France's finest wines, mustards, black currants and cuisine can be found in the idyllic city of Dijon, which coincidentally is the home of Lapierre Cycles, the classy and innovative brand we don't see enough of in Australia. Flow takes the opportunity to learn more about the company with a rich heritage, immersed in the culture of all types of bike racing.
The largest premium bicycle brand in France, is a part of the large parent mob of Accell Group with Ghost Bikes and Hai Bike. And since last year, the popular dual suspension models using the OST+ (a variant on the excellent four bar linkage, Horst Pivot design) patent held by Specialized ran out, so we’ll be seeing more of these bike all over the world.
Lapierre pump out 110,000 bikes annually, how many spokes does that add up to?
With the frame construction coming from Taiwan, and part of the world’s assembly, Lapierre still maintain the assembly and distribution of the European share of the market’s bikes right out of the Dijon facility. Gilles Lapierre, the son of founder Jackie Lapierre maintains the name in the business as the general manager.