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Lapierre Zesty AM 527 Ultimate 27.5" Mountain Bike 2018 - Trail Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

The Ultimate trail bike performance. The Lapierre Zesty AM 527 Ultimate is a full suspension mountain bike that delivers a confident, efficient ride and is ideal for trail centre loops and capable enough for more challenging enduro trails.

Key Features:

  • Zesty Carbon frame with 150mm OST+ suspension
  • RockShox Revelation RC Boost fork for 150mm of plush suspension travel
  • RockShox Deluxe RT Metric air shock
  • 27.5” wheels with spacing for 27.5+ tyres for added versatility
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 speed drivetrain with a massive 500% gear range
  • Sizes: 39cm, 43cm, 46cm, 50cm
  • Colour: Black/Turquoise/Red
  • The Lapierre Zesty AM 527 Ultimate is available with 0% APR finance

The very essence of a mountain bike is to perform all functions. A 150-mm clearance for absolute versatility, our Zesty adapts to all conditions regardless of the slope direction to facilitate your task on the most demanding of surfaces. Whether in trail mode or as a light endurance bike, the Zesty is efficient, fast and easy to handle for a one-of-a-kind experience that’s all about mountain riding!

The Zesty AM 527 ULTIMATE has been completely overhauled and now accommodates the standard Boost, a metric shock absorber and wheels 27.5 inches and larger. Skilfully combining the lighter weight of the carbon and the efficiency of the OST+ suspensions, the ZESTY AM 527 ULTIMATE is an industry reference in terms of versatility. As for the bike’s component parts, they have all been designed with a singular purpose: comfort and precision.

RockShox Revelation RC fork mount, Deluxe RT shock absorber, and SRAM GX Eagle transmission. The wide gear ratio of the 10-50 cassette removes all navigation restrictions without any derailment risk. Mounted with MAXXIS HIGH ROLLER II 27.5x2.30 tires, the LAPIERRE AM 27.5-inch wheels with the Boost format contribute the requisite stiffness and stability, even on the most demanding courses.

 

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance (up to 48 months) on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Specification

Frame: Zesty 27.5" Carbon OST+ 150mm Travel, Pressfit, Boost, Metric, Thru Axle 12x148
Fork: Rockshox Revelation 35 RC 27.5+ Boost 15x110 Solo Air 150mm Travel
Rear Shock: Rockshox Deluxe RT 210x50 Debonair 2tokens mm Tune
Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS No.57ecf
Stem: Lapierre CNC 6: 31.8mm L: 55mm
Bars: Lapierre 6061DB W: 760mm R: 20mm: 31.8mm
Front Brake: Sram Guide R
Rear Brake: Sram Guide R
Brake Lever: Sram Guide R
Rear Mech: Sram Gx Eagle
Shifters: Sram Gx Eagle
Speed: 12
Rims: Lapierre AM 27.5 30c
Front Hub: 15x110 Straight Pull Torque Caps
Rear Hub: 12x148 Xd Driver Straight Pull
Front Tyre: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.30, 60tpi, Folding, Exo Protection, Tubeless Ready
Rear Tyre: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.30, 60tpi, Folding, Exo Protection, Tubeless Ready
Seat Post: Lapierre Dropper 150mm Travel: 31.6mm
Chainset: Sram Descendant Carbon 32t 175mm
Bottom Bracket: Sram Press Fit MTB (89/91.5)
Chain: Sram GX Eagle 120l W/power Lock
Cassette: Sram XG 1275 12s 10-50t
Pedals: FP917

Occasionally without notice, manufacturers sometimes change product specifications.

Lapierre Zesty AM 527 Ultimate 27.5" Mountain Bike 2018 - Trail Full Suspension MTB Reviews

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Overall Rating:
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Build Quality
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Performance
5
Value For Money
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Customer Reviews (1)

4
Love it, love it, LOVE IT

So i have had this a few weeks now and have to say this has been one of the easiest bikes to transition to. For years now i have had lapierre hardtails and as good as they are they always had that one thing missing from....rear suspension! This has been such a easy bike to get used to from the start, its fun, agile with the ability to throw around yet comfy enough to go the distance. By far the best bike i have ridden in a while!

So i have had this a few weeks now and have to say this has been one of the easiest bikes to transition to. For years now i have had lapierre hardtails and as good as they are they always had that one thing missing from....rear suspension! This has been such a easy bike to get used to from the start, its fun, agile with the ability to throw around yet comfy enough to go the distance. By far the best bike i have ridden in a while!

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5

MTB Sizing

MTB Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Mountain Bike.

 

Height

Size

4’8” / 143cm

XXS

 

 

 

 

 

 

4’9” / 145cm

XXS

 

 

 

 

 

 

4’10” /  148cm

 

XS

 

 

 

 

 

4’11” / 150cm

 

XS

 

 

 

 

 

5’0” / 152cm

 

XS

 

 

 

 

 

5’1” / 155cm

 

XS

S

 

 

 

 

5’2” / 158cm

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

5’3” / 160cm

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

5’4” / 163cm

 

 

S

 

 

 

 

5’5” / 165cm

 

 

S

M

 

 

 

5’6” / 168cm

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

5’7” / 170cm

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

5’8” / 173cm

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

5’9” / 175cm

 

 

 

M

L

 

 

5’10” / 178cm

 

 

 

M

L

 

 

5’11” / 180cm

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

6’0” / 183cm

 

 

 

 

L

XL

 

6’1” / 185cm

 

 

 

 

L

XL

 

6’2” / 188cm

 

 

 

 

 

XL

 

6’3” / 191cm

 

 

 

 

 

XL

XXL

6’4” / 193cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

XXL

6’5” / 196cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

XXL

6’6” / 198cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

XXL

 

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen.
A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
MTB Groupsets

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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Delivery & Guarantee

Christmas Delivery

We will try our very best to get your products delivered to you before Christmas, but due to Santa's overspill into our delivery services, we would like to make you aware that while we are making every effort to deliver your order to you in time for Christmas, there may be a potential risk of delay.

The last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December.

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Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

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