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Muc-Off Bike and Rider Care Products

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muc off bike and rider care products   Muc Off Bike and Rider Care Products

Muc-Off launches two additions to its array of bike and rider care products, the Muc-Off Miracle Shine and the Muc-Off Foam Shine. The Miracle Shine is a polish that not only make bikes shiny and new-looking, it also acts as a protectant. It has a mixture of 3 waxes that can be used on a carbon fiber frame, chrome, metal, plastics and on paint work.

The Miracle Shine contains the hardest naturally occurring Carnauba wax and Silicon oils for easy application. It uses a Fluoro Polymer Technology that acts like a protective film, repelling water and other outside elements and pollutants.

On the other hand, the Foam Fresh is a foam cleaner for helmets, body armor and more. It comes with a fresh citrus smell with intense foaming action when used on dirt and grime. It is easy to apply and works well to keep helmet liners fresh and clean.

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2011 Orbea Terra Silver, Terra A

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Orbea takes a step into the cyclocross arena with its 2011 Terra Silver and Terra A. For the Terra Silver, Orbea uses ATT Ergonomy System technology and matches this with a monocoque carbon construction to deliver a light, reliable and rigid frame. The asymmetrical horizontal frame and four-point rear triangle provides for better shouldering while the DCR direct cabling system gives less friction, more smoothness and greater precision and comfort while riding obstacle courses through mud.

The Terra Silver has the following specs: frame and fork are Orbea Terra Carbon, FSA GOSSAMER 46×36 BB30 crankset, Semi-integrated 1 1/8″ headset, Orbea Aluminum Pro for the handlebar and stem and Shimano 105 drivetrain.

The Terra A or Terra Alu TTG features almost the same innovations as the Terra Silver. To add, it uses a thick Orbea aluminum material yet optimized to be light as you battle through the mud. Cross carbon AC fork,…

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Citec 6000 CX Carbon Tubular Wheelset Clincher

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Citec releases an innovative design to merge the benefits of a carbon wheelset with a metal braking surface in its 6000 CX Carbon Tubular Wheelset Clincher. Light yet durable, the carbon tubular wheelset has an aluminum braking surface and a rim depth of 50mm.

The metal strip on the braking surface is replaceable and the wheelset also features hidden nipples for better aerodynamics. (The internal nipples are located inside the carbon rim.) The front wheel has 12 black bladed spokes, wide flanges with an anodized 3-part front hub for lateral stiffness. It also features sealed cartridge bearings.

The rear wheel features anodized 2-part rear/hub attached to a HyperFlange hub with 16 bladed spokes. It has sealed bearings, a DT Swiss 240 S aluminium body compatible with Shimano 8/9/10-speed.

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2011 Yeti ARC-X

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The production was supposed to be limited only to Yeti‘s employees but soon the demand for the 2011 ARC-X was overpowering. Made from 7005 aluminum alloy, hydroformed tubes, the ARC-X is a ‘cross bike that’s responsive and comfortable through mud trails and rough terrain.

TIG welded for a lightweight bike, the ARC-X has contoured seatstays and chainstays with a shoulder mount incorporated on the top tube. The slight curve makes it easy for shouldering as it’s the goal of its “full loop” design. It features a 68mm bottom bracket shell with 113mm spindle.

Yeti equips the ARC-X with SRAM Apex components that allows only cantilever brakes. It has a 27.3mm seatpost and can fit 700x40c tires. Front derailleur has a 31.8mm bottom pull and the rear wheel has a 130mm spacing with a standard 10mm QR axle. It’s colored turquoise with black and white decals. …

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2011 Van Dessel Gin and Trombones

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The Van Dessel Gin and Trombones cyclocross bike underwent several modifications for 2011. Made from 7005 triple-butted aluminum alloy, the tubes are TIG welded for a lighter build and has seatstays made from carbon fiber.

To match the frame, the Gin and Trombones have a cross-specific carbon fiber fork and a tapered 1.5″ headtube. The headtube has a thick gusset to make it more rigid. An oversized downtube and oval shaped top tube gives way to wide chainstays, giving the Gin and Trombones ‘cross bike great front and rear mud clearance.

Another modification for the 2011 model is having the cable housing of the rear derailleur run from the top tube to the derailleur, making it free from any hindrances. It is now fitted for BB30 press-fit bearings or an option for the traditional 68mm threading.

The 2011 Gin and Trombones ‘cross bike maintains to give maximum performance with less bounce and…

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2011 Charge Filter Hi

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The 2011 Charge Filter sports a traditional geometry, ideal for commuting as well as cyclocross racing. With Tange Prestige Cromoly frame and fork, the Filter Hi shows a semi-compact build. It has SRAM Apex components and Truvativ 50/34 chainset.

For brakes, the Filter Hi has Avid Shorty 4 cantilevers. The FSA Vero compact handlebar has a shallow profile and matches with the FSA TH-857 headset. Optional mudguards can be placed due to longer chainstays.

Finishing the road bike are Charge Spoon saddle, Alex wheels with Charge hubs and Kenda Small Block 8 tires….

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Stuffitts Shoe Savers

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An innovative way for drying wet and muddy shoes are the Stuffitts Shoe Savers. Instead of leaving your cycling shoes to air dry, Stuffitts Shoe Savers removes the moisture from the inside of your shoe towards the outside. The product is a shoe insert that’s made with dual-wick fabric and natural cedars. Not only does it dry out your shoe, it also keeps it from smelling bad.

Stuffitts Shoe Savers aims to lengthen the lifespan of your shoe each time it is used. It prevents deterioration of the mid-soles and decreases the possibility of acquiring bacteria in the shoe due to moist conditions. It has a carry-on strap that you can string along to keep your shoes with you while Stuffitts works its magic inside each shoe. No chemicals are involved in this drying item. Reusable, it is not only great for cycling shoes, it can also be used for…

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