Mountain Biking UK’s 2016 long-term test fleet is here After a fond farewell to our 2015 bikes, it’s time to meet BikeRadar sister mag Mountain Biking UK ‘s new long-term fleet. We ride these bikes hard all year, using them as testbeds for new kit, and coaxing, punishing and teasing out the truth about their capabilities.
To get these bikes ready for a January 2016 launch, most of us had an early Christmas present, all packaged up in a bike sized box. After ripping off the bubble wrap we got out on the trails to get shredding on our new steeds. As you can imagine, we were like kids in a candy store. Here our testers give you their initial impressions of their 2016 long-termers. Ric’s Lapierre Zesty AM 527
Ric’s lapierre zesty am 527: ric’s lapierre zesty am 527 Way back when i first started work at MBUK towers, Lapierres were about as hot as trail bikes got. I was given a beautiful black-and-white Zesty to test, and as I rode it home that night I couldn’t have been happier. Then I went for a shower and threw up over myself. The norovirus had struck and the bike was […]