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    Well after seeing another member looking for a bike i ended up buying myself one. Bought a Lapierre Technic 400L 2011, although its a ladies bike, it certainly doesn't look it. Very nice ride, surprisingly better than my specialized rockhopper.

    which bike do you have?

    which lock do you recommend?

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    Still a ladies bike and although no one else will know... you will... inside (_;)

    Original Poster

    baffledsalmon

    Still a ladies bike and although no one else will know... you will... … Still a ladies bike and although no one else will know... you will... inside (_;)



    its an awesome bike lol.

    Banned

    Sorry my friend but a seasoned mountain biker like me can spot it a mile off. The geometry is totally for a woman. That also means that aside from the potential for ridicule, the bike isnt designed for you ie a man.

    Is it too late to return it? I implore you, return this bike or take a hit on it whilst its new

    Original Poster

    Framewise its fine its not like a typical womens bike. I can return it if need to be but for the price I can't see anything better, maybe why I got cheap.

    Banned

    thing its not cheap because even if u dont know it yourself, the bike isnt suited for a man. So its actually expensive.

    Also u have spent good money and if a bike enthusiast sees it he will know.

    im sure another one will turn up at a good price.

    mmmmmm suits you

    Here is something to go with it evanscycles.com/cat…ing

    sorry couldn;t resist, nice bike though
    Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 26th May 2011

    Original Poster

    200? Inc documentation , I put it side by side to a rockhopper.

    Original Poster

    I may as well return it or remove stickers.

    Banned

    No dont remove the stickers. sell it on or return it. It may be the shop will agree to return it if u take a small hit on it.

    A good bike will come up

    Keep it...

    What you scared of? Someone who knows theres bikes to stop and stare and laugh inside?

    What's different about a woman's bike, is there a makeup bag on the handle bars ? Or is it pink ?
    Edited by: "uddatime" 26th May 2011

    Banned

    Lapierre 2011 Technic 400 LadiesRiding a bike is not just a guy thing. … Lapierre 2011 Technic 400 LadiesRiding a bike is not just a guy thing. But you don’t need a bike manufacturer to tell you that women are different from men, from their body morphology to their mentality. With adapted geometries and components and a special frame design, our L-Series collection was created with these differences in mind. So it can be a girl thing too



    just lol

    MarzBarz

    200? Inc documentation , I put it side by side to a rockhopper.



    I will stick with my "Mens" rockhopper me thinks, + there is something about the French i do not trust

    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/2466/dsc05476w.jpg

    lol the seat and frame is different suited towards a women

    MarzBarz I am dissapoint.

    http://www.tredz.co.uk/prodimg/40103_1_Zoom.jpg

    Looks just fine to me - and £200 is a bargain based on a pricetage of £650 I've just seen.

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    YOU BOUGHT A LADIES BIKE! X) X) X) X)

    http://www.thebikelist.co.uk/imagecache/file/width/800/images/models/Apollo/apollo-honeybee-12-girls-bike-08/apollo-honeybee-12-girls-bike-08.jpg

    I must admit £200 for a 2011 bike new is an excellent price considering it sells for £650, i guess you didn't buy it from a shop, so return is probably out of the question I would sell it on and use the profit to buy a better second hand bike.

    leave him guys, hes just connecting with him feminine side

    Banned

    Why not sell it on here

    Original Poster

    I'm keeping it. The specialized rockhopper is actually slightly smaller. So frame wise its fine

    smaller in what respect?

    Banned

    It's probably smaller cos it's a small frame size. They come in a variety of sizes.

    Ultimately it's what ur happy with though

    Banned

    Looks like a nice bike mate....just ride it and enjoy In the knowledge you got a bargain.

    17.5 for me tried the 19 but it was to big

    Banned

    The main differance in ladies MTB's is only the top tube is shorter, which changes the geometry....but if OP has longer legs and short arms for his height then it should fit him fine.

    Bargain price

    Original Poster

    Yes I do have short arms and longer legs. Oh well will try it out on a long journey and see how it feels.
    Edited by: "MarzBarz" 26th May 2011

    Original Poster

    Toasthduk

    smaller in what respect?



    frame wise

    all bikes come in different frame sizes

    Original Poster

    Toasthduk

    all bikes come in different frame sizes



    I know, but ive been told above now what the difference is.
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