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2011 Panaracer Ribmo PT Commuter Tire

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2011 panaracer ribmo pt commuter tire   2011 Panaracer Ribmo PT Commuter Tire

Released for 2011 is a road-commuter’s tire from Panaracer called Ribmo. Along with the Kevlar-belted PT Puncture Resistant Technology is the All Contact Tread Shape, which pertains to the oblong-ish profile of the tire.

With such an unconventional design, the tire can accomplish four things. These include smooth and predictable transition from center to side, maintained contact with the tread, reduced tread cuts through the elongated sidewall surface, and a unique shape that caters to all riders and riding styles.

While the 2011 Panaracer Ribmo PT Commuter Tire seems to be innovative, it has some downsides. Since the tire tends to sketch, dive, surf, and drift erratically on variable riding surfaces, it does not tackle ice, snow, muck, mud, and dirt well.

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2012 Specialized S-works Amira

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2012 specialized s works amira   2012 Specialized S works Amira

Specialized S-works has released a women”s bike for 2012 called Amira. Designed for a harder, longer, and speedier ride, the Amira is ideal for professional and amateur riders as well as recreational riders. Both comfort and performance are guaranteed.

Excellent handling allows the bike to tackle roads, casino online epic downpours, rapid descents, and climbs very smoothly. With a tapered 1-1/ 8” to 1- 3/8” headset, its monocoque fork enhances precision steering and strength. Also, the bike is available in Dura-Ace, SRAM Red, DI2, and Ultegra configurations.

A rigid and light ride for women riders is guaranteed by the 2012 Specialized S-works Amira. Thanks to its S-Works Amira FACT IS 11r carbon frame that comes with carbon lay-up including a tapered head tube. The new Oura saddle also helps women riders to optimize their performance.

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2011 Carrera TDF Ltd Road Bike

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2011 carrera tdf ltd road bike   2011 Carrera TDF Ltd Road Bike

Carrera has released a limited edition of a road bike called TDF this 2011. Whether the miles of routes are in the rural or urban areas, this road bike guarantees a pleasant ride free of glitches. Included in its excellent components are its full Shimano drivetrain with 16-speed ST-2300 shift and brake levers.

Perfect for the Carrera TDF, which is a tough bike made to last, is a frame that is strong but lightweight and comes with double wall alloy rims that reinforces wheel strength. The solid 36-spoke wheels are very dependable. While road riding, the road racing 700c x 23c tires are controlled and quick rolling.

In all conditions, the 2011 Carrera TDF Ltd Road Bike features reliable braking performance, thanks to the Tektro dual pivot brake calipers. With a bladed fork, the 6061 aluminum frame features durability and low weight, offering a more effortless and speedier ride….

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2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike

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A well-mannered race machine, the 2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike is speedy but not twitchy and steady but not slow. Without the weight or dowdy components, the bike rides very smoothly as a traditional road bike.

Everything is kept in place by the SL-250 micro-adjusting aluminum post with an easy-to-operate single bolt. Mavic provides the bike with excellent Aksium wheels that are lightweight enough for road race but are still tough enough to endure a year of demanding rides.

For enhanced hammering comfort, the bars have a 80mm reach, 125mm drop, and a minor 4-degree outward sweep of the drops. While the 2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike is inexpensive, its quality is topnotch and it is available in five sizes, Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, and X-Large.

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2011 Polaris Aqualite Jacket for Women

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2011 polaris aqualite jacket for women   2011 Polaris Aqualite Jacket for Women

For female riders, one of the new cycling clothing released this 2011 is the Polaris Aqualite Jacket. Available in various colors, the jacket has a specific cut that makes the garment fit very well around the female rider’s body. Windproof, the jacket has a thermal base-layer underneath that gives warmth during spring.

During rides, flapping fabric is avoided thanks to the elasticated hem and the back of the jacket is made longer than the front. There are elasticated cuffs on the sleeves as well. Down the front of the jacket, there is a full-length zip.

Stylish, this jacket for women can be nicely worn for commuting and even for a walk around the city. Aside from being aesthetically nice, the 2011 Polaris Aqualite Jacket for Women is also windproof, showerproof, and affordable. Hydrovent X fabric makes the garment fully waterproof and breathable.

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2011 Scapin Hysak

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Built with the latest technology, the 2011 Scapin Hysak is special in many aspects. The bike’s seatpost, press-fit bottom bracket, frameset, and internal cable routing are all hi-tech and of topnotch quality. In support of its elaborate design, the seatpost features Scapin’s CNC machined and anodised ‘S-way’ seat mount.

With regards to the press-fit bottom bracket, a combination of Scapin’s press-fit design combined and the Ultra Torque bearing option and custom-bearing offers the benefits of an extremely clean interface. The Toray carbon used by its frameset comes with an intricate 1k weave.

Another unique feature of the 2011 Scapin Hysak is its internal cable routing. Unlike other internally-routed bikes that leave dirt at the BB, Scapin uses ‘Inside-w’ cover to keep things internal and keep dirt out.

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2011 Time RX Instinct Carbon Frameset

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2011 time rx instinct carbon frameset   2011 Time RX Instinct Carbon Frameset

Time has released a carbon frameset for 2011, the RX Instinct. While this frameset enjoys the advantages of an extremely fast road bike, it also features Time’s Ergodrive geometry that offers a more relaxed riding position.

A less aggressive position is achieved, thanks to the taller head tube. This is ideal to sportive riders and to anyone who has a back problem. One topnotch technology featured by the frameset is the Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) that makes it a perfect racing machine.

With liquid polyamide fibers, jolts and shocks to the frame are reduced. Built through the unique three-step process of Time, the 2011 Time RX Instinct Carbon Frameset is designed for optimal back comfort. This makes it ideal for long-distance riders.

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