The new X-Flow cross-country rig was the highlight of Lapierre's 2012 booth at last week's Eurobike show in Freidrichshafen, Germany. The 120mm-travel bike uses Pendbox technology – the floating bottom bracket system first used on their downhill bike last year – to isolate pedalling from suspension forces, giving a more efficient ride.
We also took a look at the French company's Pro Race 29ers and the updates to their all-rounder Zesty and Spicy models. On the road side, the Xelius hasn't had the major revamp that was hinted at earlier this year, instead getting rather modest tinkering to its aesthetics. Check out our image gallery for the full rundown.