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2011 Troy Lee SE3 MTB Helmet

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2011 troy lee se3 mtb helmet   2011 Troy Lee SE3 MTB Helmet

Style, comfort and protection during motocross races and mountain biking are featured by the 2011 Troy Lee SE3 MTB Helmet. Head comfort, less weight, and durability are optimized by its titanium hardware and SE3 design.

For enhanced protection, the Troy Lee SE3 features an aggressive high flow mouthpiece, a removable nose guard, and an air ram top scoop intake. In case the rider needs to urgently remove the helmet, the bike has quick-release cheek pads.

With a lot of new features, the Troy Lee SE3 is definitely an innovative piece of bike gear. These new features include dual density shock pad system and dual density EPS liner, top scoop design, 2 color-matched Vortex visors, and indents for communication ear piece.

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2011 Tallboy Al Mountain Bike

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2011 tallboy al mountain bike   2011 Tallboy Al Mountain Bike

Very versatile with large wheels, the Tallboy Al is one of the most popular mountain bikes of 2011. Named Al, the bike is available in aluminum yielding to an excellent geometry, line, and suspension with less weight and price.

As the aluminum version of the very successful carbon Tallboy, the Tallboy Al promises the same excellent performance as its predecessor’s. What makes them slightly different is their compatibility with chain guides using an offset lower link.

Crisp handling and fast rolling are offered by the pairing of VPP suspension and 29” wheels of this bike. The same down tube is featured in large and XL 2011 Tallboy Al mountain bikes. On the XXL frame, however, the bike does not promise sufficient tube strength.

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2011 Highball Carbon 29er

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2011 highball carbon 29er   2011 Highball Carbon 29er

Extremely light and sharp, the 2011 Highball Carbon 29er is the ideal bike for riders who are looking for race and championship. Highball is a very agile, stiff and surefooted hard tail 29er bike. Aside from its 2.45 pounds carbon frame, the Highball also features a standard bottom bracket shell and seat post.

With 17.3 inches, the chain stays of the bike are nicely short. Keeping its stiffness is the traditional 1.5 external lower bearing, and a 1 1/8th internal upper, which also keeps stack height and a favorably low handle bar height.

Curved for wheel slamming capability, the long and straight seat tube allows for an enhanced seat post insertion. The 2011 Highball Carbon 29er is also designed to be very light, stiff, and strong, thanks to the dropouts and disc tabs molded into frame during an excellent one piece layup process.

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2011 Blur TRc Carbon Trail Bike

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2011 blur trc carbon trail bike   2011 Blur TRc Carbon Trail Bike

Featuring a 2.5 kg frame with shocks included is the new trail bike from Santa Cruz named Blur TRc thanks to its carbon fiber, as c in its name stands for carbon, along with its lay-up process. With 68-degree head tube and 72.5-degree seat tube, the angles of this all carbon trail bike are very relaxed.

The carbon fiber frame is combined with essentially flex-free VPP design, which offers 5 inches of rear wheel travel. This results to the most rigid chassis among all competitions. 0.3-inch shorter chain stays and the slackened headtube offers a longer wheelbase.

Along with its more progressive and crisp suspension, the 2011 Blur TRc Carbon Trail Bike provides excellent pedal efficiency. For more firmness, the trail bike has a 13.1-inch bottom bracket. However, the bottom bracket does not show flexibility.

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2011 PRO Tharsis Bar and Atherton Stem Combo

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2011 pro tharsis bar and atherton stem combo   2011 PRO Tharsis Bar and Atherton Stem Combo

New from PRO this 2011 is a combo of the exquisite Tharsis carbon bars and seatpost and a thick little Atherton signature stem. Designed with a combination of carbon construction and titanium hardware, the PRO range is ideal for trail riders who are looking for lightweight but strongly built components.

Using T800-1000 uni-directional carbon with the mid section, the Tharsis carbon bars are made even tougher by the use of titanium. This is a great feature for mountain biking especially when descending. Featuring a reinforced 10mm offset head unit, the seatpost is simplified with a single-bolt clamp.

As for the Atherton stem, excellent steering is provided by its CNC-machined feature and a block of 7050 aluminum. When bolted together, these components make a great 2011 PRO Tharsis Bar and Atherton Stem Combo.

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2011 Firefly Baggy Shorts

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2011 firefly baggy shorts   2011 Firefly Baggy Shorts

Riders who enjoy mountain biking must wear a comfortable yet durable garments like the 2011 Firefly Baggy Shorts. A lot of benefits are derived from the baggy feature of this traditional lycra cycling short in terms of comfort and style.

Manufactured from Supplex nylon peach fabric, the Firefly features a very soothing feel against the skin along with its mesh drop liner that comes with a CoolMax antibacterial pad, seamless inner leg and contrast panel in crotch and upper rear.

At an affordable price, the 2011 Firefly Baggy Shorts is a great choice for riding that calls for more coverage and less baring of skin such as mountain biking. Other beneficial features of the baggy mountain bike shorts include front side entry pockets, integral Endura elastic with drawcord, and a zip fly.

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2011 Barrosa Havana Mountain Bike

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2011 barrosa havana mountain bike   2011 Barrosa Havana Mountain Bike

One of the most practical mountain bikes on the market for 2011 is the Barrosa Havana. This bike combines a high end look and top quality safety for great performance in mountain biking thanks to its practical specification.

With a 7005 Aluminium frame, Hi Tensile Steel Unicrown forks, and alloy hubs and rims, the Barrosa Havana can guarantee great performance in any tough climbs and descents. Such components allow riders to mountain biking without having to spend too much on a pricey machine.

As an affordable lightweight alloy bike, the 2011 Barrosa Havana Mountain Bike is ideal for riders who are looking for weekend adventures. With its extra stiffness from Shimano gears, this mountain bike is surely robust and reliable.

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