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2011 Velocite Selene

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2011 velocite selene   2011 Velocite Selene

Velocite takes pride in its alloy frame released for 2011 called Selene. Constructed with topnotch quality, the frame features triple butted 7005-T6 alloy, double hand welded custom profile, and 100% shot-peened after welding.

Custom shaped and butted in the factory, each tube of the Selene is custom manipulated for each frame size. Then, to ensure perfect quality and strength, the tubes are hand double-welded.For the first time, a contemporary alloy frame was created not just to match but also exceed the performance of modern carbon fiber frames.

Moreover, the 2011 Velocite Selene is one of the few EN tested road frames. To maximize the torsional stiffness of the frame, all tubes are oversized. These tubes guarantee comparable softness aluminum without compromising steering precision.

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2011 Yakima Viper Bike Rack

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2011 yakima viper bike rack   2011 Yakima Viper Bike Rack

Balancing reasonable price and excellent performance, the Yakima Viper Bike Rack is the rooftop bicycle carrier to watch out for in 2011. To give the bike a modernized look, it has a glossy bike tray with a quick-release universal long-throw skewer that has an innovated design.

With its simple one-hand adjustment, using it is made even easier. It mounts directly not only to Yakima base rack round cross bars but also to Inno Racks & Thule square load bars. It features the finest rattler rear wheel ratcheting strap and works equally well with hybrids, mountain bikes, and road bikes.

Even on rough roads at high speeds, the 2011 Yakima Viper Bike Rack is completely secure and perfect for almost all bikes with a quick release wheel skewer. It is suspension fork and disc brake compatible. Anywhere along the roof rack cross bars, installation and repositions are easy and tool-free.

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2011 Michelin PRO4 Road Bike Tire Range

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2011 michelin pro4 road bike tire range   2011 Michelin PRO4 Road Bike Tire Range

Michelin introduced the new PRO4 Road Bike Tire Range during its 120th anniversary celebration this 2011. The new bike tires offer enhanced longevity and performance. As compared to the PRO3, the PRO4 Service Course improves wet surface cornering speed by 16%.

On the other hand, the PRO4 features a better cut resistance and a new dual compound tread as well. In rolling resistance, the Comp Service Course offers a 7% improvement with a 150tpi casing and minimal 180g weight.

Four tires are included in the 2011 Michelin PRO4 Road Bike Tire Range. These are the Endurance with longer tire life and enhanced protection, Service Course with all-around performance, Comp Service Course with rolling efficiency emphasis, and Comp Limited Service Course with unprecedented rolling efficiency and maximized for speed.

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2011 Blue AC1 SL Frameset

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2011 blue ac1 sl frameset   2011 Blue AC1 SL Frameset

Blue Bikes has polished the ACI SL this 2011 after introducing it last year. The refined road frameset is made to build a bike that runs incredibly fast. Combined with the Super Flow Tube Technology (SFT2) are monocoque frame construction and race proven geometry.

As expected from Blue, this frameset offers the handling characteristics that are highly beneficial to racers. Made of aerospace grade T800 and T1000 carbon fiber, its weight is greatly reduced. For better, horizontal stiffness with vertical compliance, tube shapes and carbon layup are carefully engineered.

Extremely fast, stiff, and light, the 2011 Blue AC1 SL Frameset is a very versatile aero machine. Teardrop profile to the wind is optimized by precisely shaping each tube. Aside from its very stiff monocoque fabrication, the frameset also has a highly advanced application.

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2011 Kestrel RT 1000 SL 105 Road Bike

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Perfectly combining comfort, light weight, and performance, the 2011Kestrel RT 1000 SL 105 Road Bike is a reliable machine. Shimano 105-equipped, the Kestrel RT 1000 can surely deliver for both road race and triathlon. With internal cable routings, the bike has superior aerodynamics and a neat look.

Along with the very stiff head tube and bottom bracket, the 800k carbon frame rear stays and fork are designed to soak up most road shock. With sculptured, H-shape seat stays, the frame maximizes comfort while it minimizes road vibrations. Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires allows great responsiveness and traction.

Excellent features of the bike include reliable braking power and crisp and precise gear changes with solid and responsive handling. Thanks to its Shimano and Oval components. Indeed, the 2011 Kestrel RT 1000 SL 105 Road Bike is elastic and receptive enough to provide an enjoyable ride.

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2011 Citec 3000 S Aero Wheelset

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2011 citec 3000 s aero wheelset   2011 Citec 3000 S Aero Wheelset

Citec, a German company, offers a less mainstream choice this 2011 in the wheelset category with the new 3000 S Aero. As compared to other wheels of similar price, the weight of the 3000 S Aero is reasonable with the front weighing 700g and the rear 890g. With 14 at the front and 16 at the rear, the spokes are bladed and straight-pull all over.

Very impressive, the well-made hubs run slick on the road with oozing quality. With a slight flex evident, the wheels can quick rise to speed and perfectly perform. The rims that are only 27mm deep make the wheels less vulnerable to side winds.

Not only is the 2011 Citec 3000 S Aero Wheelset aesthetically nice. It is designed with excellent construction quality as well. Indeed, the 3000 S Aero wheels are a great choice for racers or sport riders who want to stand out…

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2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket

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2011 montane featherlite velo h2o jacket   2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket

Montane balances breathability and waterproofness with its bike-specific jacket released this 2011 called the Featherlite Velo H2O. Ideal for performance road cycling, the lightweight and thin Freeflow H2O fabric makes the jacket sufficiently breathable and waterproof at the same time.

Perfect tight fit is offered by the jacket’s short front and long back. The arms are made very long to cover the wrists even when stretched out during rainy rides. The jacket has no hood and pockets, which allows it to pack down small and easy to stash in the jersey back pocket.

Fully showerproof, the 2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket keeps the rider’s inner clothing dry even under heavy rains. This makes it one of the most breathable cycling jackets available today and so far the only performance road cycling garment that perfectly balances breathability and waterproofing.

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