With the new E-Zesty AM the engineers at Lapierre are breaking new ground, relying on a carbon frame and Fazua motor in the process. The French want to offer a light eMTB that rides like a real mountain bike.
Update: In the meantime, we’ve had the chance to ride the bike, don’t miss our review of the Lapierre eZesty AM LTD Ultimate
With the new E-Zesty AM, Lapierre is taking a huge leap forward — embracing the potential of the Fazua motor drive. The motor is powered by a 250 Wh battery, weighs less than 3 kg and can be completely removed. Once the battery is out, the E-Zesty AM rides like a conventional mountain bike. The eMTB features 27.5″ wheels and 160 mm of front and rear travel.
On the € 7,599 high-end model the spec includes many carbon components. Alongside the Race Face carbon cockpit Lapierre uses an in-house wheelset and carbon Vario seatpost. The final spec of the E-Zesty AM hasn’t yet been disclosed. Alongside the E-Zesty AM LMT there will also be a cheaper version — the E-Zesty Am 9.0 for € 5,999.
We had a chance to test the Fazua motor on a XC bike before and we have to admit we’re truly impressed with its natural feel. We hope that the E-Zesty AM will deliver an equally natural riding experience. Climbing with an extra boost of power in your legs and descending with the performance of a “normal” enduro bike.
Words & Photos: Felix Stix