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SRAM (Red) OG 1090 Cassette

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sram red og 1090 cassette1   SRAM (Red) OG 1090 Cassette

The OG 1090 cassette’s main cogset is created out of a single forged form and in a complex series of operations that are CNC-guided, it is then heated and shaped into the finished product. Combining titanium’s weight with solid steel’s unrivaled strength and stiffness, it gives meaning to the words “highly durable”.

Lightweight: Innovative CNC‘d chromoly steel construction.
Durable: 35% harder than titanium!
Stiff: 15% stronger than its competitor.
OpenGlide technology allows for smoother transition between gears.

Specifications

Weight
155g / 11-23, 166g / 11-26

Speeds
10

Recommended Chain
PC 1091R, PC 1091, PC 1071

Lock Ring Material
Aluminum Anodized

Sprocket Material
Heat-Treated Steel

Recommended Group
SRAM Red

Available in
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28

Technology
The OpenGlide tooth ramping technology makes faster chain transition between cog positions possible. OG was used in this product to ensure…

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Giro Sheer Helmet

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giro sheer   Giro Sheer Helmet

For the woman who wants great performance and style, Giro has come up with what they’re calling the most technically advanced snow helmet made yet. The Giro Sheer helmet boasts of plush detailing, an amazing fit and being extremely lightweight. What sets it apart is its “In Form Fit” engineered technology that provides the most comfortable and accurate fit in a matter of seconds. Along with the dial at the base of the helmet that lets you adjust tightness to your own comfort and the vertical tuning feature, you can even fit any goggles and head shape with relative ease.

The Thermostat Control feature allows for temperature adjustment to make sure you’re always feeling fresh. Super cool vents make for great circulation and cooling effect by drawing stale air out and pulling cool air in. Its Stack Vents, meanwhile, guarantee to keep your goggles clear and fog free all…

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Bontrager Leopard Trek Oracle Helmet

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bontrager leopard trek oracle helmet   Bontrager Leopard Trek Oracle Helmet

Yes it’s official. It has been recently announced that Bontrager is the Leopard Trek Team’s official helmet. It’s a carbon fiber-reinforced pro-caliber racing oracle helmet that maximizes ventilation, which will first debut in action at the Santos Tour Down Under.

Ricardo Scheidecker, the team’s technical manager, is very enthusiastic and confident about the team’s official helmet in which he acclaims its security and durability. He believes that the Oracle helmet has brought it to the next level in terms of its design and innovation that Bontrager has implemented.

Two aspects of innovation has been implemented to achieve maximum ventilation of the oracle helmet and to make sure that it keeps its low profile – Bontrager Helmet Product Manager, Al Clark said. Maximum optimization of vent shape and placement through the provision of CFD-aided design, including the critical front center channel vent, was the first aspect. Second, Structural integrity and load…

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SRAM (Red) 1091R PowerChain

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SRAM 1091R PowerChain   SRAM (Red) 1091R PowerChain

The new and improved SRAM 1091R PowerChain is the latest feature from the world’s leading bike parts manufacturer, SRAM. This utilitarian bike chain provides the latest advancement only SRAM can provide.

The SRAM 1091R Powerchain features outer plates that are heavily chamfered to improve the quality of your bike’s shifting as well as provides a silent run. The new 1091R chain also features an improved inner plate finish. 1091R chain sports a chrome hardened pin construction for a longer and better chain life, too.

The help of SRAM’s HollowPin technology gives these powerchains added plate retention strength, shifting efficiency for both front and rear shifting and low weight benchmarks that are unreachable in solid pin chain applications. The SRAMs’ 10 speeds PowerChain also provides precise movements without sacrificing strength.

SRAM has infused the 1091R PowerChains with PowerLock technology, which is a tool free and certain way of connecting all 10 speed chains…

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Bontrager Speed Limit Brakes

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bontrager speed limit brakes   Bontrager Speed Limit Brakes

There are factors that affect the braking performance of a brake set. These factors include the material of the rim, composition, wet or dry conditions, rider weight and hand strength. This model is one of the lightest and best performing brakes at a price of $199.99. The lightweight forged aluminum alloy material of this brakeset makes it weigh 270 grams only. A single-pivot Bontrager Speed Limit brake performs better than most dual-pivot designs. These brakes are ideal for triathlon or road use.

This model is designed to offer less weight and more stopping power. Through an innovative deemed PowerAmp™ linkage design, Bontrager Speed Limit brakes have the leverage ratio of a dual-pivot brake. At the same time, it uses a single-pivot design to make it efficiently lightweight. Its wide cross-section arms provide maximum stiffness and power for an optimized and responsive brake feel. For an upgraded performance, Bontrager Speed Limit…

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Campagnolo Cycling Apparel 2011

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campagnolo cycling apparel 2011   Campagnolo Cycling Apparel 2011

Campagnolo introduces its latest in cycling apparel for 2011, including Tech Motion windproof jacket, a light wind jacket, Tech Motion bibs, Tech Motion full zip jersey, and Tech motion gloves.

The two jackets—the titanium Tech Motion windproof jacket and the lightweight wind jacket—are both windproof but the latter is also waterproof. The titanium Tech Motion is made of Light Textran material that helps wick sweat away more easily. Though the outer layer makes the jacket windproof, it is still breathable, soft and comfortable. On the other hand, the lightweight wind jacket is made of laminated fabric that makes it both windproof and waterproof. The fabric weighs 50g per square meter only, which is similar to a rain cloak. Both jackets are offered in sizes S to XXXL.

The Tech Motion bibs are more than just cycling apparel. Using Campy’s Tri-ProPad, the bibs are made of high stretch fabric with a…

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SRAM Red Front Derailleur

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The SRAM Red Front Derailleur brings precision shifting to new heights thanks a lot to nice and new modifications from the previous model of last year.

The new red front derailleur provides cyclists with very smooth up shifting and downshifting for those hills and mountain paths. It is also because of the new built in modifications that gives these derailleurs provide riders with the proper balance in the transition between upshifting and downshifting. Because of its lightweight build, the SRAM red front derailleur features a very excellent ride no matter what the terrain may be.

This cool derailleur set also makes turning, shifting and trimming fast and easy thanks to a hardened titanium cage racing across either traditional or compact ring sets.

Another something that sets the Red apart from other SRAM products, particularly the Force, is that is 30g lighter, making for quick and smooth shifts and turns.

The…

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