Lapierre to Unveil Electric Mountain Bike at Sea Otter Classic

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The Overvolt takes Lapierre to new heights with electric motor

KENT, Wash. (Apr. 8, 2014)—Carrying momentum built during its inaugural season in North American, Lapierre will offer a glimpse into its 2015 season mountain bike offerings this week. At the Sea Otter Classic in Laguna Seca, CA (Apr. 10-13, booth #505), Lapierre will reveal the Overvolt line of electric mountain bikes.

Designed to expand the boundaries of off-road riding, the Overvolt makes mountain biking accessible to a broader range of people, allowing riders to push their limits and ride longer, faster and climb higher than ever before.

The Overvolt is a true spec mountain bike, and offers the same quality and rideability brought to you with Lapierre’s innovative and much sought-after Spicy and Zesty models, and was designed and tested extensively with 10x World Champion Nicolas Vouilloz.

Equipped with the elite Bosch Performance motor, the Overvolt provides extreme reliability, providing varying levels of power depending on gear selection and forces applied by the rider. The Overvolt features an Intuvia computer display, allowing the rider to choose from 4 power assist modes. Combined with 3 sensors measuring force, pedal cadence and speed at 1000 times per second, the Overvolt offers the incredibly smooth ride of a standard MTB bike yet with a powerful kick.

The Overvolt’s PowerPack 400Wh battery provides 2-3 three hours of autonomy and a 20-60 mile range. The lightweight battery is extremely efficient for energy output and extremely durable. Utilizing lithium-ion, the battery can be charged at any time –even after partial use – and even while still mounted on the bike.

Intuvia Display Highlights:

· Battery Indicator

· Four Riding Modes: Power, Sport, Tour, Eco

· Motor power used

· Walking/start assistance function

· Active display:

Remaining range on battery charge (in km/Miles)

Trip distance (km/miles for the day)

Trip time

Average speed/maximum speed

Odometer (total in km/miles)

Time / Date

· Battery can be recharged while attached to bike

· USB Micro AB connector (Charge suitable devices (e.g. mobile phone, Navigation device), max. charging current 500 mA, 5 V)

· Back Light

Lapierre Overvolt FS900

Overvolt FS 900

Frame: Overvolt Alloy Supreme 6 140 mm rear travel

Fork: Rockshox Revelation RL 27.5’’ Solo Air, 140mm 15QR tapered

Shock: Lapierre R Hydraulic Damping Technology

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow Plus RDM786GSL 10 speed

Drive unit: Bosch Performance 20 miles/h

Battery/Display: PowerPack 400Wh / Intuvia display

Brakes: Shimano XT 180mm

Wheels: Mavic EN321 Disc 27.5’’

Tires: Michelin Wild Grip’r 2 Advanced Reinforced 27.5 x 2.35

Lapierre Overvolt HT900

Overvolt HT 900

Frame: Overvolt hardtail Alloy Supreme 6

Fork: Rockshox Reba RL 27.5’’ Solo Air120mm 15QR tapered

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow Plus RDM786GSL 10 speed

Drive unit: Bosch Performance 20 miles/h

Battery/Display: PowerPack 400Wh / Intuvia display

Brakes: Shimano XT 180mm

Wheels: Mavic EN321 Disc 27.5’’

Tires: Michelin Wild Grip’r 2 Advanced Reinforced 27.5 x 2.35

The Overvolt will be available beginning winter 2014 at Lapierre Dealers.

About Lapierre Bicycles:

For more than 60 years, Lapierre has combined technological innovation, aesthetics, attention to detail and its experience in races and events around the world to offer the most beautiful and efficient bikes. Whatever you ride – road or MTB competition, leisure, sport or fitness – you will find the bike of your dreams in the Lapierre collection. All Lapierre bikes are created in France, where it is the leader of the high-end mountain bike segment, and Lapierre has now set its sights on the rest of the world.

Media Contact:

Lauren Fallert

Verde Brand Communications

lfallert@verdepr.com

970-366-4579

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