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Carnac Hades Helmet

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carnac hades helmet   Carnac Hades Helmet

Carnac’s first venture in head gear is its Hades helmet. Aimed to be used for all types of riding, the shape and design is uniquely its own.

The Carnac Hades helmet has a removable visor, carbon reinforcements on the outside of the shell and a per notch adjustable system at the back to make the helmet fit perfectly. The inner shell is fortified with its one of a kind helmet cut to keep the styrofoam pads from coming off.

The gel pads inside the Hades helmet are cut and placed strategically to increase ventilation and air flow. Sizes available are 52-58 and 55-62 along with four colors to choose from.

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VCRC Team Handlebar and Stem

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vcrc team handlebar and stem   VCRC Team Handlebar and Stem

VCRC Bike specializes in making ceramic bearings and for 2011. It releases its latest lightweight alloy product, the Team Handlebar and Stem. VCRC came up with the idea of using full 7050 alloy after countless customers and sponsored riders’ feedback. The bar has a seamless design that is slightly flat on the top with a groove under for cable routing.

The Team handlebar has a 31.8 clamp size, 70mm in reach and 125mm drop. There’s a round bend to make the drops comfortable. Available in 42cm (282g) and 44cm (287g), the Team handlebar retails at $79.

The Team stem matches the Team handlebar with every stroke. It stands firm for sprints or climbs as it is made from 6061 lightweight alloy. The stem measures 41mm stack height with 31.8 oversize clamp, 1 1/8 steerer clamp and a +/-6 degree rise. It comes in sizes of 100mm (160g) 110mm (170g) 120mm (175g).


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2011 BH Bikes RX1

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bh bikes rx1   2011 BH Bikes RX1

BH (Beistegui Hermanos) Bikes remains a leader in the cyclocross category with its 2011 RX1. One of the new features that makes the RX1 special is the use of the T500 high-modulus monocoque carbon fiber in its frame. The BH RX1 also has a 1.5″ tapered fork, oversized fork legs and a BB30 bottom bracket shell. All of these parts and components equate to a lighter road bike, only 17.2 lbs.

A new internal top tube cable routing is in place to maximize the shape of the top tube, making it great for shouldering. There’s a BB30 60mm and the BH RX1 is available in four sizes—52, 54, 56 and 57. It weighs 18.3 lbs when spec’d with Shimano Ultegra components.

Tested for cyclocross racing, the BH Bike RX1 has an MSRP of $2150 for the frameset with headset and 31.6 FSA SLK carbon. The complete bike with SRAM Rival components…

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Ryders Eyewear VTX Sunglasses

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ryders eyewear vtx sunglasses   Ryders Eyewear VTX Sunglasses

The interchangeable VTX sunglass from Ryders Eyewear are perfect for those cyclists who love to travel off-road.

Its lenses are interchangeable, which a pair of clear and orange ones are also included. Protecting from harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays, the sunglasses offer its user a bit more than protection from wind, dirt and other debris. The orange lenses help increase contrast for those instances with low light conditions like when in the thick of a forest or simply when sun is low.

VTX sunglass come with a TR90 frame and three colors to choose from. The first, a Gloss Black frame that has lens colors varying from Grey Flash, Orange or Clear, with tints of 15, 47 or 99 percent VLT. The second is a Metallic White frame, which also comes with the same lens options but different tint options (12, 47, and 99 percent). The last frame…

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Patagonia Men’s Nine Trails Jacket

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patagonia nine trails jacket   Patagonia Mens Nine Trails Jacket

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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ÖĂ Leg Salsa

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oa leg salsa   ÖĂ Leg Salsa

Unconventional Medicinals of Guadalupe, California are the makers of Leg Salsa, the sports balm formulated to increase the blood circulation of riders by producing a strong warming feeling to the applied area. The Leg Salsa was inspired by warming products popularly used in European cyclocross racing, where high precipitation and low temperatures are a natural occurrence.

It is a concoction of capsicum, menthol, St. John’s Wort, arnica, olive oil, aspirin powder and various essential oils well enough to the standard embrocation products from which it abides. Massaging a considerable amount on your legs creates a fiery sensation that could withstand any low temperature condition.

Leg Salsa is part of the cycling products of ÖĂ. Employing natural and organic ingredients in its cycling line, ÖĂ also has other products such as ÖĂ Pro Glaze and ÖĂ Smooth Ride. The Leg Salsa has a retail price of $11.99….

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Marin Bikes 2011 Cyclocross Series Cortina and Toscana

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marin bikes 2011 cyclocross series cortina and toscana   Marin Bikes 2011 Cyclocross Series Cortina and Toscana

With 2011, Marin Bikes welcomes all cyclocross fans with its Cortina and Toscana models for which both arrive in 5 available sizes.

Cortina cyclocross bike wear a 6069 aluminum, triple butted cyclocross tube set frame, CXR carbon front suspension, shift lever and front derailleur both an SRAM Rival, SRAM Force for the rear derailleur. For its crankset, a FSA Gossamer Pro Cross, 46/36 with MegaExo BB system is used. Its rims and wheelset are of Mavix Aksium, 20-hole front, 24-hole rear. This Cortina comes in Midnight Black Gloss w/Citrus Orange & White Decals.

Toscana on the other hand uses a frame of 6061 aluminum, triple butted hydro-road tube set E4 anti-flex seat and chain stays, also with disc compatibility. The front suspension is RFE carbon, while all Shimano-made products are from the rear to the front derailleur and shift levers. Tektro Forged Cantilevers for the rear and front brakes can…

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