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Enduro / All-mountain bike: Lapierre Spicy 516 2011 Large

Date Added: 18∙Apr∙2014

New Message about Enduro / All-mountain bike: Lapierre Spicy 516 2011 Large

Selling Details

Location: St Andrews, GB

Condition: Used

Reason for Sale: I decided to buy something with less travel and bigger wheels and can't afford to keep both.

Postage: parcel force 48hr

Returns N/A

Product Spec:

Brand: Lapierre

Type: 26"

Product description

Lapierre spicy 516 2011 size large in good condition with some notable upgrades.

A very popular and well reviewed bike: "Outstanding levels of feedback, control and composed confidence create a phenomenal all-mountain all-rounder" (see reviews and video below).

An outstanding enduro bike with an RRP of £3300 along with some serious upgrades including XTR cranks, Raceface Narrow-wide chainring, 10-speed gearing and 2014 Formula C1 brakes makes this a potential bargain!

If you prefer, I can re-install the 2x front gearing (SLX shifter & direct mount mech 22 - 36 chainrings &bash - all little-used) instead of the narrow-wide.

I will include a choice of handlebars (see specs below); the Shimano XTR crank extractor tool and some shimano PD-M424 pedals to get you going.

Reason for sale: I decided to buy something with less travel and bigger wheels and can't afford to keep both.

Any questions - feel free to ask.

An excellent video of Sam Blenkinsop riding his 2011 spicy 516 HERE

A glowing review of the (lower-spec) spicy 316 is HERE.


Lapierre Spicy 516 2011 Large:
160mm travel; 50cm seat tube.
Generally good: New main pivot bearings and chainstay pivots; few scratches and heel-rub; small dent on top tube (pictured) sustained recently after purchasing and has not worsened since. Shock bushings have no play and an offset bushing is installed. (normal bushing also included)

Fox rp2
Good – works fine.

Fox 36 Talas R
Works well: feels smooth, TALAS functions, damper is fine. Small scratches on stanctions; axel is a little corroded. No notchy feel or bushing play.

Fulcrum Red zone.
Bearings are fine in both front and rear with no play or excessive drag; freehub works as it should. Rims are ok with no major dings but some scratches on the bed of the rear. Both will seal tubeless. The wheels are not perfectly true but not nearly so much as would be noticeable or affect tyre clearance.

Cranks & BB
Shimano XTR
Cranks are fine – just scuffed by feet and a few scratches on ends. XTR BB could need replaced soon.

Formula C1 2014 180mm rotors.
Nearly as new – taken for one ride only. Bleed isn’t perfect but that’s how they came from factory.

Seatpost & seat
Thompson elite 31.6mm & Madison flux
Seatpost shows no signs of serious wear.

Sadddle: small tear in side.

Raceface NW 32T.
Slight wear

Shimano SLX 11-36
Slight wear

Shimano 10-speed
Some wear

Sram x7

Sram X9 Type 2 (clutch)
Parallelogram has some play but works fine.

Funn crossfire 65mm

Specialized 750mm 10mm rise AND truvative Boobar 780mm 20mm rise also included.
Specialized bar is unused but may be a little narrow for some. Boobar has some scratches.

Onza Ibex 2.25 FRC Rear EDC Front
Front: a little worn.
Rear: quite worn.
No cuts on either.

Send me an email offer or bid here:

Owner Review

Excellent all mountain machine.

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