- Anyone actually ridden a Zesty 714 yet?
Had a 314 for over a year now. Awesome machine. Heavily upgraded it. 36 Talas fork too. It's like three bikes in one now. Always makes me smile. Geometry is spot on. I'm not entirely fit but it climbs well and descends as good as my SC Nomad. If not better. I do all types of riding, XC, AM, DH and it copes with it all very well. Not ridden a 2010 model yet. But I'm sure they are as good or if not better than the previous years models. Apparently from what I have read in dirt. The Orange five better watch out next year as it may not be at the top of the pile anymore if Lapierre keeps up with it's fanbase. Seriously….buy one.Posted 8 years ago
As Glen says – i took our demo out on sunday just been.
I have an alloy one already (for a year)- interesting differences, all down to the Carbon i think.
BTW you can feel the 5mm – i was super sceptical and famous for not actually sticking long enough with a bike to notice anything but i have ridden my alloy zesty a lot over the past year and it fits like a glove/i have got quite sensitive to any changes in set up etc.
Bear in mind its only the medium that has been shortened.
Anyway – it feels exactly like i thought it would. Light, easy to accelerate, confident angles make you feel like you want to go faster all the time. I really liked how it felt just like mine… but lighter and easier to move around.
I am happy to have a chat about it if you want – no sales pitch either.
MarkPosted 8 years agoIanMmmmMember
I've got one (not this years hyper expensive model, but a 2008, with the 5mm longer toptube – allegedly. and its not got any carbon on it)
I customised it, its ace at banging down hills fast.
you won't be disappointed.
I think that's more to do with you bulking up at the gym…
IPosted 8 years ago
Bum – was going to enquire about a demo hire of the Zesty, thebikechain, but there must be a demo one closer to Peterborough!
Not got enough holiday remaining for a trip up your way….
dont mind sparing 15mins to talk on the phone anyway if it helps.
in fact anything to take my mind away from the RMS database and Matrix product creation….Posted 8 years ago
yep we are.
current info is that they will be around in Week 2 2010 – all models good availability.
there has been some already so there is a chance of earlier delivery if they have what you need in stock dans le franceland. they do have some kicking about which are for delivery when scheduled.
BASICALLY – a dealer can call Hotlines with what you want exactly and they will tell you oui or non.
help you?Posted 8 years ago
thebikechain – might give you a bell at some point…..
Shortlist is currently –
2010 Stumpy Elite
2010 Fuel EX8
2010 Zesty 314
Mainly ride local trails (nothing too techy), UK trail centres & a week in spain/year. I imagine all of these must be more suitable than my current 01 Stumpy FSR.Posted 8 years ago
got my 714 last week & only just had time to get out on it yesterday. went to gisburn in p*ssing rain & it rocked my world! buy one…Posted 8 years ago
incidentally, if you want one in xl, order it by cob tomorrow & you'll get it mid-dec… was on the phone to hotlines for a customer today.
Anyone in any doubt if the bike lives upto its hype, it does – excellent.
And the bike it replaces is a 08 Spesh Pitch Pro so a good bike, but the 714 is a diffrent leauge. Accelerates like a hardtail but with all the fun full suss bits for the downs!
Prefer the ride of full carbon frame 714 to the 514 alloy/carbon rear I tried.
Happy camper here (bit poorer though), anyone want to buy a Pitch Pro?Posted 8 years ago
yup. t'is a lizard skin, obviously the swingarm sized one. i just cut a couple of slits down the back & it fits real well. odd how they didn't spec these as they have in previous years.. 😕Posted 8 years ago
indidentally, i was ragging mine up & down the final descent at ae yesterday… truly confidence inspiring i tell thee!hughjenginMember
My mate has a 2010 714, we ride all sorts here in North Wales, very technical wilderness routes, trail centres, XC ish stuff he bought on the strength of being totally impressed by my more modest 09 314. Now everytime he rides his 714, he just says the words "phenomenal bike" over, and over again, Nuff said, I think !Posted 8 years ago
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