This is Arnaud Démare’s Lapierre Bike size 2021.
The talented French sprinter is racing on the new Lapierre Aircode DRS 2021 for the team Groupama FDJ.
The Lapierre Aircode DRS 2021 has been seen on some spring races before the 2020 season got into a forced break. The bike was ready for official release and the Lapierre’s managers did hold on the official release until racing resumed. The Aircode DRS 2021 finally has been officially released in September 2020.
The geometry has changed slightly compare to its predecessor. It got a more aggressive geometry with a steeper seat angle and longer reach. Yet the comfort has been enhanced at the same time with the seat stays meeting the top tube. Lapierre claims this does improve the comfort by 12%. I am not sure how to measure this, but any form of comfort is welcome.
By reading further you will enjoy more specific details about Arnaud’s bike set up:
- What is Arnaud Démare’s Lapierre Bike?
- Arnaud Démare’s Lapierre Bike complete set up
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What is Arnaud Démare’s Aircode DRS 2021 Bike Size
Arnaud measures 1m82 and weights 76kg at peak performance. He races on the size L (55cm) Lapierre Aircode DRS.
Lapierre recommends the L size to riders of 1m80 to 1m90. This that not all sprinters races on smaller frames than recommended by manufacturers.
Démare’s Prologo saddle is set at 780mm height, measured from the center of the Bottom-Bracket to the top of the saddle. The seat post has 20mm offset, it is not the Lapierre stock seatpost which has 0mm offset. The saddle is set at 72mm setback.
The distance between the front of the saddle to the handlebar reach is 617mm. The handlebar drop between the top of the bar and the top of the saddle is 125mm. This is huge drop when you consider similarly size rider like Peter Sagan: Peter Sagan’s Tarmac SL7 2021 Bike Size .
The cockpit is made of a 140mm Proprietary stem and a 420mm width handlebar. Despite the team sponsor of PRO Arnaud seems to be testing Lapierre’s original parts.
The French Sprinter is using a Shimano Dura Ace 172.5mm length crankset with 53/39 chainrings set up. He sometimes use a 54 teeth outer chainring depending of the race profile.
Nerdy stuff about Arnaud Démare’s Lapierre 2021 specification
Frameset: Lapierre 2021 Aircode DRS Disc Carbon size L (55cm): Seat Tube 520mm C-C / Top Tube 568mm C-C / 73.0 Degrees Head Tube / 73.5 Degrees Seat Tube / 160mm Head tube length / 1005mm wheelbase / 405mm chainstay / 67mm BB drop / 50mm fork rake / 28mm tire clearance / Standover 786mm / Reach 403mm / Stack 557mm.
Front brake: Shimano Dura Ace direct mount 160mm disc rotor
Rear brake: Shimano Dura Ace direct mount 140mm disc rotor
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc
Sprinter shifters: Shimano Di2 Remote Satellite shifter SW-R9150 (It is actually the Climber shifters tuned)
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace FD-R9150 Di2 direct mount
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD-R9150 11-speed Direct mount
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9100, 11-speed, 11-28T
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace CN-9100 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, HollowTech 2, 11-speed 172.5mm 53/39 with Shimano power meter
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura Ace SM-BB92-41B 86.5 PressFit type.
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace Disc 60/50/40 rim height depending of the race profile.
Axles: 12mmx100mm front and 12mm x 142mm rear Thru axles
Tires: Continental Competition Pro Ltd 26mm Tubulars
Stem: Lapierre integrated 140mm length, -6° angle.
Handlebar: Lapierre 420mm width
Bar tape: PRO
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL SP-R9100
Seat post: Lapierre 20mm offset
Bottle cages: Elite
Weight: Approximately 7.3kg
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