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2011 Carrera TDF Ltd Road Bike

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

2011 litespeed m1sram rival complete bike   2011 Litespeed M1/SRAM Rival Complete Bike

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

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

2011 scapin hysak   2011 Scapin Hysak

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

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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Kask K10 Helmet

kask k10 helmet   Kask K10 Helmet

The Kask K10 Helmet is not only the best looking product from Kask, its also one of the trusted brands of Team Sky.

This Italian made bike helmet is lighter and definitely friendly to your head thanks to the 19 various air vents strategically located around the helmet to keep the air flowing either when its crunchtime in a race or even when the sun is at its highest point during the day.

The helmet from Kask has also been designed to be stronger and better thanks to the “in molding” system integrated into the helmet, which conveniently links the inner polystrene segment of the helmet to its’ polycarbonate parts making it effectively tougher than most helmets.

The helmet is priced at $208 and also features a unique chinstrap called the “eco-leather chinstrap”, which is basically a comfortable looking chinstrap that is non-allergenic and at the same time avoids any form of…

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2012 Fulcrum Red Wind Carbon Wheelset

2012 fulcrum red wind carbon wheelset   2012 Fulcrum Red Wind Carbon Wheelset

Fulcrum, a subsidiary of Campagnolo, has released its range of high-profile wheels for 2012, which features the new Red Wind carbon wheelset. The wheels will be available in Red Wind and Red Wind XLR configurations.

Red Wind features a rim that combines carbon fiber with an aluminum braking surface. The union of the spokes to the rim has a new system that allows for the finest distribution of forces, stability at high speeds, and outstanding aerodynamics.

Unlike other rims of the same price and spokes, the Red Wind rim is structural. Handmade in Italy, the 2012 Fulcrum Red Wind Carbon Wheelset combines a reasonable price and topnotch quality. Also, the wheels have valve grommets that keeps the valves from exasperatingly banging around inside the rim.

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