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2011 Specialized Ariel Step Thru

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2011 specialized ariel step thru   2011 Specialized Ariel Step Thru

For those riders who prefer more of a transport/fitness bike, the Specialized Ariel Step Thru drops for 2011. With a women’s style step-through A1 Premium aluminum feature frame, the bike delivers easier accessibility and lightweight confidence for a more relaxed and comfortable riding position.

A 75mm travel coil-sprung fork with alloy lowers, the transport bike performs exceptionally well. The Ariel Step Thru also uses durable, double-walled 700c alloy rims covered by a Specialized Infinity Sport 700c tires, to help it cope with all unfit roads.

For better performance, a chainguard is added with a triple crankset that provides the rider the gear needed for a ride. Also offered here is the pain-free Women’s-specific BG Contour MTB grips designed for longer rides.

Specialized’s Ariel Step Thru comes in at $599 for the complete package.

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2011 Volagi Venga SL

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Tapping into the market of long-distance riding, Volagi introduces the 2011 Venga SL road bike. Its form, shape and geometry are designed specific to meet the demands of endurance cyclists. Its design includes a pass through for the seat tube, top tube and its seat stays are forged as one. Vertical travel is also available for damping and flexibility at the rear.

The SL frame is made from 30/24T high-modulus carbon fiber. It uses Dura-Ace components that feature the latest STI carbon levers. As for the bottom bracket, FSA SL-K BB30 crank system is in place with its monocoque composite design. For added stiffness, it possess a 30mm AL 7075 spindle with AL 7075 T6 CNC’d 50/34 chain ring.

Volagi uses an E7 Sync Ti saddle for its ergonomic design and multi-postition platform. This has a cutout feature for better circulation. The saddle has a microfiber cover with UltraLite foam on…

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2011 Raleigh Revenio 4.0

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The 2011 Revenio 4.0 is Raleigh’s all-day bike where comfort is met for racing or commuting. With its upright geometry, Raleigh markets the Revenio 4.0 for women and junior riders, as well as for cyclists who desires more versatility in a road bike.

To accommodate this dual role—race and city—the Revenio 4.0 has rack and fender mounts, a Cateye reflector set and clear coat. The aluminum frame is hydroformed with butted tubes; The fork is a customized carbon composite with alloy steerer; The Revenio 4.0 is equipped with the complete Ultegra drivetrain and Shimano 105 brakes.

Hosting Avenir 200, 300 Series for its handlebar, stem, seatpost and saddle, the Revenio 4.0 comes with an integrated headset 1-1/8 threadless and color scheme of white-red. MSRP is $1600….

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Steadyrack Bike Rack

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Steadyrack Bike Rack is an innovative way to keep your bike at home when you don’t have the space for it. Safe and easy to use, the Bike Rack is a wall mounted rack that lets you save space, secures your bike, simple to install and has a totally unique design.

The Bike Rack is not limited to residences, you can use them on any wall, post or column in parking areas to save floor space. To use the rack, just flip down the steel rack and push your bike, letting the front wheel rest on the rack. Below, there’s a wheel bumper for the rear wheel to rest on, keeping your bike in place.

Steadyrack has a patented swivel action that allows you to move your bike with a fold, keeping it closer to the wall and leaves you with more room. The Bike Rack can fit almost all standard…

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2011 Lapierre Sensium 400 CP

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For those riders who prefer a combination of great performance and a more comfortable ride, then watch out for Lapierre’s 2011 model Sensium 400 CP.

Aside from specializing in its Carbon HM Monocoque frame, the Sensium 400 CP also uses an SRAM GXP bottom bracket, which provides better adjustment to prevent tension with the bike’s chain. To lessen times of vibration, an elastomeric connector at the top of the seat stays was used.

From the front, rear derailleurs to the brakes and shifters, SRAM Force was employed, resulting in its excellent transmission and shifting. Lapierre Sensium 400 CP comes in 5 sizes and 4 versions in 2011.

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Carnac Hades Helmet

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Carnac’s first venture in head gear is its Hades helmet. Aimed to be used for all types of riding, the shape and design is uniquely its own.

The Carnac Hades helmet has a removable visor, carbon reinforcements on the outside of the shell and a per notch adjustable system at the back to make the helmet fit perfectly. The inner shell is fortified with its one of a kind helmet cut to keep the styrofoam pads from coming off.

The gel pads inside the Hades helmet are cut and placed strategically to increase ventilation and air flow. Sizes available are 52-58 and 55-62 along with four colors to choose from.

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2011 Cannondale SuperSix 5 105

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Cannondale introduces its top Elite road range called SuperSix with its first Shimano 105 groupset in the SuperSix 5 105 model for 2011. The latest road bike also features oversized Beatbox BB area and hourglass shaped rear stays. For better torsional stiffness, Cannondale incorporates 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ tapered carbon steerer and Hollowgram Si SL BB30 crank system in the SuperSix 5 105.

The SuperSix 5 105 chainset is a compact 50/34T or 53/39T FSA Gossamer while the saddle is a Prologo Scratch Pro T2.0. Other details include Mavic Aksiums for wheels with Shimano RS10 rims, hubs and spokes. For brakes, it has Tektro R580 dual pivot and Shimano 105 shifters and levers.

The 2011 Cannondale SuperSix 5 105 weighs 7.9kg and comes in two colors, matte Exposed Carbon and Team Replica.

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