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Adrien Dailly was at Windrock testing with SRAM and we were able to check out his Lapierre Spicy in detail. This feature-filled frame can run 27.5 or 29-inch wheels. Dailly is in 27.5 mode which has 170m rear travel and his RockShox Lyrik has 180mm of travel with one token and "the new damper." He's slacked it out like a Laz-y Boy at 62.5-degrees on the head angle, using a 2-degree angle set. Dig into the interesting features and parts on this enduro machine.

What appears to be a rather robust bash guard on the downtube  also doubles as a clever storage compartment built into the frame.

RockShox AXS dropper post being put through its paces in the mud, rain, and power washer this weekend in Tennessee.

780mm Tag Metals carbon bar with a 20mm rise matched to a 35mm stem.

A standard RockShox Super Deluxe air shock with what appears to be a larger radius air can.  Adrien changes between air and coil shocks and is planning to use the air shock for the first race in Rotorua.

The Spicy frame can switch between a 170mm travel 27.5 setup or a 160mm 29er.  Because he is just coming back from injury, Adrien has opted for the more familiar 27.5 wheels with the plan to test the 29-inch version later this season.

Derailleur and brake cables route internally through the lower suspension link.  Look for one less cable some time soon.

Adrien has been testing several head angles and is currently running 62.5-degrees, which is 2 degrees slacker than the stock setup.

The 35mm Tag Metals T1 stem has two machined groves, one on each side, to help quickly align the stem.  For now you'll have to provide your own markings on the steerer tube as no fork manufacturer currently produces pre-marked forks from the factory.

Michelin Wild Grip'r tire on the rear.

Quarq digital pressure gauges, Michelin Wild Enduro front tire, and unmarked carbon rims strikingly similar to those we've seen ridden by Jerome Clementz.  Adrien has been testing these for a while and, prior to his injury, rode an earlier version to 2nd place at the French round of the EWS last season.

Adrien is still running the mechanical X01 Eagle setup, but will make the switch to the AXS system when it becomes available.

180mm Lyrik with 36mm offset crowns and an extra slack headtube angle.

Michelin Wild Enduro tire up front.

SRAM X01 170mm cranks and a 34 tooth chainring keep the Spicy moving.

The chainguide is designed to mount directly to the frame.  Clean and simple.

Adrien prefers the lighter and slightly less powerful SRAM GUIDE Ultimate brakes as opposed to the CODE stoppers more commonly found on enduro race bikes. Levers set to a nearly flat, neutral angle.

SRAM Guide brakes and 180mm rotors.  A unique setup with many riders opting for the larger Code calipers.  This might change if he makes the move to 29 inch wheels.

While many of HT's enduro racers choose to run the larger X2 DH pedals, Dailly has gone with the more minimal (and lighter) T1.

Cageless water bottle setup

Credit: Lee Trumpore

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