- My lapierre what are your thoughts
basically I have had this bike for about two weeks and it has gone through two sets of replacement wheels and the frame chainstay cracked just paint but got a replacement I am planning on getting stronger wheels as these crossrides feel flexy and to skinny.
all ready bought stronger tyres but still feels terrible
Do you think it be worth replacing my 32mm x 150mm forks for somePosted 4 years ago
36mm x 160mm forks would they be stiffer and stronger220siMember
Are yours the flat bladed ‘Crossrides’??
I’ve got a 914 with ‘Crosstrails’ which have held up to some abuse and are still running great and true.
The only bad point I can about the mavic wheel set are the spokes are expensive.
I do think Lapierre need to improve their quality control.Posted 4 years agodanielgrovesMember
I am planning on getting stronger wheels as these crossrides feel flexy and to skinny.
I found the same when I had crossrides on my Meta5 as well. Far too much flex for what the bike was designed for. Was breaking spokes regularly with them and having to true them every other ride. So glad they’re gone. Not had any issues at all since I got my Hope Hoops.Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
My Zesty came with crossrides to (although that was way back in 09), they are flexy but I thought they were surprisingly good for a budget wheel, they should be high up on the upgrade list though and probably worth getting an LBS to re-tension them after a couple of rides.Posted 4 years agoslimsiMember
I just put the 2012 Havens from CRC reduced to £290 on my zesty 514 and it has transformed it, the weight reduction, strength and tubless feels so quick and darty now its great.
Dont know why but it even sounds different as if the wheels are pushing into the suspension harder….Posted 4 years agoshortcutSubscriber
So – you have broken the chain stays and the wheels and think a longer fork will be a good move?!?
Maybe you need to either get a bigger, heavier, burliest bike capable of taking the abuse you are dishing out or perhaps ride a little more smoothly and stop smashing into stuff. There is nothing wrong with Crosstrails you certainly shouldn’t be breaking them.
The Zesty is a trail bike – not a DH monster.Posted 4 years ago
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