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2011 Bianchi Volpe

2011 bianchi volpe   2011 Bianchi Volpe

Known as the “all purpose” bike, the 2011 Bianchi Volpe can be used for entry level cyclocross racing, touring, and commuting.

The Bianchi 2011 Volpe is a part of the Gran Fondo series, which consists of classic bikes made of steel.

History for the Volpe dates back years, but despite its roots the 2011 model contains a mixture of Shimano, SRAM and Sugino drivetrain, and other modern components from WTB, Kalloy, Velo, and Cane Creek.

The 2011 Bianchi Volpe is basically the same release from the past 5 years, and will release in cream.

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Bella Ciao City Bikes: Ingegnere, Corvo Citta Donna, Uomo

bella ciao city bikes 1 300x193   Bella Ciao City Bikes: Ingegnere, Corvo Citta Donna, UomoBella Ciao of Italy introduces three new city bikes to the market. These are the Corvo Citta Uomo, Corvo Citta Donna and the Ingegnere. The Corvo Citta Uomo is a singlespeed bike which has a total weight of 14kg. It features a steel frame, Brooks B17 leather saddle and leather grips. It has 6mm horizontal dropouts, Shimano front and rear hub and 28 inch aluminum wheels. It comes in three sizes and has Bella Ciao Componenti Speciali handlebars for easy maneuvering.

The Corvo Citta Donna has almost identical specs with the Corvo Citta Uomo. Also a singlespeed bike, the frame veers away from the traditional triangle and measures 54cm from the middle of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube. Chain guard and frame has the same 3 layer paint, powder coated. An option for a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internal gear is available.

Finally, the Ingegnere is the…

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Danny Shane Eco Cycling Jerseys

danny shane eco cycling jerseys   Danny Shane Eco Cycling Jerseys

Danny Shane has been manufacturing stylish cycling apparel (especially jerseys) for the past three years. Aside from providing fashionable pieces, it is also eco-friendly. Danny Shane clothing uses renewable resources and recycled material as part of being environment conscious. Spurred with the love for cycling, Danny Shane releases new jerseys which uses bamboo white ash infused in the polyester cloth. This results to a jersey which has a natural moisture-wicking quality that guarantee no itching or irritation when worn.

The Danny Shane Jersey has a racing cut and a hidden zipper to keep the aerodynamic design in place. It features turbulence-resistant shoulders, sleeves, and neck areas. It has two lines, the Retrospective Racing Jerseys and the Tartan Race Jerseys. The Retro Jerseys features classic Tour de France race designs while the Tartan Jerseys showcases different shades and designs of plaid.

The Retro Jerseys retails for $119 while the Tartan Jerseys are…

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2011 Puma Mopion Commuter

puma mopion commuter 300x188   2011 Puma Mopion CommuterFor 2011, Puma aims to redefine the world of urban commuting with its line of amazingly intriguing designs. The latest addition to Puma’s line is the Mopion Commuter. It will be available in spring of 2011.

Puma has previously collaborated with Biomega on its Pico and Nevis models but now, aside from Biomega, the Mopion Commuter also came to be with designer Kibisi. The new urban bike brings commuting and doing daily errands to a level of stylish and functional taste. The Mopion Commuter has an extended front for your cargo using its frame as a foundation and to keep the bike in balance.

The 2011 Puma Mopion Commuter Bike has smooth steering and riding around with your goods will not be a problem. It is also a lightweight bike which you can also look good on. The new commuter bike comes in colors of white, black, and blue and white.

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Freedom ThickSlick Urban Tires

freedom thickslick urban tires 300x195   Freedom ThickSlick Urban Tires2010 Interbike saw Freedom Bicycle and its white ThickSlick Urban Tires. The tires are extremely durable with its dual protective rubber casing that’s engineered to withstand the wear and tear of urban riding. The ThickSlick tires feature Freedom Bicycle’s Urban Armor casing tire technology and uses an anit-puncture belt made of Kevlar bits that molds itself to the circumference and tread width of the tire.

The 700x25c tire comes in four models. These are Elite, Elite Folding, Deluxe and Sport. The Elite version weighs 480 grams, the heaviest among the line-up. The lightest is the Sport, at 445 grams. The Elite Folding and Deluxe weighs 450 grams and 460 grams, respectively.

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2011 Shimano Eyewear

2011 shimano eyewear 1 300x155   2011 Shimano EyewearShimano comes out with a new eyewear range for 2011. The new line is composed of the S60R, S60R-PH, S50X, S40R and the S40RS. The sunglasses will be available in January.

Top of the line is the S60R which has anti-scratch and a anti-fog lens. It features Shimano’s Metal Fit Design. A stainless steel plate is used to connect two separate frames which allows you to adjust the eyewear to your desired fit. The S60R also gives you UV400 protection. On the other hand, the S60R-PH features photochromatic lenses. Both models have color options of brilliant blue, metallic white and metallic black.

The Shimano S50X comes with three sets of lenses and is made for daily use including cycling or other activities. RX-clips are available for this model and for the S40RS. The S40RS is a smaller model of the current S40R. It comes in colors of sky blue, ice…

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Rapha Skincare

rapha skincare 300x136   Rapha Skincare

Rapha launched a new skincare line that is specific for cyclists’ use. Handmade in the UK, the Performance SKincare uses ingredients from the herbs on Mount Ventoux. The new skincare line is composed of chamois cream, winter embrocation and soap.

The Rapha soap is a combination of rich, natural oils. The soap has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. It comes in lavender, rosemary, lemon, cypress and other natural herbs that can give you a thorough cleaning not only for your skin but even for your Rapha gloves and mitts.

The Rapha Chamois Cream is used for hydration and to prevent chafing of the skin during daily rides. Made with patchouli, cistus and altar cedar, it has been tested by Rapha riders of more than 14 hours.

The Rapha Winter Embrocation is ideal for keeping you in the game by moisturizing your skin in cooler, dry conditions. Main ingredients for the embrocation are essential…

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