Bike Reviews

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

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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Cinelli x Mash SF 2010 Fixed Gear

Cinelli x Mash SF 2010   Cinelli x Mash SF 2010 Fixed Gear

Mash, a group of riders, photographers, designers, and messengers from the West Coast, became cult-famous after the release of their film MASH. Teaming up with Cinelli, Mash has created the Cinelli x Mash SF 2010 Fixed Gear. This bike is built for speed, with a stiff, reactive frame made with Columbus Altec triple butted tubes. The geometry is quite aggressive, with a negative front slope from 2.5″ to 4.5″. The Cinelli x Mash SF 2010 Fixed Gear features CNC machined aluminum dropouts. The artwork was designed by Benny Gold, a renowned surf and skateboard designer. The Cinelli x Mash SF 2010 Fixed Gear has been drilled for a front brake, but it comes plugged and painted. It comes in sizes 50, 53, 55, and 58cm.

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Colnago Master 55th Anniversary Road Bike

colnago master 55th anniversary road bike   Colnago Master 55th Anniversary Road Bike

In celebration of their 55th anniversary comes Colnago’s limited addition Colnago Master 55 road bike. The Master frame, a frame that is noted for winning most of the world’s prominent bicycle races, will feature gold seat stays, chain stays, and head tube lugs. The gold in color graphics, which beautifully accents the black bike, are made up of real gold chroming. The same is true for everything else that appears to be gold on Colnago’s limited addition road bike. The Master 55th Anniversary road bike will come equipped with Ernesto Colnago’s famous Precisa steel fork, providing a smooth responsive ride. Only ninety nine bikes will be made for world wide distribution. MSRP: $11,699.

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Fuji D-6 2010 Triathlon Bike

fuji d 6 2010 triathlon bike2   Fuji D 6 2010 Triathlon Bike

The Fuji D-6 2010 Triathlon Bike, unveiled at Interbike 2009, features a nice frame geometry, and is made fully of carbon. The bike is light in weight, featuring the new SRAM XX component group. The release date for the Fuji D-6 2010 Triathlon Bike is unknown as of yet, check back in about a week for a for sure date, as well as pricing info.

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