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Win Fizik Tour Yellow Arione Saddle & Bar Tape

win fizik tour yellow arione saddle bar tape   Win Fizik Tour Yellow Arione Saddle & Bar Tape

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

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

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

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

eebrake set   EEBrake Set

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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Shimano Carbon 2011 Dura Ace PD-7900 SPD-SL Pedals

shimano carbon 2011 dura ace pd 7900 spd sl pedals   Shimano Carbon 2011 Dura Ace PD 7900 SPD SL Pedals

First we showed you a new wheelset from Shimano, and now for 2011 Shimano brings out the carbon Dura Ace pedals, known as the PD-7900 SPD-SL. The Shimano Carbon 2011 Dura Ace PD-7900 SPD-SL Pedals takes away the aluminum body and adds carbon fiber, which slims the pedals down by 30 grams.

The Shimano 2011 Dura Ace Pedals use a stainless steel plate allowing a nice durable surface for the cleat, plus you can move your foot around without tearing into the carbon. Following, the axles and bearings are held with a billet aluminum cylinder which is bonded to the interior, and each pedal has three sets of bearings. Weighing in at 248 grams, releasing September 2010. Retail price is $349.99.

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Amira S-Works from Specialized

Amira S Works from Specialized 300x180   Amira S Works from SpecializedThe S-Works Amira road bike by Specialized has an aggressive geometric design and top-shelf spec and is a carbon fiber race bike with a specified size tubing. It is the 2010 new women’s bike by the California Company, Specialized. The bike is specifically created with an integrated S-Works crank and deep-section Royal 45 wheels of Shimano Dura-Ace, weighing 14.7 pounds in a 51cm bike.

The Amira replaces the Ruby, as it is categorized as an endurance road bike; it stays in the line, though. The Ruby has a higher head tube and vibration-damping Zertz inserts in the chainstays and in the fork legs. In comparison, the Amira seat tube tapers from a massive junction at the bottom bracket to a rounder tube at the top tube.

The Amira is available with the new S-Works 52/36 chainrings or with the standard 53/39. It also features the head tube tapers from 1…

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