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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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2011 Trek Madone 6 Series

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When most people hear about the Trek Madone 6 Series they think of Lance Armstrong. But as in previous years, the 2011 Trek Madone 6 Series is also known for being light, responsive and its overall superb performance.

In 2011, Trek Madone 6 Series includes the 6.9 SSL, 6.9 SSL WSD, 6.7 SSL, 6.7 SSL WSD, 6.5, 6.5 WSD, 6.2, and 6.2 WSD. Four models will use Trek’s SSL technology, which ranks well on a scale from 0 to 10: The stiffness associated with the SSL is at about an 8.5; In regards to strength, the SSL scores around an 8.4; And, its elongation lands just under 5.

All the Trek 2011 Madone 6 series bikes use the popular OCLV carbon. OCLV is patented by Trek, and uses Optimum Compaction, meaning the carbon is compressed. OCLV fiber to resin ratio adds to the strength and sheds some weight.

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Amgen Tour of California 2011 Host Cities

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One of the most popular cycling races in the United States, Amgen Tour of California, announced this mourning the 2011 host cities.

As usual, the race will last eight days and travel over 800 miles. This is the Amgen Tour of California sixth event and starts May 15th through the 22nd 2011.

Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California will start in Lake Tahoe for the first time. The race will end in Amgen’s hometown of Thousand Oaks.

The complete list of newly cities added to the Tour of California for 2011 are South Lake Tahoe (previously stated), North Lake Tahoe-Northstart at Tahoe Resort, North Lake Tahoe-Squaw Valley USA, Auburn, Livermore, Claremont, and Mt. Baldy.

The Tour of California will still stop in Sacramento, Modesto, San Jose, Seaside, Paso Robles, Solvang, Santa Clarita, and Thousand Oaks.

Missing from last year is Davis, and Santa Rosa.

Like previously stated, the 2011 Amgen Tour…

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2011 BMC Team Machine SLR01 Road Bike

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Next to the Impec is the 2011 BMC Team Machine SLR01. The Team Machine was rode by BMC Racing Team member George Hincapie.

The BMC 2011 Team Machine SLR01 combines top quality carbon materials. The seat stays, forks and seatpost are TCC. TCC absorbs vibrations and adds comfort to the 2011 Team Machine.

Two colors, white and red, are available for the 2011 BMC Team Machine. Both colors come with their own groupset. The white Team Machine features SRAM Red, and the red utilizes Campagnolo Super Record.

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Alberto Contador Samples Show Plastic Residues, Possible Blood Transfusion

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Alberto Contador is back in the hot seat for different allegations relating doping. Now, sources say a urine sample taken from Contador unveiled high levels of plastic residues, which are usually found in cases involving a blood transfusion.

Contador’s urine sample was taken July 20th, towards the end of the 2010 Tour de France. That urine sample later tested positive for clenbuterol.

As of now, Contador is suspended by the international cycling federation due to the discovery of clenbuterol in his system. A lab in Cologne, Germany, was the founder of clenbuterol and plastic residue in Contador’s blood.

When a blood transfusion takes place, it can result in a traceable amount of plastic in the blood due to the blood sitting in a plastic bag. The amount of plasticizer in Contador’s blood was eight times the normal amount.

Contador is denying the allegations against him, but if he is found…

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2011 Cinelli Strato Road Bike

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Another color scheme of the 2011 Cinelli Strato road bike was on display at Interbike. This particular Strato features two colors of black and blue–not as flashy as the blue/white/red model.

The Cinelli 2011 Strato is a lightweight frame, running squared off down tubes and seat tubes for added stiffness. A tapered head tube has also been added, making the 2011 Strato a full on dedicated race bike.

Upon ordering, you can request the black/blue color way of the 2011 Strato. You will receive a matching Ram 2 integrated handlebar and Ram seat post with your setup.

Sizes available are XS, S, M, L, XL.

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