The new Aircode DRS is the third version of the Lapierre aero road model since the model joined the range in 2014. As well as a brand-new, more streamlined and sleek design, this new high-speed bike plays with the laws of physics and aerodynamic resistance. It is more rigid and more aerodynamic, featuring disc brakes, as well as more comfortable than the previous model. Meeting all of these criteria seemed an impossible task just a short time ago, but our knowledge of carbon construction, discussions with Groupama-FDJ racers, CFD analysis and wind tunnel tests have opened a new chapter for this road bike. The new Aircode DRS marks a new phase of aerodynamic performance, comfort and riding sensation. And Arnaud Démare, the 2020 – and triple – champion of France on the Aircode DRS handlebars, is not going to tell you otherwise!
Do not look for cables and casing. To improve its lines, the casing and cables are now fully integrated into the cockpit and frame. To achieve this, we have developed a completely bespoke stem, added 1.5” ball bearings and a special fork. The internal routing in the frame ensures sleek lines and showcases the new design and the frame’s taut, sporty lines.
More aggressive geometry for improved performance
We can improve the bike but what good is an aerodynamic bike without better posture for the cyclist? Improving the cyclist’s aerodynamics was also crucial for us to ensure greater speed. With a straighter and more constant saddle angle from XS to M (74°) and L to XXL (73.5°) and a slightly longer reach, the cyclist’s position is slightly lower, reducing air resistance. More projected at the front, more compact and lower, the position is simply more aerodynamic! At high speed, you will be blown away by the stability of the bike’s front thanks to the longer front wheelbase and reach and the explosive responsiveness of the rear frame with its short 405 mm bases. Taking one turn and bend after another at high speed is more thrilling than ever with the Aircode DRS precision! We have managed the unthinkable by combining stability, precision and explosiveness. So release the brakes and get your best time in all your categories!
As comfortable as riding on velvet
Speed and comfort are not mutually exclusive. With the new Aircode DRS, you will discover what it means to ride fast as though on velvet, whatever the condition of the road! The new seat stay attachment point with the tube higher and further forward than the saddle tube disperses vibrations and eases the bending effort of the saddle post and saddle tube. The results are incredible: the Aircode DRS frame is 12% more vertically comfortable than the former Aircode SL. Combined with the tubeless wheels on all the models and tyres with 25 mm sections (the frame and fork are compatible with 28 mm tyres), cycling further and faster is a real joy.
For the road and triathlons
In case you were wondering: the Aircode DRS 7.0 and 8.0 models come with our new Lapierre aero carbon handlebars specially designed and reinforced for the use of carbon aero bars which attach to the handlebars themselves. And with the slightly longer reach, the aerodynamic position is optimised to cycle with or without the aero bars.
With its Shimano Ultegra R8000 mechanical groupset, the Aircode DRS 6.0 is the ultimate high-performance bike that will carry you to your first successes. Its UD SL carbon frame, combined with our brand-new 38 mm LP Road carbon disc wheels weighing just 1520 g, will maximise the transfer of power to move as fast as possible on flat roads and maintain your rhythm on steeper roads. This makes this bike the perfect choice for both road races, short triathlons and maybe even your first Ironman 70.3! We thus opted for a 52-36 mid-compact transmission and a 11-38 cassette. For this model, we also opted for a 38 mm rim profile to ensure versatility, responsiveness when restarting and the ability to take your bike anywhere with no changes. In terms of comfort, the tubeless ready carbon wheels, the tubeless tyres, our LP carbon handlebars and the Prologo Dimension short-nose saddle will make up your mind for you.