Lapierre releases its mountain bike models for 2011, including the Lapierre Froggy, the Spicy 516 for enduro and all-mountain trails and the Rapt for dirt jump bikes.
The Rapt series is for dirt jump riders. It consists of two aluminum bikes called the Rapt 2.1 and the Rapt 2.2. There is also two steel framed bikes named the Rapt 1.1 and the Rapt 2.2. The Rapt bikes have front and rear brakes and derailleur hangers. The aluminum frames features the ABS dropout system for the chain’s tension and the steel frames has horizontal dropouts. All models also have the ISCG-05 chain guide tabs. In addition, the Rapt 2.1 and 2.2 sports the integrated seat clamp.
The Froggy is a freeride bike, refined to meet your park rides and more. It has 180mm of rear wheel travel and has Lapierre’s OST suspension system. There are two models you can choose from. There’s the dual ring 318 and a pricey 518 with a 180 mm travel single crown fork from Fox plus a chain guide and single ring. The Froggy 718 features Sram Hammerschmidt and Crank Brothers Joplin R adjustable seat post. For telescoping post, internal cable routing is featured and has a quick release 12 x 142 mm axle. The Froggy is only available as a frame.
The Spicy has four models to choose from when it comes to endure/all-mountain namely Spicy 516, 216, 316 and 916. Sharp and designed to thrill, the Spicy features 160mm of rear wheel travel and has a rear quick release axle of 12 x 142 mm. The 916 is made of a lighter Supreme 6 alloy material for its front triangle while the carbon rear end makes it lighter than those of the aluminum frames for the other models. The headtube is tapered across all models.