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Capo Cortina Wind Vest

capo cortina wind vest   Capo Cortina Wind Vest

The Capo Cortina Wind Vest is all about looking great and delivering a much needed warmth from the harsh cold elements, specifically for female riders.

The this amazing Wind vest is a cut above the rest of other female apparel thanks to a well refined cut that covers most parts, never flaps or bulges and as mentioned earlier, keeps the rider warm when out in the cold. To be able to do this, the sleek fit uses a revised Windtex Flight Plus 2 fabric, which is an improvement of the old Capo windtex materials, given more stretch and a softer hand to boot.

Ventilation is also an important factor that is being utilized in this promising women’s apparel. That is why the Capo Cortina Wind Vest has been crafted with a breathable mesh back, which helps sweat evaporate easily. When the going gets too hot, the new Wind Vest…

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Campagnolo Athena Groupset

campagnolo athena groupset   Campagnolo Athena Groupset

Campagnolo returns with a great groupset in the form of the Campagnolo Athena groupset, which blends perfectly efficient performance and value. Maintaining class and elegance that has been a constant in most of their products, the Campagnolo Athena groupset enters the realm of Base model 11 speed group with the Athena. Regardless if you are a vintage bike collector or a picky customer, the Athena groupset will still definitely catch your fancy.

The Athena’s lever called the ErgoPower is paired with the Campagnolo’s dual compound hood, which can be easily used for riders from any shape and size with an adjuster that increases the lever by 8 degrees with the use of a body shim. The brakeset is equipped with a single pivot rear design. Riders might have too much fun with the single pivot rear brakes’ anti-lock ability even when panic braking.

Like the goddess Athena from whom…

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2011 Trek 2.1 Triple Road Bike

2011 trek 2 1 triple road bike   2011 Trek 2.1 Triple Road Bike

Aluminum frame and various carbon components are combined to make the 2011 Trek 2.1 Triple Road Bike a competitive machine but still affordable.

Though specifically designed for road racing, the 2011 Trek 2.1 Triple Road Bike is also ideal for riders who want to enhance their performance in the non-competitive area. Bontrager and Shimano logos are plastered on the Trek 2.1, indicating that it functions well not only for road racing but to exercise and leisure as well.

Riders can control the Trek 2.1 Triple Road Bike with its Tektro brakes, which help improve the precision and smoothly knit everything together. Blue and grey flashes add exquisite definition to the Trek 2.1 Triple Road Bike frame, making for a great modern style.

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2011 Assos Airjack 851 Cycling Jacket

2011 assos airjack 851 cycling jacket   2011 Assos Airjack 851 Cycling Jacket

Designed for winter rides, the Assos Airjack 851 cycling jacket can tackle temperatures that range from 32-47 degrees. Aside from outstanding thermal protection down to freezing conditions, the Airjack 851 also provides total wind protection.

To protect riders even from the most frigid breezes, the jackets fabric is strategically distribute at the collar, chest, and fronts of the arms. With its outstanding windproofness, the Assos Airjack allows riders to ride on without feeling the air seep through and hit skin.

When in riding position, riders can get rid of excess material on the sleeves and chest with the AEPD II design of the Airjack 851 jacket. Though it carries less volume, the Airjack does not compromise the riders’ freedom of movement. To conform to the rider’s movement, Airblock 851 4-way stretch fabric is used.

Additional features of the cycling jacket are a zippered rear pocket and reflective accents for safety.

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2011 SRAM GXP BlackBox Ceramic Bottom Bracket

2011 sram gxp blackbox ceramic bottom bracket   2011 SRAM GXP BlackBox Ceramic Bottom Bracket

SRAM is pulling out all the stops with a new addition to their ever expanding list of parts. Their latest creation, the 2011 SRAM Red GXP Blackbox Ceramic Bottom Bracket.

While similar in design and look with that of the SRAM Force series bottom brackets, the GXP Blackbox uses ceramic balls made out of silicon nitride within the sealed cartridge bearings, putting quality over quantity. And it is because of the materials used in the bottom brackets that helps in reducing the drag that a bottom bracket experiences when the crank arm spindle passes through it.

Being fabricated by SRAM these bottom brackets will work well with any type of SRAM crank sets. The GPX in particular is equipped with alloy cups, which are anodized in Red and are available in two different kinds of threading, one in a 68 mm English threading and another in Italian with a…

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2011 Scott CR1 SL Compact Road Bike

2011 scott cr1 sl compact road bike   2011 Scott CR1 SL Compact Road Bike

Both for professional riders and cycling aficionados, the 2011 Scott CR1 SL Compact road bike is made for a competitive ride or simply a long day of cycling. Designed for excellent road riding, the frame of this 2011 Scott CR1 SL Compact can reduce the effects a rider gets from the vibrations from the road over long distances.

Meticulously constructed, the 2011 Scott CR1 SL Compact road bike features a carbon frame matched smoothly with Shimano Dura-Ace components, Continental tires and a carbon Ritchley seatpost. Riders targeting victory in cycling contests can rely on 2011 Scott CR1 SL Compact.

Though designed for professional speed and handling, the 2011 Scott CR1 SL Compact road bike still offers uncompromising comfort to its rider. In terms of aesthetics, the Scott CR1 SL Compact’s frame is adorned with a black paint job at the carbon weave with barely distinguishable grey decals.

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Bryton Rider 50 GPS

bryton rider 50 gps 3   Bryton Rider 50 GPS

While the market for bike-friendly GPS computers might be dominated specifically by another brand of GPS systems, it would be nice to see some changes and some new competition.

This high sensitivity chipset GPS computer, while not a touchscreen GPS, is pretty reliable and dependable when riders hit the road or the mountains.

The Bryton Rider 50 GPS also has a display with a 2.2 color transflective TFT, which works well in different types of climates and weather. On several tests, it seemed capable of withstanding temperatures up to -8 degrees.

For a GPS computer, the Bryton Rider 50 is definitely a light heavyweight, coming in at a whopping 106 grams and is waterproof and water resistant for 30 minutes in a specific depth of 1 meter. The card used and accepted for this great looking device works well with a micro SD card, which also complements the lightweight design for this…

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