Lapierre XR 929 e:i (2015)

Lapierre XR 929 e:i Carbon (2015)

$7,999.00

RRP $9,999.00 Save $2000 (20%)

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Lapierre XR 929 (2015) is a 29er dual suspension mountain bike, with Lapierre's revolutionary e:i shock technology. The Shock is driven by electronics, taking into account your terrain and pedaling cadence. The 2015 model also features a new RockShox RS1 inverted suspension fork, technology only available on World Cup quality bikes.
 
The 'upside down' fork is similar to forks seen on motorbikes, whereby the wheel and stanchion pushes up into the fork to absorb shock, rather than the bike pushing down. This means an oversized fork which can be designed much thicker, giving greatly improved lateral stiffness. The seals in an inverted fork are also constantly being lubricated, which also greatly improves compliance over small bumps. This is all achieved while still reducing overall weight in line with the standards of highest level competition.
 
The e:i Shock Auto system is made up of several components :
  • 1 computer placed on the side of the stem, with a control button and an LED light to indicate the mode chosen and the position of the shock.
  • 1 Rock Shox Monarch RT3 Relay shock with motor.
  • 3 captors : 1 accelerometer on the stem, 1 accelerometer on the fork and 1 captor for pedaling cadence on the bottom bracket.
  • 1 cyclindrical battery (25h autonomy)
The two accelerometers measure the movements of the fork (speed and intensity of shocks) and the captor on the bottom bracket measures the pedaling frequency.  All this data is transmitted immediately to the computer which evaluates the terrain and the pedaling cadence. In automatic mode,  the computer puts the shock into the correct position to ensure the suspension is in the ideal position for the rider. 

It takes just one tenth of a second for the information to be sent from the three captors to the computer, and onto the shock (the time taken for the back wheel to arrive at the position of the front wheel when travelling at 36 km/h). Ultra-fast, the rear suspension adapts to the terrain covered by the front wheel in record time.

If a large obstacle is detected by the fork accelerometers, the shock opens instantaneously, before the rear wheel reaches the obstacle.

Thanks to its 100 mm suspension, XR 929 is very comfortable over small bumps, and with 29” wheels, enjoys extraordinary rollover capacity and grip for a cross country bike. All Lapierre bikes are conceived, developed, and tested, by our experienced technicians in our historic site in Dijon, France.
 

SPECIFICATION:

  • FRAME: XR 29" CARBON 100mm Rear Travel
  • SHOCK ABSORBER: ROCKSHOX MONARCH E:i RT3 165X38mm
  • FORK: ROCKSHOX RS1 ACCELERATOR XLOC SPRINT 29" 100mmTAPERED
  • HEADSET: FSA SX Pro NO.55 + 3.5mm Top cap
  • BOTTOM BRACKET: SRAM GXP PRESSFIT
  • CRANKSET: SRAM XX1 32T 170mm / 175mm (Size: M, L, XL)
  • STEM: EASTON EA70 6°  DIA:31.8  E:70mm / 90mm (Size L,XL)
  • SEATPOST: EASTON EA70 ZERO L:400mm DIA:31,6mm  
  • HANDLEBAR: EASTON EC70 CARBON FLAT W:720mm DIA:31.8mm
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: SRAM XX1 CARBON 11-SPEED
  • SHIFTERS: SRAM XX1 TRIGGER 11-SPEED
  • BRAKES: SRAM HYDRAULIC X0 + CONNECTMAGIG / SRAM CENTERLINE 180MM /160MM 6-BOLT TYPE
  • SADDLE: FIZIK TUNDRA 2 Mg
  • WHEEL: SRAM ROAM 50 UST 29" UST PREDICTIVE STEERING / 12x142 XDriver + LAQR-12-E Thru Axle
  • SPROCKET: SRAM XG 1180 11-SPEED 10-42T
  • TIRES: SCHWALBE ROCKET RON Tubeless Easy  29x2.25 SSkin / THUNDER BURT Tubeless Easy  29x2.10 SSkin



e:i Shock Auto from Lapierre Bicycles North America on Vimeo.

 
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About Lapierre

For more than 60 years, Lapierre has combined technological innovation, aesthetics, attention to detail and pro level experience to offer the most beautiful and efficient bikes. Lapierre is a prestigious French brand known globally for their high performance bikes, top level race teams and market leading technologies. Whether it be the due to their French heritage or the tireless work of the product team at Lapierre’s Dijon headquarters, once seen in the flesh there is no doubt that this is a brand with serious sex appeal.

Lapierre’s beauty extends far beyond the svelte aesthetic lines and final coat of paint on their bikes. Painstaking attention to detail and passion for a better, more intuitive bike have seen Lapierre at the leading edge of technological development for decades. A culture of always pushing the envelope has seen evolutions to simple elements of bike design as well as futuristic concepts such as their E:I auto system for mountain bikes. E:I has the ability to adjust suspension dampening on-the-go at a rate of 100x per second, meaning a rider can set and forget their suspension and still benefit from custom tuning for every piece of terrain encountered.

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