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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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Win Fizik Tour Yellow Arione Saddle & Bar Tape

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You now have the chance to win a Fizik Team Replica Yellow Arione CX saddle and handlebar kits, all for the 97th Tour de France. Fi’zi:k is giving away 21 limited edition packages, representing the 21 stages of the Tour de France.

In order for you to win the Fizik Tour Yellow Arione Saddle & Bar Tape, go to the official website, click on the link “Win a Stage of the Tour de France and register. Each mourning, Fizik will randomly select a registered user, but if you don’t win the first stage, register for stage 2 and so fourth. At the end of the tour, 10 names will also be pulled for a special prize.

Winners will be announced on Fizik Facebook and Twitter page. Additional information on the Team Yellow Replica Fizik Arione Saddle, the kit retails for $190, and comes in a limited…

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Fulcrum Racing 7 Wheelset

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racing 7 wheelset from fulcrum 1 300x300   Fulcrum Racing 7 Wheelset The Fulcrum Racing 7 is now better than before. Fulcrum made them lighter and included a wear indicator to easily detect if your wheels need replacing. The rim is made from aluminum with a depth of 24mm and is colored black anodized and with updated graphics in white.

The hubs are oversized and with sealed cylindrical bearings. They are also available in a black anodized finish and made from aluminum. The front hub has upgraded spoke seats while the rear hub has a drive side flange, which is oversized. The rear wheel has 24 spokes laced consistent with Fulcrum’s 2:1 geometric technology. The spokes are stainless steel with a consistent thickness and round spoking. For the rear wheel, it has 16 stainless steel spokes on the drive side and 8 straight pull spokes on the non-drive side. The front wheel has 20 2mm spokes radially laced to enhance aerodynamics.

The Fulcrum…

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Specialized 2011 Roubaix

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specialized 2011 roubaix 300x182   Specialized 2011 RoubaixAt Keystone Resort, Colorado, Specialized launched its 2011 product presentation. Rumors against its product endorser, rider Fabian Cancellara for “mechanical doping” allegedly conspired with Specialized in rigging up 430Watt Duracell battery as an extra booster.

However, the Shimano Di2 electric shifting could be wired to the 2011 Specialized Roubaix bike. Incorporated in its state of the art carbon frame is its electric capacity option.

Specialized engineers added the innovative structure of the frame, making it much stiffer than the added external tweaks of last year. Likewise, for more effective bladder molding, the Zertz was out of the seatstay. In addition, the new top tube is wide enough to wrap the head tube. V

The 2011 bike is definitely far much stiffer than its forerunner with a 56cm frame weighing 965 grams while last year’s version was 1,064 grams. “Getting rid of the flat surfaces may seem minor, but it has a huge effect,”…

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USADA’s First Quarter Doping Stats

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usadas first quarter doping stats 300x130   USADAs First Quarter Doping StatsThe results are in for the first quarter of 2010. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency releases its report on tests made and a number of violations per sport. Out of the 1,868 doping control tests, a total of seven violations were gathered. Out of the seven, three were taken from non-analytical positives, one was found for a stimulant, another was found for an anabolic agent, one more for both (anabolic and stimulant) agents and lastly, one positive for marijuana.

In the cycling scene, only David Clinger was caught while the rest were mostly from the track & field sport. Clinger was sentenced to a two-year ban after having tested for synthetic testosterone and modafinil.

Val Barnwell, a Masters track & field athlete, was also caught positive with testosterone prohormones. This is indicative that testing for doping should not be limited to Elite levels alone.

On the report, it is interesting to note that…

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EEBrake Set

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eeBrakes under the brand eeCyle Works takes the original and builds on for a improved brake. First, the EEBrake Set geometry has changed to fit wider rims, while the leverage received a fine tuning for power and consistency. EECycle made sure the EEBrake set will work with all levers on the market, including Shimano products. Lastly, the cable adjustment features a redesign for overall better cable alignment. Retail price ranges from $569 to $609 depending on the finish and pads you choose.

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