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2011 Bianchi Brown Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey and Shorts


2011 bianchi brown short sleeve cycling jersey and shorts   2011 Bianchi Brown Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey and Shorts

This 2011, Bianchi offers a brown short sleeve cycling jersey and shorts that are constructed from 90% polyester and 10% lycra. These top quality materials gave the cycling garments a net weight of 0.5kg. Such features guarantee comfort during any weather.

Versatility is one of the main features of this short sleeve cycling jersey and shorts. The garments can keep the rider dry and cool in hot condition. On the other hand, the cycling garments can still keep the riders warm in cold condition as effectively.

With optimal comfort, weight and versatility, the 2011 Bianchi Brown Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey and Shorts are one of the favorite cycling garments out there. Thanks to the Coolmax quick-dry function that prevents the fabric from sticking to the skin even when the rider gets sweaty.

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2011 Giro Prolight SLX Ultralight Shoes

2011 giro prolight slx ultra light shoes   2011 Giro Prolight SLX Ultralight Shoes

New this 2011 is the Giro Prolight SLX Ultralight Shoes. Compared to most standard shoes, these road cycling shoes give a significant weight savings. Its 6.5mm high-modulus Easton® EC90 SLX outsole maximizes power transfer.

According to Giro, the Prolight SLX is a lightweight shoe that redefines fit, feel and power-to-weight performance. Along with an ultralight EVA footbed, added to the shoes are a SuperNatural Fit Kit footbed with adjustable arch support.

Such a design allows the riders to customize the fit. For optimal comfort, the 2011 Giro Prolight SLX Ultralight Shoes feature a first-rate Teijin microfiber upper that shapes to the rider’s foot like a second skin.

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Saxo Bank- Sunguard Officially Announces 2011 Giro d’Itallia Team with Alberto Contador

saxo bank sunguard officially announces 2011 giro ditallia team with alberto contador   Saxo Bank  Sunguard Officially Announces 2011 Giro dItallia Team with Alberto Contador

Saxo Bank and Sunguard have officially announced the new team, which is expected to help Alberto Contador reach for the gold on the 7th of May for the 2011 Giro d’Italia.

A three time winner of the Tour de France, Contador will be backed by racers from six different countries with the exception of Richie Porte, who will not be racing under the team’s name this year.

The 2011 Giro d’Italia team will consists of Laurent Didier, Ukrainian Volodymir Gustov, Kasper Klostergaard and Michael Morkov from Denmark, Italian Matteo Tosatto and Spain’s Daniel Navarro, Jesus Hernandez and of course Alberto Contador…

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2012 Norco Threshold Cyclocross Bike

2012 norco threshold cyclocross bike   2012 Norco Threshold Cyclocross Bike

For 2012, Norco is launching Threshold, the company’s first all carbon cyclocross bike. As a lightweight, strong and responsive cyclocross race bike, the Threshold is made to tackle mud and grass, and help racers achieve winning performance.

Made with versatile function, the Threshold has a 1320g frame that is highly technical. The frame is packed with a lot of great features, such as water bottle mounts, fender mounts, and replaceable dropouts both for single speed and geared drive trains.

While the 2012 Norco Threshold Cyclocross Bike is perfect for year-round-commuting and winter training, this machine is also ideal for weekend race series. Other features include high modulus carbon fiber, internal cable routing, and a tapered head tube….

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FSA 386 Evo Bottom Brackets

fsa 386 evo bottom brackets   FSA 386 Evo Bottom Brackets

The future of high end frames and drivetrain component designs are being ushered in by FSA with the help of the new FSA 386 Evo bottom brackets.

What’s great about the new BB 386 EVO system is that it works well with the majority of the current bottom bracket standards, including the standard 68mm wide BBs for road bikes as well as a BB30 or a PF30 bottom bracket or even as a Bright system or a BB86.

As for the 386 EVo, this system is press fit and will sport an 86.5mm bottom bracket shell width, making the frame’s width wider and makes the axle as long as the external system with a total diameter of 30mm, similar to that of the BB30 system.

It is also because of this 30mm axle diameter that the bottom bracket system gets a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio. For increased stiffness and stability, the EVO’s bearings…

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2011 SRAM/Truvativ X0 MRP Chainguide

2011 sramtruvativ x0 mrp chainguide   2011 SRAM/Truvativ X0 MRP Chainguide

SRAM and Truvativ have officially joined forces to create a new set of chain guides called the 2011 SRAM/Truvavtiv XO MRP Chainguide.

This first generation chain guide will boast of a DH-style type SRAM XO guide as well as a skidplate design with a lightweight aluminum backplate as well as lower and upper chain guides, which also includes a sealed bearing pulley to provide full chain retention.

With the help of an adjustable pulley, riders can also set these chain guides into either a 32-36T or 36-40T setting.

These chain guides are also available in various mounting standards, including BB-Mount, ISCG or ISCG 05. No price has been announced as of the moment but we’ll keep you posted as soon as more details become available….

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2011 Brodie Gearbox DH

2011 brodie gearbox dh   2011 Brodie Gearbox DH

Released by Brodie Bikes for 2011 is the prototype gearbox DH bike that is based around the SR Suntour V-Boxx. The prototype Downhill SR Suntour Internal Gear V-Boxx will be tested in partnership with Whistler Mountain Bike.

Chris of Whistler Mountain Bike will be riding the green machine throughout the Spring in the Whistler Bike Park. The Gearbox bikes are especially designed to get rid of the troubles that are commonly related with a derailleur based system.

A considerable amount of weight is added to the 2011 Brodie Gearbox DH. On the other hand, the mass is focused on the center of the bike and down low, which results to an extremely firm and balanced feel. The exquisite paint job is by Qualitek Collision of Vancouver.

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