,039
    Depends on what sort of nick its in really. I expect its a really good bike. Personally I really like it and if its good enough for FDJ then it can't be bad. What groupset and wheels does it have? The 2013 model is pretty nice so If its in good condition then It would be worth £900 I reckon.
  • ilovegrace
    ilovegrace Posts: 677
    Calpol wrote:
    Depends on what sort of nick its in really. I expect its a really good bike. Personally I really like it and if its good enough for FDJ then it can't be bad. What groupset and wheels does it have? The 2013 model is pretty nice so If its in good condition then It would be worth £900 I reckon.
    Thanks for the reply Spec is ;
    Not much knowledge on kit spec so any help is very much appreciated.
    Frame:
    Xelius HM UD Carbon Monocoque
    Fork:
    Ritchey WCS Carbon Taper FDJ
    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Derailleur:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Shifters:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Chainset:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Chain rings:
    39/52 Teeth
    Bottom Bracket:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Cassette:
    Shimano Ultegra 10S 12X23 Teeth
    Front Brake:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Brake:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Handlebars:
    Ritchey WCS 31.8×440mm
    Stem:
    Ritchey WCS 31.8×440mm
    Headset:
    Aluminium Integrated 1.5-1.1/8
    Rims:
    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Black M10
    Front Hub:
    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Black M10
    Rear Hub:
    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Black M10
    Front Tyre:
    Hutchinson Fusion 2 TS FDJ 700×23C
    Rear Tyre:
    Hutchinson Fusion 2 TS FDJ 700×23C
    Saddle:
    Fizik Pave CX Mg
    Seat post:
    Ritchey WCS 2B 31.6X300mm
    Weight:
    7.4kg
  • Calpol
    Calpol Posts: 1,039
    ilovegrace wrote:
    Calpol wrote:
    Depends on what sort of nick its in really. I expect its a really good bike. Personally I really like it and if its good enough for FDJ then it can't be bad. What groupset and wheels does it have? The 2013 model is pretty nice so If its in good condition then It would be worth £900 I reckon.
    Thanks for the reply Spec is ;
    Not much knowledge on kit spec so any help is very much appreciated.
    Frame:
    Xelius HM UD Carbon Monocoque
    Fork:
    Ritchey WCS Carbon Taper FDJ
    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Derailleur:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Shifters:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Chainset:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Chain rings:
    39/52 Teeth
    Bottom Bracket:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Cassette:
    Shimano Ultegra 10S 12X23 Teeth
    Front Brake:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Brake:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Handlebars:
    Ritchey WCS 31.8×440mm
    Stem:
    Ritchey WCS 31.8×440mm
    Headset:
    Aluminium Integrated 1.5-1.1/8
    Rims:
    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Black M10
    Front Hub:
    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Black M10
    Rear Hub:
    Mavic Ksyrium Equipe Black M10
    Front Tyre:
    Hutchinson Fusion 2 TS FDJ 700×23C
    Rear Tyre:
    Hutchinson Fusion 2 TS FDJ 700×23C
    Saddle:
    Fizik Pave CX Mg
    Seat post:
    Ritchey WCS 2B 31.6X300mm
    Weight:
    7.4kg
    Provided its all in good condition. Then I'd be tempted. It might be quite a racy geometry so as ever make sure its comfortable. But I would say that spec would be excellent and worth £900.
  • ilovegrace
    ilovegrace Posts: 677
    Provided its all in good condition. Then I'd be tempted. It might be quite a racy geometry so as ever make sure its comfortable. But I would say that spec would be excellent and worth £900.
    I was thinking it may be a tad racy, i am looking for a comfortable bike to tackle the North Yorkshire climbs ,Rosedale chimney bank etc, may be the gearing and as you say the geometry may not be for me.
    Thinking I may give the chap a ring , be up font and tell him what my thoughts are, if he still wants me to have a look
    then i will.
    On a similar topic , is it better to go for a new Giant defy 1 or a second hand carbon ? this question still bothers me .