At Specialized EWS Zermatt we caught up with 2019 Series Champion Isabeau Courdurier. A couple of days before racing got underway Isabeau was hanging out with her new team at the Lapierre Zipp Collective pit area. She kindly took time out to give us the low down on her new Lapierre Spicy FIT TEAM race bike that she runs in a mullet setup.
Isabeau stands at 153cm tall, weighing in at 50kg. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about her bike setup for EWS Zermatt 2020.
Isabeau Courdurier Bike Check at EWS Zermatt 2020
Get the full video walk through from Isabeau above, and check out the complete build spec and more details and photos below…
lsabeau Courdurier’s Lapierre Spicy
For the 2020 race season Isabeau is riding the FIT TEAM model of the Lapierre Spicy enduro bike. The bike can be run as a complete 29er or 27.5″, or as a mullet. A chip that sits just below the dropouts on the rear triangle allow the rider to switch between a 425mm chainstay length and a 435mm chainstay length.
Isabeau Courdurier chooses to race the bike in the mullet setup, but keeps the chainstays long at 435mm. The small frame boasts 170mm of rear wheel travel, paired with a 170mm Rockshox ZEB fork.
The head angle is a conservative 64.5°. Reach is short a 416mm, and the seat tube measures in at 400mm. Isabeau runs a 125mm Rockshox Reverb dropper seat post.
In the cockpit, Isabeau runs a 35mm diameter carbon Renthal Fatbar, cut to 760mm. Relatively thin, 27mm diameter grips suit Isabeau’s small hands. On the left, the TwistLoc grip locks out the coil shock for climbing and transfer (aka liaison) sections.
As for the other contact points, Isabeau Courdurier opts for a Fabric LINE-S FLAT saddle and HT T1 pedals.
Isabeau’s Lapierre Spicy runs a Rockshox SUPER DELUXE Coil Ultimate shock with a 275 lbs spring rate to match her 50kg race weight. In the 38mm stanchion ZEB fork, Isabeau runs 41 PSI with two tokens.
The bike rolls on a Zipp 3Zero Moto wheelset – 27.5″ out back and 29″ up front. Both wheels seat Hutchinson Griffus Racing Lab tires – 2.4″ on the rear and a wider 2.5″ on the front.
It’s Zermatt. So, like most racers, Isabeau Courdurier is running a tire insert in the rear for added protection against pinch flats. She runs the SMOOTH insert from Slicy-Products.
This season, Isabeau Courdurier is running the new 52T Eagle Cassette from SRAM. The additional two teeth at the top end have allowed Isabeau to swap out her 32T chainring for the larger 34T. She runs a 165mm crankset with her SRAM AXS electronic shift drivetrain.
Isabeau relies on SRAM Code RSC 4-piston brakes for stopping. She runs carbon levers on her bike with 200mm rotors on the front and rear.