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2010 Masi Gran Criterium

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2010 masi gran criterium   2010 Masi Gran Criterium

The 2010 Gran Criterium from Masi gives a proper tribute to the 1978 model, which was used on the movie “Breaking Away”. The updated version sports a new aluminum frame and carbon rear triangle while it continues to perform smoothly with excellence.

The 1978 Gran Criterium had a Columbus steel frame. The 2011 model has a frame custom made form Masi 7005-T6 SLX with Vibration Damping System (VDS), carbon seat stays and chainstays. The paint and decals remain to give a vintage look in its 1978 style and design. The build and geometry follows to complete the classic tone of the road bike.

As for the cockpit, the 2010 Gran Criterium has Ritchey Pro Logic bars, Ritchey Pro 4Axis stem and a Masi SLR saddle with chromoly rails. Ritchey Zeta Pros for wheels and Vittoria Rubino Pro for tires, this amazing road bike weighs in at 18 lbs and retails for…

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NiteRider MiNewt 250 Cordless

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One of NiteRider‘s high-performance solutions for bicycle lights is its MiNewt 250 Cordless. It gives 250 lumens from its Borofloat lens and reflectors. The optic design takes out the glare by tuning the light its lens. This bike light features easy mounting with its quick-release design.

The MiNewt 250 Cordless has a USB charging option as well as a 4-hour Smart charger. It also comes with a helmet mount and handlebar mount that can fit up to a 31.8mm bar.

The one-piece modular design gives 3 light level options and a flash mode. High light level equals 2.5 hours while low light gives you 4.5 hours of illumination. For a price of £129.99, the 190-gram bike light also comes with a LED headlamp and Internal Li-Ion battery. …

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2011 Reynolds RZR 46, RZR 46 Team Wheels

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Reynolds Cycling introduces the improved RZR 46 and RZR 46 Team wheels for 2011. Now available in a tubular versions, the RZR 46 features UD laminate from 57 Msi moduls carbon fiber and 110 Msi boron fiber. It has a 21.25mm rim with rim height of 46.5mm. The RZR 46 uses Reynolds’ patented Swirl Lip Generator that guides the air to get closer to the rim as it travels over its edges. This limits airflow separation from the tire.

The RZR 46 uses N.A.C.A. (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) 0033 spokes and a Torque Flange carbon fiber hub. It weighs 910 grams and has a rider weight limit of 180 lbs.

The RZR 46 Team has the same make as with the RZR 46 but with added kevlar on the rim and spokes, making it stiffer and stronger. This is also in compliance with UCI. Ultimately it prohibits the…

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Van Dessel Rivet Road Bike

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van dessel rivet road bike   Van Dessel Rivet Road Bike

Van Dessel gives the Rivet road bike the latest in carbon fiber frame construction, the tube-to-tube wrapping, which allows the Rivet to distribute excellent power transfer and extreme comfort when riding. The new carbon wrapping construction resulted in a tighter frame that Van Dessel believes to be its most dialed-in frame ever.

The Rivet has a tapered 1.5″ headtube and is BB30 compatible. Available in 7 sizes, it has 31.6mm seat post with a 34.0 front derailleur clamp. The Rivet has many build options that makes it flexible. Although it is better used for racing, the Rivet harvests enough comfort to endure longer rides, too.

Pricing for the frameset—which includes frame, fork and headset—is $1999. For the frameset, with FSA K-Force Lite Ceramic BB30 crankset, the price is $2699. …

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Selle SMP Full Carbon Lite Saddle

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selle smp full carbon lite saddle   Selle SMP Full Carbon Lite Saddle

With a variety of saddles coming up in 2011, the Selle SMP Full Carbon Lite was one of the highlighted among all. Made for the riders who prefers a saddle lighter in weight with a comfortable seating position, the 100% full carbon structure saddle encompasses a top design seat from Selle for mountain and road use.

Selle SMP’s Full Carbon Lite is built for those with a medium-wide pelvis, hence the reason for a completely free central channel along with Selle’s original eagle-beak nose.

Weighing in at 119g the Selle SMP Carbon Lite Saddle is available in 3 sizes (M-L-XL). Colors to pick from are the original Clear-coated woven carbon fiber (as seen in the picture), and one with a Gloss White finish with a heavier weight of 175g compared to the original one which is just 119g.

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2011 Selle San Marco Vintage Collection

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2011 selle san marco vintage collection   2011 Selle San Marco Vintage Collection

Selle San Marco revives its 2011 saddles with its Vintage Collection line. The retro move brings back 3 favorites—the Rolls, Regal and the Concor Supercorsa—in different covers of leather, suede, perforated leather and textured leather. The Rolls and the Regal have options for titanium rails for those who want to shave off some weight. Prices range from 79 Euro to 170 Euro.

The Vintage Rolls were a favorite by many cyclists because its shape fits almost every one. Dimensions for the Rolls are 282mm x 143mm and weighs 312 grams. They come in black, brown and white colors.

The Vintage Regal comes with a racing pedigree combined with classic stud detailing. It weighs 345 grams and measures 283mm x 149mm. Color schemes are the same with the Rolls. It uses both leather and textured leather coverings.

The Vintage Concor Supercorsa comes in its original molding but in more colors. Blue, yellow, red…

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BMC Streetracer SR01

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Streetracer SR01 is the latest offer from BMC in their road series of bikes. SR01 is known for its triple-butted tube sets made with superior quality smooth welding process, giving the bike a lighter weight.

With a very safe carbon-aluminum interface the SR01 was designed with BMC’s integrated skeleton concept. It makes use of a Straightedge SE48 fork directly from BMC and a Shimano 105 cassette. For those who want better handling, Scor MKIII was used for the handlebars, stem and seatpost.

On the other side, Shimano Ultegra products were employed to SR01’s crankset, rear and front derailleur and for the bike’s shifters.

BMC Streetracer SR01 has a Shark color finish, retails for £1599.99 and is available in 5 sizes.

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