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2011 RaceFace Turbine Cranks

2011 raceface turbine cranks   2011 RaceFace Turbine Cranks

RaceFace has been cranking out great, inexpensive and high performance gears and equipments for riders and for 2011, RaceFace introduces its new 2011 RaceFace Turbine Crank sports RaceFace’s signature I-Beam arm profiling as well as smooth shifting turbine rings.

Gunning for the classic race face look, the bike is fully forged for maximum resistance against fatigue as well as CNC machined to make it stronger. The I-Beam profiling minimizes the weight while at the same time preserving strength and stiffness. The Turbine also has chainrings that are 100% CNC machined from super-hard 7075 aluminum for maximum resistance against wear and tear as well as impact strength.


Finally, the bike is also boasting of the RaceFace EXI interface external bottom bracket system to help ease crank installation as well as removal with the use of standard tools. The turbine crank ships in various sizes, including 170, 175, 180mm and 68/73…

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2011 Norco Truax

2011 norco truax   2011 Norco Truax

Expected to be available in early June 2011, Norco has launched two models of its Truax, the Truax Team and Truax 1. Aside from the new look, the 2011 Norco Truax is built with key functionality features like A.R.T suspension design, a tapered headtube, asymmetric stays and a Syntace rear-axle system to name a few. Versatility and the advancement of technology comes with the whole package as one of the most high-end freeride bikes that Norco has created.

Jay Hoots, a well respected Norco Factory Team Rider, will be the first to ride the 2011 Norco Truax. Norco finds him deserving for such honor for Jay has been working through the evolution of Norco bikes for ten years.

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2011 Giro – DJ Mountainbike Glove

2011 giro dj mountainbike glove   2011 Giro   DJ Mountainbike Glove

Mountain riders, here’s a durable glove, the 2011 Giro- DJ Mountainbike Glove, for an all-day session. Designed to tackle tough activities, DJ Mountainbike gloves fits well with a flexible feel.

Durability is guaranteed by its Clarino synthetic leather in the palm and reinforced fingertips in the upper. Other features in the upper that contributes to the wearer’s comfort are the moisture-wicking fabric and 4-way stretch breathable mesh. Also enhancing the wearer’s grip is the silicone fingertip print.

Bar feel and control is improved through the Super Fit engineered Clarino palm. Aside from reduced bulk, the 2011 Giro- DJ Mountainbike Glove is also designed with a breathable upper that pops with color.

Mountain biking requires gloves with microfiber wiping surface. The 2011 Giro- DJ Mountainbike Glove has a microfiber wiping surface that is highly absorbent. At the knuckles, there are flex zones meant to boost articulation. Impact energy is distributed by…

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2011 661 (SIXSIXONE) Wrist Wrap, Race Forearm/Elbow Guard and Veggie Knee Guard

2011 661 sixsixone wrist wrap race forearm elbow guard and veggie knee guard   2011 661 (SIXSIXONE) Wrist Wrap, Race Forearm/Elbow Guard and Veggie Knee Guard

While riding, especially in very rough terrains, body guards are extremely important not just for support but also to protect your body from injury. SixSixOne has been consistent in providing riders the quality body guards needed. Now let’s take a look at three of their latest collections of body guards.

The 2011 SixSixOne Wrist Wrap is a great wrist support that manages to maintain your grip. It’s a very comfortable wrist support you can use with gloves. Built with Velcro straps for non-slip performance and features removable stiffners that can be machine wash, it’s lightweight and well-vented.

The 2011 SixSixOne Race Forearm/Elbow Guard features a very comfortable perforated EVA foam and vented armor. The x-fit design ensures that it is in its proper place all the time and it stays cool with perforated EVA protection. Specifications to be noted would include a well-ventilated closed cell foam padding, longer forearm armor,…

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Five Ten FREERIDER Zebra Shoes

five ten freerider zebra shoes   Five Ten FREERIDER Zebra Shoes

Are you a downhill mountain bike racer? Or a flat pedal rider looking for the latest ultimate performance shoes? If you are, ttake a look at the Five Ten Freerider Zebra Shoes. You might wrongly recognize it as a designer’s shoes because of its exquisite and unique design. Its details are over the top reinforced stitching that comes with protective toe boxes and action leather uppers, which make these shoes the number one choice of the UCI mountain bike World Champions. As the saying goes “Stealth soles stick to pedals like duct tape.” It is made out from synthetic leather material that features Stealth soles. Available in six different sizes, the Five Ten Freerider Zebra Shoes is expected to be out in the market this March 2011.

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Elite Deboyo Thermal Water Bottle 2011

elite deboyo thermal water bottle 2011   Elite Deboyo Thermal Water Bottle 2011

Elite introduces its Deboyo thermal water bottle, which will be on sale in March, 2011.

Made from Inox steel with Vacuum Technology, this new water bottle provides convenient hydration to cyclists on a long, sweaty ride. The Deboyo thermal water bottle 2011 features two containers welded together allowing no air, increasing thermal isolation.

This innovative water bottle can guarantee thermal performance. It can keep liquids hot or cold for a half-day ride or even longer. The 300g Deboyo has a 74mm external diameter with two tops. Its cycling top provides riders great convenience with a protective cap, a push-pull valve and a twist opening. The protective cap is for increased hygiene, the push-pull valve for easy opening and closing and the twist opening for easy cleaning and filling.

More suited for for leisure activities, the one-piece steel top makes sure that the seal is impeccable….

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2011 Schwalbe Black Shark 26”x2.25” Casing

2011 schwalbe black shark 26x2.25 casing   2011 Schwalbe Black Shark 26”x2.25” Casing

In wire type and made of quality flexible material, the 2011 Schwalbe Black Shark Casing has a shield density of 50 EPI. Weighing in at approximately 820g or 29 oz., its casing is suitable for cross-country due to its aggressively designed rubber material and effectiveness in fending off puncture. Pressure is 2.0 to 4.0 Bar. The Schwalbe Black Shark casing comes in black, with utmost reliability.

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