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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:54 am 
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So in amongst my sourcing of retro NOS kit and hours spent searching the forum for parts, I do use this bike for more challenging terrain.

It climbs well for a 160mm travel bike and just ate the trail centres in Wales for breakfast (well, the downhill bits anyway :D ).

It's pretty standard apart from the 1x9 set up with e13 ring and chain guide, plus the Reverb post.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Looks awesome, might get one of these in ten years when I can afford the second hand price :lol:

Always well received, not seen one in the flesh yet though!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:20 pm 
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I honestly think the 2010 and 2011 models were the peak, they are still brilliant but other bikes are catching up I think....you don't see many on the trails though.

The suspension linkage makes it great under hard pedalling and there is very little bob, for what is a big-ish travel bike.

SLX groupset is hard as nails as well!


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Nice weapon you got there, they seem only to get good praise Lapierre.


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That's lovely...one of the few bikes I'd change my trusty SX Trail for.

I've watched a few on eBay but hey go for a lot more than I'm willing to pay. I see quite a few Zesty's about up at Cannock.


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Mindmap3 wrote:
That's lovely...one of the few bikes I'd change my trusty SX Trail for.

I've watched a few on eBay but hey go for a lot more than I'm willing to pay. I see quite a few Zesty's about up at Cannock.


Cheers, yeah the Zesty is very popular at trail centres, 140mm is just about perfect. I went for the longer travel as I only really enjoy the downhills and happy to slowly grind my way up and across anything with a slight incline.

When I say happy, I mean red faced and breathing out of my @rse...


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Tom79 wrote:
Mindmap3 wrote:
That's lovely...one of the few bikes I'd change my trusty SX Trail for.

I've watched a few on eBay but hey go for a lot more than I'm willing to pay. I see quite a few Zesty's about up at Cannock.


Cheers, yeah the Zesty is very popular at trail centres, 140mm is just about perfect. I went for the longer travel as I only really enjoy the downhills and happy to slowly grind my way up and across anything with a slight incline.

When I say happy, I mean red faced and breathing out of my @rse...[/quote

Same here...I'd probably be better off on a lighter, shorter travel bike than the SX, but it is so good on the fun bits I'm happy to lug it around.


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