Mountain Biking Magazine




Scum strike again. We were sad to hear the news that multiple bikes were stolen at the weekend at UK Gravity Enduro Round 1 at Triscombe, Somerset.

Ben Plenge got in touch with details of the theft and his bike which was among a large number (17 we’ve heard?) that were stolen. Here’s the lowdown:

“UK Gravity Enduro Round 1 Triscombe. Early hours of Sunday morning a well organised gang of thieves struck the event. The organiser, Steve Parr, lost all of his MDE demo bikes. The Whyte Enduro team lost three of their race bikes. I lost my Lapierre Spicy that was locked to the back of the van. They cut the lock!

Another 3-4 bikes went from individuals, although I don’t have the exact specs and details. They are on the UKGE Facebook feed.

There were no witnesses and nobody even heard anything. The only evidence was the number boards that were found dumped in a bush down the road. The cops have them and will try and get prints from them.

It seemed quite professional and they will probably break them up and spread out the parts.”

Ben’s bike:

2015 Lapierre Spicy 527 size Large
Rockshox Pikes
Fox CTD Shock
Reverb Stealth
It was running a 1×10 set up with an unusual 77 Designz chain guide,
Black KMC chain and green 42T expander cog
Specialized Boomslang flat pedals
ODI Aaron Gwin Grips
Specialized SWAT bottle cage with multitool
Bontrager Saddle
Maxis Shorty Front tyre on Mavic 432 rim
Michelin Grip’R Rear tyre on Mavic 432 rim

Any info on this bike give Ben a shout:

So keep your eyes out please folks and if you were one of the unfortunates who lost their bikes then please feel free to send us a message through our Facebook page to add your details and image to this post.


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