Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Lapierre 2010 MTB bikes

Posted by Matt | July 22, 2009 | 2 comments so far

Lapierre Zesty 914 2010
Hot on the heels of Marin 2010 and Specialized 2010 new bike information comes Lapierre. This isn’t a brand I’ve followed much over the years but the French firm caught my eye recently when AndyLeeds started riding with us on his 2009 Zesty.

First off, his bike is immaculately pimped and looking at the 2010 versions it seems Lapierre know a thing or two about coordinating their anodised components. The Zesty in the pic has a full SRAM X-0 groupset in red complimented by red Mavic hubs, red pivot caps and red saddle.

It all sounds a bit much – there’s even a pair of red spokes on the Mavic Crossmax wheelset but in the flesh the 2009 version looked fantastic and I see no reason why the 2010 will be any different. The detailing is superb, with very nice bolt on cable guides (did Brant get his Ragley idea here?) and even a carbon deflector round the rear mech.

Mind you, this is the top end 914 machine, 140mm travel, full carbon, slightly shortened top tube over 2009 (-5mm) and all, so it should look the part. Oh, and 24.5lbs. Nice.

Lapierre Spicy 916 2010

Also looking tasty for next year is the Lapierre Spicy 916 in white and blue. This one’s 160mm travel and on the top end model, with a carbon swingarm at the rear it comes in at just 27lbs. Should be more than enough capability for the Surrey Hills!

One a slightly separate note it is starting to depress me that the gap between my riding skills and the capabilities of modern mountain bikes continues to grow. They just seem to be getting superlight and super long travel at the same time as manufacturers take advantage of carbon technology. I’m still mincing on my Orange Five which is not something I thought I’d ever say. Maybe I’m being too hard on myself.

If I was shopping though I reckon the Lapierre Zesty would be on my list even if I had to consciously resist the temptation to think of ‘ladies parts’ whenever I hear the name.

You can read more, including information about Lapierre’s race oriented bikes and their more downhill and freeride bikes at Singletrack and Pinkbike. I’ll leave you to work out which site favours which genre although there’s information about all the bikes on both sites…

Filed under 2009, News in July 2009


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Muddymoles says:

    Ride report: Sunday 26 July – Leith and Holmbury

    A large group of moles head to Leith Hill and on to Holmbury for some decent summer mountain biking.

  2. Related: Ride report: Sunday 26 July - Leith and Holmbury | Rides | Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

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