|We sold the last of our Sensium 300 models during the week, and it was a nice surprise to find that the customer (who also happens to be into high end audio http://referencefidelitycomponents.co.uk/) had sent us an email to tell us about their first ride:|
"“Thanks for your time and patience yesterday when I popped down to buy the Lapierre. Couldn't take it out yesterday but went out this evening for a 20 mile spin and I have to say it was a fabulous ride...better than the higher up model, the 500 and surprisingly by some margin. The elastomer frame insert on the 500 I reckon softens the response too much. The 300 rode much better. Big gap between ratios which takes some getting used to and the SRAM gear change mis-changed several times which was very annoying, plus brakes not much cop until bedded in (nearly ran across a roundabout at 30mph after coming down a hill!). Fabulous climber. That SRAM compact gear train is just the ticket for hilly terrain and the San Marino saddle is great. I'll be changing the seat post for the Ritchley Carbon model but other than that, that Sensium I reckon is the nearest I've ridden to a full works bike in ride quality...very racey but comfortable...superb. You're onto a good thing with those Lapierres. "
It's great to hear that off the peg the bike as a whole is already excellent to ride, and that there isn't much that he feels needs to be changed straight away, as you do in some other brands where the wheels and tyres might not really be up to much - (this model of Lapierre came with Mavic Aksium wheels with matching Mavic tyres, a great combo).
Although that was the last Sensium 300 we still have a Sensium 200 with Shimano 105 in a 52 cm frame, it's even 10% off at the moment...
(Photos of the Sensium 200 here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.491798560841732.110457.183099578378300&type=3)