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Blue Axino 2011 Road Bike

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2011 axino road bike 300x225   Blue Axino 2011 Road BikeThe 2011 Axino Road Bike is the latest model creation from Blue Competition Cycles. The Axino is made with a monocoque construction and weighs less than 1000 grams. It has seatstays that are adjusted to make bumpy rides more comfortable.

The Blue Axino 2011 has a tapered headtube with cable housing. The cables go through the carbon tubes inside the frame. The rear brake housing is tucked forward to avoid brushing against your knee. It has a BB30 bottom bracket that has the Direct Drive technology; The one-piece bottom bracket and chainstay structure is not easily dislodged because of it.

The 2011 Axino Road Bike comes with the Aerus carbon seatpost, handlebars and alloy stem. It has a water bottle, carbon cage and Prologo saddle. The frameset retails for $2100.

Targeting one-day classics and crits, you can also avail of the Axino with SRAM Red, 303 carbon clinchers,…

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Blue RC8 Road Bike

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rc8 road bike 300x171   Blue RC8 Road BikeThe RC8 is one of Blue Competition Cycles’ top road bike frames. Ideal for triathlons as well, the RC8 is made with a full carbon frame with the use of lugs and tubes. The RC8 frameset also features Aerus Composites T700 with C4SL carbon aero fork with carbon dropouts of 335 grams.

The Blue RC8 road bike comes with the SRAM Red components. Tires are Vittoria Diamante Pro rubber with HED Ardennes C2 wheels. The bars, stem and seatpost is still from Aerus which includes the Aerus Conquest T700 Mono Box bottom bracket shell.

The RC8 road bike is available in eight sizes (XS, SM, ST, MD, MT, ML, LG, XL) and the frameset comes in colors red and blue. Retail price for the frameset is $1,900.00. It is also compatible with Shimano components.

For the complete RC8 with SRAM Red, the retail price is $6,100.00. With…

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Sigma Sport Data Center 2.0 Bicycle Software

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data center 2 0 software 300x207   Sigma Sport Data Center 2.0 Bicycle SoftwareSigma Sport brings the updated Data Center bicycle software to Version 2.0. The new software allows you to transfer data from your bike computer to your PC easily. The Data Center 2.0 software has functions which can analyze and evaluate your trip. It then gives you a report on your training’s progress.

To be used with Topline 2009 and ROX bike computers, the Data Center 2.0 features illustrations like graphs, charts and tables to give you a clear view of your bike rides. The integrated statistics is there to give you a comprehensive analysis on trails, routes, speed and distance.

The Data Center 2.0 software is compatible with MAC OS X and Windows. Simple to use, you can avail of the new version for $11.99.

Windows system requirements
Pentium® 4 2 GHz or higher, 1GB RAM
Windows 7, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, Enterprise (incl. 64-Bit), Windows XP SP 2 or…

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Focus Izalco Extreme 2010

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izalco extreme 2010 by focus 300x300   Focus Izalco Extreme 2010Focus introduces the 2010 Izalco Extreme road bike which boasts of having the perfect balance for comfort and stiffness. The Izalco underwent modifications based on feedback from Team Milram riders.

The Izalco Extreme now has a new high-modular carbon frame with internal cable routing. It features a tapered head tube, BB30 bottom bracket, 3T bars, stem, seatpost, a Fizik Arione saddle and a 3T Funda Pro tapered fork. The modified road bike uses SSPS (stable stiffness per size) which controls the increase in tube diameter when adjusted, maintaining overall stiffness of the road bike.

Other changes in the Izalco Extreme includes seat stays decreased ti a 27.2mm seat post, Elbowed Comfort rearstays which is incorporated to its design to make the seatstays comfortable together with the chainstays, and reinforced cable tunnels.

All-Shimano drivetrain minus the TRP brakes with Zipp 303/404 combination hubs and Continental Grand Prix Attack/Force tires completes the German made road…

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Stage 2 Tour de France Goes to Chavanel

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stage 2 tour de france goes to chavanel 300x180   Stage 2 Tour de France Goes to ChavanelStage 2 was set for another day of crashes on Tour de France 2010 but Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) emerged victorious among the rest, winning the stage and ranking first overall.

Chavanel led the break as early as the 10k mark. It consisted of Chavanel and seven other riders. Maintaining control of the lead, he was able to avoid the crash behind him and win the stage.

Chavanel explains, “I didn’t know what was going on behind me, although I did hear there’d been a crash. All I know is that I gave it everything I had. But whether the stage ended up being neutralized or not, it doesn’t take anything away from my win.”

Several crashes took place on the descent of the Col du Stockeu which involved Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Fränk and Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans, Bradley Wiggins and Christian Vande Velde. Aside from the…

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Bike Doctor iPhone App

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bike doctor iphone app   Bike Doctor iPhone AppBike Doctor is the latest cycling application which shows you how to repair a bicycle part from your iPhone or iPod Touch. Created to quelch that fear of not knowing what to do should your bicycle break down, the Bike Doctor shows you all the things you need to know to make sure your ride is kept in working order.

The application is simple and easy to use. You simply point to the bike part you want to repair and the software gives you step-by-step instructions to follow. It even gives you the list of tools you need to use in repair. It is good to note that the tools needed are mostly your basic cycling repair and maintenance tools.

The new application provides different repair and maintenance routines like how to keep your bike lubricated to how to adjust the rear derailleur.

Beginners in the sport will truly appreciate…

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Petacchi Wins Stage 1 Tour de France 2010

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petacchi wins stage 1 tour de france 2010 300x218   Petacchi Wins Stage 1 Tour de France 2010The Tour de France 2010 Stage 1 was won by Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese) with an amazing sprint at the finish line. He stealthily avoided the crashes which dominated the first stage of the Tour de France. With his win, Petacchi holds the green jersey.

Petacchi said, “I am here to sprint and win, so it is not a surprise that I won. I had good legs and my team delivered me well to the line. Crashing is part of sprinting and I avoided the crashes. Even if Cavendish had not crashed, who is to say I would not have won? I think I made a good sprint and would have won anyway.”

There were three major crashes late into the stage. The first crash was caused by someone’s dog that got loose right in the middle of the peloton. The second crash involved Mark Cavendish, Jeremy Hunt and Oscar Freire while the…

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