Lapierre’s Spicy has a long and storied history, helped in no part by the man who helped raise the bike over the years, a certain 10-time downhill World Champion and fellow Frenchman, Nico Vouilloz.
A new focus, but not a looker
The Spicy has always been Lapierre’s long travel trail bike of the range, but this newest version is much more focused on the lessons its dad has learnt sessioning the Enduro World Series – and there have been a whole host of changes for this year to make it more suited to that task.
The input from legendary downhiller and enduro racer Nico Vouilloz is apparent
The first and most obvious difference is the profile. It’s safe to say that this new bike has looks only a father could love, with a somewhat awkward top tube kicked up at the front and a low-slung belly where the down tube hits the bottom bracket. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and there are some very good reasons for these changes.
Spicing up the ride
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