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Mad Fiber Full Carbon Wheelset

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Rolled out at the Tour of California, and getting ready to run into production is the Mad Fiber Full Carbon Wheelset. Weighing in at 1085 grams a set, the Mad Fiber full carbon fiber wheels are the first production, and Ric Hjertberg has returned as the companies president to wheel manufacturing.

The front Mad Fiber carbon wheel utilizes a carbon shelled hub, while using a alloy axle, giving the wheel a unique look. Taking the wheels in a different direction, Mad Fiber took the carbon spokes and bonded to the hub and rim. This technique made sure high levels of stress was eliminated compared to drilling or molding. Another feature is the creation of spoke tension, first the spokes are bonded to the rim and flanges, then the flanges are pushed to the edge of the hub, which pushes the spokes, creating tension. Mad Fiber Full…

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BMC Jerseys from Hincapie Velocity

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bmc jerseys from hincapie velocity 1 245x300   BMC Jerseys from Hincapie VelocityHincapie Velocity promotes the latest team jerseys for the BMC Racing Team. The only choice in cyclewear for George Hincapie and the rest of the team, the jerseys made by Hincapie Velocity gives the added advantage to attain maximum performance in cycling.

The BMC US National Champion Jersey is designed with stars and stripes in colors red, white and blue. Made from moisture-wicking Lycra, it is light to wear and conforms well to its users shape and build. It has mesh panels for ventilation, making the jersey breathable. The BMC US National Champion Jersey is available in short sleeves, fitted and has 12 panels to make you ride with the wind better. Retail price is $99.99.

The BMC Team Jersey also has all the features of the National Champion Jersey. The color of the jersey is black on red with white lettering. It also retails for $99.99. both jersey come in five…

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SRAM Red Tour de France Yellow Groupset

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Former and current Tour de France champions racing this year will ride with the new SRAM Red Limited Tour Edition groupset, including Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, Carlos Sastre, Oscar Pereiro (not racing). The four cyclists listed have won the last 11 Tour de France races, with Lance winning the most. This was a huge part of the launch.

Last year, SRAM Red had a big year, with Alberto Contador winning the 2009 Tour, Andy Schleck coming in 2nd, and Lance Armstrong in 3rd. All had in common: they came equipped with SRAM Red. The SRAM Red Tour de France Yellow Groupset is available to the public in September 2010 in limited quantities.

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2011 Scott F01 Aero Road Bike

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Displayed first by video, the 2011 Scott F01 Aero Road Bike will take part in the 2010 Tour de France by Mark Cavendish, Bernard Eisel and other HTC-Columbia team riders.

The Scott 2011 F01 Aero Road Bike transfers the stiffness and weight from the Scott Addict, but make the bike more aerodynamic, resembling the Plasma 3 Time Trial and Triathlon bike from last years Tour de France. After completion, the Scott F01 2011 weighs 840 grams, and is said to be one of the most aerodynamic frames on the market.

First tested at the Mercedes Benz Gran Prix wind tunnel, and due to the tubing which is a virtually flat trailing edge, the 2011 Scott F01 Aero can eliminate drag between 20% – 30%. Also comparing the F01 Aero to the Addict, the F01 uses a stiffer bottom bracket and rear hub. Lastly, the front triangle is…

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2011 Trek Madone Road Bike Lineup

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Trek unveils the new 2011 Madone Road Bike lineup, which claimed by Trek are lighter, pricing is wide spread, and more features. The Trek 6 series SSL 2011 which is apart of the Madone series is 100 grams lighter than last years model, plus the 5 series models received some big changes as well.

The new 2011 Trek Madone 6 Series SSL is lighter due to a new carbon fiber used by Trek called OCLV Hex SL. OCLV Hex SL brings the same stiffness just like the high modulus carbon but is uses twice the elongation properties, and four times the strength. Trek’s product engineer Chris Pomering stated “you won’t see many others using it due to the fact that the US Government declares it Defense grade material, and therefore it is prohibited to be shipped outside the NATO alliance”.

While the Trek SSL Road Bike can…

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Felt recalls 2009 Road Bike models

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felt recalls 2009 road bike models 1 300x92   Felt recalls 2009 Road Bike modelsFelt Bicycles formally announces a voluntary recall of approximately 2,100 Felt bicycles with models of B12, B16 and S32. They were sold from October 2008 through May 2010 at a price range of $2,300-$3,100.

The road bikes were manufactured by ADK Technology Limited from China. The recall was in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. This was due to seven reports that the bicycle fork steer tubes broke while in use, resulting in injury.

Although only minor injuries were suffered, Felt Bicycles requested the recall to avoid future accidents. The B12 road bikes have carbon fiber frames and forks with aluminum steer tubes. They also come in gloss silver/carbon colors.

The B16 have the same makings but comes in matte black/red. The S32 road bikes have aluminum frames and steer tubes with carbon fiber forks. They are available in colors gloss white/red.

For customers who own the recalled models, please contact your…

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Tour de France iPhone Pop Quiz

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tour de france iphone pop quiz 200x300   Tour de France iPhone Pop QuizJust in time for the Tour de France: A new pop quiz application was developed by Ron Cyger for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch. The KnowPro Tour de France quiz is a software designed to test how much knowledge you have when it comes to the famed race.

The application is based on facts, history, personalities and racers involved in the most celebrated race in the cycling arena. It allows for more than a hundred questions on the Tour. You can personalize the application depending on the number of questions you want to answer and on the level of difficulty.

Sample trivia questions are:
“Who was the first rider from Holland to win the polka-dot jersey?”
“how many stages were in the first Tour de France?”

The KnowPro Tour de France Pop Quiz application costs $1.99 and will take up 15.2 MB space on your iPhone or iPod. You can buy the application here.

Cyger has been…

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