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Knog Switch Glove

knog switch glove   Knog Switch Glove

Any rider with a love for gloves should definitely get the new Knog Switch Glove , which works great for any and all riding styles from cyclocross to road biking and still delivers a unique level of warmth all throughout the year.

It would be a bold statement to say that the new Knog Switch Glove is definitely a great contender for being hailed as the “it” gloves for 2011. The gloves feature a neoprene and mesh sections as well as a synthetic leather palm to keep your palms from getting drenched with sweat. These gloves are also windproof and are really comfortable no matter what the climate is from summer to winter.

The gloves’ palm pads have been designed to stay in place no matter what the type of handlebar the user might clutch. As an added plus, the thumb area has also been reinforced to keep it stronger. The…

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2012 BMC TrailFox TF01 Carbon Bike

2012 bmc trailfox tf01 carbon bike   2012 BMC TrailFox TF01 Carbon Bike

Included in the 2012 major update of the Swiss company BMC’s TrailFox is a full carbon fiber version of the 150mm full suspension bike. The updates include a tapered headtube, cleaner cable routing, 12×142 bolt-thru rear axle, post-style rear brake mounts, and provision for a dropper seatpost.

Touted as a real all-rounder, the 2012 BMC TrailFox TF01 Carbon is capable of enduro, freeride and marathon riding. Suspension feel and performance of the bike were modified by the BMC designers though the virtual pivot suspension configuration called Advanced Pivot System (APS) linkage system.

One of the great features of the bike is the reduced adverse effects of braking and pedaling forces from the suspension. For riders who are looking for just one bike that can tackle long uphills, technical trails and demanding downhills, the 2012 BMC Trailfox TF01 Carbon Bike is the perfect choice.

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2011 Endura FS260 Prolite Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey

2011 endura fs260 prolite short sleeve cycling jersey 2   2011 Endura FS260 Prolite Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey

Popular among British mountain bike riders, Endura introduced another jersey for 2011 called FS260 Pro Lite. With a lot of impressive features such as the lightweight wicking polyester and body mapped engineered jacquard, this short sleeve cycling jersey will definitely become a favorite cycling garment.

Endura uses various materials of different breathability, thanks to the multiple panels. On the main body, the jersey features mesh panels to guarantee that the rider stays cool. Along with the mesh panels are flat-locked seams, concealed security pocket, and a full-length zipper.

Featuring a slim athletic fit, the 2011 Endura FS260 Prolite Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey guarantees comfort even during the toughest rides. The jersey also features rear three-pocket system with slim line pump/powerbar pocket.

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2011 Ellsworth Truth SST.2 Frame

2011 ellsworth truth sst 2 frame   2011 Ellsworth Truth SST.2 Frame

Packed with new amazing features, the 100mm travel Truth SST.2 from Tony Ellsworth is made even better in 2011. These new features include Ellsworth’s proprietary ICT suspension, SST.2 tubing, a lighter and stronger pivot integrated seat tube and a semi-integrated tapered head tube.

A favorite among privateer racers through the years, the Truth takes pride in its legendary performance. The ICT (Instant Center Tracking) suspension is a true four-bar design that allows the rear wheel’s virtual pivot to be always positioned somewhere beside the chain’s torque line.

What the SST.2 in the frame’s name refers to is the Superformed Seat Tube, a complex, organic-looking seat tube that integrates the mounting point for the rocker’s central pivot. Laterally stiff with well-allocated overall weight, the 2011 Ellsworth Truth SST.2 Frame is a great choice not only to XC racers but to all riders, too.

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2011 Ibis Mojo SL-R Mountain Bike

2011 ibis mojo sl r mountain bike   2011 Ibis Mojo SL R Mountain Bike

Combining the advantages from the HD and the SL, the 2011 Ibis Mojo SL-R Mountain Bike has great features to boast technically and visually. Fixed at 140mm of travel, this mountain bike shares the same geometry with the SL. With Fox’s Kashima Coat RP23, the frame weighs 4.9lbs.

One of the best features of the Ibis is the new frame construction technology, which makes the bike super light but still keeps almost all of the HD’s strength and stiffness. Stronger and stiffer than the SL, the Ibis can resist severe forces.

Excellent for mountain biking, the lightweight but trail-crushing 2011 Ibis Mojo SL-R guarantees reliable race performance. With QR ease of wheel removal and installation, high axle stiffness is offered by the 142mm Maxle rear axle.

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2011 Merida Matts 10-V Mountain Bike

2011 merida matts 10 v mountain bike   2011 Merida Matts 10 V Mountain Bike

Recommended for mountain bike beginners is the 2011 Merida Matts 10-V. While it is one of the mountain bikes of the lowest price on the market, the Merida Matts 10-V offers many reliable features including seating comfort and safe riding control.

As a marvelous budget bike, this machine features cost effective components, including Suntour XCT V3 fork and Shimano EF51 / TY10 / Altus drive train. A great example of its high quality components at a low price is the Merida Matts 6000 Series heat treated aluminum frame.

The specs of the 2011 Merida Matts 10-V Mountain Bike includes 21 Speeds, V Brakes and 80mm of travel, making it ideal for beginners. This is certainly an affordable bike that guarantees an awesome riding experience. The bike is also available in 14.5″, 16″, 18″, 20″, and 22″ sizes.

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2012 Charge Ti Cooker 29er

2012 charge ti cooker 29er   2012 Charge Ti Cooker 29er

Charge will release a 29er called the 2012 Ti Cooker. As the Charge has avoided the carbon bike trend, the 29er is expected from a company known for making bikes that are almost exclusively in steel.

While Charge builds bikes mostly with steel materials, there is an exception that is the titanium. Aside for being light, titanium is more responsive and rust free. Included in the top quality components of this 29er is a nice sized downtube gusset and an added headset.

Ti bikes are available only as frame at the moment and the Cooker is presumed to use a 27.2 seatpost along with the standard cabling. Equipped with the Griddle, a new lock on grip, the 2012 Charge Ti Cooker will also feature a standard threaded bottom bracket.

Via BikeRumor

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