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2011 Stanton Slackline Hardtail Frame

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2011 stanton slackline hardtail frame   2011 Stanton Slackline Hardtail Frame

Stanton Bikes has introduced the Slackline, a multipurpose all-mountain hardcore hardtail frame for 2011. With a strong 4X/Slalom influence, the design of the frame offers both great style and reliable performance in any riding conditions.

With its superb vibration damping and controlling properties, the tubing used in creating the Slackline is perfect. A combined direct and controlled ride and super strength is achieved through the carefully chosen internal tubing diameters with butting used in specific areas of the frame.

The key feature of the 2011 Stanton Slackline Hardtail Frame design is its directional flex control. Riders can fit their preferred style by altering their weight placement and the frame angles for every discipline. Very versatile, the Slackline is designed to tackle any discipline and style.

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2011 Troy Lee Skyline MTB Shorts Brown

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2011 troy lee skyline mtb shorts brown   2011 Troy Lee Skyline MTB Shorts Brown

Troy Lee Designs has released brown mountain bike shorts called Skyline for 2011. The Skyline is tailored to offer riders a better-quality fit for comfort. Lightweight and breathable, the two-way stretch fabric is made from a mix material of 92% Polyester and 8% spandex.

With content security panels, the side pockets of this mountain bike shorts are pedal friendly. To optimize riding comfort, the cut and fit of the shorts are ergonomic mountain bike specific. Whether the rider’s legs are long or short, personalized fit is guaranteed by the unique leg and length adjustment.

Its simple color allows the rider to match the 2011 Troy Lee Skyline MTB Shorts Brown with almost any sort of upper mountain bike outfit. Other features include rear zippered pocket, first-rate ribbed spandex rear yoke panel, and full-waist and hip-height adjustment using Velcro TPR adjustment tabs.

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2011 Cannondale Lefty LFA PBR140 Suspension Fork

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2011 cannondale lefty lfa pbr140 suspension fork   2011 Cannondale Lefty LFA PBR140 Suspension Fork

Cannondale has made the single-legged Lefty LFA (Lefty For All) PBR140 Suspension Fork available for 2011. By using a fixed tapered axle and a keyed design, the telescopic single leg allows for an excellent on-trail steering and braking rigidity at an extremely low weight.

While it is compatible with 1.125 and 1.5in head tubes, the offset fork calls for a dedicated wheel. Moreover, although having to loosen the brake when removing the wheel and the left knee clearance out of the saddle hassle, the wheel in-situ can fix the punctures.

Providing the the 140mm RockShox-derived air spring stroke a flexible ground-tracking start are the 88 needle bearings. The 2011 Cannondale Lefty LFA PBR140 Suspension Fork offers a consistent PBR damping controlled with a presson, snap-off lockout/rebound adjuster beneath bar level.

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2011 Saracen Tufftrax Comp

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2011 saracen tufftrax comp   2011 Saracen Tufftrax Comp

Saracen features a practical and very tough front suspension mountain bike for 2011 called the Tufftrax Comp. With its reliable strength and durability, the Tuffrax is designed to tackle the intricacy and challenges of tough trails and off-road cycling.

When cycling off-road, the rider enjoys support and comfort, thanks to its Suntour XCT suspension forks. High level components include Tektro alloy V brakes that allow for firm and reliable stopping power and Shimano Altus 24 speed gear system that helps the bike to tackle steep passes more easily.

Other features are Q/R alloy hubs, double wall alloy rims, and Nutrak Jack tires. Aside from the sophisticated components, the bike takes pride in its strong lightweight aluminum frame, which is quick to respond. This makes the 2011 Saracen Tufftrax Comp a reliable, powerful, and high-speed bike.

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2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO

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2012 niner jet 9 rdo   2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO

Niner Bikes has officially launched the next generation carbon fiber full-suspension bike called the Jet 9 RDO for 2012. After years of development in secrecy, the right time has finally come for the production of the bike, which seems to be the most sophisticated carbon full-suspension 29er on the market.

Available in colors Tang, Black Licorice, and Vana White, the frame features a direct-mount front derailleur and custom-valved Fox RP23 with silky smooth Kashima coating. Post mount disc-brake mounts saved weight savings and enhanced the looks.

For direct mount brakes, the bike has precise alloy hardware interfaces. Aside from the attractive looks of the 2012 Niner Jet 9 RDO, the bike also features CVA suspension. Compatible with 100mm or 120mm tapered forks, the frame features internal cable routing for front and rear derailleurs for a neat look.

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2011 Lezyne Alloy Drive CFH Pump

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Lezyne has released its new Alloy Drive CFH Pump for 2011. This is made for riders who are looking for the smartest solution to a flat tire. By using Flex Hose attachment, which the company has tried and tested, this pump is certainly reliable and innovative.

While CO2 canisters are ideal for saving time when deflation occurs during endurance mountain biking, be it a stage race, a whole day race, or a 24-hour marathon in the hills, carrying a pump is still necessary. However, carrying both can be a hassle during racing.

Thanks to the 2011 Lezyne Alloy Drive CFH Pump, racers do not have to carry both CO2 canisters and a pump. With its exacting standards, Lezyne designed its pump and the mount with a nicely machined aluminum barrel and handle making pumping tires as effortless as possible.

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2011 Ragley Blue Pig

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2011 ragley blue pig   2011 Ragley Blue Pig

Ragley Bikes has offered a major update for the Blue Pig, which was first released in 2009. This 2011, the Blue Pig is updated with a revamped frame. With a 44mm head tube, riders have the option to run the fork they prefer, such as a 1.5in fork on a steel hardtail.

Added in the 2011 Blue Pig updates are hardcore hardtail credentials. These include ISCG05 mounts that enable riders to single ring with a chain guide and to fit a dropper post. Another one is the clearance for running 2.5in tires from the single investment cast three-finger bridge behind the bottom bracket.

Reinforcing the 2011 Ragley Blue Pig are Maxxis High Roller 2.3in tires. Other great components include Hayes Stroker Ryde Comps brakes that come with a 180mm rotor at the front and a160mm at the back. The Blue Pig tackles technical steep stuff and climbs very well….

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