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Specialized 2011 Cyclewear

specialized 2011 cyclewear 1 300x300   Specialized 2011 CyclewearSpecialized comes out with its 2011 apparel for recreational and competitive cycling. Released are the Enduro Shorts, Demo Shorts, Cascade Jersey and Deflect Jacket.

The Enduro short is for cross country enthusiasts. It has a removable liner that’s separate form the shorts. It has adjustable waist straps and a sliding front snap locks to keep you secured. It also features the Body Geometry Comp pad to allow better blood flow and pressure support. With mesh front panels and shell panels for ventilation and better functionality, the Enduro Shorts has a MSRP of $120.00.

The Demo Short is for freeride cycling, it is made from nylon/polyester material with functional Velcro hand and back pockets. It comes just below the knees with functional belt loops and internal waits adjustment. It has a 15.5” inseam and MSRP of $80.00.

The Cascade Top uses a vaporized field sensor fabric that pulls moisture from the skin towards the…

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Fifth Stage Win for Cavendish-Stage 20 TdF

fifth stage win for cavendish stage 20 tdf 300x198   Fifth Stage Win for Cavendish Stage 20 TdFMark Cavendish of HTC-Columbia adds Stage 20 of Tour de France to his name as he bested Alessandro Petacchi of Lampre-Farnese and Julian Dean of Garmin-Transitions at the 102.5km ride from Longjumeau to Paris. Alberto Contador remains at the top overall, winning his third Tour de France in four years.

The stage began about half an hour later due to a media circus when leading team classification Radioshack has its riders Lance Armstrong and the rest, wearing black jerseys with the number 28. This was a tribute to the 28 million cancer patients worldwide, however UCI forbade them to ride in it and ordered them to get back into team jerseys or get disqualified. After some media exposure, team RadioShack team complied.

The stage began with a breakaway of 12 riders at 35km, including Lance Armstrong. They maintained a 20 second lead but sprinters began to dominate and…

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WTB Valcon, Silverado Road and MTB Saddles Go Carbon

wtb valcon silverado road mtb saddles carbon   WTB Valcon, Silverado Road and MTB Saddles Go Carbon

WTB‘s popular saddles for road and mountain bikes will receive a upgrade that will release towards the end of this year. Those seats are the Valcon and Silverado.

The WTB Valcon and Silverado will now use carbon fiber rails and carbon composite shells. Silverado is a popular mountain bike saddle, while the Valcon is primarily used for road bikes, but off road as well. This upgrade will reduce the weight by 30 grams, compared to the previous titanium rails. Overall weight for the Silverado is 170 grams, and the Valcon at 165 grams.

Another change, which is more noticeably is the embossed microfiber covers, lowering the weight a bit compared to the leather covers. Still, both seats will feature the WTB DNA padding, while the Valcon will receive the LuxZone cutout. For protecting the back part of the Silverado saddle, Kevlar has been added…

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Cancellara Wins Stage 19 Tour de France 2010, Contador Still Wears Yellow Jersey

cancellara wins stage 19 tour de france 2010 contador still wears yellow jersey   Cancellara Wins Stage 19 Tour de France 2010, Contador Still Wears Yellow Jersey

Stage 19 of the 2010 Tour de France was one to remember. At the start of Stage 19, Alberto Contador had a 8 second lead on Andy Schleck, but Schleck had promised to give his all in the time trial, and going after the yellow jersey.

Other then climbs, Contador is known for his time trial ability, and was favored to win the stage. With winds picking up which affected Schleck, Contador kept riding.

Winning stage 19 was Fabian Cancellara. Contador came in 45th place, finishing 4 minutes, 52 seconds behind, and Schleck finished in 41st, 5 minutes 9 seconds behind Cancellara. Dennis Menchov of Rabobank pushed Samuel Sanchez out of third place.

From the start of the time trial, a rumored spread that he had a 4 second lead over Schleck. Throughout the stage, Contador continued to extended that lead, and now is…

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Genesis 2011 Bikes

genesis 2011 bikes 5 300x200   Genesis 2011 BikesGenesis showcases its 2011 collection of road bikes which features the usual steel and branding except for some few tweaks. Here’s what’s coming soon in 2011.

Alfine-equipped Day One is in its final stage on the drawing boards and is designed with a hub-geared, drop-barred cyclocross iron and a Reynolds 520 frame. It uses the Versa 8 speed integrated lever shifting for its hub and for its stopping power, the Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes. Its longer rack mount braze-ons give more clearance on the disc. It has a price tag of £1000.

The Vapour CX bike in matt olive finish with gloss decals is obviously attractive. It has a Tiagra drivertrain with 2300 non-series chainset and a Tektro cantis coupled with secondary levers. Its cable stop is on the fork crown not hanging by the spacer stack which results to less prone to wobble braking. It has a…

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Shimano R063 Road Shoe

shimano sh r063 road shoe 300x225   Shimano R063 Road ShoeFor any type of cycling adventure whether on mere road bike riding or bike trekking, the Shimano R063 Road Shoe will assure you comfort and durability. It is the perfect shoe fit for riding and recreational comfort. It gives you the experience that any professional rider would require which releases the competitive nature in you.

It is fitted with a fiberglass reinforced polymide sole which offers a combination of optimum stiffness and adherence to club and sport riders alike. It is made of stretch resistant synthetic leather and has a mesh that ensures ventilated lasting use and fit to the tee. On its heels you will find a reflective detailing which adds visibility in low light conditions. In addition, for comfort and support, a dual hook and loop straps are provided.

The Shimano R063 Road Shoe has a tag price of $79.99 and only comes in black with grey details.

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Shimano 2011 Road shoes

shimano 2011 road shoes 1 300x187   Shimano 2011 Road shoesShimano reveals its 2011 road shoes with models R315, R133, R106, R087 and R077. These new models will be released in September.

For the R087, not many changes were made from its older model, the R086. It still has a fiberglass reinforced nylon sole which you can use for three bolt and two bolt cleats. The graphics on the upper is now of flowing lines. The RO87 retails for £79.99.

The R077 only differs from the R076 on the graphics. The fiberglass sole and triple hook-and-loop closure is still used and the price remains the same, £69.99.

The R315 features Rovenica ultra-fine synthetic fabric upper material. The holes for ventilation are sized bigger than its older model the R310. It costs £269.99.

A new ratchet style for closure is one of the R106’s features. With fiberglass reinforced composite sole and amazing graphics, it costs £109.99.

The R133 comes with a multi-layer…

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