Lapierre’s Gravity Logic Undertaking (GLP) started as a want to do issues in another way, to interrupt with present codes, and to show the model’s capability for innovation. The thought of repositioning the mass with a novel battery place, gave rise to an idea that we now see in its third era on the GLP III e-MTB.
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Again in 2017, when Lapierre launched the unique Overvolt GLP, externally mounted batteries have been the norm, piggy-backed onto the body’s down tube. It didn’t take lengthy for manufacturers to embrace the sleeker look of internally mounted batteries, whether or not fully-integrated or removeable for off-bike charging. The e-MTB world doesn’t stand nonetheless for lengthy, so is that this newest evolution of the Overvolt GLP a match for the most effective full energy electrical mountain bikes?
When Lapierre’s launched its first era GLP e-MTB, its battery place didn’t actually deviate from the present pondering of the time however now, over six years on and heading into 2024, it wants some rationalization. Why isn’t the battery hidden away within the down tube?
Lapierre’s aim: keep the reference for e-MTB enduro
The unique idea for the GLP was to acquire a extra preferable weight distribution by transferring the battery placement and clocking the motor place. In doing this, battery weight is shifted away from the entrance of the bike right into a extra central location. Lapierre’s purpose was to present this e-bike a extra dynamic really feel with higher manoeuvrability. Fast, straightforward and painless battery elimination was excessive on the record too – important for enduro racing.
The compromise is generally visible, with the body’s added bulk above the motor and cranks giving the bike an uncommon look. It stands out much more now we’re in an period of each sleekly built-in full energy e-bikes and lighter ‘food plan’ mid energy choices.
“Because the introduction of the Gravity Logic Undertaking idea, the primary two generations of Overvolt GLPs have largely demonstrated their superiority each by way of competitors and with customers. This third era GLP is much more succesful, whereas being extra highly effective and using the brand new Bosch Sensible System CX-R coupled with a 725Wh battery” – Nico Vouilloz, Lapierre
So with the evolution of e-bike using practices and market developments, Lapierre has steered the Overvolt GLP III an increasing number of in direction of the enduro, excessive efficiency and competitors phase.
From 140mm of suspension journey in 2017, the third era GLP now affords 170 mm for each competitors and bike park use. Lapierre has employed loads of present pondering into this newest evolution too: A mullet/MX (29in entrance, 27.5in rear) wheel arrange, 2.8in rear tyre clearance and coil shock compatibility are packing containers which have all been ticked with this bike.
Have to know
- Full carbon body in 4 sizes
- Body size-specific carbon lay-up
- Journey: 173mm rear, 170mm entrance
- Two place flip chip
- Mullet/MX wheel arrange
- Bosch Efficiency CX/CX Race motors
- 725Wh detachable battery
- 64° head angle
- 77° seat angle
- 440mm chainstay (all sizes)
- 3.3kg body weight (dimension M)
- 23.4kg weight (Group mannequin)
Highly effective and streamlined Bosch ecosystem
To accompany the modern strains of the GLP III, Lapierre has reviewed the place of the parts: the Bosch Kiox display has now been absolutely built-in into the highest tube with the intention to streamline the cockpit, acquire readability and add safety from impacts and crashes. On the identical time, the engine block has additional improved air flow permitting the Bosch Efficiency Line CX and CX Race motors to achieve their full potential.
The brand new GLP III is constructed with Lapierre’s highest spec UD SLI carbon, strengthened with IM/VHM fibre to keep up rigidity. The load of the naked body is simply 3.3 kg (dimension M).
Using extra unidirectional IM and VHM carbon fibres, in addition to a brand new simplified design with solely a two-part mould across the motor/battery block and a brand new inflexible mandrel, end in an improved general end. The brand new body design additionally focuses on cooling the engine
block, with extra air flow and redirection of air to the motor, to enhance efficiency.
UK mannequin vary
The UK will get two fashions, the Elite and Group.
GLP III Group £9899 – spec highlights
- Bosch Efficiency Line CX Race motor
- Bosch 725Wh battery
- RockShox Zeb RC2 Final 170mm fork
- RockShox Tremendous Deluxe RC2T shock
- SRAM XO1 drivetrain
- SRAM Code RSC 4-piston brakes
- Lapierre carbon wheelset
- Renthal bar/stem
GLP III Elite £7999 – spec highlights
- Bosch Efficiency Line CX motor
- Bosch 725Wh battery
- Fox Float 38 Efficiency Elite 170mm fork
- Fox Float X Efficiency Elite shock
- Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain
- Shimano XT 4-piston brakes
- Lapierre eAM+ alloy wheelset
- Lapierre alloy bar/stem