Lapierre Overvolt HT 500 W Electric Bike
The Overvolt HT 500 W is Lapierre’s 27.5″ women’s version of the very popular HT 500. It’s focus is to be more female orientated in design. It has all the fine attributes of the gents version, but instead has a more forgiving frame geometry and saddle.
Driven by Yamaha’s high output motor, and powered by a 400Wh battery, the HT 500 W is set on a very light frame. The end result is that this cheeky chap is highly manoeuvrable, yet a really gutsy performer. The Overvolt HT 500 W has a searingly hot lime and black colour scheme that speaks volumes and makes a statement that this is an off roader ready for action. Michelin Wild Rock tubeless ready tyres x 2.35 enable the bike to grip the loosest terrain and ease over every bump and hollow with ease. Rody rims with Thru Axle provide an incredibly strong wheel on which the Overvolt HT 500 W delivers a glittering performance. Both forks and wheel are Boost for even greater stability and unrivalled performance.
All gearing and shifting is taken care of by Shimano. The rear derailleur is a Deore Shadow Plus 10-speed with Deore shifters, whilst the sprocket set comprises 11-36. Yamaha’s double chainring set-up effectively doubles gearing, giving a huge 20-speed option. Ample range to navigate even the most challenging terrain, both on uphill gradients and downhill runs. Whilst at home off road, the Overvolt HT 500 W is a keen performer on a variety of surfaces, including railway cuttings, tracks and canal tow paths. A great all rounder, the HT 500 W is suitable for both gents and ladies looking for all the thrills of trail riding.
Lapierre branded stem, seatpost and handlebar are complemented by the terrific Suntour XCR Air Lo air forks that provide 120mm of travel and absorb the roughest of ground. Gritty and determined, this gem of a bike oozes fun that’s also backed up by good equipment levels and great performance.
The Overvolt HT 500 W from Lapierre is certainly a superb performer from a great pedigree.