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Orbea 2011 Onix TLT, T105

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Orbea opens its doors to a whole new series of road bikes. This coming 2011, Orbea will release the Onix TLT and Onix T105 models. Both bikes use Orbea’s carbon bronze and stops/cable guides all in 7000 aluminum materials. The two carry the same frame, integrated 1 1/8” headset, Orbea carbon seat post and a Selle Italia SL flow saddle.

Onix TLT has an Orbea Orca fork, Orbea carbon ALU stem, and Orbea Wing ALU handlebars. It uses Shimano Ultegra products, Vittoria Rubino 700×23 tires or Mavic Aksium Black. Orbea’s Onix TLT is available in White-Red or Carbon-White with a retail price of $2,099.

The second model for 2011 is the Onix T105. It features Shimano 105 products (including Shimano WH-R500 Black wheelset) with Vittoria Zafiro 700×23 tires, Orbea AC for the fork and Orbea ALU Pro for its stem and handlebars. Onix T105 comes in White-Blue or White-Silver colors with…

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2011 Dahon Vector X10, X20, X27h Folding Bikes

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Known for its wide range of folding bikes, Dahon launches its latest product line for 2011, which mainly features folding bikes. Here are the 2011 Dahon Vector X10, X20 and X27h.

The Dahon 2011 Vector bikes have a patented hydroformed frame that offers torsional stiffness and a stylish look. Dahon stated that its Vector line up for 2011 is the most flexible folding bikes they’ve ever designed.

Vector X10 is a 10-speed bike that uses a custom 55T FSA crankset, coming in at a light weight of 17lbs (7.8kg). X10′s wheelset is composed of Rocket-fast Kinetix Pro and custom Schwalbe Durano tires.

Vector X20 features its 20-speed SRAM Red drivetrain, Kinetix Pro wheelset and SRAM DoubleTap shifters, which provide a smoother shifting experience. Vector X20 weighs in at 20.2lbs (9.2kg).

And last but not the least, the Vector X27h is a revamp of Dahon’s Speed Pro TT, but this time it uses…

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Look x Lacoste 2011 Bike

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look lacoste 2011 bike   Look x Lacoste 2011 Bike

Fashion brands and cycling at times work together with each other. While sneaker and lifestyle brand Puma is making the most noise (negative and positive), Lacoste will step up with its first bike.

Lacoste and Look have came together for this collaboration, using an urban city bike as their silhouette.

Brooks supplied the seat, while a Lacoste pouch is secured to the seatpost and saddle. Expected release is Spring 2011.

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Nike Livestrong Spring 2011 Shoes

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Lance Armstrong and Nike have showcased the Spring 2011 Livestrong shoe collection. Giving us an early look, Nike and Livestrong decided to use a video instead of traditional images.

The Nike Livestrong Spring 2011 sneaker collection has a lot to offer runners and cross training enthusiasts. Mostly men models, a small presence of womens sneakers are available.

For men we have the Nike Air Max+ LAF, Lunarhaze+ LAF, Lunarfly+ 2 (two colors available; yellow/black-white and blue/grey-yellow), and Trainer 1.2 Low LAF. Women releases are the Air Max+ LAF, Air Lunarhaze+, Air Lunarhaze+ 2 LAF (two colors available; black/silver yellow and green/silver-yellow), and the Free Hypertr II LAF.

Specific release dates and retail prices will be announced soon.

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2011 Lapierre Sensium 400 CP

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For those riders who prefer a combination of great performance and a more comfortable ride, then watch out for Lapierre’s 2011 model Sensium 400 CP.

Aside from specializing in its Carbon HM Monocoque frame, the Sensium 400 CP also uses an SRAM GXP bottom bracket, which provides better adjustment to prevent tension with the bike’s chain. To lessen times of vibration, an elastomeric connector at the top of the seat stays was used.

From the front, rear derailleurs to the brakes and shifters, SRAM Force was employed, resulting in its excellent transmission and shifting. Lapierre Sensium 400 CP comes in 5 sizes and 4 versions in 2011.

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Bianchi 2011 Puch Green Bike Successful at EICMA Show

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The 2011 Bianchi Puch Green bike made an appearance at the 2010 EICMA; the EICMA is an event held in Milan from November 2nd through the 7th.

The pedal assisted Bianchi Puch Green hybrid was located at “Green Planet”, a special area for hybrid and electric vehicles. What many were most impressed with was the Panasonic motor engine, which powered the Bianchi Puch, and its creative design.

In total, 968 visitors came by the booth and tested the Puch Green Bike. Distribution is said to be in the 5,000 range for the Italian market in the next six months….

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2011 Felt Slant Cruiser – Commuter

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Felt’s Slant is back for 2011, but for those who have not heard of the bike, Felt made the Slant a cross between a cruiser and commuter bike.

The 2011 Felt Slant is pretty much all black with a Cantilever Steel Frame, but has white and orange graphics on the head tube and chain guard. The graphic reads “Slant Felt Bicycles Southern California”. Thick tires and upright handlebars add for a comfortable and smooth ride.

For daily commutes and cruises, the Felt 2011 Slant is solid. Plus if your looking for a simple bike, the Slant succeeds in that field. MSRP is $299.

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