ragged to within an inch of its life
tis true, ask crosstrax who kindly dealt with the warranty claim
Lapierre also said it had been "raced", possibly at mountain of hell, because there was a mountain of hell sticker on there, however that was 2007, I got the bike 2008.
Still, I did rag it, but then again, its a mountain bike.Posted 7 years ago
to be clear, they are still honouring the warranty – however only replacing the front triangle
The crack is either due to a manufacturing fault, or caused by the stupid integrated bottom bracket thing
But, if the front triangle and swing arm no longer match, they will to coin a phrase and nick jases name, be getting a "flame job" on this very forum.
As for commencal comparisons, ridiculous, commencal had a serious manufacturing issue last year, a few lapdogs have cracked, big wow
as for turn around, it will be around a week (!), but then the Lapierre rep was in Crosstrax when I took it in, so he "expedited" it 🙂Posted 7 years ago
It never got the abuse a DH bike does.
I never used it on a uplift day for instance.
Never been to the alps.
Never been ridden on a "DH" track.
Its been ridden fast and loose downhill a lot though. Even on "XC" rides you go fast downhill right?Posted 7 years ago
I'm not so quick going uphill however.
Even on "XC" rides you go fast downhill right?
Yeah fair point I guess. What sort of downhill pointing type riding are we talking here though? If I rode my trail bike on my local steeper techy trails (not dh tracks) everyday I would expect it to break. I just wouldnt trust it or expect it to withstand such riding. But if I was razzing it around mellower trails, eg flowy singlerack I would expect it to hold up.
If only we had some niches we could separate bikes into.Posted 7 years ago
I'm afraid its all mountain biking to me, and the zesty is the bike of choice for it.
If you ride to the top and don't feel the need to wear body armour or a full face helmet to ride back down it, then a 140mm travel trail bike should cope. (ok I took my full face up skiddaw but thats rare)
To be fair its lasted 18months or so.Posted 7 years ago
no, the crack has nothing to do with my elite riding skillz, hence why they had to warranty it
they weren't going to warranty it because they thought it had been raced,
mainly because they thought I'd done mountain of hell on it due to there being a mountain of hell sticker on the swing arm. (I did that on a vp-free, in fact)
the ragged comment was just in generalPosted 7 years ago
My guess is that you fall off a lot due to the lack of skillz. Is that what loose means?
In my experience any bike can handle whatever you throw at it, but only if you ride it well with good technique. I'm thinking Jedi's huge assed drop on his hummer….Posted 7 years ago
phoenix from the flame
In my experience any bike can handle whatever you throw at it, but only if you ride it well with good technique.
I think I've seen pro riders make mistakes, they happen. If a drop is smooth and you nail it, sure, you can do it on your granny's bike. If you case it……..you might want to have some retard compensation.
I'm thinking Jedi's huge assed drop on his hummer….
I'd like to see that.Posted 7 years ago
MisterGnar, just for you. http://www.chocolatefoot.co.uk/journal/media/BuzzCANfly.wmvPosted 7 years ago
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