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2011 Blue Triad EX

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2011 blue triad ex   2011 Blue Triad EX

The 2011 Triad Ex is one of Blue Competition Cycles’ offerings for traithlon, together with the Triad SP and SL. The EX has a frame made from Aerus Conquest T800 and T1000 high modulus carbon fiber matched with Aerus Conquest C4TT aero fork. With a 76° and 80° Aerus Conquest 2 position seatpost, you can ride quite steep with the Triad EX. It also features an integrated 1″ Cane Creek S2.

The 2011 Blue Triad EX also features internal cable routing, alloy housing stops and a curved chainstay in the Power-Arc design with Tektro R725 brakes. It uses a BB30 bottom bracket shell. There are four kits for the Triad EX namely the SRAM Red ($6700), Shimano Dura Ace ($6800) and Ultegra ($4500).

The Triad EX comes in fice sizes of XS, S, M, ML and L. MSRP is $2500.

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2011 Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ultegra

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One of the awaited triathlon bikes for 2011, the Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ultegra does not fail to impress. It takes pride by using Quintana Roo’s SHIFT, 18mm offset downtube that redirects the airflow away from the drive side.

The CD0.1 Ultegra uses a high-modulus carbon fiber construction, Dura Ace/Ultegra components and BB30 technology. More features include ISM Adamo saddle, Shimano RS-30 wheels and Vision Trimax Alloy TT crankset.

Available in 4 sizes, the CD0.1 Ultegra uses TRP brakes, Tektro levers and is currently available as a complete bike only. With a new shatter design and distressed look, MSRP for the 2011 Quintana Roo CD0.1 Ultegra is $3100.

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Blue Triad SP Triathlon Bike

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Blue Competition Cycles designed a triathlon bike for triathletes who prefer a different riding position other than that of a low and aggressive one, common on bars with arm rests. The Blue Triad SP is that triathlon bike that allows you to still go fast even with a tall front end to achieve a higher rise on the bars. It remains stiff, stable and comfortable, which makes it a reliable choice for some.

The Triad SP is spec’d with quality parts and components but keeps in check the price tag to remain under $3000. It has a frame out of Aerus Conquest T700 high-modulus carbon fiber with an aero fork and alloy steerer. It features a 2 position seatpost, 76 and 80 degrees.

Blue mixed in SRAM rear derailleur and shifters together with a Shimano cassette and chain. The Triad SP also uses FSA crankset and a front derailleur. Integrated headset,…

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2011 Cervelo P3 Ultegra

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Touted to be the most copied bike in triathlon/time trial history, the Cervelo P3 Ultegra features aerodynamic specs with a Shimano Ultegra chain, cassette, and front and rear derailleur. Taking the lead from Cervelo’s P2, the P3 Ultegra has the 3T Funda Pro aero fork with a curved seattube. The seattube now encompasses most of the rearwheel for better aerodynamics. The P3 also features a monostay design, allowing the seatstay to blend in with the main tube.

The Vision stem, base bar, clip on and brake levers are made from sturdy, lightweight aluminum. It uses Dura Ace shifters with FSA Gossamer Pro for front and rear brake calipers. As for the crankset, the P3 plays host to FSA Gossamer MegaExo. The P3 is 150g lighter than the P2, too.

Internal CableStop or ICS is another feature on the P3, which simply means how internal cable routing can decrease air drag as…

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Mavic Tri Helium Shoe

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The Tri Helium Shoe from Mavic is an asset for speedy transitions and pedal power in triathlons. With proven race technologies applied on the triathlon shoe, Mavic retails it for $350.

For a combination of stiffness and comfort, the Tri Helium shoe has a carbon SL outsole. This also means that it is super light with a weight of 240g. It comes with Ergo Fit SL, a preshaped composite insole with Agion anti-bacterial treatment.

The triathlon shoe has stitched seams for a pressure-free hold on your foot via the Ergo Lite upper. It also features Ergo Lite Toe Cap for toe protection and a customized strap system.

The Tri Helium optimizes transition time with its patented easy-on strap made up of one large velcro closure. It uses an advanced and more lighter Ergo Strap SL to keep your foot secure. There’s also a 3D carbon heel counter technology called the Ergo…

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Louis Garneau Gennix T1 Pro Bike

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Louis Garneau tested the Gennix T1 Pro Bike numerous times to make it aerodynamically one of the fastest bike on the market. Sporting the Fluid Flow tubing profile to tackle crosswinds well, it used Exo-Nerv NVM construction to make it light and durable.

For more stiffness, Louis Garneau used ultra-high modulus carbon and Nano bonding. For maximizing power transfer, there’s an oversized Press-fit bottom bracket that permits better air flow around it.

TT Geometry is applied for the Gennix T1 Pro with a multi-position seat post and total integration of all cables and parts, making it extra smooth looking. It has an internal cable routing system, a wide fork and monocoque construction for less turbulence, better rigidity and steering.

Compliant with UCI standards, the Gennix T1 Pro bike has a Vision Vector base bar, clip-on, TRP brakeset and Shimano Dura-Ace 10speed drivetrain.

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2011 Fuji D6 3.0 Triathlon

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Fuji now offers their new triathlon bike, the 2011 D6 3.0 model , which comes in colors Carbon or Fuji Red and is available in 7 sizes. A Fuji Carbon aero multi-positioning seat post gives you the speed needed with the help of an Oval ST-500 that also provide a three-position saddle.

The 2011 Fuji D-6 3.0 has an integrated road head set and stem part along with its handlebars and grips.

With its double water bottle mounts, internal cable routing, an extended seat tube, cupped head tube comes the High Modulus C-7 carbon main frame. Present is the Fuji Carbon aero monocoque fork with a 1 1/8” steerer plus internal routing.

Fuji 2011 D-6 3.0 triathlon bike retails for $4099 complete.

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