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2011 SixSixOne Filter SPD Mountain Bike Shoes

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2011 sixsixone filter spd mountain bike shoes   2011 SixSixOne Filter SPD Mountain Bike Shoes

SixSixOne has created one of the most stylish mountain bike shoes for 2011 called the Filter SPD. This pair of stylish MTB shoes features a beautiful sharp skate shoe styling, and it can be used with or without SPD style pedals. It is available in beautiful black and white versions.

Aside from its nice style, the Filter SPD offers cycling comfort as well. Off the bike, comfort is enhanced by the internal midsole, which is tapered. In order to keep the rider’s laces secure, the shoes provide a removable single overstrap. It also has a non-marking gum rubber outsole.

Stylish and comfortable, the 2011 SixSixOne Filter SPD Shoes are an excellent choice for professional and amateur riders alike. No wonder the Filter SPD is the chosen cycling shoes of the 2011 UCI DH World Champion, Gee Atherton.

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2011 Ground Effect Road Rage Jersey

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2011 ground effect road rage jersey   2011 Ground Effect Road Rage Jersey

Ground Effect, a New Zealand company specializing in mountain bike kits, has released a short-sleeved summer riding jersey for 2011 called the Road Rage. Made from HyperActive fabric, the jersey features a moderately wide weave. Wicking is excellent along with comforting airflow and cooling.

Along with the generous cut and sizing of the jersey is an attractive detail. The standard three rear pockets come with a security zip on the middle and a concealed emergency tube repair patch. During warm weathers, comfort is ensured by the no-elastic hem.

UV protection is offered by the stand-up collar while venting is maximized by the long front zip. Perfect for minimalist riders, the 2011 Ground Effect Road Rage Jersey is simple and race-ready although a little delicate. It looks nice with its WhaleTail, Raglan sleeves, and day-glo coloring, too.

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One23 Ceramic/Carbon External Bottom Bracket

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A top quality kit item, the One23 Ceramic/Carbon External Bottom Bracket guarantees to smarten up the drivetrain. Without compromising the durability, it offers great smoothness and its lack of friction makes this piece even more excellent.

Being all ceramic and carbon, the One23 weighs in at only 100g. Its carbon sleeve looks a lot more amazing than the common plastic one. However, the carbon sleeve is concealed in the frame. Due to its feathery weight, tightening the alloy cups needed extra care.

Although it is quite pricey, the One23 Ceramic/Carbon External Bottom Bracket guarantees an excellent performance. However, a creak may be developed after a long off-road distance. This can be fixed by a quick re-grease of the threads and contact surfaces to bring its silky smooth performance back.

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Mondraker Podium Carbon Futuristic Concept Bike

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mondraker podium carbon futuristic concept bike   Mondraker Podium Carbon Futuristic Concept Bike

Mondraker, a Spanish bicycle manufacturer, has come up with a futuristic concept bike, the Podium Carbon. One of the latest hi-tech cycling items on the market today. This is a hot item to watch out for. Its new frame is created with a proprietary fabrication process making it stiffer than its predecessor.

To reduce the height of the front, Mondraker took off the stem and integratef it with the frame. By doing this, the steering tube is shortened while the front area of the bike is strengthened. Consequently, the force transmission from the upper body to the trail is enhanced.

Featured by the Modraker Podium Carbon Futuristic Concept Bike is the incredibly revolutionary Tronesque lines that introduce an integrated stem technology that has been seen on road bikes in recent years. Now, Mondraker is the first one to apply this technology to mountain bikes.

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2011 Lezyne Svelte Hydration Pack

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2011 lezyne svelte hydration pack   2011 Lezyne Svelte Hydration Pack

Lezyne has introduced a new medium-sized hydration pack called Svelte for 2011. Being able to stash ten liters of gear and 3 liters of liquid, the pack is spacious enough to hold plenty of things. There is also a special space for any extra things the rider wants to take.

Moreover, the Svelte has straps for XC or DH and pads as well. Carefully labeled and specially styled, its pockets work great as long as the sundries and tools fit in them well. Decently designed, the bladed features a wide opening top and detachable hose that facilitates cleaning.

Most demands of day rides can be met by the 2011 Lezyne Svelte Hydration Pack. With its rugged construction, this pack will definitely last for years. Like its construction, the pack’s finish is of high quality. Tough rip stop material and thick zips make it function well even under…

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Vaude Trail Baggy Short

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vaude trail baggy short   Vaude Trail Baggy Short

For riders who are looking for a garment that can tackle the demands of the trail, the Vaude Trail Baggy Short is recommended. Riders will definitely love these well-constructed shorts as much as they love the trail. While they ride light, the shorts feature an amazingly close weave and reliable durability.

Like all Vaude cycling garments, this baggy short is made from an impressive high-quality fabric, especially with its outer. Instead of mesh, the liner shorts are a warmer smooth solid knit. Its extremely flexible pad molds well, too.

Furthermore, the Vaude Trail Baggy Short offers a better movement even without adding yards of more fabric. This is achieved through the stretch panels located through the inner thigh and the back yoke. Such stretch is necessary as it goes with a slim-leg style.

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2012 Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera 29er Fork

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Marzocchi, the famous Italian fork maker, has launched a brand new carbon-crowned 29er fork for 2012 called the Corsa Superleggera. Specifically built for 29″ wheels, this lightweight model covers XC 29er bikes range and offers enough clearance for wider tires.

Featured by the 2012 Marzocchi Corsa Superleggera 29er Fork is an entirely reengineered air system that no competitor can outperform. Also redesigned slightly is the TST Micro with the black top lever starting the Micro system controlling compression and the fork leg’s lower part adjusting rebound.

Both an alloy and full carbon crown/steerer will be available. The internally adjustable travel comes in 80, 100, and 120mm. The nickel plated stanchions of Marzocchi are very smooth and its other 29er forks has very impressive action and small bump sensitivity.

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