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2011 Mavic Razor Mountain Bike Shoe

2011 mavic razor mountain bike shoe   2011 Mavic Razor Mountain Bike Shoe

Great price, comfort, and performance makes the Mavic Razor one of the best mountain bike shoes in 2011. Almost every rider will find the basic two straps and one ratchet system very useful. Made of glass reinforced nylon sole, the Razor gives the riders sufficient flex for mountain biking.

For off-the-saddle pedaling, the Razor is constructed to be super stiff. Contagrip material from Mavic allows for an aggressive tread pattern that gives the shoes a solid grip on rock and wood. Even on moist surfaces, Razor can still keep the wearer tightly planted.

Riders will enjoy the enhanced pedal grip of Razor on tough terrains, thanks to the micro pattern between the heel and toe box on its sole. Constructed to be breathable and solid, the uppers combine synthetic leather and mesh.

Aesthetically, the 2011 Mavic Razor Mountain Bike Shoe is able to provide a fashionable look without having to put…

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2011 Ashima Disc Brakes Preview

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Ashima is pulling out all the stops with some serious looking disc brakes that they’ve unveiled as part of this year’s Taipei International Cycle Show, which includes the 2011 Ashima Disc Brakes Preview.

No details have been presented, just a sole image of some really great looking disc brakes.

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2012 Avid Elixir Disc Brakes

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Avid’s 2011 Elixir disc brake models Elixir CR and Elixir R will have to make way for the new 2012 Avid Elixir disc brakes, Elixir 9 and Elixir 7. New features are noted such as the TaperBore system improved bleeding. Rotor sizes are now expanded to 140mm, 160mm, 180mm and 200mm. The bleed port and air trap feature for the Elixir 9 have been implemented with simplified bleeding, which makes it all interesting. Also the reach and contact adjustment, both for Elixir 7 and 9, is now tool-free and comes with a revised barrel adjuster. The caliper is now in a new two-piece material, too. These newly upgraded Avid Elixir disc brakes for 2012 are made to provide maximum high-performance as expected.

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DeSalvo 2011 Builder Special Custom 29er

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Custom bike maker DeSalvo Custom Cycles is now offering the new DeSalvo 2011 Builder Special custom 29er after wowing audiences during this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, or NAHBS.

This great looking 29er bike sports Velocity rims, Avid disc brakes, White Industries hubs and White Industries Double Double drivetrain.

The builder special also comes equipped with a Syncros carbon fork and a Chris King headset and is priced at $3800 through the DeSalvo website….

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2011 Shimano SH-MT42NV Mountain Bike Shoes

2011 shimano sh mt42nv mountain bike shoes   2011 Shimano SH MT42NV Mountain Bike Shoes

New from Shimano is the 2011 SH-MT 42 NV Mountain Bike Shoes. With outstanding support and comfort, this leisure SPD shoe can tackle not only mountain biking but off-road adventures and on-road commuting as well.

An ideal multi-purpose trail shoe, the SH-MT 42 NV features a 2-Bolt cleat pattern that makes it compatible with Shimano SPD, Crank Brothers, Time MTB Pedals, and Look MTB. With nylon mesh panels, the bike shoes are made more breathable.

While cycling is made efficient and durable with its dual density EVA midsole, the bike shoes are still comfortable for walking. Added grip is provided by the dual compound rubber trekking-style tread for off-road or pavement walks.

Reinforced laces were added to the leather upper of the 2011 Shimano SH-MT42NV Mountain Bike Shoes, allowing for more even foot support and protection. Reflective detailing on the heel adds to the rider’s visibility.

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2011 NS Bikes Metropolis 1

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NS Bikes returns to the fold once more with its newly upgraded 2011 NS Bikes Metropolis 1 mountain bike.

NS has made some significant changes to the 2011 Metropolis, which includes a new hub in the form of an Octane One sealed front hub with 20mm while the rear has an Octane One sealed rear single speed pro hub equipped with a 11t driver. The previous crankset has also been improved as the bike is now sporting a high-end and light crankset from Salt Plus.

The spokes for the Metropolis have been changed and are black spokes with DT nipples. The bike frame itself has been fitted with an integrated seatpost clamp and gives more clearance for thicker tires.

The bike fork is a Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 1 with 100 mm travel capabilities and a 20mm axle with an alloy steer tube. The pedals are still the standard…

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2011 Avid Juicy 3 Disc Brake

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Avid gets back in the game with the latest in disc brake technology, the 2011 Avid Juicy 3 Disc Brake.

With new technology back with improved specs, the Juicy 3 will definitely pack a punch in braking for riders who need to stop in tight spots.

This amazing disc brake has a weight of 404 grams, which includes a 160 mm rotor and a front post mount. It also has a black all-aluminum lever and body and a 2 piston, calliper forged from two strong pieces of aluminum.

The Juicy 3 disc brake features a reversible lever and an ambidextrous mount, too.

Avid is boasting of several key technologies present for the third version of its disc brake system. This includes Power Reserve Geometry, which is basically the technology behind the levers being placed so near the bike handlebar to reduce inward travel when using the brakes delivering additional…

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