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New Balance Announces Partnership With Team Garmin-Cervelo

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Footwear and apparel brand New Balance has officially announced a partnership between them and Slipstream Sports’ owned professional American cycling team, Team Garmin-Cervelo.

The New Balance – Cervelo partnership will officially begin with the off-bike training for 2011 wherein New Balance will be providing the apparel and athletic shoes that the team will be using during the off-season training camp.

According to the New Balance’s International Executive Vice President Alan Hed, the two companies share the same respectable legacy firmly placed on integrity and teamwork that is widely recognized around the world. The partnership is a long standing commitment to innovation, excellence and development of the next generation of athletes. Hed also commented that the new partnership is a part of New Balance’s latest advertising campaign, which is “Let’s Make Excellent Happen.”

The partnership will permit New Balance to be the only off-bike athletic shoe and advanced compression apparel partner and…

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2011 Italia Corsa Water Bottle

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Elite celebrates with Italy on its 150th birthday by releasing the 2011 Italia Corsa Water Bottle. Featuring improved graphics of the Italian flag, the special-edition water bottle will be used by sponsored Elite teams during all the 2011 season races.

As an Italia company, Elite is proud to present the sincere tribute of the Italian color to the whole world. Italia Corsa, a 100% biodegradable water bottle, is for riders who are environment lovers as well.

Conforming to UCI guidelines, the water bottle features two types of openings, a screw top or pull top. The top screws are similar to that of a typical water bottle. What makes it different is the safety valve, made from thermo-plastic rubber, which allows the liquid out if a bike wheel accidentally hits it.

The 2011 Italia Corsa is BPA free just like all Elite water bottles. Users’ health is guaranteed because it…

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2011 Stradalli Palermo Carbon Road Bike

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A new road bike from the 2011 product line of Stradalli Cycle is the Palermo 100% 3k carbon. The BB30 bottom bracket area and the redesigned head tube offer the road bike unparalleled strength. In these parts, lateral movement is reduced to allow for excellent and efficient power transfer and responsiveness.

A new seat mast topper clamping device is added to the integrated seat post system. The road bike now features 25mm of saddle height extension even after the size of the seat post mast has been reduced.

Affordable and professional, the 2011 Stradalli Palermo Carbon Road Bike is one great addition to road bike collections. Moreover, its innovative features make this road bike one of the lightest and stiffest frames from Stradalli Cycle.

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2011 Icebreaker Bike Wear

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Icebreaker, a New Zealand brand, released a new line of bike wear for men and women. The bike wear is intended for road and mountain bike styles, which is bound for Spring and Summer 2011. Included in this new line is the SS Circuit jersey, the Cadence short, and the Circuit bib short.

A great cycle top, the new SS Circuit Jersey features a pump pocket, rear cargo pockets, and gripper on the hem. This Circuit jersey is not only breathable and light. With its merino fabric, temperature can be easily controlled offering great comfort to its wearer.

Also made of merino, the Cadence shorts are very comfortable and durable. With double-knit construction made up of six panels, the shorts offer a perfectly shaped fit. Overheating and irritation are prevented, thanks to the premium merino.

Combining premium merino and technical garment, the Circuit Bib shorts combine the best attributes…

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2011 BH RC1 Red Mix Road Bike

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One of the world’s lightest race bikes, the 2011 BH RC1 Red Mix Road Bike is designed for competition lovers. Riders who demand a smooth feel on Pro Tour-level bicycle can rely on this new BH RC1 Red Mix.

Providing the 2011 BH RC1 Red Mix Road Bike great performance are the non-integrated seat tube design and a monocoque carbon construction blended with premium Torey composites. Along with the excellent fork design, the frame geometry on the bike features a shorter seat mast height designed to accommodate 300mm arrow style seat post.

Weighing in at 15.5 pounds complete, the 2011 BH road bike is available with Shimano 105, Ultegra, or a SRAM Red mix. Much of the RC1 frame is made up of a very high-end Toray fiber also ideal for Formula 1 race cars with a little heavier intermediate modulus composites used in the front triangle.

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Drag Blue Bird TTT Road Bike

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The Blue bird TTT road bike from Drag is built with a special frame, designed with an entirely unique geometry to achieve great results. The Blue Bird TTT will keep your strength stronger as it integrates your power with its frame making your ride consistent and faster up to the finish. A so-called “monocoque technology” is applied through its streamlined design, which minimizes the air resistance when riding in high-speed light weight. The Blue bird TTT road bike is built with Blue bird 12k woven carbon frame and installed with Schwalbe Ultremo R.1 23-622 tires and SH WH-7850-SL Dura Ace wheels.

Other noted specs:
Fork: Blue Bird TT Lite carbon
Seat post: Blue Bird TT carbon
Handle Bars: Ritchey WCS Carbon Interval Base Bars
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace BR-7900
Stem: FSA OS-150 31.8mm carbon cap
Brakelevers: Fizik Arione Wing Flex saddle and FSA Vision TT

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2011 Boardman Air 9.4

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A big departure from the standard bikes that have been produced by Boardman bikes, the 2011 Boardman Air 9.4 is a classy looking, aerodynamic road bike for the new age.

The Boardman Air features a lot of new upgrades outside the new and improved paint job. The upgrades include a full carbon frame, high modulus monocoque carbon construction for the majority of the frame as well as an asymetric head tube.

With roadies and triathletes in mind, the designs were implemented to suit the need for both types of riders as well as to welcome other riders who are trying their hand in other types of cycling, i.e. road bike riders trying out triathlons and triathletes trying out road biking.

The Boardman Air is so promising that in fact, even international triathlete Alistair Brownlee has signed on to use this great looking bike.

While there are about a dozen different specs for…

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