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Contador Tests Positive for Clenbuterol

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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

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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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2011 Cervelo R3

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Although the spotlight at Cervelo during Interbike was the R5ca, the R3 was also noted due to some changes that gives this road bike the same rigidity as with the R5ca but at a lower cost. The 2011 R3 has a tapered headtube, new tube shape and BBright which is an oversized bottom bracket. The BB shell is 79mm wide with internal press-in bearings. It uses 30mm cranks and BB style aluminum spindle which must be 11mm wide.

The geometry and fit for the R3 has been modified which makes the stack and reach of the bike directly proportional to the frame size. It is also longer and lower than what most people would prefer. Cervelo product manager Chris Bastie further points out, “If you ride a 58cm R3 now, you’ll fit the exact same frame size in a 2011 R3.”

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2011 Litespeed Archon C1R

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For 2011, Litespeed launches its top of the line aerodynamic carbon bike, the Archon C1R. It comes in five sizes and is 150 grams lighter than its predecessor, the CR1. Litespeed uses the Reactive Pressure Molding process on the Archon C1R which meant that during the construction process, a carbon manufacturing technique that allows control on the internal form and thickness of the wall.

The Archon C1R has torsional stiffness on the headtube and increased level of stiffness on the bottom bracket. It features an aerodynamic seat mast design and aero shrouded water bottle mounting. The CEO of American Bicycle Group Peter Hurley, shares his enthusiasm over the new bike, “Our entire team has worked exceedingly hard to construct a carbon aero road bike that rides like no other and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.”

Hurley further adds, “The value of taking the time and energy to…

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Danny Shane Eco Cycling Jerseys

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Danny Shane has been manufacturing stylish cycling apparel (especially jerseys) for the past three years. Aside from providing fashionable pieces, it is also eco-friendly. Danny Shane clothing uses renewable resources and recycled material as part of being environment conscious. Spurred with the love for cycling, Danny Shane releases new jerseys which uses bamboo white ash infused in the polyester cloth. This results to a jersey which has a natural moisture-wicking quality that guarantee no itching or irritation when worn.

The Danny Shane Jersey has a racing cut and a hidden zipper to keep the aerodynamic design in place. It features turbulence-resistant shoulders, sleeves, and neck areas. It has two lines, the Retrospective Racing Jerseys and the Tartan Race Jerseys. The Retro Jerseys features classic Tour de France race designs while the Tartan Jerseys showcases different shades and designs of plaid.

The Retro Jerseys retails for $119 while the Tartan Jerseys are…

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2011 Shimano Eyewear

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2011 shimano eyewear 1 300x155   2011 Shimano EyewearShimano comes out with a new eyewear range for 2011. The new line is composed of the S60R, S60R-PH, S50X, S40R and the S40RS. The sunglasses will be available in January.

Top of the line is the S60R which has anti-scratch and a anti-fog lens. It features Shimano’s Metal Fit Design. A stainless steel plate is used to connect two separate frames which allows you to adjust the eyewear to your desired fit. The S60R also gives you UV400 protection. On the other hand, the S60R-PH features photochromatic lenses. Both models have color options of brilliant blue, metallic white and metallic black.

The Shimano S50X comes with three sets of lenses and is made for daily use including cycling or other activities. RX-clips are available for this model and for the S40RS. The S40RS is a smaller model of the current S40R. It comes in colors of sky blue, ice…

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2011 BMC Race Machine RM01 Road Bike

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Using Swiss design and technology, BMC introduces the 2011 Race Machine RM01 road bike.

The BMC 2011 Race Machine RM01 adopted the Team Machine design, with the triangle shape tubing placed between the top tube and down tube. A sturdy bottom bracket ensures power is transferred to the road and not lost.

A TCC carbon seatpost is used, which absorbs vibration to ensure riding longer periods.

The 2011 BMC Race Machine RM01 features a tapered steerer tube on the TCC fork, adding stiffness and steering precision.

Two colors are available, white and blue, but the interesting part is the component options for each. The 2011 Race Machine in white comes with SRAM and Easton components, and the blue model uses Shimano, Easton, and Mavic.

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