Lapierre Pulsium 900

A su­perb bike that de­liv­ers ev­ery­thing it prom­ises

Bikes Etc - - FIRST RIDE -

While there is a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence in price be­tween the Lapierre and the other two bikes on test, it is not purely the high-end com­po­nents that make the Pulsium stand out as our test win­ner. Both the LOOK 765 and TIME Flu­id­ity are se­ri­ously im­pres­sive bikes, with the LOOK hav­ing a race-like feel on the road and a solid all-round com­po­nent spec­i­fi­ca­tion for the price. The only area of crit­i­cism is a slight lack of com­fort com­pared to the other two bikes. It’s still a great choice for long rides, though. The TIME, on the other hand, is ex­cep­tion­ally com­fort­able, es­pe­cially at the front end thanks to the Ac­tiv fork, while also im­press­ing with its ag­ile han­dling com­fort. The only mi­nor let-down as far as we’re con­cerned is its rel­a­tively limited tyre clear­ance and the short range of ad­just­ment avail­able for its seat­post. The Lapierre Pulsium is a lit­tle more on trend, of­fer­ing greater tyre clear­ance, tube­less-ready tyres, im­pres­sive han­dling and an im­pec­ca­ble list of com­po­nents. It proved a very com­fort­able, but very light and re­spon­sive bike that we found nigh on im­pos­si­ble to fault. It might be ex­pen­sive, but if you want a bike that can do it all and do it well, the Pulsium 900 gets the nod from us.

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