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2011 Scott Addict CX

2011 scott addict cx   2011 Scott Addict CX

2011 sees the rise of the lightest carbon frame on the cyclocross market in the Scott Addict CX. Using the IMP3 or integrated molding process that’s simply exclusive to Scott Bikes, the Addict CX may weigh only 980 grams, but its strength and lateral rigidity from the HMF-Net fibers makes it a formidable machine on the ‘cross field.

The overall design of the Addict CX centers on the the quality of quickness and stability. It has a wide mud clearance and cable stops to keep the shouldering unhindered during races. The 2011 Addict CX also features Ritchey PRO CX carbon fork, Shimano Ultegra groupset and a FSA Gossamer crankset. Other details that makes it one of the most sought-after ‘cross bikes include Avid shorty brakes, Ritchey WCS parts, Scott Pro hubs and Alex Race 28 aero rims.

MSRP for the Addict CX is $3499.99. It comes in five sizes….

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HED Cycling Stinger 5, 7 Carbon Tubulars Road + 2011 Cyclocross Wheelsets

hed cycling stinger 5 7 carbon tubulars road 2011 cyclocross wheelsets   HED Cycling Stinger 5, 7 Carbon Tubulars Road + 2011 Cyclocross Wheelsets

The Stinger 5 and Stinger 7 are two of the latest innovative products from HED. The all-new Stinger 5 and 7 carbon tubular wheels are especially designed for rough and tough cyclocross. Through Stability Control Tuning (SCT) technology, Stinger 5 and 7 are tuned for neutral crosswind handling without compromising performance in other aspects.

In addition, the Stinger 5 (50 mm deep) is made for cobbles and cross. It has a thick carbon layup that offers more comfort for a tough ride on rough surfaces. Featuring extra carbon fiber layers on its 50 mm-deep rim that is designed for 25 mm or larger tubulars, the whole wheelset weighs in at 1,390 g (615 g F / 775 g R). The Stinger 7 (70 mm deep) is a super stiff wheel for sprinting, easily holding up to fast cornering and sprinting in an aero package with its reinforced sidewalls that allow…

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2011 Blue Norcross EX

2011 blue norcross ex   2011 Blue Norcross EX

Blue Competition Cycles introduces the 2011 Norcross EX. It has a a T700 carbon monocoque frame with a full carbon fork and alloy dropouts. The Norcross EX has oversized tubes, making it stiff yet manageable.

The headtube is tapered 1 1/8″ to 1.5″. With a BB30 bottom bracket shell and SRAM Apex CX groupset, this ‘cross bike is one fast bike on American Classic Victory 30 wheels and Hutchinson Piranha tires.

Blue Competition Cycles made the Norcross EX available with Avid Shorty brakes, a Blue Logo saddle and Aerus finshing kit. It is available in XS, S, M, ML and L sizes. For a medium size, it weighs 1100g.

MSRP for the 2011 Norcross EX is $2400.

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2011 Fisher Presidio

2011 fisher presidio   2011 Fisher Presidio

In cyclocross, not everyone goes for carbon. There are still some who prefer steel. Trek comes out with the 2011 Fisher Presidio just for those individuals. It has a steel cross frame made from the Platinum Series that’s custom-butted and with sliding vertical dropouts. Bontrager race cross fork, FCC wheels and tires, the Presidio has a SRAM Rival drivetrain and a 10-speed Shimano cassette.

The Presidio promises a smooth ride with its cartridge bearings, FSA headset, Bontrager handlebar, stem 31.8mm and seatpost 27.2mm with zero offset. Cantilever brakes from Avid Shorty and Bontrager Evoke saddle with chromoly rails keep the cross bike lightweight and stable, ready for anything.

Technically advanced and available in six sizes, the 2011 Fisher Presidio has an MSRP of $2089.99.

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2011 Seven Mudhoney SL

2011 seven mudhoney sl   2011 Seven Mudhoney SL

Titanium is the material of choice for Seven Cycles although, carbon was recently added into its palette. The 2011 Mudhoney SL has its basic frame of Argen titanium butted tubes with a wide array of customization options.

With a Gateway kit, the Mudhoney SL has a Seven fork as well as Seven aluminum bar, stem and seat post. The Ritchey Comp headset is matched to its FSA Gossamer crank, Avid Shorty 4′s brakes and Shimano RS-20 wheelset. The kit also includes a Selle Italia Filante saddle.

Options for the drivetrain include choices of SRAM Rival Cross ($4895), SRAM Force Cross ($5095) or Shimano Ultegra Cross ($5095). The frame only costs $3495….

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2011 ContourGPS Helmet Cam Bluetooth Upgrade

2011 contourgps helmet cam bluetooth upgrade   2011 ContourGPS Helmet Cam Bluetooth Upgrade

During this year’s Consumer Electronic Show, Contour has unveiled a new innovation for their acclaimed ContourGPS model – a modern ContourGPS model integrated with wireless Bluetooth technology.

The new ContourGPS allows owners and GPS users to wirelessly transmit to mobile phones and turn them into portable viewfinders.

While the latest models of helmet cameras are all hands free, there are still problems like the lack of a usable digital display. This new innovation for the ContourGPS instantly makes shooting videos and photos a breeze while a bike plus you have a view finder with which you can automatically view your footage on the fly.

This new and improved version of the ContourGPS definitely set the bar higher for 2011. As always, Contour has blazed a new path once again in cycling support technology.

The new Bluetooth enabled camera has also been equipped with a system that lets the cyclist know if he or…

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2011 Moots Psychlo X RSL

2011 moots psychlo x rsl   2011 Moots Psychlo X RSL

The 2011 prototype Psychlo X RSL from Moots is its latest project that combines the best of two bikes to excel in the cyclocross world. Available on July 2011, the Psychlo X RSL titanium possesses butted tubes in the main frame.

To keep bearings away from the bottom bracket shell, the prototype has a pressfit BB30 that’s bridgeless. This will also give a wide platform for the oversized tubing and wider mud clearance with its flattened out chainstays.

Moots also highlights a replaceable rear derailleur hanger and a 30.9mm seatpost, identical to the Moots RSL. A redesigned old fork will be the fork for the Psychlo X RSL. The ‘cross prototype will have a RSL stem and total weigh will be about 15.5lbs….

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