A perfect gift this season for the frequent traveler who prefers to see the World by bike.
The Lapierre Passport has arrived in America – for you to take with you anywhere.
With the Lapierre Passport, you can easily travel with your bike via plane, train, automobile or boat. The Passport is a full sized suspension mountain bike that fits into a well designed LaFuma travel bag; making it easy to take with you wherever your travels may lead.
After three years of R&D, Lapierre created a “real” folding mountain bike that compactly fits into its own durable, rollable travel bag –specially designed for the Passport by LaFuma. When fully folded and stowed away, the Passport is easy to maneuver through crowded airports and complies with airline travel regulations, making for an easy check-in when traveling by plane. With an overall weight of 35 lbs (24.5lb bike + bag), the Passport ensures travelers no extra weight fees at check in.
The intuitive step by step assembly instructions are easy to follow and allow the user to assemble the bike within five minutes, using only a 6mm hex wrench (included) to put the pedals on. Because of the unique way the Passport folds, no cable quick connects are needed.
When not in use, the Passport’s bike bag, cleverly folds into a backpack so you can easily store it, or carry it with you. But that’s not all — the backpack design also contains a built in hydration system holder!
As for the Passport bike itself, the SL frame is made of 7005 Aluminum, and comes with an 80mm compatible Fox FRL fork. Componentry includes a Shimano groupo, Ritchey headset, Avid brakes, Mavic wheels and Michelin tires.
The Passport ia available in four sizes: 43cm, 46cm, 51cm and 56cm, and sold through local Bike Dealers.
MSRP is $2499.99
For more information and a Video Demo, see the Lapierre Passport website at: www.carryyourdreams.com
source: Tim Rutledge