unknown Lapierre Xelius 900 Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3000.00

Product Description

This cost is for frame/fork only. This is Lapierre's flagship bike.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CyclingChica a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2011

Strengths:    Buttery smooth ride, super light (14.2 lbs out of the box if bought from manufacturer), responsive, stable, FAST

Weaknesses:    Cost & availability. There are few U.S. dealers and if you were to buy this bike "out of the box," you are looking at close to $8,000. It is worth it, however, if you can afford it.

Bottom Line:   
The shop I work for got a mad deal on a Xelius 900 frame/fork. They spec'ed it out with low-end Sram (Rival & Apex mixed) & basic seatpost, bars, wheels, & tires to basically get rid of leftover components. And that is a shame.

The person who buys this will have NO idea what a fantastic bike they are getting. Take the stiffness of a Specialized SL2, the attitude & speed of an Orbea Orca, and the comfort of a Bianchi 928, and you get the Xelius 900.

Taking the sub-standard components out of the equation, the bike is a dream. It climbs like a mountain goat & corners like a race car. If one were to add a carbon seatpost & handlebars, it would be even more comfortable of a ride--and that is saying a lot, given how good a ride the demo was.

The bike did everything I asked of it and I could tell it was willing to do more; I can only imagine what the bike would do with a great set of racing wheels and something like Sram Red or Shimano Dura Ace.

The design is subtle: Johnny Cash-black & silver, which may sound rather plain. However, when you look at the lines, you can see the artistry of it. However, I am fond of the understated look.

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Similar Products Used:   Have owned or test rode the following: Specialized SL2, Bianchi T-Cube 928, Orbea Orca, Giant TCR Advanced

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