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2011 Pinarello FP1

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From Pinarello comes the FP1, its top model aluminum bike. Taking after its Dogma line for extreme rigidity, the 2011 Pinarello FP1 has 6061 aluminum alloy tubes and Shimano 105 Tiagra components.

This is an ideal bike for entry level cyclists at a retail price of £1,199.00. Available in 7 sizes, the FP1 frame underwent triple layer T6 treatment infused with magnesium and silicon components for intensified casting.

The 2011 Pinarello FP1 has TIG weldings and is highly responsive with its Onda™ Carbon 30HM12K fork 1″ 1/8 integral system and Onda™ FP Carbon 30HM3K rear monostay. The frame weighs 1300 grams and has a sloping of 44-46….

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Aero Hand Shield Thermal Protection

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BreezeBlockers came out with an innovative answer to cold hands with the release of their latest range of aerodynamic bike shields. They are all scientifically tested and proven effective, offering added protection in cold weather.

The Aero Hand Shield Thermal protection is guaranteed to be lightweight and lasting made out from durable recycled materials. It is ergonomically designed to fit all types of handlebars compatible with different widths from 42, 44 and 46 cm handlebars adaptable with Velcro or cable ties.

To reduce drag at the speed of 18 to 24 mph the Aero Hand Shield provides an aerodynamic design. Also offered in its architecture is thermal protection and ergonomics. It is trendy and stylist and is made from carbon fiber/ABS plastic materials weighing only 49 grams and ensures maximum protection from extreme conditions. Now retailing for £19.99 a pair….

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2011 Masi Speciale Strada

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For 2011, go back in time with a retro-fitted steel road bike with the Masi Speciale Strada where old school meets the latest in cycling components. It retails for $875 and gives you a sarsparilla colored road bike in six sizes (49cm, 51cm, 53cm, 56cm, 58cm and 60cm).

The 2011 Masi Speciale Strada has a chromo double butted frame which was TIG welded for durability. It also has a fully chrome fork with Tektro dual pivot brakes and Shimano Tiagra components.

Making each detail count, Masi included top tube cable routing, MKS Sylvan pedals, Dura Ace downtube shifters and gum rubber hood.

The 2011 Masi Speciale Strada comes with Formula hubs, Weinmann LP-18 rims, stainless steel spokes and Kenda 700x23c tires. It also has Ritchey Logic LB headset, Masi alloy handlebar with 3-D forged stem.

Via: UrbanVelo

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2011 Bontrager Affinity Saddle

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Bontrager releases a new line from the makings of its inForm Science of Comfort technology, the 2011 Affinity saddle. Bontrager made Affinity for riders that take to riding on an upright position for both road and off-road trails. The Affinity series features size specific curvature as well as a posture specific design. With gender specific measurements, the saddles also has a unique contour relief zone and different density padding.

The Affinity saddle features hollow titanium rails and a synthetic leather cover. The saddle is different from other Bontrager saddles because it has lower tails. The foam on the rear is firmer while the foam on the nose is much softer for better comfort.

The Affinity RL weighs in at 236g and retails at $99.99. The RLX has a 203g and retails at $129.99….

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2011 Stevens Ventoux Road Race Bike

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Stevens Bikes from Germany unfolds the Ventoux road race bike for 2011. It was designed based on surveys and tests conducted in Europe with feedback from cycling enthusiasts. Weighing 965g, the Ventoux has a carbon UD HMF monocoque hybrid superlite frame and a full carbon SL UD 1 1/8″-1 1/2″ fork. It also gives an option for electronic Dura Ace components.

Vince Caceres from Stevens Bikes Canada adds that it’s a “stiff long-distance comfort bike”. With a Ritchey carbon seat post and pressfit bottom bracket, the Ventoux is not only comfortable, it is also very stiff. It also features FSA integrated 42 headset with carbon cap.

The 2011 Stevens Ventoux comes in 7 sizes and in colors of carbon red and white. The Di2 model comes in white with embedded wiring. It retails at $2500.

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2011 Rolf Prima TT85, TDF Wheels

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Rolf Prima has not been known to make a lot of waves in the bike world, but it must not be taken for granted. Coming out in 2011 are the Rolf Prima TT85 and the TDF deep section carbon tubular wheels. These are made around 23mm wide and 85mm deep carbon rims carefully hand-laced with 12 spokes from front to rear for stiffness and aerodynamic performance. The two wheelsets are created on Rolf’s Tdf 4.4 hubset of titanium freehub body and quick releases, which maintains a much lighter weight. The TT85 weighs 1685gms and Tdf 85 weighs 1695gms each pair respectively. The two deep-section wheelsets have a cost price of $2200 per pair.

In addition to these new releases, Rolf Prima upgraded the Tdf 58 with 16 spokes to the front and 16 at the rear for added stiffness. To complete its expanded range of paired spokes for 2011, it…

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2011 Colnago Flight TT – Triathlon Bike

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The Colnago Flight has lead Pierrick Fedrigo in winning the 2010 Criterium International, and for 2011 the Colnago Flight will take others on a winning streak.

The 2011 Colnago Flight is made for time trial, but supports those who endure in triathlon racing. The frame went under advanced computational fluid dynamic techniques to ensure speed.

Also assisting in speed for the Colnago 2011 Flight is the wind tunnel testing. This procedure tested the aerodynamics throughout the carbon monocoque frame. Drag is also minimal due to the internal cable routing.

Only colorway available is the shown red/black/white. Upon ordering, you can request a forward triathlon position, or road position for time trials.

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