Lapierre took the opportunity to release the new revamped Spicy Team after the Enduro World Series in Finale.
The Spicy has seen a fair bit of development with input from Nico Vouilloz,and naturally aims itself squarely at the enduro market with 165mm rear and 160mm front travel. The OST+ sees a revised pivot point for a more refined spring curve and the bike, like many this year, goes slacker, lower and longer; 66º headangle, 75º seat angle and 461mm reach on a large which is a 20mm increase on the 2015 version. Combined with a shorter seat tube should result in a bike that’ll lend itself to getting thrown around on the average EWS stage. We’re guessing a 170mm Lyrik would complement the frame nicely once it’s available.
The bike is Ei compatible and there’s room for a bottle cage and large bottle if the battery isn’t bolted in place to fit with current enduro trends.
Finishing kit on the Spicy Team is SRAM throughout, an XX1 drivetrain (with what looks like an X1 cassette), Rockshox Ei Monarch and Pike and a set of 180mm Guide RSC providing stopping power. SRAM Rail wheels offer a solid and bompproof wheelset.
Spicy pricing is expected to be €3199 to €6999 depending on model.