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Cinelli Ram Bar Bianca

cinelli ram bar bianca   Cinelli Ram Bar Bianca

Cinelli produces a number of products, both bicycles and components. The Cinelli Ram Bar Bianca is just apart of Cinelli’s RAM project. They are made with a multi-layered structure of T700 High Modulus Carbon Fiber for a very strong handlebar. As the name implies, the Cinelli Ram Bar Bianca take the shape of a ram. The drops are bent in such a way as to allow a variable radius, utilizing Cinelli’s Variable Radius Concept (VRC). Three hand positions are available; nest zone to “nest” the palm in high position on the brake levers, thumb zone, which supports the thumb near the stem, and the lower section, which is extended to allow for a better grip. The Cinelli Ram Bar Bianca weigh 230 grams, and are available in 40, 42, and 44 cm.

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2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar Announced

2010 usa cycling national racing calendar announced   2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar Announced

The 2010 National Racing Calendar has just been announced by USA Cycling. The calendar is very similar to the previous year, although it is missing the Amgen Tour of California Women’s race and the Hanes Park Classic. They did, however, add two new races to the calendar, with one in New Jersey and one in Virginia. Of the 27 races, the men will have 25, the women 19, and two will be women only. The overall purse for the 2010 National Racing Calendar will be $981,310, which is almost $400,000 less than last year. $719,000 will be for the men, and the women will be competing for $262,310. The 2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar follows:

2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar

March 25-28: Redlands Bicycle Classic – Redlands, CA www.redlandsclassic.com

April 11: Dana Point Grand Prix – Dana Point, CA
www.danapointgrandprix.com

April 17: Sunny King Criterium – Anniston,…

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Garmin Extends Garmin-Slipstream Sponsorship for 3 Years

garmin extends garmin slipstream sponsorship 3 years   Garmin Extends Garmin Slipstream Sponsorship for 3 Years

Today Garmin has announced they are extending their sponsorship of Garmin-Slipstream for 3 years, or through 2013. Jonathan Vaughters, team manager has said the extended sponsorship will help the team reach long term goals. In 2009, Team Garmin-Slipstream grabbed 29 wins, including 3 in Tour of Spain, and additional success in the Tour de France. Overall, company Garmin has been satisfied with the cyclists, giving their products much exposure….

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Nike Air Zoom Tiempo LIVESTRONG Austin Texas

nike air zoom tiempo livestrong austin texas   Nike Air Zoom Tiempo LIVESTRONG Austin Texas

Nike is back at it with Lance Armstrong on the iconic Air Zoom Tiemp to celebrate his hometown of Austin Texas. Furthermore, the shoes give credit to all cyclists resigning in the Austin area, and widely famous bike store Mellow Johnny’s. Specific designs on the shoe are taken from the “bike art” that helped raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Available to the general public on October 24th 2009 at Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer and Mellow Johnny’s. All proceeds will go to LIVESTRONG.

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Cinelli Flag Tapes

cinelli flag tapes   Cinelli Flag Tapes

Add some true style as well as national pride to your handlebars with Cinelli’s Flag Tapes. The material is Cinelli’s original cork tape, and you can choose from four flag designs; Italian, Swiss, Japanese, and Canadian flags. The Cinelli Flag Tapes are a good way to add some personality as well as style to your bike.

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Fizik Gobi XM Saddle 2009

fizik gobi xm saddle   Fizik Gobi XM Saddle 2009

If you’re looking for a comfortable, technologically-advanced saddle, the Fizik Gobi XM Saddle 2009 may be a good choice. This saddle utilizes Wing Flex technology energy slots inserted in the side, which flexes and responds to your weight changes. It is very comfortable, and it also features and upswept rear, which gives you more support when climbing. The Fizik Gobi XM Saddle 2009 weighs 252 grams, and the saddle rails are made with titanium. The Fizik Gobi XM Saddle 2009 retails for $144.32, and you can purchase it at wiggle.

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Pro Cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke Died of Natural Causes, Senegalese Doctor Says

frank vandenbroucke died of natural causes senegalese doctor says   Pro Cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke Died of Natural Causes, Senegalese Doctor Says

Following the autopsy of pro cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke, we now know that he tragically died of natural causes. More specifically, a double pulmonary embolism, as well as a pre-existing heart condition, says the Senegalese pathologist. Vandenbroucke had gone to Senegal with his friend, fellow cyclist Fabio Polazzi. Senegalese police have arrested three people on Tuesday in Thies for stealing Mr. Vandenbroucke’s money, two cell phones, and a watch. The three people were Seynabou Diop, the prostitute who was with Vandenbroucke in his hotel room that night, her pimp, and also the taxi driver who took Diop to meet Frank on that Sunday. Vandenbroucke’s autopsy also revealed injection marks in his left arm. The police also found alcohol, drugs, and syringes in Frank’s hotel room. His body will be sent to Belgium in the next few days, with a funeral date…

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