Bike Reviews

2011 Citec 3000 S Aero Wheelset

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2011 citec 3000 s aero wheelset   2011 Citec 3000 S Aero Wheelset

Citec, a German company, offers a less mainstream choice this 2011 in the wheelset category with the new 3000 S Aero. As compared to other wheels of similar price, the weight of the 3000 S Aero is reasonable with the front weighing 700g and the rear 890g. With 14 at the front and 16 at the rear, the spokes are bladed and straight-pull all over.

Very impressive, the well-made hubs run slick on the road with oozing quality. With a slight flex evident, the wheels can quick rise to speed and perfectly perform. The rims that are only 27mm deep make the wheels less vulnerable to side winds.

Not only is the 2011 Citec 3000 S Aero Wheelset aesthetically nice. It is designed with excellent construction quality as well. Indeed, the 3000 S Aero wheels are a great choice for racers or sport riders who want to stand out…

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2011 Airace Dual Jet TS Mini Pump

2011 airace dual jet ts mini pump   2011 Airace Dual Jet TS Mini Pump

Airace created a mini pump called Dual Jet TS, which looks conventional but actually has something more concealed. In the handle, there is a sealed off Schraeder valve adapter and flexy hose for the shock or fork. The barrel and lever of the mini pump are aluminum.

While they are well finished with rubber tips and valve covers, both the anodized alloy barrel and handle will not seal out dust, dirt, and water. Since there is no pressure gauge, setting shock pressure needs to be done through sag and feel. This is not only easy to do but also very effective.

The dual function of the 2011 Airace Dual Jet TS Mini Pump are for tire and shock inflating. For shocks, the maximum pressure will reach 300psi and 80psi for tires. The mini pump features an extractable hose and non-scratch rubber sealed head for shock and is reversible for a…

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2011 Keen Austin Pedal Bike Shoes

2011 keen austin pedal bike shoes   2011 Keen Austin Pedal Bike Shoes

For riders looking for a pair of mountain bike shoes that does not really look like one, the 2011 Keen Austin Pedal Bike Shoes are the perfect item. Combining bike shoe functionality and traditional Oxford styling, the shoes feature a thermoplastic urethane cleat tap and a 3/4-length SPD-compatible plates.

To enhance comfort and moisture control, elastic leather-lined heel pockets and Cambrelle lining in the forefoot are added. Cushioning, rebound and arch support are sufficient, thanks to the custom shaped removable metatomical EVA footbeds.

While they are water and stain resistant, the full-grain leather uppers are made flexible so the mountain bike shoes fit comfortably. Hip styling is added to the 2011 Keen Austin Pedal Bike Shoes by the matching leather accents and contrast stitching around the ankle and eyelets.

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2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket

2011 montane featherlite velo h2o jacket   2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket

Montane balances breathability and waterproofness with its bike-specific jacket released this 2011 called the Featherlite Velo H2O. Ideal for performance road cycling, the lightweight and thin Freeflow H2O fabric makes the jacket sufficiently breathable and waterproof at the same time.

Perfect tight fit is offered by the jacket’s short front and long back. The arms are made very long to cover the wrists even when stretched out during rainy rides. The jacket has no hood and pockets, which allows it to pack down small and easy to stash in the jersey back pocket.

Fully showerproof, the 2011 Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket keeps the rider’s inner clothing dry even under heavy rains. This makes it one of the most breathable cycling jackets available today and so far the only performance road cycling garment that perfectly balances breathability and waterproofing.

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2011 Velocite SCS Saddle

2011 velocite scs saddle   2011 Velocite SCS Saddle

Velocite has released a full carbon saddle called SCS, which stands for Soft Carbon Shell this 2011. By using patented soft carbon fiber layup, the saddle becomes softer than usual carbon fiber products. Weighing in at 113g, Velocite SCS is made lightweight with only minimal compromise to comfort.

More riders are accommodated by the deformable shell in greater comfort than by other naked carbon shell saddles. A perineal cutout adds extra usability and comfort by aiding circulation and increasing ventilation. This makes the saddle for female riders, too.

Along with the soft carbon fiber monocoque shell construction of the 2011 Velocite SCS Saddle are oval carbon rails. Hung on the leaf spring at the rear, the carbon rails provides even more comfort to the saddle as compared to numerous standard padded saddles.

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2012 Cannondale Ryker Mountain Biking Helmet

2012 cannondale ryker mountain biking helmet   2012 Cannondale Ryker Mountain Biking Helmet

For 2012, Cannondale has released a mountain bike helmet called Ryker. Like its typical approach, Cannondale designed the Ryker to offer first-rate comfort, function, form, safety and overall usage. In key impact zones, support and strength are added by the exoskeleton reinforcements.

Embedded chassis tackles impacts while occipital fit system with micro adjust dial allows for an easy and perfect fit. To disperse and redirect impact, the helmet features a dual density foam. Extra safety and protection is provided by the cone-shaped foam that functions as crumple zones.

With the moisture and odor resistant rubber pad in the back, large vents make the helmet more breathable. Weighing about 250g, the 2012 Cannondale Ryker Mountain Biking Helmet is for riders who demand comfort and safety when mountain biking. The helmet is available in five color options.

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2011 Hope Defcon DH Short

2011 hope defcon dh short1   2011 Hope Defcon DH Short

New this 2011 is the Hope Apparel range, which is a product of two UK companies’ collaboration. In cooperation with Endura, the Hope design team and riders came up with excellent cycling garments that include the Hope Defcon DH Shorts.

Designed with serious riders in mind, the cycling shorts are ideal for professional and amateur riders alike. Aside from the combined knit fabric and durable stretch, the bike short guarantees better articulation thanks to its nice rib fabric at the crotch and rear rib fabric lumber stretch.

A well-thought-out nbso bike short, the 2011 Hope Defcon DH Shorts are a must-have garment for serious riders. Extra comfort and durability are guaranteed by its amazing features, which include deep front pockets, waist adjusters, zip and popper fastening at front fly, and sublimation printed panels.

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