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

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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

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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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Shimano Dura Ace 2011 Carbon Tubular – Clincher Wheelset

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New from Shimano under the Dura Ace line is the C35 carbon alloy clincher wheelset for 2011. You may have spotted the wheelsets on various professional cyclists bikes, and recently was given a passing grade for quality control testing, and can be purchased soon.

The Shimano Dura Ace 2011 Carbon Tubular Clincher C35 Wheelset are lighter than the C50 by 75 grams, but still feature the aerodynamics of its counterpart plus are said to be faster. Quality is present due to high modulus carbon construction and assembled by hand in the Shimano factory. Shimano also took it a step further by giving each wheelset a control number so you can track it back to the builder. Release date is slated for December 2010, with the C35 Tubular retailing at $2499.99, and the C35 Clincher at $1999.99.

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Final Tour de France for Lance Armstrong

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Lance Armstrong was quite busy today, not only with his training but on various social networks. Sadly Armstrong announced that the 2010 Tour de France will be his last! We all know that all good things come to a end, but hearing Lance Armstrong retiring from the Tour after 2010 is still somewhat of a jaw dropper. Lance wrote the following on his Facebook, “And yes, this will be my final Tour de France. It’s been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks.”

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Snoop Dogg Wishes Lance Armstrong Good Luck

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Big Snoop Dogg is seen in this video wishing Lance Armstrong good luck in the upcoming Tour de France. First, Snoop Dogg asks Lance to borrow his bike so he can ride down the street and do a few tricks, and shortly after requests his “suit” aka “speedo suit”. Check out the video.

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Wild Tire Range from Michelin

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wild tire range from michelin 300x56   Wild Tire Range from MichelinMichelin’s latest Wild Tire Range consists of a variety of tires, each featuring its own tread patterns for hardpack, intermediate and extreme riding. However, each range carries different widths, casing and compounds. You can choose from 26 tires in the line-up.

The WildRock’R range is for extreme terrain. The tires featured under this group have circumferential grooves for precision steering. It has huge tread blocks to keep you from feeling the punishing force of a rocky terrain. It also has aggressive shoulder blocks to make climbing out of tight spots easy for you to do.

The WildRun’R range is for road training purposes. It promises a smooth ride with 1.40 size and larger air volume. If you’re more concerned on weight, the 1.10 Advanced Light is ideal since it also has reinforced density to withstand punctures as you train.

The WildRace’R range is for smooth terrain or hardpack. The tread blocks are…

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Elite Nature Bottle Super Corsa

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elite nature bottle super corsa 300x300   Elite Nature Bottle Super CorsaElite introduces a fully biodegradable water bottle that can decompose within a year when left in the compost pit or dump. The Nature Bottle is an earth-friendly accessory for the green cyclist. This is due to the bottle’s composition, which is food-grade polyethylene and thermoplastic rubber.

The materials are all recyclable. Should you dispose of the bottle accidentally, the microorganisms present in its surroundings will attack the bottle’s polymer chain and in the process, it will give off water and carbon dioxide.

In normal use, the bottle is functional as it is environmental-friendly. Cervelo team riders used the Nature Bottle at the Giro d’Itala 2010. It is BPA (Bisphenol A) free and comes in 500ml and 750ml sizes. For the 750ml Elite Nature Bottle Super Corsa, it costs only $8.97….

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