Breezer 2011 Cloud 9 Carbon Fiber 29er Mountain Bike
We talked about the 2011 Breezer Cloud 9 29er, but now an official image has released to the press. Originally releasing in 1993, the Cloud 9 took a break for awhile, and 2011 will resurrect the mountain bike. Also releasing alongside is the Jetstream 29er.
The 2011 Breezer Cloud 9 29er uses high modulus carbon fiber, and is tailored to cross country racers and those competing in marathons. Three different packages of the 2011 Cloud 9 will release, a frameset (msrp $1,799), Pro (msrp $2,999), and a Limited Edition (msrp $5,899).
Made for impact, the 2011 Cloud 9 uses Breezer D’Fusion carbon shaping, this allows stress and impact throughout the whole frame, rather than in one location (and could resort to cracking). The brake is placed on the chainstay, and is said to reduce brake squeal and adds 1.3 times the torsional rigidity plus the 3D carbon Breeze In Dropouts helps rigidity (plus reduces weight). Lastly, the 2011 Cloud 9 uses a tapered headtube.