2019 Lapierre eZesty and more at Eurobike Day 2


All new 2019 Lapierre eZesty, a stunning lightweight EMTB

In total contrast the future-looking Haibike FLYON announced yesterday, Lapierre's new eZesty looks (and feels) more like a traditional mountain bike than any EMTB that I've ever seen. Thanks to the almost fist sized Fazua Evation 1.0 Drive Pack, paired (literally) to a 250Wh battery, the eZesty brushes the scales at a featherweight 17.5KG. The entire Fazua system weights in at 4.7KG (everything including the controller). That complete low weight is unheard of in fully suspended electric mountain bike territory.


2019 Lapierre eZesty


You have to double take to check its actually an EMTB. In fact, regular folks might not even give it a second glance as it looks so svelte. 
Its clear what the goal was for Lapierre here. Produce an EMTB that would convince the people sitting on the fence, or perhaps are not yet convinced that electric power is necessary on the trails.

2019 Lapierre eZesty


The motor is made by Fazua, again in stark contrast the torque-busting 120Nm from the new TQ lump that Haibike has put into its all new FLYON system, this motor is a flyweight in comparison. It offers around 60Nm of torque and will be more like an ‘Eco Mode’ on other bikes to give a comparison of how it feels.

2019 Lapierre eZesty


The spec here is a top end bike, so a luxury spec, including a 160mm travel Fox 36 fork, 12spd X01 Carbon Eagle, LP eAM+ Carbon wheels and a list of all the stuff you’d likely pick if you were building your own bike. 150mm travel at the rear supported by a Fox Float DPX EVOL shock, FSA Carbon crankset (although a disappointing 170mm crank length, would love to see smaller),

2019 Lapierre eZesty


SRAM Guide RE brakes with 200mm discs. Carbon bars, carbon dropper and Maxxis High Rollers at a slightly smaller 2.5" width make up the rest of the spec. You can see that Lapierre have been aiming to get this one as light as possible.

The bike is not quite ready yet, theres some more refinement to be done to get it ready so expect it to hit stores in late 2018 early 2019. Time to get saving!

2019 Lapierre eZesty
 
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knut7

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Nice. The system weight of just over 3kg is not incl the 1.3kg gear box? So the complete weight is some 4.5kg?
 

knut7

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Yeah, I read this one. Not sure if Lapierre is using that exact system, here's what the ebike-emtb article says
"Das Antriebssystem mit 250 Wh Akku wiegt unter 3 kg und lässt sich komplett entnehmen."

Not that I speak german, but it seems they don't count the weight of the gear box. Could they be using a different system?
 

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Thanks for posting this Rob, I was trying to find some information on this lovely looking Lapierre.
 

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In this review of the Focus Raven2 which use the same motor, they say:

“The Fazua motor unit is an interesting design. The total weight of battery and drive section together is 3.2 kg. With the transfer bottom bracket unit added in, the total weight is around 4 kg. “

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The Raven2 is around 14kg in a Medium, but is an XC hardtail.
 

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Not that I speak german, but it seems they don't count the weight of the gear box. Could they be using a different system?
The only removable parts are the motor and the battery.
 

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I can see this sort of system appealing to some riders, or for traveling, two bikes in one! I expect most of the market will continue to chase power and speed, but who knows? Maybe it'll swing the other way and people will decide that a little assist is all they need after all?
 

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I for one am all for it. It looks like a bike and without the motor it will ride like a bike. The motor is not too powerful and that suits me too. I never use boost so don't need the full power of the current motors.
 

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Love the look of that, not looking like a bike is one of my big issues with ebikes. Looking forward to riding one
 

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I actually don't mind about an e -bike looking like a regular bike, as i think designers can end up making day to day usability of some bikes a pita by trying too hard to hide the fact its an ebike. Its a bit like the industry obsession with internalising all cables, looks great, makes maintenance a pain.
 

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I actually don't mind about an e -bike looking like a regular bike, as i think designers can end up making day to day usability of some bikes a pita by trying too hard to hide the fact its an ebike. Its a bit like the industry obsession with internalising all cables, looks great, makes maintenance a pain.
And the takeaway here is that different people want different things, some here think 120nm is too powerful and want a light bike, others care less about weight and are excited about 30% more torque, others want a bike that looks like a bike, others aren't bothered. Seems like there's quite a varied market :)
 

knut7

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Its 17.5KG. I have an interview with Nico

Jan 2019. Vid goes live in 20 mins, I have an chat with Nico Vouilloz about the bike that the guys at www.e-bikeshop.co.uk arranged (y)
Then it's probably worth the sacrificed batterycapacity and power for a lot of people! Possibly for me too. Will be interesting to hear what Nico has to say!
 

Dax

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That's about a kg heavier than my regular mtb!
 

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And the takeaway here is that different people want different things, some here think 120nm is too powerful and want a light bike, others care less about weight and are excited about 30% more torque, others want a bike that looks like a bike, others aren't bothered. Seems like there's quite a varied market :)
TBH all i really want from what i have with my Vitus is less weight (though i cant say i mind how my bike is), more range, how the bike looks is secondary
 

Ryder

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This is the way I want emtb to go. Well done Lapierre!
 

Ryder

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Is it just me or is the video not available?
 

Ryder

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No Worries, I am a patient man (not!)
 

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Very cool looking bike, very curius how to gearbox will hold up to heavy trail use. Drives like that often use non metal gears, i hope they will hold up. It is definitely not the type of bike i would go for, i love turbo on trails, even it is overkill a lot of the time.
 

davegixer

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That really is gorgeous, I'm in the 'look like a normal bike' camp. Maybe I'm old. Or just OCD.
 

Ryder

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Nice work, did you visit Focus? Are they using the Fazua motor in and FS bikes this year? Seems like a perfect match for their lighter is better philosophy.
 

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Nice work, did you visit Focus? Are they using the Fazua motor in and FS bikes this year? Seems like a perfect match for their lighter is better philosophy.
Focus are not here 🤔
 



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