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Neil Pryde Launches Performance Road Bikes – The Alize, Diablo

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neilpryde launches performance road bikes alize diablo   Neil Pryde Launches Performance Road Bikes   The Alize, Diablo

When you hear the name Neil Pryde, what comes to mind is Windsurfing Sails, and Rig Supplies, but now the company announced they will release two high performance road bikes.

Neil Pryde and DesignworksUSA have collaborated on two road bikes. As you may know, DesignworksUSA is a subsidiary of the BMW Group. The two will release the Alize and Diablo road bikes, while both will debut at the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg, Germany between August 13th and the 15th 2010.

The Alize road bike went through optimized tube profiling and focuses on aerodynamic performance. The changing aerofoil profile running with the tubes controls the airflow for the frame, forks, wheels and other components. Featuring progressive Kammtail profile in the lower 1/3 of the down tube, and extended trailing edge morphing into a squared off surface allows more efficient transition with the down tube and seat tube.

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2011 Ridley Noah RS Road Bike

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2011 ridley noah rs   2011 Ridley Noah RS Road Bike

For 2011, Ridley from Belgium comes out with the Noah RS road bike. It features the R-flow technology as with the flagship model Noah. The R-Flow Jet fork reduces the turbulent air hitting the spokes, therefore reducing drag by 6.4%. The Noah RS also has the R-Surface paint technology which increases the laminar flow to decrease the drag flow by 3.6% as well strategically positioned at the headtube, downtube and seat tube.

The 2011 Noah RD also features a 1 1/8” straight untapered headtube and maintains the same geometry as the Noah. It has adjustable seatpost and traditional seat stays. The fork is house brand 4ZA Sphinx full carbon.

The frame is made from 30 and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber material with reduced diameter and size of the tube to make it lighter. The full Monocoque frame with internal cable routing will be spec’d with SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing…

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2011 Masi Evoluzione Road Bikes

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2011 masi evoluzione road bikes   2011 Masi Evoluzione Road Bikes

Masi is known for releasing fixed gear and steel bikes, but in 2011 they will dip into the carbon market with the new Evoluzione series.

The Masi 2011 Evoluzione road bikes are constructed around the new Evoluzione frame and fork. Using Masi’s Total Overdrive System which fuses oversized chainstays, and BB30 bottom bracket. They have also lowered the headset by 1.5 inches with a tapered fork steerer tube, making the road bikes very stiff.

For comfort, Masi added seat stays for vertical compliance, and have made them flat horizontally but oval shape vertically.

For components, you have the choice of Shimano Dura Ace, Ultegra and Force, or SRAM 105 and Apex. Shimano models use a High Modulus frame, carbon dropouts and carbon forks. SRAM Evoluzione’s come with a Mid Modulus frame, carbon dropouts, and carbon forks. All models will have internal cable routing and internal guides.

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Scattante Releasing Womens Cycling Apparel

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Scattante has announced they will release a womens specific line of cycling apparel. Hitting shelves first are jerseys and shorts, with Scattante’s motto “designed for women by women.”

The approach for the Scattante Womens cycling wear is a better fit with the right price tag. Divisional Merchandise Manager said “So many more women are getting on bikes these days, from recreational to avid riders,” “They need a line of clothing that is made just for them. We took the feedback we were hearing from women across the country, and incorporated that into the design of the new line. Scattante will offer the best product possible at a tremendous value.”

Scattante will start off the line with two different cycling jerseys, the Brava Jersey retailing at $69.99, and the Womens Team Jersey that retails for $79.99. The Brave features soft fabric and moisture management, and was designed for the…

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Colnago 2011 C59 Italia

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colnago 2011 c59 italia   Colnago 2011 C59 Italia

For 2011, Colnago will release a new flagship road model, known as the C59 Italia. Made of 100% custom carbon fiber, Colnago developed the C59 for 4 years, and now it can be yours.

Colnago painted and designed the 2011 C59 Italia in Italy, with the frame using a master shaped internally ribbed top tube and downtube, plus square chainstays and seatstays have also been added for overall stiffness.

As of now, you have six color options to choose from, black/silver, matte black, white/silver, white/red, white/blue, and black/yellow, but some colors are exclusives to certain retailers/Countries, and you might have to do a little digging. Most retailers are taking pre-orders for the Colnago 2011 C59 Italia frameset, and more than likely a complete build will not be offered.

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Specialized 2011 Dolce Sport Compact Womens Road Bike

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Furthering our view into Specialized 2011 road line, we have some for the women looking for a performance bike, the Dolce Sport Compact.

The 2011 Specialized Dolce Sport Compact the drive, competitiveness, and all the materials as the other road bikes. What you can expect from the Dolce 2011 Sport Compact frameset? A A1 Premium Aluminum frame that is designed for comfort, efficiency, and compliance, Lightweight FACT carbon fork with Zertz inserts.

You will also find on the Specialized Dolce Womens Sport Compact is Shimano Sora STI shifters, Mavic 32 hole rims, Specialized Comp ergonomic alumin handles (women specific), adjustable 4 position alloy stem, and a Riva Road saddle (also women’s specific).

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2011 Campagnolo Khamsin Wheels

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2011 campagnolo khamsin 1 300x300   2011 Campagnolo Khamsin WheelsCampagnolo launches an updated version of Khamsin for 2011. Its main goal was to create a wheel that has excellent features, advanced technology, lighter than the 2010 Khamsin but at a competitive price.

The 2011 Khamsin rims that are light yet durable, thanks to a new production process that the Campy Tech team devised. It carries a brand new wear indicator and new graphics. The rims are anodized black.

There are also reinforced spoke housing for the aluminum hubs which are anodized black. It also features oversized flange on the cassette side of the rear wheel.

The new Khamsin has stainless steel 20 straight-head round spokes at the front. As for the rear, there are 9 spokes on the left and with the G3 geometry, 18 curved-head round spokes are on the cassette side.

The 2011 Campagnolo Khamsin certainly challenges existing performance and reliability by raising the bar for an entry level wheel.

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