Xelius SL 2022
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Xelius, a name that concentrates more than 10 years of evolution and innovation on the Lapierre road. Launched in 2010, the Xelius represents extreme versatility always linked to performance. A unique, iconic model that has evolved over the years but always stands out from the competition with its concept and innovations like the 3D tubular and Powerbox.
The Xelius SL is designed for demanding cyclists who are looking for a bike where versatility is expressed on all types of terrain: flat, uphill, downhill. Excellent on all roads, all courses, all stages, it combines the essential qualities of an ultra versatile bike and embodies the evolution of the classic racing bike.
The 3rd generation of the Xelius SL maintains its original philosophy as the most versatile bike in the Lapierre performance road range. But it’s still evolving and exacerbating its characteristics: more racy, more aggressive, lighter, and more powerful.
New carbon UD SLI construction
An improved weight / stiffness ratio
A geometry for attacking uphill and downhill
Always more Aero
Because if the aerodynamics of a frame has an influence when climbing at less than 20 km/h or at 30 km/h, optimizing the frame design was even more important to save time when descending at very high speed.
The development work on the Xelius SL3 focused on :
Optimizing the NACA and KAMMTAIL tubes on down tube, seat tube, seat stays
Improving the aero profile of the fork and head tube
A more compact frame with a more sloping top tube
Full integration of brake lines and hoses
CFD development and wind tunnel testing have shown significant aerodynamic gains for the new Xelius SL3 vs. the Xelius SL2!
The Xelius SL3 is on average 8.5% more aerodynamic than the Xelius SL2 in all wind angles (0, 10, 20°) and at average speeds of 40, 50 or 60 km/h.
XELIUS SL3 SAVES 12 WATTS AERO AT 50KM/H AND 0° WIND ANGLE
XELIUS SL3 SAVES 15 WATTS AERO AT 50 KM/H AND 10° WIND ANGLE
XELIUS SL 3 SAVES 15 WATTS AERO (PMECA) AT 50KM/H AND 20° WIND ANGLE
Above all the new Xelius SL is even faster at very high speeds! The faster you go, the more aero the Xelius SL3 is compared to the Xelius SL2.
Xelius SL3 saves 7 Watt aero at 40km/h (-1%)
Xelius SL3 saves 12 Watt aero at 50 km/h (-7.5%)
Xelius SL 3 saves 22 Watts aero at 60km/ (-8.5%)