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Lapierre drops weight and pivots on the updated XR & XRM cross country line

Lapierre is back in the cross country game, and it’s ready to ride for the podium with thoroughly updated XR and XRM models. The updates…

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Lapierre is back in the cross country game, and it’s ready to ride for the podium with thoroughly updated XR and XRM models. The updates focus on weight, geometry, and kinematics, taking the third generation of XR to new heights. Credit: Jeremy-bernard The Lapierre XR first launched in 2013 as a cross-country race-ready alternative to the Lapierre X-Control. The Lapierre XRM is a more capable version of the XR, with a bit more weight but more travel; the XRM is designed to tackle trail features and take on gnarly obstacles or serve as the perfect marathon race bike. Whats New — Lapierre XR & XRM

The last update to the Lapierre XR line was in 2017, and a lot has changed in the cross-country world since then. Lapierre must have been watching closely at the trends as the updated XR and XRM appear ready to take on the big dogs of cross country. The XR is the lighter, more race-focused of the two new frame offerings, with 100mm of front and rear travel, available in a standard carbon, and an optimized carbon layup for added weight reduction. The XRM bumps the travel up to 120mm front and 110mm rear, not focused on weight reduction but more so on versatility. Trimming the fat

Lapierre made it no secret that weight reduction was a critical design focus for the XR line. While pushing for lighter frames, Lapierre refined its carbon manufacturing process. Moving from standard pre-impregnated unidirectional carbon fiber to a […]

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