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Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike

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specialized enduro sl   Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike

The Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike features the new X-Wing FACT IS carbon frame, which is 27% stiffer than the previous version. It is also almost a pound lighter, featuring 160mm of travel both front and rear, with a removable ISCG mount. To increase stiffness, the Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike sports beefy chainstays and dropouts. The FOX RP23 rear shock, made specifically for the Enduro, features 3-position ProPedal adjustment. The Future Shock E160TA fork, designed by Specialized, features 135-160mm of adjustable travel, so you can get it just the way you want it. Another interesting feature of the Specialized Enduro SL 2010 Mountain Bike is its remote-adjust command post, by Specialized, which automatically switches between three different saddle height positions just by clicking a handlebar-mounted lever; the three positions are Power position for climbs, Cruiser position for undulating terrain, and…

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Orbea Orca 2010 Road Bike

orbea orca   Orbea Orca 2010 Road Bike

The Orbea Orca Road Bike 2010 is the official bike of the world-class Euskaltel-Euskadi professional cycling team. It has taken the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Road Race, under Spanish National Team Member Samuel Sanchez. The 2010 Orbea Orca utilizes the revolutionary Size Specific Nerve (SSN) technology paired with refined carbon lay-up, along with a brand new aesthetic. It also features 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ tapered head tube and fork, with an oversized BB30 bottom bracket shell….

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Globe Roll Fixed Gear

Globe Roll 2   Globe Roll Fixed Gear

Specialized’s new brand of fixed gear bikes, Globe, is very new to the scene. Featured here is the Roll, which sports a Chromoly frame and fork, with clean design lines. It features straight, steel handlebars, connecting to a steel stem. This particular model, the Roll 2, comes in either Fjord Blue or Humbolt Green. The Roll 2 also features 700c super deep V rims with Specialized Mondo Sport tires. The flip-flop hub allows you to switch back and forth from freewheel to fixed wheel at your leisure. Brakes also come standard with the Roll. Another unique feature of this bike is the headbadge, which doubles as a frame so you can put any picture you like there to brand your bike as your own.

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Cinelli Mystic Rats Bootleg

Cinelli Mystic Rats Bootleg   Cinelli Mystic Rats Bootleg

The Cinelli Mystic Rats, from Cinelli’s Bootleg series, is now available in the United States. It is made with Columbus custom aluminum tubing with a Columbus carbon fork. The Cinelli Mystic Rats Bootleg comes with brakes, but with its flip-flop hub, you can go full on fixie. A Cinelli Unicanitor Bianca saddle sits on a 27.2mm Mystic Bianca seatpost. The Cinelli Mystic Rats Bootleg comes equipped with Alex Bianca Ace18 rims, and Vittoria Zafiro Bianca 700×23 tires. The Bright Bianca color way is sure to turn heads.

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Velocity Mountain Bike Rims

velocity mountain bike rims 1   Velocity Mountain Bike Rims

Velocity unveiled some new mountain bike rims at Interbike 2009. They are called the P35, or Pacenti 35, co-designed by Kirk Pacenti. The rims are super wide at 35 mm, which provides stiffness as well as grip in the rough terrain. The P35 was designed for a tubeless tire. The Pacenti 35 comes in black, white, silver, red, and antifreeze green. There is also a faux wood model.

Here are the specs of the P35:

Outside Width: 35mm
Inside Width: 29.5mm
Depth: 22mm

Weight:
29”: 595g
650b: 570g
26”: 535g

Via mtbr.

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Silence-Lotto Rider Thomas Dekker Tests Positive for Drugs

thomas dekker tests positive for drugs   Silence Lotto Rider Thomas Dekker Tests Positive for Drugs

After testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs on December 24th, 2007, Thomas Dekker requested a B test, which also came up positive. Dekker has tested positive for EPO, a banned blood-booster, which led to him not being able to race in this year’s Tour de France. In 2008, he was also not allowed to race in the Tour, and the Rabobank team cited “abnormal blood values” as the reason. Dekker has accepted the test results, and awaits his sanction.

Via VeloNews….

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Bell x Paul Frank Faction and Fraction Helmets

bell paul frank faction fraction helmets 1   Bell x Paul Frank Faction and Fraction Helmets

Bell Sports has recently teamed up with the famous Paul Frank brand for some cool new helmets, the Faction and Fraction. The helmets are universally sized, and feature Paul Frank’s signature, Julius the Monkey. The Faction was originally released to be a dirt jump slash trail helmet, but has gained popularity from riders of all different styles and terrain. The Fraction, a smaller version of the Faction made for kids, was recently released. Both helmets are certified by the CPSC and CE1078 bicycle standards, and the ASTM 1492 skate standard. The helmets feature a durable ABS plastic hard shell, dual density EPS foam, printed interior pads, coordinated strap webbing, and color-matched buckles. The Bell Paul Frank Faction and Fraction both retail for $40.

Via Bike Radar.

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