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2011 Trek Gary Fisher Paragon Hardtail

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2011 trek gary fisher paragon hardtail   2011 Trek Gary Fisher Paragon Hardtail

Gary Fisher now features a model of his 29er hardtail collection along with Trek’s support in 2011. They call it the 2011 Trek Gary Fisher “Paragon” Hardtail, which featurs the Pro Aluminum 29er frame (6066 buttered & hydroformed), E2 head tube, a press-fit BB, G2 29” in geometry.

Paragon comes in 5 sizes you can choose from. An offset crown of 51mm, 100mm travel, and custom geometry with a Fox F100 RL 29 E2 steerer forms the front suspension of the model. Bontrager completes most of the wheelset on the mtb, from the FCC front hub to the Mustang Disc 29 32/28- hole rims and tires of 29-2, 29×2.1”, and a Shimano for its rear hub.

Other components also from Bontrager are the saddle, seat post, handlebars and stem. The hydraulic brakeset is out of Avid Bixir 5, 6 bolt: G3 185mm front and 160mm rear motors.

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2011 GEAX Mezcal

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With a new 2.3 version for all mountain riding come 2011, the Geax Mezcal inherits more versatile than ever. It started as an XC tire but has gradually diversified, reaching all-mountain and even downhill. The Mezcal remains to be an extremely fast semi-slick tire with more grip.

The already super fast center tread with a chevron lug gets the same reinforced side knobs as used on the Gato tires. Additional sizes available are 1.9 and 2.1 with a downhill version in the works. The 2011 Geax Mezcal continues to be a TNT and standard casing. Tire weight varies from 450g to 650g with Aramid 3D bead….

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DMR V12 Pedals

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dmr v12 pedals   DMR V12 Pedals

DMR or DesignMakeRide started in 1995 with a mission to make products for extreme riding. With the V12 pedals, DMR designed a burly and sturdy pedal that can cater to DH, dirt, 4x and trail riders’ needs.

The V12 has no built-in concave but has sealed bearing on the outside pedal face and plain bearing on the inside. It has 20 replaceable M4x0.7×8 pins, 10 on each side of the pedal.

Made from aluminum with a CroMoly axle, this flat pedal weighs in at 536g and comes in 7 colors (diamond black, ox blood, polished, Irish green, pure white, sky blue and chrome). The DMR V12 pedal is 115mm long, 95mm wide and 25mm high. Retail price is $100.

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Norco 2011 Jubei SL 29er

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2011 Norco Jubei SL debuts for XC racing, singletrack and trail riding. It features a 29er frame made from high modulus carbon and comes with a Shimano 30speed drivetrain with a XT rear derailleur.

The carbon hardtail carries Norco’s HTR (High Toughness Resin) technology. This is a resin used in all 2011 carbon frames, exclusively for Norco, which makes the Jubei SL 20% stronger against any impact and damage. It also has thermoplastic mesh laminate in areas of the frame to takes on more stress.

At 11.02 kgs, the white carbon Norco Jubei SL is equipped with Avid Elixir brakes, a Ritchey Pro 2Bolt seat post, WTB Silverado Team saddle, FSA Orbit headset with 15mm spacer and a 680mm Norco SL 29er flat bar.

To complete the Jubei SL is an Easton 29″ EA70XC wheels and Rockshox Reba RLT tapered steerer. Retail price is around $3175….

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2011 Specialized Enduro EVO MTB

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The 2011 Specialized Enduro Expert EVO model comes with a specialized command post that has a 3-position 125mm adjustable-height seatpost to fit comfortably. With it is a remote operated lever that can change riding positions. It has a seat binder that comes in the color of black, which composes a 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard annodized alloy collar w/ QR.

A M5 alloy fully manipulated frame with ORE TT/DT, sealed cartridge bearing pivots and a replaceable derailleur hanger is used. This 160mm travel is also designed with a tapered headtube. This mtb comes with not just that, but also possesses a headtube measurements of 1 1/8 and 1.5” Threadless, campy style upper and a 1.5” lower with cartridge bearings.

The 2011 Enduro Evo MTB features a FOX DHX RC2 coil over piggy back designed rear shock with rebound and compression adjustments and control on the bottom for better handling. This mountain…

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2011 Bianchi Infinito Coast to Coast Road Bike

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Bianchi now comes with its latest road models, namely the 2011 Infinito Athena, Infinito Ultegra and the Infinito.

The three variations of the Infinito are equipped with a couple of similar parts–a customized Fi’Zi:k Aliante Delta saddle, FSA SL-K Carbon- 31.6mm seatpost and an FSA Wing Compact handlebar, which has custom color and graphics, and its frameset.

Integrated brake levers, a headset by FSA Orbit CE plus, Bianchi FF35 K-Vid full carbon with Kevlar of 1 1/8”, Infinito Carbon K-Vid with Kevlar inserts are all found on the three bikes, too.

When it comes to the sprocket, Infinito Ultegra and Infinito 105 possess the same kind of Shimano 105 10sp 12/25, while Infinito Athena uses the Campagnolo Chorus 11sp UD 12/25.

Despite the similarities across Bianchi’s three models, there are plenty of differences–of course–such as brakes, chain, crankset, shifters, front and rear derailleurs. Infinito Athena and Ultegra come with the same…

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2011 Cannondale Claymore 1, 2, 3

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Cannondale 2011 Claymore once again features a three in a row of its own ultimate over-mountain mega bikes presenting, Claymore 1, 2, and 3.

Claymore 2011 1 makes use of a Mavic Crossmax SX, tubeless rims: 20mm front, 142 x 12mm rear hub and spokes. Along with those are the bottom bracket FSA BB30, FSA afterburner, BB30, 39/27 pedals, an SRAM X0 rear derailleur, SRAM x9 shifters and an Avid Elixir X0 Carbon, 203/185mm brakes.

Cannondale Claymore 2 now comes with Sun Ringle Charger Pro tubeless ready rims, 20mm front, 142 x 12mm rear hub and spokes. In addition to that is the SRAM BB30 bottom bracket, SRAM S1400, BB30, 39/26 pedals, a Shimano XT rear derailleur, Shimano SLX shifters and an Avid Elixir CR, 203/185mm brakes.

Claymore 3 utilizes a Sun EQ 27, 32 hole rim: formula, 20mm front, 142 x 12mm rear hub and a black DT Swiss Champion spokes….

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