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Lapierre partners with Shimano on eMTB models

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Lapierre partners with Shimano on eMTB models

Although the new 2018 electric bikes will offer Bosch power, Lapierre has taken on Shimano 8000 motors for some models, and has developed a unique four-bar battery linkage system for the Shimano bikes, which keeps weight lower in the frame.

Rather than the Intuvia button press on the Bosch system, the Shimano system uses a very definite paddle lever, which have a very firm ‘click’ when you change modes, and they’re on the Shimano MTB Di2 groupset.

The Shimano 8000 display is small and bright, and in glorious technicolour.

Five bikes are on offer: Overvolt AM 927and 929 i Shimano with Fox 36 Factory forks and DPX2 shock; Overvolt 827 / 829; Overvolt 727 / 729 has a mechanical XT drivetrain, and is slightly cheaper all-round; Overvolt 627 / 629 wears a NX drivetrain and drop to non-series Shimano brakes; and the entry-level 527 / 529 has Suntour suspension, with Shimano Deore mechanical gears.