PAC Demonstrator Bikes
Cruise. Climb. Descend. Repeat.
You’ll never face the demanding effort of a hill, a mountain or a pass alone again… The new Xelius SL road bike won’t give you up when you need it, when the percentages force you to dig deeper inside. It’ll give you all the watts you give it, give you a boost when you restart and it’s light enough to get you to the summit in no time. This result is the result of many years of work and continuous research into performance in close collaboration with the Groupama-FDJ team. And it’s alongside riders like Thibaut Pinot and facing mythical climbs like Izoard, Angliru or Stelvio… that we’ve reinforced the climber’s temperament of our Xelius SL.
Don’t be fooled by appearances – small details make big differences. While maintaining its unique design and dynamic features, we’ve striven for excellence with our new Xelius SL carbon frame kit.
To increase performance in climbs, our R & D teams focused their work on weight gain while maintaining its high level of rigidity. The few grams lost thus improve the incredible feeling of lightness and facilitate restarts.
We also improved the build quality of the UD carbon monohull frame with latex bladder moulding technology, reducing excess resin inside the tubes for a perfect finish.
Its forms borrowed from our aero Aircode SL bike give it more edginess and stability at high speed, positioning it as an even more versatile bike and perfectly at ease in the valleys between two passes.
If you still believe that the Xelius SL is a pure climber’s bike, remember that it has other assets to bring you comfort and take you as far as possible in beating your challenges.
The frame is us… For the rest, we’ve selected the best components. The Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset is here to serve you! Discreet, fast and precise, with surprisingly smooth gear shifts. Easy to use, it works with you and facilitates the gear change. You’ll be struck by its excellent braking and the perfect ergonomics of the levers for a good grip. The Dt-Swiss PR 1400 Dicut 21 wheels set the standard for aluminium wheels. Wide, asymmetrical and lightweight, the rims offer an exceptional stiffness-weight ratio. When it comes to the handlebars and seat area, the Zipp˜/˜Lapierre combo gives you rigidity and lightness. Thanks to its new-generation ergonomics, the Prologo Dimension T4.0 seat allows optimal weight distribution of the rider, for an incredible comfort, including long distance
Frame : NEW XELIUS SL CARBON
Fork : NEW XELIUS SL 100% CARBON
Rear derailleur : SHIMANO ULTEGRA Di2 RD-R8050SS, 11s ELECTRONIC SHIFT
Front derailleur : SHIMANO ULTEGRA Di2 FD-R8050F, ELECTRONIC SHIFT
Crankset : SHIMANO ULTEGRA FC-R8000, 50X34T 170mm(XS,S) 172.5mm(M), 175mm(L,XL, XXL)
Bottom bracket : SHIMANO PRESSFIT SMBB7241B
Sprocket : SHIMANO ULTEGRA CS-R8000 11s 11-28T
Brakes : SHIMANO ULTEGRA BR-R8010 DIRECTMOUNT Front / BR-R8000 Rear
Shifters / Brake levers : SHIMANO ULTEGRA Di2 ST-R8050 ELECTRONIC SHIFT
Headset : FSA 1″1/8 – 1.5″ ORBIT C-40-ACB
Handlebar : LAPIERRE CARBON 40cm(XS,S) 42cm(M,L) 44cm(XL, XXL)
Stem : ZIPP SERVICE COURSE B1 318 6° 31,8mm 90mm(XS,S) 100mm(M) 110mm(L) 120mm(XL), 130mm(XXL)
Seatpost : LAPIERRE CARBON LIGHT 27,2*350mm
Saddle : PROLOGO DIMENSION T4.0
Wheelset : DT SWISS PR 1400 DICUT OXIC 21
Tires : CONTINENTAL GRAND PRIX 4000 S II 700×25
Weight : 7,2 kg
Size : Medium
Additional non-standard accessories fitted:-
- Continental TL5000 Tubeless tyres fitted (converted to tubeless) – RRP £140
- Supacaz Bartape – RRP £32.99
- Supacaz Bottlecages – RRP £30
- Avio Powersense Powermeter – RRP £249
- KMC DCL Black/Red 11 speed Lightweight Chain – £79.99
- Absolute Black 50-34T Chainrings