First Look: 2015 Lapierre Overvolt Electric Bikes Revealed!
By Martin Brown |
We are very proud to announce the new 2015 collection of Electric Mountain bikes from Lapierre. The Overvolt range was popular in 2014, however we have introduced 2 new models to offer a wider price range. 2015 Overvolts just got a whole load better! Exclusively Available @ e-bikeshop.co.uk
Why Lapierre Overvolt eMTB's?
Lapierre have been at the forefront of both Road & Mountain Biking for several years now. The bikes are still handbuilt over in Dijon, France. This offers a great cross over brand for regular mountain bike enthusiasts to move across to electric mountain biking with a well respected brand that has previously been voted 'Bike of the Year'! Lapierre are very lucky to have Nico Vouilloz (10 times MTB World Champion) on board to refine the eBikes in respect of components build and frame geometry to offer the perfect balance of trail / all mountain eBike to ride what your doing already, just longer, harder & faster. Lets GO! Lets take a look at what 2015 has to offer in the Lapierre Overvolt Range -
Lapierre Overvolt FS 900 2015
Brief Overview: This is the top of the range model within the Overvolt eMTB range. The FS 900 features a full Shimano XT gear system and hydraulic disc brakes. Built on a 140mm chassis, using the latest RockShox Revelation forks up front & Lapierre's own rear shock. All powered by the latest Bosch Performance system. Price: £3499 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 39, 45 & 51cm Frames Lapierre Overvolt FS 900 2015 Full Specification
Lapierre Overvolt FS 500 2015
Brief Overview: This is the younger brother to the FS 900, built on the same Overvolt full suspension chassis and with 140mm travel. The Overvolt FS 500 comes with more budget friendly components and uses the more subtle Bosch Active line electric system. A sub £3K all mountain / trail electric mountain bike.Price: £2999 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 39, 45 & 51cm Frames Lapierre Overvolt FS 500 2015 Full Specification
Lapierre Overvolt HT 900 2015
Brief Overview: The Overvolt HT 900 is the top end hardtail mountain bike within the 2015 Overvolt range. It features a full Shimano XT / SLX drivetrain and Deore hydraulic disc brakes. Latest RockShox Reba RL 120mm travel forks with lockout and of course the top end Bosch Performance drive system.Price: £2899 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 39, 45 & 51cm Frames Lapierre Overvolt HT 900 2015 Full Specification
Lapierre Overvolt HT 500 2015
Brief Overview: Just like the full suspension models the 500 is based on the same hardtail 120mm chassis as its older brother the HT 500 but offers a budget friendly package with the Bosch Active system. This one offers a full Shimano Deore drivetrain and the RockShox XC32 forks up front.Price: £2499 Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650B) Sizes: 39, 45 & 51cm Frames Lapierre Overvolt HT 500 2015 Full Specification
Teaser Overvolt eMTB video -
What do we think?
As with 2014, the 2015 Overvolt range is set to be popular with avid mountain bikers and 'newbie's' alike. Lapierre have done a fantastic job of speccing these eBikes and bringing them in on the price points set out. In particular the Bosch Performance line models will be popular but its nice to be able to also offer a budget based build of each full suspension and hardtail model for 2015. We are very proud to be the UK's exclusive Lapierre dealer, we can offer the eBike with full piece of mind from our Bosch equipped workshops and technicians. The 2015 models are available to pre order now, with the first drop due with us early October 14. View the full range / specifications here - Lapierre Electric Mountain Bike Range 2015
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.