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2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa Frameset

2011 bianchi tipo corsa frameset   2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa Frameset

Italian bicycle manufacturer, Bianchi, will re-release the Tipo Corsa Frameset for 2011.

The 2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa, also known as the “Race Type”, is definitely a retro model, using the ever popular Celeste green and chrome throughout its steel frame.

The forks you see with the 2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa will be all chrome just like the Pista Classica. Braze-ons have been added for downtube shifters–another classic addition.

As of now, a retail price has not been announced on the 2011 Bianchi Tipo Corsa frameset. Available March 2011.

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2011 BMC Time Machine TT01, TT02 Time Trial

2011 bmc time machine tt01 tt02 time trial   2011 BMC Time Machine TT01, TT02 Time Trial

Dressed up as a complete at InterBike, the 2011 BMC Time Machine TT01 and TT02 is available only as a frameset.

First we introduce the 2011 BMC Time Machine TT01, which is manufactured in Switzerland using the 3-P system. The 3-P system collects all key measurements from cyclists, then the frame is manufactured for the individual. A part of the frameset is the BMC TT01 Carbon fork. One color scheme is available, passion red/naked carbon and a gloss finish.

Taking a step down from the TT01 is the 2011 BMC TT02. Built on stability, the BMC 2011 Time Machine TT02 uses a custom carbon seatpost, triple butted aluminum, and airfoil continuum. Also, only available as a frameset, the forks are Blade TT02. Colorways are offered in pure white/naked carbon and gloss finish.

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Gore 25th Anniversary Cycling Apparel Collection

gore 25th anniversary cycling apparel collection   Gore 25th Anniversary Cycling Apparel Collection

Gore is celebrating its 25th year Anniversary with a special cycling collection. The Gore 25th Anniversary collection, also known as the Jubilee collection, features a set of men’s and women’s apparel. The collection was done up in white and silver to celebrate 25 years.

For the men’s side we have the Oxygen jacket (£159.99), Oxygen Jersey (£74.99), and Ozon bibtights (£109.99). On the women’s side is the 25th Anniversary Phantom So jacket (£129.99), Ozon Lady jersey (£74.99), and Ozon Lady tights (£84.99)

Also photographed is the original jacket from 1985, a true piece of cycling history, which appears in orange. Release date for the collection is March 2011.

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2011 Scott Addict RC Road Bike

2011 scott addict rc road bike   2011 Scott Addict RC Road Bike

Mark Cavendish won 5 stages in the 2010 Tour de France on the Scott Addict RC, and Scott dealers should be receiving the 2011 model soon.

The 2011 Scott Addict RC weighs in at 14.32 pounds, with the frame and fork constructed of HMX-Net fiber, and IMP 3 tech. The bike is staked with Shimano Dura Ace drivetrain, and a mixture of Ritchey Superlogic – WCS carbon components.

A smooth ride is provided by Mavic Ksyrium SL wheelset, and Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires. Colors on the 2011 Addict RC are black, yellow, and white, which are the same as the HTC Columbia – Scott team jerseys.

Retail price is at $8,999.

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Garneau Vorttice Aerodynamic Helmet

Louis-Garneau brings to you Vorttice, the aerodynamic helmet which aims to make you go faster. The Vorttice is a result from a balance of expert training and feedback from athletes worldwide. It has a design that maximizes the aerodynamic features of the helmet. Patent for the helmet is still pending though.

The Vorttice features the dimpled technology on the front, allows the airflow to be close to the helmet, hugging over the dents when hitting the vortex generator at the top of the helmet. The shape of the Vorttice lets it take on wind that comes from different directions without slowing you down.

It also has a direct air intake or main vent on the front, at the highest pressure point, which takes in the blunt force of the wind and redirects it in three evacuation channels inside the helmet, keeping it well ventilated and lets the air exit freely at…

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Contador Tests Positive for Clenbuterol

contador tests positive for clenbuterol 300x200   Contador Tests Positive for ClenbuterolUCI released that Tour de France winner Alberto Contador tested positive for banned substance Clenbuterol yesterday. Contador issued a statement that the cause for the said positive result was due to contaminated meat he ate during the last Tour de France.

The drug test was taken last July 21st and on August 24, UCI informed Contador that they had found a small trace of clenbuterol in his urine. The amount was 50 picograms. Clenbuterol is a drug which boosts aerobic activity and increases the capacity of the blood to carry oxygen. It also helps metabolize fat and acts as a decongestant for asthma patients. UCI provisionally suspended the Spanish cyclist.

Contador held a press conference to address the numerous reactions and feedback regarding the latest scandal that rocked the cycling community.

“It is a case of food contamination to which I was the victim…The UCI itself affirmed in front of me that…

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2011 Eddy Merckx EMX-7 Anniversary Limited Edition: $21,000

2011 eddy merckx emx 7 limited edition 21000 road bike   2011 Eddy Merckx EMX 7 Anniversary Limited Edition: $21,000

If you were a world famous cyclists, how would you celebrate your 65th birthday? Eddy Merckx will launch a 2011 EMX-7 Anniversary road bike in celebration of his birthday and 525 victories.

The 2011 Eddy Merckx EMX-7 Anniversary features Merckx’s major wins on special lightweight carbon fiber wheels. This EMX-7 has Xs weaved throughout the frame, internal cable routing, among many more features, making It unlike any other released.

Building the 2011 Eddy Merckx EMX-7 Anniversary Bike was accomplished with three factors in mind. First, the company concentrated on the stiffness in the headtube. From there, designers turned their attentions to the shaping. Lastly, they focused on its aerodynamics.

We were told only 200 will release, and at the time 50 were already sold. What is jaw dropping is the retail price, which comes in at a whopping $21,000! Rumor has it actor/comedian Robin Williams is after…

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