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Planet X takes over Titus

planet x takes over titus   Planet X takes over Titus

UK based bike manufacturer Planet X bought the recently foreclosed Titus Cycles and all its assets from Factors Southwest. Planet X was one of the bidders at the two rounds of public auction Factors Southwest facilitated. The concluding bid was on November 23, with Planet X being awarded of the assets.

Due to numerous factors, Titus Cycles failed to keep up loan payments due to Factors Southwest. Planet X takes over whatever inventory left and other details like patents and tech from Titus Cycles.

Currently, Planet X offers street bikes and sells mountain bikes under the On One brand. Titus Cycles’ founder, Chris Cocalis, left in 2007 to start a new company, Pivot Cycles. The latest offering from Titus was the Rockstar 29er….

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Rapha + Paul Smith – A Conversation (Video)



The Rapha + Paul Smith collection is not your normal cycling apparel, unless you label it “high-end”. Paul Smith’s passion for cycling runs deeper than his collaboration with Rapha, as he once aspired to become a professional cyclist.

A video called “A Conversation” released by Rapha featuring Paul Smith and Simon Mottram, founder and CEO of Rapha.

The video features Paul Smith taking a trip back in his days of cycling at a younger age, people that inspired him, and his father’s confusion for the sport of cycling.

You can also hear Smith speak of today’s cycling era and how it has emerged in the online world.

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Nike Livestrong Spring 2011 Shoes



Lance Armstrong and Nike have showcased the Spring 2011 Livestrong shoe collection. Giving us an early look, Nike and Livestrong decided to use a video instead of traditional images.

The Nike Livestrong Spring 2011 sneaker collection has a lot to offer runners and cross training enthusiasts. Mostly men models, a small presence of womens sneakers are available.

For men we have the Nike Air Max+ LAF, Lunarhaze+ LAF, Lunarfly+ 2 (two colors available; yellow/black-white and blue/grey-yellow), and Trainer 1.2 Low LAF. Women releases are the Air Max+ LAF, Air Lunarhaze+, Air Lunarhaze+ 2 LAF (two colors available; black/silver yellow and green/silver-yellow), and the Free Hypertr II LAF.

Specific release dates and retail prices will be announced soon.

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Black Friday Cycling Deals

black friday cycling deals1   Black Friday Cycling Deals

Black Friday is only a day away, so we’ve put together a list of some online websites with savings to help those thinking of capitalizing on the many great cycling deals this holiday season.

As one of the most hectic days of shopping, many have turned to online retailers. While we are sure local bike shops will not be as busy as Walmart, grabbing a sweet deal online in the comfort of your home seems more satisfying and less stressful.

So, if your looking for new components, frames, complete bikes or cycling apparel, one of the retailers below will help save you a few dollars.

Jenson USA: If your looking for the Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 30 Frame, you can get it at Jenson USA for 50% off. Also at a discounted price is the Garmin Edge 705 GPS and Shimano LX M581 Rear Derailleur. …

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Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case

rapha+paul smith essentials case   Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case

The Rapha + Paul Smith version of the Rapha Essentials Case is now available to the market. This leather case is perfect for small tools and spares that follow you around.

Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case has bound seams and is lined with a loud purple and black polka dot pattern on one side and on the other side is the “The freedom of the open road” motto especially handwritten by Paul Smith himself.

The Rapha + Paul Smith Essentials Case is large enough to fit any spare inner tube, levers, gas cylinder or even an average-sized multi-tool or a handy phone, while an inner small pocket was intended to hold credit cards or IDs.

The case’s outer bearing has the embossed Rapha + Paul Smith logos at a price of $60.00.

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Service Course Stem by Zipp

service course stem by zipp 2   Service Course Stem by Zipp

With the all-new Service Course Stem by Zipp comes a combination of power, strength, and stiffness in just 130 grams. Zipp does not just give us these levels but also provides a classic design with its aluminum components such as its Course Stem.

To securing all the surrounded parts of such stem, it uses a 7075 aluminum high-strength 3D-forged construction to deliver outstanding performance to complements the bike’s frame job.

With 14 sizes designed to go with any ride, this Zipp Service Course Stem has an MSRP of $70….

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OnGuard Bulldog DT Combo U-Lock

onguard bullog dt combo ulock   OnGuard Bulldog DT Combo U Lock

This Bulldog DT Combo U-Lock provides pure strength and hold. With a massive 13mm (1/2”) hardened ultra steel shackle and Dual steel bar locking mechanism, which provide up to 10 tons of pull-strength, the combo U-lock entitles the bike excellent protection and good resistance.

This bike lock uses an all-tube multi-position quick-release mounting bracket that gives easy usage to its user. If you are a rider who is always on the go for a ride, an integrated vinyl-coated water cover was included to protect the cylinder from any bad weather.

OnGuard Bulldog DT lock includes 4 laser-cut keys for duplicates and 1 Torch key light key for night usage. Weighing 3 lbs. 10 oz., the Bulldog DT lock comes with a price of $39.

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