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New 2019 Lapierre Overvolt Electric Bikes

Range Review : Lapierre Overvolt 2018 Shimano Powered eBikes

By Martin Brown on April 12, 2018

When Lapierre showed us the 2018 line-up for the new Shimano integrated electric mountain bikes, we were too excited not to shout about it! We take a closer look at the new Overvolts!

 

Lapierre has been on the eMTB scene for many years now, evolving their eBikes as the industry has grown and now with popularity in it’s prime, Lapierre unveils the new OVERVOLT.New 2019 Lapierre Overvolt Powered by Shimano Steps E8000 eMTB

We’ve already seen the 2018 Bosch powered Overvolt eMTB models, but Lapierre has created a new range to run alongside in a 160/140mm travel offerings.

Influencers have included Nico Voullioz (10 times world MTB champion) and Lapierre’s in-house design team to create something special.

 

 

So What’s New?

Shimano Steps E8000 Motor

This is the first time Lapierre have offered a Shimano powered bike in the range. Shimano hit the market with their new E8000 eMTB specific system recently.New Shimano Steps E8000 LCD Display & eBike Motor

Lapierre has taken this to the next level with a custom built frame design and battery setup. More on that shortly.

 

 

Suspension Travel & Wheel Size

This is the first full 160mm travel range, offering a great all-around Enduro / Freeride / Trail Center setup for a one-bike-does-it-all kind of vibe.2018 Lapierre Overvolt Suspension Travel & Wheel Size

All models are available as either a 160mm travel 27.5+ wheel setup or a 29″ 140mm travel set. We’ll mainly be concentrating on the popular 27.5+ setup here in the UK.

 

 

Frame Design & Geometry

A whole new geometry setup has been created for the new 2018 Lapierre Overvolt eBikes.New Frame Geometry on Lapierre Overvolt 2018 Electric Mountain Bike

This includes a new shorter back end, the weight has been placed further down offering more agile handling and the bottom bracket has been pushed as far back as possible so the traction is on another level.

 

 

New ‘SnakeTech’ Battery Tech

Whilst on the frame, the battery has been contained within the down tube offering a stronger, more rigid design. The battery can be inserted via a port on the side meaning the downtube retains its rigidity without needing a long exit for the battery.New SnakeTech Shimano eBike Battery Design - Lapierre Overvolt 2019

The battery can be charged on or off the bike, both ways are possible due to the ‘SnakeTech’ design which allows the battery to bend as you insert it into the channel. A first of it’s kind!

What does this mean in reality? It’s a better handling, looking & more nimble bike! Take a look.

 

 

 

New 2018 Overvolt Models

Lapierre Overvolt AM 527i / 529i 2018Lapierre Overvolt AM 527i / 529i 2019 eBike

Shocks: Suntour AION 35/RockShox Deluxe R  |  Brakes: Shimano Deore  | Drivetrain: Deore
Price: £4,699  |  Full spec / learn more here: Lapierre Overvolt AM 527i 2018.

 

 

 

Lapierre Overvolt AM 627i / 629i 2018Lapierre Overvolt AM 627i / 629i 2019 eBike

Shocks: Fox Float 36/Fox Float DPX2  |  Brakes: Shimano Deore  | Drivetrain: Sram NX
Price: £5,499  |  Full spec / learn more here: Lapierre Overvolt AM 627i 2018.

 

 

 

Lapierre Overvolt AM 727i / 729i 2018Lapierre Overvolt AM 727i / 729i 2019 eBike

Shocks: Fox Float 36/Fox Float DPX2  |  Brakes: Sram Guide RE  | Drivetrain: Shimano XT
Price: £5,799  |  Full spec / learn more here: Lapierre Overvolt AM 727i 2018.

 

 

 

Lapierre Overvolt AM 827i / 829i 2018Lapierre Overvolt AM 827i / 829i 2019 eBike

Shocks: Fox Float 36/Fox Float DPX2  |  Brakes: Sram Guide RE  | Drivetrain: Shimano Di2 XT
Price: £6,299  |  Full spec / learn more here: Lapierre Overvolt AM 827i 2018.

 

 

 

Lapierre Overvolt AM 927i / 929i 2018

Shocks: Fox 36/Fox DPX2 Factory Series |  Brakes: Sram Guide RE  | Drivetrain: Shimano Di2 XT
Price: £6,699  |  Full spec / learn more here: Lapierre Overvolt AM 927i 2018.

 

 

To Conclude The Range

All of the 2018 Overvolt models are offered in either 29″ 140mm travel or 27.5+ 160mm travel. All models use the same frameset, geometry & a built-in dropper post. The Shimano E8000 eMTB specific motor and the SnakeTech integrated battery come as standard.

We are already taking pre-orders on these exciting new models and expect deliveries from May onwards. To find out more, or to make your reservation click → 2018 Lapierre Electric Bikes

Buy new Lapierre Overvolt Electric Mountain Bike

 

About Martin Brown

Martin has been in the electric bike industry for over 10 years & has helped it grow from the start. Promoting eBikes across the UK at events & offering the very best advice, tech articles, blogs & videos. In particular Martin is a major player for progressing the use of eMTB's, today owner of e-bikeshop.co.uk - The UK's largest eBike supplier specialising in Bosch & Yamaha, good quality European eBikes.



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