Lapierre Pro Race 229 2013 Mountain Bike. Like many purists, Lapierre has always had a fondness for hardtails and their undeniable qualities : lightweight, stiffness and performance, but also simplicity and sleek designs. Created in close collaboration with our XC riders, our Pro Race is now available in 26'' and 29'' as part of a racy and stylish hardtail range which optimizes lateral stiffness and vertical flex. A sensation in 2011, with a series of World Cup victories, the 29'' Hardtail by Lapierre brings more to riders: more speed, more comfort, more stability. The Pro Race 29'', while having the same qualities as a classic Pro Race frame, gives you the manoeuvrability, momentum and confidence needed on long distance, faster xc terrain. Pro Race 29'' has gained some ''big wheel'' improvements for 2013: 12x142 thru-axle, wider chain stays and bent seat tube to allow 2.2 tyres, stiffer carbon frame with HM fibres (1100 grams), tapered cartridge and official Team colours on Pro-race Team.