Lapierre Prototype DH Bike with Nicolas Vouilloz 12

Lapierre is debuting this prototype downhill bike underneath Sam Blenkinsop at the Leogang World Cup. Get the first look at this new bike and see what Nico says when he's asked about a return to the World Cup.

Credit: Sven Martin / gordo
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  • coflo

    6/17/2010 10:49 AM

    Well done guys! That was awesome. Good luck to Sam this weekend. Hoping to see Nico back sometime soon as well!

  • C-Rad

    6/17/2010 6:04 AM

    It's an iDrive, Fury. Looks awesome though!

  • chalky

    6/16/2010 3:26 PM

    Looks fantastic, lets hope it works as well as it looks!

  • monoraillcat

    6/16/2010 2:44 PM

    Very neat looking bike, anything with Nico gives me a boner because I'm old like that. Their current DH bikes are super sick though... I wish companies didn't feel pressured to come up with new shit every other year. Just imagine how rad our bikes would be if a company picked a good design and massaged it over the seasons. I know the FPS has been around for quite awhile, but man is it sick.

    Also, iDrive FTW.

  • klunky

    6/16/2010 11:34 AM

    I want to see it compressed. Is the BB mounted to the swingarm under the main pivot?
    I know it wont be but it looks like a URT

  • stod

    6/16/2010 11:30 AM

    here is my buddy Joey Bradford's bmx frame. its like halfway between the top tube and seat tube... weird but sick

  • akachlakev

    6/16/2010 11:23 AM

    but are they in front of the seat tube, integrated with the top tube? b/c that's a really slick design! its funny how the smallest details really catch your eye

  • stod

    6/16/2010 11:16 AM

    some bmx race bikes have that integrated seat clamp in the frames too. its cool to see mtn bikes are starting to get more innovative. awesome bike and great video!

  • akachlakev

    6/16/2010 9:47 AM

    i noticed the seat-clamp right away haha, pretty clever...sick bike overall!

  • bturman

    6/16/2010 8:36 AM

    That seatpost clamp is sick.

  • EG1

    6/16/2010 7:48 AM

    masterpiece !!!

  • Acadian

    6/16/2010 7:45 AM

    Sven, Spomer, Vital. Winning combo right there.
    awesome feature - way to give it to us almost in real time.

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