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Bike Check: Alex Lupato’s Lapierre Spicy 916

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Alex Lupato won the Italian Superenduro Championship 2013 in Madesimo – with his Lapierre Spicy 916 Carbon. Time to do a bike check on the Italian National Champion 2013. Andiamo ragazzi!

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion

Frame: Lapierre Spicy 916 Carbon, Marzocchi Fork 55 Micro Switch TA prepared by Reparto corse. The complete weight of the bike is 12,7 kg, with tubeless setup on FRM Urano Enduro wheels.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-7

At the Enduro World Series #3 in Les2Alpes Alex had number 14.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-10

Alex runs no lock-on grips to save weight.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-2

Cranksets FRM CU3-MII XX1 whit XX1 chainrings 36t and a special chain by KMC “Italian Style”. The chainguide FRM KCU Carbon weighs 33g.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-3

Lower chainguide C.guide only for the race with a lot of downhill-oriented special stages (like in Les2Alpes).

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-6

Rapidraceproducts for “security”: They are lightweight and keep mud or dust from flying in your face.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-5 Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-8

Handlebars: FRM WEB-BAR Carbon Enduro, 750 mm, special design for Alex in honor of his National title. Weight is 180g. For maximum power Alex runs Avid Code R with 180mm discs.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-9

Stem: FRM Prototype.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-4

Fox Float X 2014 rear shock with perfect heat managament und great control thanks to the updated CTD-damping.

Alex Lupato Lapierre FRM Factory Racing Team Marzocchi Enduro Racing Italy champion-12

Moustache power! This guys is a man to watch on fast and pedally courses!

Photo: Robin Schmitt Words: Manne Schmitt

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