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2011 Saracen Myst Downhill Racer

2011 saracen myst downhill racer   2011 Saracen Myst Downhill Racer

With an extraordinary spec list at a reasonable price, the 2011 Saracen Myst Downhill Racer puts the name Saracen back in the high-end bikes industry. A competition-proven veteran, the Myst features a frame of a single pivot design that comes with a linkage driven shock.

Both front and rear bases are well-covered. At the front is a Boxxer RC fork and at the rear is a Fox Vanilla R shock, which are both excellent units that only require the basic adjustments.

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2011 Yeti SB-66

2011 yeti sb 66   2011 Yeti SB 66

Yeti bikes has officially released new details regarding their latest addition to their long line of super trail bikes in the form of the new 2011 Yeti SB-66.

The new bike features the latest technology called Switch technology, a new bike technology that utilizes a dual link design that improves the rider’s pedaling power while at the same time still giving the rider the comfort that they would need during downhill and uphill trail.

So how exactly will the new technology work for the Yeti SB-66? The dual link tech moves the lower pivot of the bike’s swing arm to help continually move it throughout the ride. From the normal position, the dual link revolves counter clockwise together with the axle, which initially moves backwards.

Changing the shock midstroke helps flatten the leverage ration slightly, which in turn provides a responsive feeling while in control. Moving the dual link system past midstroke…

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2011 DMR Reptoid 9 Speed Bike

2011 dmr reptoid 9 speed bike   2011 DMR Reptoid 9 Speed Bike

With less weight and more aesthetics and a 9 speed set up, the DMR Reptoid 9 Speed is one of the must have machines of 2011. This upgraded complete bike owes its reduced weight and better looks to its topnotch components.

Included in these high-quality components are DMR alloy Wingbars, 80mm Marzocchi DJ forks, and Zip grips on the front end. The frame features 135mm rear hub spacing, heat treated down-tube, disc mount, augmented tire clearance, and a reinforced tube gusset head tube.

Also featured by this lightweight complete bike are the new light skinwall Supermoto tires, light DMR DeeVee wheels, and Tektro disc brakes. Whether it is street riding or dirt, the 2011 DMR Reptoid 9 Speed Bike can surely deliver.

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Endura Convert II Jacket

endura convert ii jacket   Endura Convert II Jacket

The Endura Convert II can simply be summed up into a few words – nice and comfy.

The new Convert II from Endura is first and foremost a waterproof jacket that can be used to both keep you warm and protect you from running in the rain and getting soaked.

A surprising feature with this new jacket is that it is lightweight thanks to 2.5 layer waterproofed/breathable fabric complete with detachable sleeves.

The jacket also looks exceptionally trendy and modern with twin front pockets and zip rear pockets.

To keep you safe even when riding during evenings, the Endura Convert II features a 360 degree reflective surface to help make drivers aware of your presence on the road.

It is also available in various sizes including small, medium, large, xtra large and XXL and is currently priced at $200….

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2012 Giant Anthem X5

2012 giant anthem x5   2012 Giant Anthem X5

Giant bikes rolls out their latest bike in the form of the new 2012 Giant Anthem X5, which is a great entry bike for people who would like to get their feet wet in the world of cycling.

The new bike boasts of a great run regardless of whatever terrain you might be threading on. The frame uses the same classic materials that are being used by other high-end Giant bike models in the form of the AluxX SL aluminum complemented with the Fluid Forming technology to help reach maximum tube performance.

To continue uniformity in their parts, Giant Bikes has also equipped their 2012 mountain bike with the Giant Maestro for the rear suspension, which has a specification of 100mm or approximately 4 inches.

Giant has also made sure that riders would expect nothing but superior quality for the bike component’s as it features several tried and tested…

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2011 Sugoi Majik Shell Jacket

2011 sugoi majik shell jacket   2011 Sugoi Majik Shell Jacket

Sugoi has released its latest water and wind resistant cycling garment this 2011 called the Majik Shell Jacket. With an incorporated SUGOi’s S3+ Protection fabric, the cycling jacket protects riders even under the harshest conditions during winter.

Constructed with a four-way stretch, the jacket also features a polyester outer face that is laminated to a polyurethane inner, including taped seams all over the garment. No doubt the construction is top-notch but it is not ideal under heavy rain.

While the jacket is breathable, it has a little problem on the sleeves. Its rear vent is not very effective so riders have to regulate temperature using the front zip. On the other hand, the shell jacket is low in bulk and is extraordinary when it comes to offering protection from nasty weather.

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DaKine Men’s Covert Mountain Bike Gloves

dakine mens covert mountain bike gloves   DaKine Mens Covert Mountain Bike Gloves

Excellent mountain bike gloves for men are the Dakine Covert. Throughout days of hard-hitting riding, riders can rely on Dakine Covert bike gloves, which are designed to provide strong and fixed grip. Its silicone gripper finger tips guarantee unmatched control.

For single track and table-tops, the gloves offer lightweight hand protection while performance articulation is guaranteed for precise handling. The freedom of movement offered by the gloves is also unmatched; thanks to the neoprene knuckle flex panels.

As a minimalist’s glove, the DaKine Men’s Covert Mountain Bike Gloves are made for smooth, precise riding. With its breathable nylon mesh back-panel, riders stay cool while temperatures heat up. The gloves also feature durable synthetic suede palms and Terrycloth thumb panels.

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