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2011 Ghost Bikes RT Series

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2011 ghost bikes rt series   2011 Ghost Bikes RT Series

The 2011 RT series from Ghost Bikes is deemed to be where hardtail speed meets all-mountain damping performance. The RT range characteristically offer increased traction performance for uphill rides and faster downhill rides due to less pedal bobbing action. It comes in Ghost Bike’s Actinum and Lector classification where the former pertains to aluminum frames while the latter is for a carbon fiber front triangle with an alloy rear.

The RT Lector has 5 models. These are the RT Lector 5700, 7700, 9000, World Cup and Pro Team. The top model, RT Lector Pro Team features a SID XX World Cup fork with a DT XR carbon shock and SRAM XX components. It comes with a Tune Princess and Prince No Tubes Race wheelset.

Other than the RT Lector Pro Team, the RT Lector World Cup is also for those who are into racing. DT Tricon wheelset, Shimano XTR and a…

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2011 Transition Bandit

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2011 transition bandit   2011 Transition Bandit

Transition Bikes reveals a new trail bike for spring of 2011 called the Bandit. It comes with 130mm of rear travel, 68 degree head angle and a 74 degree seat angle. The Bandit’s geometry aims for a more upright riding position and comes in four sizes.

With 16.9″ chainstays, the Bandit runs with a 140mm Fox RP23 shock and uses Transition’s usual suspension system, the low single pivot linkage.

The Bandit’s design is slightly regressive with a firm top but is easy to handle for cornering, descents and climbs with its custom hydroformed tubeset that features a tapered headtube and 135mm x 10mm dropouts.

MSRP for the 2011 Transition Bandit is $1549 for the frame and shock.

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BioLogic iPhone 4 Bike Mount

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biologic iphone 4 bike mount   BioLogic iPhone 4 Bike Mount

Dahon Biologic releases a new product for the iPhone 4, the Bike Mount. The polycarbonate case is actually an upgraded version of the existing Bike Mount but with modifications to accommodate the iPhone 4.

The Bike Mount is used to hold the iPhone 4 on the bike”s handlebars, allowing the rider to navigate the iPhone 4 with ease and convenience.

A RidgeSeal case turns the Bike Mount into a durable phone holder that can take on all types of elements found outside. A welded touch sensitive film protects the Taciturn, even shy, he does not really need outward signs of stardom like a hard-line leo love horoscope would. iPhone 4 when in use. To make it resistant to shock, a silicone lining was also implemented on the inside of the case.

Similar to the last Bike Mount, the iPhone 4 version can pivot for a wider landscape or portrait…

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Magura MT8 Hydraulic Disc Brakes – Carbotecture

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A new treat has leaked from Magura, its MT8 Hydraulic Disc brake system.

Magura has stated that the MT8 Hydraulic disc brakes are its lightest brakes to date. Development for this project took two years.

You might ask, “how did Magura make a light hydraulic disc braking system?” Magura used carbon fibers embedded in a thermoplastic matrix, known as Carbotecture. In the final step, Magura injects the materials using a Carbolay process.

The launch date for the Magura MT8 Hydraulic Disc Brakes is Spring 2011.

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2011 Yeti 4X

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The 2011 Four Cross from Yeti is a trail bike that’s ready for World Cup racing. With a progressive travel of about 80mm, it provides a plush landing yet a stiff take-off. This one full suspension frame is super fast and is comfortable in all types of terrain.

The 2011 4X comes with a Fox RP 23 (6.5″ x1.5″) rear shock and 73mm bottom bracket shell with 113mm spindle. It has a custom 7005 tubeset, 135mm spacing, standard 10 QR axle, custom sealed bearings and ISCG 05 mounts. With a low leverage ratio, the 4X is laterally stiff, making it easy to handle for jumping, railing and other sorts of riding.

Seat post is 27.2mm with 160mm rotor. The 2011 Yeti 4X can accommodate a maximum of 2.5″ tire. It also features a replaceable derailleur hanger. With an option for two sizes only, MSRP for the frame is $1800 with weight…

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2011 Ghost Bikes ASX Series

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2011 ghost bikes asx series   2011 Ghost Bikes ASX Series

For entry-level mountain bikers, the 2011 ASX series from Ghost Bikes is of similar geometry with the AMR range but with components that are more friendly on the pocket. The ASX range has four models with 120mm travel front and rear.

Ghost Bikes continued to feature double-butted tubing and a four bar linkage suspension on the ASX. Although, the specs are simple, the quality of each model was never compromised. Alex rims, Schwalbe tires and Ritchey kit are found on the ASX bikes.

The top high-end model for the range is the ASX 5500. It uses a Fox 32 Float RL fork, Shimano SLX drivetrain, X-Fusion o2 RLR shock and Avid Elixir 3 brakes. Second to the 5500 is the ASX 5100. This model has a 10-speed XT/SLX mix drivetrain and uses Shimano 505 disc brakes and levers.

The ASX 4900 sports a tapered headtube to match its tapered RST Titan…

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2011 Orbea Rallon 30

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Orbea makes its mark in all-mountain and enduro with the 2011 Rallon 30. Made from hydroformed Tricone aluminum, the Rallon 30 aims to be the benchmark in its field on design, sealed bearings and performance.

The Rallon 30 is a result of the application of Advance Dynamics technology. This is a computer-based program that simulates the performance of dual suspension bikes. From here, Orbea and CEIT (Guipuzcoa Studies and Technical Research Centre) can take the data and use it to create a bike that is optimized in its suspension platform, travel, damper and sealed bearings.

With a tapered headtube, tapered Fox Talas fork, and an enduro-specific geometry, the Rallon 30 gets fine tuned. Long seat tubes, replaceable dropouts, short 17.2″ chainstays and a Fox RP23 boost valve shock with XV air canister are added to ensure that it is capable to handle descents, climbs and everything else in between.

The 2011…

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