Lapierre Pulsium 900
A superb bike that delivers everything it promises
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.