£6599 › French comfort special
Lapierre’s original 2015 Pulsium introduced the company’s Shock Absorption Technology (SAT), which interrupted the top-tube with a combination of three elastomers to damp road vibrations and offer comfort over cobbles; it was developed with the FDJ team for the Classics.
The latest generation bike for 2018 strips back the elastomer to a single piece, while increasing the compliance over the previous version and lightening the overall frame. Lapierre also claims that a combination of the new frame design – curvier and more slender than the previous model – has increased stiffness through the bottom bracket, head-tube and chain stays to make the bike a more capable racer’s machine.
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