2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:25 am

Does look really good actually lads, so much for the marmite look! haha. I fit my seat clamp yesterday but it's a bit big for the frame and doesn't actually suit the bike so i've binned that idea, just gonna go for a Deity seat, essentially the same as my one now just with purple accents. The purple chainring actually looks really good, the main reason for a black one was that i was wanting a Hope narrow/wide just for the quality

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby felix.london » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:31 am

...alright I'm sold too! It's looking pretty damn nice! I reckon purple rear hub and you're sorted
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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:42 am

felix.london wrote:...alright I'm sold too! It's looking pretty damn nice! I reckon purple rear hub and you're sorted


That's gonna be my birthday present to myself next month mate

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby felix.london » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:46 am

haha..one step ahead hey. Good stuff
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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:12 am

felix.london wrote:haha..one step ahead hey. Good stuff


Got it all planned! haha. Glad i'm chainging some peoples minds though, like i said in real life it isn't as in your face, more of an accent thing

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby Cqc » Sat Jun 21, 2014 20:09 pm

Wow! You like to get a bike and change every part, don't you :)

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sat Jun 21, 2014 21:07 pm

Do you ride this bike or just bolt on purple bits and look at it?

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby peter_booker2003 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 22:08 pm

Did someone say Purple?

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 23:47 pm

Cqc wrote:Wow! You like to get a bike and change every part, don't you :)


I've only changed my grips and stem, so no. New wheels because the OEM's are fairly heavy and 1X10 to drop some weight

RockmonkeySC wrote:Do you ride this bike or just bolt on purple bits and look at it?


What a dickish post, funny enough pal i don't have time to take pictures of myself out on trails 'cause i'm too busy enjoying riding my bike. What do you want to see, pictures of me on a trail saying "I'm having a great time"?

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 23:49 pm

peter_booker2003 wrote:Did someone say Purple?

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Commented on your build thread mate, love it. Always got a soft spot for an Orange

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby Angus Young » Sun Jun 22, 2014 09:59 am

The purple is just awful, has no place on that bike. Sorry, but you must be colour blind. But enough about colours. Fantastic bike, it's on my shopping list. We need a big fat ride report!
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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:15 am

Angus Young wrote:The purple is just awful, has no place on that bike. Sorry, but you must be colour blind. But enough about colours. Fantastic bike, it's on my shopping list. We need a big fat ride report!


Again, completely each to their own mate, that's the funny thing about colours they're subjective and so long as i love the bike (i clearly do haha) that's the important part. Will try and get a good review of it up here at some point soon

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby Lewis A » Sun Jun 22, 2014 15:12 pm

I Like it...
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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby Laurence25 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 18:27 pm

Such a beautiful bike, and i love the colour scheme !

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 15:10 pm

Little review

So, belated reply but i was out at Gisburn Forest yesterday, and playing up on the local trails in the hills around me today so thought i'd just give a little feedback on the bike. 6 months in and i'm still in love with it, infact i feel even more at home on it now making it an absolute joy to ride. So where to start, in terms of the spec the bike comes with it's fairly decent for £2800, and very good for the £2300 i managed to pay for it. It's a good climber actually considering it comes with the base spec Fox Evo rear shock with minimal pedal bob so long as the shock is locked out, however even on the 'trail' setting there is a bit too much pedal bob. In terms of descending this is where the bike actually comes alive, given that it is coupled with Nobby Nic's (which personally i think get too much stick, however this might just be due to me coming from 2.1 Continental SpeedKings, which are equivalent to ice skating in slippers) it is literally as simple as point and squirt, she'll go whichever way i want her to and soak up rocks/drops without troubling the shocks. The 50mm stem has made a surprising amount of difference actually, however i am now wishing i'd gone for the 35mm, and if i ever do do that i may actually go for it in black and ditch the purple grips and just get purple bars, would look much cleaner IMO.
Not the best review in the world i appreciate, but if anyone is wondering what the Zesty's are like i hope this goes someway to helping, and i'd urge you to spend the moeny on one. Like i say i want to upgrade the rear shock to a Float X or something, and drop it to a 1X10 (personal preference), but other than that there isn't anything that NEEDS changing on these bikes, it's just me being fussy and i'd definitely recommend a Lapierre to anyone!

P.S. there are some positives to living in the countryside, epic views (pictures don't actually do them justice) up in the hills, windmills and trails in perfect harmony and i'm equi-distant between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby rgasuk » Sat Jul 05, 2014 17:41 pm

Like what Uve done so far , really like this colour on the frame, my lbs can get hold of 1 as I hear there pretty hard to come by, the weight difference between this and the 527 (carbon) is hard to tell. Ive just seen the 2015 version so think I'll wait for that .

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 18:33 pm

rgasuk wrote:Like what Uve done so far , really like this colour on the frame, my lbs can get hold of 1 as I hear there pretty hard to come by, the weight difference between this and the 527 (carbon) is hard to tell. Ive just seen the 2015 version so think I'll wait for that .

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Saw it too mate, 2015 models do look sweet! Not sure of the difference personally, but i know i like this and wouldn't pursue swapping it for a carbon model. As for the availability, think it's more getting hold of a Lapierre in general rather than this model, i got mine from Wheelbase in Kendal, one of my local LBS's so i was lucky

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby razorrazoo » Tue Jul 08, 2014 19:31 pm

Personally speaking I find there is very little bob in the trail setting when climbing, I have set the trail up to be relatively soft too as I find I forget to switch out of trail much of the time and I wanted to feel like I am using all the travel. Personally speaking I feel you compromise grip on loose climbs in climb mode and never use it, most of my climbing is short and sharp which may be a factor too. I'd like to try a CCDB air and set up the shock in a single mode to avoid even worrying about switching unless locking out.

I still think new tyres will give you most bang for your buck. The RF Turbine wheelset is not a heavyweight either, I doubt you'll save much weight with a swap out, if I swapped out it would be due to wanting a wider rim.

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby AshW92 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 19:47 pm

razorrazoo wrote:Personally speaking I find there is very little bob in the trail setting when climbing, I have set the trail up to be relatively soft too as I find I forget to switch out of trail much of the time and I wanted to feel like I am using all the travel. Personally speaking I feel you compromise grip on loose climbs in climb mode and never use it, most of my climbing is short and sharp which may be a factor too. I'd like to try a CCDB air and set up the shock in a single mode to avoid even worrying about switching unless locking out.

I still think new tyres will give you most bang for your buck. The RF Turbine wheelset is not a heavyweight either, I doubt you'll save much weight with a swap out, if I swapped out it would be due to wanting a wider rim.


Been riding a bit more lately, today in loose mud/roots i found myself wheel spinning more so when these tyres get a bit more worn i'm tempted to swap them out for a set of Hans Dampfs i think. Wheels aren't too heavy either, but i've heard the Stan's are much better for going tubeless which is my plan, and the Pro 2's are better hubs.

On the rear shock thing mate, i've seen on another forum (may have been singletrack world?) that you can't/shouldn't run a piggyback rear shock on these bikes (and Spicy's) because it's supposed to hit the top tube at full compression, it looks like there should be plenty of room though. I've been eyeing up a Float X or something, would love a CCDBA but they're a lot of money

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Re: 2014 Lapierre Zesty 427

Postby razorrazoo » Tue Jul 08, 2014 21:44 pm

The Ei shocks have a piggyback so I'm pretty sure others would be ok, check with mojo or tf if worried. Otherwise the CCDB inline is coming soon.

You'll find better tyres will help on roots, rocks, hard pack etc where there is less reliance on how much the tread digs in and more on how well the rubber itself grips.


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