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Patagonia Men’s Nine Trails Jacket

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Patagonia features its lightest in weight shell jacket, the Nine Trails. The torso and arms are made from nylon but breathable polyester fabric can be found on the back side. The trail jacket uses a Deluge DWR, durable water repellent, which gives the user the protection needed against changing weather climate. Deluge lasts longer than any other standard DWRs.

The Nine Trails jacket has a zip through collar with a full wind flap and trim sleeves for easier access at anytime. Another feature of this product is its reflective heat-transfer logo located on both sides and an internal chest pocket for storage.

With a weight of 130g and 2 colors to pick from (Fog or Light Fire), this men’s Nine Trails jacket is tagged at $99.

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2011 Jamis Hudson 3

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With a laid-back riding position and a low-slung chassis for an even easier ride comes the all new 2011 Hudson 3 by Jamis Bicycles.

Hudson 3 is fully equipped with a 6061 TIG-welded aluminum frame and with Hudson’s very own laid-back design and low ride height, this city bike gives the rider an easy and comfortable riding position along with the help of a replaceable derailleur hanger.

In addition to its 63mm of travelm, an SR Suntour fork was used designed with alloy crown and sliders, adjustable coil spring and seven easy-to-click-through speeds for better durability. The wheelset is composed of Alex C1000 alloy rims, Shimano Nexus-7 for the rear, and Formula alloy for the front side QR hubs with 14g stainless steel spokes added. Tires are from Jamis’ own Sport Comfort, which measure in at 26 x 1.95”.

The 2011 Jamis Hudson 3 holds an MSRP of $600 with color options…

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Marin Bikes 2011 EZ Step Series

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Known for its strong reputation, Marin Bikes California brings us its EZ Step series path bikes for more mobility, comfort and efficiency with maximum stand-over clearance. The two models that compose the series are the Bridgeway EZ Step and the Stinson EZ Step. These bikes would be best for those who have a limited range of motion when mounting or dismounting a bike or for those just looking to commute.

Both the two EZ Step models have parts in common. The frames of both use an EZ Step 6061 aluminum, triple butted hydro-edge main tube with monocoque support section. Also in common is an E4 anti-flex seat and chain stays. Both are available in sizes 15-17-19.

The Stinson EZ Step model is available in Pearl White Gloss with Brushed Silver Foil and White Decals while Bridgeway EZ Step is in Tusk White Gloss with Metallic Silver Decals on it.

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Trek 2011 Eco Design: Belleville, Atwood

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Trek now gives us a fresh eco-friendly concept. Trek presents their Eco-Designed bikes in its birth, life, and afterlife stages, which are the Trek Belleville, Belleville WSD, Atwood and Atwood WSD.

Designed from front to back, the Belleville and Belleville WSD is said to reduce environmental impact. Its made from steel front and rear racks. A generator lights was used on the two models to avoid wasteful batteries and its tires are from regrind and sustainable harvest rubber.

Also featured on the Belleville and Belleville WSD is a Chromoly steel city design, which uses a fork of high tensile steel with rack mounts. With a Shimano Nexus 3-speed rear hub, dynamo front hub, alloy 36-hole rims for its wheelset, Bontrager Nebula Eco Design and steel designs for the seat post, handlebars and stem, the bikes are well built the city commuter.

Belleville comes in five sizes while Belleville WSD in two.

Atwood…

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Light and Motion Vis 360

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The Vis 360 lighting system from Light and Motion is a commuter asset that provides 360 degrees of visibility. The 130g complete set is made up of a bright front light, a tail light and amber side markers.

Lighter than most bar lights on the market, the Vis 360 is easy to mount on a helmet with a simple snap on/off attachment. The front light shines 110 lumens and 4 lumens at the rear.

There are three mode settings to choose from, flashing, high and low. In flashing mode, you can have 20 hours or more of run time. 2.5 hours can be expected in high mode and 5 hours on low.

The Vis 360 can be charged with a Micro USB; A single cell Li-ion battery powers up the light system. Retail is $169.

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Walz Eco-Friendly Cycling Caps

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Walz Caps are known for there comfort and style. As an advocate for the environment, Walz Caps developed its Eco-Friendly line of cycling caps. The materials and fabrics used in making those caps were hemp, organic cotton and wool.

There are two models to choose from that feature moisture wicking bands. The cycling caps have an elastic band at the back of the cap for a snug fit, and a soft and versatile flexible bill liner.

The Eco-Friendly cycling caps come in two sizes: 21 1/4″-23 1/2″ (S/M) and for 23 1/2″-25″ (L/XL). Retail price is $24.99 for the grey cycling cap made from hemp and organic cotton, and $29.99 for the hemp wool cycling cap in colors of black or olive green.

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Ergon Flat Pedal PC2

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The Flat Pedal PC2 from Ergon is a power pedal that aims to delight every urban cyclist. The PC2 is made from a lightweight durable material called GFK Composite, which was developed by Ergon with Magura. The main feature that sets the PC2 flat pedal apart is its 3M-SafetyWalkTM portion on the pedal’s platform. This is what keeps your foot from slipping and maximizes the transfer of power from foot to pedal.

The PC2 has polymer bearings with radial seals and an inner-stop to position your foot correctly on the pedal. To minimize the Q-factor, it has a narrow axle construction and a contoured platform. The pedal is designed with a 6 degree angle on the platform to minimize hip-knee-foot complaints with the correct biomechanics and proper alignment of joints.

The Ergon Flat Pedal PC2 has integrated reflectors for visibility and was a Eurobike 2010 Awardee.

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