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    Lapierre USA Presence Growing

    Just noticed Lapierre's new 2016 lineup, and they've brought a lot more from France!
    Cycles Lapierre

    Lapierre's lineup was something like BMC before. Wide range of what kind, but only starting at a higher price-point. Now they have value carbon, aluminum value roadie, women specific model, flat-bar roadie, etc...

    I think it's great we're getting a large euro maker making their way over for competition as a shop's possible staple brand.
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    It will also be interesting when Canyon starts selling direct in the United States which is supposed to be happening in a few months
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    At my LBS of choice, there's a beautiful LaPierre bike...about $5,000.
    Too rich for my blood, but I can dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratocaster View Post
    At my LBS of choice, there's a beautiful LaPierre bike...about $5,000.
    To rich for my blood, but I can dream.
    If you got one, you could lend it to all your acquaintances and colleagues.
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    No matter where I go, here I am...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    If you got one, you could lend it to all your acquaintances and colleagues.
    True. I mean, it's only a bike right? What's $5K among acquaintances?

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    I like the looks of them but the closest Lapierre dealer is just over 3 hours away from me and doesn't have any of the models I was thinking about. So a new Lapierre is not in my future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratocaster View Post
    True. I mean, it's only a bike right? What's $5K among acquaintances?
    Pfft! Nothing.
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    Same people as Raleigh.
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    I've never heard of any dealers here nor have I ever seen one for sale. But funny timing, this bike with 60 miles on it just popped up on CL today for $2400. Retail is $5500.


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    I had a Lapierre Aluminum FDJeux Team frame from 2004-2007. It was aluminum and still one of my favorite frames. I regret selling it. I think it was under 1200g for the frame (w/ derailleur hanger), which was pretty light for that time. Rode great. If I ever find that frame in my size, I'd buy it in a second and build it up for a 2nd bike.
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    Lapierre will be more common not only due to a price more can reach, but they will be distributing more. More LBS will be having them in shop.

    I have the previous Xelius (remake this year), and it's by far my favorite frame. Great fit with an effective frame size between 56-58cm, and it's got an amazing balance in handling! Tracks like on a rail, not at all twitching, and so stable you can ride without hands easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    I've never heard of any dealers here nor have I ever seen one for sale. But funny timing, this bike with 60 miles on it just popped up on CL today for $2400. Retail is $5500.

    Let's do a Where's Waldo type of contest.. How many lapierre logos do you calculate this bike to have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    Same people as Raleigh.
    Explains why my lbs who is a Raleigh shop now sells them
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    Same people as Raleigh.
    Accell Group

    They're Redline & Diamondback as well. Doesn't include some Dick's Sporting Goods Diamondbacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    I've never heard of any dealers here nor have I ever seen one for sale. But funny timing, this bike with 60 miles on it just popped up on CL today for $2400. Retail is $5500.

    That looks like the one at my LBS for $5K! ...except for the white handle bar tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
    I've never heard of any dealers here nor have I ever seen one for sale. But funny timing, this bike with 60 miles on it just popped up on CL today for $2400. Retail is $5500.

    Good price...even after you replace that clown seat. My buddy loves his. Says it is so stiff, it takes off like a rocket. Just repeating his foolishness; don't blame it on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    It will also be interesting when Canyon starts selling direct in the United States which is supposed to be happening in a few months
    Lapiere is a quality bike but they don't excite me. I would love to see Canyon in the states though. We have a Raleigh dealer one town over that carries Lapierre. They have not caught on yet as I rarely see one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
    Let's do a Where's Waldo type of contest.. How many lapierre logos do you calculate this bike to have?
    I'll go first.. I think 14 is the answer, though maybe 15 if there's one on the rear seatstay bridge as well.

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    I'm digging my Pulsium FdJ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
    If you got one, you could lend it to all your acquaintances and colleagues.
    And make no less than three threads about the acquisition, building and review of the bike.
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    no reason to be rude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by softreset View Post
    And make no less than three threads about the acquisition, building and review of the bike.
    Surely a fourth thread would be in order to discuss the lending experience. But you knew that!
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    I was informed by Texas Cyclesport that LaPierre has moved to Canada and is no longer doing business in the US, because most of their sales were north of the border.

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