What Makes Lapierre?
For over 70 years, Lapierre has combined technological innovation, aesthetics, attention to detail and its experience in racing to offer the most beautiful and efficient bikes. Whatever your ride, road or MTB, competition, leisure, sport or fitness, you will find the bike of your dreams in the Lapierre collection, be it a mountain bike, road bike, city or all-road bike, designed and created in France. Already the leader in high-end MTB on the French market, the Lapierre brand is conquering the rest of the world.
For 2017 Lapierre completely went back to the drawing board with the Carbon Overvolt eBike range. Rather than adapt a MTB to be an eMTB, they decided to start again and built an electric mountain bike around its heart - The Bosch Performance CX system. Developed in-house by 10 times world champion Nico Vouilloz to offer a Bosch eBike 500Wh battery at the lowest possible point in the centre of the Overvolt frame. Lapierre's GLP (Gravity Logic Project) centralises the mass in the eBike frame and allows for greater manoeuvrability and handling. Also now on an even lighter full carbon chassis for 2017!
Design & Innovation Award 2017This time by the 40 leading industry experts, journalists and engineers who gathered in San Vigilio, Dolomites to put outstanding products through their paces. Some of those products that rise above are awarded the Design & Innovation Award. The judges said:-
"When Lapierre set about developing the Overvolt AM Carbon, they were adamant: no compromises. Consequently, as a bike’s centre of gravity is a decisive parameter on how it handles, the French brand took a radical, new approach with their carbon lay-up to create a wholly unique frame."
They were able to split the downtube and house the battery between the two sides, essentially directly above the motor, which has knocked off a full 600 g whencompared to its predecessor.
In its fifth year, the Design & Innovation Award brought together over 40 industry experts, journalists & engineers to celebrate the most groundbreaking innovations within the industry.
Lapierre Awarded Design & InnovationThe judges concluded:-
"The battery is removable, but can also be charged while on the bike. The Overvolt’s geometry is bang on point, allowing the bike to hurl confidently down trails with composure and great suspension. While the aesthetics did split opinion, the spec list reads promisingly and doesn’t disappoint when riding, making it a win-win for functionality."
Following an interview with Gilles Lapierre (CEO of Lapierre Bikes), he stated:-
"We are delighted to receive another award for the Overvolt Carbon, especially from the rigorous judges of the D&I Award. This recognises the hard work put in by our R&D team to develop an electric bike that stands out from the competition. By rethinking the design around the Bosch motor we have revolutionised the ride feel and the judges recognised that."We are lucky enough to have the full range of 2017 Overvolt Carbon eBikes in stock now.