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2011 Brodie Bikes

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2011 brodie bikes 1 271x300   2011 Brodie BikesBrodie Bikes celebrates its 25th year in the bike industry and for 2011, the new series are called Transcanada, Lightning, Journey, Hardasss, Speed, Rat and Express. Brodie Bikes releases a comment on the new product range, “A quarter of a century has flown by at Brodie & we have seen many aspects of our business evolve. From humble roots of Paul meticulously hand building every custom frame 25 years ago, to today where Paul teaches his art of hand building to a new crop of students anxious to build their own ride.”

The Lightning series are focused on EC hardtails. There are 7 models to choose from in this line. Formed to be lighter, it has clean and refined lines.

The Hardass Series showcases the all-mountain bikes. There are four models to choose from the line with saddle trim colors and matching pedals.

The Rat Series is aimed for dirt jump/urban/pump track…

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2011 Brodie Romax Cyclocross Bike

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brodie romax cyclocross bike 226x300   2011 Brodie Romax Cyclocross BikeFor 2011 Brodie Bikes comes out with its cyclocross bike called the Romax. It weighs 20.05 lbs and has a tag price of $1599 in retail. It features an aluminum fork and Vittoria CX tires. It is spec’d with 105 Shifters, rear and front derailleurs and a 7005 aluminum frame. It has a TT/DT shaping. As for geometry, it has a squarish frame to make shouldering the bike easier.

The Brodie Romax sports KORE rims and hubs. It also has Kore rings, crank, stem and bar. It has Kore cantis but can be used on disc brakes. It also has a 6-bolt OR centerlock with white spokes.

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2011 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross

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Kona’s Jake The Snake makes an amazing appearance in 2011. Improvements have been made for the cyclocross racers.

First, the Kona 2011 Jake The Snake chainstays are a centimeter shorter than the last years. This adds to speed, taking corners, and acceleration. Adding stiffness to the bike is a BB30 bottom bracket, carbon fork (with tapered steer tube), and zero stack tapered head tube.

Components on the 2011 Kona Jake The Snake are 10 Speed Shimano Ultegra and 105 drivetrain, Shimano Wheelset, Maxxis Mud Wrestler tires, and WTB Valcon Race saddle.

Available in Blue/White/Black, and retails for $1,599.

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Velocity A23 Race Wheelset & Hubs

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Velocity has announced the release of the A23 race wheelset and hubs, and are fitting for road and cyclocross.

While Velocity strives and succeeds to make wheels and hubs of the finest quality, you can except nothing less with the A23 wheelset and hubs.

The A23 rear hub is designed with 51% larger side flange height. With the larger than normal flange, it adds precise tension and a symmetric wheel for a stronger and stiffer ride. Fitting 23mm wide tires for keeping the convenience of a clincher, and increasing cornering abilities.

The A23 rim alone weighs 426 grams, and the pro build (using with Sapim CX-Ray Spokes, alloy nipples) weighs 1400 grams.

Front A23 hub weighs 78 grams, and is available in 20, 24 and 28 holes. Rear A23 hub weighs in at 256 grams, and is available in 24, 28, and 32 hole drillings. For more information, visit…

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2011 Fixie Inc Pure Blood Cyclocross

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Fixie Inc, known for fixed gear and road bikes, but is making a bigger presence in the cyclocross scene. For 2011, Fixie Inc will reintroduce the Pure Blood.

The 2011 Pure Blood frame is made of 4130 steel, and only works with disc brakes. Overall weight of the frame and fork is lighter than last years release, while now using a Postmount disc fitting right in the middle of the seat and chainstays. Also cable routing and tabs will run along the bottom downtube,

SRAM Force components will run with the new Fixie Inc fork, the DiscO. Available in bright yellow.

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2011 Kuota Bike Range

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2011 kuota bike range 1 300x189   2011 Kuota Bike RangeKuota Bicycles releases its 2011 bike range which highlights a diverse line-up from road bikes to triathlon bikes. The bikes featured are the KOM, Kross, Kult, K-Factor, Kebel, Kalibur, Kharma, Kueen K and Korsa. The bikes are flexible and comes in different colors and more build options.

The KOM uses a 3k weave uni-directional carbon fiber material. It is also 9% lighter than the 2010 materials. It has a BB30 bottom bracket shell also made from carbon fiber. It has a 1 1/8″ to 1.5″ headset. It is remains stiff to ride but more comfortable than the previous model. Weighs 900g and has a price range of $5250-$8450, depending on the components used on the bike.

The Kross is Kuota’s stiff carbon crosser that has maximum mud clearance. It has a monocoque structure and 12k weave carbon fiber.

Kult has a retail price range of $4700-$8550 and a semi-integrated seatpost….

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Outlaw Earth Greenware Limited Edition Cyclocross Messenger Bag

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Known for their messenger bags, Outlaw Earth has collaborated with Greenware® US Gran Prix of Cyclocross for limited edition cyclocross messenger bags.

The Outlaw Earth Greenware Cyclocross messenger bag is durable and built for the conditions endured through cyclocross racing. Every bag is made in the United States, and has a lifetime warranty against defects in the material or workmanship.

Available for purchase at all the USGP events and online at Outlaw Earth’s website until supplies last. USGP events start September 25th to the 26th Sun Prairie, WI, then on October 23rd and 24th at Louisville, KY, Fort Collins, CO on November 13th and 14th, and ends in Portland, OR on December 4th and the 5th.

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