France's Lapierre has announced its 2014 cyclocross bike collection for the North American market, which debuted recently at DealerCamp 2013. The two-model line-up includes the Cross Carbon and Cross Alloy, which will be available at independent bicycle dealers in North America starting January 2014.

Depending on how you look at it, that's either a very late (or very early) delivery timeline for the heart of the U.S. amateur cross season, which typically ends in early December. But if you're passionate about French bicycle brands and race cross, it's something to get excited about for next year. Here are the basic tech specs:

Cross Carbon

  • Ultegra: RDR, Shifters (CX70: FDR + Crank)
  • Brakes: Avid BB7 Disc
  • Fork: LP Full Carbon CX
  • Wheels: Formula Hubs + Alex Rims
  • Bar: Easton EA50
  • Stem: Easton EA 50
  • Post: Easton EA50
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SL Red
  • MSRP: $3,000 (Frame: $2,000)

Cross Alloy

  • Shimano 105: RDR, Shifters (CX70: FDR, CX50: Crank)
  • Brakes: SRAM Shorty 4 + Additional Levers
  • Fork: LP carbon
  • Wheels: Formula hubs + Alex Rims
  • Bar: Ritchey Comp Curve
  • Stem:Ritchey OS
  • Post:Ritchey OE 2-Bolt
  • Saddle:Selle Italia X1
  • MSRP:$1,700

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