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2011 Ghost Bikes AMR Series

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2011 ghost bikes amr series   2011 Ghost Bikes AMR Series

The flagship for Ghost Bikes’ all-mountain this 2011 is the AMR Series. Featuring 120mm travel, it now comes in two frame choices: alloy or the Actinum and carbon or the Lector. Its latest offer is noticeable when the bikes are ridden because of the 600g difference between the two frames. All models are fitted with Fox 32 FIT RL fork and RP23 Boost Valve shock except for the AMR 5700.

Under the Lector range is the Lector 8700, Lector 9500 and the Lector 7700. Carbon fiber seat and chainstays can be found on the 8700 and 9500. The 8700 comes with a 10 speed XT groupset while the 9500 has a full XTR groupset. The 7700 possesses a carbon fiber front with an alloy rear end and XT groupset.

The Actinum range has the AMR 7500, AMR 5900 and the AMR 5700. The 7500 follows the same specs as those…

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Muc-Off Bike and Rider Care Products

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muc off bike and rider care products   Muc Off Bike and Rider Care Products

Muc-Off launches two additions to its array of bike and rider care products, the Muc-Off Miracle Shine and the Muc-Off Foam Shine. The Miracle Shine is a polish that not only make bikes shiny and new-looking, it also acts as a protectant. It has a mixture of 3 waxes that can be used on a carbon fiber frame, chrome, metal, plastics and on paint work.

The Miracle Shine contains the hardest naturally occurring Carnauba wax and Silicon oils for easy application. It uses a Fluoro Polymer Technology that acts like a protective film, repelling water and other outside elements and pollutants.

On the other hand, the Foam Fresh is a foam cleaner for helmets, body armor and more. It comes with a fresh citrus smell with intense foaming action when used on dirt and grime. It is easy to apply and works well to keep helmet liners fresh and clean.

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Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

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Now on its fifth edition, the book “Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance” offers more tips on how to fix your bike and keep it in tip-top shape. The book covers what tools to bring when you’re out riding and continues to be a reliable manual on how to repair common mountain bike failures and incidents. Author Lennard Zinn will have a book signing event on December 7, 2010 5:30pm to 7pm at Boulder Cycle Sport – South, 629 S. Broadway, Ste K, Boulder, Colorado.

The book continues to empower the average mountain biker who wants to save money and to learn how to take care of his or her ride. The instructions are illustrated and easy to follow. Some procedures include how to install a bottom bracket, change a bottom bracket, build wheels, change a flat tire and more.

Retail price is $16.47 for a paperback copy….

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On-One 456 Summer Season Glow in the Dark Frame

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After images leaked of the On-One 456 Summer Season in a “Glow in the Dark” finish, people asked where they could get one. Unfortunately at the time, the glow in the dark 456 Summer Season was not available.

On-One has recently released the 456 Summer Season frame and Complete with the glow in the dark paint. Coming soon are rims, pedals and other components with the same glow.

During the day, the 456 Summer Season looks like your normal frame, but at night it really shines bright. The Summer Season will need to soak up sunlight to glow, however. At night, the frame glows for roughly two hours. The life of the glow is about 6 months.

The Glow in the Dark Summer Season is a limited release, and holds the same retail price of the other 456 Summer Frames ($231.42).

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2011 Black Market Killswitch

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2011 black market killswitch   2011 Black Market Killswitch

The 2011 Black Market Killswitch now comes in an aluminum frame, making it lighter, more responsive and stiffer than ever. The 2011 Killswitch uses a 6061 T6 aluminum customized tubeset with the Black Market’s Hammer Link design. The full suspension frame handles well for slopestyle and dirt jumping, given its progressive rear wheel travel. It also has CNC’d linkages and replaceable nylock nuts.

The Killswitch comes in three top tube lengths (21″, 22″ and 23″), with a 30.9mm seat tube and 12.5″ BB height. A 16″ chainstay and 34.9mm collar seat clamp can also be found with a 69 degree head angle.

With aluminum pivots and threaded inserts at all bolt locations, the Killswitch is paired with custom X-fusion 02 RCX rear shock with a 6.5″ x 1.5″ stroke. The 44mm cartridge sealed bearing headset can fit a 1 1/8″ steerer tube. The 2011 Killswitch frame is available in limited edition polished…

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Trek Active Braking Pivot (ABP) Granted US Patent

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November 23rd was a great day for Trek. The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Trek a patent on the Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system (patent number #7,837,213).

Created by Trek suspension engineers Dylan Howes, Jose Gonzalez, and James Colegrove, ABP is the first of its kind to separate braking and suspension forces.

Trek’s Active Braking Pivot project started in 2006 and released to the public in 2007. Since 2007, ABP is offered through the 2011 Trek full suspension line.

We at Bike Reviews congratulate Trek on the fantastic news. …

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2011 Specialized Big Hit I

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2011 specialized big hit   2011 Specialized Big Hit I

The 2011 Big Hit I from Specialized places well within the range of affordability and quality in a mountain bike. Built with M4 alloy FSR frame, full cartridge bearing pivots and ORE tube construction it can give 7.5″ travel. The Big Hit I also features a tapered headtube, ISCG mount and asymmetrical rear triangle.

For excellent control and steering performance, Specialized included X-Fusion 170mm-travel coil-sprung fork and 20mm thru-axle. As with its name, the Big Hit I can take a hits with its low-rise 750mm alloy bars with 8-degree backsweep and 31.8mm clamp. Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes and ergo levers with G3 Clean Sweep rotors for precise stopping power.

Specialized supplies the rest of the parts and components like DH stem, lock-on grips, Butcher tires and Demo saddle. MSRP is $2000.

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